Archive for December 18th, 2015

TV SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1956


Original release on CBS/NBC:
December 18, 1956 – December 14, 2001

The television panel show To Tell the Truth was created by Bob Stewart
and produced by Goodson-Todman Productions. Bud Collyer was the
show’s host. Recurring panelists by the 1960s included Tom Poston
,
Peggy Cass, Orson Bean, and Kitty Carlisle. Earlier regular panelists
had included Johnny Carson
, Polly Bergen, and Jayne Meadows.


Bud Collyer
(June 18, 1908 – September 8, 1969)

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PAST EVENTS THAT MADE NEWS

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Steven Allan Spielberg is 69 years old today.

Spielberg reportedly charged friends and family to watch the 8mm adventure films
he made growing up. His 1968 short film Amblin’ inspired the name of his future production company Amblin Entertainment.

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CALENDAR GIRL BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1916


Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable (December 18, 1916 – July 2, 1973)

Betty Grable was a WWII pinup girl who became known for having the most
beautiful legs in Hollywood. She appeared in How to Marry a Millionaire in
1953. Grable made her film debut in 1929 at the age of 12 as a chorus girl
in the film Happy Days. Her legs were reported to have been insured for
$1,000,000. Betty Grable married band leader Harry James in 1943.


1952

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