Archive for October 1st, 2016

MOVIE PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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The independent horror film Night of the Living Dead was directed by George
A.
Romero
and starred  Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea. It was completed on
a $114,000 budget and became a financial success, grossing $12 million
domestically and $18 million internationally. The film has been a cult classic 
ever since. Night of the Living Dead has been selected by the Library of
Congress
for preservation in the National Film Registry, as a film deemed
"culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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George Andrew Romero turned 76 in February.

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JULIE ANDREWS IS 81 TODAY

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Dame Julia Elizabeth
"Julie" Andrews (Wells) 

Julie Andrews gained fame for her beloved musical roles in Mary Poppins and
The Sound of Music, and became a Dame for the performing arts for Queen
Elizabeth II
. She also became the most successful actress in the world after
appearing in Torn Curtain and Thoroughly Modern Millie in the 1960s.

Andrews was a child actress who began singing onstage with her parents in
1945 and who appeared in a stage production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Original run on NBC with Ed McMahon (left) and Johnny Carson
October 1, 1962 – May 22, 1992.

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John William "Johnny" Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

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SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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This Is Your Life is a reality documentary series broadcast on NBC-TV
from 1952 to 1961. It was originally hosted by its creator and producer
Ralph Edwards. In the show, the host would surprise guests and then
proceed to take them through their lives in front of an audience that
included special guest appearances by colleagues, friends and family.

Edwards revived the show in 1971-72, while Joseph Campanella hosted
a version in 1983. Edwards returned for some specials in the late 1980s,
before his death in 2005.

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Ralph Livingstone Edwards
(June 13, 1913 – November 16, 2005)

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