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The First Emmy Winners….January 25, 1949 – Eyes Of A Generation…Television's Living History
Stanley Rubin (second from the right) holds his Emmy award
for "The Necklace" at the first Emmy Awards, Los Angeles.

The first Emmy Awards ceremony was held on January 25, 1949
at the Hollywood Athletic Club. The awards recognize excellence
in television (which in the 1940s was a novel medium).

Hollywood’s first television academy had been founded three
years earlier by Sid Cassyd, a former film editor for Frank Capra
who later worked as a grip at Paramount Studios and an
entertainment journalist.

At a time when only about 50,000 American households had TV
sets, Cassyd saw the need for an organization that would foster productive discussion of the fledgling entertainment medium.

The academy’s membership grew quickly, despite the lack of
support from the Hollywood motion-picture establishment,
which perhaps understandably felt threatened by TV and its
potential to keep audiences entertained at home (and away 
from the theaters).

The first Primetime Emmy Awards, Jan. 25, 1949 - Photos - Memorable moments in Emmy Awards ...

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Gail Fisher, the first African American to win an Emmy | Gail fisher, Black actresses, African ...

Gail Fisher (1935 - 2000) She played Peggy on the TV series Mannix | Gail fisher, African ...
Gail Fisher (August 18, 1935 – December 2, 2000)

Fisher was a actress who was one of the first black
women to play substantive roles in American television.

She was best known for playing the role of secretary
Peggy Fair on the television detective series Mannix
from 1968 through 1975, a role for which she won two
Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy Award; Fisher was
the first African-American woman to win those awards     
along with a
NAACP Image Award in 1969.   

Fisher died in Los Angeles in 2000, reportedly from 
kidney failure. She was 65. Twelve hours later, her
brother Clifton died from heart failure.

The six greatest 'Mannix' episodes, according to a superfan
Heroes and Icons | 9 hard-boiled facts about 'Mannix'

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Best NBA Commentators of All Time, Ranked | Stadium Talk
William W. (Bill) Schonely (June 1, 1929 – January 21, 2023) 

Bill Schonely was local sports broadcaster who was the play-
by-play announcer for the
Portland Trail Blazers for almost
three decades, from the team’s launch in 1970 until 1998.

The Trail Blazers organization retired Schonely’s microphone
on November 3, 2003.

In 1999, Schonely was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of
for Broadcasting.

In 2012, Schonely was awarded the Curt Gowdy Media Award
from the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Legendary broadcaster Bill Schonely says farewell to Trail Blazers fans at retirement ceremony ...

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Rare and Adorable Photos of a Young Audrey Hepburn Before She Was Famous ~ Vintage Everyday

Audrey Hepburn -Audrey Kathleen Ruston(1929 –1993) - Celebrities who died young Photo (39666143 ...
Breakfast at tiffany’s (1961)

People seem to only post pictures of a young Audrey Hepburn. - What We Seee
Audrey Hepburn (born Audrey Kathleen Ruston)
4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993)

One of America’s most beloved actresses, Audrey Hepburn,
died in her sleep at home on January 20, 1993, in Lausanne,
Switzerland. The 63-year-old Hepburn had undergone surgery
for colon cancer the previous November.

Recognized as both a film and fashion icon, she was ranked
by the
American Film Institute
as the third-greatest female
screen legend
from the Classical Hollywood cinema and was
inducted into the
International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

Hepburn memorial at her burial site in Europe.
Hepburn’s grave in
Tolochenaz, Switzerland.

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Gina Lollobrigida at 90 on Loren, Castro, singing and sculpture: "I was the number one!"

Gina Lollobrigida – Visits the HFPA Offices in Los Angeles
Luigia "Gina" Lollobrigida (4 July 1927 – 16 January 20230)

ROME (AP) — Italian actor Gina Lollobrigida, who achieved
international film stardom during the 1950s and was dubbed
“the most beautiful woman in the world” after the title of one
her movies, died at a clinic in Rome on Monday. She was 95.

The agent, Paola Comin, didn’t provide details. But Lollobrigida
had surgery in September to repair a thigh bone broken in a fall.

She returned home and said she had quickly resumed walking.

Come September (1961) (With images) | Movie posters

screenshot | Old film posters, Movie posters, Gina lollobrigida

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