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TV SHOW RERUNS ARE JUST AS FUNNY NOW

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The Carol Burnett Show is a variety/sketch comedy television
show starring
Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence,
and
Lyle Waggoner. In 1975, frequent guest star Tim Conway
became a regular after Waggoner left the series.

The show originally ran on CBS-TV from September 11, 1967,
to March 29, 1978, for 279 episodes, and with nine episodes
in the fall of 1991. 
 
The series won 25 primetime Emmy Awards. In 2013, TV Guide
ranked The Carol Burnett Show number 17 on its list of the 60
Greatest Shows of All Time, and in 2007 it was included on the
list of Time‘s 100 Best TV Shows of All Time.

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                             How Carol Burnett Does Her Legendary ‘Tarzan’ Yell

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Carol will be 88 April 26.

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THIS IS MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MOVIE

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A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film
directed by
Bob Clark and based on Jean Shepherd‘s semi-
fictional anecdotes in his 1966 book In God We Trust: All
Others Pay Cash
, with some elements from his 1971 book
Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories and Other
Disasters
. It stars
Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, and
Peter Billingsley and is a seasonal classic in North
America.

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TELEVISION ICON HAS DIED AT 98

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Comedian and actor Carl Reiner has died aged 98
Carl Reiner (March 20, 1922 – June 29, 2020)

Comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, and publisher Carl Reiner’s career
spanned seven decades. During the early years of television comedy from
1950 to 1957, he co-wrote and acted on Caesar’s Hour and Your Show of
Shows
, starring
Sid Caesar. In the 1960s, Reiner was best known as the
creator, producer, writer, and actor on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

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Carl Reiner talks Dick Van Dyke Show Mel Brooks and Trump tweets

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1889

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin
(April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977) December 1977)

On April 16, 1889, future Hollywood legend Charlie Chaplin
was born Charles Spencer Chaplin in London, England.

Chaplin, one of the most financially successful stars of
early Hollywood, was introduced to the stage when he
was five. The son of London music hall entertainers,
young Chaplin was watching a show starring his mother
when her voice cracked. He was quickly shuffled onto the
stage to finish the act.

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Chaplin as The Little Tramp.

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FORMER TV STAR DIED TODAY AT AGE 84

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Lyle Wesley Waggoner[ ( April 13, 1935 — March 17, 2020)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lyle Waggoner, who used his good looks
to comic effect on "The Carol Burnett Show," partnered with a
superhero on "Wonder Woman" and was the first centerfold for
Playgirl magazine died Tuesday.

According to a family statement, Waggoner, who was battling
cancer,
died peacefully Tuesday at his Los Angeles-area home
with his wife
of 60 years, Sharon, at his side. 

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The Carol Burnett Show cast members from left: Tim
Conway, Harvey Korman, Carol Burnett, Lyle Waggoner, 
and Vicki  Lawrence.

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Lyle Waggoner with  Lynda Carter

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From 1975 to 1979 on CBS television.

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