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REMEMBER THIS LONG-RUNNING TV SERIES?

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Dr. Kildare is an NBC medical drama television series which originally ran from September 28, 1961, until August 30, 1966 for a total of 191 episodes over five seasons Produced by MGM Television.

The TV series quickly achieved success and made a star of Richard Chamberlain, who played the title role. Dr. Kildare.

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George Richard Chamberlain will
be 88 years old on March 31st.

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“ONE ADAM TWELVE! ONE ADAM TWELVE!”


Shaaron Claridge (born Shaaron Lee Cooper; later Snead) (October 1, 1938 – September 15, 2021)

Claridge was a second-shift radiotelephone operator or police radio dispatcher at the Van Nuys Division of the Los Angeles Police Department best known for her voice work on the Adam-12 TV
series. Her husband was an
LAPD
motorcycle officer.

Following Milner’s death on September 6, 2015, Claridge broadcast
the "End of Watch" transmission over the LAPD radio recognizing Milner’s performance as Officer Pete Malloy in Adam-12.

Adam 12 Theme Song Intro - YouTube
Kent McCord as Officer James A. Reed, and Martin Milner as Officer Peter J. Malloy. The TV  series ran on NBC from 1968
to 1975 when it was cancelled.                          

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THE MASKED MAN DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1933

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Center: Brace Beemer, an announcer for the program, was
one of several actors to play the masked man on radio; he
took on the role full-time beginning in 1941 and continued through the end of the series’ run. John Todd (left) was
Tonto.

With the stirring notes of the William Tell Overture and a shout of
“Hi-yo, Silver! Away!” The Lone Ranger debuted on Detroit’s WXYZ
radio station.

The creation of station-owner George Trendle and writer Fran
Striker (below), the “masked rider of the plains” became one of
the most popular and enduring western heroes of the 20th century. Joined by his
trusty steed, Silver, and Native American scout,
Tonto, the Lone Ranger battled western outlaws and Native
Americans.
 


Fran Striker

Striker also created The Green Hornet
and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon.

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Actor/Announcer Brace Beemer
(December 9, 1902 – March 1, 1965)

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A MARTIAN INVATION ON THIS DAY IN 1938 ?

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

“The War of the Worlds”, Orson Welles’s realistic radio drama
of a Martian invasion of Earth, was originally broadcast live on
the CBS network, Sunday evening, October 30, 1938.

 

Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company
decided to update H.G. Wells’ 19th-century science fiction novel
The War of the Worlds for national radio. Despite his age, Welles
had been in radio for several years, most notably as the voice of
“The Shadow” in the hit mystery program of the same name. “War
of the Worlds” was not planned as a radio hoax, and Welles had
little idea of how legendary it would eventually become.

 

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Orson Welles as he was interviewed after the “War of the Worlds” broadcast in 1938. (Daily News)

 

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REMEMBER PERRY MASON COMIC BOOKS?

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