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FIRST ACTOR TO MAKE ANTISMOKING PSA

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Television and movie actor William Talman, best known for playing
Los Angeles District Attorney Hamilton Burger in the CBS television
series Perry Mason (Sept. 21, 1957 – May 22, 1966).

Talman is also known for being the first actor in Hollywood to film an
antismoking public service announcement for the American Cancer
Society
. A lifelong heavy smoker, he was diagnosed with lung cancer,

and knew he was dying when he filmed the commercial.

The short film began with the words: “Before I die, I want to do what I can

to leave a world free of cancer for my six children. Talman requested that
the commercial not be aired until after his death.

 

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William Talman as seen in a 1957 episode of Perry Mason.

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AD CAMPAIGN BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1944

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Smokey Bear is an campaign and advertising icon created by the  
U.S.
Forest Service with artist Albert Staehle (below). In the Wildfire
Prevention Campaign, which is the longest-running public service 
announcement (PSA) campaign in United States history.

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Albert Staehle  (1899 – 1974)

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P.S.A. FOR THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

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James Maitland Stewart  (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997)

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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MR. ED SPEAKS FOR U.S. SAVINGS BONDS

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Bamboo Harvester

Bamboo Harvester (1949-1970) was the name of the Palomino horse that
portrayed Mister Ed on the 1961–1966 CBS comedy series of the same
name.

In 1968, two years after the cancellation of Mister Ed, at the age of 19,
Bamboo began to suffer from a variety of age related ailments, including
kidney problems and arthritis. He was euthanized in 1970.

A second palomino horse, which had posed for still pictures used in press
kits
for the show, survived until 1979. After Bamboo Harvester’s death the
second horse was unofficially known as Mister Ed.

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