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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

Mugshot of Patty Hearst upon her arrest in San Francisco on September 18, 1975.

Patty Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison. President
Jimmy Carter commuted Hearst’s sentence to time served in
February 1979. Hearst gained her release from prison after just
twenty-two months. On January 20, 2001, the last full day of his presidency, Bill Clinton granted Patricia Campbell Hearst a full
pardon.

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Patricia Campbell Hearst (born February 20, 1954)

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IT WAS TIME FOR BEANY BACK IN MY DAY!

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Time For Beany is a children’s television series, with puppets for characters,
which was broadcast locally in Los Angeles starting on February 28, 1949
and nationally (by
kinescope) by the improvised Paramount Television
Network
from 1950 to 1955. It was created by animator Bob Clampett,
who later reused its main characters for the animated series Beany and
Cecil
. The show won three
Primetime Emmy Awards for best children’s
show.

The Butter Rum Cartoon: TIME FOR BEANY AND CECIL

Stan Freberg talks about Bob Clampett's "Time for Beany" on the ...
Voice artist Stan Freberg was one of the puppeteer’s on the show.

Time for Beany (1949-1954)


Pictured from left: Daws Butler and Stan Freburg behind the wall.

Newspaper ad for personal appearance of Stan Freberg, 1951.  Freberg was the voice of Cecil The Seasick Serpent on the show "Time For Beany".

Acclaimed satirist Stan Freberg dies at 88
Stan Freberg (Stanley Friberg) (August 7, 1926 – April 7, 2015)

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LEGENDARY PUPPETEER HAS DIED AT 85

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Caroll Edwin Spinney (December 26, 1933 – December 8, 2019)

(FoxNews) – Caroll Spinney, the man behind the popular "Sesame Street" characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, died Sunday at his home in
Connecticut after living with dystonia for some time. Spinney was also
a cartoonist, author and speaker. The news came in a
press release
from Sesame Workshop.

Caroll Spinney with Jim Henson and Oscar the Grouch.
Caroll Spinney (L) pictured on set with Jim Henson during the
early days of “Sesame Street”. 

Caroll Spinney

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also
appeared in 1938 in plays performed in
White Plains, New
York
, with Joan Tompkins. He made his Hollywood debut
in 1935, and his career grew after his
Academy Award
nominated performance as
Tom Joad in The Grapes of
Wrath
, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck‘s novel
about an Oklahoma family who moved west during the
Dust Bowl
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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1968, "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS-TV.

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Harry Reasoner (left) and Mike Wallace co-host the first broadcast.

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On this day in 1956, The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field (above).

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Ebbets Field – last game between Brooklyn Dodgers & Giants – Willie Mays is shown coming to bat. The Dodgers won.

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