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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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THE GREEN MAN IS 69 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Louis Jude Ferrigno Sr.

      

Famous bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno is known for playing The
Incredible Hulk
on the TV series. His other notable films
include Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules (below).        

While in high school, he studied metal working. He became
a bodybuilder champion before pursuing a career in acting.

Due to ear infections suffered soon after birth, Ferrigno lost
75 to 80% of his hearing and has been using hearing aids
since the age of five.

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1989

Amazon.com: Hercules / The Adventures of Hercules (Double Feature): Lou  Ferrigno, Milly Carlucci, Sonia Viviani, William Berger, Carla Ferrigno,  Claudio Cassinelli, Ferdinando Poggi, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Venantino  Venantini, Laura Lenzi, Margit Evelyn
1983

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Original CBS-TV release, November 4, 2977 – May 12, 1982

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FRONTIER TOWN OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1858

Denver's First Store Opens 156 Years Ago Today - Do You Go to Denver to Shop ?

On October 29, 1858, the first store opens in a small frontier town in       
Colorado Territory that a month later will take the name of Denver
in a shameless ploy to curry favor with
Kansas Territorial Governor James W. Denver. The town was a  brainchild of a promoter and real estate salesman from Kansas named William H. Larimer Jr.

Gen William Larimer (1809-1875) - Find A Grave Memorial

William Henry Harrison Larimer (1840-1910) - Find A Grave Memorial

James W. Denver - Wikipedia
James William "Jim" Denver
(October 23, 1817 – August 9, 1892)

  

7 things to do in the Denver area this weekend, Aug. 14-16, 2020

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GIFT WAS DEDICATED ON THIS DAY IN 1886

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The
Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of  France
to the people of the U.S. was dedicated in New York Harbor by then
President Grover Cleveland
.

 

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FAMOUS RESCUE WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1987

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18-month-old Jessica McClure rescued from well on Oct 16 1987

On October 16, 1987, in an event that had viewers
around the world glued to their televisions, 18-
month-old Jessica McClure is rescued after being
trapped for 58 hours in an abandoned water well
she had fallen into in Midland,
Texas.

Today, Jessica (34) lives a quiet life in Midland,
Texas, where people still sometimes call her
“Baby Jessica.” Her husband, Danny and their
two children, Simon, and Sheyenne (below). She
had to undergo 15 surgeries after her rescue.

 

Baby Jessica opens up about her famous 1987 well rescue, her lost £1million trust and her hands-off style of parenting

RetroNewsNow on Twitter: "'Jessica McClure is up. She's alive. What a fighter' — Dan Rather (October 16, 1987) https://t.co/xD4b9LGNPS"

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Today, the well is still there, in the backyard of another Midland
family. But it is safe now, capped and sealed in loving memory
of Jessica.

 

 

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