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COMEDIAN HAS LOST FIGHT WITH CANCER

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Norman Gene Macdonald (October 17, 1959 – September 14, 2021)

(FOX NEWS) – Fox News has confirmed, Norm Macdonald, known
for his time on “
Saturday Night Live,” has died, He was 61 years
old.

According to Deadline, the comedian had been privately battling
cancer for nine years.

Macdonald’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo
Hoekstra was reportedly at his side when he passed.

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COMIC ACTOR HAS DIED AT 84

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Arthur Metrano (September 22, 1936 – September 8, 2021)

(New York Post) – Art Metrano, a stand-up comedian best known
for playing callous police captain Ernie Mauser in the second
and third "Police Academy" films (below),has passed away.

According to his son,the Brooklyn-born funny man died of
natural causes at his Aventura, Florida home on Wednesday.

In addition to his roles in the 1985 and 1986 installments of the
comedic cop series, Metrano also appeared in the 1982 "
Happy
Days
" spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi" and guest-starred on
"All in the Family," "
Bewitched," "Starsky and Hutch" and
"Mod Squad," among other TV shows.

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THE TRUE STAR OF GREEN ACRES TV SHOW

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Arnold Ziffel (above) was a pig featured in Green Acres, a situation comedy that aired on CBS from 1965 to 1971.


Arnold’s first TV appearance was in the second season of Petticoat Junction (CBS) in the episode "A Matter of Communication".

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Stars Eddie Albert, Eva Gabor and Arnold.

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THE PRODUCTION OF HOGAN’S HEROES

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Hogan’s Heroes is a television sitcom set in a Nazi German
prisoner-of-war (POW) camp during World War II. It ran for
168 episodes (six seasons) from September 17, 1965, to
April 4, 1971, on the
CBS network, the longest broadcast
run for an American television series inspired by that war.

Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, coordinating
an international crew of
Allied prisoners running a special
operations
group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played
Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the gullible commandant of the camp,
and
John Banner played the blundering but lovable sergeant-
of-the-guard, Hans Schultz.

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From  left: Bob Crane and Werner Klemperer

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Leon Askin takes a break.

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Robert Clary (left) and Bob Crane.

HOGAN'S HEROES, Bob Crane with thermos, lunchbox and comic book all product spinoffs from the show, 1965-1971

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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This Day In History - American Bandstand Goes National - The Vista Press The Vista Press
Richard (Dick) Wagstaff Clark
(November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)


“American Bandstand” with host Dick Clark  debuted on this
day in 1957.

 


Taken from “EYES OF A GENERATION…TELEVISION’S LIVING HISTORY

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