VETERAN ACTOR HAL HOLBROOK IS 86 TODAY

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Hal Holbrook’s acting roles include Abraham Lincoln in the 1976 television series 
Lincoln, Hays Stowe on The Bold Ones:The Senator,NBC, and Capt.Lloyd Bucher  
on Pueblo. He is also known for his role in the 2007 film Into The Wild, for which  
he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and also for an Academy 
Award. He has also done a one man stage show as Mark Twain. He has also
appeared on The Event, a series airing on NBC. Hal is the oldest nominee in  
Academy Award history in the Best Supporting Actor category.

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COMIC STRIP LAUNCHED ON THIS DATE IN 1937

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Prince Valiant in the Days of King Arthur, or simply Prince Valiant, is a 
long-run comic strip created by Hal Foster (Shown below) in 1937. It’s an  
epic adventure that has told a continuous story during its entire history,  
and the full stretch of that story now totals more than 3700 Sunday
strips. Currently, the strip, according to its distributor King Features
Syndicate, appears weekly in more than 300 newspapers including,
The Sunday Oregonian.

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Illustrator Hal Foster, creator of the award-winning Prince Valiant comic

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Among the first Prince Valiant strips in 1937

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SUPERMAN RADIO DEBUT ON THIS DATE IN 1940

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The Adventures of Superman was a long running radio serial adapted from
the DC Comics character that originally aired from 1940 to 1951. It began as
a syndicated show on New York City’s WOR. The Serial went to the Mutual
network from August 31, 1942, to February 4, 1949 as a 15-minute show,
usually running three or five times a week. Superman was picked up by
the ABC radio network in October of 1949, returning to afternoon air
time twice a week until March 1, 1951. Bud Collyer played the title
role with Joan Alexander playing Lois Lane, both pictured below.

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Bud Collyer played Superman/Clark Kent 

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Joan Alexander was Lois Lane

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That well known signature opening of Superman, one
of the most famous in radio history, was delivered by
Jackson Beck (above), the announcer-narrator of the
show from 1943 to 1950.
 
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First Superman comic

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NINTH U.S. PRESIDENT BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1773

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William Henry Harrison  was the ninth President of the United States and
the first president to die in office. The oldest president elected until Ronald
Reagan in 1980, Harrison died on his 32nd day in office of complications
from pneumonia-the shortest tenure in U.S.presidential history. 

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GAME SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1950

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What’s My Line? a panel game show which originally ran on the CBS Television
Network from 1950 until it’s cancellation in 1967. It is the longest-running game
show in the history of U.S. prime time television. It was hosted by John Charles
Daly with panelists Dorothy Kilgallen. Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf. 

The show won three Emmy Awards for “Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show”
in 1952, 1953 and a Golden Globe for Best TV show in 1962. After it was 
cancelled by CBS in 1967, it returned in syndication as a daily production
returned in syndication as a daily production which ran from 1968 until 1975.

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