CHUCK NORRIS IS 71 TODAY

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Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is a martial arts expert and actor who, after a 
stint in the U.S. Air Force, began his rise to fame in martial arts and has
since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. As a result of his "tough guy"
image, Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of  the
Dragon
(1971) in which he starred alongside Bruce Lee and was Cannon
Group movie studio’s leading star in the 1980s. He next played the starring
role in the CBS television series Walker,Texas Ranger from 1993 to 2001.

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PREMIERE OF DEATH VALLEY DAYS ON THIS DATE IN 1952

Death Valley Days aired from March 1, 1952 to August 1, 1975 and was 
the most successful syndicated television Western ever in the half-hour 
format. The stories used in the series were based on actual events.

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The longest-running host was "The Old Ranger"
from 1952 to 1965, played by Stanley Andrews.

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FIRST LONE RANGER RADIO SHOW ON THIS DATE IN 1933

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The first of 2,956 radio episodes of The Lone Ranger premiered on WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan.The first actor to play the Long Ranger was George Seaton, seen in picture below. In 1941, the show’s announcer for several years, deep-voiced performer Brace Beemer took over the role and played the part until the end. The above photo shows Brace Beemer, center, with the rest of the radio shows cast in the studios of WXYZ.

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                          Radio actor George Seaton

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TRUE STORIES OF THE OLD WEST

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DEATH VALLEY DAYS started on radio in 1930 and ran
until 1945. It continued from 1952 to 1975 as a syndicated
TV series sponsored by 20 Mule Team Borax. The show
featured true stories of the old west. Most of the episodes
were introduced by “The Old Ranger” played by Stanley
Andrews. After Andrews departed the series, the new 
host became Ronald Reagan. When Reagan left to enter
politics, the role of host went to Robert Taylor who
became gravely ill in 1969 and was replaced by
Dale Robertson.

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Stanley Andrews as host, “The Old Ranger”.

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Host Ronald Reagan doing a Borateem spot.

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                  Robert Taylor                                     Dale Robertson

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EARLY CHRISTMAS SEALS PROMOTION

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                           The Lone Ranger and Tonto

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