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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PAUL STANLEY OF KISS IS 59 TODAY

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Paul Stanley,above in makeup, is a hard rock guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and primary lead vocalist of the rock band KISS. He is the writer or co-writer of many of the band’s highest-charting hits. Through a mutual friend of Gene Simmons’, Stanley joined Simmons’ band Wicked Lester in the early 1970s.

Wicked Lester soon fell apart and Stanley and Simmons placed ads for a drummer and a guitarist in various New York papers.This resulted in Peter Criss and Ace Frehley joining the group, and they named themselves KISS.The group released their self-titled debut album in February 1974.

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                                    Paul Stanley off stage

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BARRY LIVINGSTON TURNED 57 TODAY

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        The television sitcom ran from 1960 to 1965 on ABC, then 
        made the switch to CBS where it aired till the last episode 
        in 1972.

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       Barry Livingston, left, played Ernie Douglas along with his
       real brother Stanley who played Chip Douglas on the show.

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THE THIRD SON IS 60 TODAY

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CAST OF MY THREE SONS 


Stanley Livingston, best known for playing Richard “Chip” Douglas,
the number three son of Steve Douglas (Fred MacMurry) on the
ABC TV series MY THREE SONS. The series ran from 1960 to
1965, then moved to CBS until the final episode in 1972. Stanley
is now a producer and director in Los Angeles.

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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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