FUNNY MAN CARL REINER IS 89 TODAY

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Carl Reiner, actor, film director/producer, writer and comedian has worked
on a wide range of films and television programs. He has won nine Emmy  
Awards and one Grammy during this career. Reiner has the distinction of  
being the only person to appear on all five incarnations of The Tonight 
Show. Carl Reiner is the father of actor-turned-director, Rob Reiner.

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‘’A VOICE OF CHEER AND CHEESE’’ ~ ED HERLIHY

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Ed Herlihy (August 14, 1909 – January 30, 1999) was a newsreel 
narrator for Universal-International. His voice was heard in many
films on every subject, making him one of the best-known voices  
in broadcast history. He also was a long-time radio and television
announcer for NBC,  and was briefly interim announcer on The
Tonight Show
in 1962. Ed was also the voice of Kraft Foods radio  
and TV commercials from the 1940s through the early 1980s.

 

Narrator…Ed Herlihy

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TV SHOW’S HOST INTRODUCED BY GROUCHO MARX

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On October 1, 1962, Groucho Marx (left) made a television guest appearance
to introduce the Tonight Show’s new host, Johnny Carson.

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RADIO SHOW SIMULCAST FOR FIRST TIME ON THIS DATE IN 1954

BREAKFAST CLUB   
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The Breakfast Club was a long-run morning variety show on NBC Blue Network/ABC radio originating in Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by Don McNeill (shown above).The radio program ran from June 23, 1933 through December 27, 1968. McNeill’s 35½-year run
as host remains the longest tenure for an emcee of a network entertainment program, surpassing Johnny Carson (29½ years) on The Tonight Show and Bob Barker (34⅔ years) on The Price is Right. For one year, beginning on February 22, 1954, the show
was simulcast on ABC radio and television, ending on February 25, 1955. 

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Picture of Don McNeill (right) taken during a simulcast of The Breakfast Club

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY DREW BARRYMORE ~ 36 TODAY

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Drew Barrymore is a member of the famous Barrymore family of American actors
and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She first appeared in a TV commercial
for dog food when she was eleven months old. Drew’s film debut was in Altered
States (1980), in which she got a small part. A year later, she landed the role of
Gertie, the younger sister of Elliot, in the 1982 Steven Spielberg film E.T. the
Extra-Terrestrial,
which put her on the road to fame. She received a Golden
Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in 1984 for her part in the film
Irreconcilable Differences.

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Drew Barrymore with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show

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