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Molly the cat is supervising Earl’s cooking and baking. He’s making homemade meatloaf for supper.
12/30/2022

Molly the cat is supervising Earl’s cooking and baking. He’s making homemade meatloaf for supper.

09/08/2022

Aunt Clara showing off a prized doorknob from her collection...it may even be the one she said Hedley Partridge gave her that was better than an engagement ring lol

Remembering actress   (birth name Patricia Joy Woodell), who was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts,   (July 12th) in 1944....
07/12/2022

Remembering actress (birth name Patricia Joy Woodell), who was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, (July 12th) in 1944. Woodell was best known as one of the actresses who played Bobbie Jo Bradley on the 1960s CBS TV sitcom .

  (July 1st) in 1957, "The Mickey Farmer Case," the first episode of the television series Richard Diamond, Private Dete...
07/01/2022

(July 1st) in 1957, "The Mickey Farmer Case," the first episode of the television series Richard Diamond, Private Detective aired. played Diamond, a role earlier played by on the radio version of the show which aired from 1949-53. Janssen portrayed Diamond as a more hard-boiled detective than Powell's wise-cracking radio version of the character.

  (June 30) in 1960, "Cave-In," the final episode of the TV western Johnny Ringo starring   and   aired. The series was ...
06/30/2022

(June 30) in 1960, "Cave-In," the final episode of the TV western Johnny Ringo starring and aired. The series was created by .

  in 1966, with the words "My name is Victoria Winters" spoken by actress  , the Gothic daytime soap   debuted on ABC-TV...
06/27/2022

in 1966, with the words "My name is Victoria Winters" spoken by actress , the Gothic daytime soap debuted on ABC-TV. The series, created by , also initially featured , , and , among others.

Remembering actor/singer/producer   (birth name Dino Paul Crocetti), who was born in Steubenville, Ohio,   (June 7th) in...
06/07/2022

Remembering actor/singer/producer (birth name Dino Paul Crocetti), who was born in Steubenville, Ohio, (June 7th) in 1917. In 1949, Martin along with his nightclub act sidekick, comedian , made their feature film debut in the Paramount comedy , starring , , , and . In 1956, Martin and Lewis ended their partnership. Thereafter, Martin enjoyed a highly successful solo singing and acting career.

  (June 3) in 1967, the CBS TV musical variety series Away We Go debuted. The summer replacement series for the   was na...
06/03/2022

(June 3) in 1967, the CBS TV musical variety series Away We Go debuted. The summer replacement series for the was named for Gleason's catchphrase "And away we go!" The show included regulars , , and . This photo of Carlin (top) and Greco is from a June 11, 1967 Chicago Tribune article about the show. #

OTD (May 27th) in 1933, the animated short The Three Little Pigs debuted.  The film was part of Walt Disney's Silly Symp...
05/28/2022

OTD (May 27th) in 1933, the animated short The Three Little Pigs debuted. The film was part of Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies series.

Remembering actor   (birth name James King Aurness), who was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota,   (May 26th) in 1923. Arnes...
05/26/2022

Remembering actor (birth name James King Aurness), who was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, (May 26th) in 1923. Arness is best known for playing Sheriff on the long-running CBS prime time western (1955-1975).

OTD (May 26th) in 1970, "My Master, the Chili King," the last original episode of the prime time fantasy-comedy series  ...
05/26/2022

OTD (May 26th) in 1970, "My Master, the Chili King," the last original episode of the prime time fantasy-comedy series starring and , aired on NBC.

  (May 26th) in 1934, the feature film   premiered. The film, based on "Hot Air," a story by 1930   graduate  , starred ...
05/26/2022

(May 26th) in 1934, the feature film premiered. The film, based on "Hot Air," a story by 1930 graduate , starred , , , and . Although uncredited, another alum, , also assisted with the script.

  (May 25) in 1934,   and   make their first big screen appearance as sleuths Nick Charles and his wife Nora in  . Of co...
05/25/2022

(May 25) in 1934, and make their first big screen appearance as sleuths Nick Charles and his wife Nora in . Of course, the Charles' dog joined in the investigations as well. The movie was based on a novel of the same name by .

  to actress  , who was born   (May 23rd) 1933, in London, England. Although Collins is best known for her role as Alexi...
05/23/2022

to actress , who was born (May 23rd) 1933, in London, England. Although Collins is best known for her role as Alexis Carrington Colby on the prime time TV soap opera (1981-89), she also appeared in numerous other feature films, TV series, miniseries, and movies of the week over her 70+ year acting career.

  (May 19) in 1996, "Death by Demographics," the final original episode of  , starring   as writer and amateur sleuth Je...
05/19/2022

(May 19) in 1996, "Death by Demographics," the final original episode of , starring as writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher, airs on . The hourlong prime time series, created by Peter S. Fischer, , and , debuted in 1984.

  (May 18) in 1990, the surviving cast members of the TV series   (1965-71) reunited for a CBS made-for-television movie...
05/18/2022

(May 18) in 1990, the surviving cast members of the TV series (1965-71) reunited for a CBS made-for-television movie, , directed by former producer .

  (May 18) in 1961, "Jericho," the last original episode of the western anthology series  , aired.   hosted and starred ...
05/18/2022

(May 18) in 1961, "Jericho," the last original episode of the western anthology series , aired. hosted and starred in various episodes of the CBS prime time series.

  (May 18) in 1990, "Home Again," the final original episode of the prime time soap   aired. The series, created by Earl...
05/18/2022

(May 18) in 1990, "Home Again," the final original episode of the prime time soap aired. The series, created by EarlHamnerJr, followed the lives of Angela Channing ( ) and her family, the owners of the Falcon Crest Winery in California's Napa Valley.

Remembering actress  , who was born   (May 3rd), 1926, in Schenectady, New York. Before playing Alice Nelson on  , Davis...
05/03/2022

Remembering actress , who was born (May 3rd), 1926, in Schenectady, New York. Before playing Alice Nelson on , Davis was a regular on (1955-59) and (1965-66).

  in 1974, the final original episode of  , starring   aired on  .
04/15/2022

in 1974, the final original episode of , starring aired on .

Remembering actress  , who was born in Los Angeles, California,   (April 15th) in 1933.  Montgomery is best remembered f...
04/15/2022

Remembering actress , who was born in Los Angeles, California, (April 15th) in 1933. Montgomery is best remembered for her role as Samantha Stephens on the 1964-72 TV fantasy sitcom .

Remembering actor  , who died   (April 14th) in 2012. Frid is best known for his role as vampire   on the 1960s   Gothic...
04/14/2022

Remembering actor , who died (April 14th) in 2012. Frid is best known for his role as vampire on the 1960s Gothic daytime soap opera .

Remembering comedian, actor, and voice artist   (birth name Donald James Yarmy), who was born in New York City,   (April...
04/13/2022

Remembering comedian, actor, and voice artist (birth name Donald James Yarmy), who was born in New York City, (April 13th) in 1923. Adams' roles included playing Maxwell Smart on the TV series (1965-70) and providing the voices for the animated characters and .

Remembering radio/sports announcer and actor   (birth name Paul Douglas Fleischer), who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsy...
04/11/2022

Remembering radio/sports announcer and actor (birth name Paul Douglas Fleischer), who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (April 11th) in 1907. Douglas played Aloysius X. 'Guffy' McGovern, the fictional manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team in the fantasy/comedy feature Angels in the Outfield (1951), among other films. Douglas also made guest appearances on various 1950s TV anthology series.

Remembering film and TV actor/voice artist   (birth name Alfred McGonegal), who was born in New York City,   (April 9th)...
04/09/2022

Remembering film and TV actor/voice artist (birth name Alfred McGonegal), who was born in New York City, (April 9th) in 1900. Jenkins appeared on numerous films of the 1930s and 1940s, including (1933), (1939), and (1942). Jenkins later co-starred on the TV series The Duke (1954) and Hey, Jeannie! (1956-57). He was also the voice of Officer Dibble in the animated TV series (1961-62).

  (April 8) in 1966, "Ophelia's Career," the last original episode of the classic Gothic TV sitcom  , starring   and  , ...
04/08/2022

(April 8) in 1966, "Ophelia's Career," the last original episode of the classic Gothic TV sitcom , starring and , aired on .

Remembering singer/songwriter/actor  , who was born in Summum, Illinois,   (March 18th) in 1911. Burnette played Gene Au...
03/18/2022

Remembering singer/songwriter/actor , who was born in Summum, Illinois, (March 18th) in 1911. Burnette played Gene Autry's sidekick Frog Millhouse on a multitude of westerns. He also later played Charley Pratt, engineer of the Hooterville Cannonball, on the TV series (1963-67) and (1965-67).

Remembering actor/director/voice artist   (birth name Dennis Patrick Harrison), who was born in Philadelphia, PA,   (Mar...
03/14/2022

Remembering actor/director/voice artist (birth name Dennis Patrick Harrison), who was born in Philadelphia, PA, (March 14th) in 1918. Patrick played Jason McGuire and Paul Stoddard on the Gothic daytime TV soap and Sheriff Patterson on the feature film. Patrick also appeared on many 1950s-1980s TV series such as , , and .

Remembering accordionist/bandleader/TV host  , who was born in Strasburg, North Dakota,   (March 11th) in 1903. Welk, wh...
03/11/2022

Remembering accordionist/bandleader/TV host , who was born in Strasburg, North Dakota, (March 11th) in 1903. Welk, who left school during the fourth grade to work on his family's farm, began his music career at age 21. He later gained fame as the host/bandleader of the long-running TV series (1955-1982).

Remembering actor  , who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,   (March 9), 1921. Betz is best known for his TV roles as...
03/09/2022

Remembering actor , who was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (March 9), 1921. Betz is best known for his TV roles as Dr. Alex Stone on (1958-66) and Clinton Judd on (1967-69).

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