Monthly Archives: December 2022

Happy Birthday, Marie Windsor

The blog A Trip Down Memory Lane is celebrating the birthday today of the actress Marie Windsor, who lived from Dec. 11, 1919, to Dec. 10, 2000. Windsor’s acting career included the B movies Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), The … Continue reading

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George Carl Performed for Johnny Carson at Age 79

Mark Evanier shares a link to a Tonight Show performance by the prop comedian George Carl, who began his career traveling with circuses in the 1920s and was still performing for Johnny Carson in 1986: When you saw him live, … Continue reading

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Red Skelton Got His Start Peddling Papers

At 12 South 3rd Street in Vincennes, Indiana, stands a mural of the comedian Red Skelton and his characters, including the hillbilly Clem Kadiddlehopper, the hobo Freddie the Freeloader, the henpecked husband George Appleby and the punch-drunk boxer Cauliflower McPugg. … Continue reading

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Inside Don Ameche’s Personal Life

The radio and movie star Don Ameche was married for 64 years but it was a troubled union. He did not attend his wife Honore Prendergast’s funeral when she died in 1986, as noted in her obituary: His son, Don … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from the Big Broadcast

The Big Broadcast coming up Sunday night on WAMU has several Christmas-themed episodes: My Favorite Husband:┬áLucille Ball as Liz Cooper – Original air date December 16, 1949. CBS network. The show explores what George is planning to give Liz for … Continue reading

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Scopes Trial Was First Trial Broadcast Live on Radio

The Scopes trial was the first live broadcast of a trial in American history. Known as the “Monkey Trial,” it was a legal case in Tennessee in 1925 involving a high school biology teacher named John T. Scopes, who was … Continue reading

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