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Oct.16.2013
 Henry Bushkin was the longtime barrister and advocate of the late-night king of television. His new book, Johnny Carson, is a juicy peek inside the noted celebrity’s life. Bushkin’s memoir is a well-written corporate tale that reveals the tough business of staying America’...
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May.14.2013
Dr. Joyce Brothers was a psychologist, television personality, and advice columnist. She went on to do syndicated advice shows on both television and radio, during a broadcasting career that lasted more than four decades.  In addition to The Dr. Joyce Brothers Show, she had a...
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Apr.18.2013
A pair of comedy icons will be honored in the coming weeks. Here are the details: Mel Brooks has been in show business for more than sixty years, with awards of every variety to put him in an elite class of winners (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony). Yet, the comedy giant has avoided a...
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Apr.12.2013
A tough week in the world of entertainment, you can add Jonathan Winters to the list who has passed on. He was a comedic improvisational genius, who influenced scores of comics, such as Robin Williams, Johnny Carson, Jim Carrey, and Albert Brooks. He’s best known for his role as the dim-witted Pike...
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Mar.20.2013
Fran Warren was a popular Big Band singer, best known for her hit A Sunday Kind of Love. She worked with top band leaders of the day, including Art Mooney, Billy Eckstine, Charlie Barnet, and Claude Thornhill. She also joined Tony Martin at RCA to perform best-selling duets.   ...
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Nov.20.2012
 Turner Classic Movies has secured the rights to broadcast  about 50 vintage interviews from The Tonight Show. Beginning in the Summer of 2013, TCM will air the footage in a series of ten one-hour episodes, primarily prior to, or after, a motion picture starring the subject...
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Jul.02.2012
Julian Goodman, the former NBC president, has died. He first joined the network in 1945, and worked the nightly news desk. He eventually became executive vice president of NBC News at the time Chet Huntley and David Brinkley were competitors to Walter Cronkite on CBS. JULIAN GOODMAN He was...
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Sep.06.2009
September 6   FUNK AND WAGNALL’S BACK PORCH     Bottoms come sealed in envelopes from unknown accountants. Amazing how many nominees and how few winners!  The audience, filled with past recipients, holds its collective breath and prays for this year's finalists, and prays a bigger prayer of thanks...
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Jun.23.2009
Ed McMahon while working on behalf of the MDA 2005 Telethon. Image Credit: Charity.com Sidekick, Pitchman, Trusted Friend Ed McMahon Dead At 86 It was a little over one year ago when all anyone could hear, and then remember about the famous, almost indelible sidekick of late night television, Ed...
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Feb.19.2009
It’s almost here, Oscar Day. I’ve always thought of it as a holiday. When I worked at the library I would take the day off so I could watch the E! channel, make dinner, and get Heavenly Hash ice cream.  It became easier when they switched the Oscars to Sunday; I don’t know how much longer I could...