American Actor

Abe Vigoda

  • Feb 24, 1921 - Jan 26, 2016 (age 94)
  • 6' 1" (1.85 m)

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2016
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Abe Vigoda passed away.
2007
Farce of the Penguins
MovieJan 30, 2007

Farce of the Penguins

In this spoof of "March of the …
In this spoof of "March of the Penguins," nature footage of penguins near the South Pole gets a soundtrack of human voices. Carl and Jimmy, best friends, walk 70 miles to the mating grounds where the female penguins wait. The huddled masses of females - especially Melissa and Vicki - talk about males, mating, and what might happen this year. Carl, Jimmy, and the other males make the long trek talking about food, fornication and flatulence. Until this year, Carl's sex life has been dismal, but he falls hard for Melissa. She seems to like him. A crisis develops when Jimmy comes upon something soft in the dark. Can friends forgive? Does parenthood await Carl and Melissa?
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2003
Crime Spree
MovieMar 1, 2003

Crime Spree

An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of …
An out-of-town heist becomes a nightmare for a crew of French burglars when they mistakenly rob the head of the Chicago mafia. Unaccustomed to the ways of the American underworld, it is not long before they have the mafia, the FBI and a couple of street gangs on their backs as they attempt to make their way back to Paris.
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1999
Family Guy
TV ShowJan 31, 1999

Family Guy

Family Guy is an American animated sitcom television …
Family Guy is an American animated sitcom television series created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; their children, Meg, Chris, and Stewie; and their anthropomorphic pet dog, Brian. The show is set in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, and exhibits much of its surreal and dark humor in the form of metafictional cutaway gags that often lampoon American culture.
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1998
Hollywood Squares
TV ShowSep 14, 1998

Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two …
Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two contestants compete in a game of tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The show piloted on NBC in 1965, and the regular series debuted in 1966 on the same network. The board for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The stars are asked questions by the host, and the contestants judge the truth of their answers to gain squares in the right pattern to win the game.
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Witness to the Mob
MovieMay 10, 1998

Witness to the Mob

Underboss "The Bull" Gravano rises through the ranks of the …
Underboss "The Bull" Gravano rises through the ranks of the Gambino mob. His brutal past catches up to him when he lands behind bars and faces the life-threatening decision to turn state's evidence against his former friend, John Gotti.
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Just the Ticket
MovieFeb 1, 1998

Just the Ticket

A ticket scalper wants to make one last big deal on the pope's …
A ticket scalper wants to make one last big deal on the pope's visit to finally do something worthwhile about his relationship.
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A Brooklyn State of Mind
MovieFeb 1, 1998

A Brooklyn State of Mind

Al Stanco has lived all of his …
Al Stanco has lived all of his life in Brooklyn and does some work for the local crime lord, Danny Parente. New to the neighbourhood is Gabriela, a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the real Brooklyn. Al and Gabriela become friendly but the relationship is strained when he discovers her true goal is to expose Parente's criminal activities. When Al sees the evidence Gabriela has uncovered, which implicates Parente in the death of many locals (including Al's own father), he seeks revenge in a dangerous confrontation with his boss.
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1997
Good Burger
MovieJul 25, 1997

Good Burger

Dexter Reed, a high-schooler is forced to get a summer job at …
Dexter Reed, a high-schooler is forced to get a summer job at a fast food restaurant called Good Burger after causing a car wreck by his school teacher Mr. Wheat. So Dexter must pay off his teacher's car by working very hard at Good Burger. Meanwhile things turned worse when Mondo Burger, a mammoth fast-food chain opens across the street, it looks like Good Burger is soon going to be history for good! Now it is up to Dexter and his new friend Ed the not-so bright cashier to save the day, as they develop a delicious special secret sauce that Ed created brings hundreds of new customers to their door and makes their new competition desperate to steal the recipe and all of their customers.
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1996
Underworld
MovieJun 1, 1996

Underworld

After spending seven years behind bars, Johnny Crown is back …
After spending seven years behind bars, Johnny Crown is back on the street, with lots of cash, a psychotherapy degree and a burning desire to find and punish gangsters who had killed his father. One of the people involved is Frank Gavillan, who unwillingly follows Johnny in his demonical and ultraviolent crusade.
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1995
Jury Duty
MovieApr 12, 1995

Jury Duty

When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered …
When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make the sequestration more comfortable for himself.
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1994
Touched by an Angel
TV ShowSep 21, 1994

Touched by an Angel

Touched by an Angel is an American fantasy drama …
Touched by an Angel is an American fantasy drama television series that premiered on CBS on September 21, 1994, and ran for 211 episodes and nine seasons until its conclusion on April 27, 2003. Created by John Masius and executive produced by Martha Williamson, the series stars Roma Downey, as an angel named Monica, and Della Reese, as her supervisor Tess. Throughout the series, Monica is tasked with bringing guidance and messages from God to various people who are at a crossroads in their lives. From season three onward, they are frequently joined by Andrew (John Dye), the angel of death (who first appeared as a recurring character in season two). The series went into syndication in 1998, and has aired on Ion Television (formerly PAX-TV), Hallmark Channel, CBS Drama, Up, Disney Channel UK, MeTV and Start TV.
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North
MovieJul 22, 1994

North

Sick of the neglect he receives from his mom and dad, a young …
Sick of the neglect he receives from his mom and dad, a young boy leaves home and travels the world in search of new parents.
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1993
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
MovieDec 25, 1993

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

Batman is wrongly implicated …
Batman is wrongly implicated in a series of murders of mob bosses actually done by a new vigilante assassin.
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Diagnosis: Murder
TV ShowOct 29, 1993

Diagnosis: Murder

Diagnosis Murder is an American action-comedy-mystery …
Diagnosis Murder is an American action-comedy-mystery-medical crime drama television series starring Dick Van Dyke as Dr. Mark Sloan, a medical doctor who solves crimes with the help of his son Steve, a homicide detective played by Van Dyke's real-life son Barry. The series began as a spin-off of Jake and the Fatman (Dr. Mark Sloan made his first appearance in episode 4.19 "It Never Entered My Mind"), became a series of three TV movies, and then a weekly television series that debuted on CBS on October 29, 1993. Joyce Burditt wrote the episode in Jake and the Fatman and is listed here as the creator of the spin off series.
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Sugar Hill
MovieOct 1, 1993

Sugar Hill

A drug dealer tries to get out of the life and start anew with his …
A drug dealer tries to get out of the life and start anew with his girlfriend, but the transition is tragically difficult.
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1992
Mad About You
TV ShowSep 23, 1992

Mad About You

Mad About You is an American sitcom television series …
Mad About You is an American sitcom television series starring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt as a married couple in New York City. It initially aired on NBC from September 23, 1992 to May 24, 1999, winning numerous awards including four Golden Globe Awards and twelve Primetime Emmy Awards. On March 6, 2019, a limited series revival was picked up by Spectrum Originals for 12 episodes.
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1990
Wings
TV ShowApr 19, 1990

Wings

Wings is an American sitcom television series that ran for …
Wings is an American sitcom television series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from April 19, 1990, to May 21, 1997. Starring Tim Daly and Steven Weber as brothers Joe and Brian Hackett, the show is set at the fictional "Tom Nevers Field" airport, a small two-airline airport in Nantucket, Massachusetts, where the Hackett brothers operate Sandpiper Air.
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Keaton's Cop
MovieMar 9, 1990

Keaton's Cop

Ex-mobster Keaton, now living in a retirement home, narrowly …
Ex-mobster Keaton, now living in a retirement home, narrowly misses being the target of a mob hit. Policemen Jake, an old friend of Keaton, and Gable, a violent cop who takes an immediate disliking to the aging gangster are called in to keep Keaton safe, as well as investigate the hit. There is a turn of events though when Jake is killed by the hitmen, Gable and Keaton are forced to get along while they search for whomever killed their friend and partner. Adding to the challenge, they only have forty-eight hours to solve this case on their own.
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Joe Versus the Volcano
MovieMar 9, 1990

Joe Versus the Volcano

Joe versus the Volcano is a …
Joe versus the Volcano is a fable which opens with somewhat surrealistic scenes of the dehumanization of Joe Bank's job and work environment (at a company whose product rather literally screws people) with imagery that seems to have been inspired by the classic film Metropolis. Joe is diagnosed with an incurable disease, quits his dehumanizing job, and accepts an offer to briefly "live like a king, die like a man" - but to fulfill his agreement he must willingly jump into a live volcano on the island of Waponi Woo in order to appease the volcano god. En route to the island, Joe meets a series of interesting characters in NYC and LA, then boards a yacht, captained by Patricia Graynamore. During the voyage Joe and Patricia survive disaster, fall in love, and finally arrive at the island where they face their destiny.
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1989
Prancer
MovieNov 17, 1989

Prancer

A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one …
A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.
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Look Who's Talking
MovieOct 12, 1989

Look Who's Talking

After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to …
After a single, career-minded woman is left on her own to give birth to the child of a married man, she finds a new romantic chance in a cab driver. Meanwhile, the point-of-view of the newborn boy is narrated through voice-over.
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1985
MacGyver
TV ShowSep 29, 1985

MacGyver

Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the protagonist …
Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the protagonist in the TV series MacGyver. He is played by Richard Dean Anderson in the 1985 original series. Lucas Till portrays a younger version of MacGyver in the 2016 reboot.
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The Stuff
MovieJun 14, 1985

The Stuff

A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is …
A delicious, mysterious goo that oozes from the earth is marketed as the newest dessert sensation, but the tasty treat rots more than teeth when zombie-like snackers who only want to consume more of the strange substance at any cost begin infesting the world.
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1984
Murder, She Wrote
TV ShowSep 30, 1984

Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote was an American crime drama …
Murder, She Wrote was an American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network. It was followed by four TV films. Among the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, it averaged more than 30 million viewers per week in its prime (sometimes hitting above 40 million viewers), and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. In syndication, the series is still highly successful throughout the world.
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Cannonball Run II
MovieJun 29, 1984

Cannonball Run II

The Sheik who competed at the last Cannonball Run, is …
The Sheik who competed at the last Cannonball Run, is berated by his father for not winning it. So he tells him to go and win. Problem is that there is no Cannonball Run. So his father tells him to make one of his own. He puts up a million dollars as the prize. So former Cannonballers J.J. and his buddy Vince join, as does Blake and Fenderbaum and some other characters. But Blake and Fenderbaum owe a mobster some money, and the mobster owes some other guy more. He then decides to grab the Sheik and hold him for ransom so he can pay the guy back.
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1979
B. J. and the Bear
TV ShowFeb 10, 1979

B. J. and the Bear

B. J. and the Bear is an American comedy television series …
B. J. and the Bear is an American comedy television series which aired on NBC from February 10, 1979, to August 11, 1981. Created by Glen A. Larson and Christopher Crowe, the series stars Greg Evigan. The series was produced when the CB radio and trucking craze had peaked in the United States, following the 1974–1976 television series Movin' On, the number one song "Convoy" (1975) by C.W. McCall, as well as the films White Line Fever (1975), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Convoy (1978), and Every Which Way but Loose (1978).
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1978
The Cheap Detective
MovieJun 9, 1978

The Cheap Detective

Lou Peckinpaugh, the Cheap detective has entered a …
Lou Peckinpaugh, the Cheap detective has entered a world that is half Casablanca and half Maltese Falcon. A parody of Bogart's films in which Lou goes through a series of scenes from the two movies trying to keep ahead of the police who think he killed his partner and find the black bird.
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Vega$
TV ShowApr 25, 1978

Vega$

Vegas (stylized as Vega$) is an American private detective …
Vegas (stylized as Vega$) is an American private detective crime drama television series that aired on ABC from April 25, 1978, to June 3, 1981. Vega$ was produced by Aaron Spelling, and created by Michael Mann. The series (with the exception of special episodes filmed in Hawaii and San Francisco) was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Nomination1978

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy S…

Nominated for "Barney Miller".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Single Performance By A Supporting Actor In A Comedy Or Drama Series
Nomination1978

Outstanding Single Performance By A S…

Nominated for "Barney Miller".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Nomination1978

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Nominated for "Barney Miller".
Primetime Emmy Award
1977
The Love Boat
TV ShowSep 24, 1977

The Love Boat

The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an …
The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from 1977 to 1987; in addition, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing (played by Gavin MacLeod) and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984. Its regular port of call was Puerto Vallarta.
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Eight Is Enough
TV ShowMar 15, 1977

Eight Is Enough

Eight Is Enough (stylized as eight is enough) is an American …
Eight Is Enough (stylized as eight is enough) is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977 until May 23, 1981. The show was modeled on the life of syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a book by the same title.
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Fish
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TV ShowFeb 5, 1977

Fish

Fish is an American sitcom and a spin-off of Barney Miller that …
Fish is an American sitcom and a spin-off of Barney Miller that aired on ABC from February 5, 1977 to May 18, 1978. The series starred Abe Vigoda as New York City Police Department Detective Phil Fish and Florence Stanley as his wife Bernice.
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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nomination1977

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Come…

Nominated for "Barney Miller".
Primetime Emmy Award
1976
The Bionic Woman
TV ShowJan 14, 1976

The Bionic Woman

The Bionic Woman is an American science fiction action …
The Bionic Woman is an American science fiction action-adventure television series created by Kenneth Johnson, starring Lindsay Wagner that aired from January 14, 1976, to May 13, 1978. The Bionic Woman series features Jaime Sommers, who takes on special high-risk government missions using her superhuman bionic powers. The Bionic Woman series is a spin-off from the 1970s Six Million Dollar Man television science fiction action series.
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Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nomination1976

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Come…

Nominated for "Barney Miller".
Primetime Emmy Award
1975
Saturday Night Live
TV ShowOct 11, 1975

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live …
Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol. The show premiered on NBC on October 11, 1975, under the original title NBC's Saturday Night. The show's comedy sketches, which often parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, "Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!", properly beginning the show.
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Barney Miller
TV ShowJan 23, 1975

Barney Miller

Barney Miller is an American sitcom television series set in …
Barney Miller is an American sitcom television series set in a New York City Police Department police station on East 6th St in Greenwich Village. The series was broadcast from January 23, 1975, to May 20, 1982, on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker. Noam Pitlik directed the majority of the episodes.
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1974
The Godfather Part II
MovieDec 12, 1974

The Godfather Part II

The continuing saga of the …
The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.
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The Rockford Files
TV ShowSep 13, 1974

The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files is an American detective drama television …
The Rockford Files is an American detective drama television series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles–based private investigator Jim Rockford, with Noah Beery Jr. in the supporting role of his father, Joseph Rockford, a retired truck driver nicknamed "Rocky".
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1973
The Don Is Dead
MovieNov 14, 1973

The Don Is Dead

The Don Is Dead is a 1973 American crime film directed …
The Don Is Dead is a 1973 American crime film directed by Richard Fleischer and written by Christopher Trumbo, Michael Butler, and Marvin H. Albert, adapted from Albert's novel of the same name. It stars Anthony Quinn, Frederic Forrest, Robert Forster, Al Lettieri, and Angel Tompkins.
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Kojak
TV ShowOct 24, 1973

Kojak

Kojak is an American action crime drama television series …
Kojak is an American action crime drama television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon series, it aired on CBS from 1973 to 1978.
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The Devil's Daughter
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MovieJan 9, 1973

The Devil's Daughter

A young girl whose mother had sold her soul to Satan when …
A young girl whose mother had sold her soul to Satan when she was born is told by Satan that she must marry a fellow demon.
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1972
The Godfather
MovieMar 14, 1972

The Godfather

War hero Michael is the prodigal son of aging but fearsome …
War hero Michael is the prodigal son of aging but fearsome crime patriarch Don Vito Corleone. When Michael returns home only to be thrust into an all-too-familiar world of hitmen, corrupt cops, and simmering mafia rivalries, he is forced to choose between his own path and the Corleone family legacy.
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1971
Cannon
TV ShowSep 14, 1971

Cannon

Cannon is an American detective television series produced by …
Cannon is an American detective television series produced by Quinn Martin that aired from 1971 to 1976. William Conrad played the title character, private detective Frank Cannon. The series was the first Quinn Martin production to run on a network other than ABC.
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1968
Hawaii Five-O
TV ShowSep 20, 1968

Hawaii Five-O

Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama …
Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural drama series produced by CBS Productions and created by Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980, and continues in reruns. At the airing of its last episode it was the longest-running police drama in American television history.
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Beatrice Schy
MarriageFebruary 1968

Beatrice Schy

Married Beatrice Schy.
1967
Mannix
TV ShowSep 16, 1967

Mannix

Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from …
Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He was played by Mike Connors.
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1966
Dark Shadows
TV ShowJun 27, 1966

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows is an American Gothic soap opera that …
Dark Shadows is an American Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show depicted the lives, loves, trials, and tribulations of the wealthy Collins family of Collinsport, Maine, where a number of supernatural occurrences take place.
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1962
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
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TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

The Tonight Show Starring …
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson is an American talk show hosted by Johnny Carson under the Tonight Show franchise that aired on NBC from October 1, 1962 through May 22, 1992. It originally aired during late-night. For its first decade, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show was based at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City, with some episodes recorded at NBC's West Coast studios in Burbank, California; on May 1, 1972, the show moved to Burbank as its main venue and remained there exclusively after May 1973 until Carson's retirement. In 2002, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was ranked No. 12 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time, and in 2013 it was ranked No. 22 on their list of 60 Best Series.
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1956
As the World Turns
TV ShowApr 2, 1956

As the World Turns

As the World Turns (often referred to as ATWT) is an American …
As the World Turns (often referred to as ATWT) is an American television soap opera that aired on CBS for 54 years from April 2, 1956, to September 17, 2010. Irna Phillips created As the World Turns as a sister show to her other soap opera Guiding Light. Running for 54 years, As the World Turns holds the third-longest continuous run of any daytime network soap opera on American television, surpassed only by General Hospital and Guiding Light. As the World Turns was produced for the first 43 years in Manhattan and in Brooklyn from 2000 until 2010.
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1952
Today
TV ShowJan 14, 1952

Today

Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news …
Today, also called The Today Show, is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is the fifth-longest-running American television series.
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1939
Sonja Gohlke
MarriageJune 1939

Sonja Gohlke

Married Sonja Gohlke.
1921
Abe Vigoda
BirthFebruary 1921

Abe Vigoda

Abe Vigoda was born.
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