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Arte Johnson

  • Jan 20, 1929 (age 90)
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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 play 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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1989
The Further Adventures of SuperTed
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TV ShowJan 31, 1989

The Further Adventures of SuperTed

The Further Adventures of …
The Further Adventures of SuperTed is an American/British animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera and Siriol Animation in association with S4C, and continues the adventures of SuperTed. There was only one series consisting of thirteen episodes and originally broadcast on The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera in the United States on January 31, 1989.
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1988
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley
TV ShowSep 10, 1988

The Completely Mental Misadventures o…

Edward Mayhoff 'Ed' Grimley …
Edward Mayhoff 'Ed' Grimley is a fictional character created and portrayed by Martin Short. Developed amongst The Second City improv comedy troupe, Grimley made his television debut on the sketch comedy show SCTV in 1982, leading to popular success for both Short and the persona. Short continued to portray Grimley on Saturday Night Live and in various other appearances. The character also starred in the 1988 animated series The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, as well as appearing in Short's 2012 comedy special I, Martin Short, Goes Home.
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1987
Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers
MovieOct 18, 1987

Scooby-Doo Meets the Boo Brothers

After the death of Shaggy's …
After the death of Shaggy's Uncle Beaureguard, he, Scooby, and Scrappy arrive at his uncle's plantation to collect the inheritance. But as soon as they arrive, they find it is haunted by ...
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DuckTales
TV ShowSep 18, 1987

DuckTales

DuckTales is an American animated television series, …
DuckTales is an American animated television series, produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and distributed by Buena Vista Television. The cartoon series premiered on September 18, 1987, and ran for a total of 100 episodes over four seasons, with its final episode airing on November 28, 1990. Based upon Uncle Scrooge and other Duck universe comic books created by Carl Barks, the show follows Scrooge McDuck, his three grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and close friends of the group, on various adventures, most of which either involve seeking out treasure or thwarting the efforts of villains seeking to steal Scrooge's fortune or his Number One Dime.
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1985
Alice in Wonderland
MovieDec 9, 1985

Alice in Wonderland

Alice is in Looking Glass Land, where she meets many …
Alice is in Looking Glass Land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky, a monster that appears due to her being afraid.
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1984
Murder, She Wrote
TV ShowSep 30, 1984

Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote is an American crime drama television series …
Murder, She Wrote is 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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Snorks
TV ShowSep 15, 1984

Snorks

Snorks is an American-Belgian animated television series …
Snorks is an American-Belgian animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera and ran for a total of four seasons (and 65 episodes) on NBC from September 15, 1984, to May 13, 1989. Although not as popular as its sister Hanna-Barbera animated series The Smurfs, the program continued to be available in syndication from 1987 to 1989 as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera's third season.
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Cannonball Run II
MovieJun 29, 1984

Cannonball Run II

Cannonball Run II is a comedy sequel about a second …
Cannonball Run II is a comedy sequel about a second Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash. Sheik Abdul ben Falafel's father wants his son to win, which requires the race to be created for that year. The movie has racers dealing with the mob, another with military folks and someone with an ulcer. The movie stars Jamie Farr as Sheik Abdul ben Falafel, Burt Reynolds as JJ and Shirley MacLaine as Veronica. The movie is directed by Hal Needham, who worked with Burt Reynolds on several movies. The movie is considered the last Rat Pack movie, as it has Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Frank Sinatra. This would be the last movie for Dean Martin. Frank Sinatra would only appear in a TV movie and documentaries. Sammy Davis Jr would end his career six years later. Much like the modern films with an ensemble of major stars, Cannonball Run II was made to be a fun comedic romp. With the likes of Telly Savalas, Jim Nabors and Catherine Bach, the movie has multiple subplots.
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Night Court
TV ShowJan 4, 1984

Night Court

Night Court is an American television sitcom that aired …
Night Court is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from January 4, 1984, to May 31, 1992. The setting was the night shift of a Manhattan municipal court, Criminal Court Part 2, presided over by a young, unorthodox judge, Harold T. "Harry" Stone (played by Harry Anderson). The series was created by comedy writer Reinhold Weege, who had previously worked on Barney Miller in the 1970s and early 1980s.
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1983
Making of a Male Model
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MovieOct 9, 1983

Making of a Male Model

Making of a Male Model is a …
Making of a Male Model is a 1983 American made-for-television romantic drama film directed by Irving J. Moore and starring Joan Collins and Jon-Erik Hexum. It was produced by ABC and released on October 9, 1983.
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The A-Team
TV ShowJan 23, 1983

The A-Team

The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series …
The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series that ran on NBC from 1983 to 1987 about former members of a fictitious United States Army Special Forces unit. The members, after being court-martialed "for a crime they didn't commit", escaped from military prison and, while still on the run, worked as soldiers of fortune. The series was created by Stephen J. Cannell and Frank Lupo. A feature film based on the series was released by 20th Century Fox in 2010.
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1981
The Smurfs
TV ShowSep 12, 1981

The Smurfs

The Smurfs (syndicated as Smurfs' Adventures) is an American …
The Smurfs (syndicated as Smurfs' Adventures) is an American-Belgian animated fantasy-comedy children's television series that aired on NBC from 12 September 1981, to 2 December 1989. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, it is based on the Belgian comic series by the same name, created by Belgian cartoonist Peyo (who also served as story supervisor of this adaptation) and aired for 256 episodes with a total of 418 stories, excluding three cliffhanger episodes and seven specials.
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1979
Love at First Bite
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MovieApr 13, 1979

Love at First Bite

This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York …
This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle. There with the aid of assistant Renfield, he stumbles through typical New York city life situations while pursuing Cindy Soundheim. But her boyfriend, Doctor Jeff Rosenberg, realizes she is under the influence of a vampire, and tries his bumbling best to convince police Lt Ferguson of what is going on, and to help him stop Dracula.
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The Dukes of Hazzard
TV ShowJan 26, 1979

The Dukes of Hazzard

The Dukes of Hazzard is an American action-comedy …
The Dukes of Hazzard is an American action-comedy television series that was aired on CBS from January 26, 1979, to February 8, 1985. The show aired for a total of 147 episodes spanning seven seasons. The series was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners, which was also created by Gy Waldron and had many identical or similar character names and concepts.
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1977
The Love Boat
TV ShowSep 24, 1977

The Love Boat

The Love Boat is an American comedy/drama television …
The Love Boat 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 May 5, 1977 until May 24, 1986; plus, 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.
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1973
The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas
MovieDec 17, 1973

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas

All bears hibernate during …
All bears hibernate during the winter and miss out on Christmas. Ted E. Bear doesn't want to hibernate and instead claims that he will stay awake and find out about Christmas. He goes on a trip to find Christmas and ends up in a city with Christmas lights, toy shops, and holiday music. He meets a chubby man in a red suit who tells him where to go to find Christmas.
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1972
The Houndcats
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TV ShowSep 9, 1972

The Houndcats

The Houndcats is an American Saturday morning cartoon …
The Houndcats is an American Saturday morning cartoon series produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. The series was broadcast by NBC from September 9 to December 2, 1972, with reruns continuing until September 1, 1973. Thirteen episodes were produced.
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1971
Special Classification Of Outstanding Program Achievement
Nomination1971

Special Classification Of Outstanding Pr…

Nominated for "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In".
Primetime Emmy Award
1970
The Partridge Family
TV ShowSep 25, 1970

The Partridge Family

The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom …
The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones plays a widowed mother, and Cassidy plays the oldest of her five children who embark on a music career. It ran from September 25, 1970, until March 23, 1974, on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, and had subsequent runs in syndication. The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family the Cowsills, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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Special Classification Of Outstanding Program Achievement
Nomination1970

Special Classification Of Outstanding Pr…

Nominated for "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In".
Primetime Emmy Award
1969
Sesame Street
TV ShowNov 10, 1969

Sesame Street

Sesame Street is an American educational children's …
Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced by Sesame Workshop (known as the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) until June 2000) and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its images communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, and includes short films, with humor and cultural references. The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy, and high viewership; it has aired on the U.S.'s national public television provider PBS since its debut, with its first run moving to premium channel HBO on January 16, 2016.
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The Pink Panther Show
TV ShowSep 6, 1969

The Pink Panther Show

The Pink Panther Show is a …
The Pink Panther Show is a showcase of animated shorts produced by David H. DePatie and Friz Freleng between 1969 and 1978, starring the animated Pink Panther character from the opening credits of the live-action films. The series was produced by Mirisch Films and DePatie–Freleng Enterprises, and was broadcast on two American television networks: from September 6, 1969 to September 2, 1978, on NBC; and from September 9, 1978 to September 1, 1979, on ABC (as The All New Pink Panther Show).
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Special Classification Of Individual Achievements
Award1969

Special Classification Of Individual Achie…

Won award for "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In".
Primetime Emmy Award
Special Classification Of Individual Achievements
Nomination1969

Special Classification Of Individual Achie…

Nominated for "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In".
Primetime Emmy Award
1968
Here's Lucy
TV ShowSep 23, 1968

Here's Lucy

Here's Lucy is an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball. The …
Here's Lucy is an American sitcom starring Lucille Ball. The series co-starred her long-time partner Gale Gordon and her real-life children Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr.. It was broadcast on CBS from 1968 to 1974. It was Ball's third network sitcom following the I Love Lucy (1951–57) and The Lucy Show (1962–68).
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Gisela Johnson
MarriageAugust 1968

Gisela Johnson

Gisela Johnson was born as Gisela Busch. She has been …
Gisela Johnson was born as Gisela Busch. She has been married to Arte Johnson since August 15, 1968.
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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
TV ShowJan 22, 1968

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In …
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (often simply referred to as Laugh-In) is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968 to March 12, 1973 on the NBC television network, hosted by comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin. It originally aired as a one-time special on September 9, 1967 and was such a success that it was brought back as a series, replacing The Man from U.N.C.L.E. on Mondays at 8 pm (ET).
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1967
The President's Analyst
MovieDec 21, 1967

The President's Analyst

At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer …
At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst. But then the stress of the job and the paranoid spies that come with a sensitive government position get to him, and he runs away. Now spies from all over the world are after him, either to get him for their own side or to kill him and prevent someone else from getting him.
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1965
I Dream of Jeannie
TV ShowSep 18, 1965

I Dream of Jeannie

I Dream of Jeannie is an American fantasy sitcom starring …
I Dream of Jeannie is an American fantasy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, with whom she falls in love and eventually marries. Produced by Screen Gems, the show originally aired from September 18, 1965 to May 26, 1970 with new episodes, and through September 1970 with season repeats, on NBC. The show ran for five seasons and produced 139 episodes.
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The Dean Martin Show
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TV ShowSep 16, 1965

The Dean Martin Show

The Dean Martin Show, not to be confused with the Dean …
The Dean Martin Show, not to be confused with the Dean Martin Variety Show (1959–1960), is a TV variety-comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974 for 264 episodes. It was broadcast by NBC and hosted by entertainer Dean Martin. The theme song to the series was his 1964 hit "Everybody Loves Somebody".
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Lost in Space
TV ShowSep 15, 1965

Lost in Space

Lost in Space is an American science fiction television …
Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series, created and produced by Irwin Allen, which originally aired between 1965 and 1968. The series is loosely based on the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson, and on a comic book published by Gold Key Comics titled Space Family Robinson. The series follows the adventures of the Robinsons, a pioneering family of space colonists who struggle to survive in the depths of space. The show ran for 83 episodes over three seasons, the first of which was filmed in black and white.
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The Third Day
MovieAug 4, 1965

The Third Day

A man stumbles out of a car crash with no memory of what …
A man stumbles out of a car crash with no memory of what transpired. Everyone who he meets suggests that he is a ruthless man with an aggressive temper. Could he be deliberately blocking ...
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1964
Bewitched
TV ShowSep 17, 1964

Bewitched

Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy …
Bewitched is an American television sitcom fantasy series, originally broadcast for eight seasons on ABC from September 17, 1964, to March 25, 1972. It is about a witch who marries an ordinary mortal man, and vows to lead the life of a typical suburban housewife. The show enjoyed great popularity, finishing as the number two-rated show in America during its debut season, staying in the top ten for its first three seasons, and just missing this mark with an eleventh place ranking for both seasons four and five. The show continues to be seen throughout the world in syndication and on recorded media.
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1962
Match Game
TV ShowDec 31, 1962

Match Game

Match Game is an American television panel game show …
Match Game is an American television panel game show that premiered on NBC in 1962 and was revived several times over the course of the next few decades. The game featured contestants trying to come up with answers to fill-in-the-blank questions that are often formed as humorous double entendres (beginning in the CBS run), the object being to match answers given by celebrity panelists.
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McHale's Navy
TV ShowOct 11, 1962

McHale's Navy

McHale's Navy is an American sitcom starring Ernest …
McHale's Navy is an American sitcom starring Ernest Borgnine that aired 138 half-hour episodes over four seasons, from October 11, 1962, to April 12, 1966, on the ABC television network. The series was filmed in black and white and originated from an hour drama entitled Seven Against the Sea, broadcast on April 3, 1962.
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1961
The Dick Van Dyke Show
TV ShowOct 3, 1961

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show is …
The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, to June 1, 1966, with a total of 158 half-hour episodes spanning five seasons. It was produced by Calvada Productions in association with the CBS Television Network and Desilu Studios. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, and Mary Tyler Moore. It centered on the work and home life of television comedy writer Rob Petrie (Van Dyke). The show was produced by Reiner with Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. The music for the show's theme song was written by Earle Hagen.
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Password
TV ShowOct 2, 1961

Password

Password is an American television game show which was …
Password is an American television game show which was created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions. The host was Allen Ludden, who had previously been well known as the host of the G.E. College Bowl. In the game, two teams, each composed of a celebrity player and a contestant, attempt to convey mystery words to each other using only single-word clues, in order to win cash prizes.
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1960
The Andy Griffith Show
TV ShowOct 3, 1960

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show is an …
The Andy Griffith Show is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968, with a total of 249 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons—159 in black and white and 90 in color. The series partially originated from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show.
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The Subterraneans
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MovieJun 23, 1960

The Subterraneans

Leo is a 28 year old writer who doesn't have any friends …
Leo is a 28 year old writer who doesn't have any friends because he finds normal people too shallow and so he hasn't found love. After an arguing with his mother he leaves into the night where he accidentally meets a group of poets, artists and philosophers who drag him to a subterranean bar where Yuri, a vagabond poet, introduces him to Mardou a beautiful blonde girl. Leo goes with the young beatnik group to every subterranean bar in San Francisco. Immediately Leo and Mardou fall in love with each other and he promises her a life together forever but their love starts to strangle Leo's ability to write. One night, out of rage, Leo snaps and has an affair with Roxanne. Mardou disappears for four days because she thinks Leo is very childish, which takes Leo to heavy drinking until she re-appears with the news that she's pregnant and they declare their love with each other by leaving the new bohemian group to be alone and start a normal life together.
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1959
The Twilight Zone
TV ShowOct 2, 1959

The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on …
The Twilight Zone is an American media franchise based on the anthology television series created by Rod Serling. The episodes are in various genres, including fantasy, science fiction, suspense, horror, and psychological thriller, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist, and usually with a moral. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to common science fiction and fantasy tropes. The original series, shot entirely in black and white, ran on CBS for five seasons from 1959 to 1964.
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Hennesey
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TV ShowSep 28, 1959

Hennesey

Hennesey is an American military comedy-drama television …
Hennesey is an American military comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1959 to 1962, starring Jackie Cooper. Cooper played a United States Navy physician, Lt. Charles W. "Chick" Hennesey, with Abby Dalton as Navy nurse Lt. Martha Hale. In the story line, they are assigned to the hospital at the U.S. Naval Station in San Diego, California.
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1957
Sally
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TV ShowSep 15, 1957

Sally

Sally is an American situation comedy which aired on NBC …
Sally is an American situation comedy which aired on NBC from September 15, 1957, to March 30, 1958, under the alternate sponsorship of Chemstrand Corporation and Royal McBee. The series is the first filmed television series produced by Paramount Studios.
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1956
Miracle in the Rain
MovieMar 31, 1956

Miracle in the Rain

During World War II a shy young woman, Ruth Wood, meets a …
During World War II a shy young woman, Ruth Wood, meets a friendly and outgoing soldier, Pvt. Art Hugenon, who is on leave in New York City. They're both lonely and soon strike a friendship that leads to genuine affection and then love. Theirs is a whirlwind romance and Art is soon shipped out. He has every intention of returning and marrying her and he knows it will be the case since he has with him his lucky charm, a old Roman coin she bought for him at a public auction. Unfortunately, Art is killed and Ruth is heartbroken. As her health deteriorates, she takes to lighting candles for Art at a church where she has the encounter she had been praying for.
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1955
Captain Kangaroo
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TV ShowOct 3, 1955

Captain Kangaroo

Captain Kangaroo is an American children's television series …
Captain Kangaroo is an American children's television series that aired weekday mornings on the American television network CBS from October 3, 1955, until December 8, 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children's television program of its day. In 1986, the American Program Service (now American Public Television, Boston) integrated some newly produced segments into reruns of past episodes, distributing the newer version of the series on PBS until 1993.
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Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV ShowOct 2, 1955

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is …
Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series that was created, hosted, and produced by Alfred Hitchcock; the program aired on CBS and NBC between 1955 and 1965. It featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries. Between 1962 and 1965 it was renamed The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
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It's Always Jan
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TV ShowSep 10, 1955

It's Always Jan

It's Always Jan is an American situation comedy starring …
It's Always Jan is an American situation comedy starring Janis Paige, which aired on CBS in the 1955-1956 season. It was the lead-in program at 9:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday evenings to the first season of the long-running western, Gunsmoke, starring James Arness.
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1929
Arte Johnson
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Arte Johnson

Arte Johnson was born.
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