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Frances Bavier

  • Dec 14, 1902 - Dec 06, 1989 (age 86)
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1989
Frances Bavier
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Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier passed away.
1974
Benji
MovieMay 31, 1974

Benji

The first movie about the famous golden mutt. Benji is a stray …
The first movie about the famous golden mutt. Benji is a stray who has nonetheless worked his way into the hearts of a number of the townspeople, who give him food and attention whenever he stops by. His particular favorites are a pair of children who feed and play with him against the wishes of their parents. When the children are kidnapped, however, the parents and the police are at a loss to find them. Only Benji can track them down, but will he be in time? If he can save the day, he may just find the permanent home he's been longing for.
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1968
Mayberry R.F.D.
TV ShowSep 23, 1968

Mayberry R.F.D.

Mayberry R.F.D. is an American television series produced as …
Mayberry R.F.D. is an American television series produced as a spin-off and direct continuation of The Andy Griffith Show. When star Andy Griffith decided to leave his series, most of the supporting characters returned for the retitled program, which ran for three seasons (78 episodes) on the CBS Television Network from 1968–1971.
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1967
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Award1967

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Co…

Won award for "The Andy Griffith Show".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Nomination1967

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Co…

Nominated for "The Andy Griffith Show".
Primetime Emmy Award
1964
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
TV ShowSep 25, 1964

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy …
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. is an American situation comedy that originally aired on CBS from September 25, 1964, to May 2, 1969. The series was a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot episode was aired as the season finale of the fourth season of its parent series on May 18, 1964. The show ran for a total of 150 half-hour episodes spanning over five seasons, in black-and-white for the first season, and then in color for the remaining four seasons. In 2006, CBS Home Entertainment (distributed by Paramount) began releasing the series on DVD. The final season was released in November 2008.
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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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1959
It Started with a Kiss
MovieAug 19, 1959

It Started with a Kiss

A U.S. sergeant serving in …
A U.S. sergeant serving in Spain creates envy among his Air Force superiors and the Spanish locals when his brand new futuristic sports car and pretty wife arrive at the base.
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Rawhide
TV ShowJan 9, 1959

Rawhide

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric …
Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood. The show aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959, to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965, until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.
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1958
A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed
MovieDec 1, 1958

A Nice Little Bank That Should Be Robbed

Three horse-racing lovers …
Three horse-racing lovers turn to robbery to appease their gambling appetites. Max is the nice, easygoing, vitamin-gulping guy with an out-sized swallow tube; Gus is his penniless, parasitic friend and Rocky is their bookie pal. Gus persuades Max that with his unusual swallow tube they could rob a bank and Max could swallow the note to be shown the teller after the money is handed over. They pull off the robbery with incredible ease, become involved with a vitamin-gulping horse, lose their bank roll, try robbery again - and wind up behind the Eight Ball.
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77 Sunset Strip
TV ShowOct 10, 1958

77 Sunset Strip

77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective …
77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective drama series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Roger Smith, Richard Long (from 1960 to 1961) and Edd Byrnes (billed as Edward Byrnes). Each episode was one hour long including commercials. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.
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The Ann Sothern Show
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TV ShowOct 6, 1958

The Ann Sothern Show

The Ann Sothern Show is an American sitcom starring …
The Ann Sothern Show is an American sitcom starring Ann Sothern that aired on CBS for 93 episodes. Created by Bob Schiller and Bob Weiskopf, The series began on October 6, 1958, and ended on March 30, 1961. Her second sitcom for the network after Private Secretary, Sothern starred as the assistant manager of upscale New York City hotel The Bartley House. Co-stars for the series included Ann Tyrrell and Don Porter, who had also co-starred with her in Private Secretary.
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1957
Perry Mason
TV ShowSep 21, 1957

Perry Mason

Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally …
Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal-defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner.
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The Thin Man
TV ShowSep 20, 1957

The Thin Man

The Thin Man was a half-hour weekly television series …
The Thin Man was a half-hour weekly television series based on the mystery novel The Thin Man (1933) by Dashiell Hammett. The 72 episodes were produced by MGM Television and broadcast by NBC for two seasons from 1957–1959 on Friday evening. It was the first TV series produced by MGM.
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Wagon Train
TV ShowSep 18, 1957

Wagon Train

Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on …
Wagon Train is an American Western series that aired on the NBC television network (National Broadcasting Company), 1957–1962 and then on the lower rated newer American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 1962–1965. Wagon Train first aired on September 18, 1957 and would eventually place the TV show in the number one spot in the Nielsen ratings. The series format attracted big name guest stars who would appear in major roles as travelers in the large wagon train or in the settlements they passed by or visited. It initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death in 1960 by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by Scott Miller and Robert Fuller.'
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Sugarfoot
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TV ShowSep 17, 1957

Sugarfoot

Sugarfoot is an American western television series that aired for …
Sugarfoot is an American western television series that aired for sixty-nine episodes on ABC from 1957-1961 on Tuesday nights on a "shared" slot basis – rotating with Cheyenne (1st season); Cheyenne and Bronco (2nd season); and Bronco (3rd season). The Warner Bros. production stars Will Hutchins as Tom Brewster, an Easterner who comes to the Oklahoma Territory to become a lawyer. Jack Elam is cast in occasional episodes as sidekick Toothy Thompson. Brewster was a correspondence-school student whose apparent lack of cowboy skills earned him the nickname "Sugarfoot", a designation even below that of a tenderfoot.
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The Eve Arden Show
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TV ShowSep 17, 1957

The Eve Arden Show

The Eve Arden Show is a 26-episode American sitcom …
The Eve Arden Show is a 26-episode American sitcom which aired during the 1957-1958 season on CBS, alternately sponsored by Lever Brothers and Shulton, Inc. (Old Spice).
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1956
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
TV ShowSep 21, 1956

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Ethel Barrymore Theatre was …
Ethel Barrymore Theatre was an anthology television series hosted by Ethel Barrymore and the last series produced by the DuMont Television Network. While produced by the network, the series was aired on Fridays at 8:30pm ET from September 21 to December 21, 1956 on DuMont station WABD after the network had closed. The series may have been filmed in 1953, and was known as Stage 8 in syndication.
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1955
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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The Jane Wyman Show
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TV ShowAug 30, 1955

The Jane Wyman Show

This filmed drama anthology featured Academy Award …
This filmed drama anthology featured Academy Award winner Jane Wyman as the series hostess introducing each weekly installment, as well as starring in 42 of the 94 episodes. This series was a complete revamping of Fireside Theatre, with Wyman taking over as the producer from Frank Wisbar; it was produced by Jane Wyman's Lewman Productions in conjunction with Music Corporation of America's Revue Productions. The initial title was Jane Wyman's Fireside Theatre, but would soon lose any reference to Fireside in its title. The sponsor was Procter and Gamble (Duz, Ivory Soap, and Crisco) which reportedly paid almost $5,000,000 for the show's first season. Wyman's series differed from The Loretta Young Show, the standard bearer of the filmed star anthologies of the period, which also aired on NBC. Unlike Young, Wyman did not make a dramatic entrance at the top of the show, favoring the more subdued for which she was known. Of her years as a groundbreaking female television producer, Jane Wyman once commented, "I learned one thing - you can always get quality if you are quality." Scripts came from many top-notch writers, including Quinn Martin (The Untouchables, 1959-63), Aaron Spelling (The Mod Squad, 1968-73), Rod Serling (Twilight Zone, 1959-64) and Gene Rodenberry (Star Trek, 1966-69). At the end of its three seasons on NBC, The Jane Wyman Show was successfully sold into off-network syndication beginning with the 1958-59 season. Rerun into the 1960s, the series had its widest exposure as a weekday afternoon offering on ABC from 01/02/62 to 09/06/63. Episodes also re-aired in primetime as episodes of Studio 57 (Synd., 1956-57) and as part of the summer replacement series Summer Playhouse (NBC, 1957), Buick Adventure Theatre (ABC, 1958), Spotlight Playhouse (CBS, 1959) and Jane Wyman Presents (ABC, 1963).
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Damon Runyon Theater
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TV ShowApr 16, 1955

Damon Runyon Theater

Damon Runyon Theater is an American television program …
Damon Runyon Theater is an American television program that presented dramatized versions of Damon Runyon's short stories. Hosted by Donald Woods, the program, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch's Budweiser beer, aired for a total of 39 episodes on CBS from April 1955 through February 1956 (repeats continued through June).
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Soldiers of Fortune
TV ShowJan 10, 1955

Soldiers of Fortune

Soldiers of Fortune is a 1955 syndicated half hour …
Soldiers of Fortune is a 1955 syndicated half hour American television adventure series. It starred John Russell as Tim Kelly and Chick Chandler as his sidekick Toubo Smith who were international adventurers. Each episode would take place in a different country. Many of the film crew had worked at Republic Pictures studios with the show filmed on Republic's backlot then used by television's Revue Productions. The show was constantly rerun on American television into the 1960s.
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1954
Climax!
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TV ShowOct 7, 1954

Climax!

Climax! (later known as Climax Mystery Theater) is an …
Climax! (later known as Climax Mystery Theater) is an American television anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa. It was one of the few CBS programs of that era to be broadcast in color (using the massive TK-40A color cameras pioneered and manufactured by RCA, and used primarily by CBS' arch-rival network, NBC). Many of the episodes were performed and broadcast live, and although the series was transmitted in color, only black-and-white kinescope copies of some episodes survive to the present day. The series finished at #22 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1955-1956 season and #26 for 1956-1957.
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It's a Great Life
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TV ShowSep 7, 1954

It's a Great Life

It's a Great Life (also known in syndicated reruns as The …
It's a Great Life (also known in syndicated reruns as The Bachelors) is an American situation comedy which aired on NBC from 1954 to 1956. Frances Bavier, six years before being cast as Aunt Bee in CBS's The Andy Griffith Show, played a somewhat similar role as Mrs. Amy Morgan, the owner of a boarding house.
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1953
Man in the Attic
MovieDec 31, 1953

Man in the Attic

After an enigmatic, self-described pathologist rents the attic …
After an enigmatic, self-described pathologist rents the attic room of a Victorian house, his landlady begins to suspect her lodger is Jack the Ripper.
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McCoy of Abilene
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MovieOct 18, 1953

McCoy of Abilene

McCoy of Abilene released.
Colonel Humphrey Flack
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TV ShowOct 7, 1953

Colonel Humphrey Flack

Colonel Humphrey Flack is …
Colonel Humphrey Flack is an American sitcom which ran Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET from October 7, 1953, to July 2, 1954, on the DuMont Television Network, then revived from 1958 to 1959 for first-run syndication.
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The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
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TV ShowOct 2, 1953

The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse

The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse is …
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse is an American dramatic anthology series that aired on ABC from 1953 to 1955, sponsored by Pepsi-Cola. The show was hosted by Arlene Dahl (1953), Anita Colby (1954), and, finally, Polly Bergen (1955). Initially the series was done live, but switched to film during the first season.
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The Danny Thomas Show
TV ShowSep 29, 1953

The Danny Thomas Show

The Danny Thomas Show …
The Danny Thomas Show (titled Make Room for Daddy for its first three seasons) is an American sitcom that ran from 1953 to 1957 on ABC and from 1957 to 1964 on CBS. Episodes regularly featured music by Danny Thomas, guest stars and occasionally other cast members as part of the plot.
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The Loretta Young Show
TV ShowSep 20, 1953

The Loretta Young Show

The Loretta Young Show …
The Loretta Young Show (originally known as Letter to Loretta) is an American anthology drama television series broadcast on Sunday nights from September 2, 1953, to June 4, 1961, on NBC for a total of 165 episodes. The series was hosted by actress Loretta Young, who also played the lead in various episodes.
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The Revlon Mirror Theater
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TV ShowJun 23, 1953

The Revlon Mirror Theater

The Revlon Mirror Theater …
The Revlon Mirror Theater (also known as Mirror Theater) was an American drama and anthology series. The series was broadcast on NBC from June 23, 1953 to September 1, 1953 and then on CBS for the rest of its run from September 19, 1953 to December 12, 1953. The series aired twenty-three episodes over its two seasons. The series was sponsored by the Revlon Cosmetics Corporation.
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General Electric Theater
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1953

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater was …
General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
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City Detective
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TV ShowJan 1, 1953

City Detective

City Detective is a half-hour syndicated crime drama …
City Detective is a half-hour syndicated crime drama starring Rod Cameron as 43-year-old Bart Grant, a tough 1950s New York City police lieutenant. The first of three consecutive Rod Cameron series, City Detective aired between September 1953 and May 10, 1955. Late in 1953, Variety noted that the series had been sold to 1,971 television stations, a then syndication record.
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1952
Horizons West
MovieOct 11, 1952

Horizons West

Home from the Civil War, young Neal Hammond is happy to …
Home from the Civil War, young Neal Hammond is happy to return to Texas ranching, but brother Dan wants more. His attempt to enter business is thwarted when carpetbagger Cord Hardin beats and humiliates him in a poker game. So Dan forms a rustling gang and parlays his ill-gotten gains into a land empire. But among the growing opposition to his gang is the new Marshal of Austin...brother Neal.
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My Wife's Best Friend
MovieOct 10, 1952

My Wife's Best Friend

After a man confesses to his …
After a man confesses to his wife that he has been unfaithful, she imagines all kinds of ways that historical figures such as Cleopatra and Joan of Arc might handle the situation.
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Ford Theatre
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TV ShowOct 2, 1952

Ford Theatre

Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and …
Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and known as Ford Television Theatre for the TV version, is a radio and television anthology series broadcast in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. At various times the television series appeared on all three major television networks, while the radio version was broadcast on two separate networks and on two separate coasts. Ford Theatre was named for its sponsor, the Ford Motor Company, which had an earlier success with its concert music series, The Ford Sunday Evening Hour (1934–42).
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Sally and Saint Anne
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MovieJul 1, 1952

Sally and Saint Anne

Sally O'Moyne, a good-natured but awkward school-girl lives …
Sally O'Moyne, a good-natured but awkward school-girl lives with her extended and eccentric Irish-American clan. One day at school, unable to find her lunch bucket, Sally says a prayer to St. Anne in hope of heavenly assistance. When Sally finds her lunch, she believes a miracle has happened, convincing her of a special relationship with the saint. Meanwhile, some animosity between the O'Moyne family and a neighbor grows and manifests itself in various comic situations. The plot develops as Sally, firm in her belief in St. Anne, emerges from adolescence an attractive young woman, and discovers the opposite sex. The feud, along with Sally's personal life, works itself to resolution in this light, nostalgic look at growing up Catholic in the 1940s and 1950s.
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Bend of the River
MovieJan 23, 1952

Bend of the River

Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his …
Two men with questionable pasts, Glyn McLyntock and his friend Cole, lead a wagon-train load of homesteaders from Missouri to the Oregon territory. They establish a settlement outside of Portland and as winter nears, it is necessary for McLyntock and Cole to rescue and deliver food and supplies being held in Portland by corrupt officials. On the trip back to the settlement, up river and over a mountain, Cole engineers a mutiny to divert the supplies to a gold mining camp for a handsome profit.
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1951
Dragnet
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TV ShowDec 16, 1951

Dragnet

Dragnet is an American radio, television, and motion-picture …
Dragnet is an American radio, television, and motion-picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show took its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.
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The Lady Says No
MovieDec 14, 1951

The Lady Says No

A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them …
A woman writes a best-selling book for women warning them about the "dangers" of men. A handsome photographer for a national magazine arrives in her town to do a feature story on her. Complications ensue.
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The Stooge
MovieNov 15, 1951

The Stooge

Bill Miller is an unsuccessful Broadway performer until his …
Bill Miller is an unsuccessful Broadway performer until his handlers convince him to enhance his act with a stooge - Ted Rogers, a guy positioned in the audience to be the butt of Bill's jokes. But Ted begins to steal the show. Bill's girlfriend and his pals tell him to make Ted an equal partner. Complications occur, while Bill sings and Ted gets the laughs.
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Schlitz Playhouse of Stars
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TV ShowOct 5, 1951

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is …
Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.
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The Day the Earth Stood Still
MovieSep 18, 1951

The Day the Earth Stood Still

An alien lands and tells the …
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
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Racket Squad
TV ShowJun 7, 1951

Racket Squad

Racket Squad is an American TV crime drama series that aired …
Racket Squad is an American TV crime drama series that aired from 1951 to 1953. The format was a narrated anthology drama, as each individual episode featured various ordinary citizens getting ensnared in a different confidence scheme. Episodes were introduced and narrated by Reed Hadley as "Captain John Braddock", a fictional detective working for a police department in a large, unnamed American city. Braddock served as the series' host and narrator.
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1950
Lux Video Theatre
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TV ShowOct 2, 1950

Lux Video Theatre

Lux Video Theatre is an American television anthology series …
Lux Video Theatre is an American television anthology series that was produced from 1950 until 1957. The series presented both comedy and drama in original teleplays, as well as abridged adaptations of films and plays.
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1949
The Lone Ranger
TV ShowSep 15, 1949

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is an American western drama television …
The Lone Ranger is an American western drama television series that aired on the ABC Television network from 1949 to 1957, with Clayton Moore in the starring role. Jay Silverheels, a member of the Mohawk Aboriginal people in Canada, played The Lone Ranger's Indian companion Tonto.
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1943
O, My Darling Clementine
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MovieDec 31, 1943

O, My Darling Clementine

"Dapper Dan" Franklin …
"Dapper Dan" Franklin (Frank Albertson)and his small troupe of actors become stranded in the small town of Harmony, Tennessee. The town is shackled by Blue Laws imposed upon it by a City Council under the influence of their domineering wives. Harry Cheshire)is under the thumb of his sister Abigail Uppington (Isabel Randolph). One look at "Pappy's" daughter Clementine (Lorna Gray), and Dan decides to stay in Harmony...Blue Laws or no. "Pappy" confidentially tells Dan he can't be chased from town if he buys any piece of property and even gives him the cash to but a worthless lot behind City Hall. where the troupe sets up their headquarters. But through a mix-up Dan has accidentally brought the City Hall...and times will be changing in Harmony.
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1902
Frances Bavier
BirthDecember 1902

Frances Bavier

Frances Bavier was born.
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