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Frank Nelson

  • May 06, 1911 - Sep 12, 1986 (age 75)
  • 5' 9" (1.75 m)
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1986
The Malibu Bikini Shop
MovieDec 11, 1986

The Malibu Bikini Shop

After inheriting a failing bikini …
After inheriting a failing bikini shop, two recent grads decide to make a go of it. One, in the hopes of building it into a successful business, the other, in the hopes of getting to look at lots of women in (and out) of swimsuits. As they try more and more outrageous ways of drumming up business, their antics begin attracting some unwanted attention.
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Foofur
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TV ShowSep 13, 1986

Foofur

Foofur is an American animated children's television series …
Foofur is an American animated children's television series from Kissyfur creator Phil Mendez and was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions with SEPP International S.A. Airing on NBC from 1986 to 1988, the show was about the everyday misadventures of the skinny blue protagonist dog in Willowby. A comic book series, based on the cartoon, was produced by and released from Star Comics (an imprint of Marvel Comics).
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Frank Nelson
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Frank Nelson

Frank Nelson passed away.
1985
CBS Storybreak
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TV ShowMar 30, 1985

CBS Storybreak

CBS Storybreak is a Saturday morning anthology television …
CBS Storybreak is a Saturday morning anthology television series that originally aired on the CBS network from 1985 to 1989. Hosted by Bob Keeshan (and in its 1993 return by Malcolm-Jamal Warner), the episodes are half-hour animated adaptations of children's books published at the time of airing, including How to Eat Fried Worms. Other episodes included Dragon's Blood and Ratha's Creature.
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1984
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. 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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1981
The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
MovieNov 20, 1981

The Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunn…

This is the second feature …
This is the second feature-length film containing classic Warner Brothers cartoons linked together by newly animated footage. It is divided into three parts, all of which are being shown in a theater as part of a film ceremony honoring the classic Looney Tunes characters. Part 1 involves Yosemite Sam's pact with the Devil to exchange his place in Hell with Bugs Bunny, provided that Sam can lure Bugs into sin and then kill him. Part 2 is a parody of TV crime-fighting dramas as Bugs is selected by law-enforcement to find and apprehend gangster Rocky, who has kidnaped Tweety Bird for a ransom. Part 3 is an Academy Awards-like contest in which various classic cartoon shorts are showcased.
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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
The Little Rascals Christmas Special
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MovieDec 3, 1979

The Little Rascals Christmas Special

The Little Rascals Christmas …
The Little Rascals Christmas Special is an animated Christmas television special based on the Our Gang comedies of the 1920s, 1930s, and early 1940s. It first aired December 3, 1979 on NBC.
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1978
Puff the Magic Dragon
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MovieOct 30, 1978

Puff the Magic Dragon

Puff the Magic Dragon is a …
Puff the Magic Dragon is a 30-minute animated television special based on the song of the same name by Peter, Paul and Mary. This film is produced by Fred Wolf Films. The title character was voiced by Burgess Meredith. The doctors were voiced by Frank Nelson, Regis Cordic, and Charles Woolf. The special first aired October 30, 1978 on CBS.
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Dinky Dog
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TV ShowSep 9, 1978

Dinky Dog

Dinky Dog is a Saturday morning animated series produced by …
Dinky Dog is a Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Australia which aired on CBS from September 9, 1978 to September 5, 1981. It was Hanna-Barbera's first show created and produced in Australia.
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The All-New Popeye Hour
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TV ShowSep 9, 1978

The All-New Popeye Hour

The All New Popeye Show is …
The All New Popeye Show is an American animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and King Features Syndicate. Starring the comic strip character Popeye, the series aired from 1978 to 1983 on CBS.
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1977
The Mouse and His Child
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MovieNov 18, 1977

The Mouse and His Child

Adaptation of Russell …
Adaptation of Russell Hoban's novel about two mechanical toy mice, and their quest to become "self-winding".
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1976
Alice
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TV ShowAug 31, 1976

Alice

Alice is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from August …
Alice is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from August 31, 1976, to March 19, 1985. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her young son to start life over again, and finds a job working at a roadside diner in Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the episodes revolve around events at Mel's Diner, where Alice is employed.
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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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The Oddball Couple
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TV ShowSep 6, 1975

The Oddball Couple

The Oddball Couple is an animated half-hour Saturday morning …
The Oddball Couple is an animated half-hour Saturday morning show that ran on the ABC TV network from September 6, 1975, to December 20, 1975. The show was a production of DePatie-Freleng Enterprises in association with Paramount Television, and was distributed by CBS Television Distribution It is an adaptation of the TV series The Odd Couple, which had ended its run on March 7 of that year, after five seasons on ABC. The show first aired at 11:30 am Eastern Time (ET) and was switched to 12 noon ET.
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1972
Sanford and Son
TV ShowJan 14, 1972

Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son is an American sitcom television series that …
Sanford and Son is an American sitcom television series that ran on the NBC from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. It was based on the BBC Television program Steptoe and Son, which had its original broadcast run in the United Kingdom from 1962 to 1965.
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1970
Veola Vonn
Marriage1970

Veola Vonn

Veola Vonn was born on July 27, 1918 in New York City, New …
Veola Vonn was born on July 27, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for South Sea Woman (1953), Winners of the West (1940) and Burma Convoy (1941). She was married to Frank Nelson and Hanley Stafford. She died on October 28, 1995 in Orange County, California, USA.
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Veola Vonn
Relationship1970

Veola Vonn

Veola Vonn was born on July 27, 1918 in New York City, New …
Veola Vonn was born on July 27, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. She was an actress, known for South Sea Woman (1953), Winners of the West (1940) and Burma Convoy (1941). She was married to Frank Nelson and Hanley Stafford. She died on October 28, 1995 in Orange County, California, USA.
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1964
The Addams Family
TV ShowSep 18, 1964

The Addams Family

The Addams Family is an American horror/black comedy sitcom …
The Addams Family is an American horror/black comedy sitcom based on the characters from Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute television series was created by David Levy and Donald Saltzman and shot in black-and-white, airing for two seasons on ABC from September 18, 1964, to April 8, 1966, for a total of 64 episodes. The show is also notable for its opening theme that was composed and sung by Vic Mizzy.
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1963
The New Phil Silvers Show
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TV ShowSep 28, 1963

The New Phil Silvers Show

The New Phil Silvers Show is …
The New Phil Silvers Show is an American situation comedy starring comedian Phil Silvers which aired thirty episodes on CBS from September 28, 1963, to April 25, 1964, under the sponsorship of General Foods.
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Petticoat Junction
TV ShowSep 24, 1963

Petticoat Junction

Petticoat Junction is an American sitcom that originally aired on …
Petticoat Junction is an American sitcom that originally aired on CBS from September 1963 to April 1970. The series takes place at the Shady Rest Hotel, which is run by Kate Bradley, her three daughters Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo, and Betty Jo, and her uncle Joe Carson. The series is one of three interrelated shows about rural characters produced by Paul Henning. Petticoat Junction was created upon the success of Henning's previous rural/urban-themed sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971). The success of Petticoat Junction led to a spin-off, Green Acres (1965–1971). Petticoat Junction was produced by Wayfilms (a joint venture of Filmways Television and Pen-Ten Productions).
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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 was 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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The Lucy Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Lucy Show

The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS …
The Lucy Show is an American sitcom that aired on CBS from 1962 to 1968. It was Lucille Ball's follow-up to I Love Lucy. A significant change in cast and premise for the fourth season (1965–1966) divides the program into two distinct eras; aside from Ball, only Gale Gordon, who joined the program for its second season, remained. For the first three seasons, Vivian Vance was the co-star.
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The Jetsons
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TV ShowSep 23, 1962

The Jetsons

The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced …
The Jetsons is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. It originally aired in prime time from September 23, 1962, to March 17, 1963, then later in syndication. New episodes were produced in 1985 to 1987 as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera block. It was Hanna-Barbera's Space Age counterpart to The Flintstones.
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1961
Calvin and the Colonel
TV ShowOct 3, 1961

Calvin and the Colonel

Calvin and the Colonel is an …
Calvin and the Colonel is an animated cartoon sitcom television series in 1961 about Colonel Montgomery J. Klaxon, a shrewd fox, and Calvin T. Burnside, a dumb bear. Their lawyer was Oliver Wendell Clutch, who was a weasel (literally). The colonel lived with his wife Maggie Belle and her sister Susan Culpepper, who did not trust the colonel at all. Colonel Klaxon was in the real estate business, but always tried get-rich-quick schemes with Calvin's unwitting help.
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1960
Angel
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TV ShowOct 6, 1960

Angel

Angel is an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the …
Angel is an American sitcom that aired on CBS during the 1960–1961 television season. The series was created and executive produced by Jess Oppenheimer, and stars Annie Fargé as the title character.
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The Flintstones
TV ShowSep 30, 1960

The Flintstones

The Flintstones is an American animated sitcom produced …
The Flintstones is an American animated sitcom produced by Hanna-Barbera. The series takes place in a romanticized Stone Age setting, and follows the activities of the titular family, the Flintstones, and their next-door neighbors, the Rubbles (who are also their best friends). It was originally broadcast on ABC from September 30, 1960 until April 1, 1966, as the first animated series to hold a prime time slot.
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Pete and Gladys
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TV ShowSep 18, 1960

Pete and Gladys

Pete and Gladys is an American sitcom television series …
Pete and Gladys is an American sitcom television series starring Harry Morgan and Cara Williams that aired on CBS on Mondays at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time for two seasons, beginning on September 19, 1960. The last episode was broadcast on September 10, 1962.
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1957
The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour
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TV ShowNov 6, 1957

The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour

The Lucy–Desi Comedy …
The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour is a collection of thirteen black-and-white one-hour specials airing occasionally from 1957 to 1960 (as opposed to a thirty-minute regular series). The first five were shown as specials during the 1957–58 television season. The remaining eight were originally shown as part of Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse. Its original network title was The Ford Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show for the first season, and The Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Presents The Lucille Ball–Desi Arnaz Show for the following seasons. The successor to the classic comedy, I Love Lucy, the programs featured the same cast members: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, and Little Ricky (billed as Richard Keith in his post-Lucy–Desi acting assignments). The production schedule avoided the grind of a regular weekly series.
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The Real McCoys
TV ShowOct 3, 1957

The Real McCoys

The Real McCoys is an American situation comedy co …
The Real McCoys is an American situation comedy co-produced by Danny Thomas's Marterto Productions in association with Walter Brennan and Irving Pincus's Westgate Company. The series was broadcast for six seasons, five by the ABC-TV network from 1957–1962 and a final year, 1962–63 by CBS. Set in the San Fernando Valley of California, the series was filmed in Hollywood at Desilu studios.
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Blondie
TV ShowJan 4, 1957

Blondie

Blondie is the first of two TV series based on the comic strip. …
Blondie is the first of two TV series based on the comic strip. The show first aired in January 4, 1957 on NBC and ran for one season. Pamela Britton starred in the title role and Arthur Lake played Blondie's husband Dagwood Bumstead, reprising his role from the Blondie movie series.
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1954
Shower of Stars
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TV ShowSep 30, 1954

Shower of Stars

Shower of Stars (also known as Chrysler Shower of Stars) is …
Shower of Stars (also known as Chrysler Shower of Stars) is an American variety television series broadcast live in the United States from 1954 to 1958 by CBS. The series was broadcast in color which was a departure from the usual programming broadcast by CBS.
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1953
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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Remains to Be Seen
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MovieMay 15, 1953

Remains to Be Seen

June Allyson plays a band singer working in New York City; …
June Allyson plays a band singer working in New York City; Van Johnson is the manager of a fancy apartment house where a murder is committed. The victim is Allyson's wealthy uncle, and since she can't account for her actions at the time of the crime, our heroine is the principal suspect.
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Private Secretary
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1953

Private Secretary

Private Secretary (also known as Susie) is an American sitcom …
Private Secretary (also known as Susie) is an American sitcom that aired from February 1, 1953, to September 10, 1957, on CBS, alternating with The Jack Benny Program on Sundays at 7:30pm EST. The series stars Ann Sothern as Susan Camille "Susie" MacNamara, devoted secretary to handsome talent agent Peter Sands, played by Don Porter.
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1952
I Married Joan
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TV ShowOct 15, 1952

I Married Joan

I Married Joan is an American situation comedy that aired …
I Married Joan is an American situation comedy that aired on NBC from 1952 to 1955. It starred veteran vaudeville, film, and radio comedian-comedy actress Joan Davis as the manic, scatterbrained wife of a mild-mannered community judge, the Honorable Bradley Stevens (Jim Backus).
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The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
TV ShowOct 3, 1952

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

The Adventures of Ozzie and …
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet is an American sitcom, which aired on ABC from October 3, 1952 through April 23, 1966, and starred the real-life Nelson family. After a long run on radio, the show was brought to television, where it continued its success, initially running simultaneously on radio and TV. The series starred the entertainment duo of Ozzie Nelson and his wife, singer Harriet Nelson, and their sons, David and Ricky. Don DeFore had a recurring role as the Nelsons' neighbor "Thorny".
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Bonzo Goes to College
MovieSep 11, 1952

Bonzo Goes to College

In this fantasy-toned sequel, …
In this fantasy-toned sequel, former lab chimp Bonzo, now literate (!), runs away from a carnival sideshow and hops a banana truck. He lands in college town Pawlton and is adopted by the granddaughter of football coach 'Pop' Drew, who sorely needs good players. Obvious but pleasant slapstick follows.
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1951
I Love Lucy
TV ShowOct 15, 1951

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom that …
I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom that originally ran on CBS from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning 6 seasons (including the 'lost' original pilot and Christmas episode). The show starred Lucille Ball, her real-life husband Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. It followed the life of Lucy Ricardo (Ball), a middle class housewife in New York City, who either concocted plans with her best friends (Vance & Frawley) to appear alongside her bandleader husband Ricky Ricardo (Arnaz) in his nightclub, or tried numerous schemes to mingle with, or be a part of show business. After the series ended in 1957, a modified version continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials; it ran from 1957 to 1960. It was first known as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and later in reruns as The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour.
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You Never Can Tell
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MovieSep 23, 1951

You Never Can Tell

An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named King …
An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named King inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human detective to bring his killer to justice, and protect the girl who used to look after him.
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1950
The Jack Benny Program
TV ShowOct 28, 1950

The Jack Benny Program

The Jack Benny Program, …
The Jack Benny Program, starring Jack Benny, is a radio-TV comedy series that ran for more than three decades and is generally regarded as a high-water mark in 20th-century American comedy.
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The Milkman
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MovieOct 17, 1950

The Milkman

Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to …
Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from idleness, he gets a job with his father's arch-rival, sponsored by eccentric milkman Breezy Albright, and promptly falls in love with the boss's daughter. But his career as a milkman soon degenerates into slapstick.
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The Colgate Comedy Hour
TV ShowSep 10, 1950

The Colgate Comedy Hour

The Colgate Comedy Hour …
The Colgate Comedy Hour was an American comedy-musical variety series that aired live on the NBC network from 1950 to 1955. The show featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.
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When You're Smiling
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MovieAug 30, 1950

When You're Smiling

When You're Smiling released.
1933
Mary Lansing
Marriage1933

Mary Lansing

Mary Lansing was born on June 10, 1911 in New Orleans, …
Mary Lansing was born on June 10, 1911 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She was an actress, known for The Andy Griffith Show (1960), Happy Days (1929) and Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). She was married to Frank Nelson. She died on September 30, 1988 in Northridge, California, USA.
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1926
The Sea Beast
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MovieJan 15, 1926

The Sea Beast

This silent movie is based on Melville's classic Moby Dick. …
This silent movie is based on Melville's classic Moby Dick. Ahab and his brother compete for the affections of minister's daughter Esther. But the great white whale has been eluding the harpooners, bearing many scars of failed attacks. Can our hero Ahab succeed where others have perished?
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1911
Frank Nelson
BirthMay 1911

Frank Nelson

Frank Nelson was born.
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