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Franklyn Farnum

  • Jun 05, 1878 - Jul 04, 1961 (age 83)
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1961
Franklyn Farnum
PersonalJuly 1961

Franklyn Farnum

Franklyn Farnum passed away.
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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Black Saddle
TV ShowJan 10, 1959

Black Saddle

Black Saddle is an American Western television series …
Black Saddle is an American Western television series starring Peter Breck that aired 44 episodes on NBC from January 10, 1959, to May 6, 1960. The half-hour program was produced by Dick Powell's Four Star Television, and the original pilot was an episode of CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater, with Chris Alcaide portraying the principal character, Clay Culhane.
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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
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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The Rifleman
TV ShowSep 30, 1958

The Rifleman

The Rifleman is an American Western television program …
The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son Mark McCain. It was set in the 1870s and 1880s in the fictional town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The show was filmed in black and white, in half-hour episodes. The Rifleman aired on ABC from September 30, 1958, to April 8, 1963, as a production of Four Star Television. It was one of the first prime time series on US television to show a single parent raising a child.
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1957
Pal Joey
MovieOct 25, 1957

Pal Joey

Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, …
Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now rich widow Vera Simpson, the two lecherous souls seem made for each other. That is, until Linda English comes along. Linda is a "mouse on the chorus line" and built like there's no tomorrow. But she's the typical good little girl from a good little home -- just the right ingredient to louse up Joey's cushy set up.
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Tombstone Territory
TV ShowOct 16, 1957

Tombstone Territory

Tombstone Territory is an American Western series …
Tombstone Territory is an American Western series starring Pat Conway and Richard Eastham. The series' first two seasons aired on ABC from 1957 to 1959. The first season was sponsored by Bristol-Myers (consumer products) and the second season by Lipton (tea/soup) and Philip Morris (Marlboro cigarettes). The third and final season aired in syndication from 1959 until 1960. The program was produced by Ziv Television.
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How to Marry a Millionaire
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TV ShowOct 7, 1957

How to Marry a Millionaire

How to Marry a Millionaire is …
How to Marry a Millionaire is an American sitcom that aired in syndication and on the NTA Film Network, from October 7, 1957, to August 20, 1959. The series is based on the 1953 film of the same name starring Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, and Lauren Bacall.
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The Californians
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TV ShowSep 24, 1957

The Californians

The Californians is a half-hour Western television series, set …
The Californians is a half-hour Western television series, set during the San Francisco gold rush of the 1850s, which was broadcast by NBC from September 24, 1957, to May 26, 1959, for 69 episodes.
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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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Have Gun – Will Travel
TV ShowSep 14, 1957

Have Gun – Will Travel

Have Gun – Will Travel is an …
Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western series that was produced and originally broadcast by CBS on both television and radio from 1957 through 1963. The television version of the series was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first four seasons, and it is one of the few shows in television history to spawn a successful radio version. That radio series debuted November 23, 1958, more than a year after the premiere of its televised counterpart.
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1956
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre
TV ShowOct 5, 1956

Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre

Dick Powell's Zane Grey …
Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, sometimes simply called Zane Grey Theatre, is an American Western anthology series which ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961.
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State Trooper
TV ShowSep 25, 1956

State Trooper

State Trooper is an American crime drama set in the American …
State Trooper is an American crime drama set in the American West of the 1950s, starring Rod Cameron as Rod Blake, an officer of the Nevada Department of Public Safety. The series aired 104 episodes in syndication from 1957 to 1959.
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The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu
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TV ShowSep 3, 1956

The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu

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The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu is a syndicated American television series that aired in 1956. The show was produced by Hollywood Television Service, a subsidiary of Republic Pictures.
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1955
Crossroads
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TV ShowOct 7, 1955

Crossroads

Crossroads was an American television anthology series …
Crossroads was an American television anthology series based on the activities of clergy from different denominations. It aired from October 1955 to June 1956 on ABC. The series' second season aired from October 1956 to June 1957 in syndication.
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The 20th Century Fox Hour
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TV ShowOct 5, 1955

The 20th Century Fox Hour

The 20th Century Fox Hour …
The 20th Century Fox Hour is an American drama anthology series televised in the United States on CBS from 1955 to 1957. Some of the shows in this series were restored, remastered and shown on the Fox Movie Channel in 2002 under the title Hour of Stars (its title when the series was originally syndicated after 1957). The season one episode Overnight Haul, starring Richard Conte and Lizabeth Scott, was released in Australia as a feature film.
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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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Tales of the Texas Rangers
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TV ShowAug 27, 1955

Tales of the Texas Rangers

Tales of the Texas Rangers …
Tales of the Texas Rangers is a 20th century Western old-time radio and television police procedural drama which originally aired on NBC Radio from 1950 to 1952 and later on CBS Television from 1955 to 1958. Film star Joel McCrea voiced the radio version as the fictitious Texas Ranger Jace Pearson, who uses the latest scientific techniques to identify criminals. His faithful horse, Charcoal (or "Charky"), helps Pearson to track down the culprits. The radio shows, some of which are available on the Internet, are reenactments of actual Texas Ranger cases.
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1954
Walt Disney anthology television series
TV ShowOct 27, 1954

Walt Disney anthology television series

Walt Disney Productions …
Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television networks until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus in 1984-85. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991 until 1997, the series aired infrequently.
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1953
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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1952
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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Adventures of Superman
TV ShowSep 19, 1952

Adventures of Superman

Adventures of Superman is …
Adventures of Superman is an American television series based on comic book characters and concepts that Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created in 1938. The show was the first television series to feature Superman and began filming in 1951 in California on RKO-Pathé stages and the RKO Forty Acres back lot. Cereal manufacturer Kellogg's sponsored the show. The show, which was produced for first-run television syndication rather than a network, has disputed first and last air dates, but they are generally accepted as September 19, 1952, and April 28, 1958. The show's first two seasons (episodes 1–52, 26 titles per season) were filmed in black and white; seasons three through six (episodes 53–104, 13 titles per season) were filmed in color but originally telecast in black and white. Adventures of Superman was not shown in color until 1965, when the series was syndicated to local stations.
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The Unexpected
TV ShowMar 5, 1952

The Unexpected

Herbert Marshall hosted this anthology series of fast …
Herbert Marshall hosted this anthology series of fast paced thirty minute dramas. It was also known as Times Square Playhouse.
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Death Valley Days
TV ShowMar 1, 1952

Death Valley Days

Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television …
Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television anthology series featuring true accounts of the American Old West, particularly the Death Valley country of southeastern California. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945 and became from 1952 to 1970 as a syndicated television series, with reruns (updated with new narrations) continuing through August 1, 1975. The radio and television versions combined to make the show "one of the longest-running western programs in broadcast history."
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1951
Roadblock
MovieJul 30, 1951

Roadblock

An L.A. insurance detective starts to get involved with a girl he …
An L.A. insurance detective starts to get involved with a girl he is increasingly attracted to, even though he sees her as a chiseller. She makes it clear that her tastes are too expensive for him, so he sets about getting a lot of money quickly if illegally. Perhaps too late, she starts to find that she is content with him just the way he is.
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1950
Big Town
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TV ShowOct 5, 1950

Big Town

"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network …
"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ...
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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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Sunset Boulevard
MovieAug 10, 1950

Sunset Boulevard

An aging silent film queen refuses to accept that her stardom …
An aging silent film queen refuses to accept that her stardom has ended. She hires a young screenwriter to help set up her movie comeback. The screenwriter believes he can manipulate her, but he soon finds out he is wrong. The screenwriters ambivalence about their relationship and her unwillingness to let go leads to a situation of violence, madness, and death.
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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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1946
San Quentin
MovieDec 8, 1946

San Quentin

Television viewer seeing this for the first time: Gee whiz, it's in …
Television viewer seeing this for the first time: Gee whiz, it's in black-and-white and was made in the 40's and is about crime and...Eureka!...another "noir" film is discovered. How about ...
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1937
Romance of the Rockies
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MovieDec 15, 1937

Romance of the Rockies

Circuit-riding Doctor Tom …
Circuit-riding Doctor Tom Foster (Tom Keene) is roaming the country with Mike, an excitable little Italian who practices dentistry, and Jimmy Allen, a young boy whose missing father the trio is trying to locate. Arriving in the town of Elkhorn, Tom, by accident, gets involved in a plot to derive the ranchers of water, and discovers that the lake that is the source of the valley's water is controlled by the villainous Stote (Frankyn Farnum), although it was formerly the property of Jimmie's father. Although a secret he will not betray, he solves the mystery of the missing man, and settles the water problem, aided by Betty Ross (Beryl Wallace), the banker's daughter.
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1935
Hop-Along Cassidy
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MovieJul 30, 1935

Hop-Along Cassidy

An evil ranch foreman tries to provoke a range war by …
An evil ranch foreman tries to provoke a range war by playing two cattlemen against each other while helping a gang to rustle the cattle. Each cattleman blames the other for missing cattle....
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1931
Not Exactly Gentlemen
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MovieMar 8, 1931

Not Exactly Gentlemen

Not Exactly Gentlemen is a …
Not Exactly Gentlemen is a 1931 American pre-Code Western film directed by Benjamin Stoloff and written by Dudley Nichols and William Conselman. It is based on the 1917 novel Over the Border by Herman Whitaker. The film stars Victor McLaglen, Fay Wray, Lew Cody, Robert Warwick, Eddie Gribbon, and David Worth. The film was released on March 8, 1931, by Fox Film Corporation.
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1924
The Gambling Fool
MovieNov 1, 1924

The Gambling Fool

The Gambling Fool is a 1925 silent film western directed by J. P. …
The Gambling Fool is a 1925 silent film western directed by J. P. McGowan starring Franklyn Farnum. This picture is preserved in the Library of Congress collection.
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1922
Cross Roads
MovieDec 1, 1922

Cross Roads

Cross Roads released.
When East Comes West
MovieApr 1, 1922

When East Comes West

When East Comes West released.
1920
Vanishing Trails
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MovieSep 10, 1920

Vanishing Trails

Vanishing Trails is a 1920 American Western film serial …
Vanishing Trails is a 1920 American Western film serial directed by Leon De La Mothe. The film is considered to be lost.
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1919
Brother Bill
MovieSep 1, 1919

Brother Bill

Brother Bill released.
1918
Alma Rubens
MarriageJune 1918

Alma Rubens

Alma Rubens (February 19, 1897 – January 21, 1931) was an …
Alma Rubens (February 19, 1897 – January 21, 1931) was an American film actress and stage performer.
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1898
Martha Lillian Smith
ChildMarch 1898

Martha Lillian Smith

Martha Lillian Smith born.
1878
Franklyn Farnum
BirthJune 1878

Franklyn Farnum

Franklyn Farnum was born.
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