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Fred Gwynne

  • Jul 10, 1926 - Jul 02, 1993 (age 66)
  • 6' 5" (1.96 m)
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2005
TV Land Most Uninsurable Driver Award
Nomination2005

TV Land Most Uninsurable Driver Aw…

Nominated for "The Munsters".
2004
TV Land Favorite Crimestopper Duo Award
Nomination2004

TV Land Favorite Crimestopper Duo …

Nominated for "Car 54, Where Are You?".
1998
Hollywood Squares
TV ShowSep 14, 1998

Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares is an American game show in …
Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two contestants compete in a game of tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The show piloted on NBC in 1965, and the regular series debuted in 1966 on the same network. The board for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The stars are asked questions by the host, and the contestants judge the truth of their answers to gain squares in the right pattern to win the game.
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1993
Fred Gwynne
PersonalJuly 1993

Fred Gwynne

Fred Gwynne passed away.
1992
Lincoln
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MovieDec 26, 1992

Lincoln

Famous actors and actresses read testimonies from …
Famous actors and actresses read testimonies from people close to Lincoln about him and his actions during the Civil War.
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My Cousin Vinny
MovieMar 13, 1992

My Cousin Vinny

Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama …
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
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1991
Shadows and Fog
MovieDec 5, 1991

Shadows and Fog

With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper …
With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
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1990
Earthday Birthday
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MovieApr 22, 1990

Earthday Birthday

After learning about pollution a group of creatures called …
After learning about pollution a group of creatures called Zwibble Dibbles, decide to throw a party for the Earth to raise awareness.
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Murder in Black and White
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MovieJan 7, 1990

Murder in Black and White

A recently appointed black …
A recently appointed black police commissioner is killed. So, Frank Janek is assigned to investigate.
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1989
Pet Sematary
MovieApr 21, 1989

Pet Sematary

After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient …
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
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Disorganized Crime
MovieApr 14, 1989

Disorganized Crime

Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for …
Career criminal Frank plans a bank heist and sends for his buddies to help pull the job. Before his buddies arrive, he's caught, forcing his cohorts to pull the job alone. Frank soon escapes, setting off a search by the bumbling cops.
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1988
Deb Gwynne
MarriageMarch 1988

Deb Gwynne

Deb Gwynne was previously married to Fred Gwynne.
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1987
Ironweed
MovieDec 18, 1987

Ironweed

Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and …
Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; visions of his past haunt him, including ghosts of two men he killed. That night, out drinking, Helen tries to sing at a bar. Next day, Fran visits his wife and children and meets a grandson. He could stay, but decides it's not for him. Helen gets their things out of storage and finds a hotel. Amidst their mistakes and dereliction, the film explores their code of fairness and loyalty.
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Fatal Attraction
MovieSep 16, 1987

Fatal Attraction

A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him …
A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
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The Secret of My Success
MovieApr 7, 1987

The Secret of My Success

Brantley Foster, a well …
Brantley Foster, a well-educated kid from Kansas, has always dreamed of making it big in New York. On his first work day in New York, he is fired in a hostile take-over and learns that jobs - and girls - are hard to get. When Brantley visits his distant uncle, Howard Prescott, who runs a multi-million-dollar company, he is given a job in the company's mail room. Then Brantley meets Christy Wills, who happens to be one of the top executives. Brantley sees how poorly the company is being run and decides to create a position under the name Carlton Whitfield, to influence and improve the company's operations. Soon things get unexpectedly out of hand, not in the least because of his aunt, his girl and leading a double life.
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Murder by the Book
MovieMar 17, 1987

Murder by the Book

Mild-mannered mystery writer D. H. Mercer has become so …
Mild-mannered mystery writer D. H. Mercer has become so immersed in his material that his creation, hard-boiled private eye Biff Deegan constantly appears to him as a hallucination. Intent ...
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1986
The Christmas Star
MovieDec 14, 1986

The Christmas Star

Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a two-time felon …
Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a two-time felon serving prison time for counterfeiting. On the week before Christmas, he escapes from prison dressed as Santa Claus due to his uncanny resemblance to St. Nick resulting from his long white beard and heavyset features. McNickle hides out from the police in a nearby suburban neighborhood where he is befriended and helped by two local children who think he is the real Santa Claus. McNickle takes advantage of the kids naivety to help him get his counterfeit money hidden somewhere in a local department store while he develops kind-hearted feelings for his two con victims that make him slowly understand the true nature of Christmas.
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The Boy Who Could Fly
MovieAug 14, 1986

The Boy Who Could Fly

An autistic boy who …
An autistic boy who dreams of flying touches everyone he meets, including a new family who has moved in after their father dies.
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American Masters
TV ShowJun 22, 1986

American Masters

American Masters is a PBS television series which …
American Masters is a PBS television series which produces biographies on enduring writers, musicians, visual and performing artists, dramatists, filmmakers, and those who have left an indelible impression on the cultural landscape of the United States. It is produced by WNET in New York City. The show debuted on PBS in 1986.
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Vanishing Act
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MovieMay 4, 1986

Vanishing Act

A man honeymooning with his new wife in the Rockies …
A man honeymooning with his new wife in the Rockies reports his wife's disappearance to the police. A few days later, a strange woman escorted by the local priest claims to be his missing wife, despite the man's inability to recognize her.
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Off Beat
MovieApr 11, 1986

Off Beat

Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, …
Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer and friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in the show by posing as a police officer. He falls for a female officer in the show, and gets into various scrapes with fellow cops and also crooks, and he dances.
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1985
Water
MovieJan 11, 1985

Water

A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds …
A British diplomat to a West Indian island nation finds his idyllic existence thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral water there.
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1984
The Cotton Club
MovieDec 4, 1984

The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The …
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people who visited the club, those who ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.
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1982
The Mysterious Stranger
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MovieOct 11, 1982

The Mysterious Stranger

A young printer's …
A young printer's apprentice imagines himself back in the days of Guttenberg, helping him to print the Bible. The next thing he knows he has conjured up a young spirit from the future who ...
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1981
So Fine
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MovieSep 25, 1981

So Fine

Jack Fine, owner/manager of Fine Fashions of Brooklyn, …
Jack Fine, owner/manager of Fine Fashions of Brooklyn, it which solely produces women's dresses, has been having a difficult time the past year due to the company not keeping up with the changing fashions. Associated, Jack is in debt to the tune of $1.5 million to loan shark and gangster, Mr. Eddie, a hulking and flamboyant man who has a penchant for picking up and destroying things which are bothering him, Jack who now falls into that category. Instead of proverbially or literally breaking Jack's legs or worse, Mr. Eddie decides to take over Fine Fashions until the debt is paid, with Jack's son, Bobby Fine, an English Literature professor at upstate Chippenango State College, to manage the operations. Not only does this new career, which Bobby has no option but to accept, threaten the possibility of Bobby obtaining this year's tenure track position in the department, but Bobby at the helm of the fashion house threatens to ruin it completely as Bobby has no idea about fashion whatsoever. Complicating matters is that Bobby and Mr. Eddie's wife, a seductive Italian named Lira, fall in love at first sight, she who doesn't love Mr. Eddie. Bobby's association with Lira accidentally leads to the latest fashion craze which could save Fine Fashions: coined "So Fine", they are jeans which expose the butt cheeks, that area of the pants covered with clear plastic. With Jack and Bobby potentially coming into a financial windfall because of So Fine as well as being the toast of the fashion world, the question becomes whether Bobby will get everything he wants, including the tenure position and Lira, without Mr. Eddie killing him.
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The Munsters' Revenge
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MovieFeb 27, 1981

The Munsters' Revenge

When a wax museum …
When a wax museum owner attempts to frame the Munsters for pulling a jewelry heist, they must both prove their innocence and find out the true thieves.
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1980
Simon
MovieFeb 1, 1980

Simon

A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as …
A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for a brainwash experiment. After that they try to convince him that he was a living-being from another planet.
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1979
Luna
MovieAug 29, 1979

Luna

While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera …
While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction.
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Award1979

Performance

Won award for "Grand Magic".
Obie Award
1977
Captains Courageous
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MovieDec 4, 1977

Captains Courageous

A spoiled little rich boy learns what life is really like after …
A spoiled little rich boy learns what life is really like after he falls overboard in the middle of the ocean and is picked up by a crusty old sea captain.
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Nomination1977

Outstanding Actor in a Play

Nominated for "A Texas Trilogy: The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia".
Drama Desk Award
1975
Good Morning America
TV ShowNov 3, 1975

Good Morning America

Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning …
Good Morning America (GMA) is an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC. It debuted on November 3, 1975, and first expanded to weekends with the debut of a Sunday edition on January 3, 1993. The Sunday edition was canceled in 1999; weekend editions returned on both Saturdays and Sundays on September 4, 2004. The weekday program airs from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. in all U.S. time zones (live in the Eastern Time Zone and on tape delay elsewhere across the country). The Saturday and Sunday editions are one hour long and are transmitted to ABC's stations live at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time, although stations in some markets air them at different times. Viewers in the Pacific Time Zone receive an updated feed with a specialized opening and updated live reports. A third hour of the weekday broadcast aired from 2007 to 2008, exclusively on ABC News Now.
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1972
Great Performances
TV ShowNov 4, 1972

Great Performances

Great Performances is a television anthology series …
Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to the performing arts; the banner has been used to televise theatrical performances such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, as well as occasional documentaries. It is produced by the PBS member stations WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED San Francisco, WTTW Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV of Dallas/Fort Worth).
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Norman Corwin Presents
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TV ShowJun 19, 1972

Norman Corwin Presents

Norman Corwin Presents …
Norman Corwin Presents is a Canadian-produced drama anthology television series which aired on CBC Television from 1972 to 1973.
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Harvey
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MovieMar 21, 1972

Harvey

Elwood P. Dowd's constant companion is Harvey, a six …
Elwood P. Dowd's constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. To his sister, his obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in her plans to marry off her daughter. However, ...
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1971
Dames at Sea
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MovieNov 15, 1971

Dames at Sea

Dames at Sea released.
1969
The Littlest Angel
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MovieDec 6, 1969

The Littlest Angel

A little shepherd boy, newly arrived in Heaven, tries to …
A little shepherd boy, newly arrived in Heaven, tries to adjust to life in the Hereafter.
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Anderson and Company
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MovieMay 12, 1969

Anderson and Company

Marshall Anderson, the manager of one of New York City's …
Marshall Anderson, the manager of one of New York City's first department stores, is considerable more adept at running a business in turn-of-the-century America than he is at managing his wife and eight children.
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Arsenic and Old Lace
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MovieApr 2, 1969

Arsenic and Old Lace

A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his …
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.
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1968
Mad Mad Scientist
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MovieSep 10, 1968

Mad Mad Scientist

Warren Springer, an eccentric scientist, spends all his …
Warren Springer, an eccentric scientist, spends all his time in the basement manufacturing useless inventions, much to his daughters' distress.
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1966
Munster, Go Home!
MovieJun 15, 1966

Munster, Go Home!

The Munsters travel to England after Herman discovers …
The Munsters travel to England after Herman discovers he's the new Lord of the Munster Hall.
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1965
Marineland Carnival: The Munsters Visit Marineland
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MovieApr 18, 1965

Marineland Carnival: The Munsters Vi…

The Munsters take in the …
The Munsters take in the sights at Marineland.
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1964
The Munsters
TV ShowSep 24, 1964

The Munsters

The Munsters is an American sitcom depicting the home …
The Munsters is an American sitcom depicting the home life of a family of benign monsters starring Fred Gwynne as Frankenstein's monster-type head-of-the-household Herman Munster; Yvonne De Carlo as his vampire wife, Lily Munster; Al Lewis as Grandpa, the over-the-hill vampire who relishes talking about the "good old days"; Beverley Owen (later replaced by Pat Priest) as their teenage niece Marilyn Munster, whose all-American beauty made her the family outcast; and Butch Patrick as their half-vampire, half-werewolf son Eddie Munster. The series was a satire of both traditional monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era, and was produced by the creators of Leave It to Beaver. It ran concurrently with the similarly macabre themed The Addams Family (which aired on ABC) and achieved higher figures in the Nielsen ratings.
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1963
The Danny Kaye Show
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TV ShowSep 25, 1963

The Danny Kaye Show

The Danny Kaye Show is an American variety show …
The Danny Kaye Show is an American variety show hosted by Danny Kaye that aired on CBS from 1963 to 1967 on Wednesday nights. Directed by Robert Scheerer, the show premiered in black-and-white, but later switched to color broadcasts. At the time, Kaye was at the height of his popularity, having starred in a string of successful films in the 1940s and '50's, made successful personal appearances at such venues as the London Palladium, and appeared many times on television. His most recent films had been considered disappointing, but the television specials he starred in were triumphant, leading to this series. Prior to his television and film career, Kaye had made a name for himself with his own radio show, and numerous other guest appearances on other shows.
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1962
The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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1961
Password
TV ShowOct 2, 1961

Password

Password is an American television game show …
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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Car 54, Where Are You?
TV ShowSep 17, 1961

Car 54, Where Are You?

Car 54, Where Are You? is …
Car 54, Where Are You? is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 1961 to April 1963, is the story of two New York City police officers based in the fictional 53rd precinct in The Bronx. Car 54 was their patrol car. The series was filmed in black-and-white and had a rotating group of directors, including Al De Caprio, Stanley Prager and series creator Nat Hiken - who helmed several episodes. Filming was on location, and at Biograph Studios in the Bronx.
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1956
The Steve Allen Show
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TV ShowJun 24, 1956

The Steve Allen Show

The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show …
The Steve Allen Show was an American variety show hosted by Steve Allen from June 1956 to June 1960 on NBC, from September 1961 to December 1961 on ABC, and in first-run syndication from 1962 to 1964.
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1955
The Phil Silvers Show
TV ShowSep 20, 1955

The Phil Silvers Show

The Phil Silvers Show, …
The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You'll Never Get Rich, is a sitcom which ran on CBS from 1955 to 1959. A pilot called "Audition Show" was made in 1955, but never broadcast. 143 other episodes were broadcast – all half-an-hour long except for a 1959 one-hour live special. The series starred Phil Silvers as Master Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko of the United States Army.
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1953
You Are There
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1953

You Are There

Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical …
Walter Cronkite hosted the reenactments of historical events. Shows included "The Landing of the Hindenburg", "The Salem Witchcraft Trials", "The Gettysburg Address", "The Fall of Troy", and "The Scuttling of the Graf Spee".
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1952
I've Got a Secret
TV ShowJun 19, 1952

I've Got a Secret

I've Got a Secret was a panel game show produced by …
I've Got a Secret was a panel game show produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman for CBS television. Created by comedy writers Allan Sherman and Howard Merrill, it was a derivative of Goodson-Todman's own panel show What's My Line? Instead of celebrity panelists trying to determine a contestant's occupation, the panel tries to determine a contestant's "secret": something that is unusual, amazing, embarrassing or humorous about that person/people.
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Foxy Gwynne
Marriage1952

Foxy Gwynne

Foxy Gwynne was born in June 1929 in Hempstead, Long …
Foxy Gwynne was born in June 1929 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, USA as Ruth Jean Rennard. She was previously married to Fred Gwynne.
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1951
The Red Skelton Show
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TV ShowSep 30, 1951

The Red Skelton Show

The Red Skelton Show is an American television …
The Red Skelton Show is an American television comedy/variety show that, from 1951 to 1971, was an entertainment staple and an institution to a generation of viewers. It was second to Gunsmoke (1955–1975) and third to The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971) in the ratings during that time. In the decade prior to hosting the show, Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton had a successful career as a radio and motion pictures star. Although his television series is largely associated with CBS, where it appeared for more than sixteen years, it actually began and ended on NBC. During its run, the program received three Emmy Awards, for Skelton as best comedian and the program as best comedy show during its initial season, and an award for comedy writing in 1961. In 1959 Skelton also received a Golden Globe for Best TV Show.
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1948
The Perry Como Show
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TV ShowDec 24, 1948

The Perry Como Show

Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start …
Perry Como was an American Singer, who got his start on NBC Radio. In 1948, Because of his popularity, The cameras were simply brought into the radio studio to televise the radio broadcast ...
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1926
Fred Gwynne
BirthJuly 1926

Fred Gwynne

Fred Gwynne was born.
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