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Lou Jacobi

  • Dec 28, 1913 - Oct 23, 2009 (age 95)
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2009
Lou Jacobi
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Lou Jacobi

Lou Jacobi passed away.
1997
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann
MovieApr 30, 1997

The Trial of Adolf Eichmann

Actual trial footage, …
Actual trial footage, emotional recollections of trial witnesses and other key participants provide insight and contrasting perspectives of the Eichmann legacy.
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1994
I.Q.
MovieDec 25, 1994

I.Q.

Edward Walters, an auto mechanic, falls for the intelligent and …
Edward Walters, an auto mechanic, falls for the intelligent and beautiful Catherine Boyd. It is love at first sight. There is however a problem: she's engaged to stuffy professor James Moreland. Fortunately, Catherine's uncle likes Ed, and with his friends they scheme to make Catherine fall for Ed. The comedy in this movie stems from the fact that Catherine's uncle is none other than Albert Einstein, who's portrayed as a fun loving humble genius, as are his mischievous colleagues, Nathan, Kurt and Boris.
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1990
Avalon
MovieOct 5, 1990

Avalon

A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of …
A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.
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1987
Amazon Women on the Moon
MovieSep 18, 1987

Amazon Women on the Moon

A series of short sketches, …
A series of short sketches, most of which parody late-night television and the low-budget movies one often finds there. Other skits include a man being attacked by his apartment, a funeral hosted by classic comedians, and a teen-age boy's big night turning into a nightmare.
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1986
The Boss' Wife
MovieNov 7, 1986

The Boss' Wife

Daniel Stern stars as a stockbroker trying to climb the corporate …
Daniel Stern stars as a stockbroker trying to climb the corporate ladder. There's only one thing stopping him...his boss' beautiful and flirtatious wife! THE BOSS' WIFE is a full-bodied, high-spirited, bedroom comedy about lust, love and lechery.
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1983
Tales from the Darkside
TV ShowOct 29, 1983

Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside is a …
Tales from the Darkside is a 1980s American anthology horror TV series created by George A. Romero. Debuting in October 1983 with a pilot episode and then being picked up for syndication in September 1984, the show ran for 4 seasons through July 1988. Each episode, aired originally by Tribune Broadcasting late at night, was an individual short story that often ended with a plot twist. The series' episodes spanned the genres of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, and some episodes featured elements of black comedy or more lighthearted themes.
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1982
St. Elsewhere
TV ShowOct 26, 1982

St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television …
St. Elsewhere is an American medical drama television series that originally ran on NBC from October 26, 1982, to May 25, 1988. The series stars Ed Flanders, Norman Lloyd and William Daniels as teaching doctors at an aging, rundown Boston hospital who give interns a promising future in making critical medical and life decisions. The series was produced by MTM Enterprises, which had success with a similar NBC series, the police drama Hill Street Blues, during that same time. The series were often compared to each other for their use of ensemble casts and overlapping serialized storylines (an original ad for St. Elsewhere quoted a critic that called the series "'Hill Street Blues' in a hospital").
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My Favorite Year
MovieOct 1, 1982

My Favorite Year

It's 1950's New York and the age of live television. Benjy Stone is …
It's 1950's New York and the age of live television. Benjy Stone is a young writer on a major comedy-variety show. He is assigned to chaperon that week's guest Alan Swann, a faded movie-star and renowned womanizer and drinker. Benjy's job is to try and keep Swann sober and above all else, make sure he shows up for the live broadcast on Saturday evening. Benjy and Swann have a number of adventures throughout the week, including dinner with Benjy's somewhat eccentric family. In the end, both learn lessons in life from the other.
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Cagney & Lacey
TV ShowMar 25, 1982

Cagney & Lacey

Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that aired on …
Cagney & Lacey is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network for seven seasons from March 25, 1982, to May 16, 1988. A police procedural, the show starred Sharon Gless and Tyne Daly as New York City police detectives who led very different lives: Christine Cagney (Gless) was a career-minded single woman, while Mary Beth Lacey (Daly) was a married working mother. The series was set in a fictionalized version of Manhattan's 14th Precinct (known as "Midtown South"). For six consecutive years, one of the two lead actresses won the Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama (four wins for Daly, two for Gless), a winning streak matched only once since in any major category by a show.
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1981
Chu Chu and the Philly Flash
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MovieAug 28, 1981

Chu Chu and the Philly Flash

Flash used to be a talented …
Flash used to be a talented baseball player, but he took to drinking and now he sells stolen watches in the streets. One day he meets Chu Chu, who, before falling into alcoholism like him, was a successful entertainer. Now she still dances, but in the streets, for no more than a cent or two. Luck seems to smile at them the day they find stolen government documents forgotten some place. They decide to return them to their legal owners, but instead of the expected reward money, all they get is a load of trouble.
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Arthur
MovieJul 17, 1981

Arthur

Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. …
Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she will make something of him the family expects. Arthur proposes but then meets a girl with no money, with whom he could easily fall in love.
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1980
Too Close for Comfort
TV ShowNov 11, 1980

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort is an …
Too Close for Comfort is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from November 11, 1980, to May 5, 1983, and in first-run syndication from April 7, 1984, to February 7, 1987. Its name was changed to The Ted Knight Show when the show was retooled for what would turn out to be its final season.
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The Lucky Star
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MovieAug 22, 1980

The Lucky Star

The Lucky Star released.
1979
The Magician of Lublin
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MovieSep 12, 1979

The Magician of Lublin

Yasha is a Jewish stage …
Yasha is a Jewish stage magician who tours through eastern Europe while destroying his career through personal problems. He has one more chance at theatrical success, but he needs to do a brand new trick in a Warsaw theater.
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1977
Roseland
MovieOct 2, 1977

Roseland

"Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes …
"Roseland" is made up of three stories, sometimes connecting, all set in the famed New York dance palace, and all having the same theme: finding the right dance partner.
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ABC Weekend Special
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TV ShowSep 10, 1977

ABC Weekend Special

ABC Weekend Special is a weekly 30-minute American …
ABC Weekend Special is a weekly 30-minute American television anthology series for children that aired Saturday mornings on ABC from 1977 to 1997 which featured a wide variety of stories that were both live-action and animated. Similar to both ABC Afterschool Special and The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, the ABC Weekend Special differed in that it was primarily aimed at younger viewers following ABC's Saturday-morning cartoon lineup, whereas the ABC Afterschool Special was known for its somewhat more serious, and often dramatic, storylines dealing with issues concerning a slightly older teen and pre-teen audience.
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1976
Everybody Rides the Carousel
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MovieSep 10, 1976

Everybody Rides the Carousel

Show is an animated tracing …
Show is an animated tracing of the eight stages of life, from infancy to old stage, as they have been described in the works of psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson.
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Next Stop, Greenwich Village
MovieFeb 4, 1976

Next Stop, Greenwich Village

An aspiring Jewish actor …
An aspiring Jewish actor moves out of his parents' Brooklyn apartment to seek his fortune in the bohemian life of Greenwich Village in 1953. He struggles to come to terms with his feelings about his mother's overbearing nature, while also trying to maintain his relationship with his girlfriend.
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1975
King of Kensington
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TV ShowSep 25, 1975

King of Kensington

Welcome to the King of Kensington guide at TV.com. King of …
Welcome to the King of Kensington guide at TV.com. King of Kensington was a Canadian sitcom that revolved around the character of Larry King, a small convenience store owner who lived with his mother. Each episode revolved around King's interaction with the different people in the nighborhood as well as his own family. One thing that stood as a central issue was King's willingness to stand up for the downtrodden and disadvantaged.
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Barney Miller
TV ShowJan 23, 1975

Barney Miller

Barney Miller is an American sitcom set in a New York City …
Barney Miller is an American sitcom set in a New York City Police Department police station on East 6th St in Greenwich Village. The series was broadcast from January 23, 1975, to May 20, 1982, on ABC. It was created by Danny Arnold and Theodore J. Flicker. Noam Pitlik directed the majority of the episodes.
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1972
The Judge and Jake Wyler
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MovieDec 2, 1972

The Judge and Jake Wyler

The Judge and Jake Wyler is …
The Judge and Jake Wyler is a 1972 American made-for-television drama film directed by David Lowell Rich. The teleplay was written by Richard Levinson, William Link, and David Shaw. It was produced by Universal Television and broadcast by NBC on December 2, 1972.
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
MovieAug 6, 1972

Everything You Always Wanted to Know …

Everything You Always …
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) is a 1972 comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It consists of a series of short sequences loosely inspired by Dr. David Reuben's book of the same name.
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Sanford and Son
TV ShowJan 14, 1972

Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son is an American sitcom that ran on the NBC …
Sanford and Son is an American sitcom that ran on the NBC television network 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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1971
Little Murders
MovieFeb 9, 1971

Little Murders

An idealistic girl, Patsy Newquist, saves a young apathetic …
An idealistic girl, Patsy Newquist, saves a young apathetic photographer, Alfred Chamberlain, from a gang of hooligans. She falls for him, but he turns out to be a nihilist. They go out anyway. All this happens against the background of random shootings in NYC (at the time the play the movie is based on was written, the city was going broke). Her family accept him, but when she tries to change him and get him to find meaning in life, things go horribly wrong in a cruel twist of fate.
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1970
Make Room for Granddaddy
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TV ShowSep 23, 1970

Make Room for Granddaddy

Make Room for Granddaddy released.
Cotton Comes to Harlem
MovieMay 26, 1970

Cotton Comes to Harlem

Gravedigger Jones and …
Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson are two black cops with a reputation for breaking the odd head. Both are annoyed at the success of the Reverend Deke O'Mailey who is selling trips ...
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Somerset
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TV ShowMar 30, 1970

Somerset

Somerset (sometimes called Another World in Somerset …
Somerset (sometimes called Another World in Somerset or Another World: Somerset) is an American television soap opera which ran on NBC from March 30, 1970, until December 31, 1976. The show was a spin-off of another NBC serial, Another World. The show was created by Robert Cenedella and was produced by Lyle B Hill.
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1969
Love, American Style
TV ShowSep 29, 1969

Love, American Style

Love, American Style is an anthology comedy television …
Love, American Style is an anthology comedy television series produced by Paramount Television that originally aired between 1969 and 1974. For the 1971 and 1972 seasons, it was a part of an ABC Friday prime-time lineup that also included The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Room 222 and The Odd Couple.
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The Courtship of Eddie's Father
TV ShowSep 17, 1969

The Courtship of Eddie's Father

The Courtship of Eddie's …
The Courtship of Eddie's Father is an American sitcom based on the 1963 movie of the same name, which was based on a novel by Mark Toby (edited by Dorothy Wilson).
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1968
That's Life
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TV ShowSep 24, 1968

That's Life

That's Life is a musical comedy series that appeared on the …
That's Life is a musical comedy series that appeared on the ABC television network in 1968–69, starring Robert Morse and E. J. Peaker as Bobby and Gloria Dickson. The series focused on the lives of Bobby and Gloria, from their first meeting through their marriage, as their lives progressed, through Gloria's pregnancy and childbirth, as well as Bobby's work experiences at the Miller Chalk Company. Characters often broke into song, in the manner of musical plays and movies. Songs included well-known numbers (for example, Morse doing a duet with an office computer on "Anything You Can Do") and original tunes written for the program itself. Well-known stars often guest-starred in one-time roles. Kay Medford had a recurring role as Gloria's mother, Mrs. Quigley, who was often antagonistic to Bobby.
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1966
Penelope
MovieNov 10, 1966

Penelope

When James met Penelope at a club, it took all of three …
When James met Penelope at a club, it took all of three weeks before they were married. But after the marriage, other women became attracted to James and he kept getting promoted, which took him away from Penelope. So Penelope puts on a disguise and robs her husband's bank. Her psychiatrist, Greg, believes that this condition is caused by James being over worked and under romantic with Penelope. She also tells Greg that she robs the business associates of James. But Greg is in love with Penelope - in fact everyone likes her. The problem is when she confesses to her crimes, no one believes her.
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That Girl
TV ShowSep 8, 1966

That Girl

That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to …
That Girl is an American sitcom that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971. It starred Marlo Thomas as the title character Ann Marie, an aspiring (but only sporadically employed) actress, who moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York, to try to make it big in New York City. Ann has to take a number of offbeat "temp" jobs to support herself in between her various auditions and bit parts. Ted Bessell played her boyfriend Donald Hollinger, a writer for Newsview Magazine; Lew Parker and Rosemary DeCamp played Lew Marie and Helen Marie, her concerned parents. Bernie Kopell, Ruth Buzzi and Reva Rose played Ann and Donald's friends. That Girl was developed by writers Bill Persky and Sam Denoff, who had served as head writers on The Dick Van Dyke Show (with which Thomas's father, Danny Thomas, was closely associated) earlier in the 1960s.
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The Last of the Secret Agents?
MovieMay 19, 1966

The Last of the Secret Agents?

Marty and Steve, American …
Marty and Steve, American tourists in France, are given a multipurpose umbrella and pitted against an international band of art thieves. Among the stolen treasures is the Statue Of Liberty.
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1965
The Trials of O'Brien
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TV ShowSep 18, 1965

The Trials of O'Brien

The Trials of O'Brien is a …
The Trials of O'Brien is a 1965 television series starring Peter Falk as a sordid Shakespeare-quoting lawyer and featuring Elaine Stritch as his secretary and Joanna Barnes as his ex-wife. The series ran for only 22 episodes on CBS Television between September 18, 1965 and March 18, 1966.
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The Dean Martin Show
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TV ShowSep 16, 1965

The Dean Martin Show

The Dean Martin Show, not to be confused with the Dean …
The Dean Martin Show, not to be confused with the Dean Martin Variety Show (1959–1960), is a TV variety-comedy series that ran from 1965 to 1974 for 264 episodes. It was broadcast by NBC and hosted by entertainer Dean Martin. The theme song to the series was his 1964 hit "Everybody Loves Somebody".
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1964
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
TV ShowSep 22, 1964

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is …
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American spy-fiction television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and first broadcast on NBC. It follows secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who work for a secret international counterespionage and law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. The series premiered on September 22, 1964, completing its run on January 15, 1968. The series led the spy-fiction craze on television, and by 1966 there were nearly a dozen imitators. Several episodes were successfully released to theaters as B movies or double features. There was also a spin-off series, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., novel and comic book series, and merchandising.
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1963
Irma la Douce
MovieJun 5, 1963

Irma la Douce

Disgraced former police officer Nestor Patou falling for …
Disgraced former police officer Nestor Patou falling for beautiful Parisian prostitute Irma La Douce. Though Nestor becomes Irma's pimp, he can't stand the idea of her being with clients, so he devises a way to keep her all to himself. This scheme leads to plenty of trouble, however, and soon Nestor is forced to avoid his old law-enforcement peers in an attempt to stay with Irma and out of jail.
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1962
Sam Benedict
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TV ShowSep 15, 1962

Sam Benedict

Sam Benedict is an American legal drama that aired on NBC …
Sam Benedict is an American legal drama that aired on NBC from September 1962 to March 1963. The series was created and executive produced by E. Jack Neuman. Sam Benedict is based on real-life lawyer Jacob W. "Jake" Ehrlich, who served as technical consultant for the series.
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1961
The Dick Van Dyke Show
TV ShowOct 3, 1961

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The Dick Van Dyke Show is …
The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television sitcom that initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961, to June 1, 1966, with a total of 158 half-hour episodes spanning five seasons. It was produced by Calvada Productions in association with the CBS Television Network and Desilu Studios. The show was created by Carl Reiner and starred Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews, and Mary Tyler Moore. It centered on the work and home life of television comedy writer Rob Petrie (Van Dyke). The show was produced by Reiner with Bill Persky and Sam Denoff. The music for the show's theme song was written by Earle Hagen.
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The Defenders
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TV ShowSep 16, 1961

The Defenders

The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that …
The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series that ran on CBS from 1961 to 1965. It was created by television writer Reginald Rose. Original music for the series was scored by Frank Lewin and Leonard Rosenman.
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1960
Song Without End
MovieAug 11, 1960

Song Without End

The romantic story of Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt (Dirk …
The romantic story of Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt (Dirk Bogarde), whose scandalous love affair forced him to abandon his adoring audiences.
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1959
The Play of the Week
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TV ShowOct 12, 1959

The Play of the Week

The Play of the Week was an American anthology series of …
The Play of the Week was an American anthology series of televised stage plays which aired in NTA Film Network syndication from October 12, 1959 to May 1, 1961.
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The Diary of Anne Frank
MovieMar 18, 1959

The Diary of Anne Frank

From 1942 to 1944, in a Nazi …
From 1942 to 1944, in a Nazi occupied Amsterdam, the thirteen years old German Jewish girl Anne Frank lives hiding in an attic of a condiment factory with her sister, her parents, three members of another family and an old dentist. Along more than two years, she wrote in her diary, her feelings, her fears and relationship with the other dwellers.
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1958
The Texan
TV ShowSep 29, 1958

The Texan

The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being …
The Texan, a Civil War Veteran whose reputation of being the fastest gun in the west precedes him, roams across Texas from town to town, not looking for trouble, but trouble finds him.
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1957
Ruth Ludwin
Marriage1957

Ruth Ludwin

Married Ruth Ludwin.
1956
Playhouse 90
TV ShowOct 4, 1956

Playhouse 90

Playhouse 90 was an American television anthology drama …
Playhouse 90 was an American television anthology drama series that aired on CBS from 1956 to 1960 for a total of 133 episodes. The show was produced at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, California. Since live anthology drama series of the mid-1950s usually were hour-long shows, the title highlighted the network's intention to present something unusual: a weekly series of hour-and-a-half-long dramas rather than 60-minute plays.
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1955
Captain Kangaroo
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TV ShowOct 3, 1955

Captain Kangaroo

Captain Kangaroo is an American children's television series …
Captain Kangaroo is an American children's television series that aired weekday mornings on the American television network CBS from October 3, 1955, until December 8, 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children's television program of its day. In 1986, the American Program Service (now American Public Television, Boston) integrated some newly produced segments into reruns of past episodes, distributing the newer version of the series on PBS until 1993.
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A Kid for Two Farthings
MovieMay 5, 1955

A Kid for Two Farthings

In a lower-class London …
In a lower-class London community of small shops, open-air vendors and flea-marketers, Joe, a small boy, lives with his mother, Joanne, who works in and rooms above the Kandinsky tailor ...
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1913
Lou Jacobi
BirthDecember 1913

Lou Jacobi

Lou Jacobi was born.
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