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Margaret Avery

  • Jan 20, 1944 (age 77)
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2019
Grand-Daddy Day Care
MovieFeb 5, 2019

Grand-Daddy Day Care

A family man turns his house into a 'day care' center for senior …
A family man turns his house into a 'day care' center for senior citizens.
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2018
Proud Mary
MovieJan 12, 2018

Proud Mary

Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hit woman working for an …
Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
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2016
Better Things
TV ShowSep 8, 2016

Better Things

Better Things is an American comedy-drama television …
Better Things is an American comedy-drama television series created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. for FX, starring Adlon as a divorced actress who raises her three daughters on her own. FX gave a 10-episode order on August 7, 2015. The series premiered on September 8, 2016. On September 20, 2016, FX renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on September 14, 2017. In October 2017, FX renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on February 28, 2019, and consisted of 12 episodes, all directed by Adlon. In March 2019, the series was renewed for a 10-episode fourth season that premiered on March 5, 2020.
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2014
The Librarians
TV ShowDec 7, 2014

The Librarians

The Librarians is an American fantasy-adventure television …
The Librarians is an American fantasy-adventure television series developed by John Rogers and broadcast on TNT, which premiered on December 7, 2014. It is a direct spin-off of The Librarian film series, sharing continuity with the films. TNT cancelled the series in March 2018.
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2013
Being Mary Jane
TV ShowJul 2, 2013

Being Mary Jane

Being Mary Jane is an American drama television series …
Being Mary Jane is an American drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil and starring Gabrielle Union, that debuted January 7, 2014 on BET. The 90-minute-pilot for the series aired on July 2, 2013. The series followed the professional and personal life of successful TV news anchor Mary Jane Paul, who lived in Atlanta, Georgia and New York City. The series officially ended on April 23, 2019.
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2011
Single Ladies
TV ShowMay 30, 2011

Single Ladies

Single Ladies is an American comedy-drama television …
Single Ladies is an American comedy-drama television series that debuted on May 30, 2011, as a two-hour television film on VH1 Created by Stacy A. Littlejohn and produced by Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment, the series chronicles the lives of three friends — Val, Keisha and April (and later Raquel) — and their relationships. VH1 announced on February 28, 2014, that Single Ladies was canceled. It was announced on April 8, 2014, that BET Networks ordered a fourth season which would air on Centric. Single Ladies returned on March 18, 2015 with Melissa De Sousa joining the cast.
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2008
Meet the Browns
MovieMar 21, 2008

Meet the Browns

A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her …
A single mom takes her family to Georgia for the funeral of her father -- a man she never met. There, her clan is introduced to the crass, fun-loving Brown family.
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Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
MovieFeb 8, 2008

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show …
Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show host who visits his family in the deep south. While there he reunites with his brother Otis, his sister Betty, his cousin/rival Clyde and his childhood love interest Lucinda Allen.
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2005
Bones
TV ShowSep 13, 2005

Bones

Bones is an American crime procedural comedy-drama …
Bones is an American crime procedural comedy-drama television series created by Hart Hanson for Fox. It premiered on September 13, 2005, and aired 246 episodes over twelve seasons. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology, with each episode focusing on an FBI case file concerning the mystery behind human remains brought by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) to forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel). It also explored the personal lives of the characters. The rest of the main cast includes Michaela Conlin, T. J. Thyne, Eric Millegan, Jonathan Adams, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, and John Boyd.
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Grey's Anatomy
TV ShowMar 27, 2005

Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television …
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on March 27, 2005, on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) as a mid-season replacement. The fictional series focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attending doctors, as they develop into seasoned doctors while trying to maintain personal lives and relationships. The title is an allusion to Gray's Anatomy, a classic human anatomy textbook first published in 1858 in London and written by Henry Gray. Shonda Rhimes developed the pilot and continues to write for the series; she is also one of the executive producers, along with Betsy Beers, Mark Gordon, Krista Vernoff, Rob Corn, Mark Wilding, and Allan Heinberg. Although the series is set in Seattle (at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital, later renamed), it is filmed primarily in Los Angeles, California.
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2002
Second to Die
MovieApr 23, 2002

Second to Die

Sara thought she'd finally found happiness when she …
Sara thought she'd finally found happiness when she escaped a life of poverty and abuse to marry Jim Bratchett. Sara's happiness is short-lived when she discovers that Jim has an invalid daughter. Trapped as a full time caretaker, Sara considers leaving Jim until she discovers a million dollar life insurance policy.
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1998
Lightning in a Bottle
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MovieFeb 17, 1998

Lightning in a Bottle

Charlotte Furber suffers an …
Charlotte Furber suffers an accident in which a man loses his life. She suffers amnesia and everybody thinks the man was drunk and therefore responsible, even his own wife, Jean. The woman ...
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1995
White Man's Burden
MovieOct 5, 1995

White Man's Burden

The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks …
The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a struggling white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While delivering a package for black CEO Thaddeus Thomas, he is mistaken for a voyeur and, as a result, loses his job, gets beaten by black cops and his family gets evicted from their home. Desperate, Pinnock takes a deadly weapon and kidnaps Thomas, demanding justice, but the fight he will have to finish will cost him more than his job was ever worth.
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JAG
TV ShowSep 23, 1995

JAG

JAG (U.S. military acronym for Judge Advocate General) is …
JAG (U.S. military acronym for Judge Advocate General) is an American legal drama television series with a U.S. Navy theme, created by Donald P. Bellisario, and produced by Belisarius Productions in association with Paramount Network Television (now CBS Television Studios). The series was originally aired on NBC for one season from September 23, 1995, to May 22, 1996, and then on CBS for an additional nine seasons from January 3, 1997, to April 29, 2005. The first season was co-produced with NBC Productions (now Universal Television) and was originally perceived as a Top Gun meets A Few Good Men hybrid series.
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1993
Walker, Texas Ranger
TV ShowApr 21, 1993

Walker, Texas Ranger

The Walker, Texas Ranger series is a television drama that …
The Walker, Texas Ranger series is a television drama that stars Chuck Norris. It takes place in the Western United States and prominently features the use of martial arts techniques. This show has built up a following over the years, which made it one of the highest rated action television shows during its run. The plot lines for most episodes revolved around crime solving and detective work, with brief action scenes mixed within. There were a number of characters that appeared alongside Chuck Norris throughout the run of the show. Clarence Gilyard starred as Sgt. James Trivette, who was Norris' partner and a fellow Texas Ranger. He appeared in all of the episodes of the series, except for two. Sheree J. Wilson and Noble Willingham both made frequent appearances as well. There have also been a number of famous actors who made guest appearances throughout the shows run as well, including Tobey Maguire and Mila Kunis.
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1990
The Return of Superfly
MovieNov 9, 1990

The Return of Superfly

In this action-packed sequel, …
In this action-packed sequel, a retired drug dealer living in Paris discovers his old partner has been killed and returns to NY to avenge his murder.
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Heat Wave
MovieAug 13, 1990

Heat Wave

The events that led to the 1965 race riots in Watts, Los …
The events that led to the 1965 race riots in Watts, Los Angeles, are covered by a black messenger-turned-reporter at the L.A. Times, as he was one of the first correspondents to arrive at ...
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1987
Rags to Riches
TV ShowMar 9, 1987

Rags to Riches

Rags to Riches is an American musical comedy-drama that …
Rags to Riches is an American musical comedy-drama that was broadcast on NBC for two seasons from March 9, 1987 to January 15, 1988. Set in the pre-British Invasion 1960s, the series tells the story of Nick Foley, a self-made millionaire who adopts six orphan girls. Each episode included musical scenes of hit songs from the era performed by the girls integrated into the plot (with the lyrics modified to provide commentary on the storyline).
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1986
Amen
TV ShowSep 27, 1986

Amen

Amen is an American sitcom television series produced by …
Amen is an American sitcom television series produced by Carson Productions that aired on NBC from September 27, 1986, to May 11, 1991. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part of a wave of successful sitcoms on NBC in the 1980s and early 1990s which featured predominantly black casts – others included The Cosby Show, A Different World, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and 227.
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Crime Story
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TV ShowSep 18, 1986

Crime Story

Crime Story is an American crime drama television series, …
Crime Story is an American crime drama television series, created by Chuck Adamson and Gustave Reininger, that aired on NBC, where it ran for two seasons from September 18, 1986, to May 10, 1988. The show premiered with a two-hour pilot—a movie which had been exhibited theatrically—and was watched by over 30 million viewers. It was scheduled to follow Miami Vice on Friday nights, continuing to attract a record number of viewers. NBC then moved the show to Tuesdays at 10 pm opposite ABC's Moonlighting, hurting its ratings to the point that NBC ordered its cancellation after only two seasons.
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The Oprah Winfrey Show
TV ShowSep 8, 1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show, …
The Oprah Winfrey Show, often referred as The Oprah Show or simply Oprah, is an American daytime syndicated talk show that aired nationally for 25 seasons from September 8, 1986, to May 25, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. Produced and hosted by its namesake, Oprah Winfrey, it remains one of the highest-rated daytime talk shows in American television history.
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1985
The Color Purple
MovieDec 16, 1985

The Color Purple

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after …
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
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MacGyver
TV ShowSep 29, 1985

MacGyver

Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the protagonist …
Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the protagonist in the TV series MacGyver. He is played by Richard Dean Anderson in the 1985 original series. Lucas Till portrays a younger version of MacGyver in the 2016 reboot.
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Spenser: For Hire
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TV ShowSep 20, 1985

Spenser: For Hire

Spenser: For Hire is an American crime drama series based on …
Spenser: For Hire is an American crime drama series based on Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels. The series, developed for TV by John Wilder and starring Robert Urich, was broadcast on ABC from September 20, 1985 until May 7, 1988.
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Best Supporting Actress
Nomination1985

Best Supporting Actress

Nominated for "The Color Purple".
Academy Award
1984
Murder, She Wrote
TV ShowSep 30, 1984

Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote was an American crime drama …
Murder, She Wrote was an American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons with 264 episodes from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network. It was followed by four TV films. Among the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, it averaged more than 30 million viewers per week in its prime (sometimes hitting above 40 million viewers), and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. In syndication, the series is still highly successful throughout the world.
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The Cosby Show
TV ShowSep 20, 1984

The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show is an American sitcom television series co …
The Cosby Show is an American sitcom television series co-created by and starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984, until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on an upper middle-class African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.
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1982
The Powers of Matthew Star
TV ShowSep 17, 1982

The Powers of Matthew Star

The Powers of Matthew Star …
The Powers of Matthew Star is an American sci-fi television series that aired on NBC from September 17, 1982 until April 8, 1983. It starred Peter Barton as the title character, alien prince Matthew ‘E’Hawke’ Star of the planet Quadris. Also starring were Amy Steel as Pam Elliot, Matthew’s girlfriend at Crestridge High, and Louis Gossett Jr. as Matthew’s guardian Walt ‘D’hai’ Shepherd.
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T.J. Hooker
TV ShowMar 13, 1982

T.J. Hooker

T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program …
T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May 4, 1985. The show was then picked up for a further single season by CBS.
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1980
The Lathe of Heaven
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MovieJan 9, 1980

The Lathe of Heaven

George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, …
George Orr, a man whose dreams can change waking reality, tries to suppress this unpredictable gift with drugs. Dr. Haber, an assigned psychiatrist, discovers the gift to be real and ...
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1979
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
MovieNov 6, 1979

The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh basketball …
The Pittsburgh basketball team is hopeless. Maybe with the aid of an astrologer, and some new astrologically compatible players, they can become winners.
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Trapper John, M.D.
TV ShowSep 23, 1979

Trapper John, M.D.

Trapper John, M.D. is an American medical drama television …
Trapper John, M.D. is an American medical drama television series and spin-off of the film MASH (1970). Pernell Roberts portrayed the title character, a lovable surgeon who became a mentor and father figure in San Francisco, California. The show ran on CBS for seven seasons, from September 23, 1979, to September 4, 1986. Roberts played the character more than twice as long as had Wayne Rogers (1972–75) on the TV series M*A*S*H. The role of Trapper John was played by Elliott Gould in the film.
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1977
Scott Joplin
MovieDec 30, 1977

Scott Joplin

Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the …
Details the life story of Scott Joplin and how he became the greatest ragtime composer of all time.
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Which Way Is Up?
MovieNov 4, 1977

Which Way Is Up?

Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first …
Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their demonstrations. Afterwards he is forced to leave his wife and family behind which also includes Leroy's father (also played by Pryor) to go to Los Angeles. Leroy ends up working for the same company that fired him back home. He is a manager at the company but he is now distant from his former pals. He meets and falls in love with Vanetta who is a labor organizer which leaves him splitting time between his wife Annie Mae and Vanetta. When Leroy finds out that the Reverend Lenox Thomas (also played by Pryor) has got his wife pregnant while he was absent, he then make the moves on the reverend's wife.
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1974
Kolchak: The Night Stalker
TV ShowSep 13, 1974

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kolchak: The Night Stalker is …
Kolchak: The Night Stalker is an American television series that aired on ABC during the 1974–1975 season. It featured a fictional Chicago wire service reporter—Carl Kolchak, played by Darren McGavin—who investigated mysterious crimes with unlikely causes, particularly those that law enforcement authorities would not follow up. These often involved the supernatural or science fiction, including fantastic creatures. The series was preceded by the two television movies, The Night Stalker (1972) and The Night Strangler (1973). Although the series lasted only a single season, it rapidly achieved cult status and has remained very popular in syndication.
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Robert Gordyn
Marriage1974

Robert Gordyn

Married Robert Gordyn.
1973
Magnum Force
MovieDec 13, 1973

Magnum Force

Labor racketeer Carmine Ricca (Richard Devon) is acquitted …
Labor racketeer Carmine Ricca (Richard Devon) is acquitted of a multiple murder on a technicality, but after leaving the courthouse amidst a sea of reporters and a mob of angry demonstrators, he is driven away, and some time later that day is found shot to death with his driver, lawyer, and a bodyguard. San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) and his new partner Earlington "Early" Smith (Felton Perry) drive by, but are asked to leave by Callahan's boss Lieutenant Neil Briggs (Hal Holbrook), who had Harry and "Early" transferred out of Homicide to Stakeout because he despises Harry's methods. Another mob figure is gunned down in his pool with a large gathering of guests, but it not until the killing of a known pimp (Albert Popwell), and after Harry has foiled a plane hijacking and liquor store hold-up, that Harry and "Early" are reassigned to Homicide to head the investigation of these killings. Harry soon clashes with Briggs over the Police's primary suspect, Frank Palancio (Tony Giorgio), a clash that becomes hotter when a Palancio associate and a uniformed traffic officer are shot to death, and a subsequent raid on Palancio explodes in a firefight, a raid that Harry finds was a set-up by the real killers.
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Hell Up in Harlem
MovieDec 1, 1973

Hell Up in Harlem

Tommy comes from a forced rest period due to injuries …
Tommy comes from a forced rest period due to injuries suffered in Harlem's gang warfare. With the help of his girl, he will reorganize his gang, and overcome his rival gang leaders, through extreme acts of violence and death.
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Kojak
TV ShowOct 24, 1973

Kojak

Kojak is an American action crime drama television series …
Kojak is an American action crime drama television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon series, it aired on CBS from 1973 to 1978.
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1972
Terror at Red Wolf Inn
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MovieSep 27, 1972

Terror at Red Wolf Inn

College student Regina wins …
College student Regina wins a getaway vacation at the quiet Red Wolf Inn, which is run by a friendly elderly couple, but it gradually becomes clear that something is amiss.
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Cool Breeze
MovieMar 22, 1972

Cool Breeze

Thalmus is the leader for a group of criminals who gather in L.A. …
Thalmus is the leader for a group of criminals who gather in L.A. to rob a bank. Their goal is to find a new bank.
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Something Evil
MovieJan 21, 1972

Something Evil

A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural …
A young couple moves into a farmhouse in rural Pennsylvania. What they don't know is that there is an unseen presence in the house, and that it wants to take possession of the wife.
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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 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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1969
Marcus Welby, M.D.
TV ShowSep 23, 1969

Marcus Welby, M.D.

Marcus Welby, M.D. is an American medical drama …
Marcus Welby, M.D. is an American medical drama television program that aired Tuesdays at 10:00–11:00 p.m. (EST) on ABC from September 23, 1969, to July 29, 1976. It starred Robert Young as the title character, a family practitioner with a kind bedside manner, who was on a first name basis with many of his patients (and who also made house-calls), James Brolin, as Steve Kiley, M.D, a younger doctor who was Welby's partner, and Elena Verdugo, who played Welby and Kiley's dedicated and loving nurse and office manager, Consuelo Lopez. Marcus Welby, M.D., was produced by David Victor and David J. O'Connell. The pilot, A Matter of Humanities, had aired as an ABC Movie of the Week on March 26, 1969.
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1967
Ironside
TV ShowSep 14, 1967

Ironside

Ironside is an American television crime drama that aired on …
Ironside is an American television crime drama that aired on NBC over 8 seasons from 1967 to 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as Robert T. Ironside, a consultant for the San Francisco police (usually addressed by the title Chief Ironside), who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while on vacation. The character debuted on March 28, 1967, in a TV movie titled Ironside. When the series was broadcast in the United Kingdom, from late 1967 onwards, it was broadcast under the title A Man Called Ironside. The show earned Burr six Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.
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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 is 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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1944
Margaret Avery
Birth1944

Margaret Avery

Margaret Avery was born.
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