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Marge Champion

  • Sep 02, 1919 (age 100)
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2004
The Paul O'Grady Show
TV ShowOct 11, 2004

The Paul O'Grady Show

The Paul O'Grady Show is a …
The Paul O'Grady Show is a British comedy chat show presented by comedian Paul O'Grady, first shown on 11 October 2004. The programme is a teatime chat show consisting of a mixture of celebrity guests, comic stunts, musical performances, and occasionally viewer competitions.
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1982
Fame
TV ShowJan 7, 1982

Fame

Fame is an American television series originally produced …
Fame is an American television series originally produced between 1982 and 1987 by Eilenna Productions in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and sponsored by Yamaha musical instruments, which are prominently showcased in the episodes. The show is based on the 1980 motion picture of the same name. Using a mixture of drama and music, it followed the lives of the students and faculty at the fictional New York City High School for the Performing Arts. Although fictional, it was based heavily on the actual Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Most interior scenes were filmed in Hollywood, California. In all seasons except the third, the show filmed several exterior scenes on location in New York City.
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1977
Boris Sagal
Marriage1977

Boris Sagal

Boris Sagal (October 18, 1923 – May 22, 1981) was a …
Boris Sagal (October 18, 1923 – May 22, 1981) was a Ukrainian-born American television and film director.
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1976
That's Entertainment, Part II
MovieMay 16, 1976

That's Entertainment, Part II

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire …
Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire present more golden moments from the MGM film library, this time including comedy and drama as well as classic musical numbers.
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1975
Award1975

Outstanding Choreography

Won award for "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom".
Primetime Emmy Award
Nomination1975

Outstanding Choreography

Nominated for "Queen of the Stardust Ballroom".
Primetime Emmy Award
1973
ABC's Wide World of Entertainment
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TV ShowJan 8, 1973

ABC's Wide World of Entertainment

ABC's Wide World of …
ABC's Wide World of Entertainment is a late night block of programs created by the American Broadcasting Company. It premiered on January 8, 1973, and ended three years later. The title was based on the long-running broadcast ABC's Wide World of Sports; there was also an ABC's Wide World of Mystery broadcast from 1973 to 1978.
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1970
Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County
MovieApr 1, 1970

Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County

Charley (Dan Blocker) is the …
Charley (Dan Blocker) is the kindly but simple-minded blacksmith who sends a year's earnings back East for a mail-order bride. When he and the town turn out for the woman's arrival at the train station, he is embarrassed when she never appears. The saddened giant plans to leave town. The townspeople recruit the new saloon-girl Sadie (Nanette Fabray) to pose as the bride-to-be so the residents will retain the services of the blacksmith. Jim Backus is the Sheriff who runs for Mayor. Wally Cox plays Mr. Bester, the henpecked husband of his harridan wife (Marge Champion). Mickey Rooney, Stubby Kaye, Iron Eyes Cody, and Jack Cassidy appeared in this western comedy.
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1968
The Swimmer
MovieMay 15, 1968

The Swimmer

One summer day in an upper class neighborhood of suburban …
One summer day in an upper class neighborhood of suburban New York City, middle aged Ned Merrill appears in the backyard of one of his friends and neighbors, who he has not seen in quite some time. Before the neighbors can welcome him, they who are happy to see him, Ned jumps into their swimming pool with much energy and vitality. Ned learns that with the addition of a recent swimming pool in another neighbor's backyard, he can literally swim home moving from swimming pool to swimming pool, his home which is miles away. He names the route Lucinda's River, after his wife. He is determined to make this journey despite some obstacles along the way. At each swimming pool, Ned stops and chats with his neighbors. Each stop reveals more and more of Ned's life journey until he reaches his final destination.
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The Party
MovieApr 4, 1968

The Party

Award winning director Blake Edwards shows us why was …
Award winning director Blake Edwards shows us why was a master of laughs in this entertaining film. A bumbling Indian actor who is playing an extra on a movie being shot in Hollywood is accidentally invited to a huge party featuring the elite of tinsel town. Hilarity ensues, when it turns out that he was supposed to have been fired instead. Unused to the customs of westerners, the Indian actor makes one hilarious mistake after another as he attempts to hobnob with the stars.
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1960
Here's Hollywood
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TV ShowSep 26, 1960

Here's Hollywood

Here's Hollywood is an American celebrity interview program …
Here's Hollywood is an American celebrity interview program which aired on weekday afternoons on NBC at 4:30 Eastern time from September 26, 1960, to December 28, 1962.
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1959
The Bell Telephone Hour
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TV ShowJan 12, 1959

The Bell Telephone Hour

The Bell Telephone Hour …
The Bell Telephone Hour (also known as The Telephone Hour) is a concert series which began April 29, 1940, on NBC Radio and was heard on NBC until June 30, 1958. Sponsored by Bell Telephone as the name implies, it showcased the best in classical and Broadway music, reaching eight to nine million listeners each week. It continued on television from 1959 to 1968. Throughout the program's run on both radio and television, the studio orchestra on the program was conducted by Donald Voorhees.
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1958
The Garry Moore Show
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TV ShowSep 30, 1958

The Garry Moore Show

The Garry Moore Show is the name for several separate …
The Garry Moore Show is the name for several separate American variety series on the CBS television network in the 1950s and 1960s. Hosted by experienced radio performer Garry Moore, the series helped launch the careers of many comedic talents, such as Dorothy Loudon, Don Adams, George Gobel, Carol Burnett, Don Knotts, Lee Goodman, James Kirkwood, Jr., and Jonathan Winters. The Garry Moore Show garnered a number of Emmy nominations and wins.
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1956
To Tell the Truth
TV ShowDec 18, 1956

To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth is an American television panel game show …
To Tell the Truth is an American television panel game show in which four celebrity panelists are presented with three contestants (the "team of challengers", each an individual or pair) and must identify which is the "central character" whose unusual occupation or experience has been read out by the show's moderator/host. When the panelists question the contestants, the two "impostors" may lie whereas the "central character" must tell the truth. The setup adds the "impostor" element to the format of What's My Line? and I've Got a Secret.
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Gregg Champion
ChildNovember 1956

Gregg Champion

Gregg Champion is an American film director, known for his …
Gregg Champion is an American film director, known for his work on wide release and TV Hollywood movies.
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The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
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TV ShowOct 5, 1956

The Dinah Shore Chevy Show

The Dinah Shore Chevy …
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show is an American variety series hosted by Dinah Shore, and broadcast on NBC from October 1956 to May 1963. The series was sponsored by the Chevrolet Motor Division of General Motors and its theme song, sung by Shore, was "See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet", which continued to be used in Chevrolet advertising for several more years after the cancellation of the show.
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1955
Screen Directors Playhouse
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TV ShowOct 5, 1955

Screen Directors Playhouse

Screen Directors Playhouse …
Screen Directors Playhouse (sometimes written as Screen Directors' Playhouse) is an American radio and television anthology series which brought leading Hollywood actors to the NBC microphones beginning in 1949. The radio program broadcast adaptations of films, with original directors of the films sometimes involved in the productions, although their participation was usually limited to introducing the radio adaptations and taking a brief "curtain call" with the cast and host at the end of the program. During the 1955–56 season, the series was seen on television, focusing on original teleplays and several adaptations of famous short stories (such as Robert Louis Stevenson's "Markheim").
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Three for the Show
MovieFeb 24, 1955

Three for the Show

This musical reworking of TOO MANY HUSBANDS (1940), …
This musical reworking of TOO MANY HUSBANDS (1940), features Grable as a top singer and dancer who's been widowed by WW II. She marries her late husband's songwriting partner, Gower Champion, but the new marriage is thrown for a loop when Lemmon, her first husband, turns up very much alive and eager to see Grable.
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Jupiter's Darling
MovieFeb 10, 1955

Jupiter's Darling

Fabius loves his beautiful but vulnerable city, Rome, and …
Fabius loves his beautiful but vulnerable city, Rome, and he also loves his beautiful but invulnerable fiancée, Amytis. Fascinated by the tales she has heard about Hannibal, who is about to attack Rome, Amytis is driven by curiosity to the edge of his camp. Captured, she makes a last request of the indifferent Hannibal...that he spare the city. She offers to lead him to a hilltop where she can prove that taking the city is not worth the trouble. Hannibal goes with her, even though she has to cup her hand under his chin and float him across a river as he can't swim. Before long, Hannibal is doing more surveying of Amytis than of Rome. And Fabius finds he can defend neither his city nor his fiancée against the advances of Hannibal. Especially after he has his elephants painted bright colors because Amythis thinks gray is drab.
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1954
Shower of Stars
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TV ShowSep 30, 1954

Shower of Stars

Shower of Stars (also known as Chrysler Shower of Stars) is …
Shower of Stars (also known as Chrysler Shower of Stars) is an American variety television series broadcast live in the United States from 1954 to 1958 by CBS. The series was broadcast in color which was a departure from the usual programming broadcast by CBS.
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1953
Give a Girl a Break
MovieNov 13, 1953

Give a Girl a Break

The star of an upcoming Broadway production, Janet Hallson, …
The star of an upcoming Broadway production, Janet Hallson, walks out during rehersals. The producers of the show, Ted Sturgis, Leo Belney and Bob Dowdy begin to search a replacement. After...
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Person to Person
TV ShowOct 2, 1953

Person to Person

Person to Person is a popular television program in the …
Person to Person is a popular television program in the United States that originally ran from 1953 to 1961, with two episodes of an attempted revival airing in 2012. Edward R. Murrow hosted the original series from its inception in 1953 until 1959, interviewing celebrities in their homes from a comfortable chair in his New York studio (his opening: "Good evening, I'm Ed Murrow. And the name of the program is 'Person to Person'. It's all live – there's no film"). In the last two years of its original run, Charles Collingwood was the host.
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General Electric Theater
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TV ShowFeb 1, 1953

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater was …
General Electric Theater was an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
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1952
Everything I Have Is Yours
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MovieOct 29, 1952

Everything I Have Is Yours

Everything I Have Is Yours released.
Lovely to Look At
MovieMay 29, 1952

Lovely to Look At

Al Marsh, Tony Naylor and Jerry Ralby, Broadway producers, …
Al Marsh, Tony Naylor and Jerry Ralby, Broadway producers, are desperately looking for backers. Al is one of the heirs of a dress salon in Paris, but this is almost bankrupt. The two other heiresses, Stephanie and Clarisse and the three producers are able to convince the creditors to back a fashion show there. Things become complicated, when Al and Tony fall in love with Stephanie and Al's New York girl friend Bubbles arrives.
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1951
The Dinah Shore Show
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TV ShowNov 27, 1951

The Dinah Shore Show

The Dinah Shore Show is an American variety show which …
The Dinah Shore Show is an American variety show which was broadcast by NBC from November 1951 to July 1957, sponsored by General Motors' Chevrolet division. For most of the program's run, it aired from 7:30 to 7:45 Eastern Time on Tuesday and Thursday nights, rounding out the time slot which featured the network's regular evening newscast (John Cameron Swayze's Camel News Caravan), which, like all such programs of the era, was then only 15 minutes in length.
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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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1950
The Jack Benny Program
TV ShowOct 28, 1950

The Jack Benny Program

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

The Arthur Murray Party

The Arthur Murray Party is …
The Arthur Murray Party is an American television variety show which ran from July 1950 until September 1960. The show was hosted by famous dancers Arthur and Kathryn Murray, and was basically one long advertisement for their chain of dance studios. Each week the couple performed a mystery dance, and the viewer who correctly identified the dance would receive two free lessons at a local studio.
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What's My Line?
TV ShowFeb 2, 1950

What's My Line?

What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the …
What's My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, with a dozen international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals. The game uses celebrity panelists to question contestants in order to determine their occupation, i.e., "line [of work]," with panelists being called on to identify a weekly celebrity "mystery guest" while blindfolded. It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show. Moderated by John Charles Daly and with regular panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf, What's My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show" in 1952, 1953, and 1958 and the Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.
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1949
Admiral Broadway Revue
TV ShowJan 28, 1949

Admiral Broadway Revue

Admiral Broadway Revue is …
Admiral Broadway Revue is an American live television variety show that ran from January 28 to June 3, 1949. The show was broadcast live on Fridays from 8 to 9 pm ET simultaneously on both the NBC and the DuMont networks.
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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 on …
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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The Philco Television Playhouse
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TV ShowOct 3, 1948

The Philco Television Playhouse

The Philco Television …
The Philco Television Playhouse is an American television anthology series that was broadcast live on NBC from 1948 to 1955. Produced by Fred Coe, the series was sponsored by Philco. It was one of the most respected dramatic shows of the Golden Age of Television, winning a 1954 Peabody Award and receiving eight Emmy nominations between 1951 and 1956.
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Texaco Star Theatre
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TV ShowJun 8, 1948

Texaco Star Theatre

Texaco Star Theatre was an American comedy-variety …
Texaco Star Theatre was an American comedy-variety show, broadcast on radio from 1938 to 1949 and telecast from 1948 to 1956. It was one of the first successful examples of American television broadcasting, remembered as the show that gave Milton Berle the nickname "Mr. Television".
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1947
Gower Champion
MarriageOctober 1947

Gower Champion

Gower Carlyle Champion (June 22, 1919 – August 25, 1980) was …
Gower Carlyle Champion (June 22, 1919 – August 25, 1980) was an American actor, theatre director, choreographer, and dancer.
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1946
Gower Champion
Relationship1946

Gower Champion

Gower Carlyle Champion (June 22, 1919 – August 25, 1980) was …
Gower Carlyle Champion (June 22, 1919 – August 25, 1980) was an American actor, theatre director, choreographer, and dancer.
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1945
House Party
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TV ShowJan 15, 1945

House Party

House Party is an American radio daytime variety/talk show …
House Party is an American radio daytime variety/talk show that aired on CBS Radio and on ABC Radio from January 15, 1945 to October 13, 1967. The show had an equally long run on CBS Television as Art Linkletter's House Party and, in its final season, The Linkletter Show, airing from September 1, 1952 to September 5, 1969.
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1939
All Women Have Secrets
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MovieDec 15, 1939

All Women Have Secrets

When they decide they might …
When they decide they might as well be penniless husbands and wives as penniless campus sweethearts, three couples at a Midwestern university, against the advice of their friends, get ...
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Honor of the West
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MovieJan 13, 1939

Honor of the West

Sheriff Bob Bartlett is called away from the rodeo to apprehend …
Sheriff Bob Bartlett is called away from the rodeo to apprehend cattle rustlers. His deputy, Tom Morrison, is shot in an ambush by rustler Luke Grimes, and the rustlers, including Bob's pal Russ Whitley, get away. Suspicious of Russ's connections with the gang led by Heck Claibourne, Bob will not act without proof. Community leader Lem Walker insinuates that Bob is reluctant to round up the rustlers because of his friendship with Russ. The arrival of Bat Morrison, Tom's brother, makes matters tense, especially when Bat is appointed deputy sheriff and insists that Bob arrest the rustler who shot his brother. Bob, Bat and Walker are arresting Luke Grime when Bat suddenly shoots him. Diane Allen blames the unwarranted shooting on Bob.
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1938
Delinquent Parents
MovieJul 15, 1938

Delinquent Parents

A woman is forced to keep her marriage and past …
A woman is forced to keep her marriage and past indiscretions a secret from those she loves.
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1937
Art Babbitt
Marriage1937

Art Babbitt

Arthur Harold Babitsky (October 8, 1907 – March 4, 1992), …
Arthur Harold Babitsky (October 8, 1907 – March 4, 1992), better known as Art Babbitt, was an American animator, best known for his work at The Walt Disney Company. He received over 80 awards as an animation director and animator, and also developed the character of Goofy. Babbitt worked as an animator or animation director on such films as The Three Little Pigs (1933), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), Fantasia (1940), and The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964), among others.
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1919
Marge Champion
BirthSeptember 1919

Marge Champion

Marge Champion was born.
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