American Character Actor

Norman Alden

  • Sep 13, 1924 - Jul 27, 2012 (age 87)
  • 5' 11" (1.80 m)
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2012
Norman Alden
PersonalJuly 2012

Norman Alden

Norman Alden passed away.
1998
Patch Adams
MovieOct 21, 1998

Patch Adams

Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor …
Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actual patients, medical professors, and hospital nurses all appreciate the work *he* can do, because they are unable to do it.
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1995
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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1994
Ed Wood
MovieSep 23, 1994

Ed Wood

The life of Edward D. Wood Jr., hailed as the worst director …
The life of Edward D. Wood Jr., hailed as the worst director (of Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959), Glen or Glenda (1953) and Bride of the Monster (1955)) of all time.
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1988
They Live
MovieNov 4, 1988

They Live

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to …
A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.
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1986
The Transformers: The Movie
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MovieAug 8, 1986

The Transformers: The Movie

The Autobots must stop a …
The Autobots must stop a colossal planet consuming robot who goes after the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. At the same time, they must defend themselves against an all-out attack from the Decepticons.
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1985
Back to the Future
MovieJul 3, 1985

Back to the Future

Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is …
Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future.
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1980
Borderline
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MovieOct 31, 1980

Borderline

On the U.S.-Mexican border, border cop Jeb Maynard is …
On the U.S.-Mexican border, border cop Jeb Maynard is hunting for a human smuggler responsible for Jeb's partner's murder.
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1979
The Dukes of Hazzard
TV ShowJan 26, 1979

The Dukes of Hazzard

The Dukes of Hazzard is an American action-comedy …
The Dukes of Hazzard is an American action-comedy television series that was aired on CBS from January 26, 1979, to February 8, 1985. The show aired for a total of 147 episodes spanning seven seasons. The series was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners, which was also created by Gy Waldron and had many identical or similar character names and concepts.
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1977
Semi-Tough
MovieNov 18, 1977

Semi-Tough

A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional …
A three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the owner's daughter becomes compromised when two of them become romantically involved.
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The Love Boat
TV ShowSep 24, 1977

The Love Boat

The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an …
The Love Boat (simply Love Boat in its final season) is an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S.S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from 1977 to 1987; in addition, four three-hour long specials aired in 1986, 1987, and 1990. The series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing (played by Gavin MacLeod) and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which also included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984. Its regular port of call was Puerto Vallarta.
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The All-New Super Friends Hour
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TV ShowSep 10, 1977

The All-New Super Friends Hour

The All-New Super Friends …
The All-New Super Friends Hour is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from September 10, 1977, to September 2, 1978, on ABC. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and is based on the Justice League and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics.
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1976
Charlie's Angels
TV ShowSep 22, 1976

Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series …
Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 115 episodes. The series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts and was produced by Aaron Spelling. It follows the crime-fighting adventures of three women working in a private detective agency in Los Angeles, California, and originally starred Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett (billed as Farrah Fawcett-Majors), and Jaclyn Smith in the leading roles and John Forsythe providing the voice of their boss, the unseen Charlie Townsend, who directed the crime-fighting operations of the "Angels" over a speakerphone. There were a few casting changes: after the departure of Fawcett and Jackson came the additions of Cheryl Ladd, Shelley Hack, and Tanya Roberts.
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The Krofft Supershow
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TV ShowSep 11, 1976

The Krofft Supershow

The Krofft Supershow is a Saturday morning children's variety …
The Krofft Supershow is a Saturday morning children's variety show, produced by Sid and Marty Krofft. It aired for two seasons from September 11, 1976 to September 2, 1978 on ABC
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Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
TV ShowSep 11, 1976

Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

Electra Woman and Dyna …
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl is a Sid and Marty Krofft live action science fiction children's television series from 1976. The series aired 16 episodes in a single season as part of the umbrella series The Krofft Supershow. During the second season, it was dropped, along with Dr. Shrinker. When later syndicated in the package "Krofft Super Stars" and released on home video, the 16 segments, which were each about 12 minutes long, were combined into eight episodes.
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Alice
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TV ShowAug 31, 1976

Alice

Alice is an American sitcom television series that aired on …
Alice is an American sitcom television series that aired on CBS from August 31, 1976, to March 19, 1985. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her young son to start life over again, and finds a job working at a roadside diner in Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the episodes revolve around events at Mel's Diner, where Alice is employed.
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1975
Welcome Back, Kotter
TV ShowSep 9, 1975

Welcome Back, Kotter

Welcome Back, Kotter is an American sitcom starring …
Welcome Back, Kotter is an American sitcom starring Gabe Kaplan as a sardonic high school teacher in charge of a racially and ethnically diverse remedial class called the "Sweathogs". Recorded in front of a live studio audience, it originally aired on ABC from September 9, 1975, to May 17, 1979.
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1974
The Rockford Files
TV ShowSep 13, 1974

The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files is an American detective drama television …
The Rockford Files is an American detective drama television series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles–based private investigator Jim Rockford, with Noah Beery Jr. in the supporting role of his father, Joseph Rockford, a retired truck driver nicknamed "Rocky".
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Devlin
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TV ShowSep 7, 1974

Devlin

Devlin is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series …
Devlin is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and broadcast for 16 episodes on ABC from September 7, 1974 to December 21, 1974. The series, inspired by the popularity of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel, featured a stunt motorcyclist with a traveling circus named Ernie Devlin and his siblings Tod and Sandy. It was one of Hanna-Barbera's few dramatic series.
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1973
Super Friends
TV ShowSep 8, 1973

Super Friends

Super Friends is an American animated television series …
Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes, which ran from 1973 to 1985 on ABC as part of its Saturday-morning cartoon lineup. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera and was based on the Justice League of America and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics.
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1972
Kansas City Bomber
MovieAug 2, 1972

Kansas City Bomber

Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a …
Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.
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1971
Cannon
TV ShowSep 14, 1971

Cannon

Cannon is an American detective television series produced by …
Cannon is an American detective television series produced by Quinn Martin that aired from 1971 to 1976. William Conrad played the title character, private detective Frank Cannon. The series was the first Quinn Martin production to run on a network other than ABC.
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Cannon
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MovieMar 26, 1971

Cannon

Cannon investigates the murder of a war-buddy to clear the …
Cannon investigates the murder of a war-buddy to clear the man's wife of suspicion in his death.
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1970
Tora! Tora! Tora!
MovieSep 23, 1970

Tora! Tora! Tora!

In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan …
In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.
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1969
The Great Bank Robbery
MovieSep 10, 1969

The Great Bank Robbery

Lyda Kabanov and her …
Lyda Kabanov and her assortment of buddies pose as leaders of the only church in Friendly, Texas, their intention being to rob the fortress-like bank built by the Brothers James, Dalton, and Younger to house their ill-gotten gold. Arriving in town on dust-covered feet, Lyda is introduced by phony evangelist Pious Blue as "my cousin" and she promptly opens her dress and displays her voluptuous charms.
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1968
The Doris Day Show
TV ShowSep 24, 1968

The Doris Day Show

The Doris Day Show is an American sitcom which was …
The Doris Day Show is an American sitcom which was originally broadcast on CBS from September 1968 until March 1973, remaining on the air for five seasons and 128 episodes. The series is remembered for its multiple format and cast changes over the course of its five-year run. The show is also remembered for Day's statement, in her autobiography Doris Day: Her Own Story (1975), that her husband Martin Melcher had signed her to do the series without her knowledge, a fact she only discovered when Melcher died of heart disease on April 20, 1968 (he also received credit on the series as "executive producer" during its initial season).
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The Mod Squad
TV ShowSep 24, 1968

The Mod Squad

The Mod Squad is an American crime drama series that ran …
The Mod Squad is an American crime drama series that ran on ABC from 1968 to 1973. It starred Michael Cole as Peter "Pete" Cochran, Peggy Lipton as Julie Barnes, Clarence Williams III as Lincoln "Linc" Hayes, and Tige Andrews as Captain Adam Greer. The executive producers of the series were Aaron Spelling and Danny Thomas.
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Adam-12
TV ShowSep 21, 1968

Adam-12

Adam-12 is a television police procedural drama that …
Adam-12 is a television police procedural drama that follows Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers Pete Malloy and Jim Reed as they ride the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12.
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The Devil's Brigade
MovieMay 15, 1968

The Devil's Brigade

During World War II, a special fighting unit is formed that …
During World War II, a special fighting unit is formed that combines a crack Canadian Army unit and a conglomeration of U.S. Army misfits who had previously served time in military jails. After an initial period of conflict between the two groups, their enmity turns to respect and friendship, and the unit is sent Italy to attempt a dangerous mission that has heretofore been considered impossible to carry out.
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1967
Mannix
TV ShowSep 16, 1967

Mannix

Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from …
Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He was played by Mike Connors.
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1966
The Wild Angels
MovieJul 20, 1966

The Wild Angels

Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of the …
Peter Fonda plays 'Heavenly Blues', the leader of the Angels, a motorcycle gang from San Pedro, California; Bruce Dern plays 'Loser', his best pal. When they both botch their attempt to retrieve Loser's stolen bike, Loser ends up in the hospital. When the Angels bust him out, he dies, and they bury him. Nancy Sinatra plays Mike, Blues' "old lady" and Diane Ladd plays Loser's wife (Dern's real-life wife at the time). The plot is basically a buildup to the last half-hour of the film in which Loser's funeral becomes another wild party.
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Sharon Hayden
MarriageApril 1966

Sharon Hayden

Married Sharon Hayden.
1965
Hogan's Heroes
TV ShowSep 17, 1965

Hogan's Heroes

Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a …
Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner of war (POW) camp during World War II. It ran for 168 episodes (six seasons) from September 17, 1965, to April 4, 1971, on the CBS network, the longest broadcast run for an American television series inspired by that war.
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The Big Valley
TV ShowSep 15, 1965

The Big Valley

The Big Valley is an American western television series …
The Big Valley is an American western television series which ran on ABC from September 15, 1965, to May 19, 1969. The show stars Barbara Stanwyck, as the widow of a wealthy nineteenth century California rancher. It was created by A.I. Bezzerides and Louis F. Edelman, and produced by Levy-Gardner-Laven for Four Star Television.
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Andy
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MovieJan 21, 1965

Andy

The story of a mentally handicapped middle-aged …
The story of a mentally handicapped middle-aged man and how he, and his elderly parents who must take care of him, manage to get along in New York City.
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1964
Man's Favorite Sport?
MovieJan 29, 1964

Man's Favorite Sport?

Roger Willoughby is …
Roger Willoughby is considered to be a leading expert on sports fishing. He's written books on the subject and is loved by his customers in the sporting goods department at Abercrombie and Fitch, where he works. There's only one problem however: he's never been fishing in his life. When the store owner enters him in a fishing contest, mayhem ensues.
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1963
The Sword in the Stone
MovieDec 25, 1963

The Sword in the Stone

Arthur (aka Wart) is a young …
Arthur (aka Wart) is a young boy who aspires to be a knight's squire. On a hunting trip he falls in on Merlin, a powerful but amnesiac wizard who has plans for Wart beyond mere squiredom. He starts by trying to give Wart an education (whatever that is), believing that once one has an education, one can go anywhere. Needless to say, it doesn't quite work out that way.
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The Nutty Professor
MovieJun 4, 1963

The Nutty Professor

Nerd. Milquetoast. Klutz. These are just three of the many …
Nerd. Milquetoast. Klutz. These are just three of the many undesirable words that can be used to describe Professor Julius Kelp. But all that changes when the chemistry expert invents a potion that transforms him into a suave, sexy chick magnet, whom Julius aptly names Buddy Love. Unfortunately, there's one side effect: Buddy can't control when he'll change back into Julius, an event that always happens at inopportune times. How will Julius/Buddy resolve his Jekyll-and-Hyde dilemma?
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1962
Combat!
TV ShowOct 2, 1962

Combat!

Combat! is an American television program that originally aired …
Combat! is an American television program that originally aired on ABC from 1962 until 1967. The exclamation point in Combat! was depicted on-screen as a stylized bayonet. The show covered the grim lives of a squad of American soldiers fighting the Germans in France during World War II. The first-season episode "A Day In June" shows D-Day as a flashback, hence the action occurs during and after June 1944. The program starred Rick Jason as platoon leader Second Lieutenant Gil Hanley and Vic Morrow as Sergeant "Chip" Saunders. Similar to how the main cast alternated episodes in the series Laramie, Jason and Morrow would play the lead in alternating episodes in Combat!.
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1961
The Americans
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TV ShowJan 23, 1961

The Americans

The Americans is a 17-episode American drama television …
The Americans is a 17-episode American drama television series that aired on NBC from January to May 1961. Set during the American Civil War, the series focuses on two brothers fighting on opposite sides of the conflict. Guest stars included Lee Marvin, Jack Elam, Brian Keith, Kathleen Crowley and Robert Redford, among many others.
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1960
The Andy Griffith Show
TV ShowOct 3, 1960

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show is an …
The Andy Griffith Show is an American situation comedy television series that aired on CBS from October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968, with a total of 249 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons—159 in black and white and 90 in color. The series partially originated from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show.
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My Three Sons
TV ShowSep 29, 1960

My Three Sons

My Three Sons is an American sitcom. The series had a …
My Three Sons is an American sitcom. The series had a long run, from 1960 through 1972. ABC broadcast the show from 1960 through 1965, and then the series moved to CBS until the end of its run on April 13, 1972. My Three Sons chronicles the life of widower and aeronautical engineer Steven Douglas (Fred MacMurray) as he raises his three sons.
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1959
Hennesey
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TV ShowSep 28, 1959

Hennesey

Hennesey is an American military comedy-drama television …
Hennesey is an American military comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1959 to 1962, starring Jackie Cooper. Cooper played a United States Navy physician, Lt. Charles W. "Chick" Hennesey, with Abby Dalton as Navy nurse Lt. Martha Hale. In the story line, they are assigned to the hospital at the U.S. Naval Station in San Diego, California.
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Bonanza
TV ShowSep 12, 1959

Bonanza

Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on …
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family who live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon and later featured (at various times) Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.
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1958
Lawman
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TV ShowOct 5, 1958

Lawman

Lawman is an American western television series originally …
Lawman is an American western television series originally telecast on ABC from 1958 to 1962 starring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop and Peter Brown as Deputy Marshal Johnny McKay. The series was set in Laramie, Wyoming, during 1879 and the 1880s. Warner Bros. already had several western series on the air at the time.
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The Rifleman
TV ShowSep 30, 1958

The Rifleman

The Rifleman is an American Western television program …
The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son Mark McCain. It was set in the 1880s in the fictional town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The show was filmed in black and white, in half-hour episodes. The Rifleman aired on ABC from September 30, 1958, to April 8, 1963, as a production of Four Star Television. It was one of the first prime time series on US television to show a single parent raising a child.
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Bronco
TV ShowSep 23, 1958

Bronco

Bronco is a Western series on ABC from 1958 through 1962. It …
Bronco is a Western series on ABC from 1958 through 1962. It was shown by the BBC in the United Kingdom. The program starred Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne, a former Confederate officer who wandered the Old West, meeting such well-known individuals as Wild Bill Hickok, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Theodore Roosevelt, Belle Starr, Cole Younger, and John Wesley Hardin.
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1957
Perry Mason
TV ShowSep 21, 1957

Perry Mason

Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally …
Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal-defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner.
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1955
Cheyenne
TV ShowSep 20, 1955

Cheyenne

Cheyenne was an American Western television series of …
Cheyenne was an American Western television series of 108 black-and-white episodes broadcast on ABC from 1955 to 1962. The show was the first hour-long Western, and was the first hour-long dramatic series of any kind, with continuing characters, to last more than one season. It was also the first series to be made by a major Hollywood film studio which did not derive from its established film properties, and the first of a long chain of Warner Bros. original series produced by William T. Orr.
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Gunsmoke
TV ShowSep 10, 1955

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western …
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the United Kingdom, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.
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The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
TV ShowSep 6, 1955

The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

The Life and Legend of …
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is the first Western television series written for adults, premiering four days before Gunsmoke on September 6, 1955. Two weeks later came the Clint Walker western Cheyenne. The series is loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. The half-hour, black-and-white program aired for six seasons (229 episodes) on ABC from 1955 to 1961, with Hugh O'Brian in the title role.
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1924
Norman Alden
BirthSeptember 1924

Norman Alden

Norman Alden was born.
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