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Todd Karns

  • Jan 14, 1921 - Feb 05, 2000 (age 79)
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2011
These Amazing Shadows
MovieJan 22, 2011

These Amazing Shadows

Tells the history and …
Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.
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2000
Todd Karns
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Todd Karns

Todd Karns passed away.
1987
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson
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MovieJun 18, 1987

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James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny …
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life - Hosted by Johnny Carson released.
1956
Ethel Barrymore Theatre
TV ShowSep 21, 1956

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

Ethel Barrymore Theatre …
Ethel Barrymore Theatre was an anthology television series hosted by Ethel Barrymore and the last series produced by the DuMont Television Network. While produced by the network, the series was aired on Fridays at 8:30pm ET from September 21 to December 21, 1956 on DuMont station WABD after the network had closed. The series may have been filmed in 1953, and was known as Stage 8 in syndication.
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1955
Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson
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TV ShowFeb 15, 1955

Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson

Crown Theatre with Gloria …
Crown Theatre with Gloria Swanson is a 30-minute weekly syndicated American anthology series produced by Bing Crosby Productions with production in Culver City. It was filmed in New York City (except for some episodes that were filmed in Mexico) and aired from 1952–55 on WPIX.
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1953
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
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TV ShowOct 2, 1953

The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse

The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse …
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse is an American dramatic anthology series that aired on ABC from 1953 to 1955, sponsored by Pepsi-Cola. The show was hosted by Arlene Dahl (1953), Anita Colby (1954), and, finally, Polly Bergen (1955). Initially the series was done live, but switched to film during the first season.
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Clipped Wings
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MovieAug 14, 1953

Clipped Wings

Slip and Sach to go the local Air Force base to find out why …
Slip and Sach to go the local Air Force base to find out why their friend, an Air Force enlisted man, is in the stockade and charged with treason. Mistaking a recruiting office for a visitors office, they inadvertently enlist in the Air Force. They soon learn that not only is their friend not a traitor, but he is being used as bait to expose a spy ring. The boys decide to do a little exposing of their own, and wind up almost gumming up the works.
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Your Favorite Story
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TV ShowJan 11, 1953

Your Favorite Story

Your Favorite Story is a TV anthology series that was …
Your Favorite Story is a TV anthology series that was broadcast in the United States from 1953 to 1955. It was premiered in December 1954 with the title Your Favorite Playhouse. This program was adapted from the radio show Favorite Story which ran from 1946 to 1949. The program's 25 episodes were hosted and narrated by Adolphe Menjou, who also acted in several episodes. It featured episodes originally written by Leonard St. Clair, William Makepeace Thackeray, Mary Roberts Rinehart and Frank R. Stockton.
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1952
Flat Top
MovieOct 26, 1952

Flat Top

Group Commander Dan Collier, on an aircraft carrier in …
Group Commander Dan Collier, on an aircraft carrier in Korean waters during the Korean War, starts to think back to the rough days of the air-war against Japan during World War II, when he was in the same squadron. In flashbacks, he recalls the arrival of the squadron, led by Executive Officer Joe Rodgers, and the campaigns in which the squadron participated and its desperate fight for survival prior to the climax of the war.
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Battle Zone
MovieOct 22, 1952

Battle Zone

During the Korean War, two combat photographers …
During the Korean War, two combat photographers with the U.S. Marine Corps compete for the heart of a pretty Italian Army nurse.
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Ford Theatre
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TV ShowOct 2, 1952

Ford Theatre

Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio …
Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and known as Ford Television Theatre for the TV version, is a radio and television anthology series broadcast in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. At various times the television series appeared on all three major television networks, while the radio version was broadcast on two separate networks and on two separate coasts. Ford Theatre was named for its sponsor, the Ford Motor Company, which had an earlier success with its concert music series, The Ford Sunday Evening Hour (1934–42).
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The Story of Will Rogers
MovieJul 9, 1952

The Story of Will Rogers

The homespun humorist …
The homespun humorist and social critic starts as a cowboy and goes on to vaudeville, movies, radio.
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Jet Job
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MovieMar 6, 1952

Jet Job

Joe Kovak is a test pilot for military-aircraft designer …
Joe Kovak is a test pilot for military-aircraft designer Sam Bentley, who thinks of Joe as a son. A competing plane company is seeking the same Army contract as Bentley, and offers a $500 bonus to their publicity woman Marge Stevens if she can entice Joe into quitting Bentley to join their company. When Joe takes repeated unnecessary risks in the air, Bentley fires him and Joe goes to work for the competitor. He almost loses his life when the inferior plane he is testing fails to function at a high altitude, a fault that the designer had anticipated but had let get by because of his greed in getting the contract. Before an investigation board, Joe's new employer falsely swears that Joe had disobeyed orders, and Joe is officially grounded. Joe and a friend "kidnap" the test pilot Bentley has hired to replace Joe, and Joe makes a successful flight. The Army accepts the Bentley plane and Joe has his license restored.
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Mutiny
MovieMar 5, 1952

Mutiny

Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is …
Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a cashiered former British Navy captain. Waldridge brings his former gun crew...who begin plotting mutiny as soon as they learn there'll be gold aboard. The gold duly arrives, and with it Waldridge's former sweetheart Leslie, who's fond of a bit of gold herself. Which side is Waldridge really on?
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The Unexpected
TV ShowMar 5, 1952

The Unexpected

Herbert Marshall hosted this anthology series of fast …
Herbert Marshall hosted this anthology series of fast paced thirty minute dramas. It was also known as Times Square Playhouse.
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Rebound
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TV ShowFeb 8, 1952

Rebound

Rebound is an anthology television series which …
Rebound is an anthology television series which aired on both the ABC and on the DuMont networks. The series ran from February 8, 1952, to May 30, 1952, on ABC (17 episodes) and from November 21, 1952, to January 16, 1953, on DuMont (5 episodes). The ABC series aired Fridays from 9 to 9:30pm ET, while the DuMont series aired Fridays from 8:30 to 9pm ET. Among the actors appearing were Onslow Stevens, Lee Marvin, John Doucette, and Rita Johnson.
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1951
Dragnet
TV ShowDec 16, 1951

Dragnet

Dragnet is an American radio, television, and motion …
Dragnet is an American radio, television, and motion-picture series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show took its name from the police term "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects, although the word "franchise" should not be used in relation to it, as that word was not in use for more than a half century later.
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Sky King
TV ShowSep 16, 1951

Sky King

Sky King was an American radio and television series. Its …
Sky King was an American radio and television series. Its lead character was Arizona rancher and aircraft pilot Schuyler "Sky" King. The series may have been based on a true-life personality of the 1930s, Jack Cones, known as the "Flying Constable" of Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County, California, although this notion is unverified.
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1950
Danger
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TV ShowSep 19, 1950

Danger

Danger is a television series which first aired on …
Danger is a television series which first aired on September 19, 1950, and ended in May 1955. The first episode, entitled "The Black Door", was directed by Yul Brynner, based on a story by Henry Norton and a teleplay by Irving Elman, and starring Dane Clark and Olive Deering.
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It's a Small World
MovieJun 24, 1950

It's a Small World

Harry Musk is one in a million. Adult, pint-sized Harry …
Harry Musk is one in a million. Adult, pint-sized Harry longs to be part of the big world.
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Rocky King Detective
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TV ShowJan 15, 1950

Rocky King Detective

Rocky King Detective (also known as Inside Detective) …
Rocky King Detective (also known as Inside Detective) is an American action/crime drama series that was broadcast live on the DuMont Television Network on Sundays at 9pm ET. The series ran for six seasons, from January 15, 1950, to December 26, 1954.
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Inside Detective
TV ShowJan 14, 1950

Inside Detective

Inside Detective released.
1949
My Foolish Heart
MovieDec 25, 1949

My Foolish Heart

After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend …
After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise drinks too much and is unhappily married to Lew Wengler. Eloise falls asleep and remembers her time with her true love, Walt Dreiser, at the beginning of the Second World War. She recalls the events that led up to her split with Mary Jane, and how Lew married Eloise rather than Mary Jane.
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The Lone Ranger
TV ShowSep 15, 1949

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is an American western drama television …
The Lone Ranger is an American western drama television series that aired on the ABC Television network from 1949 to 1957, with Clayton Moore in the starring role. Jay Silverheels, a member of the Mohawk Aboriginal people in Canada, played The Lone Ranger's Indian companion Tonto.
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1948
Good Sam
MovieSep 1, 1948

Good Sam

Sam Clayton has a good heart and likes to help out …
Sam Clayton has a good heart and likes to help out people in need. In fact, he likes to help them out so much that he often finds himself broke and unable to help his own family buy the things they need--like a house.
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1946
It's a Wonderful Life
MovieDec 20, 1946

It's a Wonderful Life

George Bailey has spent …
George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George, with the promise of earning his wings. He shows George what things would have been like if he had never been born.
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1944
Katherine Karns
Marriage1944

Katherine Karns

Married Katherine Karns.
1942
Eagle Squadron
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MovieJun 16, 1942

Eagle Squadron

An American joins the British Royal Air Force just before …
An American joins the British Royal Air Force just before Pearl Harbor is attacked, and falls in love with a beautiful English girl.
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The Courtship of Andy Hardy
MovieMar 1, 1942

The Courtship of Andy Hardy

While Judge Hardy …
While Judge Hardy handles a couple's divorce, Andy takes a shine to their shy daughter.
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1941
Andy Hardy's Private Secretary
MovieFeb 21, 1941

Andy Hardy's Private Secretary

Andy Hardy is about to …
Andy Hardy is about to graduate from high school and thinks he's pretty big stuff, so he hires a secretary, Kathryn Land. Kathryn and Polly Benedict, Andy's girlfriend, help him pass his ...
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1921
Todd Karns
Birth1921

Todd Karns

Todd Karns was born.
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