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Whitman Mayo

  • Nov 15, 1930 - May 22, 2001 (age 70)
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2002
In Black and White
TV ShowJun 6, 2002

In Black and White

In Black and White released.
2001
Whitman Mayo
PersonalMay 2001

Whitman Mayo

Whitman Mayo passed away.
Boycott
MovieFeb 20, 2001

Boycott

Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil …
Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.
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2000
Waterproof
MovieJul 25, 2000

Waterproof

A mother flees to her hometown after her son gets into trouble.
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1998
Hollywood Squares
TV ShowSep 14, 1998

Hollywood Squares

Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two …
Hollywood Squares is an American game show in which two contestants compete in a game of tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes. The show piloted on NBC in 1965, and the regular series debuted in 1966 on the same network. The board for the game is a 3 × 3 vertical stack of open-faced cubes, each occupied by a celebrity seated at a desk and facing the contestants. The stars are asked questions by the host, and the contestants judge the truth of their answers to gain squares in the right pattern to win the game.
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1996
The Cape
TV ShowSep 9, 1996

The Cape

The Cape is an American dramatic TV series, with elements of …
The Cape is an American dramatic TV series, with elements of science fiction, action/adventure, and drama, that was produced for syndication during the 1996–97 television season. The Cape told the story of select members of the NASA Astronaut Corps at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with a focus on their personal lives as they train for, and execute, Space Shuttle missions. The series stars Corbin Bernsen as USAF Colonel Henry J. "Bull" Eckert, an experienced astronaut who, early in the series, was the Director of Astronaut Training but later in the series was also tasked with the responsibility of Chief of the Astronaut Office.
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1994
ER
TV ShowSep 19, 1994

ER

ER is an American medical drama television series created by …
ER is an American medical drama television series created by novelist Michael Crichton that aired on NBC from September 19, 1994, to April 2, 2009. It was produced by Constant c Productions and Amblin Entertainment, in association with Warner Bros. Television. ER follows the inner life of the emergency room of fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, and various critical issues faced by the room's physicians and staff. The show ran for 15 seasons with a total of 331 episodes, becoming the longest-running primetime medical drama in American television history. It won 23 Emmy Awards, including the 1996 Outstanding Drama Series award, and received 124 Emmy nominations, which makes it the most nominated drama program in history. ER won 116 awards in total, including the Peabody Award, while the cast earned four Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in a Drama Series.
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1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
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TV ShowSep 13, 1993

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan …
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity interviews, and musical and comedy performances. Late Night aired weeknights at 12:37 am Eastern/11:37 pm Central and 12:37 am Mountain in the United States. From 1993 until 2000, Andy Richter served as O'Brien's sidekick; following his departure, O'Brien was the show's sole featured performer. The show's house musical act was The Max Weinberg 7, led by E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg.
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1992
Love & War
TV ShowSep 21, 1992

Love & War

Love & War is an American sitcom which aired on CBS from …
Love & War is an American sitcom which aired on CBS from September 21, 1992 to February 1, 1995. Created by Diane English, the series originally starred Susan Dey as Wally Porter, a New York City restaurateur, and Jay Thomas as Jack Stein, a newspaper columnist with whom she had an on-again, off-again romance.
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Martin
TV ShowAug 27, 1992

Martin

Martin is an American television sitcom that aired for five …
Martin is an American television sitcom that aired for five seasons on Fox from August 27, 1992, to May 1, 1997. Reflecting the rising popularity of the Fox network throughout the 1990s, Martin was one of the network's highest-rated shows during the sitcom's run.
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Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story
MovieMar 29, 1992

Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story

Based on a true story of …
Based on a true story of Hank Gathers, a basketball player from Loyola Marymount who collapsed and died during a game. Hank was a loudmouth Philly kid who was one of the best high school ...
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1991
Boyz n the Hood
MovieJul 2, 1991

Boyz n the Hood

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los …
John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions.
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1989
Family Matters
TV ShowSep 22, 1989

Family Matters

Family Matters is an American television sitcom that …
Family Matters is an American television sitcom that originated on ABC from September 22, 1989 to May 9, 1997, before moving to CBS from September 19, 1997 to July 17, 1998. A spin-off of Perfect Strangers, the series revolves around the Winslow family, a middle-class African American family living in Chicago, Illinois. Midway through the first season, the show introduced the Winslows' nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel (Jaleel White), who quickly became its breakout character and eventually the show's main character. Having run for nine seasons, Family Matters became the second longest-running non-animated U.S. sitcom with a predominantly African-American cast, behind only The Jeffersons (11). Having aired 215 episodes, Family Matters is ranked third, behind only Tyler Perry's House of Payne (254), and The Jeffersons (253).
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1988
In the Heat of the Night
TV ShowMar 6, 1988

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night is an …
In the Heat of the Night is an American drama television series based on the 1967 film and the 1965 novel of the same title. It starred Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as police detective Virgil Tibbs, and was broadcast on NBC from March 6, 1988 until May 19, 1992, then on CBS from October 28, 1992 until May 16, 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and O'Connor.
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1987
Full House
TV ShowSep 22, 1987

Full House

Full House is an American television sitcom created by …
Full House is an American television sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles the events of widowed father Danny Tanner who enlists his brother-in-law Jesse Katsopolis and best friend Joey Gladstone to help raise his three daughters, oldest D.J., middle child Stephanie and youngest Michelle in his San Francisco home. It aired from September 22, 1987 to May 23, 1995, broadcasting eight seasons and 192 episodes.
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Duet
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TV ShowApr 19, 1987

Duet

Duet is an American sitcom that aired on Fox from April 19, …
Duet is an American sitcom that aired on Fox from April 19, 1987 to August 20, 1989. The series stars Matthew Laurance as Ben Coleman, Mary Page Keller as Laura Kelly, Chris Lemmon as Richard Phillips, and Alison LaPlaca as Linda Phillips. The series was created by Ruth Bennett and Susan Seeger, and was produced by Paramount Television.
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1986
Amen
TV ShowSep 27, 1986

Amen

Amen is an American sitcom produced by Carson …
Amen is an American sitcom 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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You Again?
TV ShowFeb 24, 1986

You Again?

Henry Willows has been divorced for ten years when his son …
Henry Willows has been divorced for ten years when his son Matt suddenly moves in. Matt is an irresponsible 17-year-old and sparks fly between conservative Henry and his son. Enid is ...
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1985
227
TV ShowSep 14, 1985

227

227 is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from …
227 is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 6, 1990. The series stars Marla Gibbs as Mary Jenkins, a sharp-tongued, inner-city resident gossip and housewife, and lower floor neighbors Sandra Clark and Pearl Shay.
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Hell Town
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TV ShowSep 4, 1985

Hell Town

Hell Town is an American drama series that aired on NBC …
Hell Town is an American drama series that aired on NBC from September 4, 1985 to December 25, 1985. The series features former Baretta star Robert Blake.
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Hell Town
MovieMar 6, 1985

Hell Town

Hell Town released.
And the Children Shall Lead
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MovieJan 14, 1985

And the Children Shall Lead

Mississippi in the early '60s …
Mississippi in the early '60s is the setting for this story of a 12-year-old African-American girl who, along with her white friends, tries to ease increasing racial tensions.
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1983
D.C. Cab
MovieDec 16, 1983

D.C. Cab

The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab …
The tale of a hapless group of cabbies and a rundown cab company owned by Harold. Albert comes to town with a dream of starting his own cab company but needs to motivate Harold's employees ...
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Whiz Kids
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TV ShowOct 5, 1983

Whiz Kids

Whiz Kids is an American science fiction adventure television …
Whiz Kids is an American science fiction adventure television series created by Philip DeGuere and Bob Shayne that originally aired on CBS from October 5, 1983 to June 2, 1984, lasting one season and consisting of 18 episodes. The 60-minute series follows four high school tenth-graders (portrayed by Matthew Laborteaux, Todd Porter, Jeffrey Jacquet and Andrea Elson) who use their sophisticated knowledge of computers to become amateur detectives, solving crimes and bringing perpetrators to justice. Although the series experienced a notable backlash from critics for its portrayal of teenage computer hackers, the program garnered four Youth in Film Award nominations for its young stars, as well as a fifth nomination as "Best New Television Series" of 1983.
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1981
Of Mice and Men
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MovieNov 29, 1981

Of Mice and Men

A TV adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. George …
A TV adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel. George and Lenny travel through the Depression-era west working at odd jobs, hoping to make enough money to buy their own farm. George must always...
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Gimme a Break!
TV ShowOct 29, 1981

Gimme a Break!

Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom that aired on NBC for …
Gimme a Break! is an American sitcom that aired on NBC for six seasons from October 29, 1981, until May 12, 1987. The series starred Nell Carter as the housekeeper for a widowed police chief (Dolph Sweet) and his three daughters.
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Mr. Merlin
TV ShowOct 7, 1981

Mr. Merlin

Mr. Merlin is an American sitcom that ran for one season, from …
Mr. Merlin is an American sitcom that ran for one season, from 1981 to 1982, about Merlin the wizard (played by Barnard Hughes), who is immortal, living in modern-day San Francisco, and disguised as Max Merlin, a mechanic. Mr. Merlin was produced by Larry Rosen and Larry Tucker, working as the Larry Larry Company, in association with Columbia Pictures Television.
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Hill Street Blues
TV ShowJan 15, 1981

Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that aired …
Hill Street Blues is an American serial police drama that aired on NBC in primetime from 1981 to 1987 for 146 episodes. The show chronicled the lives of the staff of a single police station located on the fictional Hill Street, in an unnamed large city, with "blues" being a slang term for police officers for their blue uniforms. The show received critical acclaim, and its production innovations influenced many subsequent dramatic television series produced in the United States and Canada. Its debut season was awarded eight Emmy Awards, a debut season record surpassed only by The West Wing. The show received 98 Emmy nominations during its run.
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1980
Sanford
TV ShowMar 15, 1980

Sanford

Sanford is a short-lived American sitcom and a sequel to the …
Sanford is a short-lived American sitcom and a sequel to the original 1972–1977 sitcom Sanford and Son. It was broadcast on NBC from March 15, 1980, to July 10, 1981.
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1979
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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The Main Event
MovieJun 22, 1979

The Main Event

Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one …
Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she finds a boxer, purchased as a tax write off. She decides to take Kid Natural, (Eddie Scanlon) who is much more at home giving driving lessons, into the ring and use him as her key to riches. Eddie thinks this will only get him killed and resists.
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1978
Diff'rent Strokes
TV ShowNov 3, 1978

Diff'rent Strokes

Diff'rent Strokes is an American sitcom that aired on NBC …
Diff'rent Strokes is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African-American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman and widower named Phillip Drummond (Conrad Bain) and his daughter Kimberly (Dana Plato), for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Edna Garrett (who ultimately spun off into her own successful sitcom, The Facts of Life).
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Vega$
TV ShowApr 25, 1978

Vega$

Vegas (stylized as Vega$) is an American private detective …
Vegas (stylized as Vega$) is an American private detective crime drama television series that aired on ABC from April 25, 1978, to June 3, 1981. Vega$ was produced by Aaron Spelling, and created by Michael Mann. The series (with the exception of special episodes filmed in Hawaii and San Francisco) was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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A.E.S. Hudson Street
TV ShowMar 16, 1978

A.E.S. Hudson Street

A.E.S. Hudson Street released.
1977
Lou Grant
TV ShowSep 20, 1977

Lou Grant

Lou Grant is an American drama television series starring Ed …
Lou Grant is an American drama television series starring Ed Asner in the title role as a newspaper editor that aired on CBS from September 20, 1977, to September 13, 1982. The series was the third spin-off of the sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Lou Grant was created by The Mary Tyler Moore Show co-creators James L. Brooks and Allan Burns, along with Gene Reynolds.
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Sanford Arms
TV ShowSep 16, 1977

Sanford Arms

Sanford Arms is an American sitcom produced as a spin …
Sanford Arms is an American sitcom produced as a spin-off and continuation of Sanford and Son that aired Fridays at 8:00-8:30 PM on NBC from September 16 to October 14, 1977. After six seasons, Redd Foxx left Sanford and Son to star in a variety show for ABC. The producers planned to continue the series with Demond Wilson as Lamont, but Wilson left the project in a dispute over his expected salary as the star of the series. The producers decided to continue the project with a new character. Norman Lear stepped down from his position as executive producer but stayed on as a consultant.
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1975
Grady
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TV ShowDec 4, 1975

Grady

Grady is an American sitcom and a spin-off of Sanford and Son …
Grady is an American sitcom and a spin-off of Sanford and Son that aired on NBC from December 4, 1975 to March 11, 1976. Whitman Mayo reprises his role as Fred Sanford's widower friend Grady, who leaves Watts to move in with his daughter and her family in Westwood. Executive producer Norman Lear served as a consultant to the show.
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Starsky & Hutch
TV ShowApr 30, 1975

Starsky & Hutch

Starsky & Hutch is an American action television series, …
Starsky & Hutch is an American action television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie (originally aired as a Movie of the Week entry) and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast from April 1975 to May 1979 on the ABC network. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures Television in the United States and, originally, Metromedia Producers Corporation in Canada and some other parts of the world. Sony Pictures Television is now the worldwide distributor for the series. The series also inspired a theatrical film and a video game.
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Baretta
TV ShowJan 17, 1975

Baretta

Baretta is an American detective television series which ran …
Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975–78. The show was a revised and milder version of a 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma. When Musante left the series after a single season, the concept was retooled as Baretta, with Robert Blake in the title role.
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1974
Gail Reid
MarriageOctober 1974

Gail Reid

Married Gail Reid.
Tattletales
TV ShowFeb 18, 1974

Tattletales

Tattletales is an American game show that first aired on the …
Tattletales is an American game show that first aired on the CBS daytime schedule on February 18, 1974. It was hosted by Bert Convy, with several announcers including Jack Clark, Gene Wood, Johnny Olson and John Harlan providing the voiceover at various times. Wood was the primary announcer during the show's first run, and Olson was announcing during the 1980s.
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Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nomination1974

Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniserie…

Nominated for "Sanford and Son".
Golden Globe Award
1972
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
Celebrity Bowling
TV ShowJan 16, 1971

Celebrity Bowling

Celebrity Bowling is an American syndicated bowling sports …
Celebrity Bowling is an American syndicated bowling sports series hosted by Jed Allan that ran from January 16, 1971, to September 1978. The series was produced in Los Angeles at Metromedia Square, the studios of KTTV, now a Fox owned-and-operated station.
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1969
Sesame Street
TV ShowNov 10, 1969

Sesame Street

Sesame Street is an American educational children's …
Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced by Sesame Workshop (known as the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) until June 2000) and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its images communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, and includes short films, with humor and cultural references. The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy, and high viewership; it has aired on the U.S.'s national public television provider PBS since its debut, with its first run moving to premium channel HBO on January 16, 2016.
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1966
The Black Klansman
MovieJun 1, 1966

The Black Klansman

Tells the story of an African-American Jerry Ellworth who …
Tells the story of an African-American Jerry Ellworth who is a Los Angeles jazz musician with a white girlfriend. In an Alabama diner during the Civil rights movement a young black man attempts to exercise his civil rights by sitting at a local diner. When the Ku Klux Klan learn of this, they firebomb a church, killing Jerry's daughter. When he learns of this, Jerry moves to Alabama to infiltrate the group responsible for his daughter's death. He becomes a member of the inner circle, befriending the local leader and his daughter, and soon exacts his revenge.
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Patricia Yorck
MarriageMarch 1966

Patricia Yorck

Married Patricia Yorck.
1962
The Merv Griffin Show
TV ShowOct 1, 1962

The Merv Griffin Show

The Merv Griffin Show is an …
The Merv Griffin Show is an American television talk show starring Merv Griffin. The series ran from October 1, 1962 to March 29, 1963 on NBC, May 1965 to August 15, 1969 in first-run syndication, from August 18, 1969 to February 11, 1972 at 11:30 PM ET weeknights on CBS and again in first-run syndication from February 14, 1972 to September 5, 1986.
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1956
Melva Washington
MarriageNovember 1956

Melva Washington

Married Melva Washington.
1930
Whitman Mayo
BirthNovember 1930

Whitman Mayo

Whitman Mayo was born.
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