Monday, February 16, 2015

This Week in Television History: February 2015 PART III

Listen to me on TV CONFIDENTIAL:

As always, the further we go back in Hollywood history, the more that fact and legend become intertwined. It's hard to say where the truth really lies.

February 16, 1950
What's My Line debuts on TV. 
TV game show What's My Line debuts on this day in 1950. The show, produced by game show magnates Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, became the longest-running prime-time game show in the history of television. It ran for 18 years. A radio version launched in 1952 but was cancelled in 1953.
February 18, 1925
George Harris Kennedy, Jr. is born. 

The actor who has appeared in more than two hundred film and television productions. He is perhaps best known for three of his roles: as the convict "Dragline" in Cool Hand Luke, for which he won an Academy Award; as airline mechanic Joe Patroni in all four of the 1970s Airport disaster films; and as Captain Ed Hocken in the Naked Gun series of comedy films.

To quote the Bicentennial Minute, "And that's the way it was".

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Tony Figueroa
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