Category Archives: television

Remembering comedian and comedy writer Bill Dana

Bill Dana who was best known for his “Jose Jiminez” character on televison, was also a talented comedy writer who wrote the classic “All in the Family” episode with Sammy Davis Jr. kissing Archie Bunker. He passed away at age 92 this weekend. I had the chance to talk with Bill several years ago on WSRQ radio which is posted below.


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Remembering Adam West

Adam West, best known as TV’s original “Batman” passed away after a brief illness this weekend at age 88. He was an outstanding and underrated actor. In the video posted, he hosts “The Hollywood Palace”, one of the popular variety shows in the 1960’s.

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Remembering actor Roger Moore

Actor Sir Roger Moore passed away at age 89 today. He was an accomplished actor who is best known for two iconic roles, “Simon Templar, The Saint” on television and “James Bond 007” in film.

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Remembering Broadcaster Alan Colmes

Alan Colmes passed away at age 66 today. He was best known as a talk show host on radio and television. He was a talented broadcaster who worked at iconic New York radio stations WNBC as a disk jockey and transitioned to a provocative talk show host at WABC and later Fox News radio and television.
The following article on Alan Colmes was published today by “Talkers Magazine”:

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show – Mary singing One for my baby

This 4 minute scene from the Mary Tyler Moore show illustrates just how good she was as an actress and comedienne. Mary, who was an excellent singer, acts here as a bad singer. Not easy to do. Ed Asner as Lou Grant does a masterful job as well in the scene.




Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore passed away today at age 80. In addition to being a talented actress and comedienne who starred in two classic TV shows, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show”, she was a well respected producer of many television series as part of her MTM Productions. She was a talented singer and dancer as well. Mary Tyler Moore had been battling health issues for many years.




Remembering comedian/actor Dick Gautier

Dick Gautier was a talented comedian, actor and artist. He is best remembered for his role as Hymie the Robot on “Get Smart”. He appeared on Broadway in “Bye Bye Birdie” and was a staple on game shows in the 1970’s and ’80’s including “Tattletales” and “Password”. He passed away this weekend at age 85.




Book Talk guest Steve Binder author Fade Up 26 The Movers and Shakers of Variety Television




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