Category Archives: television

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




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Remembering actress Beth Howland





Beth Howland was a talented actress who worked in television and on the Broadway stage. She was best known for her role as Vera on the 1970’s sitcom “Alice”. She passed away at 74 today. Here’s part of her performance in the 1970 production of “Company”.



Remembering actor William Schallert





William Schallert was a talented and prolific actor on television and in film for more than 60 years. He is best known as Patty Duke’s father in the “Patty Duke Show”. He was also president of the Screen Actor’s Guild. He passed away at age 93 over the weekend.




Remembering Garry Shandling






Garry Shandling passed away at age 66 on March 24th. He was a talented comedy writer before he became known as a great standup comedian. He guest hosted for Johnny Carson on “The Tonight Show”. He had 2 successful comedy series, “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show” and “The Larry Sanders Show”. This is his first appearance on the “Tonight Show” in 1981.



Remembering Ken Howard






Ken Howard was a talented actor who appeared on Broadway, Television and Film. He was also the President of the Screen Actors Guild and was instrumental in improving the benefits and pensions of his fellow actors and actresses. He passed away at age 71 earlier this week.



Remembering Joe Garagiola






Joe Garagiola passed away at age 90 earlier this week. He was one of the first professional athletes to go into broadcasting and became one of the most versatile broadcasters in the industry. In addition to calling baseball games, he co-hosted the “Today Show” on NBC, hosted game shows, hosted the “Westminster Dog Show” and “Orange Bowl Parade”. The interview above is a portion of a conversation I had with Joe on WSRQ radio several years ago.



Remembering Bob Elliott (Bob and Ray)






Bob Elliott was a talented comedian, broadcaster and writer and one-half of the classic comedy/broadcast team of Bob and Ray. He passed away at age 92 today. Here is one of Bob and Ray’s classic comedy routines, the Slow Talkers of America.