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Friday's TV Trivia

Friday, February 08, 2013

In 1953, Danny Thomas’s family sitcom Make Room for Daddy debuted on ABC. Thomas was ordered, against his wishes, to cast Jean Hagen as his wife, Margaret. Hagen was beloved and received three Emmy nominations. But off-screen, Thomas couldn’t stand her attitude or what he considered her slovenly appearance. “For God’s sake, Jean,” he once yelled during a rehearsal, “put on high heels, put on a little lipstick!” After the third season, Hagen quit the show, but she was too popular for the role to be recast. Thomas made sure Hagen could never return even if she wanted to: When the fourth season of Make Room for Daddy premiered in 1956, viewers were shocked to learn that Margaret was dead. She was the first main character ever killed off on a family sitcom.

Quentin Tarantino’s showbiz debut was as an Elvis impersonator on The Golden Girls.
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    Our cable has an oldies channel
    and that is one of the shows. It just
    started running so she is still on there.

    I emoticon watching those old
    shows. Even the ones I don't remember
    Others are Perry Mason (REALLY GOOD
    plots!), Mission Impossible, Donna Reed,
    The Man From UNCLE (one of my older
    brother's faves!), Petticoat Junction,
    My Three Sons, That Girl (LOVED Marlo!),
    Hawaii Five-O, Gunsmoke, Daniel Boone,
    The Bill Valley, The Wild Wild West,
    The Rifleman, Lost In Space, Batman,
    Hogan's Heros, Star Trek (SO AHEAD
    of its time!), Kojak, Patty Duke, Mr Ed,
    The Green Hornet (with Bruce Lee),
    Green Acres, Safari, The Rebel, Bonanza
    (cute, young Michael Landon!), Wagon Train,
    HIghway Patrol, Emergency and others

    SORRY for the LONG reply.
    I am a nostalgic person.


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    1352 days ago
    1353 days ago
    Gotta love the trivia, thanks!
    1353 days ago
    Wow, didn't know that. It seems so weird for a man who started St. Jude's Hospital. I guess it takes all kinds. emoticon
    1353 days ago
    Interesting! Today the could bring her back from the dead.
    1353 days ago
  • CAT609
    Wow, interesting.
    1353 days ago
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