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Joan Davis
Joan Davis
Joan Davis
(June 29, 1912 – May 22, 1961) was an American comedic actress whose career spanned vaudeville, film, radio, and television. Remembered best for the 1950s television comedy I Married Joan, Davis had a successful earlier career as a B-movie
B-movie
actress and a leading star of 1940s radio comedy. Born Josephine Davis in Saint Paul, Minnesota, she was the only child of LeRoy Davis and Nina Mae (née Sinks) Davis, who were married in St. Paul on November 23, 1910.[1] Davis had been a performer since childhood. She appeared with her husband Si Wills in vaudeville.[2]Contents1 Career1.1 Films 1.2 Radio 1.3 Television2 Death 3 Filmography 4 Award nominations 5 See also 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksCareer[edit] Films[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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Hope Summers
Sarah Hope Summers
Hope Summers
(June 7, 1896 – June 22, 1979), better known as Hope Summers, was an American character actress known for her work on CBS's The Andy Griffith Show
The Andy Griffith Show
and Mayberry RFD, portraying Clara Edwards.Contents1 Early life 2 Acting career 3 Death 4 Selected filmography 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Hope Summers
Hope Summers
was born in Mattoon, Illinois, the daughter of U.S. Representative John W. Summers
John W. Summers
and Jennie (née Burks). She was reared in Illinois and later in Walla Walla, Washington. She graduated from Northwestern School of Speech at Northwestern University
Northwestern University
in Evanston, Illinois and taught speech and diction there
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Bud Abbott
William Alexander "Bud" Abbott (October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974) was an American actor of burlesque, radio, stage, television and film, producer, and comedian
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Lux Radio Theater
Lux Radio Theatre, sometimes spelled Lux Radio Theater, a classic radio anthology series, was broadcast on the NBC
NBC
Blue Network (1934–35) (owned by the National Broadcasting Company, later predecessor of American Broadcasting Company
American Broadcasting Company
[ABC] in 1943 /1945); CBS Radio network (Columbia Broadcasting System) (1935-54), and NBC
NBC
Radio (1954–55). Initially, the series adapted Broadway plays[1] during its first two seasons before it began adapting films. These hour-long radio programs were performed live before studio audiences. The series became the most popular dramatic anthology series on radio, broadcast for more than 20 years and continued on television as the Lux Video Theatre through most of the 1950s
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Hans Conried
Hans Georg Conried, Jr. (April 15, 1917 – January 5, 1982), was an American actor, voice actor and comedian, who was very active in voice-over roles and known for providing the voices of Walt Disney's Mr. George Darling, and Captain Hook
Captain Hook
in Peter Pan (1953), for playing the title role in The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, Dr. Miller on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Professor Kropotkin on the radio and film versions of My Friend Irma, his work as Uncle Tonoose on Danny Thomas's sitcom Make Room for Daddy, and multiple roles on I Love Lucy.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early years 1.2 Radio career and other voice work 1.3 TV appearances2 Personal life and death 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Early years[edit] He was born on April 15, 1917 in Baltimore, Maryland
Maryland
to Hans Georg and Edith Beryl (née Gildersleeve) Conried. He was named Hans Georg Conried Jr
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Lionel Stander
Lionel Jay Stander (January 11, 1908 – November 30, 1994) was an American actor in films, radio, theater and television.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 Early film roles 2.2 Radio roles 2.3 Activism 2.4 Stander and HUAC 2.5 Blacklisting 2.6 Career in independent films in Europe 2.7 Hart to Hart
Hart to Hart
and other roles3 Personal life 4 Filmography 5 Radio appearances 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit]
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Duffy's Tavern
A tavern is a place of business where people gather to drink alcoholic beverages and be served food, and in most cases, where travelers receive lodging. An inn is a tavern which has a license to put up guests as lodgers. The word derives from the Latin taberna whose original meaning was a shed, workshop, stall, or pub. Over time, the words "tavern" and "inn" became interchangeable and synonymous
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Lever Brothers
Lever Brothers
Lever Brothers
was a British manufacturing company founded in 1885 by brothers William Hesketh Lever (1851–1925) and James Darcy Lever (1854–1916). They invested in and successfully promoted a new soap-making process invented by chemist William Hough Watson. In 1930, Lever Brothers
Lever Brothers
merged with Margarine Unie to form Unilever.Contents1 History 2 Employee welfare and use of forced labor2.1 Use of forced labor in the Congo3 Brands 4 Unilever 5 Presidents 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] Starting with a small grocery business begun by his father, William Lever and his brother James entered the soap business in 1885 by buying a small soap works in Warrington. The brothers teamed up with a Bolton
Bolton
chemist, William Hough Watson, who became an early business partner
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Sealtest Dairy
Sealtest Dairy was a division of National Dairy Products Corporation (predecessor to Kraft Foods, Inc.) of Delaware. It produced milk, cream, ice cream, and lemonade
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Jack Haley
John Joseph "Jack" Haley Jr. (August 10, 1897 – June 6, 1979) was an American vaudevillian, stage, radio, and film actor, light comedian, singer and dancer best known for his portrayal of the Tin Man in the classic 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 "The Tin Man" in The Wizard of Oz3 Personal life3.1 Death4 Film 5 Short films 6 Broadway 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Haley was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Canadian-born parents John Joseph Haley Sr. and Ellen Curley Haley. His father was a sailor by trade and died in a ship wreck off the coast of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
on February 1, 1898, when Jack was only six months old.[4] He had one older brother, Bill, who died of pneumonia in 1915 at the age of 20 after contracting tuberculosis.[5] Career[edit]Haley (far left) in a trailer for Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)Haley headlined in vaudeville as a song-and-dance comedian
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The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour
The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour
The Fleischmann's Yeast Hour
(also known as The Rudy Vallée
Rudy Vallée
Show, The Fleischmann Yeast Hour, and The Fleischmann Hour) was a pioneering musical variety radio program broadcast on NBC
NBC
from 1929 to 1936, when it became The Royal Gelatin Hour, continuing until 1939. This program was sponsored by Fleischmann’s Yeast, a popular brand of yeast. The person responsible for this major step ahead in broadcasting was NBC
NBC
executive Bertha Brainard, who became head of programming for NBC in 1928
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I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy
is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951 to May 6, 1957 on CBS. After the series ended in 1957, a modified version continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials; it ran from 1957 to 1960
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul (/ˌseɪnt ˈpɔːl/; abbreviated St. Paul) is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Minnesota. As of 2016, the city's estimated population was 304,442.[5] Saint Paul is the county seat of Ramsey County, the smallest and most densely populated county in Minnesota.[6] The city lies mostly on the east bank of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota
Minnesota
River, and adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city. Known as the "Twin Cities", the two form the core of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.52 million residents.[7] Founded near historic Native American settlements as a trading and transportation center, the city rose to prominence when it was named the capital of the Minnesota
Minnesota
Territory in 1849
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Eddie Cantor
Eddie Cantor
Eddie Cantor
(born Edward Israel Itzkowitz[1][2], January 31, 1892[3] – October 10, 1964) was an American "illustrated song" performer, comedian, dancer, singer, actor, and songwriter.[4] Familiar to Broadway, radio, movie, and early television audiences, this "Apostle of Pep" was regarded almost as a family member by millions because his top-rated radio shows revealed intimate stories and amusing anecdotes about his wife Ida and five daughters. Some of his hits include "Makin' Whoopee", "Ida", "If You Knew Susie", "Ma! He's Makin' Eyes at Me", "Baby", "Margie", and "How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the Farm (After They've Seen Paree)?" He also wrote a few songs, including "Merrily We Roll Along", the Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
cartoon theme. His eye-rolling song-and-dance routines eventually led to his nickname, " Banjo
Banjo
Eyes"
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CBS Television
Television
Television
(TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound. The term can refer to a television set, a television program ("TV show"), or the medium of television transmission. Television
Television
is a mass medium for advertising, entertainment and news. Television
Television
became available in crude experimental forms in the late 1920s, but it would still be several years before the new technology would be marketed to consumers. After World War II, an improved form of black-and-white TV broadcasting became popular in the United States and Britain, and television sets became commonplace in homes, businesses, and institutions
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NBC
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza
30 Rockefeller Plaza
in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles
Los Angeles
(at 10 Universal City Plaza), and Chicago
Chicago
(at the NBC
NBC
Tower). The network is part of the Big Three television networks. NBC
NBC
is sometimes referred to as the "Peacock Network", in reference to its stylized peacock logo, introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting
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