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Norman Lear MP

Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Ti...

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Ernie Kovacs (1919 - 1962)

Ernie Kovacs (January 23, 1919 – January 13, 1962) was an American comedian, actor, and writer. Kovacs' uninhibited, often ad-libbed, and visually experimental comedic style came to influenc...

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David Brinkley (1920 - 2003)

David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997. From 1956 through 1970, he co-anchored NBC's top ra...

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Edward James Martin "Ted" Koppel MP

Potomac, Montgomery, MD, USA

"Edward James Martin "Ted" Koppel (born February 8, 1940) is a British American broadcast journalist, best known as the anchor for Nightline from the program's inception in 1980 until his retirement in...

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Sid Caesar MP (1922 - 2014)

Sid Caesar, a comedic force of nature who became one of television’s first stars in the early 1950s and influenced generations of comedians and comedy writers, died on Wednesday 12 February 2014...

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William Denby "Bill" Hanna (1910 - 2001)

William Denby "Bill" Hanna (July 14, 1910 – March 22, 2001) was an American animator, director, producer, voice actor, and cartoon artist, whose film and television cartoon characters entertai...

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Angela Brigid Lansbury MP

Angela Brigid Lansbury, CBE (born 16 October 1925) is a British actress and singer in theatre, television and films. Her career has spanned eight decades and earned an unsurpassed number of performan...

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Betty White MP

Betty White Ludden (born January 17, 1922), better known as Betty White, is an American actress, comedienne, singer, author, and television personality. With a career spanning seven decades, she is bes...

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Aaron Spelling MP (1923 - 2006)

Recognized by "The Guinness Book of World Records" as the most prolific television producer of all time, Aaron Spelling had hits including Charlie's Angels and Beverly Hills 90210 which brought fame an...

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Vivian Vance MP (1909 - 1979)

Vivian Roberta Vance (July 26, 1909 – August 17, 1979)[1] was an American award winning television and theater actress and singer. Often referred to as “TV’s most beloved second ba...

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Andy Griffith MP (1926 - 2012)

While he will mostly be remembered for his roles on The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68) and Matlock (1986-95) which made TV history, Andy Griffith is also a Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer. ...

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Cloris Leachman MP

From 1953 to 1979, Leachman was married to Hollywood impresario George Englund. Leachman's former mother-in-law was character actress Mabel Albertson, best known for playing Samantha's mother-in-law on...

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Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings MP (1938 - 2005)

Peter Charles Archibald Ewart Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian American journalist and news anchor. He was the sole anchor of ABC's World News Tonight from 1983 unt...

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Diane Sawyer MP

Lila Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is the current anchor of ABC News' flagship program, ABC World News. Previously, Sawyer had been co-anchor of ABC News's morning news program, Good Morning ...

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Katie Couric MP

Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She serves as special correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Mor...

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Gene Roddenberry MP (1921 - 1991)

Eugene Wesley "Gene" Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American television screenwriter, producer and futurist, best known for creating the science fiction series Star Trek...

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Carol Creighton Burnett MP

Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer, dancer and writer. Burnett started her career in New York. After becoming a hit on Broadway, she made her telev...

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Dick Van Dyke MP

Richard Wayne "Dick" Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer with a career spanning six decades. Van Dyke starred in the films Bye Bye Birdie, Mary Poppin...

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Roone Arledge (1931 - 2002)

Roone Pickney Arledge, Jr. (July 8, 1931 – December 5, 2002) was an American sports and news broadcasting pioneer who was president of ABC Sports from 1968 until 1986 and ABC News from 1977 un...

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Dinah Shore (1916 - 1994)

Dinah Shore (born Frances Rose Shore; February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994) was an American singer, actress, and television personality. She reached the height of her popularity as a recordin...

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Steve Allen MP (1921 - 2000)

Stephen Valentine Patrick William "Steve" Allen (December 26, 1921 – October 30, 2000) was an American television personality, musician, composer, actor, comedian, and writer. Though he got hi...

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Arthur "Art" Carney (1918 - 2003)

Over a period of close to two decades, Art Carney charmed and delighted audiences as Ed Norton, the subterranean sanitation engineer and comic foil to Jackie Gleason's Ralph Kramden, in "The Honeymoone...

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Bob Barker MP

Former television show game host Bob Barker hosted CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, and for hosting Trut...

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Tom Brokaw MP

New York, NY, USA

Thomas John "Tom" Brokaw (/ˈbroʊkɔː/; born February 6, 1940) is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly Ne...

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Merv Griffin (1925 - 2007)

Mervyn Edward "Merv" Griffin, Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host, musician, actor, and media mogul. He began his career as a radio and big band singer who wen...

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William Alan Shatner MP

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, USA

Read Wikipedia Bio Perhaps best known for his roles on Boston Legal, T.J. Hooker and Star Trek, William Shatner is one of the most recognizable stars working today. His distinctive voice and cadenc...

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Candice Bergen MP

Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an American actress and former fashion model. She is known for starring in two TV series, as the title character on the situation comedy Murphy Brown (19...

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Fred Rogers MP (1928 - 2003)

Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, author, and television host. Rogers was most famous for creating and hosti...

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Michael Landon MP (1936 - 1991)

With a career that spanned three decades, Michael Landon is widely known for his roles as Little Joe Cartwright in Bonanza (1959–1973), Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie (1974ȁ...

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Dick Clark MP (1929 - 2012)

Known for hosting the longest-running series on the ABC television network, American Bandstand, which played an important role in promoting rock music and gave many important acts their first national ...

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Danny Thomas (1912 - 1991)

Best remembered as the star of Make Room for Daddy during television's first golden age, Danny Thomas was more than just another nightclub entertainer turned sitcom star. Along with partner Sheldon Leo...

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Leonard Louis Eliezer Bernstein, [Louis Borenstein] MP (1918 - 1990)

Candide Overture: Leonard Bernstein conducting , Symphonic Dances - Part 1 (from West Side Story) , Symphonic Dances - Part 2 (from West Side Story) , Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein (pronounce...

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Perry Como MP (1912 - 2001)

‪Perry Como: A Biography   Google Books Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1912 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality. Como has the distinction of h...

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Gracie Allen MP (1895 - 1964)

Internationally famous comedienne Gracie Allen is best known as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. For contributions to the television industry, Gracie Allen was honored with a st...

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George Burns MP (1896 - 1996)

His arched eyebrow and cigar smoke punctuation became familiar trademarks for over three quarters of a century. In his ninety years in show business, George Burns had time for three careers. His first ...

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Jim Henson MP (1936 - 1990)

Jim Henson was an American puppeteer, best known as the creator of The Muppets . As a puppeteer, Henson performed in various television programs, such as Sesame Street and The Muppet Show , films such ...

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Mary Tyler Moore MP

New York, NY, USA

An iconic modern woman who starred in two very different, but very successful sitcoms, actress Mary Tyler Moore also made an enormous contribution to television history as the producer of numerous accl...

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Red Skelton MP (1913 - 1997)

A vaudeville and burlesque performer who worked his way up from the bottom of the rung clubs and show boats to play the Paramount Theatre in NYC, Red Skelton entered films in 1938 and went on to appear...

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James Garner MP (1928 - 2014)

With a career spanning more than five decades, James Garner has starred in several television series which includes his roles as Bret Maverick, in the popular 1950s western-comedy series, Maverick; Jim...

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Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz) MP (1899 - 1987)

Fred Astaire was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. His stage and subsequent film career spanned a total of 76 years, during which he made 31 musical films. He...

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Jackie Gleason (1916 - 1987)

Jackie Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, especially by his character Ralph Kram...

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Johnny Carson MP (1925 - 2005)

American television host and comedian, known as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for 30 years. Carson received six Emmy Awards including the Governor Award and a 1975 Peabody Award; he w...

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Ted Turner MP

American media mogul and philanthropist Ted Turner, as a businessman, is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel. In addition, he founded WTBS, wh...

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Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. MP (1916 - 2009)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 1...

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Egbert Roscoe Murrow MP (1908 - 1965)

Edward Roscoe Murrow, KBE (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts...

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Ray Milland MP (1907 - 1986)

Ray Milland (3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh actor and director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy Award–winning portrayal of ...

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Marcel Marceau MP (1923 - 2007)

Marcel Marceau (22 March 1923 – 22 September 2007) was an internationally acclaimed French actor and mime most famous for his persona as Bip the Clown. He performed all over the world in order t...

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Boris Karloff MP (1887 - 1969)

from the New York Times obituary, which ran Tuesday, February 4, 1969: In his later years the actor lived in and near London. His films were still billed as horror movies, although he objected to t...

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Peter Sellers MP (1925 - 1980)

Official Peter Sellers Site Peter Sellers - Comic Genius Peter Seller Appreciation Society Peter Sellers - Wikipedia Bio (PETER SELLERS) Richard Henry Sellers, OBE (8 September 1925 – ...

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Kitty de Hoyos MP (1941 - 1999)

(Translated into English) Kitty de Hoyos (Mexico City, February 8, 1941 - 28 December 1999) was the stage name of Maria Cristina Hoyo Guadalupe Vega, a Mexican actress of the Golden Age of Mexican ci...

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Bill Cosby MP

An entertainer for many decades, Bill Cosby has starred in live performances and films, recorded albums, written books, and created television shows. His long-running, hugely popular The Cosby Show w...

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Desi Arnaz MP (1917 - 1986)

Desi Arnaz, circa 1950 Born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III March 2, 1917(1917-03-02) Santiago de Cuba, Cuba Died December 2, 1986(1986-12-02) (aged 69) Del Mar, California, United States Occup...

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Bob Hope MP (1903 - 2003)

A superstar of radio, film and television during the 1940s and 1950s, Bob Hope was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO shows entertaining American military personnel. ...

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Walt Disney MP (1901 - 1966)

Walter Elias Disney was a multiple Academy Award-winning American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur and philanthropist. As the co-founder (with his brother Roy ...

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Lucille Ball MP (1911 - 1989)

Lucille Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989) was an iconic American comedienne, film, television, stage and radio actress, model, film executive, and star of the landmark sitcom I Love Lucy , ...

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