Category: television

Film and television actress Denise Nickerson…

Film and television actress Denise Nickerson (born in New York City) – April 1, 1957 – July 10, 2019, RIP

Film and television actor Rip Torn (born Elm…

Film and television actor Rip Torn (born Elmore Rual Torn Jr. in Temple, TX) – February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019, RIP

Television and film actor Arte Johnson (born…

Television and film actor Arte Johnson (born Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson in Benton Harbor, MI) – January 20, 1929 – July 3, 2019, RIP

Actor and comedian Tim Conway (born Thomas D…

Actor and comedian Tim Conway (born Thomas Daniel Conway in Willoughby, OH) – December 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019, RIP

Actress, model and singer Peggy Lipton (born…

Actress, model and singer Peggy Lipton (born Margaret Ann Lipton in Los Angeles, CA) – August 30, 1946 – May 11, 2019, RIP

Director, screenwriter and producer John Sin…

Director, screenwriter and producer John Singleton (born John Daniel Singleton in Los Angeles, CA) – January 6, 1968 – April 29, 2019, RIP

On this day in music history: March 26, 1955 -…

On this day in music history: March 26, 1955 – “The Ballad Of Davy Crockett” by Bill Hayes hits #1 on the Billboard Best Sellers chart for 5 weeks. Written by George Bruns and Thomas W. Blackburn, it is the biggest hit for the singer and actor from Harvey, IL. The song is written as the theme for the hit TV mini series starring Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The song and the television show become instant pop cultural phenomenons. Its popularity is so great that it inspires numerous cover versions after Hayes’ hits the charts by Tennessee Ernie Ford, Mac Wiseman, jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald and Davy Crockett star Fess Parker. At the time that Hayes’ version of the song is on the charts there are two other competing versions of “The Ballad Of Davy Crockett” in the Top 30 at the same time. Actor Fess Parker records his own version of the song, released by Columbia Records in the Spring of 1955, peaking at #5 on the Best Sellers chart on May 21, 1955. Bill Hayes’ original version of “The Ballad Of Davy Crockett” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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Television actor Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 9…

Television actor Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210, Riverdale) (born Coy Luther Perry III in Mansfield, OH) – October 11, 1966 – March 4, 2019, RIP

TV Guide Covers – 1972

TV Guide Covers – 1972

Actor, writer and producer Bob Einstein (bor…

Actor, writer and producer Bob Einstein (born Stewart Robert Einstein in Los Angeles, CA) – November 20, 1942 – January 2, 2019, RIP