🎭Jeremy Child -- is 73 in the year 2017 and 74 in the year 2018; b.9/20/1944
Movie Titles: The Madness of King George, A Fish Called Wanda, Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, The Iron Lady
🎭Gary Cole -- is 61 in the year 2017 and 62 in the year 2018; b.9/20/1956
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
TV Shows: Midnight Caller (as Jack "Nighthawk" Killian), American Gothic (as Sheriff Lucas Buck), Crusade, Veep (as Kent Davison), Kim Possible (voice), Mercy Street (as James Green)
Movie Titles: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, In the Line of Fire, Pineapple Express, The Brady Bunch Movie (as Mike Brady the father), Office Space
🎭Chris Douridas -- is 55 in the year 2017 and 56 in the year 2018; b.9/20/1962
Actor, Producer, Entertainment Music Department
Misc: Music Supervisor for movies and television
TV Shows: House of Lies (music supervisor)
Movie Titles: American Beauty (music department), Heat (music department), Shrek 2 (music department), As Good as It Gets (music department)
✍🎭Mallory Everton -- is 28 in the year 2017 and 29 in the year 2018; b.9/20/1989 N.S.
Comedy Writer, Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: Studio C (staff writer)
🎭🎵Helen Grayco -- is 93 in the year 2017 and 94 in the year 2018; b.9/20/1924
Names/Places: Spike Jones' wife & show reg
🎭Kristen Johnston -- is 50 in the year 2017 and 51 in the year 2018; b.9/20/1967
TV Shows: 3rd Rock From The Sun (as Sally Solomon), Ugly Betty, The Exes (as Holly)
Movie Titles: Bride Wars, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
🎵🎸Charles "Chuck" Panozzo -- is 69 in the year 2017 and 70 in the year 2018; b.9/20/1948
Rock & Roll Bassist
Names/Places: John's twin
Group Names: Styx
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🎭🎵Frank Devol -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/20/1911 d.10/27/1999 (88)
Actor, Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Alto-sax, Bandleader
Misc: of 1950-60s TV varieties
TV Shows: Dinah Shore, I'm Dickens-He's Fenster, Fernwood 2-Night, My Three Sons (theme song writer)
🎭Stanley Fafara -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/20/1949 d.9/20/2003 (54)
TV Shows: Leave It To Beaver (as Whitey Whitney)
⛪🎭Anne Meara -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/20/1929 d.5/23/2015 (85)
Roman Catholic, Soap Actress, TV/Movie/Stage Actress, Comedienne, Commercial Actress, Irish
Names/Places: b. Brooklyn; Jerry Stillers' wife & comedic partner, Ben's mother
Misc: James Brady gives me b. Sept 22, other sources say b. Sept 20
TV Shows: Paul Lynde Show (as Grace Dickerson), The Corner Bar, Kate McShane (star), Rhoda (as Sally Gallagher), Archie Bunker Place (as Veronica Rooney), Alf (semireg), All My Children, Murphy Brown
Movie Titles: The Boys From Brazil, Awakenings, Crooked Lines, Zoolander, Sex in the City: The Movie
✍🎭Mitch Mullany -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/20/1968 d.5/25/2008 N.S. (39)
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher (star)
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🎵Bobby Nunn -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/20/1925 d.11/5/1986 (61)
Hall of Famer, Bassist, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Coasters
🎵🎸John Panozzo -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/20/1948 d.7/16/1996 (47)
Rock & Roll Drummer
Names/Places: Chuck's twin
Group Names: Styx
🎭Sir George Robey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/20/1869 d.11/29/1954 (85)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, English
🎭Slappy White -- Birth Anniversary -- b.9/20/1921 d.11/7/1995 (74)
Names/Places: RFN:Melvin; was married to Pearl Bailey and Laverne Baker
Misc: worked with Redd Foxx
🎭Benny Baker -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/5/1906 d.9/20/1994 (88)
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Vaudevillan
🎭🏆🏈Bernie Casey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/8/1939 d.9/20/2017 N.S. (78)
Actor, NFL Player
TV Shows: Bay City Blues
Movie Titles: Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Revenge of the Nerds, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
⛪🎵Jim Croce -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1943 d.9/20/1973 (30)
Judaism convert, Composer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Folk Singer
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia, PA
Song Titles: Time in a Bottle, Bad Bad Leroy Brown
🎭Stanley Fafara -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/20/1949 d.9/20/2003 (54)
TV Shows: Leave It To Beaver (as Whitey Whitney)
✍🎵Steve Goodman -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/25/1948 d.9/20/1984 (36)
Satirist, Songwriter, Folk Singer, Folk Guitarist
🎭🎵Bob Hudson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/7/1929 d.9/20/1997 (66)
Radio Actor, Comedian, Radio Disc Jock
Misc: of Hudson and Landry
🎭Dick Patterson -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/11/1929 d.9/20/1999 (70)
🎵Paul Weston -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1912 d.9/20/1996 (84)
Conductor/Composer, Arranger, Pianist, Bandleader
Misc: arranged for Rudy Vallee and Bing Crosby; of TV varities 1950-60s including Danny Kaye, Bob Newhart, Laugh-In, Jim Nabors, & Jonathan Winters; created the fictional duo of Jonathan (himself) and Darlene Edwards (his wife Jo Stafford)
🎭Mihaly "Michu" Meszaros -- Birth Anniversary Conflict -- b.10/1/1939 N.S. or 9/20/1939 N.S. d.6/12/2016 N.S. (76) or 6/13/2016 N.S. (76)
Actor, Stuntman, Puppet Actor, Hungarian
TV Shows: ALF (as a personal assistant and as ALF in a costume)
Movie Titles: Big Top Pee-wee
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In 1940, The Donald Duck film, "Window Cleaners" is released. Pluto also appears.
In 1946, The Donald Duck film, "Lighthouse Keeping" is released.
In 1952, "The Jackie Gleason Show", TV Variety; also The Honeymooners; debut on CBS. How sweet it is!
In 1955, "The Phil Silvers Show", TV Comedy; debut on CBS, orignally titled "You'll Never Get Rich".
In 1961, "The Joey Bishop Show", TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1964, "The Bullwinkle Show", TV Cartoon Show; moved to ABC.
In 1964, "The Porky Pig Show", TV Cartoon Show; debut on ABC.
In 1968, "1, 2, 3, Red Light" single by Nineteen Ten Fruitgum Company was certified Gold by the RIAA
In 1968, The Beatles recorded "Piggies"
In 1969, "The Match Game", TV Game Show, last aired on NBC.
In 1969, on the cover of TV Guide: "Jim Nabors". Other Articles: Lassie, Room 222, Dina Merrill
In 1969, R.C., "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.
In 1969, Shazam! On the cover of TV Guide: Jim Nabors. Well golly!
In 1969, Warner Brothers releases the final Looney Tunes animated short of the classic (1929–69) era on this day
In 1970, "The Tim Conway Comedy Hour", TV Variety; debut on CBS.
In 1976, "All's Fair" (TV Comedy) first went on the air; the ratings weren't fair to it.
In 1979, "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" began airing as a series on NBC
In 1981, "Weird Al" Yankovic gave a live performance at Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona CA and Live on the KMET-FM Dr. Demento show.
In 1982, "W.K.R.P. In Cincinnati", TV Comedy; last aired on CBS.
In 1983, "Just Our Luck" (TV Comedy) debut on ABC. It was a ripoff of "I Dream Of Jeannie" and bombed.
In 1984, "The Cosby Show", TV Comedy, debut on NBC. It lasted eight seasons and made NBC the Network of Bill Cosby. It was the most popular sitcom ever. Factor four [sic] kids into a two career marriage and it's not difficult to understand why Cliff and Claire Huxtable react the way they do when son Theodore brings home an atrocious report card in the opener or when daughter Denise has a date with a fellow sporting an earring and confessing to having sojourned in a Turkish prison. Bill Cosby played Dr. Heathcliff (Cliff) Huxtable. His lovely wife, Clair, was played by Phylicia Rashad. The Huxtable kids were Sondra, age 20 (Sabrina Le Beauf), Denise, age 16 (Lisa Bonet), Theodore, age 14 (Malcom-Jamal Warner), Vanessa, age 8 (Tempestt Bledsoe) and Rudy, age 5 (Keshia Knight Pulliam). The premiere was the most watched show of the week and the show went on to become an Emmy Award-winner and one of the most popular on television for eight years. Theo explains to his father that he isn't interested in having a career. "Dad," he implores, "can't you just accept me and love me 'cause I'm your son?" Giving this serious thought, Cliff Huxtable says, "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard." The early exchange was emblematic of this landmark sitcom: smart but amusing family dynamics presided over by parents (Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad) who were affectionately authoritative.
In 1984, "Who's The Boss?", TV Comedy; debut on ABC. It lasted eight seasons and made Alyssa Milano a teen queen.
In 1984, Steve Goodman died following a bone marrow transplant. He was 36 and had been suffering from leukemia.
In 1985, D.T. met comedians Cheech and Chong courtesy of a San Diego radio station promotion in a shopping center parking lot. About 200 fans showed up. Cheech was riding high in the charts at that time with "Born in East L.A."
In 1986, "Matlock", TV General Drama starring Andy Griffith, debut on NBC, moved to ABC in 1993-95.
In 1986, there really isn't much "Life With Lucy." Comic legend. Yes. Re-teamed with Gale Gordon and a few of the old "I Love Lucy" writers? Yes. Still wacky at age 75? Sadly, no. Even though ABC offered Ms. Ball complete control and a guaranteed 22 shows (and unfortunately no pilot or testing), "Life," stuck in ABC's Saturday night graveyard, is dead in the water by November. Even more embarrassing...it couldn't even beat "The Facts of Life" on NBC!
In 1987, "My Two Dads", TV Comedy with Staci Keenan; debut on NBC.
In 1989, "The Nutt House", TV Comedy; debut on NBC.
In 1989, Billy Connolly and Pamela Stephenson wed.
In 1990, "The Flash (1990s series)", TV Scifi Adventure, debut on CBS.
In 1991, "Step By Step", TV Comedy about a man with three kids marrying a woman with three kids (sound familiar?), one of whom is played by Staci Keenan, debut on ABC.
In 1992, "Great Scott!" began airing on Fox
In 1993, "Dave's World", TV Comedy, debut on CBS.
In 1996, "Clueless" began airing on ABC
In 1996, Today in Late Show w/ Letterman History: The LATE SHOW's "Break-Free Show" breaks new ground by presenting one full hour of the LATE SHOW without commercial interruption. The hour, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, Nike, AT&T and Chrysler, makes mention of these sponsors throughout the show in typical comic LATE SHOW fashion. Featured are an edition of "Stupid Pet Tricks," actress Drew Barrymore, and shoe shine man Tony Avena, who received a generous donation from the LATE SHOW so he could save his shoe shine stand. Mail boy Bob Borden stands at the Four Corners Monument in Arizona, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico and eats a burrito in each state.
In 1999, "Weird Al" Yankovic in cartoon form performed "Electric Shaver" in "Sabrina, the Animated Series".
In 2000, "Star Wars: Episode II" finished shooting in London. The all-digital film (isn't that an oxymoron?) opened in May 2002.
In 2002, "Firefly" began airing on Fox
In 2002, "Greetings from Tucson" began airing on The WB
In 2002, "What I Like About You" began airing on The WB
In 2003, "Lilo & Stitch: The Series" began airing on Disney Channel
In 2003, "Sabrina's Secret Life" began airing in syndication (wikipedia also gives November 10, 2003)
In 2004, "Listen Up!" began airing on CBS
In 2005, "My Name is Earl" premiered on NBC.
In 2009, At the Emmy Awards, best drama and comedy series trophies went to repeat winners "Mad Men" and "30 Rock."
In 2010, "Mike & Molly" began airing on CBS
In 2011, "New Girl" began airing on Fox
In 2015, Actor Jack Larson, 87, TV's Jimmy Olsen in "Adventures of Superman," died in Los Angeles.