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Demented Datebooks: Comedy Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Name December 7

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🎭Priscilla Barnes -- is 62 in the year 2017 and 63 in the year 2018; b.12/7/1955
Actress, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Ft. Dix, NJ
Misc: some say b. '56, '57 or '61
TV Shows: The American Girls, Three's Company (as Terri Alden), Jane the Virgin (as Magda)
Movie Titles: The Devil's Rejects, Licence To Kill

⛪🎭Ellen Burstyn -- is 85 in the year 2017 and 86 in the year 2018; b.12/7/1932
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; RN:Edna Rae Gillooly MacRae
TV Shows: The Ellen Burstyn Show (as Ellen Brewster)
Movie Titles: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, The Last Picture Show, Harry & Tonto, Exorcist,The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

💰🎵Bent Fabric -- is 93 in the year 2017 and 94 in the year 2018; b.12/7/1924
Executive, Music Executive, Composer, Pianist, Danish (Denmark)
Names/Places: RN:Bent Fabricus-Bjerre aka Frank Bjorn
Song Titles: Alley Cat

🎭Edd Hall -- is 59 in the year 2017 and 60 in the year 2018; b.12/7/1958
Announcer
TV Shows: The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

🎭C. Thomas Howell -- is 51 in the year 2017 and 52 in the year 2018; b.12/7/1966
Actor, Producer/Director
Names/Places: Rae Dawn Chong's ex-
Movie Titles: E.T. the Extraterrestrial, The Amazing Spider-Man, Red Dawn, Tank, Soul Man, The Outsiders

🎭🎵🎸Tom Waits -- is 68 in the year 2017 and 69 in the year 2018; b.12/7/1949
Hall of Famer, Actor, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Rock & Roll Singer
Names/Places: b. in Pomona, CA
Song Titles: The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)
Movie Titles: Mystery Men

🎵Harry Chapin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1942 d.7/16/1981 (38)
Songwriter, Folk Singer, Folk Guitarist
Names/Places: MN:Foster
Misc: Balladeer
Song Titles: Taxi, Cat's in the Cradle, Sequel, W*O*L*D, 30,000 Pounds of Bananas

⛪🎭Ted Knight -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1923 d.8/26/1986 (62)
Roman Catholic, TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Terryville, CT; RN:Tadewurz Wladzui Konopka or Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka
Misc: some say '24 or '25
TV Shows: Mary Tyler Moore Show (as Ted Baxter), Ted Knight Show (as Roger '78), Too Close For Comfort (as Henry Rush), Ted Knight Show (as Henry Rush)
Movie Titles: Caddyshack

🎭Clarence Nash -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1904 d.2/20/1985 (80)
Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: voice of Donald Duck

⛪🎭Eli Wallach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.12/7/1915 d.6/24/2014 (98)
Jewish, TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: Anne Jackson's hubby; b. in Brooklyn, New York
TV Shows: Batman (as Mr. Freeze), Our Family Honor (as Vincent Danzig)
Movie Titles: The Magnificent Seven, How the West Was Won, Godfather III, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, etc.

🎭Cora Baird -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/26/1912 d.12/7/1967 (55)
Puppeteer
Names/Places: Bil's wife

🎨Rube Goldberg -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/4/1883 d.12/7/1970 (87)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Boob McNutt, Mike & Ike, Lucifer Butts; made the easy outrageously difficult

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⚛🎭Dr. Peter Carl Goldmark -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/2/1906 d.12/7/1977 (71)
Engineer, Inventor, TV Executive, Hungarian
Misc: of CBS; developed the first commercial colour-television system and the 33 1/3 revolutions-per-minute (rpm) long-playing (LP) phonograph record, which revolutionized the recording industry.

Nat Hiken -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1914 d.12/7/1968 (54)
Screen/Scriptwriter
TV Shows: Sgt. Bilko (writer), "Car 54, Where Are You?" (writer)

🎭William A. "Will" Lee -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/6/1908 N.S. d.12/7/1982 N.S. (74)
TV Actor, Comedian
TV Shows: Sesame Street (as Mr. Hooper)

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🎭Harry Morgan -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/10/1915 d.12/7/2011 (96)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor
Names/Places: b. in Detroit; RN:Henry Bratsburg but couldn't call himself Henry Morgan because there already was one in show business
TV Shows: December Bride (as Pete Porter), Pete & Gladys (as Pete Porter), Kentucky Jones, Dragnet (as Off. Bill Gannon), The D.A. (as Chief Dep. D.A. Staff Stafford), Hec Ramsey (as Doc. Amos Coogan), M*A*S*H (as Colonel Dr. Sherman Potter), AfterMASH (as Dr. Sherman Potter), Backstairs at the White House, Roots (miniseries), Blacke's Magic (as Leonard Blacke)
Movie Titles: Dragnet (movie version of the TV show)

🎭🎵Cal Stewart -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1856 d.12/7/1919 (63)
Vaudevillan, Singer
Names/Places: aka Uncle Josh Weathersby

🎭Ken Weatherwax -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/29/1955 d.12/7/2014 (59)
TV Actor
TV Shows: The Addams Family (as Pugsley Addams)

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In 1923, actor Ted Knight (Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka) was born. A two-time Emmy Award winner for his role on TVʹs “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” he also starred in the series “Too Close for Comfort” and “The Ted Knight Show.” He also had a bit part in Alfred Hitchcockʹs 1960 thriller “Psycho,” as well as a role in the comedy “Caddyshack.” He died on August 26, 1986.

In 1941, WKRP In Cincinnatti (psuedo-event, not the TV show air date) signed on the airwaves, the day the mythical radio station went on the air (Pearl Harbor Bombing Date).

In 1945, The Pluto film, “Canine Patrol” is released.

In 1951, “You Asked For It”, TV Series, last aired on DUMONT, moved to ABC.

In 1955, The “Disneyland” TV show features “The Goofy Success Story”.

In 1959, R.C., “Danny Boy” by Conway Twitty peaked at #10 on the pop singles chart. Kinda sounds demented if you listen to it from another angle, like Barnes and Barnes covering “Pineapple Princess” word for word.

In 1963, R.C., “Ally Ally Oxen Free” by The Kingston Trio peaked at #61 on the pop singles chart; it was parodied into “Ollie Ollie Off Scot Free” by The Foremen

In 1963, R.C., “Dominique” by The Singing Nun peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart. It was the only number one hit song sung by a nun. Sister Luc-Gabrielle (b.Jeanie Smile). She later left the order and committed suicide in 1985.

In 1968, R.C., “Bang-Shang-A-Lang” by The Archies peaked at #22 on the pop singles chart.

In 1968, The great grandson of a person who borrowed a volume on diseases from the University of Cincinnati Medical Library 145 years earlier (!) was assessed the largest library fine ever — $22,646! No charges were pressed, but the great grandson was placed on detention for 12 years, 5 months and 23 days. In the library, of course.

In 1969, “Frosty the Snowman” first aired on CBS.

In 1973, in a Brady Bunch episode called “The Elopement”, The Brady clan thinks Alice is planning to elope with Sam, the butcher, Marcia and Jan overhear Alice discussing elopement with Sam and pass their discovery along to the family. Carol begins searching for a replacement housekeeper to allow Alice a weekʹs honeymoon, and the whole family gets involved in planning a surprise wedding reception for the “bride-to-be.”

In 1974, R.C., “Black Lassie (Featuring Johnny Stash)” by Cheech and Chong peaked at #55 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Kung Fu Fighting” by Carl Douglas peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.

In 1974, R.C., “Willie And The Hand Jive” by Eric Clapton peaked at #26 on the pop singles chart.

In 1976, THOUGH EDITED, NOTE NATURE: “Bicentennial N***er” album by Richard Pryor was certified Gold by the RIAA (aye, D.T., I cannot allow the use of such offensive language on your web pages. Editor Scott.)

In 1979, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture” opened in theaters in the USA. The sci-fi franchiseʹs cinematic debut will gross a record 17 million in its first week of release.

In 1984, 12 x 07 = 84

In 1985, it was the first appearance of Jon Lovitzʹs “Master Thespian” on “Saturday Night Live”, where he based his character on that of…Yul Brynner…yeah, thatʹs it, thatʹs the ticket.

In 1987, MTV presses the “ON” button for “Remote Control,” a game show for the generation-later-known-as-X. Ken Ober hoststhe pop (and/or yogurt) culture quiz out of “his parents basement at 72Whooping Cough Lane” offering up questions from various channels (i.e.“Inside Tina Yothers,” “Dead or Canadian?,” and “Brady Physics”) clickedat by recliner-restrained college kids. Among the others vying for cameratime are “prize-girl” Marisol Massey, sidekick Colin Quinn, Steve Trecase,John Ten Eyck, Craig Vanderburgh, and comedians Denis Leary and Adam “Studboy” Sandler.

In 1991, on the cover of TV Guide: “Mickey and Goofy, Waltons, Pooh”. Other Articles: Holiday Viewing Guide, Star Trek

In 1991, R.C., “Black Or White” by Michael Jackson peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for seven weeks. Itʹs the video where he smashed the cars.

In 1992, “Chipmunks In Low Places” album by Chipmunks was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1994, Radio personality Howard Stern talked a man out of attempting suicide.

In 1996, on the cover of TV Guide: “Drew Carey and Kathy Kinney OR Selena”. Other Articles: Selena, Sliders, Friends

In 1998, “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch” album Soundtrack was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 2002, on the cover of TV Guide: “Ted Danson”. Also: four 3-D covers of “Star Trek TNG: Nemesis.”

In 2004, Singer Jerry Scoggins, who performed “The Ballad of Jed Clampett,” the theme song to “The Beverly Hillbillies,” died at age 93.

In 2004, Actor William Shatnerʹs infamous 1968 album “The Transformed Man,” which finds the venerable Capt. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary classics as Bob Dylanʹs “Mr. Tambourine Man” and the Beatlesʹ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” is reissued by Geffen.

In 2004, Actor William Shatnerʹs infamous 1968 album “The Transformed Man,” which finds the venerable Capt. Kirk reading poetry over ultra-serious musical accompaniment and covering such contemporary classics as Bob Dylanʹs “Mr. Tambourine Man” and the Beatlesʹ “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” is reissued by Geffen.

In 2014, Ken Weatherwax, whoʹd played Pugsley on “The Addams Family” television series in the 1960s, was found dead at his home in Box Canyon, California; he was 59.

In 2015, “Telenovela” began airing on NBC

In 2084, 12 x 07 = 84

The Holiday Almanacs December 7, 2018

What's Today?

Today is Fri Dec the 7 in the year 2018
Jan 1 began on a Mon
This is day 341 of the year
Serialnumber = 43429
Julian date = 2458448 O.S.= 11 - 24 - 2018

Calendar

Holidays

Fifth Day of Hanukkah
Saint Ambrose Feast Day
[USA] Autism Week (Day 6)
[USA] Home Care Week (Day 6)
Central African Republic Day. (1958)
[Cuba] Day of National Mourning
[Delaware] Ratification Day (1787)
[Ivory Coast] National Day (1960)
[USA] Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance and Hope
[USA] Cote D'Ivoire National Day.
[USA] Holidays Are Pickle Days (thru 12-31)
[USA] National Fire Safety Day
[USA] Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (1941)

Reminders

Astrological sign: Sagittarius: The Archer (thru 11-22 thru 12-21); Ruling Planet: Jupiter. Element: Fire. Traits: Bountiful, frank, versatile, philosophical. Body part associated with this sign: The thighs. Occupations: Travel, politics, meteorology, philosophy, religion.
Astrological sign: Capricorn: The Goat (12-22 thru 1-20) Ruling Planet: Saturn; Element: Earth; Traits: Ambitious, disciplined, persevering, pessimistic; Body part associated with this sign: The knees. Occupations: Positions of trust, banking, mountain climbing, coaching, engineering.
Flowers: narcissus, poinsettia and holly
Gems: turquoise and zircon
Full Moon: the Cold Moon and the Oak Moon, the Long Night's Moon
Art and Architecture Books Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Hi Neighbor Month
Bingo's Birthday Month
Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month
International Calendar Awareness Month
Made In America Month
National Indigestion Season-Jewish Book Month
Project Red Ribbon (Nov 1-Jan 1)
Read A New Book Month
Safe Toys and Gifts Month
Stress-Free Family Holidays Month
Universal Human Rights Month
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