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Do You Know Me? II: 1900 - 1970

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Intelligent,talented and so Handsome would best describe him. He was a heart throb. He starred in a TV series about a Korean War Vet who stays in the Pacific after the war. He was an accomplished sculptor, and writer. One of his art pieces was displayed at MOMA and he was a literary critic for the LA Herald Examiner. He turned down a part in a MM film.( the film wound up being recast without MM anyway) Retired from Hollywood at a young age to write novels and plays. Can you name this Gorgeous Guy?

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Yes, Gardner McKay. I've been trying for years to get copies of Adventures In Paradise . I was 8-11 and my sister was 12-15 when the show was on, and we both had HUGE crushes on him.

You take the thread, Finance-Good Work.

 

Edited by: lavenderblue19 on Jan 11, 2011 4:37 PM

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I was a big band leader who was featured with my band in a number of minor musical films in the years just before and during WW II, usually as the main attraction.

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Yes, Kay Kyser was asking music trivia questions years before our Miss Cujas came along. Now, we'll make this one short. Do you know me? In my younger days, I was a singer with Kay Kyser's band. Later, I had a very popular TV talk/variety show that was on five days a week for the Westinghouse Broadcast Group. I even had a hit record. Do you know me?

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Yes, not to be confused with Kirk's son. I had a hit with "The Men In My Little Girl's Life". My TV show was one of the first to feature a co-host, who would be on for the entire week. We first did the show from Cleveland, because Westinghouse had a studio there. Later, we moved it to Philadelphia.

Good job, finance. You're up.

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I was a veteran of the London stage and Broadway who played versatile character roles in scores of Hollywood films of the '30s, '40s, and '50s, most memorably as a suave villain or cold-blooded authority figure. I died shortly after completing my part in the shooting of an Oscar-winning '60s film.

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?I was born in 1927, the son of a dirt farmer. I had little formal education and seemed to be on the path of another juvenile delinquent. So, I was sent to live with my brother in Miami in 1942, for what America had to offer. But, while there, I was subjected to much hostility and prejudice. I left for New York at 18 and took menial jobs to survive. Doors were shut in my face, but that just made my determination to make good even stronger. On a whim, I decided to audition for an acting job with a notable theater, but I was told so emphatically that I was no good, that it only encouraged me to be better at it. On my second audition, I was accepted, and soon after I was praised for my work on the stage in various productions. In 1950, Hollywood called me and I decided to give it a try. My first film was a promising start, but then offers were given to me that were not very demanding. I wanted the films I made to add something to peoples? lives and to have integrity. In 1958, I was given one that really spoke to me, and thereon, I was one of Hollywood?s most in-demand and respected actors. In the 1970s and 80s, I tried my hand at directing and producing. I hope people today think of me as an actor whose work and word meant a lot to him, and that each man is to be treated with dignity.?

 

?Do you know me??

 

Edited by: allaboutlana on Jan 17, 2011 10:54 AM

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?Yes, I am Sidney Poitier, star of The Defiant Ones; In the Heat of the Night; A Patch of Blue; To Sir, with Love; Guess Who?s Coming to Dinner; and Oscar winner for Lilies of the Field.?

 

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Thanks, Lana...

 

I'm a character actor with a commanding voice and the body to go with it. I'm usually cast as an authority figure. I can look menacing if the role calls for it, or just the opposite, a kindly Pa or good guy cop. I'm delighted to say I've been in many classic movies of the 40's.

 

Who am I?

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I'm taking a wild guess with this one since he was a cute, short guy, but Charles Winninger? I'm guessing him because he was in a Lucille Ball film playing a character named Pa Williams, and the Lucy episode I'm thinking of was he and Fred did a vaudeville routine together. He was supposed to be Fred's old partner?

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