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GENERAL TRIVIA QUESTION THREAD


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Yes Edmund Gwenn and Cecil Kellaway were cousins. Kellaway was offered the role of Kris Kringle first, turned it down Gwenn played the role and won the Best Supporting Oscar for the role in Miracle On   34th Street. Good work Miles, your thread  :)

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Thanks.  Child actor Billy Gray was very busy in the early fifties.  He did two movies with Doris Day, and he was one of "The Seven Little Foys".  He did the pilot film for a western TV series, but before the show aired, he landed the role of Bud on "Father Knows Best".  Can you name that western series and the young actor who ended up in the role that Billy Gray was up for? 

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Thanks.  Child actor Billy Gray was very busy in the early fifties.  He did two movies with Doris Day, and he was one of "The Seven Little Foys".  He did the pilot film for a western TV series, but before the show aired, he landed the role of Bud on "Father Knows Best".  Can you name that western series and the young actor who ended up in the role that Billy Gray was up for? 

Annie Oakley the tv series and Jimmy Hawkins the actor ??

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Yes, the pilot film for Annie Oakley was made in 1952, but the series didn't air until 1954.  In the interim, Billy Gray had won the role of Bud on "Father Knows Best".  Ted Donaldson had played the part on radio.  Here is that Annie Oakley pilot.

 

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Good job, lavender.  It's your thread.

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Thanks Miles   :)

 

Two real life brothers played brothers on a tv series. One brother was only in  a few episodes. The brother who made these guest appearances was the more famous of the two for film work, but the other brother is probably more widely known because of the tv show. 2 brothers and the tv show ??

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Could it be Dwayne and Darryl Hickman in "The Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis"?  Dwayne was the star of the series, but older brother Darryl was in a few episodes the first season as older brother Davey, and was apparently written out, because he never appeared again.

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Thanks.  A TV sitcom that was based on a radio show was cancelled before the end of the first season.  A few years later, it reappeared with a whole new cast.  The young actress who played the daughter in the first cast, and the actress who played the daughter in the second cast, later worked together playing roommates on an episode of a 50's detective drama.  Who were these actresses, what sitcom role did they have in common, and what was the detective series where they played roommates?  

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Are the actresses Lugene Sanders and Gloria Winters? Both appeared in the same television episode of Richard Diamond, Private Detective (although I don't know if they played roommates or not in that episode) and both portrayed Babs Riley in separate television incarnations of The Life of Riley.

 

P.S. Two of my favorites shows in their original radio versions.

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You are correct , Liam.  Gloria Winters was the first Babs, with Jackie Gleason as Riley.  Their sponsor pulled out before the season was completed, so the show was cancelled.  It was restarted a few years later with Lugene Sanders as Babs and William Bendix as Riley.  Bendix had played Riley in the radio series.  Gloria Winters is probably better known for playing Penny King, the niece of Sky King,  on the popular Saturday daytime show.  It's your turn, Liam. 

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And that, indeed, was that radio show. Good job, as always, lavender!

Thanks Liam  :)

 

This actor said that an actor in the cast of a film they were in had to teach him and another cast member a certain dance that was an important part of the film. The film and the 3 involved????

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According to Jack Lemmon, George Raft had to teach Jack and Joe E Brown how to Tango for the scene in  Some Like It Hot.Thanks DGF, your thread

This film, which had a soundtrack consisting entirely of former hit songs, was the first successful film for a director who was later to have much MORE successful films. Film? Director? 

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