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This actor won an Academy Award for a dramatic performance in a film starring two of Hollywood's biggest stars.

He was married to a Latin musical comedy performer and co-starred for the ground- breaking director Ida Lupino.

However, his success in the movies did not translate to TV.

Although he starred in a classic TV series, playing a lawyer when that was all the rage, the series was short-lived.

But its Nelson Riddle theme music was memorable.

When you identify this actor and his retro TV series, don't forget to mention the movie where he won his Oscar.

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1 hour ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Edmond O'Brien, tv show Sam Benedict, he won Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the Barefoot Contessa and he was married to Olga San Juan ?????

Yes, Lav, that was very good.

I watched  "Sam Benedict" and I liked the music, but I wonder if I was the only viewer they had because the show lasted only about 6 months.

It's all yours.....

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They were probably the equivalent of what we call reality stars today, these were just average people who received thousands of fan mail letters  each week and became celebrities with a certain age group when they appeared on a tv show in the classic time period. TV show and extra for naming some of these regulars on the show ??????????

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Is it the teenagers who were regular dancers on "American Bandstand"?   There was a TV series called "American Dreams" in the early part of this century that starred a then teenage actress named Brittany Snow.   It was about a local Philadelphia girl whose friend got her an audition for "American "Bandstand" and she became a regular on the show.  There were lots of vintage songs and some of the old singers were portrayed by actors.  Other times, they used old film clips.

I can't remember the names of most of the regulars, but the popular couple was Bob and Justine.  Another regular, Arlene Sullivan has written a book about her experiences on the show.

Here's a clip that shows dancers doing "The Stroll" in 1957 and then later in 1968.  Notice how clothing styles changed over the years.

 

 

Does it bring back any memories?  Here's a more typical clip from the show:

 

 

 It's got a great beat and it's easy to dance to.  I'd give it an 85. 

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LOL That was my next clue, about a great beat and it's easy to dance to but I was going to give it a 95 LOL. Yes, American Bandstand. My older sister and I watched the show after school. My sister taught me the lindy and the stroll and we use to dance while watching. What a great memory for me, hope for you too. The show certainly propelled Dick Clark's career and made him a media mogul. He also hosted $10,000  Pyramid.  the regulars like Bob and Justine, they are also the couple I remember most, but they all  received thousands of fan mail each week. Just regular teens that became somebody's, at least for a little while. Thanks for posting the video Miles. Great job, your thread.

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I also have  an older sister and she was more of a Bandstand fan than I was in those early years.  I forgot to mention when I posted the clip of "At The Hop" that I saw Danny And The Juniors, or what was left of them, in Atlantic City in the late eighties.  They still sounded pretty good.  I should have rated the song a 95 as well .

I also forgot to mention that a frequent guest on "American Bandstand" has a birthday today, May 3rd.  Yes, Frankie  Valli turns 87 today.  I saw him perform just a few years ago at the Mohegan Sun Casino.  There was a big crowd and he sounded great, and yes, he did all of his old hits.

Now, during the run of "American Bandstand", which was on weekdays from Philadelphia, Dick Clark hosted a Saturday show from a theater in New York.  There were no dancers, but he had many of the same music stars of the day performing.  What was the name of that show?    Hint:  The sponsor's name was in the title.

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6 hours ago, MilesArcher said:

I also have  an older sister and she was more of a Bandstand fan than I was in those early years.  I forgot to mention when I posted the clip of "At The Hop" that I saw Danny And The Juniors, or what was left of them, in Atlantic City in the late eighties.  They still sounded pretty good.  I should have rated the song a 95 as well .

I also forgot to mention that a frequent guest on "American Bandstand" has a birthday today, May 3rd.  Yes, Frankie  Valli turns 87 today.  I saw him perform just a few years ago at the Mohegan Sun Casino.  There was a big crowd and he sounded great, and yes, he did all of his old hits.

Now, during the run of "American Bandstand", which was on weekdays from Philadelphia, Dick Clark hosted a Saturday show from a theater in New York.  There were no dancers, but he had many of the same music stars of the day performing.  What was the name of that show?    Hint:  The sponsor's name was in the title.

"Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beechnut Show"

I remember this because I really loved that gum. It was fruity and had a kind of kick in it. 

The show was a prerunner to stuff like "Shindig". He had all the top 40 recording artists on there. It was usually lip sync. But I swear people like The Everlys really did sing!

 

 

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That's correct, Princess.  Beech-Nut gum was the sole sponsor of the show and they made sure everyone knew it.    I feel like a DJ taking requests, but since you mentioned them, here are Don and Phil Everly:

 

 

Did you notices that the vast majority of the audience is female?

As an added bonus, here is a clip of early Bobby Darin:

 

 

And now Princess, if you've stopped tapping those toes, It's your turn to post the next question.  Oh, I almost forgot.  The IFIC buttons that the audience members have are from Beech-Nut's slogan "BEECH-NUT IS FLAVOR-IFIC".

 

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We'll stick with these teenage Top 40 prime time music variety shows.

One of these shows in the 1960s featured a choreographer and his top dancer.

What made these dance professionals so special is that they went on to Broadway and they did several shows with him as choreographer, and her as head dancer.

One of their shows became so iconic and successful, that it representative New York City as well as Broadway to the public in the 70s.

When you identify the choreographer and the dancer, please list the 1960s teenage music /variety TV show and their iconic Broadway show.

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10 hours ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Michael Bennett and Donna McKechnie and the TV show was Hullabaloo ??? The Broadway show was A Chorus Line ?

Yes, spot on Lav.

And I had the good fortune of having seen their first Broadway show together, "Promises Promises" at the Schubert Theater.

Lav, We're on a roll.....

 

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In the classic time period of tv this actress appeared in many tv shows and some films. She landed a role playing a daughter in an Emmy winning show, although as good as this show was it only lasted a season. Her most famous role was again as a daughter on a long running show and had a spin-off playing the same role. She played an intelligent, precocious girl in her roles. Actress and some of those  tv and film roles ????????

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My first thought was Lisa Gerritsen, who played William Windom's daughter in My World and Welcome to It before her better known role as Cloris Leachman's daughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show,  which was spun off as Phyllis.  (I always thought Phyllis would've been funnier if she'd moved in with her gay brother...but that would've been NYC, and clashed with Rhoda, I guess...).   Actually, I thought of her because I recently watched The Odd Couple episode "Bunny is Missing Down by the Lake"...she was Bunny.

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45 minutes ago, shutoo said:

My first thought was Lisa Gerritsen, who played William Windom's daughter in My World and Welcome to It before her better known role as Cloris Leachman's daughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show,  which was spun off as Phyllis.  (I always thought Phyllis would've been funnier if she'd moved in with her gay brother...but that would've been NYC, and clashed with Rhoda, I guess...).   Actually, I thought of her because I recently watched The Odd Couple episode "Bunny is Missing Down by the Lake"...she was Bunny.

Yes, it is Lisa Gerritsen. I loved that show My World and Welcome To It. Bess Lindstrom was a great character role she played on MTM and Phyllis. She was also in the film Airport. She had quite a few guest roles in popular tv shows in  the '60's and '70's. She left acting  in the late '70's. She was always an  intelligent, good actress. Excellent shutoo, your thread :)

 

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In honor of Mother's Day, here's a little quiz I call "Who's your Momma?"...below are ten clips from ten tv shows, in which you will see siblings...tell me what the tv show is...and WHO played their mother.  (You don't have to tell me the name of the actors pictured...but if you want to, fine)

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20 minutes ago, LonesomePolecat said:

#7 is my fav -- Fhoda and her sister who showed up in 1 episode of MARY TYLER MOORE to get married. Rhoda's mom was played by Nancy Walker

I always thought it was strange that when Ida visited Rhoda in Minn, they mention her sister Brenda and brother Arnold...then she goes to her sister Debbie's wedding...of course, only Brenda ended up in the spin off....maybe Debbie and Arnold were just 'dreams', hehe

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2.  Is this Soap with Jimmy Baio and Diana Canova?

4.  Peyton Place with Ryan O'Neal and Christopher Connelly 

9.  Angie with Donna Pescow and Debralee Scott

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3 hours ago, Peebs said:

2.  Is this Soap with Jimmy Baio and Diana Canova?

4.  Peyton Place with Ryan O'Neal and Christopher Connelly 

9.  Angie with Donna Pescow and Debralee Scott

Peebs...you left out half the answers...(mom?)

(and that's Jennifer Salt in the Soap clip...Diana C had long hair)

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1 hour ago, lavenderblue19 said:

Unfortunately 7-10 are not showing up on my computer

I'm not sure why..they're ok on my PC and tablet.  If they don't refresh I can re-post.  

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2 hours ago, shutoo said:

Peebs...you left out half the answers...(mom?)

(and that's Jennifer Salt in the Soap clip...Diana C had long hair

I'm terribly sorry, I misread the question.

2.  Katherine Helmond

4. Mary Anderson

9. Doris Roberts

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