Audrey Meadows advised Murrow: "If something happens, you spin around three times, sit down and count to 10."
Antonino "Argentina" Rocca was a trailblazer in the wrestling ring, his technique of "high flying" was a new genre in wrestling. He died in 1977 at the age of 49.
Jonathan Winters was attending high school in Dayton, Ohio, (his home town) when, on his 17th birthday, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon his return from service, he won a wristwatch in an amateur talent contest and gave up commercial art to take a contract with a local radio station as a disc jockey. He turned to television and New York. Now he's also a familiar figure on the night club circuit.
Edward Bennett Williams represented many high profile clients including Frank Sinatra, financier Robert Vesco, Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, spy Igor Melekh, Jimmy Hoffa, organized crime figure Frank Costello, U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Harpo is trying to convince himself that he should play it dumb when Ed Murrow comes Person to Person calling at Harpo's Palm Springs home. "I've spent a lifetime building up the illusion that don't talk, so why spoil it now," he argues with himself and Murrow. He is convinced that 80 per cent of his fans actually think that he is dumb, and that half of those also believe that wild wig is his own hair.
Another Marx brother, Chico, will join Buster Keaton Keenan Wynn and Harry Einstein (Parkyakarkus) for a CBS Playhouse 90 Drama titled "No Time at All" on February 6. Parkyakarkus, incidentally, didn't know until after he had signed for the role that his son, Charles Einstein, had written the story.
Lorenzo Lamas was the son that was born to Arlene Dahl and Fernando Lamas on January 20th, 1958.
Dolores Gray sang Marilyn Monroe's part on the record album of There's No Business Like Show Business. Marilyn was under contract elsewhere but Marilyn did sing for the film version.
Not a hint of superstition there or with Murrow himself. "I'm only careful about one thing," insists Murrow. "I never cross a street against the light."
Nielsen ratings system is still in use today and the networks follow it to either renew or cancel programming.
An article in LIFE magazine from August 31, 1953 states that Anne Fogarty was ahead of Dior. Her designs and ideas were unheard of at that time. Bringing tight waist fitted skirts with full billowing dramatic flair reminiscent of the Edwardian age.
Renowned and influential American interior decorator Dorothy Tuckerman Draper inspired a generation of home improvement devotees with her 1939 book Decorating is Fun!. She married Dr. George Draper who was the personal physician to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She and Eleanor Roosevelt already were best friends since childhood.
Felix Adler, the oldest clown in the business, has never, missed a Ringling circus tour since he was 13. His trademark is a very tiny pig, 3 or 4 weeks old. This requires six changes of piglets per season, and he calls them all Amelia after his wife.
Stewart Alsop, born in Avon, Connecticut, spent his early boyhood on the family farm, attended Yale, went into the publishing business, served in World War II as a volunteer in the British Army and later as a Parachutist for the OSS.
Gypsy was a sensation in the pre-Mansfield-Monroe-Lana Turner days. Now she has written books, answered panel questions alongside the likes of Clifton Fadiman, painted not-bad pictures, and been quip quoted in the best circles.
For years after it my late father would recall Joe E. Lewis giving Ed Murrow a tour of his hotel room including the parimutuel tickets on the dresser. At the end of the interview, according to my Dad, Lewis turns to Ed and says, "Always remember, Nov Shmoz Kapop! I don't know what it means, but I found it on the side of sardine can and they wouldn't have put it there if it wasn't important." (Nov Shmoz Kapop actually was anonsense quote that regularly appeared in a comic strip of the era.) My father made it into his personal slogan.
The Duchess of Windsor, who dislikes the number 13, won't put a hat on a bed or hang anything on a doorknob.
Joseph Nye Welch was the head attorney for the United States Army while it was under investigation by Joseph McCarthy's Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for Communist activities.
Tex McCrary was a journalist and public relations specialist who invented the talk-show genre for both television and radio.
Chicago Tribune 01Apr1955 "Town Ticker" article excerpt:
"Guess who gets the Person to Person treatment April 8? Merely Marvelous Monroe! But it'll come from her business partner, Milton Green's Weston, Connecticut estate. Marilyn's own tiny Manhattan diggins were adjudged not snooty enough."