Lyricist-composer Sylvia Fine Kay wrote the songs for the 1950's funny film with Danny Kaye The Court Jester.
The National Cowboy Hall of Fame is located in Oklahoma City.
Jacqueline Courtney began her career on Another World in 1964 until July 1975 when the new producer Paul Rauch fired her citing "storyline purposes". She quickly got a role on One Life to Live and remained there until 1983 when the new producer Paul Rauch fired her yet again.
Recently-acquired Reds' pitcher Tom Seaver are also very revealing. Pete and Tom discuss free agency, the National League pennant race, and Seaver's controversial trade from the New York Mets. Seaver had been a life-long Met up until just one month prior to this TV program, when he was dealt to the Cincinnati Reds on June 15, 1977, in a trade that did not have most Mets' fans jumping for joy.
As Mike Douglas took a seat next to Sylvester Stallone and began an interview, Stallone hit the horn of the old car. The loud "a-oo-ga, a-oo-ga," that followed startled Douglas and brought more laughs. "That was funny," said Douglas. "We'll keep that in."
Then Stallone explained to Douglas that he plays a character named Johnny Kovak who witnesses the injustices done to laborers and truck drivers and sets out to organize them into a powerful union. He said the film's major strike and fight scenes will be shot at the building.
As the conversation droned on, so did the Ford's old motor - and it started to get hot. Stallone had been trying to shut it off unobtrusively for several minutes.
Finally Stallone, who never seems to be able to deny an impulse, stood up in the car and yelled to crewmen: "Get me an elephant gun. We've got to kill this motor."
"I used to have one of these," said Douglas. "Just put it in gear and step on the brake and the motor will die."
Stallone did and the car lurched, then went silent. And the interview went on.
Cash Prizes were given away every day and every week a color TV set was given away as well as an expense paid trip for 2 to attend a Mike Douglas television show and meet Mike and be his guest for dinner.
Alger Hiss worked for the U.S. State Department when he was accused of espionage and communism and being a Soviet Spy in 1948.
In 1975, Denny Miller appeared on The Mike Douglas Show with other previous Tarzan actors James Pierce, Buster Crabbe, Johnny Weissmuller, Gordon Scott and Jock Mahoney; so what was it like having so many Tarzans together in one place, and did they all have great stories to tell? In Denny Miller's words: It was special for me because I'd grown up with Johnny Weissmuller as my hero. Buster Crabbe was, too. Johnny was a jolly fellow. Always joking and doing the Tarzan yell, anywhere... on the golf course, in the hotel lobby, out the 17th floor window of the hotel... ANYWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!! Buster was just the opposite. He was a quiet man. We wrote each other about the best way to teach fitness. Buster taught people with Arthritis how to excercise in the pool. He was years ahead of the medical profession about getting people with Arthritis to move around and increase their range of motion. Many years later I taught arthritics stretching at the Eisenhower Hospital in Rancho Mirage, CA. Jocko was a jokester, a big overgrown kid. He was always clowning around. James Pierce was very stately. Great posture. He was a kind, thoughtful man. I didn't get to know Gordon Scott. He made some of the best Tarzan films ever made. He rode a rhino in one. That takes a lot more nerve, than I've ever had.
Comments on the making of The Godfather. "I found it helpful," said Marlon Brando to Mike Douglas, "not to know one single line and to have lines written on the boards ..." "And on the pocket and the body of another actor," interrupted Godfather Director Francis Ford Coppola. On one occasion, Coppola added, he wondered why Brando was handling a melon in such a strange, reflective way. "Then I saw," he said, "that some of Brando's dialogue had been written on the melon."
The legendary Dizzy Gillespie gave Chuck Mangione an upswept trumpet when he was 13. Chuck Mangione said, "My dad owned a grocery store in Rochester and in the evenings after the store was closed he used to take my brother Gap and me out to all the jazz clubs in town, I don't know how he did it, but everyone always ended up back at our house, eating spaghetti, jamming and having a good time and that's
how I met Dizzy".
This episode is notable for what happened when Harry Chapin tried to sing "Cats in the Cradle". Mason Reese was the co-host that week, and he started crying and bawling when Chapin began singing the song. Apparently the theme of child neglect hit home with the little guy.
I don't remember if Chapin got to finish the song.
Alice Cooper came on after Peter Falk and was wearing a necklace that had a glass eye on it. There was a subtle tension as Douglas asked about the piece of jewelry. Alice later apologized for this faux pas.
Annabelle Battistella (aka Fanne Fox) was a dancer best known for being involved in a 1974 sex scandal surrounding Arkansas Congressman Wilbur Mills, in what is reputed to be one of the most reported political sex scandals of the 1970s.
Martha Mitchell was married to John Mitchell, President Nixon's Attorney General, through her colorful glory days she was known as "Martha the Mouth", until her downfall as the much maligned "Cassandra of Watergate." Nixon later said, "Without Martha Mitchell, there never would have been a Watergate."
Roy M. Cohn is the lawyer who prosecuted Ethel and Julius Rosenberg for treason in 1951.
World renowned juggler Albert Lucas holds the official record for being the only person to flash 13 rings.
Comedian-actor Stepin Fetchit (1902-1985) was the stage name of Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry the first black actor to become a millionaire. His character known as "The Laziest Man in the World" and was well known in film and theater.
Dorothy Uhnak spent fourteen years as a policewoman in New York City from 1953 to 1967 and became a mystery novelist.Her debut novel "The Bait" (1968), received a 1969 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel.
Model Marcia Wallace was the first Miss America to win the Miss World contest in 1974.
Animal activist Fran Lee is also known as the "Poop and Scoop" lady as having implemented the law to clean up after your dog's business.