CBS (ended 1967)
|Dorothy has been asking mystery guests recently if they've had training in dentistry. Clearly she's expecting Casey Stengel, the longtime manager of the Yankees and later Mets, to be on the show. He trained as a dentist back in Kansas City.|
Just a thought here, but there was a dentist turned professional golfer who dominated the tournaments during the 50s and early 60s. His name was Dr. Cary Middlecoff, and I think that this might be the dentist that Dorothy was expecting to show up on WML. He also appeared in a few movies, most notably playing himself in Jerry Lewis's "Bellboy" (1960) which also starred Milton Berle. Perhaps Dorothy knew that Middlecoff was in NYC around this time, doing promo for the movie or in a golf tournament in the area. Middlecoff was also spokesman for many corporations and had some lucrative endorsement contracts that made him a familiar face in magazine ads. Later on in his career, he worked for many years for CBS as a golf commentator.
|Why should she?|
Because she worked out of her house, dropping by her newspaper's notorious fire hazard of a building once a year or so. Yes, she did write the column on deadline every day. A delivery person picked up the copy from a box in front of house. Supposedly that happened at approximately 2:00 a.m. on the Monday morning that she died. Source: her obit in that newspaper.
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