Learn About The Donna Reed Show

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The Donna Reed Show is an American sitcom starring Donna Reed as a middle-class housewife as Donna Stone. Her pediatrician husband, Dr. Alex Stone played by Carl Betz, and their kids as Jeff and Mary played by Paul Petersen and Shelley Fabares. The show was originally aired on ABC for 8 years. … Read more

The Interesting History Of The Soap Opera – Another World

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Another World, abbreviated as AW, is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from May 4, 1964, to June 25, 1999. It was created by Irna Phillips with William J. Bell. Also, it was produced by Procter & Gamble Productions at NBC Studios, 1268 JC Studios in Brooklyn. It was … Read more

The Interesting History Of The Soap Opera – All My Children

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All My Children, abbreviated as AMC, is an American television soap opera that aired from January 5, 1970, to September 23, 2011, on ABC. It was created by Agnes Nixon and the set was in Pine Valley, Pennsylvania. It was a fictional suburb of Philadelphia that was based on the current Rosemont … Read more

The History of the Soap Opera ‘General Hospital’

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General Hospital, also known as GH, is an American soap opera listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the world’s third longest-running American soap opera. Interestingly, it is still in production. The show also holds the record of winning 14 Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series.  The producers … Read more

A Look at the Soap Opera “As the World Turns”

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ATWT (As the World Turns), aired on CBS from 2nd April 1956 to 17th September 2010, is an American television soap opera. The show was created by Irna Phillips and written by Lloyd Gold and Jean Passanante. This show remained successful in capturing the heart of the audience for 54 years. This … Read more

Best Sitcoms of the 1960s

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While the first Golden Age of Television had officially ended by the late 1950, the 1960s decade ushered in an exciting phase of its own. The early years of the 1960s saw most American households having their own television set. In fact, the roles of both radio and television had changed a … Read more

Biography of Bebe Neuwirth

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Bebe Neuwirth was born on 31st December 1958. She is a famous American actress, dancer, and singer who became famous by playing three diverse roles in the Broadway show Chicago. She is a passionate dancer and has been a fan of performing arts since childhood.  Bebe started taking ballet lessons when she … Read more

Fireside Theatre: Low Budget, But Still Popular

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The show called Fireside Theatre was one of the anthology drama series that started in 1949. It was aired on NBC Television Network in that year and lasted until 1958. The show’s name might be familiar to some people, especially if they’re approaching sixty or seventy years of age.  While the show … Read more

The Clock: An Intriguing Drama Series

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Early television series seemed to have very similar themes at times. While some of the very first television shows might have been drama-based, there were quite a few that delved into suspense, murder, and even insanity themes. ‘The Clock’ was one of these, also being based on a radio series (under the … Read more

These Are My Children: Soap Opera on TV

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The soap opera genre is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it does have a loyal audience. If anyone is interested in the very early versions of soap operas in television history, they might be interested in knowing about the show ‘These Are My Children’.  This TV soap opera started airing on … Read more

Biography of Tom McGowan

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Thomas “Tom” McGowan is a successful American actor born on July 26th, 1959. The world knows McGowan for his amazing career on and off-Broadway.  Tom has won several awards for his outstanding acting skills in numerous TV series, movies, and plays. He has made several successful appearances in hit movies, including Heavyweights, … Read more

Biography of Trevor Einhorn

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Trevor Einhorn has been in the entertainment industry since childhood, and he was only five years old when he first appeared as an actor. He started his acting career in 1994 as a child actor and played important roles in dramas and sitcoms, such as the role of Fredrick Crane in Frasier.  … Read more

Top Movie Stars of the 1950s

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Many people are not aware that the 50s was a golden era for production houses like Disney. Movies like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Peter Pan were liked by almost every age group. Infact, these movies still remain popular today and played a huge role in popularizing movie stars at the time.  Although … Read more

Biography of Peri Gilpin

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Famous American actress, voice artist, and producer Peri Gilpin is a name that needs no introduction. Peri has worked in several TV shows and films, especially her role as Roz Doyle in the TV series Frasier became amazingly popular and boosted her career as an actress.  Birth, Early Life, and Education Peri … Read more

Biography of David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce in 2010

David Hyde Pierce, an American actor, and director, is best known for his role as Dr. Niles Crane in the sitcom Frasier. His acting career spans over four decades, including his works in theater and as a voice actor. David is famous for his unique voice and body language that is prominent … Read more

The History of Family Matters

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Many successful TV dramas and sitcoms generated spinoffs, most of which became smash hits in their own right and enjoyed a reasonably good run on the air. Family Matters, a sitcom about a middle-class African-American family in Chicago, is one of those successful sitcoms of the 1990s. It was a spinoff of … Read more

Biography of Jane Leeves

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Jane Elizabeth Leeves is an English actress, model, singer, comedian, and producer. She was born on 18 April 1961 to Colin Leeves and Ruth Leeves.  Jane is famously known for her role as Daphne Moon in the TV sitcom Frasier. In addition, she is also famous because of her recurring appearance in … Read more

Biography of Laura Linney

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Laura Linney is an American singer and actress, born on 5th February 1964 in New York. Her father was a professor and playwright, and her mother was a nurse. Linney graduated in 1982 from Northfield Mount Hermon School. Before transferring to Brown University, she attended Northwestern University.  Linney studied acting at Brown … Read more

Biography of Kelsey Grammer

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Allen Kelsey Grammer is an American producer, writer, actor, and director. He was born on 21st February 1955 in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Kelsey Grammer is well known for his two-decade-long portrayal of acerbic, pompous, but loveable psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on the sitcom Cheers and won two Golden Globe Awards … Read more

Biography of Patrick Kerr

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Patrick Kerr was born in Wilmington, Delaware, the USA, on January 23, 1956. He is a brilliant American film and television actor, famous for his recurring role as Noel Shempsky on the TV show Frasier. The world came to know him for his famous movies, such as Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000), Domino … Read more

Biography of Jean Smart

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Jean Smart is an American film, TV, and film actress who got famous for her appearance in the plays The Man Who Came to Dinner and Piaf and her role of “Lana Gardener” in the television series Frasier. The Early Life of Jean Smart  Jean Smart, also known as Jean Elizabeth Smart, … Read more

Biography of Edward Hibbert

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Edward Hibbert is an Anglo-American actor, literary agent, and voice artist. He was born on 9 September 1955 to actor Geoffrey Hibbert and a theatre actress Prudence Rennick. Edward Hibbert grew up in Surrey, England, and went to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to pursue acting.  Hibbert is known for his … Read more

Biography of Shelley Long

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Shelley Lee Long, also known as Shelley Long, is an American comedian and actress who got popular for her role in the sitcom Cheers. Her role as Diane Chambers got much popularity, and she received several nominations and awards for it. She also reprised this role in the spin-off Frasier.  The Early … Read more

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

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While many of the very earliest television shows were short-lived and obscure, a lot of people have probably heard of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! In some context. It first started out as a comic, which some might remember regularly reading in the newspaper. This was usually just a single-panel daily comic … Read more

Suspense: Paving the Way For Popular Classics

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Many of us have heard of and enjoyed popular suspense shows like Thriller, Hitchcock, and The Twilight Zone. However, there were some shows that came before these classic favorites. Perhaps they weren’t as successful or well-written, but they might have paved the way for other works in the same genre. At the … Read more

Your Show Time: The Potential of Television

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Your Show Time was an anthology drama series that was unfortunately quite short-lived. It didn’t even run for a whole year, beginning in January 1949 and only lasting until July. The show was aired on NBC and had 30-minute episodes, all of which were dramatized stories based on the works of known … Read more