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Storybook Squares
Storybook Squares
Storybook Squares
was the name given to a special series of episodes of the NBC
NBC
game show Hollywood Squares.[1][2][3] The series featured celebrities dressed up as famous people and characters from history and various forms of media. Peter Marshall served as host of these episodes. The panelists were introduced by "The Guardian of the Gate", who announced their characters' presence by reading their names from a scroll. The Guardian was played by regular Hollywood Squares announcer Kenny Williams, and the character was similar to his "Town Crier" character from Video Village. The series ran on NBC
NBC
on Saturday mornings from January 4 to April 19, 1969, with repeats airing until August 30
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Milton Berle
Milton Berle
Milton Berle
(born Mendel Berlinger; July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002) was an American comedian and actor. Berle’s career as an entertainer spanned over 80 years, first in silent films and on stage as a child actor, then in radio, movies and television. As the host of NBC's Texaco Star Theater
Texaco Star Theater
(1948–55), he was the first major American television star[4] and was known to millions of viewers as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" during TV's golden age.Contents1 Early life 2 Child actor 3 Career3.1 Vaudeville 3.2 Rising star 3.3 Radio 3.4 Mr
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Romeo And Juliet
Romeo
Romeo
and Juliet
Juliet
is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
early in his career about two young star-crossed lovers whose deaths ultimately reconcile their feuding families. It was among Shakespeare's most popular plays during his lifetime and along with Hamlet, is one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the title characters are regarded as archetypal young lovers. Romeo
Romeo
and Juliet
Juliet
belongs to a tradition of tragic romances stretching back to antiquity. The plot is based on an Italian tale translated into verse as The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet
The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet
by Arthur Brooke in 1562 and retold in prose in Palace of Pleasure
Palace of Pleasure
by William Painter in 1567
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Nanette Fabray
Nanette Fabray
Nanette Fabray
(born Ruby Bernadette Nanette Theresa Fabares[1]; October 27, 1920 – February 22, 2018) was an American actress, singer and dancer. She began her career performing in vaudeville as a child and became a musical theatre actress during the 1940s and 1950s, winning a Tony Award
Tony Award
in 1949 for her performance in Love Life. In the mid-1950s, she served as Sid Caesar's comedic partner on Caesar's Hour, for which she won three Emmy Awards, as well as co-starring with Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
in the film musical The Band Wagon. From 1979 to 1984, she appeared as Katherine Romano on the TV series One Day at a Time. Fabray overcame a significant hearing impairment and was a long-time advocate for the rights of the deaf and hard-of-hearing
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There Was An Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe
"There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" is a popular English language nursery rhyme, with a Roud Folk Song Index
Roud Folk Song Index
number of 19132. Debates over its meaning and origin have largely centered on attempts to match the old woman with historical female figures who have had large families, although King George II (1683–1760) has also been proposed as the rhyme's subject. Lyrics[edit] The most common version of the rhyme is:[1]There was an old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children, she didn't know what to do; She gave them some broth without any bread; Then whipped them all soundly and put them to be
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Stu Gilliam
Stu Gilliam (July 27, 1933[1] – October 11, 2013[2]) was an African-American actor and stand-up and TV comedian. Numerous other sources list his year of birth as 1943 and age at death as 70. Biography[edit] Stewart Bryon Gilliam was born in a middle-class area of Detroit, Michigan, the grandson of a church minister. He left home at the age of 14 to perform with a circus as ventriloquist in state fairs, then after a few years began to appear in clubs in Chicago. During his two-year service in the Korean War, he entertained troops as a ventriloquist. In the 1950s/60s he performed his act in clubs nationwide with black audiences, including the Apollo Theater in New York City. He sometimes performed for mixed-race shows, but in Southern states was prevented from appearing onstage at the same time as white performers
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Merlin
Merlin
Merlin
(Welsh: Myrddin) is a legendary Welsh figure best known as the wizard or warlock featured in Arthurian legend
Arthurian legend
and medieval Welsh poetry. The standard depiction of the character first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae, written c. 1136, and is based on an amalgamation of previous historical and legendary figures. Geoffrey combined existing stories of Myrddin Wyllt (Merlinus Caledonensis), a North Brythonic prophet and madman with no connection to King Arthur, with tales of the Romano-British
Romano-British
war leader Ambrosius Aurelianus to form the composite figure he called Merlin
Merlin
Ambrosius (Welsh: Myrddin Emrys)
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Arte Johnson
Arthur Stanton Eric "Arte" Johnson (born January 20, 1929) is an American comic actor who was a regular on television's Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. His best-remembered characters on the sketch show were a German soldier with the catchphrase "Verrrry interesting...", and an old man who habitually propositioned Ruth Buzzi's spinster character.Contents1 Biography1.1 Early life 1.2 Early television and film roles 1.3 Laugh-In 1.4 Later work2 Personal life 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Early life[edit] Johnson was born January 20, 1929, in Benton Harbor, Michigan, and is the son of Abraham Lincoln and Edythe Mackenzie (Golden) Johnson
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Laugh-In
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (often simply referred to as Laugh-In) is an American sketch comedy television program that ran for 140 episodes from January 22, 1968, to March 12, 1973, on the NBC television network. It was hosted by comedians Dan Rowan
Dan Rowan
and Dick Martin. Laugh-In originally aired as a one-time special on September 9, 1967, and was such a success that it was brought back as a series, replacing The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
on Mondays at 8 pm (ET). The title of the show was a play on the "love-ins" or "be-ins" of the 1960s hippie culture, terms that were, in turn, derived from "sit-ins", common in protests associated with civil rights and antiwar demonstrations of the time
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Frankenstein's Monster
Frankenstein's monster, often erroneously referred to as Frankenstein, is a fictional character who first appeared in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.[1] Shelley's title thus compares the monster's creator, Victor Frankenstein, to the mythological character Prometheus, who fashioned humans out of clay and gave them fire. In Shelley's Gothic story, Victor Frankenstein
Victor Frankenstein
builds the creature in his laboratory through an ambiguous method consisting of chemistry and alchemy. Shelley describes the monster as 8-foot-tall (2.4 m), hideously ugly, but sensitive and emotional. The monster attempts to fit into human society but is shunned, which leads him to seek revenge against Frankenstein
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Queen (snow White)
The Queen, often referred to as the Evil
Evil
Queen or the Wicked Queen, is a fictional character and the main antagonist in "Snow White", a German fairy tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm; similar stories are also known to exist in other countries. Other versions of the Queen appear in "Snow White" derivative works, and the character has also become an archetype for unrelated works of fiction. The Queen is Snow White's evil and vindictive stepmother who is obsessed with being "the fairest in the land". The beautiful young princess Snow White
Snow White
evokes the Queen's sense of envy, so the Queen designs a number of plans to kill Snow White
Snow White
through the use of witchcraft. A driving force in the story is the Queen's Magic Mirror. In the traditional resolution of the story, the Queen is grotesquely executed for her crimes
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Snow White
"Snow White" is a 19th-century German fairy tale which is today known widely across the Western world. The Brothers Grimm
Brothers Grimm
published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection Grimms' Fairy Tales. It was titled in German: Sneewittchen (in modern orthography Schneewittchen) and numbered as Tale 53. The name Sneewittchen was Low German and in the first version it was translated with Schneeweißchen. The Grimms completed their final revision of the story in 1854.[1][2] The fairy tale features such elements as the magic mirror, the poisoned apple, the glass coffin, and the characters of the evil queen and the Seven Dwarfs. The seven dwarfs were first given individual names in the 1912 Broadway play Snow White
Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs
Seven Dwarfs
and then given different names in Walt Disney's 1937 film Snow White
Snow White
and the Seven Dwarfs
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Morticia Addams
Morticia Addams
Morticia Addams
is a fictional character from The Addams Family television and film series. Created by cartoonist Charles Addams, she was based on his first wife Barbara.Contents1 Cartoons 2 Background 3 In other media 4 References 5 External linksCartoons[edit] Morticia first appeared in Charles Addams' newspaper cartoons as the stern, aloof matriarch of the Family. She often appeared with the rest of the family, and was, along with Gomez and Grandmama, one of the few members to actually speak in the cartoons. Background[edit] Morticia is the wife of Gomez Addams
Gomez Addams
and mother of Wednesday Addams, Pugsley Addams
Pugsley Addams
and Pubert Addams. The character originated in the Charles Addams
Charles Addams
cartoons for The New Yorker
The New Yorker
magazine in the 1930s. In the cartoons, none of the family members had names
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Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden
Barbara Eden
(born Barbara Jean Morehead, August 23, 1931)[1][2][3] is an American film, stage, and television actress, and singer, best known for her starring role of "Jeannie" in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.Contents1 Early years 2 Television and film roles 3 I Dream of Jeannie 4 Later career 5 Personal life: Jeannie Out of the Bottle 6 Honors 7 Filmography7.1 Film 7.2 Television 7.3 Selected stage productions8 Audiobooks 9 References 10 External linksEarly years[edit] Eden was born on Au
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Rose Marie
Rose Marie
Rose Marie
(born Rose Marie
Rose Marie
Mazzetta;[1] August 15, 1923 – December 28, 2017) was an American actress, singer, comedian, and veteran of vaudeville — with a career that ultimately spanned over nine decades and included film, radio, records, theater, night clubs and television. As a child performer, just post the silent film era, she had a successful singing career as Baby Rose Marie
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Pocahontas
Pocahontas
Pocahontas
(born Matoaka, known as Amonute, c. 1596 – March 1617) was a Native American[2][3][4] woman notable for her association with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Pocahontas
Pocahontas
was the daughter of Powhatan, the paramount chief[2] of a network of tributary tribal nations in the Tsenacommacah, encompassing the Tidewater region of Virginia. In a well-known historical anecdote, she saved the life of a captive of the Native Americans, the Englishman John Smith, in 1607 by placing her head upon his own when her father raised his war club to execute him. A large number of historians doubt the veracity of this story.[5][6] Pocahontas
Pocahontas
was captured and held for ransom by the English during Anglo-Indian hostilities in 1613. During her captivity, she converted to Christianity
Christianity
and took the name Rebecca
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