"The Gleason version ended because of failed negotiations with its sponsor.
Not having a sponsor is not something we really think about today (unless the program is highly controversial), but that happened enough back then. Mr. Lucky for example,…"
"I used to watch The Life of Riley on TV as a kid, so I didn't have to look it up. I'm so OLD!
They used to play it during the '70s and '80s in the NYC area on WOR when I was a kid. In fact, WPIX played the older Jackie Gleason…"
"No, you have a point. Portraying the Wasp does need a deft comedic touch that not every gorgeous woman of that time (or now) could have handled. Still, I am reminded of Debra's performance in Stars and Stripes Forever when I state I think…"
"THE WASP . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Gaye
(Of my original choices, this one was the toughest to toss out. Barbara Britton would have been the perfect Janet van Dyne. However, by the '60's, Miss Britton, while still…"
"They were both great. Bud was part of my favorite comedy team all-time and was funny by himself when he had the chance.
As for Alan Hale, his widow said the Skipper (Jonas Grumby) was his favorite role. He really had great chemistry with Bob…"
"Maybe. I never thought about it until now.
. When I first saw it during the early '70s, it was about 4-5 years before I even heard of Two-Face. It might have made a connection later on had the movie been in color. Cool trivia: Clint…"
"Heh. Yes, I lived on Long Island for 25 years before before moving to NC about 20 years ago. Born in Brooklyn, but left when I was age 2. As for being "lower-class," Jimmy Breslin always considered us millionaires. :-)
"I never got into that one, either. Same goes for Mary Worth and Mary Perkins, On Stage.
Our family got the Daily News, too, though my parents also started getting the Sunday Newsday during the mid-'70s. By the early '80s, we were…"