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Backwards Bowler Here's a skill you don't see very often: James Prince can bowl while facing the wrong direction! This is from a 2006 news broadcast. I saw this guy on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
Tags: backwards  bowler 
Added: 30th March 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Pro Bowlers Tour Intro This was the intro ABC used for its coverage of the Pro Bowlers Tour from 1974 through 1976. Chris Schenkel was the lead announcer. During its heyday, the Pro Bowlers Tour regularly drew higher TV ratings than college basketball games.
Tags: Pro  Bowlers  Tour  intro 
Added: 6th January 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
We Missed Allan Melvin Passing aka Sam The Butcher Some how we missed Allan Melvin's passing back in January. A character actor best known for playing Sam the Butcher on "The Brady Bunch," has died. He was 84. Melvin died of cancer Thursday at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles, said Amalia Melvin, his wife of 64 years. The jowly, jovial Melvin spent decades playing a series of sidekicks, second bananas and lovable lugs, including Archie Bunker's friend Barney Hefner on "All in the Family," and Sgt. Bilko's right-hand man Cpl. Henshaw on the "Phil Silvers Show." But his place in pop culture will be fixed as butcher and bowler Sam Franklin, the love interest of Brady family maid Alice Nelson, who was played by Ann B. Davis. Melvin played the role from 1970 to 1973. Born in Kansas City, Mo., in 1923, Melvin grew up in New York and attended Columbia University. He was appearing on Broadway in "Stalag 17" when he began his decades-long television career with "The Phil Silvers Show," playing a role his wife said was always his favorite. "He was proudest of that show," Amalia Melvin said. "I think the camaraderie of all those guys made it such a pleasant way to work. They were so relaxed." He saw steady employment as a voice actor from the early 1960s to the early 1990s, most famously providing the voice of "Magilla Gorilla" for the Hanna Barbera cartoon of the same name. His other credits include several guest appearances on "The Andy Griffith Show," "Gomer Pyle: USMC," and "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
Tags: We  Missed  Allan  Melvin  Passing  aka  Sam  The  Butcher 
Added: 27th February 2008
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Posted By: Cliffy
Our Gang - Stymie Matthew Beard played Stymie in the Our Gang films. He acquired his nickname from director Robert McGowan who was 'stymied' by his inability to control the five-year-old newcomer. Stymie, in efffect, replaced Farina as the Gang's black character. He was witty--always ready with a quip. Stymie got his trademark oversize bowler hat from Stan Laurel. Stymie's tenure on Our Gang ran from the early talkies to the Spanky/Alfalfa heyday. Stymie came from a family of 13 children; a handful of Stymie's siblings and his mother had small Our Gang roles. After leaving showbiz, Stymie descended into drug abuse, but he cleaned himself up in rehab. He spent the remainder of his days lecturing on the evils of drugs. In early 1981 Stymie suffered a stroke just after his 56th birthday. He died of pneumonia shortly thereafter.
Tags: Our  Gang  Stymie  Matthew  Beard 
Added: 1st December 2009
Views: 4885
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Posted By: Lava1964
Harry Spear - The Lost Rascal Harry Spear was one of the leading men in the Our Gang/Little Rascals comedies in the late silent period of 1927 to 1929. Before joining the popular Our Gang series, Spear appeared in several Buck Jones westerns. Spear's first appearance in an Our Gang comedy was in Chicken Feed when he was five. He became a popular member of the gang, notable for often donning an oversized bowler hat. At the dawn of the sound era, newcomer Jackie Cooper took over the role as the leader/tough guy in the gang, replacing Spear. Spear's final Our Gang film was Bouncing Babies. After departing the series, Spear briefly entered vaudeville, entertaining audiences with a dancing and monologue routine. By the mid-1940s, though, he had left the entertainment industry and had severed all ties with his former Our Gang alumni. Spear's whereabouts after the 1940s remained a mystery for over half a century. However, several diligent Our Gang fans tracked Spear down in 1995. Residing in San Diego, California at the time, Spear (who went by his legal name of Harry Bonner) continually denied being the 'Harry Spear' of Our Gang fame for unknown reasons, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. From military service records, it was found that Harry Spear served as a Chief Petty Officer in the US Navy during World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Spear died of kidney cancer on September 22, 2006 in San Diego at age 85.
Tags: Harry  lost  Spear  Our  Gang  Little  Rascals 
Added: 30th October 2010
Views: 1429
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Posted By: Lava1964
Mark Roth Converts 7-10 Split From a Pro Bowlers' Association tour event on January 5, 1980, Mark Roth converts a 7-10 split. It was the first time this rare feat had ever been accomplished during a TV match.
Tags: bowling  Mark  Roth  PBA  7-10  split 
Added: 21st December 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Bowling for Dollars Bowling for Dollars was a program that began in Baltimore in the 1960s and rapidly spread across the North American local TV landscape. Sports Illustrated once ran a story about the phenomenon. The show's concept was simple: Local bowlers tried to win a growing jackpot by rolling two consecutive strikes. If the jackpot wasn't won, it was increased for the next bowler. (If they didn't win the jackpot, contestants usually got paid a dollar per pin they knocked down.) Five-pin bowling is popular in Canada. In the version of Bowling for Dollars that aired on CKCO-TV in Kitchener, Ontario, three strikes were needed to win the jackpot--which was split with a lucky "pin pal" whose name was drawn from a Plexiglass drum of postcards sent in by viewers. The jackpot once reached a lofty $9,000. As many as nine different bowlers sometimes appeared on a 30-minute episode. Despite being low-budget and corny, Bowling for Dollars ran for a remarkable 24 years on CKCO-TV from 1971 to 1995. For most of its run, the show aired weeknights at 6:30 p.m.--right after the six o'clock news ended. This clip is likely from the early 1980s. Bill Inkol (who had the longest tenure as host) is the man holding the microphone.
Tags: Bowling  for  Dollars  Kitchener  CKCO-TV 
Added: 30th November 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Bowling Stars - Billy Welu vs. Johnny King (Part 2 of 2) "Bowling Stars" was a filmed, syndicated TV series that aired in the 1950s pitting two top professional bowlers in a three-game match, with the winner decided by total pinfall. The final frames of the second match and the entirety of the third match were shown. This week's episode shows reigning champion Billy Welu against Johnny King. "Whispering" Joe Wilson, who was the original play-by-play voice on the early "Championship Bowling" episodes, calls the action. Originally telecast in 1957 from Faetz-Niesen Recreation Center* in Chicago. *More recently known as Ridge Bowl.
Tags: Sports,  Bowling,  Chicago,  1950s 
Added: 24th May 2015
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Posted By: 1jazzguy
Frank Gifford Passes at Age 84 NFL Hall of Famer Frank Gifford died Sunday morning of natural causes at the age of 84, one week before what would have been his 85th birthday. Gifford played his entire career for the New York Giants and was a star wide receiver and running back, winning the 1956 MVP award as he led the Giants to the NFL title that year. An eight-time Pro Bowler, Gifford retired in 1964 and went on to become an influential sports broadcaster, becoming a fixture of Monday Night Football for decades.
Tags: Frank  Gifford  Passes  at  Age  84star  wide  receiver  and  running  back,  winning  the  1956  MVP 
Added: 10th August 2015
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Posted By: BigBoy Bob

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