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The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by websurferdude » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:58 pm

@kc8yqq You are thinking about a comedy sketch that was part of a Dick Purtan TV special. I remember Kennedy’s movie that day was “The [i]First[i] of the Mohicans”. The “callers” to Kennedy’s show were instructed to use smoke signals.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by kc8yqq » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:23 am

Thanks websurferdude! I'll try using your info and see what it turns up. The only other celebrity I recall in it was Mel Farr. This was when he was selling cars as "Mel Farr Superstar".



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by bjmcdevitt » Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:35 am

I remember that Rita Bell used to dial the phone with a pencil. I don't know why but that really used to bug me.


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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by Bobbert » Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:22 pm

A couple of years ago, the Redford Theatre did a tribute to Kennedy that included clips from his shows and movies. Interestingly, one of the speakers at the tribute was Elliot Wilhelm of the Detroit Film Theatre. Elliot's Film Festival movie show on PBS, with intros and outros, helped re-create the movie host era for a few years.

https://detroitmoviepalaces.com/blog/?p=9020



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by SteveL » Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:04 pm

My friends and I would always try to call in when Bill took live phone calls. Bill hated getting questions like "what ever happened to the Three Stooges?" so if we were lucky enough to get through we always asked him that.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by sfpcc » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:32 pm

[quote=SteveL post_id=617921 time=1594404262 user_id=5147]
My friends and I would always try to call in when Bill took live phone calls. Bill hated getting questions like "what ever happened to the Three Stooges?" so if we were lucky enough to get through we always asked him that.
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After leaving the act in 1946 after having a series of strokes Curly Howard died in 1952.

Shemp Howard, who replace his younger brother, died in 1955 after having a heart attack in a cab.

The much maligned Joe Besser Died in 1984.

Moe And Larry died in 1975.

The last Stooge Joe De Rita died in 1993. I mentioned to my friend that the last Stooge died. He replied tersely "The last Stooge who died was moe!" He's pretty hardcore.



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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by sfpcc » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:33 pm

[quote=sfpcc post_id=618039 time=1594438365 user_id=4168]
[quote=SteveL post_id=617921 time=1594404262 user_id=5147]
My friends and I would always try to call in when Bill took live phone calls. Bill hated getting questions like "what ever happened to the Three Stooges?" so if we were lucky enough to get through we always asked him that.
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After leaving the act in 1946 after having a series of strokes Curly Howard died in 1952.

Shemp Howard, who replace his younger brother, died in 1955 after having a heart attack in a cab.

The much maligned Joe Besser Died in 1984.

Moe And Larry died in 1975.

The last Stooge Joe De Rita died in 1993. I mentioned to my friend that the last Stooge died. He replied tersely "The last Stooge who died was moe!" He's pretty hardcore.

(Bill Kennedy died in 1997.)
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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by sfpcc » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:32 pm

[quote=sfpcc post_id=618040 time=1594438419 user_id=4168]
[quote=sfpcc post_id=618039 time=1594438365 user_id=4168]
[quote=SteveL post_id=617921 time=1594404262 user_id=5147]
My friends and I would always try to call in when Bill took live phone calls. Bill hated getting questions like "what ever happened to the Three Stooges?" so if we were lucky enough to get through we always asked him that.
[/quote]



After leaving the act in 1946 after having a series of strokes Curly Howard died in 1952.

Shemp Howard, who replace his younger brother, died in 1955 after having a heart attack in a cab.

The much maligned Joe Besser Died in 1988.

Moe And Larry died in 1975.

The last Stooge Joe De Rita died in 1993. I mentioned to my friend that the last Stooge died. He replied tersely "The last Stooge who died was moe!" He's pretty hardcore.

(Bill Kennedy died in 1997.)
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Re: The Ghost Of Bill Kennedy

Post by jry » Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:51 am

Hmmm... Jon Yingers Showtime..... Has a nice ring.



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