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Monthly Archives: July 2015

I was thrilled to find this clip on YouTube yesterday because I was a huge fan of “The Carol Burnett Show” as a kid and, not surprisingly, Tim Conway was my absolute favorite. It seemed as though all of America loved to watch him torture Harvey Korman and get him “to break” character and laugh […]

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It’s hard to believe Steve Allen’s “kid singer” is 80 years old today. Steve Lawrence was one of those performers who seemed perennially young. His voice ALWAYS sounded fabulous and he always seemed to be sincerely happy in his work. And not only was Lawrence a great singer but he was a very gifted comedian. […]

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Years ago, Frank Sinatra asked the above question in a song written for him by Earl Robinson and Lewis Allen. Briefly, the answer was: The house I live in, a plot of earth, a street, the grocer and the butcher and the people that I meet, the children in the playground and the faces that […]

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