Tuesday, August 31, 2010

9/2-Pat Boone

Pat Boone-Singer, Actor and Writer
Google Pat Boone – be warned, more than 1.9 million results show up! – and a word picture of an astonishing, long lasting, still thriving career in music and entertainment emerges.
Singer, actor, TV host, producer, songwriter, author, motivational speaker, TV pitchman, radio personality, record company head, TV station owner, sports team owner, family man, humanitarian, a man unafraid to air his views.
A lot of Pat Boones from which to pick and choose.
A lot of Pat Boones to go around.
Right now, Boone – the #10 all time top recording artist, according to music industry bible, Billboard – is the Lion in Winter, five decades of recording history behind him and a busy future ahead. A very active lion…

Boone runs his own record company, The Gold Label, designed for legendary artists of a certain age and certifiable talent (all with million-selling gold records to their credit) “It’s a senior tour for singers,” he jokes. “But there is a qualification: they have to be able to sell records.” So far Glen Campbell, Jack Jones, Roger Williams, Patti Page, Cleo Laine, Sha Na Na and others (as well as Boone himself) have lived up to the Founder’s Maxim. More than 30 Gold Record albums have been released to date.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

8/26-PM Show with Robert Conrad

Mike Horn joins Bob as co-host for this weeks show.

As promised, today's show features your calls and emails and we are taking your calls at 800-336-2225. Email Bob at rconrad@crni.net .

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

8/19-Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey-Actor, Director and Producer
Born July 26, 1959 and is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and crooner. He grew up in California, and began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast in supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s, culminating in his first Academy Award for The Usual Suspects (Best Supporting Actor), followed by a Best Actor Academy Award win for American Beauty (1999). His other starring roles in Hollywood include Seven, L.A. Confidential, Pay It Forward, and Superman Returns in a career which has eventually earned him Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. Since 2003, he has been artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

8/12-Dwayne Hickman

Dwayne Hickman-The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis 
Dwayne Bernard Hickman (born May 18, 1934) is a former American child/teen actor andtelevision executive of CBS, who is primarily known for his roles on sitcoms and television. The naturally brown-headed Hickman is best known for playing Bob Collins's (played by Bob Cummings) crazy teenaged nephew, Chuck MacDonald on the popular 1950s TV series, The Bob Cummings Show (a.k.a, Love That Bob), and the title character in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.

On December 2, 1990, while working at CBS, Hickman received word that his longtime friend Bob Cummings had passed way, hence, he andBob Cummings Show co-star Ann B. Davis attended Cummings' funeral.
Hickman was grief-stricken, when on September 2, 2005, his classmate, best friend and Dobie Gillis co-star/comedian, Bob Denver had died, hence, he attended Denver's funeral. Hickman said on his website that he knew Denver for 50+ years, but only knew him briefly from a play on stage. He also said that before Hickman's The Bob Cummings Show was on the brink of cancellation, Denver auditioned [along with 20 new and young guys] for the part of Maynard G. Krebs opposite Hickman's character in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, the secretary's brother knew Denver got the part, the rest was history. Hickman also helped Denver became a star, after his series' star, years earlier in the 1950s.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

8/5-Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine-Hollywood Legend

Actor Ernest Borgnine was born on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. He’s the son of Italian immigrantsto the United States, though they divorced when he was only two years old. He spent some time in Italy with his mother but returned later and attended public school in the United States.
After graduating from high school Borgnine joined the navy. He was discharged in 1941 and then re-enlisted soon after when the United States entered the Second World War. He served for a sum total of ten years and managed to attain the rank of Gunner’s Mate 1st Class.
After completing his stint with the navy Borgnine spent several years doing little of note until he went to the Randall School of Drama in Hartford. He graduated he got a role in a showing of Glass Menagerie. Later he debuted on Broadway as a nurse in the play Harvey. That same play would later be adapted as a movie starringJimmy Stewart.
He moved to Los Angeles in 1951 and got his real break when he appeared in From Here to Eternity as a cruel but memorable Sergeant. This allowed him to build a solid reputation as a character actor, appearing in his initial roles as a villain. He adopted a new role in 1955, however, appearing as a happy butcher in the televised playMarty. This role earned him an Academy Award for Best Actor.
He continued appearing in movies until landing the lead role in what would soon become the television showMcHale’s Navy, a popular four season sitcom. This role earned Borgnine an Emmy nomination in 1963, and in 1964 he reprised his lead role for the show’s film. He also had a cameo in the 1997 remake.
Borgnine has continued to make movies and appear in television shows ever since, his other notable televised regular role being that of a pilot in the three season action series Airwolf. He was also noted as appearing on the first version of Hollywood Squares, and was the first celebrity ever to appear in the center square.
In 1996 Borgnine toured the United States in a bus, planning to meet his fans. This tour became a 1997 documentary known as Ernest Borgnine on the Bus.
Borgnine’s latest work has included recurring appearances on the show Spongebob Squarepants, working alongside fellow McHale survivor Tim Conway, and in a 2007 Hallmark movie called A Grandpa For Christmas. The movie earned him a Golden Globe nomination. He’s also appeared once on The Simpsons and in a series of commercials.
Borgnine has been married five times in his long life (he’s 91). The first was with a woman he met while in the navy, Rhoda Kremins. Their marriage lasted from 1949 until 1958, and they had one daughter. He married again in 1959 to Katy Jurado, and they split in 1963. A year later he married Ethel Merman, which only lasted a month. In the same year that divorce was finalized Borgnine married Donna Rancourt and they stayed together until 1972, having a son and a daughter. And, finally, he’s been married to Tova Traesnaes since 1972. In other words, Borgnine hasn’t spent much more than a year since 1949 unmarried.