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Today in History: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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Ricky Nelson sang for first time on ABC sitcom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” in 1957, performing the song “I’m Walking.”

243: Ricky Nelson, "I'm Walkin'" | Jeff Meshel's World

In 1983, NBC launched drama “Casablanca, based on the classic 1942 theatrical. It starred David Soul (“Starsky and Hutch”), Scatman Crothers and Hector Elizondo.

Short-lived CBS crime drama “Double Dare, headlined by Billy Dee Williams and Ken Wahl, debuted in 1985. Six episodes aired…“America’s Most Wanted” debuted in 1988 and was canceled by Fox in September 1996. Two months later, the network reversed its decision and “AMW “stayed on the network through June 18, 2011. After a brief revival on Lifetime it was canceled again on March 28, 2013. A revival of “America’s Most Wanted,” hosted by Elizabeth VArgas, premiered on Fox on March 15, 2021. An abbreviated second season of the reboot featured the return of John Walsh as host, along with his son Callahan…NBC launched sitcom “Nearly Departed, starring Eric Idle and Caroline McWilliams (“Benson”) in 1989. It was loosely based on theatrical “Topper” and aired for only four episodes…In 1997, NBC launched sitcom “Fired Up,” starring “NYPD Blue’s” Sharon Lawrence. It aired on Monday as part of the network’s “Must She TV” comedy brand on the evening (which was derived from “Must See TV”).

“House of Wax,” the first color 3-D theatrical from a major American studio premiered nationwide in 1953. A remake of the 1933 film  Mystery of the Wax Museum, it sgtarred Vincent Price as a disfigured sculptor who repopulates his destroyed wax museum by murdering people and using their wax-coated corpses as displays.

Wax-ing Poetic: HOUSE OF WAX Through The Ages

Celebrity Birthdays
Actor Steven Seagal is 73; actor Peter MacNicol (“Ally McBeal”) is 70; singer-producer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds is 66; musician Brian Setzer is 65; actor David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) is 49; actress Chyler Leigh (“Supergirl”, “Grey’s Anatomy”) is 42; “This Is Us” star Mandy Moore is 40; Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense”) is 36; singer Maren Morris is 34; actress Daisy Ridley (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) is 32.

Did You Know?:
At 14 seasons (1952-1966), “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” is the longest running live action network sitcom in the history of television…Prior to his Oscar nominated performance on “The Sixth Sense” in 1999, Haley Joel Osment was a regular in two scripted sitcoms. The first, at age six, was “Thunder Alley” on ABC from 1994-95. And the second, which began on ABC and ended on NBC, was “The Jeff Foxworthy Show” from 1995 to 1997. He also appeared for six episodes as Murphy’s (Candice Bergen) son Avery on CBS’ “Murphy Brown.” Jake McDorman took over the role of Avery in the reboot of “Murphy Brown.”

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