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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1898: Lucille Wall, who played Lucille March Weeks on GENERAL HOSPITAL, episodes of which were seen as shorts in season four.
1905: Chick Chandler, who played Lt. Danny Wilson in the movie in episode 208- LOST CONTINENT and the angel Wilbur in the short ONCE UPON A HONEYMOON, seen in episode 701- NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST.
1918: Richard LaSalle, composer for the movie in episode 1103- THE TIME TRAVELLERS.
1937: Kazuo Suzuki, who played a Red Bamboo scientist in the movie in episode 213- GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER.*
1937: Dick Durock, who played Jerry in the episode entitled “Out-of-Time Step,” which would later be incorporated into episode 322- MASTER NINJA I.
1955: Kevin Costner, mentioned in a host segment in episode 305- STRANDED IN SPACE.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1959: Charles Henkel Jr. (age 65), editor of the movie in episode 507- I ACCUSE MY PARENTS.
1974: Bill Finger (age 59), screenwriter for the movie THE GREEN SLIME, riffed in MST3K’s pilot, and the movie in episode 1007- TRACK OF THE MOON BEAST.
1982: Frank Baxter (age 85), who appeared as the gesture professor in the movie in episode 803- THE MOLE PEOPLE.
1982: Poul Nyrup (age 47), who was sound assistant for the movie in episode 1101- REPTILICUS.
1985: Frankie Marvin (age 80), who played Salty in the season four serial UNDERSEA KINGDOM.
1988: Joseph Gershenson (age 84), music supervisor or musical director for the movies in episodes 615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP, 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, 803- THE MOLE PEOPLE, 804- THE DEADLY MANTIS, 805- THE THING THAT COULDN’T DIE and THIS ISLAND EARTH seen in MST3K: THE MOVIE. He was also producer for the movie in episode 802- THE LEECH WOMAN.
1989: Eddie Foster (age 82), who had a small role in the movie in episode 419- THE REBEL SET.
2003: Gavin Lyall (age 70), who wrote the original story for movie episode 111- MOON ZERO TWO.

EPISODE PREMIERE ON THIS DATE
1992: episode 323- THE CASTLE OF FU-MANCHU first shown.

EVENTS ON THIS DATE
1949: Arline Judge, who played Mrs. Hotchkiss in the movie in episode 106- THE CRAWLING HAND, married George Ross III. She married many times.
1950: The movie in episode 520- RADAR SECRET SERVICE is reviewed in Variety.
1992: Clayton Moore, who played thug Graber in the season one serial RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON, weds a woman named Clarita.


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RIP Carol Channing


Rancho Mirage, Calif.–Carol Channing, whose incandescent performances –as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in “Hello, Dolly!” — made her a Broadway legend, died Jan. 15 at her home here, of natural causes. She was 97.

MSTies will recall that Mike, attempting to survive the movie in episode 619- RED ZONE CUBA, became Carol Channing for a short time. It didn’t help.

The New York Times has the story.

Thanks to Timmy for the heads up.

Weekend Discussion Thread: “But There Was No…”

Alert regular Perry suggests…

The recent Gatwick drone scare. After all the fuss, it might turn out that there was no drone. What other story could be neatly wrapped up with an ending a-go-go?

Let’s skip the obvious one.

But there was no fat barkeep…

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