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Honeymooners Filming - During the show's run, Gleason was notorious as a guy who never rehearsed, believing it ruined the show's spontaneity. When they rehearsed themselves, Carney, Meadows, and Randolph would take turns playing Ralph and attune their performances accordingly. All the cast members knew that if they were filming an episode and Jackie patted his stomach, that meant he had forgotten his line and they had better quickly fill in the empty space.
1960 - Coronation Street - Conjuring much-loved moments including Hilda Ogden’s exit to Wish Me Luck as You Wave Me Goodbye in 1987 and Reg’s waterbed nightmare in 1993, ITV intended Coronation Street to run for only thirteen weeks. In 1971, the 1,000th episode was broadcast and the show has now been running for 53 years.
Hilda Ogden - Coronation Street omg I loved their story lines lol
Rich Man Poor Man mini series. As I recall it was one oif the first mini-series and it was a great one.
Jack Benny and Johnny Carson
1952. Actress Betty White rehearsing and performing on her Los Angeles daytime television program. Includes White singing; with co-host Ryan McDonald; with various guests including Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Photos by Maurice Terrell and Earl Theisen for LOOK magazine.