1961 In TV Trivia
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1961 In TV?
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Who is the American actress and comedian, widely known for her sitcom
roles in Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine, born in New
York City on January 13?
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- Mildred Hill
- Rachael Morrow
2) On January 20, John F. Kennedy is the
first U.S. president to be sworn in, in a color telecast. NBC
covers the inauguration in color.
3) Who is the actor and comedian born on April 3?
- Eddie Murphy
- Geoffrey Owens
- Casey Siemaszko
4) Who is an American comedian, actor, and talk show
host in Mission Hills, California on April 23, 1961?
- Gene Eugene Andrusco
- George Lopez
- Nicholas Lyndhurst
5) On April 29, what show debuts on ABC's and runs
- Wide World of Sports
- Monday Night Football
- The Morning Show
6) He was renowned for his quiet,
understated acting style and his stoic, individualistic,
emotionally restrained, but at times intense screen persona,
which was particularly well suited to the many Westerns he made.
His career spanned from 1925 until shortly before his death, and
comprised more than one hundred films.
Who is the
actor that died on May 13?
- Gary Cooper
- Peter Marshall
- Tom Reynolds
7) On July 1, the soap opera The
Brighter Day airs its first episode after moving taping
locations from New York City to Los Angeles. As a result,
key character Babby Dennis and her love interest are
mysteriously written out of the show; the actors who played them
didn't want to move.
8) What TV Show did
NOT debut in 1961?
- Ben Casey
- Going My Way
9) What TV Show did
NOT end its run in 1961?
- The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford
- This Is Your Life
- The Ed King Show
10) Walt Disney's Wonderful World of
Color moves from CBS to FOX to take advantage of the latter
network's color broadcasting abilities.