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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Governor Fuller / ... (5 episodes, 1960-1961)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1959)
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 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
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 Sammy Glick (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 William Thompson / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Julian Blumberg / ... (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
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 Walter Ripley / ... (3 episodes, 1960)
Stuart Germain ...
 Judge Webster Thayer / ... (3 episodes, 1960)
Ben Grauer ...
 Narrator (3 episodes, 1960)
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 Bartolomeo Vanzetti / ... (3 episodes, 1960)
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy and others were serious drama by famous authors.

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20 September 1959 (USA)  »

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Breck Sunday Showcase  »

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Around 1956, singer Eddie Fisher and his agent Lew Wasserman were discussing roles for Fisher's acting debut. A project being discussed at the time was "What Makes Sammy Run?" by Budd Schulberg and Stuart Schulberg. Fisher wanted to play aggressive producer Sammy Glick, "the ultimate Jewish hustler. I knew a lot of real Sammy Glicks and I felt confident that was a character I could play." Lew Wasserman decided that the character was too much of a classic negative Jewish stereotype and that it would be bad for Fisher to play it. So Fisher went in the complete opposite direction (in retrospect, perhaps too far) with then-wife Debbie Reynolds in the squeaky clean comedy that Fisher hated, Bundle of Joy (1956), a film made to capitalize on the birth of their daughter, future Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) "Princess Leia" Carrie Fisher. The Schulberg project "What Makes Sammy Run?" was eventually produced in 2 parts for this show, episodes #1.2 and #1.3. See more »

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