Daily Archives: September 17, 2020

This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Dade City Dodge,” the first of two episodes featuring Mike Road and Kathleen Crowley as Pearly Gates and Marla, airs on Sept. 17, 1961

DADE CITY DODGE Original Airdate: September 17, 1961   Synopsis. At a horse race in New Orleans, smooth-talking hustler Pearly Gates (played by Mike Road) and his accomplice, Marla (Kathleen Crowley), talk Bart into betting $5,000 on a long shot. … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Rita Moreno wins an Emmy for her performance as Rita Capkovic in “The Paper Palace” at the thirtieth Emmy Awards ceremony, held Sept. 17, 1978. THE ROCKFORD FILES also won an Emmy that night as Best Dramatic Series of the 1977-1978 television season

In accepting the Emmy for “The Paper Palace,” Moreno thanked James Garner, executive producer Meta Rosenberg, producer Charles Floyd Johnson, and particularly singled out the writer of the episode—Juanita Bartlett—as “a lady who really knows how to write about ladies.” … Continue reading

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