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Mike Douglas dead on his 81st birthday

  1. Aug 11, 2006 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    I would imagine that most people here don't even know who this is, but his was a household name for about twenty years.
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2006 #2

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    I actually do (which means I've just dated myself). Rosie O'Donnell unbashly mentioned that she fashioned her talk show based on the Mike Douglas Show.

    BTW, didn't he also used to own several game shows, including Wheel of Fortune? Or was it Jeopardy?

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  4. Aug 11, 2006 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    I think that's right. You might say that he was a really big wheel in Hollywood?
     
  5. Aug 11, 2006 #4

    George Jones

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    As do I, and I can still picture him.
     
  6. Aug 11, 2006 #5

    Danger

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    I'm not sure whether he had any or not. You might be getting him mixed up with Merv Griffin, who owns several and also had a talk show about the same time.
     
  7. Aug 11, 2006 #6

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    Oooh.. that could be it.

    Now tell me also that Mike Douglas did record a singing album, didn't he? Or was that also Merv Griffin? :)

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  8. Aug 11, 2006 #7

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    I've actually seen the Mike Douglas show, which at the time was produced in Philadelphia. :rolleyes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mike_Douglas_Show
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Douglas

    He really did have a very charming and affable personality, well at least on TV, and he was very involved in the entertainment industry.

    The Merv is Mr. Game Show.

    Mike and Merv did cross paths in Beverly Hills, and both were singers.

    from Wikipedia's article on Merv.

    Douglas recorded a Christmas album in 1979, and before that, I think he recorded some singles. He occasionally sang on his show.
     
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  9. Aug 11, 2006 #8

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