Number of episodes: 16,185
Episode duration: 180 minutes
Creator: Sylvester Weaver
Awards: Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Morning Program · Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement In Daytime Programming – Programs · News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Camerawork
Theme song: Scherzo for Today
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress and model. Famous for playing comic “dumb blonde” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality. Although she was a top-billed actress for only a decade, her films grossed $200 million by the time of her unexpected death in 1962. She continues to be considered a major popular culture icon.
Lived: Jun 01, 1926 – Aug 05, 1962 (age 36)
Height: 5′ 5″ (1.66 m)
Spouse: Arthur Miller (m. 1956 – 1961) · Joe DiMaggio (m. 1954 – 1954) · James Dougherty (m. 1942 – 1946)
Buried: Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
Awards: Playboy Playmate (1953) · Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical (1960) · Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorites (1962, 1954) · David di Donatello Golden Plate Award
Joseph Paul “Joe” DiMaggio, nicknamed “Joltin’ Joe” and “The Yankee Clipper”, was an American Major League Baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak, a record that still stands.
Lived: Nov 25, 1914 – Mar 08, 1999 (age 84)
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Spouse: Marilyn Monroe (m. 1954 – 1954) · Dorothy Arnold (m. 1939 – 1944)
Children: Joseph Paul DiMaggio III (Son)
Buried: Holy Cross CemeteryHighlights
- 1937: DiMaggio holds the record for most seasons with more home runs than strikeouts (minimum 20 home runs), a feat he accomplished seven times, and five times consecutively from 1937–1941.
- 1939: Joe DiMaggio married Dorothy Arnold on November 19, 1939; their marriage lasted 5 years till May 12, 1944.
- 1941: DiMaggio’s most famous achievement is his MLB record-breaking 56-game hitting streak in 1941.
- 1947: In 1947, Boston Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey and Yankees GM Larry MacPhail verbally agreed to trade DiMaggio for Ted Williams, but MacPhail refused to include Yogi Berra.
- 1949: On February 7, 1949, DiMaggio signed a record contract worth $100,000 ($996,000 in current dollar terms) ($70,000 plus bonuses), and became the first baseball player to break $100,000 in earnings.
- 1949: In the September 1949 issue of SPORT, Hank Greenberg said that DiMaggio covered so much ground in center field that the only way to get a hit against the Yankees was “to hit ’em where Joe wasn’t.”
Date: Jan 14, 1967
Movies: G.I.T. on Broadway · Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever · The T.A.M.I. Show
Awards: Grammy Hall of Fame (2001, 1999) · Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award (2003)
Nominations: NME Award for World Group (1965)
Siblings: Sundray Tucker