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This Day in Boob Tube History: the debuts of Night Court and Mr. Ed

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 4th 2010 3:10PM
If you didn't hear, Mr. Ed star Connie Hines died recently. As I was looking over her obituary and surfing around to various Mr. Ed sites, I saw that the show premiered on January 4, 1961. I also saw that Night Court also debuted on January 4 (in 1984). To salute both, here are the openings of each show (the Night Court opening is season three, after the death of Selma Diamond and before Marsha Warfield joined).

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'Mr. Ed' Actress Connie Hines Dies at 78

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Dec 24th 2009 1:00PM
Connie Hines on Mr EdConnie Hines, best known for playing the role of Wilbur's wife, Carol Post, on the 1960s TV classic 'Mr. Ed,' has died at the age of 78. Variety reports that the actress passed away of heart complications in the comfort of her Beverly Hills home this past week.

Hines began work in the industry modeling and taking stage parts, finally moving to Los Angeles and accepting a role on the helicopter television show 'Whirlybirds.' Her first film role emerged in the 60s in a movie called 'Thunder of Carolina.'

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