Television Performers

7 pieces of comic wisdom from Phyllis Diller

March 12th, 2011

Phyllis Diller was interviewed for the Archive of American Television in 2000 about her long career in comedy, both on TV and the stage. Her trademark cigarette, fright wig, and of course, that iconic laugh were all discussed during her three-hour interview by Fred Wostbrock.

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Nichelle Nichols Interview now Online!

March 11th, 2011

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Interview clip: Jerry Lewis discusses 1959's "short" Academy Awards telecast

February 28th, 2011

Something you won't see today: the Academy Awards ceremony running 20 minutes short! That's what happened in 1959. Despite Oscars co-host Jerry Lewis' attempts to counter "dead-air," the network (NBC) eventually popped in a sports review film. Jerry gives his perspective in this Archive interview clip:

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Versatile actress Betty Garrett dies at 91

February 15th, 2011

Betty Garrett, star of stage, film and television passed away at 91 in Los Angeles on Saturday. She was best known in television as Archie Bunker's energetic neighbor Irene Lorenzo on All in the Family, then later as Laverne & Shirley's landlady (and later Laverne's mother-in-law) Edna Babish.

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Primetime TV Crimefighters TV Academy Event Coverage Posted

November 6th, 2010

The Archive was on the scene for coverage of the TV Academy's Primetime TV Crimefighters Event red carpet arrivals. Video clips posted include panelists Mike Connors, Marg Helgenberger, Thomas Gibson, Boris Kodjoe, Matt Passmore, Mary McCormack, Carlos Gomez, and Angie Harmon.

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62nd Primetime Emmy Noms Announced Today

July 9th, 2010

With the 62nd Primetime Emmy Nominations, the Archive of American Television congratulates all of the nominees, including our interviewees:
Paris Barclay (comedy series direction, Glee)

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"Rhoda: Season One" Makes Its DVD Debut (at last!)

April 21st, 2009

Singer / Actress Estelle Reiner Has Died

October 31st, 2008

Estelle Reiner grew up in the Bronx and had a career on radio as a singer. She was a respected Jazz singer until her death. Estelle was married to comedic legend (and Archive interviewee) Carl Reiner in 1943 and had 3 children. In 1989 she appeared in son Rob Reiner's film "When Harry Met Sally" and delivered the film's most memorable line... "I'll have what she's having!"

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Archive Interviewee Edie Adams has Died

October 17th, 2008

We're sad to report that legendary stage, screen and television performer Edie Adams died Wednesday at the age of 81. She was interviewed by the Archive of American Television in 1999. We last saw her in June of 2007 when she helped us celebrate the Archive's 10th Anniversary.

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