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On this present day in 1951, NBC launched a spread present starring comic Winstead Sheffield Glenndenning Dixon Weaver, higher referred to as Doodles. The Doodles Weaver Present served as a summer season alternative for Sid Caesar’s celebrated Your Present of Exhibits, and dropped Doodles and his co-horts right into a TV studio with nothing however props that had been discarded by different exhibits.

Doodles Weaver first made a reputation for himself on radio, most famously as a comedic member of bandleader Spike Jones’ Metropolis Slickers band, however when his NBC present debuted, TV critics of the day have been fast to level out that he was additionally the youthful brother of legendary NBC president Sylvester “Pat” Weaver.

Not like a lot of his TV contemporaries, Doodles did not make an enormous splash in tv, however discovered regular work as a personality actor, racking up a string of visitor appearances on common TV exhibits and showing — largely uncredited — in quite a few movies.

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