Poll Suggestion: American Television's Golden Age Icons Born 100 Years Ago

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The small screen was definitely not part of Hollywood and the moguls of the industry got the press to write articles saying as such. TV was a novelty. A Fad that would surely pass. Many were told that they best not be working "over there" in "that" industry or they might find their contracts cancelled. Many ignored the powers that be and crossed over. This is a list of Actors and Actresses born 100 years ago in 1919 that were the early pioneers of "The Golden Age of Television" (1948-1950). Who is your favorite?
List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047413507/

NOTE: This is an in progress work. Suggestions welcome. Trying to use the top starmeter numbers first. But there are many with lower numbers that need inclusion. So fire up your brains. I don't want to miss anyone.

I will be working on this so that it is ready for January 1 2019. That is if the poll gods are in my favor! Just want to get the early work out there, well EARLY!
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Was thinking of changing "pioneers" to "Trail-Blazers"
Any input on that?
Bump Too!
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Ed: In the descriptions of the actors you have written, I suggest adding specific mentions of the following series to the actors' descriptions:

Eva Gabor: "Green Acres"
Martin Balsam: "Archie Bunker's Place"
Howard Morris: "Your Show of Shows"

Also, for Alan Young, I would recommend linking to the series "Mister Ed" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054557/) -- the title is mentioned in the description but not linked.

These shows were all among the most prominent TV roles for these performers.
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Do you know how many actor pages I have gone though?
There is only one that goes in for every three or four that I look at that goes in the poll. It is time consuming. They will be polished later. Just wanted input and interest on the idea first before I continued on. I have had no luck getting a poll live in over a month. Thinking that one of my polls will never go live again. So I'm a little frustrated. Your looking at it makes me feel happy however. I'm missing Dan's, Jessica's, and Rubyfruit76's interest in my polls a lot. I know its Christmas time and all but I feel a little neglected.
Thanks for your input. It is nice to know someone is looking.
Happy New Year.
Cheers

P.S.
After getting the most prominent names in, I will be polishing the info more. This work is just a rough outline. If you'll notice McGavins was a little more complete.
I have more work in this poll than any of my other 100+ list/suggestions. I just started using links.
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Ed: I didn't realize at first that you were looking for people who got into television by 1950. There were some other people born in 1919 who I was going to suggest as being prominent television personalities, but they weren't necessarily involved in television by 1950.
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That's why it is slow going populating the list. The 1948-50 start date for a first TV appearance.
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Dan Dassow, would you please change the poll suggestion heading to reflect the polls name change.
Thank you.
Cheers.
American Television's Golden Age Icons Born 100 Years Ago

by edindenco-154-269285 | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 18 seconds ago | Public

The small screen was definitely not part of Hollywood and the moguls of the industry got the press to write articles saying as such. TV was a novelty. A Fad that would surely pass. Many were told that they best not be working "over there" in "that" industry or they might find their contracts cancelled. Many ignored the powers that be and crossed over. This is a list of Actors and Actresses born 100 years ago in 1919 that were the early pioneers of "The Golden Age of Television" (1948-1950). Who is your favorite? After voting, please discuss here.



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Dan,
If you could please update this Suggestion title and Description please.
Thanks.

American Television's Golden Age Icons Born 100 Years Ago
by Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 3 months ago | updated - 27 seconds ago | Public

The small screen was definitely not part of Hollywood and the moguls of the industry got the press to write articles saying as such. TV was a novelty. A Fad that would surely pass. Many were told that they best not be working "over there" in "that" industry or they might find their contracts cancelled. Many ignored the powers that be and crossed over. This is a list of Actors and Actresses born 100 years ago in 1919 that were the early pioneers of "The Golden Age of Television" (1948-1950). Who is your favorite? After voting, please discuss here.



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Ed,

I updated the title of this thread to match the title of the list.
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Thanks again.
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Balsam
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