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How 11 Classic TV Stars Got Their Big Breaks

You never know which little role is going to lead to the first big one. Here are the defining moments that helped 11 stars of classic TV shows to land their first major breaks: 1. Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore had fired the imagination of many TV-viewing young men in the late 1950s when she had [...]

The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Steve Martin!

Steve Martin, a Texas native who worked his way from writing comedy for The Smothers Brothers to an accomplished and award-winning actor, comedian, musician and writers, turns 67 today. Let’s celebrate with some of his career highlights. The Dating Game While attending UCLA in 1968, Martin appeared on The Dating Game. King Tut Though Martin has hosted Saturday Night [...]

The Late Movies: Mel Brooks

Each year, the Kennedy Center honors a group of legendary performers who have contributed to the arts. This morning, they announced that Mel Brooks would join Robert DeNiro and Bruce Springsteen, among others, in the 2009 class. For tonight’s Late Movies, here are a few clips of Mel Brooks, who brought us such classics as [...]