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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, July 14, 1976

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Ted Mack dead at 72

3d BIG WEEK!
SHOWS TODAY at
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All seats $1.25 till 5:00
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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. () -
Ted Mack, the low-keyed master
of ceremonies who made the
Original Amateur Hour an in-
stitution on television for 22
years, is dead at 72.
Mack, whose home was in
Trvington, just north of New
York City, died Monday after-
noon in Phelps Memorial Hospi-
tal. A private memorial service
was conducted yesterday.
DR. ROBERT WREN, a physi-
cian and friend of Mack, said
Mack was hospitalized over the
weekend because of breathing
difficulty. He said death was
due to heart failure.
The amateur hour began as
a radio show in the 1930s under
the late Major Bowes, who hired
Mack as a talent'scout. After

Bowes' death, Mack took over
the show and in 1948 led it into
the infant television field, where
it was to flourish on four net-
works.
The show lasted until 1970 and
was the oldest entertainment
program on televiion when the
combination of pro football and
failure to attract new viewers
doomed it. It had a steady
audience estimated at 10 million
when the last show aired on
CBS.
OVER THE years Mack and
his associates screened young
hopefuls whose numbers ran to
more than a million and whose
talents ranged from sublime to
kooky.
When a young Ann-Margaret
appeared on the show, Mack re-

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SHOWS TODAY ait
30-4 00-6:30-9 0
OPEN 1:15
Baaoin Day Sspended

Weele turns down
Briarwood high-rise
Ii""uei mw ' ) beted at election time" Greene,
things their way. It is almost however, feels that the mayors
certain they will attempt it, action was warranted, "even if
it tmight ;jeopardize hi-> chances
But it's alnost equally cer- for re-election."
tain they'll fail, said Council
member Earl Greene (D-2nd "That's what the game is,"
Ward). "I can't imagine that said Greene. "You've got to try
any Democrat would coalesce to make the decisions you think
with the Republicans on this," are right. The mayor has de-
he declared. cided he won't be swayed by
political considerations."
COUNCIL members who in-
itially voted against the high- Of the nine major planets all
rise had been publicly threaten- but Mercury, Venus and Pluto
ed that "they would be remem- have natural satellites.
LUIS BUNUEL'S SURREALIST 1972
THE DISCREET CHARM OF
THE BOURGEOISIE
Sinotonate bourgeois snobs find they can eat a meto ora
aike love without being interrupted by each other, poice,
death, te eiyarn, or urban guerrillas. Winner of an Oscar for
best foreiiitifonli id the National Societyiof Film Critics awrd
a's best tiiii oni;i 7 erand c Rey,-stecicae Aiudre, Jean-Pirrer
Cassel, Diephine seyrig. French, English subtities.
$1.25 AUD. A ANGELL HALL 7 & 9.

called recently, the future movie
star "got beat by a kid from
Mexico City who played a tune
on a laurel leaf."
In the early days of the radio
show, an unknown youngster
from New Jersey appeared with
a group called the Hoboken
Four. He was Frank Sinatra.
OTHER NAMES from among
the thousands of unknowns and
amateurs given a boost by the
show include opera stars Robert
Merrill, Regina Resnick, Maria
Callas and Beverly Sills, dancer
Vera-Ellen, singers Pat Boone
and Jerry Vale and comic Jack
Carter.
But many more blossomed
only for the moment of their
appearance on the show and
after practiced their art out of
the public eye-musicians who
drew tunes from kitchen uten-
sils, saws or almost anything
that came to hand. Also furious
ly busy one-man bands, batnit
twirlers, mimics and bellringer,
and the occasional unfortminate
who got booed out of lishsie
tight.
U.S. denies
spyflights
(CoGinsietsfrom Pare
and American military per.,,
nel have moved into Kenui
which has friendlier relai:
with Washington than nt
black African nations.
One diplomat, howeve:
scribed the situation as a 'Sc
bag war, a lot of talk a e
paper confrontation."
The U.S. frigate Beary arr
Monday at Kenya's Itidi
Ocean port of Mombasa for wh
was described by harbor Sria
Oc a normal operationli ii
of fire days. The Beary, wo
250 officers and crew unde
Cmdr. Robert Cotton, forms t1
of the U.S. Indian Ocean fleci

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