Friday, August 11, 2006

Mike Douglas: 1925-2006

"(Mike) Douglas said in his book that people often confused him with (Merv) Griffin, another singer of Irish heritage." (from Columbus Dispatch obituary of former TV talk show host Mike Douglas)
I never confused them. Griffin's show bored me, but I always enjoyed watching The Mike Douglas Show. Douglas had music and comedy and interesting guests on his show, while Griffin's show was all about sitting on the couch in his Vegas studio schmoozing with fellow celebs, most of whose careers had long since faded.
Here's something you might not know about Mike Douglas...before he was a talk show host, he was a singer and provided the singing voice of Prince Charming in the Walt Disney version of Cinderella.

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