Fun Fact: my Mom went to high school with Alex Trebek in Sudbury.
On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:33 PM Tom Wolper <twol...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 4:21 PM, Doug Eastick <east...@mcd.on.ca> wrote:
>> wow. had no idea he was still alive, and I even forgot about him.
>> In Sudbury Ontario (4 hrs north of Toronto, 4 hrs east of Sault Ste
>> Marie, MI) there is an annual Christmas telethon on TV on a Saturday night
>> in Nov or December. When I was 10, it had already been on forever (in
>> years). Apparently it started in 1951.
>> http://www.ctvlionstelethon.ca/default.aspx and history here
>> Anyway, back to my story..... every year it was a local gathering of kids
>> that dance, sing, and adults that try to do the same thing. Local TV
>> personalities are the hosts, along with other city or club dignitaries.
>> One year, circa 1977 Marty Allen (I'm 95% sure it was him) was the featured
>> Guest Host that year. I've got no idea what they paid him to get him to
>> our neck of the woods, or if his presence increased pledges. But I do
>> recall hearing my Dad say "look at that. Jerry Lewis gets all the stars
>> and we get a washed-up Marty Allen".
> Fun fact: Marty Allen went to the same high school as me (Allderdice) in
> Pittsburgh. Another fun fact: Wiz Khalifa also went there.
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