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
>> http://www.ctvlionstelethon.ca/TelethonHistory/TelethonHistory.aspx
>>
>> <http://www.ctvlionstelethon.ca/TelethonHistory/TelethonHistory.aspx>
>>
>> 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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