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STERN STERNLY TREATED

On August 2, 1994: The New York Supreme Court denied Howard Stern an injunction against the state. The debacle was caused by the radio personality’s run for Governor of New York on the Libertarian Party ticket. Of course, to be on the ballot, a candidate is required to submit a financial disclosure form. Unfortunately, Stern didn’t see eye to eye with this requirement and sought legal action against the state in order to avoid the demand. In the end, Stern refused to put his money where his mouth was and stepped down from the race.

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GILDA RADNER OPENS ON BROADWAY

On August 2, 1979: The play Gilda Radner-Live from New York opened on Broadway. The one woman show starred the Saturday Night Live comedienne Gilda Radner and was a review of the characters she had made famous on SNL like Candy Spice, Lisa Loopner, and Roseanne Rosannadanna though her Broadway versions were not restricted by TV codes. The performance was a great success.


CARROLL O’CONNOR

On August 2, 1924: Actor, producer, and director Carroll O’Connor was born in Manhattan. After a childhood spent in Queens, O’Connor had his breakthrough role in Burgess Meredith’s Broadway production of Ulysses. Away from the stage, O’Connor had a prolific career as a character on a variety of shows from Gunsmoke to Bonanza. He is perhaps best known for his role as the “loveable bigot” Archie Bunker on the sitcom All in the Family.