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A COMEDY KING

On December 6, 1967: Director and producer Judd Apatow was born in Flushing, Queens. Founder of Apatow productions, the incredibly successful and prolific filmmaker has developed iconic comedies such as Freaks and Geeks, Girls, Bridesmaids, Stepbrothers, Anchorman, and Pineapple Express. 

 

DR. BROTHERS

On December 6, 1955: Dr. Joyce Brothers became the second person — and only woman — to win the top prize on the CBS game show The $64,000 Question, which filmed in New York City, after answering questions about boxing. Her appearance on the game show helped launch her very successful TV career.


OFF-OFF-OFF-BROADWAY

On December 6, 1732: The earliest play known to have been performed in North America by professional players was seen at the “New Theatre” in New York. The theater is not to be confused with the New Theatre that was active during the 1960s and 1970s.

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