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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta READ THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 'CHINOOK' SOUTH ALBERTA'S LARGEST RURAL CIRCULATION The Lethbtidge Herald TELEVISION GUIDE KING KOIN LAUNDERETTE Washing, Drying, Dry Cleaning Phone 328-8944 3 Ave. 12 SI. B S. Attended Moo. thru FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1973. LISTINGS FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 TO FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Husband-wife comedy team to return to CTV In a very short seven years, the dynamic Sonny and Cher singing duo has made it to the top of the entertainment field in every branch. This uniquely talented husband and wife singing and comedy team have achieved stardom in the rec- ord field, the concert field, in feature films, on the night- club circuit and for the past two years on CTV, in televi- sion, with a variety show that has won and continues to win acclaim. This Fall "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" returns to CTV Sundays bringing the finest in music, skits, sketches and dancing mixed with mad- cap humor. Many of the regular per- formers, producers and pro- duction people working on the show are Canadians, and they include: performers Billy Van, Murray Langgton, Peter Cul- len and Ted Zeigler; the pro- ducers of the show, Gary Blye and Chris Beard; writers Bob Arnott and Paul Wayne; musi- cal director, Jimmy Dale; and production assistant, Danny Mann, are all part of the team. SAI.VATORE BONO The man now known as Sonny was born Salvatore Bono on February 16, 1935, in Detroit, Michigan. He was the third V'ild and only son of Sail- to aaid Jean Bono, Italian Miss America Pageant on Saturday BURBANK (NBC) The si'spcnse-filled search far Miss America of 1974 with all 50 stales represented and the marking of the event's 20th TV anniversary will highlight the 53rd annual Miss America Pageant to he colorcast live from Atlantic City, N.J., on the NBC Television Network Sat- urday, Sept. 8 at 0 p.m on Channel 9. Bert Parks and Vonda Van Dyks will co-host the two-hour program, with "Movin' On" as the tlreme title of this year's production. Terry Anne Meetiwsen, Miss America of 1973, will join the cast of young principals, in- cluding singers Lisa Donavaii, Miss Florida of 1970, and Kevin Reynolds, and dancers Cathy Glau, Miss Colorado of 1971, and Charlie West, performing in (lie production numbers. Third season. Cameras began to rot! on Tuesday to start the third sea- son o[ NBC Television Net- work's "Columbo" segments starring Peter Falk in the title role. Boris Sagal is the direr- tor oti "Candidate for Mur- der." immi.svants, who moved with their children to Los Angeles when Sonny was seven. Sonny began writing songs at an early age, but was forced to temporarily abandon that i -eer when marriage and the birth of a daughter, Christy, bronchi added responsibilities for the nineteen-year-old writ- er. Howeivar, he kept auditioning with record companies and eventually came to the atten- tion of Specially Records, who hired him as an apprentice producer, then promoted him to a full-fledged writer pro- ducer At this point Sonny de- cided to form his own record company, but that career was very short-lived. Work in record promotion followed and tided him over while he settled his divorce and befriended deejays Then things started going right. He became West Coast represen- tative for Philly's Records and began sinking background for such artists as the Ronnets and Righteous Brothers, A'so he mat a pretty girl named Cherilyn Sarkisian and married her. But that be- gins another story Cherilyn Sarkisian was born May 20, 194C in El Centre, Cali- fornia, to John and Georgia Sarkisian. When Cher's mother became divorced, she took her daughter and went to Holly- wood to work as an actress, with a second marriage follow- ing a few years later. STUDIES ACTING Inspired by her mother's love of acting, sixteen-year-old Cher started studying acting with Jeff Corey ile still in high school in the San Fernan- do Valley area of Los Angeles. A year later, at seventeen, Cher met Sonny on a double date and on October 27, they eloped and got married, The new bride immediately joined her husband in singing backgrounds at Philly's Rec- ords. In due time, the newly- weds decided to go out on their own as a singing duo and, with the aid of a borrowed in early 1905, they cut a record called "Baby Don't Go." It was released by Reprise Records and was a hit in two cities only, Los Angeles and Dallas. Undaunted, Sonny and Cher recorded "Just with At- lantic Records. It received the same limited audience: as their first release. But the third at- tempt, "I Got You writ- ten by Sonny, sold over three million copies. This was the first of a succession ot suc- cesses. Record after record hit the top of the charts, while sell-out concerts took them across the country. Sonny find Cher starred in their first movie, "G o o d in 19GG. In Sonny wrote and produced another film colled which starred Cher. Then on March 4, 1969, their daughter, Chastity Son Bono, was born. Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" is back on CTV agaia this Fall, with one of the finest musical variety entertainment programs available. Singing, dancing, mad- cap skits and sketches with Sonny and Cher and their special guest stars. Bill Bixby's acting career launched from poolside Stories tell of prospective starlets parading around swim- ming pools at Hollywood hotels hoping to be spotted by pro- ducers but it is unusual when a male star launches his career from poolside. This is pretty much the way it happened for Bill Bixby, with minor exceptions. He wasn't ex- actly Poking to be discovered; he was a lifeguard. And it wasn't a prodltcer who discover- ed him; it was a Detroit ad- vertising executive who offered him a job starring in industrial films. "Looking says Bixby, "I think I learned more doing the industrial film work than I could have doing bit parts in Hollywood. In addition, while in Detroit I made my stage debut in tlie Detroit Civic Theatre's production of 'The Boy Friend.' Prior to Detroit, Bixby had studied theatre while attending high school in his native San Francisco. Later, he perform- ed in student productions at San Francisco City College and the University of California, Berkeley. He quit Berkeley just four credits shy of a degree and en- tered the Army. It was there that he decided to make a ca- reer of acting. So he went to Hollywood where he was later discovered, then to Detroit, and four months later returned to Hollywood, where he soon land- ed -his first television job in a "Dobie GiUis" segment. Since then, Bixtoy has been one of the industry's busiest actors with such motion pic- ture credits as "Lonely Are the Brave" and "Irma La Douce" and such television credits as "The Joey Bishop on which he was a regular; "My Favorite in which lie co-starred with Ray WaJston, and "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" in which he was the star. On July 4, 1971, he married actress Brenda Benet. Tliey maintain two homes in Brentwood, a hilly Los Angeles suburb, and In Malibu, on the Pacific Coast. Competition for survival brings out killer instinct "Window On the World-, Win Some, Lose telecasting Sunday, September 9 at 10 p.m. on CTV, scrutinizes the dialec- tics of competition. Few people consider compeUtion as a mod- ern version of the killer in- stinct, essential to survival but it appears to be even if it kills us in the process. Not even bleeding ulcers or a heart condition will deter a man bent on winning. Even in jfc; most limited application, human be- ings compete for the attention of other human beings; in its most universal application it has affected more than one statesman as ho contemplated war. ;