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Dick Tracy Show, The

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Original Air Date:
1961
Channel:
WPIX-TV
Prod. Co.:
Tribune Entertainment Co.
Genre:
Live Action
 

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Characters & Voices
Host/Performer: -
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"Police Chief Joe" Bolton -
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Cartoon Voices: -
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Go Go Gomez - Mel Blanc
Dick Tracy - Everett Sloane
Officer Heap O'Calorie - Johnny Coons
Go Go - Mel Blanc
Hemlock Jones - Jerry Hausner
Jo Jitsu - Benny Rubin
Prune Face - Paul Frees
The Mole - Jerry Hauser
 
This tv cartoon wraparound series made it's debut on WPIX TV Ch.11 in NYC on Thursday September 7,1961. Set against the backdrop of an inner city police station, radio/ tv broadcaster and musical entertainer Joe Bolton served as the program's police chief host/ performer. As he entertained and informed his viewers inbetween the reruns of The UPA "Dick Tracy" tv cartoons. On one of the earliest shows, the creator of "The Dick Tracy" comic strips, Chet Gould made a guest appearance on the program.

"The Three Stooges" (Moe, Larry & "Curly Joe" De Rita) made their last guest appearance with Bolton on the show. (Moe would appear without Larry and "Curly Joe"De Rita on "The Three Stooges Show" on Ch.11 in April, 1967, April, 1968 and Tuesday & Wednesday July 2 & 3,1969).

WPIX TV's"Dick Tracy Show was seen weekday evenings until the series was cancelled on Friday August 31,1963.
 
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In 1945, Brenda Starr, who had previously appeared only on Sundays, added a daily strip as well.