Mike Douglas

Entertainer + Talk Show Host
Born Aug 11, 1925

Mike Douglas was an American "Big Band" era singer, entertainer, and television talk show host.

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    Does Not Play Well With Others
    Huffington Post - Dec 28, 2015
  • 'the Loudest Voice In The Room,' By Gabriel Sherman
    San Francisco Chronicle - Feb 01, 2014
  • The Political Tv Commercial As A Pivotal Component In American Presidential Politics And National Leadership By Q Score
    Huffington Post - Nov 04, 2013
  • My Occult Boyhood
    Huffington Post - Oct 30, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mike Douglas.


1925 Birth Douglas was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 11, 1925, and began singing as a choirboy. … Read More


1950 24 Years Old In 1950, he provided the singing voice of Prince Charming in Walt Disney's Cinderella. … Read More


1961 35 Years Old Douglas next surfaced in 1961 in Cleveland, where a onetime Chicago colleague hired him for $400 a week as an afternoon television talk-show host at WKYC-TV, then known as KYW-TV.
1963 37 Years Old The Mike Douglas Show rapidly gained popularity, and ultimately, national syndication in August 1963 on the five Westinghouse-owned stations. … Read More


1966 40 Years Old The show helped introduce entertainers such as Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin. After the move to Philadelphia, Douglas also attempted to revive his own singing career, logging his lone Top 40 single as a solo artist, "The Men In My Little Girl's Life" in 1966.
1967 41 Years Old By 1967, The Mike Douglas Show was broadcast to 171 markets and 6,000,000 viewers each day, mostly women at home. … Read More
1971 45 Years Old Douglas sang the "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the first Philadelphia Phillies game at Veterans Stadium on April 10, 1971, and also sang the national anthem prior to a Cincinnati Bengals-Miami Dolphins playoff game on December 23, 1973. … Read More


1990 64 Years Old Douglas developed prostate cancer in 1990, but after surgery he was cancer-free and remained in good health until almost the end of his life. … Read More
2006 80 Years Old 1 More Event
The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia posthumously inducted Douglas into their Hall of Fame in 2006.
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