Ken Berry

American actor, dancer and singer Ken Berry

Ken Berry is an American actor, dancer and singer. As a "triple threat" (dancer/actor/singer), Berry has had success in multiple television shows, one being with his friend and mentor, Andy Griffith. Berry starred in the successful comedies F-Troop, The Andy Griffith Show spin-off Mayberry RFD, and The Carol Burnett Show spin-off Mama's Family.
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The last detail: Seeking a pardon 14 years after release
Chicago Times - over 4 years
Wrongfully jailed Chicago man, exonerated in 2000, still fighting for full pardon from governor During the eight years Wilder "Ken" Berry was in prison for a kidnapping and a sexual assault he didn't commit, there were many nights after lockdown when he would look outside his cell window at the moon and wish he was anyplace else.     
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Fight at Ken Berry complex nets arrests - Topeka Capital Journal
Google News - over 6 years
By THE CAPITAL JOURNAL The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fight that occurred over the weekend between several teenagers and a father of one of the teens at the Ken Berry baseball complex, 5825 SW 61st
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No. 2: Berry a real hit with the glove - Topeka Capital Journal
Google News - over 6 years
Best known for his exploits in baseball, both as a player and a contributor to Topeka baseball when his baseball days were over, Ken Berry also was a multi-sport athlete at Washburn Rural and Wichita State. Go to cjonline.com/topathletes for bios,
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MSC Cruises pitches a series of 'Baseball Greats' sailings - USA Today
Google News - over 6 years
... for the Milwaukee Brewers), John Lieber (pitcher with the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs), Tony Taylor (All-Star, Gold Glove second baseman with the Philadelphia Phillies) and Ken Berry (Chicago White Sox All-Star, Gold Glove centerfielder)
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SOX FANS FROM THE '70s CAN APPRECIATE THE SUMMER OF 2011 - ChicagoNow
Google News - over 6 years
I watched our center fielder, Ken Berry, sprint back through the smoke-filled night air one Friday, leaping over the green and white cyclone fence at the 400 foot mark to make an incredible catch. He did that several times in a Sox uniform
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Top 100: No. 16 Aaron Crow - Topeka Capital Journal
Google News - over 6 years
Crow and Ken Berry are the only Topekans to do so. Crow played collegiately for the Missouri Tigers and earned the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year award in 2008 after posting a 12-0 record with 111 strikeouts in the regular season
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Most Benton Co. agencies got budget cuts - Jackson Sun
Google News - over 6 years
Budget Committee Chairman Ken Berry said the change is unfortunate but indicative of economic times. Budget cuts, applauded by many attendees, were spread across several departments. Library officials say in the 2010-11 fiscal year, the county funded
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Benton County discusses budget cuts - Jackson Sun
Google News - over 6 years
"Every department really received some percent of a cut," Budget Committee Chairman Ken Berry said. "I regret that we had to make those cuts, but I feel like they were fully necessary." He said the commission achieved its goal to keep the property tax
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Rural development: A bumper crop of stars - Topeka Capital Journal
Google News - over 6 years
By Tim Bisel Ken Berry played 14 years in the majors, won two Gold Gloves and appeared in an All-Star game. Perhaps that explains why the longtime Topekan — unquestionably the highest-profile athlete to come from Washburn Rural — was so quick to take
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Supes pledge $150K to Camanche water — contingent on rate increase - Amador Ledger-Dispatch
Google News - over 6 years
The action came during the regular meeting of the board of supervisors on Tuesday, following a presentation by AWA general manager Gene Mancebo and objections from former AWA directors Debbie Dunn and Bill Condrashoff, and Jackson resident Ken Berry
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Lack of HS baseball didn't deter county greats - Topeka Capital Journal
Google News - over 6 years
“They said it was too expensive, but that was a bunch of mularkey,” said Ken Berry, who was a junior at Washburn Rural when the baseball program was eliminated. “It wasn't expensive.” While high school baseball in Topeka lost its foothold,
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Benton Co. panel makes budget cuts - Jackson Sun
Google News - over 6 years
In addition to board chairman Ken Berry, the other committee members are Lynn Higdon and Monty Montgomery. Last week, the county commission voted to make a $23625 cut in funding for the Benton County Public Library — from a proposed $218625 to $195000
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In Strafford: Winners on display at Hill Library photography contest - Foster's Daily Democrat
Google News - over 6 years
“I think the reception went very well,” said Director Ken Berry. Sheila Rainey provided a cake decorated with two “shutter bugs” and Nancy Baxter made punch. Marilyn Price provided the ballot box for people's choice, Martha English photographed the
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This day in sports: Lemon replaces Martin for 1978 Yankees on July 25 - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - over 6 years
While in game two outfielder Ken Berry hit a two-run shot in the 16th inning off of Steve Bailey to win 6-5. Pete sets a record: Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hits in his 38th consecutive game in 1978. This breaks the National League hitting streak
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KenWo's Corner- Put Me In Coach - South Side Sox
Google News - over 6 years
The guy I was named after, Ken Berry, was a monster on defense according to my dad. Centerfield for the White Sox has been a pretty ugly position. Warriors like Dave Gallagher, John Cangelosi, Darryl Boston, Darren Lewis, Brian Anderson,
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Who's Fairfield's upper crust: Colony or Pepe's? - Ct Post
Google News - over 6 years
"I think they're uniquely different," Ken Berry, CEO of the Frank Pepe Development Company, which operates the Fairfield restaurant, said of the pizza at Colony and Pepe's. Colony Fairfield owner Ken Martin takes pride in his restaurant's identity as a
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Police: Girl wounded with gun being passed around - Chicago Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
AP Police in East St. Louis say a 13-year-old girl who accidentally shot herself in the side used a gun that was being passed around by various juveniles. Police Detective Ken Berry tells the Belleville News-Democrat that the girl knew where the gun
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Xseed Interview Part 1 – How To Exceed In Today's Marketplace - Siliconera
Google News - over 6 years
In this interview, Ken Berry, Director of Publishing at Xseed, talks about the publisher's plans for Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, their relationship with Falcom, and why they brought Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls overseas
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ken Berry
    FIFTIES
  • 1993
    Age 59
    His collaboration with Carol Burnett continued with the 1993 Long Beach theatrical production of From the Top.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 49
    In 1983, Berry was cast as Vinton Harper in Mama's Family, a spin-off from The Carol Burnett Show with comic-actors including Vicki Lawrence, Dorothy Lyman, Rue McClanahan, Betty White, and Beverly Archer during six seasons of the show.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1973
    Age 39
    In 1973 Sherwood Schwartz wrote a Brady Bunch spin-off called Kelly's Kids, which featured Berry as the adoptive father of three diverse boys (black, white, and Asian).
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  • 1972
    Age 38
    After Mayberry R.F.D., Berry starred in several made for TV movies, and his own summer replacement variety show on ABC called The Ken Berry 'Wow' Show in 1972, which ran for five episodes.
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  • 1970
    Age 36
    On the 1970 Mayberry R.F.D. episode "The Charity", he and co-star Paul Hartman performed a soft shoe routine.
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  • 1968
    Age 34
    In September 1968, Berry led the cast of Mayberry R.F.D., as Griffith's character receded.
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  • 1967
    Age 33
    In 1967, during the second year of F-Troop, Dick Linke - who was Berry's manager, and also managed Andy Griffith and Jim Nabors - pitched an F-Troop stage show to Bill Harrah, founder of Harrah's Entertainment, which included a casino and hotel in Reno, Nevada.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1961
    Age 27
    After numerous smaller roles, Berry was cast as one of three comic relief characters on Dr. Kildare, from 1961 to 1966.
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  • 1960
    Age 26
    Berry married Jackie Joseph, a Billy Barnes castmate on May 29, 1960. They divorced in 1976.
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    After returning from New York in 1960, Berry was brought back to Desilu to play Woody, a bell hop, in ten episodes of CBS's The Ann Sothern Show which was set in a New York hotel called the Bartley House.
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  • 1957
    Age 23
    One week in 1957, Berry won, performed his week on the show, and was then asked back for six more weeks.
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    Then, in 1957, Berry was asked by Ken Murray, a well-known vaudeville performer, to join his stage variety show, "The Ken Murray Blackouts".
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  • 1956
    Age 22
    In 1956, after being released from Universal, Berry returned to Las Vegas where he opened for and joined Abbott & Costello in their stage act, performing sketches and song and dance routines at the Sahara Hotel and Casino.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1933
    Born
    Born on November 3, 1933.
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