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The Garry Moore ShowGarry Moore Fans - One day in September of 1954, comedian Garry Moore, the daytime host of THE GARRY MOORE SHOW on CBS Network, suggested to his TV viewers (some 3 million) that they each send a nickel to a Michigan housewife, Mrs. Margaret Deibel (a visitor to the CBS Studio). Within a week, she received nickels totaling $7,000 from Moore's loyal fans.

TRIVIA NOTE: In 1940 Thomas Garrison Morfit host of the radio show CLUB MATINEE decided to change his name. He offered a fifty dollar prize and a trip to Chicago to any listener who could suggest the right stage name for him. A housewife from Pittsburgh won the contest with her submission of "Garry Moore." Mr. Moore was the star of a successful variety program THE GARRY MOORE SHOW/CBS/1958-67, a program which first brought comedienne Carol Burnett to national attention (1959-62).

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