There was 3 ways you got a hat at the Gold Bar Room Theater.
1. Celebrity
2. Paid for 5 shows a season.
3.  An Imperial Player performer.

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Lt Gen John H. Hay Jr.

2719386The qualifications of Lieutenant General John H. Hay, Jr. , to write Tactical and Materiel Innovations are considerable. After graduating from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University, General Hay served as the Army Member, Military Studies and Liaison Division, Weapons Systems Evaluation Group, Office of the Secretary of Defense, from December 1962 to June 1964. General Hay was then assigned as the Commanding General, Berlin Brigade , in West Berlin, Germany, from July 1964 until August 1966, at which time he became the Commanding General, 11th Infantry Brigade, U.S. Army, Pacific, September 1966-January 1967. In February 1967 he became the Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam and held this position until March 1968, when he was reassigned as Deputy Commanding General, II Field Force, Vietnam, responsible for the defense of Saigon. He left Vietnam in August 1968. On 5 September 1968 he assumed the dual position of Commandant of the U .S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combat Development Command Institute of Combined Arm$ and Support. This latter position together with his combat experience in Vietnam and earlier assignment with the Weapons System Evaluation Group make General Hay uniquely qualified to be the author of this study. Maj General Hay was also the Commanding General of the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Gen Hay is also the author of “Fire on the mountain” a story of the 10th Mountain Group. And has been awarded the “Distinguished Service Cross” twice.



Jacquelin Taylor NBC?  Can’t find info on her.




Arthur Godfrey

3221594Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who was sometimes introduced by his nickname, The Old Redhead. No television personality of the 1950s enjoyed more clout or fame than Godfrey until a famous on-the-air incident undermined his folksy image and triggered a gradual decline; the then-ubiquitous Godfrey helmed two CBS-TV weekly series and a daily 90-minute television mid-morning show through most of the decade, but by the early 1960s found himself reduced to hosting an occasional TV special.

Arguably the most prominent of the medium’s early master commercial pitchmen, he was strongly identified with many of his many sponsors, especially Chesterfield cigarettes and Lipton Tea.[1] After many years for Chesterfield (during which Godfrey came up with the idea and slogan “Buy ’em by the carton”), he severed the relationship during one of his television programs, when his doctors convinced him that his lung cancer was due to smoking. Subsequently, he became a prominent spokesman for anti-smoking education.



Governor of Colorado Richard Lamm


8772085Colorado governor Lamm ran for Governor of Colorado in 1974 on a platform to limit growth, and was elected. Reacting to the high cost of campaigning, he had walked the state in his campaign.

One of his acts as governor was designating musician John Denver as the Poet Laureate of Colorado.

As candidate and then governor, Lamm promised for environmental reasons to “drive a silver stake” through plans to build Interstate 470, a proposed circumferential highway around the southwest part of the Denver Metropolitan Area. However, continued development in the area led to increased congestion on surface streets, and the highway was later built, largely with state funds, as Colorado State Highway 470.

In 1984, his outspoken statements in support of physician-assisted suicide generated some controversy, specifically over his use of the phrase “we have a duty to die.” Lamm later explained that he “was essentially raising a general statement about the human condition, not beating up on the elderly,” and that the exact phrasing in the speech was “We’ve got a duty to die and get out of the way with all of our machines and artificial hearts and everything else like that and let the other society, our kids, build a reasonable life.” His dire predictions for the future of social security and health care (“duty to die”) earned him the nickname “Governor Gloom”.

Lamm was elected Colorado governor three times. When he left office in 1987 after three terms and twelve years in the office, he was the longest-serving governor in state history (his successor, Roy Romer, matched this record).


Ann B. Davis aka Alice (the Brady Bunch)


9433505In the 1953-1954 season, Davis appeared as a musical judge on ABC’s Jukebox Jury.[3]

Davis’s first television success was as Charmaine “Schultzy” Schultz in the NBC sitcom The Bob Cummings Show. She auditioned for the role because her friend’s boyfriend was a casting director and recommended her for the part.[2] She won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series twice out of four nominations for this role. On February 9, 1960, Davis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[4]

For a period in the 1960s and 1970s, she was known for her appearances in television commercials for the Ford Motor Company, particularly for the mid-sized Ford Fairlane models. She also appeared on January 23, 1958, as a guest star on The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. Davis was also featured in commercials for Minute Rice until the mid-1980s.

In the 1965–1966 television season, she appeared as Miss Wilson, a physical education teacher at a private girls’ academy in John Forsythe’s NBC sitcom The John Forsythe Show.

From 1969 to 1974, Davis played housekeeper Alice Nelson in The Brady Bunch television series. Since then, she has returned to take part in various Brady Bunch TV movies, including The Brady Girls Get Married (1981) and A Very Brady Christmas (1988). She also reprised her role as Alice Nelson in two short-lived Brady Bunch spin-off television series: The Brady Brides (1981) and The Bradys (1990), both of which lasted only six episodes. She also made a cameo appearance as a truck driver named “Schultzy”, a reference to her days on The Bob Cummings Show, in The Brady Bunch Movie in 1995.

In the early 1990s, Davis focused on theater. She performed in a production of Arsenic and Old Lace, and a world tour production of Crazy For You.[5]

Davis never completely retired from acting; in her later years she appeared in several disposable mop commercials featuring famous television domestics, and has appeared in a number of Brady Bunch reunion projects, most recently TV Land’s The Brady Bunch 35th Anniversary Reunion Special: Still Brady After All These Years. On April 22, 2007, The Brady Bunch was awarded the TV Land Pop Culture Award on the 5th annual TV Land Awards. Davis and other cast members accepted the award, and she received a standing ovation.




Ed Sardell TV news anchor/author


7145447In 1997 the Colorado Broadcasters Association named Sardella Broadcaster of the Year. In his career at KUSA he won many Emmys. He was also awarded one of two half-century awards on 9 News’s 50th anniversary. The awards were given to Sardella in recognition of his contribution to KUSA’s success. Sardella was inducted into the Denver Press Club Hall of Fame and National Association of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter Silver Circle.[5] In addition to winning Broadcaster of the Year, Sardella also won Journalist of the Year. Ed Sardella has won many “Best of Denver Winners” awards through the Denver based Westword newspaper. Every year The Westword gives out their “Best of Denver” awards to celebrate the people and places of Denver, Colorado. In 1984 Sardella received “Best Anchorperson” for his work at KUSA. In 1987 he received “Best TV Anchor” for Channel 9. In 1988 he received “Best Local T.V. Anchor.” 1991 he received Best Local T.V. Anchor from both The Westword and by the Reader’s Choice categories. Then in 2000, Sardella received the Reader’s Choice award for “Best Local T.V. Anchor” again.After retiring from KUSA, Sardella went on to write Write Like You Talk…A Broadcast Newswriting Handbook and The Producing Strategy 2.0. The book has been used in many journalism and mass communication classrooms across the country. He also co-wrote the book The Producing Strategy 2.0. That book details how to build your own strategy and compete in a world where television news has become the background of life.[8] Sardella also joined Total Longterm Care as a consultant to promote options and resources for caregivers, hosting a series of free town meetings around the Denver metro area.

Sardella still resides in Denver and now hosts “Let’s Talk,” a monthly interview show on Government-access television (GATV). He also hosts a weekly radio program on the law and on lawyers on behalf of a nationally recognized law firm from Denver.


Lowell Thomas


4594249Thomas was born in Woodington, Darke County, Ohio, to Harry and Harriet (née Wagner) Thomas. His father was a doctor and his mother a school teacher. In 1900, the family moved to the mining town of Victor, Colorado. There he worked as a gold miner, a cook, and a reporter on the newspaper.

In 1910, Thomas graduated from Victor High School, where one of his teachers was Mabel Barbee Lee.[1] The following year, he graduated from Valparaiso University with bachelor’s degrees in education and science. The next year he received both a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Denver and began work for the Chicago Journal, writing for it until 1914. Thomas also was on the faculty of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology, where he taught oratory from 1912 to 1914. He then went to New Jersey, where he studied for a master’s at Princeton University (he received the degree in 1916) and again taught oratory at the university.

Mr Thomas has many books to his credit and is one of the most famous people to come out of the area.
During the 1920s, Thomas was a magazine editor. In 1930, he became a broadcaster with the CBS radio network, delivering a nightly news and commentary program. After two years, he switched to the NBC radio network but returned to CBS in 1947. In contrast to today’s practices, Thomas was not an employee of either NBC News or CBS News. Prior to 1947 he was employed by the broadcast’s sponsor, Sunoco. When he returned to CBS to take advantage of lower capital-gains tax rates, he established an independent company to produce the broadcast which he sold to CBS. He hosted the first-ever television-news broadcast in 1930 and the first regularly scheduled television news broadcast, beginning on February 21, 1940, on NBC.[3][4] But television news was a short-lived venture for him, and he favored radio. Indeed, it was over radio that he presented and commented upon the news for four decades until his retirement in 1976, the longest radio career of anyone in his day (a record later surpassed by Paul Harvey). “No other journalist or world figure, with the possible exception of Winston Churchill, has remained in the public spotlight for so long,” wrote Norman R. Bowen in Lowell Thomas: The Stranger Everyone Knows (1968). His signature sign-on was “Good evening, everybody” and his sign-off “So long, until tomorrow,” phrases he would use in titling his two volumes of memoirs.




Colorado Governor John A. Love

4332885John Arthur Love was Colorado’s 36th governor and served from 1963-1973. While he was born in Illinois on a farm near Gibson City on November 29, 1916, his family moved to Colorado five years later after John’s father, Arthur Candee Love, was diagnosed with a respiratory illness. As many Colorado transplants attested to at the time, the state had a healing environment for such patients. The family settled in Colorado Springs where John graduated from Cheyenne Mountain School in 1934. Love then attended Denver University earning his bachelor of arts degree in 1938. He became editor of the student newspaper, The Clarion, during his senior year. He was also elected president of the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association. He received his LLB from Denver University Law School in 1941 and passed the Colorado Bar in the same year. He married Ann Daniels in 1942. They had three children, Dan, Andrew and Rebecca.

World War II temporarily interrupted his professional law career. He enlisted in the Navy’s Aviation Cadet program and served as a U.S. Navy pilot, for which he was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Following the War, he opened a law firm in Colorado Springs. After the war Colorado experienced unprecedented growth, especially in and around the urban areas. The economy became more dependent on industry and tourism rather than its traditional agriculture and mining orientation. There was also a heavy infusion of federal funds into the state as federal agencies proliferated following the War. While the economy began to diversify, a schism between the more populous Eastern Slope cities and Western Slope rural areas began to develop. Competition over Western Slope water became especially important.



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