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Honors and Milestones Quickly Followed...
• Mike Stokey created and produced the first live dramatic series from Hollywood, Armchair Detective.
• He produced the first film special made specifically for television: A Christmas Carol starring Vincent Price.
• Mike was the first president of the original National Society of Television Producers.
• He was the fifth president of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
• He was voted “Mr. Television” two years running in Los Angeles, and his charades series—Stump the Stars and Pantomime Quiz—continued airing from 1947 through 1977, 90% of the time in network primetime.
Other programs Mike Stokey created, produced, or hosted include:
The Mike Stokey Show (90 minutes late-night across the board in Los Angeles)
Beat the Odds
In the Manner
Hollywood Guess Stars
Makit ‘N Takit
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