I remember watching him with my Mom. He was always such a kind and gentle man….and I was still very young when I heard his "Men in my Little Girl’s Life" and even then, I knew how special and loving it was.
Did you know he was the voice of Prince Charming in Disney’s "Cinderella?" It’s my daughter’s favorite movie and I don’t remember where I first learned that, but once I did I wondered how I couldn’t have known it sooner…hearing that voice, especially when he sang.
He died on his birthday. I hope it was painless and peaceful.
The show I remember is when John Lennon and Yokn Ono were the co-hosts and Chuck berry was a guest, he and mr. Lennon really seemed to enjoy playing music together,
And to think, 3 weeks ago he was golfing.. Pretty good for being 81! (Then to die on his birthday)..
I remember my mom always watching him back in the day..
That’s right. Thanks for the memory jog.!
I remember Mike Douglass. His show actually started in Cleveland, on KYW (now WKYC). I think his move to Philadelphia came at the same time KYW went to Philly.
Al–I believe that you are thinking of Phil Donohue, as he was the talk show host who was married to Marlo Thomas.
Refresh my memory, Was he married to Marlo Thomas?
R I P Mr. Douglas.[:(][:I]
Wow, I hadn’t heard this either. He had a lot to do with the way television is, even today. I kind of thought he’d live forever.
Sorry to hear that he’s gone. My Mom used to enjoy watching his show which I believe originated from Philadelphia. He was gentle, kind, and sweet with his guests and when I was a kid, I thought he and Merv Griffin (another talk show my Mom watched) were related since they both sang and sort of looked the same to me in those days.
Thanks for the memories Fieldthistle. I hadn’t heard that he had died. So sad to hear of this.
Mike Douglas, the talk show host, died.
Many may not know who he was. I remember
watching him, always a friendly, sweet man
regardless of who his guests were. And he could
sing. He was no Sinatra, Tony Bennett, or
whoever, but he had a good voice. I still remember
his version of "Stranger on the Shore," which
got me through some rough times, and "The Men
in My Little Girl’s Life," still can bring a
tear to my eyes.
His episodes with John Lennon-Ono and Yoko Ono
When I see the jaded, crass day-time talk shows now,
I truly miss this witty, kind man.
Times change, but true class doesn’t, and Mike Douglas
Mike Douglas-Talk Show Host-Died
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