Friday, September 2, 2011
"The Mike Douglas Show," Cleveland, 1962
Here are two pictures of my mother and Mike Douglas, taken from a copy of a 1962 videotape. They are singing a duet of the song “Exactly Like You,” on Douglas’s Cleveland TV talk show.
In 1962, my father, an obstetrician & gynecologist, was scheduled to be interviewed on Douglas’s program; he had co-written (with my aunt, who was, at the time, a journalist) a book about childbirth. When Douglas learned about his upcoming appearance, he asked that my mother appear on the program as well.
On the 1962 broadcast, my mother sang two additional songs: “Makin’ Whoopie,” and “It’s All Right with Me,” and she and Douglas reminisced about the period when they had performed together, with bandleader Kay Kyser.