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Sidney Stone (1902 - 1986)

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Sidney Stone
1902 - 1986
Born
November 13, 1902
New York, New York United States
Death
February 1986
New York, New York United States
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Sidney Stone was born on November 13, 1902 in New York, New York United States. He died in February 1986 in New York, New York United States at 83 years of age.
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Sid Stone - Actor and Pitchman. Born November 13, 1902 in New York, New York, USA Died February 12, 1986 From The NY Times, Published: February 14, 1986: Sidney Stone, a vaudevillian and stage actor who was perhaps best known as the commercial announcer on Milton Berle's television series from 1948 to 1951, died of heart failure Wednesday in New York. He was 83 years old. Mr. Stone, who was born in New York, spent years in vaudeville, on the burlesque stage and in featured roles in such Broadway plays as ''Three Men on a Horse'' and ''Damn Yankees.'' Most recently, he performed for three years in ''Sugar Babies.'' But it was as the announcer on Mr. Berle's ''Texaco Star Theater'' that Mr. Stone perhaps gained his widest recognition. He would saunter on stage, set up his pitchman's sample case, and say, ''Tell ya what I'm gonna do!'' He is survived by his wife, Celia; a daughter, Cassandra Tashkovich, and a granddaughter, Felicia.
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Sidney Stone, a vaudevillian and stage actor who was perhaps best known as the commercial announcer on Milton Berle's television series from 1948 to 1951, died of heart failure Wednesday in New York. He was 83 years old. Mr. Stone, who was born in New York, spent years in vaudeville, on the burlesque stage and in featured roles in such Broadway plays as ''Three Men on a Horse'' and ''Damn Yankees.'' Most recently, he performed for three years in ''Sugar Babies.'' But it was as the announcer on Mr. Berle's ''Texaco Star Theater'' that Mr. Stone perhaps gained his widest recognition. He would saunter on stage, set up his pitchman's sample case, and say, ''Tell ya what I'm gonna do!'' He is survived by his wife, Celia; a daughter, Cassandra Tashkovich, and a granddaughter, Felicia.

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Sidney Stone passed away in February 1986 in New York, New York United States at age 83. He was born on November 13, 1902 in New York, New York United States. We have no information about Sidney's family.
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In 1902, in the year that Sidney Stone was born, the first Rose Bowl game was played in Pasadena, California. Called the "Tournament East–West football game" at the time, the Michigan Wolverines (East) played the Stanford Indians (West) - the Wolverines won 49 - 0. (The Stanford captain requested an end to the game with 8 minutes remaining.) The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and the football game began as a way to boost tourism in the area.

In 1917, Sidney was only 15 years old when it is believed that a worldwide influenza pandemic began in Asia. By 1920, it is estimated that 50 - 100 million died throughout the world (3 - 5% of the population). In the U.S. alone, 500,000 perished from what came to be called the Spanish Flu or the 1918 flu.

In 1969, when he was 67 years old, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

In 1973, at the age of 71 years old, Sidney was alive when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1986, in the year of Sidney Stone's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

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