Wednesday, January 27, 2010

GRAHAM KENNEDY'S - Blankety Blanks 1977

Born on 15 February 1934, the only child of Cyril and Mary Kennedy, Graham Cyril Kennedy was raised in the working class Melbourne suburb of Balaclava.
Kennedy left school aged 15 to work for Radio Australia but soon made live television his domain during a 12-year stint as the host of In Melbourne Tonight. Kennedy's sharp wit and spontaneous nature won him 14 Logies - including the "Star of the Year" award at the first ceremony in 1959 - and made him the most popular person on Australian television.In 1998 he was inducted into the Logies hall of fame.
But his irreverence also resulted in a number of controversial moments.
In 1975 he was banned from live TV for his infamous crow call of a four-letter word (Farrrk). Kennedy returned to the small screen two years later with the game show Blankety Blanks broadcasingt 5 times a week Graham Kennedy quickly proved his TV legend status with a nightly 30 minute of fun and lunacy, turning Blankety Blanks into Australia's favourite show.

He died in the New South Wales Southern Highlands in the early hours of 25 May, 2005 , aged 71 after being cared for in the last years of his life by friends Tony Sattler and Noelene Browne

Million Dollars.
Slick Dick.
All The Horsemen Knew Her.
Stuffed Turkey.
Rusty Bottom.
The Hitch-Hiker.
Everybody Crap.
A Mouse In Her Pussy.
Rosalyn's Curry.
Cyril, Horse And Carts.

Rhythm Method.
Who Is Bernard King?
Barry's Lunch.
Did It Need Picking?
Cocky, Crutch And Stump.
Too Soft.
Midnight In The Toilet.
Cyril At The Doctor's.
Dick The Butler.
Dick Without A Hole. Dick Without A Hole.


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