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Mike Douglas

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The Resume

    (August 11, 1925-August 11, 2006)
    Birth name was Michael Delaney Dowd, Jr.
    Hosted Westinghouse syndicated afternoon variety show 'The Mike Douglas Show'
    #6 hit with 'The Men in My Little Girl's Life'
    Played himself in 'The Incredible Shrink Woman' and 'Nasty Habits'
    Appeared in 'Bird of Prey' and 'Gator'
    Died on his 81st birthday

Why he might be annoying:

    He was sometimes mistaken for actor Michael Douglas.
    While making $2½ million annually, he asked for a $1 million raise.
    He was then dropped by Westinghouse and replaced by John Davidson.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His show would have a guest co-host that would stay for the whole week.
    John and Yoko, who were big fans of the show did a week of co-hosting.
    The show broadcasted from Cleveland (1962-65), then Philadelphia (1965-78) and finally Los Angeles (1978-82).
    His daily 90 minute afternoon talk/variety show was the top rated daytime show among housewives, and probably the highest rated talk show on TV.
    He married at 18 (1943) and at his death he was married for sixty-two years.

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Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 81 Votes: 64.20% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 83 Votes: 54.22% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 110 Votes: 60.91% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 39.39% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 78 Votes: 48.72% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 535 Votes: 41.50% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 210 Votes: 54.29% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 252 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 514 Votes: 53.31% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1662 Votes: 58.84% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 712 Votes: 53.51% Annoying