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The Bill Dana Show (situation comedy)

     (NBC Primetime, 1963 - 1965)

     [Dana had been a guest on several variety shows including the
     "Steve Allen Show" and on comedy records, with his stand-up
      act featuring an naive Mexican character named "Jose Jimenez" 
      (this was in the naive days before audiences wouldn't stand for
      such racial stereotyping, even in "fun".) To capitalize on Dana's
      quick rise to celebrity status, this series was concocted which
      cast Dana as a "Jose", a naive Mexican bellhop at a hotel; It 
      had some original writing despite the limited premise, and the
      cast included Don Adams in the role of a not-too-bright hotel
      detective...

      Although Dana had broader gifts as an actor and comedian, his 
      fame in the "Jose Jimenez" role forever typecast him and became 
      an obstacle to broader success...]


Theme: "Theme from 'The Bill Dana Show'"

    [above is title as filed for copyright; alternate title on LP
     recording aka: "Jose Olé"]
 
     Composer: Earle H. Hagen (ASCAP/BMI)

     Orig. Publisher [on LP]: Edee Jay Music (BMI)

     2001 Publisher: [not found in either ASCAP or BMI databases]

     Copyright Date: Jan. 24, 1963; EU 754 262.
     Renewal   Date: Dec. 24, 1991; RE-563-780.

     Recordings:
           LP: "1963's Major Motion Picture and Television Themes --
                       Silver Screen / Magic Screen"
                Lionel Newman and his Orchestra and Chorus
                20th Century Fox Records  TFM-3105 (1963)
       


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