Dean Martin

goddess and the girl next door
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Here's a question you've probably never pondered: What could Doris Day and Marilyn Monroe have in common?

To me, they were both blonde and big movie stars – and that's about it. Cincinnati native Doris Day was that wholesome girl next door; Monroe was the sexy bombshell.

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On this date in history, Rosemary Clooney – arguably the most popular female vocalist from this area (although Doris Day fans may quibble) –  was born 90 years ago in Maysville, KY, on May 23, 1928.

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Update 1:30 p.m.: Over-the-air WOTH-TV's Movies TV Network (Channel 20.1) also will air a Jerry Lewis marathon Labor Day starting with "Don’t Give Up The Ship" (1959) at 8 a.m., in addition to the Turner Classics Movie marathon.

The Channel 20.1 "Icon-a-thon" continues with "The Ladies Man" (10 a.m.) from 1961; "The Nutty Professor" (12:30 p.m.) from 1963; "Boeing Boeing" (3 p.m.) from 1965; "The Family Jewels" (5:30 p.m.) from 1965; "You're Never Too Young" with Lewis and Jerry Martin (8 p.m.) from 1955; .and repeats of "The Nutty Professor"(10:30 p.m..) and "Boeing Boeing" (1 a.m.).

This week's Swing show, Saturday, June 20th at 10pm, begins with vocalist Helen Merrill performing "Dearly Beloved."  Other vocalists featured in the first half of Bill's show include Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra, and Dinah Washington.  The second half of Swing with Bill Cartwright starts off with "There Will Never Be Another You" by Keely Smith and Michael Buble's "Summer Wind."  Also included in the second half are songs by Dean Martin, Benny Goodman, and finally the show ends with "Memories of You" by the Boilermaker's Jazz Band.