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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Some Media Trivia For Today

Some media trivia for today...William Hopper, who played Paul Drake on the long-running television series Perry Mason, died on March 6, 1970. He was the son of Hedda Hopper, a sometime actress who really hit her stride as a gossip columnist, and of DeWolf Hopper Senior. Hopper was originally slated to play Mason on the series, with Raymond Burr as Drake, but the actors switched roles, and the result is tv history.

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