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Television personality Mike Douglas, whose daytime talk show ran for two decades until 1982, died on Friday, 11 AUG 2006, his 81st birthday, at a hospital in North Palm Beach, Florida.
Douglas, who began his career as a singer and performed with bandleader Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge, also was the singing voice of Prince Charming in the animated Disney film "Cinderella."
Douglas' wife, Genevieve Douglas, told the Associated Press that her husband passed away at a Palm Beach, Florida, hospital, one day after his admission. She said he'd been treated on and off for dehydration for the past few weeks, but that she did not know the cause of death.
Douglas' long-running show debuted on local Westinghouse TV in Cleveland in 1961, and went national two years later, from Westinghouse's KYW3 studios in Philadelphia, 1619 Walnut Street.