1. Bill KennedyBill Kennedy was a landmark on Michigan air waves throughout the 1960s and 70s; many Detroiters grew up watching him host the only alternative to soap operas in the long afternoons of summer: Bill Kennedy at the Movies. Although never an A-list celebrity, Kennedy made a living at his craft, acting over the years in 12 TV series and 64 movies. His distinctive voice made him a natural as a television host and for voiceovers, such as the announcer in the Adventures of Superman TV series.
2. Rita BellBack in the day, Rita Bell was a daily fixture on TV as the host of Prize Movie, an intermission segment aired during the morning movie on WXYZ-TV. The segment consisted of Rita playing a song and the TV audience calling in to guess the title for a cash prize. Rita Bell made it into a career, hosting the segment throughout the 1960s and 70s. She was uniquely qualified for the position, having both broadcasting experience as Detroit's very first woman weathercaster and music experience as a band singer. Bell's sole acting credit outside of local TV was a 1968 episode of Big Valley. Lucky for Detroiters, her guest-starring appearance didn't turn into a recurring role.