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‘Paving the Way’: Historical Emmy Firsts

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The 69th Emmy Awards air this Sunday, September 17th on CBS, and we’re already predicting the winners. There are a lot of first-time nominations this year, including big names like Reese Witherspoon for Big Little Lies, and Robert De Niro for The Wizard of Lies, as well as some relative newcomers, like Shannon Purser for Stranger Things (or, as you probably know her, Barb). We have no idea who will end up taking home prizes on the big night, but all these new nominations have got us thinking about Emmy firsts – those few stars who have paved the way for so many others by being the first to win the coveted award. The very first ever Emmy winner was Shirley Dinsdale, a ventriloquist…

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