May 23, 1962 - Peter Falk (pictured with Don Knotts and Carl Reiner) received an Emmy Award last night for his performance in a leading role in “The Price of Tomatoes,” a drama on “The Dick Powell Show.” Shirley Booth was a winner for her portrayal of the saucy housemaid in the weekly series, “Hazel.” Don Knotts was honored for his portrayal of Deputy Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show.” The Garry Moore Show” won variety program honors, and Carol Burnett received an Emmy for her work on that series. In the field of humor, “The Bob Newhart Show,” which has not been renewed, won the prize. Carl Reiner won the trophy in comedy writing for “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” This was the 14th time that the academy has presented the statuettes for outstanding contributions to TV. The Emmy statuette, depicting a winged woman holding an atom, is named after “immy,” an informal term for the image orthicon tube inside television cameras.
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