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Vincent Edwards, TV’s “Ben Casey,” Big in Japan

Mar. 17, 1963 - Vincent Edwards (pictured in Japan) is riding a huge wave of fan enthusiasm in Japan since “Ben Casey” hit the top of Japanese rating polls. Side effects of the “Ben Casey” popularity include a sell-out of Edwards’ record albums. Also, stores report heavy sales in items of promotional merchandise, from “Ben Casey” doctor kits and dolls to apparel for children and women. Japanese magazines are devoting large sections to Vincent Edwards material, and several have put out entire issues on the actor.


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