Cats To Join Cosby & Cable TV on 1980s Postage Stamps

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No, it didn't come in first, but Cats racked up 169,357 votes in the U.S. Postal Service's "Celebrate The Century" poll to choose stamps that represented Arts & Entertainment in the 1980s. The vote count was enough to allow Cats to be one of 15 subjects designated for the commemorative stamp series.

No, it didn't come in first, but Cats racked up 169,357 votes in the U.S. Postal Service's "Celebrate The Century" poll to choose stamps that represented Arts & Entertainment in the 1980s. The vote count was enough to allow Cats to be one of 15 subjects designated for the commemorative stamp series.

"E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial" led the Arts & Entertainment field with 239,189 votes, followed by "The Cosby Show" with 194,517. Both Cats and "Hip-Hop Culture" (158,509) made the cut; Country Music and "The Bonfire of the Vanities" did not.

Winners in other categories included "Fall of the Berlin Wall" (People & Events), Video Games (lifestyles) and Figure Skating (Sports).

Voters previously had the chance to select one theatre stamp -- A Chorus Line -- for the 1970s, but TV's "Sesame Street" and "All in the Family" were declared the champ stamps.

Postal service spokesperson Linda Vanderveer told Playbill On-Line (April 12) consumers can vote for the 1990s series starting in May. For information check out the USPS website, http://www.stampvote.msn.com. Vanderveer also said the stamps are due out January 2000. The Cats stamp has not yet been designed.

Theatre lovers were already given a postal present back in March, when the USPS released a stamp dedicated to the acting husband-and-wife team of Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne.

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