Daily Archives: October 11, 2016

‘Requiem for a Heavyweight’ episode airs on ‘Playhouse 90’ 60 years ago this hour (Oct 11 1956)

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(Thursday, October 11, 1956, 9:30-11:00 p.m. EDT) — An over-the-hill heavyweight boxing champion is exploited by his manager, despite the efforts of a compassionate young woman who tries to help him recover his self-respect on tonight’s episode of the CBS television anthology drama series Playhouse 90.

In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode number 30 on its “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” list.