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There were already four bodies to his name when he popped up on national TV, smiling with perfect hair.
Rodney Alcala, one of the most infamous serial killers in U. history, would eventually be arrested and sentenced to death in 1980 for the murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe.
Tali Shapiro was raped and beaten with a steel bar, but because her parents refused to let her testify at Alcala's trial, he was paroled in 1974 after spending 34 months in jail on a lesser charge of child molestation. Alcala enjoyed photographing his victims – mostly attractive young women – after murdering them and putting their corpses in distorted, grotesque poses.
When original host John Barbour didn't work out after about a year, NBC execs insisted that the cuddly, curly-haired Barris come on as his replacement, so he donned a tuxedo and a floppy hat and introduced the acts.
Any of the three judges (a roster that included Jaye P.
" "The best time is at night," he replies, smiling. [Morning and afternoon] are okay, but nighttime is when it really gets good."The convicted child rapist, then a typesetter at the Los Angeles Times, goes on to do a chilling impression of a "dirty old man." He also answers a question about what he would be called if he were a meal by stating, "I'm called ' The banana' and I look really good.
Peel me." Bradshaw erupts into laughter as the crowd applauds.But now donning a sharp, brown suit and butterfly collar, Alcala had other things on his mind: Winning the affection of bachelorette Cheryl Bradshaw.