Terry Wilson (actor)
Terry W. Wilson appeared in more than thirty-five films and television programs between 1948 and 1981. Many of his roles were uncredited. On July 2,1953, he was cast as a guard in episode 121, Woman from Omaha. In 1956, he had another uncredited role as a robber in the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, wilsons portrayed Biff Jenkins in the 1975 Walt Disney film Escape to Witch Mountain. His last acting role was as Norman Scroggs in a 1981 episode of CBSs The Dukes of Hazzard, in his early years, Wilson was a stunt performer for John Wayne in such films as Sands of Iwo Jima in 1949 and Rio Grande in 1950. He was part of the John Ford stock troupe and appeared as an extra in numerous dance scenes. He often appeared with his friend and fellow stunt performer Frank McGrath, in 1957, Ward Bond specifically requested Wilson and McGrath to be regulars on Wagon Train. When Bond died, it was Wilson who broke the news to Bonds best friend and it has been said that they both cried together on the phone.
Wilson, along with John Wayne, McGrath, Harry Carey, Jr. and Ken Curtis, along with McGrath, Wilson appears in a dance scene as a Texas Ranger and both are in the wedding party in the John Wayne/John Ford film The Searchers. In Hondo, Frank McGrath has a part, and Wilson doubles for John Wayne in the knife fight with the Indian Silva. Wilson and his wife, Mary Ann, are interred at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village in Los Angeles County and they had three children, Timothy T. Wilson, & Kathryn and two grandchildren and Timothy. Terry Wilson at the Internet Movie Database
Gavin MacLeod is an American film and character actor, ships ambassador, Christian activist and author, whose career spans six decades of television. He has appeared as a guest on talk, variety. He achieved continuing television success co-starring opposite Ernest Borgnine on McHales Navy, as Joseph Happy Haines and he was best known for his starring role on The Love Boat, in which MacLeod played Captain Merrill Stubing. Gavin MacLeod was born as Allan George See on February 28,1931, in Mount Kisco, New York and his mother, Margaret See, a middle school dropout, worked for Readers Digest. His father, George See, an electrician, was part Chippewa and he grew up in Pleasantville and studied acting at Ithaca College, graduating in 1952. After serving in the United States Air Force, he moved to New York City, at about this time he changed his name, drawing Gavin from a physically disabled victim in a TV drama, and MacLeod from his Ithaca drama coach, Beatrice MacLeod. MacLeod said in a 2013 interview with Parade Magazine about his stage name, Allan, he wrote, just wasn’t strong enough, and See was too confusing.
MacLeod made his debut in 1957 on The Walter Winchell File at the age of 26. His first movie appearance was a small, uncredited role in The True Story of Lynn Stuart in 1958, soon thereafter, he landed a credited role in I Want to Live. A1958 prison drama starring Susan Hayward, operation Petticoat proved to be a breakout role for MacLeod, and he was soon cast in two other Edwards comedies, High Time, with Bing Crosby and The Party with Peter Sellers. Between 1957 and 1961, MacLeod made several appearances on various shows. In December 1961, he landed a guest role on The Dick Van Dyke Show as Mels cousin Maxwell Cooley and this was his first time working with Mary Tyler Moore. He played the role of a pusher, Big Chicken. Other guest roles include The Untouchables, Dr. Kildare, Gomer Pyle and my Favorite Martian, Hogans Heroes, Combat. The Big Valley, The Andy Griffith Show, It Takes a Thief, The Flying Nun, The King of Queens, and That 70s Show. His first regular TV role came in 1962 as Joseph Happy Haines on McHales Navy, between the years of 1965 –69, MacLeod appeared in many weekly episodes in multiple roles on the TV series Hogans Heroes including Major Zolle, General Metzger Major Kiegel and General von Rauscher.
MacLeods breakout role as Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show won him lasting fame and his starring role as Captain Stubing on The Love Boat, his next TV series, brought laughter to 90 countries worldwide, between 1977 and 1986. His work on that show earned him three Golden Globe nominations, co-starring with him was familiar actor and best friend Bernie Kopell as Dr. Adam Bricker and unfamiliar actor and best friend Ted Lange as bartender, Isaac Washington
Susan Oliver was an American actress, television director and aviator. Susan Oliver was born Charlotte Gercke, the daughter of George Gercke and Ruth Hale Oliver and her father was a political reporter and journalist for the New York World. Her parents divorced when she was still a child, in June 1949, Oliver joined her mother in Southern California, where Ruth was in the process of becoming a well known Hollywood astrologer. Oliver made a decision to embark upon a career as an actress, Oliver did numerous TV shows in 1957, and appeared on stage. She began the year with a part, as the daughter of an 18th-century Manhattan family, in her first Broadway play, Small War on Murray Hill. That same year, Oliver replaced Mary Ure as the lead in the Broadway production of John Osbornes play Look Back in Anger. The plays short run was followed by larger roles in live TV plays on Kaiser Aluminum Hour, The United States Steel Hour. Oliver went to Hollywood, where she appeared in the November 14,1957 and it is the only motion picture on which Oliver received top billing.
In mid-1958, Oliver began rehearsals for a role in Patate. Its seven performance run was shorter than that of Small War on Murray Hill. On April 6,1960, the 28-year-old Oliver played a young runaway, Maggie Hamilton. Flint McCullough, played by Robert Horton, searches for her so the train can proceed on schedule. On November 9,1960, she was cast as the lead guest star in The Cathy Eckhart Story on Wagon Train, with husband-and-wife actors John Larch and Vivi Janiss as Ben and Sarah Harness. In 1961, Oliver played the part of Laurie Evans in the episode Incident of His Brothers Keeper on CBSs Rawhide, in 1962 Oliver appeared as Jeanie in the television series Laramie in the episode Shadows in the Dust. Oliver was cast in three each of Adventures in Paradise, Twilight Zone, Route 66, Dr. Kildare, The Naked City, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Burkes Law, The Fugitive, Gomer Pyle. I Spy, The Virginian, and The Name of the Game and she made one appearance on The Andy Griffith Show and ABCs family western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters.
She made two appearances in The Invaders and her most challenging role during this time was as the ambitious wife of doomed country music legend Hank Williams in Your Cheatin Heart. The same year she starred opposite Jerry Lewis in The Disorderly Orderly, and appeared in The Man from U. N. C. L. E
Michael Sarrazin was a Canadian film and television actor who found fame opposite Jane Fonda in They Shoot Horses, Dont They. He was born Jacques Michel André Sarrazin in Quebec City, after acting in school plays he landed his first professional role at age 17. Sarrazin worked on productions in Toronto and gained a contract with Universal Studios. His early appearances include The Virginian, the TV film The Doomsday Flight, Gunfight in Abilene, in 1969 he starred in four films, one them being the dark Great Depression drama, They Shoot Horses, Dont They. The Sydney Pollack-directed movie earned nine Oscar nominations, with Sarrazin starring alongside Jane Fonda, Susannah York, Gig Young, Red Buttons and he served as a supporting actor in Sometimes a Great Notion. His film career as a man came to a close with his role in The Gumball Rally. He appeared in Joshua Then and Now, the Star Trek, Deep Space Nine episode The Quickening, and he hosted the April 15,1978, episode of Saturday Night Live.
For seven years he was in a relationship with actress Jacqueline Bisset, according to a family spokesman, his daughters Catherine and Michele were at his side when he died
When Time Ran Out
It was directed by James Goldstone. When Time Ran Out. was a flop and Allens last theatrically released picture and is often regarded as the final 1970s era Disaster film. Despite critical and commercial disappointment, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Kay is in love with Hank Anderson, an oil rigger whose scientists are warning him that a nearby active volcano is about to erupt. Shelbys partner, Bob Spangler, assures guests at the hotel that the threat of the volcano is a total exaggeration, Spangler is married to Shelbys goddaughter Nikki, but is cheating on her with Iolani, an executive with Shelbys hotel. Iolani is engaged to Brian, the general manager. Unbeknownst to all except Spangler, who chooses not to reveal the secret, Brian is his illegitimate younger half-brother, guests at the hotel include a bonds smuggler, Francis Fendly, who is being tailed by a New York City private investigator, Tom Conti. Also on hand are Rene and Rose Valdez, who are retired circus tightrope walkers, Hanks oil-rig workers include Tiny Baker, who has a wager going with cockfighting rival Sam with a prized rooster that has just been delivered to him.
Sam and his wife Mona own a local bar and Kay go for a picnic on the beach to discuss their relationship. During their time together, the volcano erupts and most of the population are wiped out. Tiny and all of Hanks workers are killed in town when a wave crashes onto them. Sam takes Mona and two of his girls and Marsha, and escapes by car, while Hank and Kay rescue Nikki, the only survivors are those at Shelbys hotel, overlooking a disaster that will surely come straight for them, as the volcano is spewing fireballs. A fireball lands at the hotel - Conti is blinded in the explosion, some of the hotel guests panic and try to escape by stealing the helicopter, but it soon crashes, killing all those inside. Hank insists that everyone must evacuate the hotel and journey to a side of the island to await rescue. Spangler convinces the majority of the guests to stay, including mistress Iolani, Shelby bids a farewell to Nikki, who insists on staying with her husband. After one final attempt to persuade others to them and Kay leave the hotel along with Shelby, Brian and Rose, Fendly and Conti, Mona.
At the hotel, Nikki stumbles upon her husbands affair with Iolani, trucks carrying survivors manage to travel as far as a mountainside gorge. Everyone must cross the gorge on foot, Conti is guided by Fendly, and the two become friends. From there, the party comes upon a rickety bridge over a river of molten lava
James Callahan (actor)
James Thomas Callahan was an American film and television actor who appeared in more than 120 films and television programs between 1959 and 2007. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal from 1987 to 1990 of Walter Powell on the syndicated sitcom Charles in Charge and he played a doomed soldier/journalist in the M*A*S*H episode Sometimes You Hear the Bullet. One of three children, Callahan was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to William and Elenora Callahan on October 4,1930, after his service in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953, he worked for the United States Postal Service. While attending school in the Midwest, he discovered acting and on the advice of a teacher, he enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle and he studied drama and graduated in the late 1950s. Callahan did not marry until he was sixty-three, when he wed Peggy Cannon in 1994, in February 2007, Callahan was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Six months later, on August 3,2007, Callahan died at his home in Fallbrook, james Callahan at the Internet Movie Database
Anthony Franciosa, usually billed as Tony Franciosa during the height of his career, was an American film, TV and stage actor. He made several films, including A Face in the Crowd. In television, along with minor parts, he played lead roles in five television series. However, he began as a stage actor, gaining a Tony Award nomination for the drug-addiction play A Hatful of Rain. Born Anthony George Papaleo to an Italian-American family, and raised by his mother and aunt, in 1948, Franciosa joined the Cherry Lane Theatre Group off Broadway. In the meantime, he worked a variety of jobs which included being a waiter, day laborer, several years he garnered rave reviews and a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway performance of the play A Hatful of Rain. When he reprised his role in the version in 1957. He appeared in a prominent co-starring role in the Frank Sinatra film Assault on a Queen and was in the 70s film of the Jackie Collins book The World Is Full of Married Men. He guest-starred in the television series The Greatest Show on Earth, Jack Palances circus drama and that same season, he appeared in the ABC medical drama about psychiatry, Breaking Point.
Unfortunately for Franciosa, he lost the part, because Darrow had arrived on the set, right on time and he was fired from the series because of his temper. He played roles in television miniseries, such as Aspen. In the 1980s, he starred in the Aaron Spelling-produced series Finder of Lost Loves, in the 1985 revival of The Twilight Zone, he appeared in the third-season episode Crazy As a Soup Sandwich, playing a gangster who is revealed to be the ultimate demon. Franciosas final film was City Hall, a 1996 drama starring Al Pacino and John Cusack, billed as Anthony Franciosa, he won the 1960 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for the role Sam Lawson in Career, opposite Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine. Franciosa was married four times, and had three children and his first wife, Beatrice Bakalyar, was a writer. They were married from 1952 to 1957 and his second wife was Oscar-winning actress Shelley Winters, they were married from May 4,1957 until their divorce in 1960, they had no children.
Her death preceded his by five days and his third wife, the former Judith Balaban, is the author of the book The Bridesmaids, about her friend Princess Grace of Monaco, in whose wedding she served as a bridesmaid. This marriage produced Franciosas only daughter and his last wife was Rita Theil, by whom he had two sons and Christopher. Marco Franciosa is an organic farmer, his last wife, when asked about Anthonys hair-trigger temper said, He was never taught how to control his temper
They Only Kill Their Masters
The title refers to Doberman dogs that might have been responsible for a womans murder currently under investigation by the local police chief. The film was written by Lane Slate and directed by James Goldstone, when one of its citizens is killed under mysterious circumstances many rumors arise, the most notorious of them being that the victim was killed by her own Doberman Pinscher. The police chief is initially inclined to believe this scenario, new developments complicate the investigation, especially when crucial evidence starts to disappear. The county sheriff is trying to take control of the investigation. It was the last major film shot on MGMs backlot before it was sold, several former MGM stars accepted supporting roles in the film because it gave them the opportunity to be in the last film shot on the backlot. Other scenes were filmed at the Paradise Cove Pier, Paradise Cove in Malibu, two years later, when Garner started to film The Rockford Files, his trailer was located at the same place.
There were several TV sequels made to the movie, starring Andy Griffith as Abel Marsh, the first movie was called Deadly Game and was written and directed by Lane Slate, as was the follow-up Girl in the Empty Grave. The character was renamed Sam Adams for Adams of Eagle Lake, the character changed names yet again for the TV movie Winter Kill, becoming Sam McNeill
Robert David Dave Grusin is an American composer, arranger and pianist. He has composed scores for feature films and television, and has won numerous awards for his soundtrack and record work, including an Academy Award. He has had a recording career as an artist, producer. He is the co-founder of GRP Records, born in Littleton, Colorado, he studied music at the University of Colorado at Boulder and was awarded his degree in 1956. He produced his first single, Subways Are for Sleeping, in 1962, other scores followed, including Winning, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, The Midnight Man, and Three Days of the Condor. In the late 1970s, he started GRP Records with his business partner, Larry Rosen and he was the composer for The Graduate, On Golden Pond and The Goonies. In 1988, he won the Oscar for best original score for The Milagro Beanfield War, from 2000 through 2011, Grusin concentrated on composing classical and jazz compositions and recording with collaborators, including guitarist Lee Ritenour.
Their album Harlequin won a Grammy Award in 1985 and their classical crossover albums, Two Worlds and Amparo, were nominated for Grammys. Grusin was born in Littleton, the son of Rosabelle, a pianist, and Henri Grusin, an alumnus of the University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Music, he was awarded his bachelors degree in 1956. Among his teachers there were Cecil Effinger and Wayne Scott, longtime pianist, Grusin has a filmography of about 100 titles. He received a Best Original Song nomination for It Might Be You from the film Tootsie, six of the fourteen cuts on the soundtrack from The Graduate are his. Other film scores he has composed include Where Were You When the Lights Went Out, Three Days of the Condor, The Goonies, Tequila Sunrise, Hope Floats, Random Hearts, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Firm. In addition, he composed the original opening fanfare for film studio TriStar Pictures. Elsewhere, for Televisa in Mexico, Tres Generaciones and he composed music for individual episodes of each of those shows.
His other TV credits include The Wild Wild West, The Girl from U. N. C. L. E. and Columbo, Prescription and he did the theme song for One Life to Live from 1984–1992. Since its beginning in 1984, the Minneapolis-St. Paul regional weekly news, Grusin assisted in 1966 as musical director and arranger for two years the Catarina Valente TV show and lived longer times in Amsterdam. About 35 Grusin CD titles are available including soundtracks, originals and homages to jazz greats George Gershwin, Duke Ellington. Recently he has turned his attention to his own compositions, as in much of his career, these defy easy classification
Technicolor is the name applied to a series of color motion picture processes, the first version dating from 1916, and followed by improved versions over several decades. It was the major color process, after Britains Kinemacolor. As the technology matured it was used for less spectacular dramas. Occasionally, even a film noir—such as Leave Her to Heaven or Niagara —was filmed in Technicolor, Technicolor is the trademark for a series of color motion picture processes pioneered by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation, now a division of the French company Technicolor SA. The Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation was founded in Boston in 1914 by Herbert Kalmus, Daniel Frost Comstock, the Tech in the companys name was inspired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where both Kalmus and Comstock received their undergraduate degrees and were instructors. Technicolor, Inc. was chartered in Delaware in 1921, most of Technicolors early patents were taken out by Comstock and Wescott, while Kalmus served primarily as the companys president and chief executive officer.
The term Technicolor historically has been used to describe at least five concepts, Technicolor process or format, several custom image origination systems used in film production, culminating in the three-strip process in 1932. Technicolor IB printing, a process for making color motion picture prints that allows the use of dyes which are more stable, originally used for printing from color separation negatives photographed on black-and-white film in a special Technicolor camera. This meaning of the name applies to nearly all Wikipedia articles about films made from 1954 onward in which Technicolor is named in the credits, Technicolor originally existed in a two-color system. Because two frames were being exposed at the time, the film had to be photographed and projected at twice the normal speed. Exhibition required a special projector with two apertures, two lenses, and a prism that aligned the two images on the screen. The results were first demonstrated to members of the American Institute of Mining Engineers in New York on February 21,1917, the near-constant need for a technician to adjust the projection alignment doomed this additive color process.
Only a few frames of The Gulf Between, showing star Grace Darmond, are known to exist today, convinced that there was no future in additive color processes, Comstock and Kalmus focused their attention on subtractive color processes. This culminated in what would eventually be known as Process 2, the difference was that the two-component negative was now used to produce a subtractive color print. Because the colors were present in the print, no special projection equipment was required. The frames exposed behind the filter were printed on one strip of black-and-white film. After development, each print was toned to a color nearly complementary to that of the filter, orange-red for the green-filtered images, the two prints, made on film stock half the thickness of regular film, were cemented together back to back to create a projection print. The Toll of the Sea, which debuted on November 26,1922, the second all-color feature in Process 2 Technicolor, Wanderer of the Wasteland, was released in 1924