Jack Weston was an American actor. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1976 and a Tony Award in 1981. Weston, a Cleveland, Ohio native played comic roles in films such as Cactus Flower and Please Don't Eat the Daisies, he took on heavier parts, such as the scheming crook and stalker who, along with Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna, attempts to terrorize and rob a blind Audrey Hepburn in the 1967 film Wait Until Dark. Weston had countless character roles in major films such as The Cincinnati Kid and The Thomas Crown Affair. On television he made numerous appearances such as murderer Fred Calvert in the 1958 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Daring Decoy." In 1961, he was a guest star in the TV drama Route 66, playing the manager of a traveling group of young women nightclub dancers, who mistreats his employees. In 1963, he was a guest star in the TV drama The Fugitive. In 1976, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for his performance in the film The Ritz.
In 1981, Weston appeared on Broadway in Woody Allen's comedy The Floating Light Bulb, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Actor. Other stage appearances included Bells are Ringing in 1956, The Ritz in 1975, Neil Simon's California Suite and One Night Stand in 1980. Weston co-starred in Alan Alda's 1981 film The Four Seasons, reprised his role to star in a television series spinoff on CBS. Weston served in the United States Army during World War II. Weston married twice, first to actress Marge Redmond, noted for her role in the ABC sitcom The Flying Nun, they appeared together, an example being a 1963 episode of The Twilight Zone titled "The Bard". Redmond and Weston divorced; the couple had no children. His second marriage was to Laurie Gilkes and lasted until his death from lymphoma on May 3, 1996, after a six-year struggle, he was 71 years old and survived by his stepdaughter, Amy. Jack was the older brother of Anthony Spinelli, whose birth name was Sam Weinstein and whose first stage name was Sam Weston.
The Westons were Jewish. In 1949, Weston appeared as Mr. Storm in episode 5 of His Video Rangers. In the 1960–1961 television season, Weston appeared as Chick Adams, a reporter, on the CBS sitcom My Sister Eileen starring Shirley Bonne and Elaine Stritch as two sisters who share a New York City brownstone apartment; the other co-stars were Rose Marie and Raymond Bailey. The next season, 1961–1962, he starred in the short-lived sitcom The Hathaways (ABC, in which he and Peggy Cass adopted a trio of chimpanzees, he made guest appearances on such television series as Peter Gunn, Perry Mason, Rescue 8, The Twilight Zone, The Untouchables, Have Gun – Will Travel, Johnny Staccato, The Lawless Years, Route 66, Harrigan and Son, Stoney Burke, Breaking Point, The Fugitive, Gunsmoke, Twelve O'Clock High, Tales of the Unexpected, The Man from U. N. C. L. E; the Carol Burnett Show, All in the Family and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. Jack Weston on IMDb Jack Weston at the TCM Movie Database Jack Weston at the Internet Broadway Database Jack Weston at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
J. Pat O'Malley
James Patrick Francis O'Malley was an English singer and character actor, who appeared in many American films and television programmes from the 1940s to 1982, using the stage name J. Pat O'Malley, he appeared on the Broadway stage in Ten Little Indians and Dial M for Murder. A New York Times drama critic praised O'Malley's performance in Ten Little Indians, calling him "a rara avis, a comedian who does not gauge the success of his efforts by the number of laughs he induces at each performance". Born into an Irish family in Burnley, Lancashire, O’Malley began his career in entertainment in 1925 as a recording artist and as principal singer with Jack Hylton and his orchestra in the United Kingdom from 1930 to 1933. Known at that time as Pat O'Malley, he recorded more than four hundred popular songs of the day. In 1930 he sang Amy, Wonderful Amy, a song about aviator Amy Johnson, performed by Jack Hylton's band, he began a solo recording career in 1935 in parallel with his work with Hylton. At the end of 1935 Hylton and O'Malley came to the United States to record with a band composed of American musicians, thus emulating Ray Noble and Al Bowlly.
The venture was short-lived. O'Malley remained in the US, known professionally as J. Pat O'Malley. O'Malley guest-starred in 1951 as a sheriff on Bill Williams's syndicated western series, The Adventures of Kit Carson. From 1950-55, he appeared in five episodes of The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse. From 1951-57 he was cast in eight episodes of Robert Montgomery Presents. Other television work from this period include roles in Walt Disney's Spin and Marty film and serial as the always-faithful ranch steward, Perkins. In 1956 he guest-starred in one of the last episodes, "The Guilty", of the NBC legal drama Justice, based on case files of the Legal Aid Society of New York. In 1958 he was a guest star in "Peter Gunn" as Homer Tweed, he appeared in Rod Cameron's syndicated City Detective in the episode "Found in a Pawnshop". In 1960 O'Malley was cast in Coronado 9, set in San Diego. In 1959 and 1960 O'Malley portrayed a judge and a newspaper editor in three episodes of the ABC western series The Rebel, starring Nick Adams, as a roaming former Confederate soldier.
On January 6, 1959 O'Malley played a priest in the episode "The Secret of the Mission" on the syndicated adventure series Rescue 8, starring Jim Davis and Lang Jeffries. In the storyline the priest is trapped with a would-be thief named Carlos under the roof of a collapsed church. O'Malley was cast as Walter Morgan in the 1959 episode "The First Gold Brick" of the NBC western series The Californians. In 1959-1960 he made eight appearances as Judge Caleb Marsh in Black Saddle. In 1959 he was cast as Dr Hardy in an early episode of Hennesey. In season 3, Episode 10, titled "The Medicine Man", of the television series Wanted: Dead or Alive starring Steve McQueen, O'Malley played the character of Doc, he appeared in the role of a bank president in an episode of The Real McCoys titled "The Bank Loan", released 15 January 1959. In 1960 O'Malley made guest appearances on The Tab Hunter Show, The Law and Mr. Jones, Johnny Midnight, Johnny Staccato and Son, Adventures in Paradise, The Islanders, Going My Way, The Tall Man.
He made numerous guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason, including as the defendant in the 1960 episode "The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor" and as the murderer in the 1961 episode "The Case of the Roving River". In 1961 O'Malley appeared in different roles. In the episode "The Has-Been" he had the title role, playing a fading entertainer grieving over the loss of his wife. In one poignant scene, O'Malley displayed his song and dance talent as he performed for an imaginary audience in an abandoned dance hall; that year he guest-starred in the television version of Bus Stop and the following year appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zone, "The Fugitive" and "Mr. Garrity and the Graves", he guest-starred twice on The Lloyd Bridges Show in that series' 1962-1963 season. He co-starred with Spring Byington in the 1964 episode "This Train Don't Stop Till It Gets There" of The Greatest Show on Earth. During the 1963-1964 season O'Malley appeared in eight episodes of My Favorite Martian and returned to The Twilight Zone, playing a bit part in the episode "The Self-Improvement of Salvatore Ross".
In the 1964-1965 season, he was cast in Me. O'Malley appeared in the Hogan's Heroes episode "How to Cook a German Goose by Radar" in 1966, the 1967 episode "D-Day at Stalag 13". In 1966 he appeared as Ed Breck in the episode "Win Place and Die" of Jack Sheldon's short-lived sitcom Run, Run, he appeared as "Vince" in The Rounders. In the 1966 episode "The Four Dollar Law Suit" of the syndicated western series Death Valley Days, O'Malley played the lawyer for Alfred Hall, a country chicken farmer who sues an insurance company for underpaying him four dollars after his chicken coop burns to the ground. In 1969 O'Malley portrayed Carol Brady's father in the first episode of ABC's The Brady Bunch; the name "Fleming" was used in O'Malley's first two appearances on The Fugitive. In 1973 O'Malley starred with Shirley Booth in the short-lived comedy A Touch of Grace, he made several appearances on Maude between 1973 and 1975.
Sheree North was an American actress and singer, known for being one of 20th Century-Fox's intended successors to Marilyn Monroe. North was born as Dawn Shirley Crang in Los Angeles, California, on January 17, 1932, the daughter of June Shoard and Richard Crang. Following her mother's remarriage to Edward Bethel, she was known as Dawn Shirley Bethel, she began dancing in USO shows during World War II at age ten. In 1948, she married Fred Bessire, she bore her first child at age 17 in 1949, continued dancing in clubs under the stage name Shirley Mae Bessire. North made her film début as an uncredited extra in Excuse My Dust, she was spotted by a choreographer performing at the Macayo Club in Santa Monica, was cast as a chorus girl in the film Here Come the Girls, starring Bob Hope. Around that time, she adopted the stage name Sheree North, she made her Broadway début in the musical Hazel Flagg. She reprised her role in the film version, starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. In early 1954, at age 22, she appeared in a live TV version of Cole Porter's Anything Goes on The Colgate Comedy Hour, with Ethel Merman, Frank Sinatra and Bert Lahr.
In 1954, North signed a four-year contract with 20th Century-Fox. The studio had big plans for her, hoping to groom her as a replacement for the studio's leading, uncontrollable, female star, Marilyn Monroe. Fox tested North for leading roles in two of their upcoming productions, The Girl in Pink Tights and There's No Business Like Show Business—two films, offered to Monroe—while North was wearing Monroe's own studio wardrobe. However, after her screen tests, North was not cast in either film. In March 1954, North had a brush with scandal when it was revealed that she had earlier danced in a bikini in an 8 mm erotic film. Fox capitalized on the publicity as the studio had with Monroe's nude calendar posing in 1952. In 1955, she was assigned the lead role opposite Betty Grable in How to Be Very, Very Popular, a role that Marilyn Monroe had refused to accept. Media attention surrounding Monroe's suspension and North's hiring resulted in North appearing on the cover of Life magazine with the cover line "Sheree North Takes Over From Marilyn Monroe".
How to Be Very, Very Popular would not live up to the hype Fox had generated though North had appeared on What's My Line? to publicize the film and had been asked point-blank by one of the panelists if she has been associated with Monroe. The movie was a moderate box office success. Despite this, film historians and now, cite North's electrically-charged dancing to "Shake and Roll", as the film's most memorable scene. In an attempt to promote North, Fox studio executives lobbied to cast her in films surrounded with popular stars; the studio had campaigned to cast her in a film with comedian Tom Ewell, hoping to repeat the success he had with Monroe in The Seven Year Itch. Soon thereafter, the studio assigned North and Ewell to appear together in the romantic comedy The Lieutenant Wore Skirts, plotting the story of an army lieutenant whose husband tries to get her discharged. To promote the film, North posed for several publicity shots showing her legs; when the majority of the shots were released, only her legs appeared with the tagline, "Believe it or not, these legs belong to an army lieutenant".
The film premiered with much fanfare in January 1956, became a box office success, grossing over $4 million in the United States. North's follow-up was The Best Things in Life Are Free, a lavish musical in which her singing voice was dubbed by Eileen Wilson, she received fourth billing under Dan Dailey and Ernest Borgnine. It was an attempt by the studio to broaden North's audience appeal, while it earned favorable reviews from critics, it did not become the success Fox had hoped for. In 1956, Fox signed another blonde bombshell, Broadway actress Jayne Mansfield to a contract, began promoting her instead of North. Although Fox lost interest in North, the studio continued to offer her a string of films, she was offered the leading role in a film called The Girl Upstairs, in which she would have parodied Monroe's on-screen persona. When North's agent suggested she decline the film, Fox put her on suspension for two months; when her suspension was lifted one month North agreed to appear in The Way to the Gold only on the assurance that Elvis Presley would be her co-star.
When Presley withdrew due to salary disagreements, he was replaced with Jeffrey Hunter, with whom North quarreled. In the film, North attempted to progress from her blonde bombshell image, playing a sarcastic waitress, while the film drew mixed reviews, it was a box office success, she next starred in No Down Payment, a melodrama about the lives of multiple families living in a California subdivision. Tony Randall played her alcoholic husband in the film. Although critically acclaimed, it was not a box office success; the following year, she appeared in her final two films for Fox. In Love and War was a war drama film pairing her again with Jeffrey Hunter, with Robert Wagner, Dana Wynter, Hope Lange, it was not a financial success. Although the musical film genre had declined in profitability, she next co-starred in Mardi Gras with Pat Boone and Tommy Sands, it was her final film under her contract. After North's contract with Fox ended in 1958, her career stalled, she continued to act in films, on the stage throughout the rest of her life, but she failed to again obtain the recognition she had with Fox in the 1950s.
She guest starred on episodes of The Untouchab
Yitzhak Edward Asner is an American actor, voice actor and a former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He is known for his role as Lou Grant during the 1970s and early 1980s, on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant, making him one of the few television actors to portray the same leading character in both a comedy and a drama, he played John Wayne's adversary Bart Jason in the 1966 Western El Dorado. He is known for portraying Santa Claus in the comedy film Elf and its animated remake Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas, he is the most honored male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2009, he starred as the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's animated film Up, made a guest appearance on CSI: NY in the episode "Yahrzeit". In early 2011, Asner returned to television as butcher Hank Greziak in Working Class, the first original sitcom on cable channel CMT, he starred in the Canadian television series Michael and Thursdays, on CBC Television and has appeared in the 2013 television series The Glades.
Asner guest-starred as Guy Redmayne, a homophobic billionaire who supports Alicia Florrick's campaign, in the sixth season of The Good Wife. Asner was born on November 1929, in Kansas City, Missouri, his Jewish Russian-born parents, Lizzie, a housewife, Morris David Asner, ran a second-hand shop. He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family. Asner attended Wyandotte High School in Kansas City and the University of Chicago, he worked on the assembly line for General Motors. Asner served with the U. S. Army Signal appeared in plays that toured Army camps in Europe. Following his military service, Asner joined the Playwrights Theatre Company in Chicago, but left for New York City before members of that company regrouped as the Compass Players in the mid-1950s, he made guest appearances with the successor to Compass, The Second City, is considered part of The Second City extended family. In New York City, Asner played Jonathan Jeremiah Peachum in the Off-Broadway revival of Threepenny Opera, scored his first Broadway role in Face of a Hero alongside Jack Lemmon in 1960, began to make inroads as a television actor, having made his TV debut in 1957 on Studio One.
In two notable performances on television, Asner played Detective Sgt. Thomas Siroleo in the 1963 episode of The Outer Limits titled "It Crawled Out of the Woodwork" and the reprehensible ex-premier Brynov in the 1965 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episode "The Exile." He made his film debut in 1962, in the Elvis Presley vehicle Kid Galahad. Before he landed his role with Mary Tyler Moore, Asner guest-starred in television series including the syndicated crime drama Decoy, starring Beverly Garland, the NBC western series The Outlaws and Route 66 in 1962 as Custody Officer Lincoln Peers, he was cast on Jack Lord's ABC drama series Stoney Burke and in the series finale of CBS's The Reporter, starring Harry Guardino. He appeared on Mr. Novak, Mission: Impossible, The Outer Limits and The Invaders. Asner played a minor character in children's television show W. I. T. C. H.. Asner is best known for his character Lou Grant, first introduced on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970. In 1977, after the series, Asner's character was given Lou Grant.
In contrast to the Mary Tyler Moore series, a thirty-minute award-winning comedy about television journalism, the Lou Grant series was an hour-long award-winning drama about newspaper journalism. In addition he made appearances as Lou Grant on two other shows: Roseanne. Other television series starring Asner in regular roles include Thunder Alley, The Bronx Zoo and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, he starred in one episode of the western series Dead Man's Gun, as well as portraying art smuggler August March in an episode of the original Hawaii Five-O and reprised the role in the Hawaii Five-0 remake. He appeared as a veteran streetwise officer in an episode of the 1973 version of Police Story. Asner was acclaimed for his role in the ABC miniseries Roots, as Captain Davies, the morally conflicted captain of the Lord Ligonier, the slave ship that brought Kunta Kinte to America; the role earned Asner an Emmy Award, as did the dark role of Axel Jordache in the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man. In contrast, he played a former pontiff in the lead role of Papa Giovanni: Ioannes XXIII, an Italian television film for RAI.
Asner has had an extensive voice acting career. In 1987, he played the eponymous character, George F. Babbitt, in the L. A. Classic Theatre Works' radio theatre production of Sinclair Lewis's novel, Babbitt, he provided the voices for Joshua on Joshua and the Battle of Jericho for Hanna-Barbera, J. Jonah Jameson on the 1990s animated television series Spider-Man. Asner provided the voice of famed American orator Edward Everett in the 2017 documentary film The Gettysburg Address. Asner provided the voice of Carl Fredricksen in the Academy Award-winning Pixar film Up, he received great critical praise for the role, with one critic going so far
Anthony Franciosa was an American film, TV and stage actor. He began as a successful stage actor, gaining a Tony Award nomination for the drug-addiction play A Hatful of Rain. After relocating to Hollywood he made numerous feature films, including A Face in the Crowd, The Long, Hot Summer, Career, for which he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor/Drama. In television he played lead roles in five television series: the sitcom Valentine's Day, drama The Name of the Game, Matt Helm and Finder of Lost Loves. Born to an Italian-American family, raised by his mother and aunt, he adopted his mother's maiden name Franciosa as his professional name. In 1948, Franciosa joined the Cherry Lane Theatre Group off Broadway. Within two years, he had been accepted as a member of the Actors Studio, which would prove an invaluable resource going forward but it would be a few years more before Franciosa could make a living from acting. In the meantime, he worked a variety of jobs which included being a waiter, day laborer, messenger boy.
Several years he garnered rave reviews and a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway performance of the play A Hatful of Rain. Franciosa reprised his role in the film version in 1957, earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Roles in several major films followed, including A Face in the Crowd with Andy Griffith and Patricia Neal, The Naked Maja with Ava Gardner, The Long Hot Summer with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Orson Welles, Career with Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, Period of Adjustment with Jane Fonda, The Pleasure Seekers with Ann-Margret and Carol Lynley, Fathom with Raquel Welch, Across 110th Street with Anthony Quinn, The Drowning Pool with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Rio Conchos with Richard Boone and Stuart Whitman, 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. Franciosa guest-starred in the television series The Greatest Show on Earth, Jack Palance's circus drama, which aired on ABC from 1963–1964.
That same season, he appeared in the ABC medical drama about psychiatry. Producer David Dortort was on the verge of casting him as Cameron Mitchell's best friend and brother-in-law, Manolito Montoya, on the western, The High Chaparral, if Henry Darrow did not make it to the set in time. Darrow did. Eager to act in any medium, he became a series lead in the sitcom Valentine's Day and drama TV series The Name of the Game, as lead role of charismatic but doggedly determined star reporter Jeff Dillon, alternating the regular lead spot with Gene Barry and Robert Stack, he was fired from the series because of his temper. He had a further alternating lead role, this time alongside Hugh O'Brian and Doug McClure, as agent Nick Bianco in Search, on his own in Matt Helm, a spinoff of the spy-spoof films that starred Dean Martin, he played roles in all-star television miniseries, such as Aspen and Wheels. In the 1980s, Franciosa starred in the Aaron Spelling-produced series Finder of Lost Loves. Franciosa made notable guest star appearances as a villain in the Western series The Virginian and The Men from Shiloh, plus was star of the Theatre of Stars episode "A Case of Armed Robbery" convincingly playing a man with feelings of alienation from a society driven to crime.
In the 1985 revival of The Twilight Zone, he appeared in the third-season episode "Crazy As a Soup Sandwich," playing a gangster, revealed to be the ultimate demon. Franciosa's final film was City Hall, a 1996 drama starring Al Pacino and John Cusack, in which he portrayed a New York City crime boss. In his autobiography, The Garner Files, actor James Garner stated that Franciosa, on the set of A Man Could Get Killed abused the stunt crew by not pulling punches in fight scenes, resulting in a physical confrontation with Garner. In his memoir, From I Love Lucy to Shōgun and Beyond: Tales from the Other Side of the Camera, Jerry London stated that Franciosa could not remember his lines during the shooting of the television movie Wheels, so co-star Rock Hudson had to hold up cue cards for him during one scene in a car. 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.
He had won the Globe competing with actors Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur, Richard Burton in Look Back in Anger, Fredric March in Middle of the Night and Joseph Schildkraut as Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank. In 1958, Franciosa had been nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Polo Pope in the film version of A Hatful of Rain, opposite Eva Marie Saint and Don Murray as his brother, Johnny, a morphine addict. Franciosa was married four times, had three children, his first marriage, to writer Beatrice Bakalyar in 1952, ended in divorce in 1957. That May 4 he married Oscar-winning actress Shelley Winters, he next wed the former Judith Balaban, daughter of Barney Balaban, author of the book, The Bridesmaids, about her friend Princess Grace of Monaco, in whose wedding she served as a bridesmaid. This union produced Nina. A final marriage, to Rita Theil on November 27, 1970, lasted until his death in 2006; the pair had
Mary Loretta "Mariette" Hartley is an American character actress. Hartley was born in New York City, the daughter of Mary "Polly" Ickes, a manager and saleswoman, Paul Hembree Hartley, an account executive, her maternal grandfather was John B. Watson, an American psychologist who established the psychological school of behaviorism. Hartley has a younger brother, a writer and research philosopher. In 1960, Hartley married John Seventa. A second marriage to Patrick Boyriven on August 13, 1978, produced two children and Justine. Hartley and Boyriven divorced in 1996 and Hartley married Jerry Sroka in 2005. Hartley is a 1965 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. In her 1990 autobiography Breaking the Silence, written with Anne Commire, Hartley talked about her struggles with psychological problems, pointing directly to Watson’s practical application of his theories as the source of the dysfunction in his family, she has spoken in public about her experience with bipolar disorder and was a founder of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
In 2009, Hartley spoke at a violence prevention forum about her father's suicide. Hartley began her career as an eight year old in the White Barn Theater in Connecticut. In her teens as a stage actress, she was mentored by Eva Le Gallienne, her film career began with an un-credited cameo appearance in "From Hell to Texas", a western with Dennis Hopper. In 1962, she appeared in an episode of CBS's Gunsmoke as a mountain girl. In 1963, she starred in the leading role in Drums of Africa with Frankie Avalon, Lloyd Bochner, Torin Thatcher, directed by James B. Clark, she was cast in an episode of the Jack Lord adventure/drama series about the rodeo circuit, Stoney Burke. Hartley had a supporting role as Susan Clabon in Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie in 1964. In the 1963–1964 television season, she appeared in an episode of ABC’s drama about college life, Channing and in two episodes of NBC's The Virginian. In 1963, she was cast as the character Hagar in "The Day of the Misfits" of the ABC Western series, The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters, starring child actor Kurt Russell in the title role.
In 1965, Hartley was cast as a Mormon "hand-cart" pioneer, Jessica Scott, who with her husband searches for their lost boy taken by Indians while they are en route to Utah, in the episode "The Red Shawl" of the syndicated series, Death Valley Days hosted by Ronald W. Reagan; the boy was wrapped in the shawl. 1967 "Death Valley Days" in Lost Sheep in Trinidad as Sister Blandia. In 1966, Hartley appeared as Polly Dockery in the series finale, "A Burying for Rosey", of ABC's The Legend of Jesse James, she made three guest appearances on NBC's Bonanza, one in 1965, another one in 1968, the last one in 1970 and. She worked with two creators of television science fiction. In 1963, she appeared in an episode of The Twilight Zone, she played the character Ellie in episode 118 of Gunsmoke. She appeared in two episodes of the NBC series Daniel Boone, "Valley of the Sun" in 1968 and as a nun in "An Angel Cried" in 1970. In 1969, she appeared in the penultimate episode of NBC's Star Trek, "All Our Yesterdays," as Zarabeth.
She appeared in several science fiction films, Earth II, the pilot for the postapocalyptic Genesis II, another Roddenberry production. Her film roles included two Lee Van Cleef Westerns and The Magnificent Seven Ride, she appeared in The Return of Count Yorga, Improper Channels, O'Hara's Wife opposite Ed Asner, 1969, Encino Man, Novel Romance. On television, she portrayed Dr. Claire Morton on the primetime adaption of ABC's Peyton Place. In 1971, Hartley had a guest appearance with Glenn Corbett on the Gunsmoke episode "Phoenix". In 1973, she appeared as divorcee Marilyn Dietz on The Bob Newhart Show, in Disney's The Mystery in Dracula's Castle. In 1974, she guest-starred in the "Moran's the Man" episode of Paul Sand in Lovers, she guest-starred in the "Zero" episode of Emergency!. In 1975, she appeared on McCloud, starring Dennis Weaver, titled "Lady on the Run." In 1976, she played a widow on Little House on the Prairie episode 43, "For My Lady". In 1978, she appeared in the television series Logan’s Run and in CBS's The Incredible Hulk in two episodes.
As Dr. Carolyn Fields, she marries the alter ego of the Hulk. In 1979, she appeared in an episode of The Rockford Files titled "Paradise Cove" as Althea Morgan, the court-appointed receiver. Hartley appeared in an episode of M*A*S*H as Dr. Inga Halvorsen, she co-starred with Bixby in the 1983 situation comedy Goodnight, Beantown. She appeared in two episodes of the NBC mystery series Columbo, starring Peter Falk as the rumpled detective. One was "Catch Me" with Ruth Gordon, the other "Publish or Perish" with Jack Cassidy. In 1979, she portrayed the Witch in ABC's holiday telefilm The Halloween That Almost Wasn't, or The Night Dracula Saved The World. In 1986, she co-starred with Lynn Redgrave in the made-for-TV movie My Two Loves. In the 1990s, she toured with Elliott Gould and Doug Wert in the revival of the myst
Vince Edwards was an American actor and singer. He was best known for his TV role as doctor Ben Casey and as Major Cliff Bricker in the 1968 war film The Devil's Brigade. Edwards was born in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York City, New York, to Julia and Vincento Zoine, an Italian-American bricklayer, he and his twin brother, were the youngest of seven children. He studied aviation mechanics at East New York Vocational High School, graduating in June, 1945, he worked as a lifeguard at swam for the Flatbush Boys Club. He was a standout on his high school swim team playing on the school's baseball and track teams, he studied at Ohio State University on an athletic scholarship. He was part of the university's swim team. After two years at Ohio State, he transferred to the University of Hawaii where he spent much time training as a swimmer for the Olympics, he was involved in theater productions. Edwards studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1950, he was signed to a contract by Paramount Pictures, making his film debut as Vincent Edwards in 1951's Mister Universe.
The following year he played the lead role in Hiawatha. Although he had major roles in several films, including film noirs The Killing and Murder by Contract, it was not until he was featured as the title character in the successful Ben Casey television series that he achieved stardom; the medical drama, which he directed, ran from 1961 to 1966. As a result of the show's and his own popularity, Edwards released several music albums and appeared in the all-star war film The Victors in 1963, he was represented by one of Hollywood's first "super agents", Abby Greshler of Diamond Artists in Hollywood. When the Ben Casey television series ended, Edwards returned to acting in motion pictures with a major role in the 1968 war drama The Devil's Brigade, together with films such as Hammerhead, The Desperados, The Mad Bomber. In 1983, he played Hawk, in the sci-fi film Space Raiders, he continued to act in film as well as in guest spots on television, including roles in The Rhinemann Exchange, Evening in Byzantium, the pilot episode of Knight Rider, Knight Of The Phoenix in 1982.
He directed a number of episodes in a variety of television series including the original Battlestar Galactica. Twenty-two years after the series ended, Edwards returned to television as Dr. Ben Casey in a 1988 TV movie, The Return of Ben Casey, he made his last film, The Fear, in 1995. After the filming he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Edwards was a compulsive gambler for many years, acknowledging to a longtime friend, director William Friedkin, that he had "sacrificed a good portion of his career to an addiction". In his last years and his wife Janet attempted to educate others about the dangers of gambling. After his death, his wife said, "One of the messages that Vince wanted to share is that gambling is NOT glamorous, despite today's suave-sounding euphemisms, such as'gaming'". Edwards died of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, California, on March 11, 1996. Vince Edwards on IMDb "Vince Edwards" at Brian's Drive-In Theater