Night Call Nurses
Night Call Nurses is a 1972 film directed by Jonathan Kaplan. It is the third in Roger Corman's "nurses" cycle of films, starting with The Student Nurses. Three young nurses work in a psych ward at a hospital. Barbara comes under the influence of a charismatic sex therapist and is stalked by a mysterious nurse. Janis has an affair with a truck-driving patient, addicted to drugs. Sandra becomes politicised through an affair with a black militant and helps a prisoner escape from the hospital. Patty Byrne as Barbara Alana Hamilton as Janis Mittie Lawrence as Sandra Clint Kimbrough as Dr. Bramlett Felton Perry as Jude Stack Pierce as Sampson Richard Young as Kyle Toby Martin Ashe as Bathrobe Benny Bob Brogan as George Tris Coffin as Miles Bailey Dennis Dugan as Kit Lynne Guthrie as Cynthia Bobby Hall as Warden Kelley Barbara Keene as Chloe Christopher Law as Zach Dick Miller as driver Corman offered the film to Kaplan on the recommendation of Martin Scorsese, who had made Boxcar Bertha for Corman and had taught Kaplan at New York University.
Kaplan's student film Stanley had just won a prize at the National Student Film Festival and he was working as an editor in New York. Corman allowed Kaplan to rewrite the script and edit the film. Kaplan says the only lead member of the cast selected when he came on board was then-model Alana Hamilton. Kaplan: I'd never seen a Nurses movie, he laid out the formula. I had to find a role for Dick Miller, show a Bulova watch, use a Jensen automobile in the film, and he explained that there would be three nurses: a blonde, a brunette, a nurse of colour. The last thing he said was "There will be nudity from the waist up, total nudity from behind, no pubic hair - now get to work!" Kaplan brought out Danny Opatoshu from New York to help him work on the script. The film was a big hit, launching Kaplan's directing career. Kaplan recalled "There's some stuff in Night Call Nurses that's so stupid and so dumb, I just get a warm feeling thinking about it. It's so silly and sweet and naive and awful." List of American films of 1972 Night Call Nurses on IMDb
The Actors Studio is a membership organization for professional actors, theatre directors and playwrights at 432 West 44th Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. It was founded October 5, 1947, by Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford and Robert Lewis, who provided training for actors who were members. Lee Strasberg joined and took the helm in 1951 until his death on February 17, 1982; the Studio is best known for its work teaching method acting. The approach was developed by the Group Theatre in the 1930s based on the innovations of Konstantin Stanislavski. While at the Studio, actors work together to develop their skills in a private environment where they can take risks as performers without the pressure of commercial roles; as of May 2018, the studio's co-presidents are Alec Baldwin and Al Pacino. The Artistic Director in New York, is Beau Gravitte, the Associate Artistic Director in New York is Estelle Parsons. After an initial meeting held on October 5, 1947, at the Labor Stage, located at 106 W. 39th Street, in which goals and ground rules of the new organization were discussed, the studio opened for business the following day at the Union Methodist Episcopal Church, located at 229 West 48th Street home to the Actors Kitchen and Lounge, long a source of rental rehearsal space for local theatrical producers.
Before settling in its current location in 1955, the Studio moved over an eight-year period: In January 1948, it was a dance studio on East 59th Street. In April of that year, a move to the CBS Building at 1697 Broadway, near 53rd Street, established some semblance of stability. From that point, the old Theatre Guild rehearsal rooms on the top floor of the ANTA Theatre became home, as they would remain until October 1954, at which point theatre renovations reduced the Studio to renting space twice a week; this it did at the Malin Studios at 1545 Broadway, room 610. This arrangement would persist throughout the 1954–1955 theatrical season as the Studio was acquiring and renovating its current venue. In 1955 it moved to its current location in the former West Forty-fourth Street United Presbyterian Church, a Greek Revival structure, built for the Seventh Associate Presbyterian Church in 1858 or 1859, it was one of the last churches to be built in that style in New York City. From September 1994 through May 2005, the Studio collaborated with The New School in the education of masters-level theatre students at the Actors Studio Drama School.
After ending its contract with the New School, the Actor's Studio established The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in 2006. Inside the Actors Studio Notes Further reading ArticlesGerard, Jeremy "Frank Corsaro to Head Actors Studio," The New York Times Heimer, Mel, "My New York" Rochester Sentinel p. 2 Kleiner, Dick "The Actors Studio: Making Stars Out of the Unknown," Sarasota Journal p. 26 Pogrebin, Robin "Pacino and Keitel To Lead the Actors Studio," The New York Times Seligsohn, Leo "Actors Studio Needs Cash Birthday Gift," Sarasota Herald-Tribune p. 6-B Smith, Liz "Controversy Engulfs Actors Studio As Anna Strasberg Resigns," Sarasota Herald-Tribune p. 4-CBooksFrome, Shelly The Actors Studio: a History. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-1073-6 Garfield, David A Player's Place: The Story of the Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan. ISBN 0-02-542650-8 Hirsch, Foster A Method to their Madness: The History of the Actors Studio. New York: WW Norton & Co Inc. ISBN 0-393-01783-4 Official website PBS American Masters Series profile Inside the Actors Studio The Actors Studio MFA Program at Pace University Audio collection of the Actors Studio from 1956–69 at the Wisconsin Historical Society A brief history of the Actors Studio, including Lee Strasberg on its origin and purpose.
David Garfield research files on the Actors Studio, 1947–2003, held by the Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Magnum Force is a 1973 American action thriller and the second to feature Clint Eastwood as maverick cop Harry Callahan after the 1971 film Dirty Harry. Ted Post, who directed Eastwood in the television series Rawhide and the feature film Hang'Em High, directed this second installment in the Dirty Harry film series; the screenplay was written by Michael Cimino. The film score was once again composed by Lalo Schifrin; this film features early appearances by Tim Matheson and Robert Urich. At 124 minutes, it is the longest Dirty Harry film. Mobster Carmine Ricca drives away from court in his limo after being acquitted of a mass murder on a legal technicality. However, while his limo is on an isolated road and his three associates are murdered by an SFPD motorcycle cop. Inspector Harry Callahan visits the crime scene alongside his partner Earlington "Early" Smith, despite the fact that the two of them are supposed to be on stakeout duty. Callahan trades barbs with Lieutenant Neil Briggs. After he and Early stumble upon and foil an attempt to hijack an airliner, Callahan meets rookie cops Phil Sweet, John Davis, Alan "Red" Astrachan, Mike Grimes while practicing at an indoor firing range.
Callahan deduces that Sweet is an ex-Airborne Ranger and Special Forces veteran after loaning his gun to the rookie, being impressed by the rookies. Sometime after, a motorcycle cop slaughters a mobster's pool party using a satchel charge and a submachine gun; as Callahan and Early deal with an attempted armed robbery of a store, a pimp murders a prostitute, withholding money from him. The next day, the pimp is killed off by a patrolman. While investigating the crime scene, Callahan deduces what occurred and realizes that the culprit is a cop, he assumes it to be his old friend Charlie McCoy, who has become despondent and suicidal after leaving his wife, Carol. The motorcycle cop murders drug kingpin Lou Guzman using a Colt Python equipped with a suppressor. However, Guzman is under surveillance and Callahan's old partner Frank DiGiorgio, sees McCoy dump his bike outside Guzman's apartment just before the murders; the motorcycle cop, revealed to be Davis, encounters McCoy in the parking garage and kills him to eliminate a potential witness.
Harry learns of McCoy's death. At an annual shooting competition, a puzzled DiGiorgio tells Callahan that Davis was the first officer to arrive after the murders of Guzman and McCoy. Callahan purposely embeds a slug in a range wall, he retrieves the slug to have ballistics confirm it to match the bullets found at the Guzman crime scene. Callahan begins to suspect. Briggs insists that mob killer Frank Palancio is behind the deaths. Callahan forces Briggs to loan him Sweet as back up for a raid on Palancio's residence; however and his gang are tipped off via a phone call, resulting in a gunfight and the deaths of Palancio and Sweet. A search of Palancio's offices for incriminating evidence turns up nothing and only raises Harry's suspicions further; the three remaining rogue cops confront Callahan in his garage complex, presenting him with a veiled ultimatum to join their organization. While checking his mailbox, Callahan discovers a bomb left by the vigilantes and manages to defuse it, but a second bomb kills Early as Harry phones to warn him.
Callahan calls Briggs and shows him the bomb, only to learn that Briggs is the leader of the death squad. Briggs cites the traditions of frontier justice and summary executions, expressing disappointment for Callahan's refusal to join forces. Callahan and Briggs drive to an undisclosed location while being followed by Grimes. Callahan knocks him unconscious. Grimes gives chase and shoots out the car's rear windshield before Callahan runs him over. Davis and Astrachan appear, causing Callahan to flee onto an old aircraft carrier in a shipbreaker's yard; as they stalk Callahan through the darkened ship, Astrachan wastes his ammunition and Callahan beats him to death. Callahan runs onto the top deck and starts up Astrachan's motorcycle, leading Davis in a series of jumps between ships before the two run out of deck space. Callahan skids to a stop. Callahan makes his way back to the car. Briggs states his intent to frame Callahan for the murders rather than kill him; as Callahan backs away from the car, he surreptitiously activates the timer on the mail bomb and tosses it in the back seat.
Briggs is driving off. Clint Eastwood as SFPD Homicide Inspector Harry Callahan Hal Holbrook as SFPD Homicide Lt. Neil Briggs David Soul as SFPD Traffic Officer John Davis Tim Matheson as SFPD Traffic Officer Phil Sweet Kip Niven as SFPD Traffic Officer Alan "Red" Astrachan Robert Urich as SFPD Traffic Officer Mike Grimes Felton Perry as SFPD Stakeout Inspector Earlington "Early" Smith Mitchell Ryan as SFPD Traffic Officer Charlie McCoy Margaret Avery as the Prostitute Bob McClurg as the Cab Driver John Mitchum as SFPD Stakeout Inspector Frank DiGiorgio Albert Popwell as the Pimp, J. J. Wilson Richard Devon as Carmine Ricca Christine White as Carol McCoy Tony Giorgio as Frank Palancio Maurice Argent as Nat Weinstein Jack Kosslyn as Walter Bob March as Estabrook Ade
The West Wing
The West Wing is an American serial political drama television series created by Aaron Sorkin, broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1999, to May 14, 2006. The series is set in the West Wing of the White House, where the Oval Office and offices of presidential senior staff are located, during the fictitious Democratic administration of Josiah Bartlet; the West Wing was produced by Warner Bros. Television and featured an ensemble cast, including Martin Sheen, John Spencer, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Bradley Whitford and Richard Schiff. For the first four seasons, there were three executive producers: Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme, John Wells. After Sorkin left the series, Wells assumed the role of head writer, with executive producers being directors Alex Graves and Christopher Misiano, writers Lawrence O'Donnell Jr. and Peter Noah. The West Wing is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential television series, it has been ranked among the best television shows of all time in publications such as, Time, TV Guide, Rolling Stone, the New York Daily News.
The Writers Guild of America ranked. It has received praise from critics, political science professors, former White House staffers and has been the subject of critical analysis; the West Wing received a multitude of accolades, including two Peabody Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, 26 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the award for Outstanding Drama Series, which it won four consecutive times from 2000–2003. The show's ratings waned in years following the departure of series creator Sorkin after the fourth season, yet it remained popular among high-income viewers, a key demographic for the show and its advertisers, with around 16 million viewers; the West Wing employed a broad ensemble cast to portray the many positions involved in the daily work of the federal government. The President, the First Lady, the President's senior staff and advisers form the core cast. Numerous secondary characters, appearing intermittently, complement storylines that revolve around this core group. Josiah "Jed" Bartlet is the President of the United States.
An economist by training, he is a former Congressman and Governor from New Hampshire who unexpectedly won the Democratic Party nomination. He suffers from multiple sclerosis, a fact he hides from the electorate, he is succeeded by Matt Santos. Leo McGarry is Chief of Staff. Following a heart attack, he becomes Counselor to the President, the Democratic Candidate for Vice President, he dies before assuming office. Josh Lyman is the Deputy Chief of Staff to Leo McGarry. Josh leaves the White House to become the "Santos for President" campaign manager; when Santos is elected, Josh becomes White House Chief of Staff. Toby Ziegler is the Communications Director, where he wrote many of Bartlet's speeches, including both Inaugural Addresses and many State of the Union Addresses, he is fired from the Bartlet administration during a leak investigation, though he is pardoned for his crimes at series' end. He has twin children with his ex-wife, a congresswoman from Maryland. Sam Seaborn is the Deputy Communications Director to Toby Ziegler.
In his time at the White House, Sam is responsible for writing many of Bartlet's speeches. He departs the White House following the re-election of President Bartlet to run for Congress, he is recruited to become Santos' Deputy Chief of Staff at the series end. C. J. Cregg is the Press Secretary, she succeeds Leo McGarry as Chief of Staff and departs the White House at the end of the Bartlet administration. Post-series, she has a child. Charlie Young is the Personal Aide to the President and a Deputy Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, he is in a relationship with Zoey Bartlet. At the series end he begins to study law at Georgetown. Donna Moss is the Senior Assistant to Josh Lyman, she departs to be a spokesperson for the Russell campaign and the Santos campaign. Upon Santos' election, she becomes Chief of Staff to the First Lady. Abbey Bartlet is the First Lady, Jed's wife, a physician.. Mandy Hampton is Josh Lyman's ex-girlfriend and a media consultant contracted by the Bartlet administration.
She departs without explanation following the first season. Will Bailey is hired as a speechwriter and transitions into the role of Deputy Communications Director, he becomes Chief of Staff to the Vice President, Russell's Campaign Manager, Communications Director. After the series end he becomes a congressman for Oregon. Kate Harper is the Deputy National Security Advisor. Matt Santos is a Congressman from Texas, convinced by Josh Lyman to run for President, he wins the nomination and the election.. Arnold Vinick is a Senator from California. After his loss in the general election, he is appointed Secretary of State by President-elect Santos. Annabeth Schott (Kristin Chenowet
RoboCop 2 is a 1990 American cyberpunk action film directed by Irvin Kershner, written by Frank Miller and Walon Green, starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan and Gabriel Damon. It is the first sequel to the 1987 film, RoboCop and the second entry in the RoboCop media franchise. Set in the near future in a dystopian metropolitan Detroit, the plot centers around the eponymous RoboCop as he becomes in embroiled in a scheme by Omni Consumer Products to bankrupt and take over the city while fighting the spread of a highly-addictive street drug and its leader, the cult-like Cain; the film was shot on-location in Houston. It was the final theatrically-released film directed by Kershner. While receiving mixed reviews from critics and fans, the film received attention in 2013 from news media due to its plot predicting Detroit filing for bankruptcy in the future, it was nominated for three Saturn Awards, including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Performance by a Younger Actor, Best Special Effects.
In the near future, the city of Detroit is on the verge of bankruptcy after failing to pay off its debts to conglomerate Omni Consumer Products. In a scheme under their control, the company's Chairman intends to have the city default on its debt foreclose on all public property taking over its government and allowing for a radical urban redevelopment plan, gentrifying the old neighbourhoods into a utopian model community known as Delta City. To rally public opinion behind the project, OCP sparks an increase in street crime by terminating the now-privatized Detroit Police Department's pension plans and cutting salaries, triggering a police strike. RoboCop, due to his directives, is unable to strike and remains on duty with his partner, Anne Lewis; the two raid a manufacturing plant of Nuke, a new addictive designer drug, plaguing the streets of Detroit. RoboCop and Lewis manage to kill or subdue most of the criminals, but the cartel's leader Cain and his adolescent accomplice Hob manage to escape, Hob managing to shoot and damage RoboCop due to his programming preventing the execution of minors.
Experiencing repeated flashbacks to his previous life as Alex Murphy, RoboCop has begun watching his wife and son outside their home. Still grieving over the death of her husband, his wife brings litigation against OCP, complaining of harassment, he is told by his handlers that he can never have his old life back, to not bother her again. He tells her the same to spare her feelings allowing his wife to move on, which she finds hard to do, knowing that what's left of her husband will never be the same again. Meanwhile, OCP struggles to develop "RoboCop 2", expected to be mass-produced and replace both the striking police officers and the outdated ED-209. To their frustration, all the newly resurrected officers malfunction and commit suicide, thus having damages cost up to $90 million. Dr. Juliette Faxx, an unscrupulous psychologist, concludes that Alex Murphy's strong sense of duty and his moral objection to suicide due to his Irish Catholic religion were the reasons behind his ability to adapt to his resurrection as RoboCop.
Faxx convinces the Chairman to let her control the project, this time using a criminal with a desire for power and immortality. Despite his chief executive Donald Johnson's objection, Faxx is allowed to proceed. Nuke kingpin Cain, a power-hungry gang leader with a messianic cult-of-personality, fears losing his grip in the wake of the Delta City project, uses corrupt police officer and addict Duffy to undermine both OCP and RoboCop's enforcement efforts. RoboCop beats the location of Cain's hideout out of him, he confronts Cain's gang at an abandoned construction site, but the raid is a trap and RoboCop is overwhelmed. The criminals dump the pieces in front of his precinct. Cain has Duffy vivisected for revealing their location and forces Hob to watch. RoboCop is repaired, but Faxx reprograms him with over 300 new directives at the insistence of the OCP Board of Directors impeding his ability to perform his duties. One of his original technicians suggests. RoboCop shocks himself with a high voltage transformer.
The charge erases all of his directives, including the original ones, allowing his human brain to be in complete control. Murphy motivates the striking officers to aid him in raiding Cain's hideout; as Cain tries to escape, RoboCop intercepts and wounds him. Hob takes control of Cain's drug empire. Believing she can control him with Nuke, Faxx selects Cain for the RoboCop 2 project, puts his brain in a towering and armed body. After failing to pay the city's debts via voluntary fundraising, the Mayor is contacted by and meets Hob, who offers to retire the city's entire debt to in exchange for a "hands off" policy towards Nuke, thereby nullifying OCP's scheme and preventing Delta City's construction. Threatened by this move, OCP sends RoboCop 2 to the meeting to kill Hob. Cain slaughters everyone in sight, except for the Mayor. RoboCop arrives to find a mortally wounded Hob. During the unveiling ceremony for Delta City and RoboCop 2, the Chairman presents a canister of Nuke as a symbol of the current crime wave.
Seeing Nuke, Cain goes berserk, attacking the crowd. RoboCop fights Cain; the two battle throughout the building, the fight extends to the street. The police force engages Cain, who opens fire at officers and civilians alike. RoboCop recovers the
Ron Thompson (actor)
Ron Thompson is an American film, theatre actor and songwriter. Born in Louisville, Thompson is best known for his dual lead roles in Ralph Bakshi's critically acclaimed rotoscope film American Pop and the 1970s TV series Baretta in the role of Detective Nopke. Thompson had a brief career as a rock singer in the 1960s and wrote and recorded a number of singles as Ronnie Thompson under the guidance of his mentor and friend, rockabilly singer Ersel Hickey. Thompson originated the role of Shanty Mulligan in the 1969 Pulitzer Prize winning play No Place to be Somebody by Charles Gordone and won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his 1973 theatre lead performance in the play Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? The Progress Bulletin praised Thompson's performance in the 1976 Felton Perry play Buy the Bi and Bye calling it an "offbeat and hilarious black satire with a zinging performance by Ron Thompson."Thompson did a dramatic portrayal of Henry David Thoreau on the 1976 NBC television series The Rebels.
Thompson starred in the 2018 thriller film Cargo. Official website Ron Thompson on IMDb Ron Thompson on Facebook Ron Thompson on Instagram Ron Thompson's channel on YouTube'American Pop'... Matters: Ron Thompson, the Illustrated Man Unsung interview at PopMatters Radio interview with actor Ron Thompson of American Pop on YouTube American Pop - Q&A video with actor Ron Thompson at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California on Vimeo Beyond the Marquee - EXCLUSIVE: Ralph Bakshi's AMERICAN POP – Video of Historic Q&A with Actor Ron Thompson Hate Horses - Official feature film trailer starring Ron Thompson on YouTube Ron Thompson Skype Interview on YouTube Ron Thompson WPWL 103.7 radio interview Cargo - Official trailer starring Ron Thompson on YouTube
The Partridge Family
The Partridge Family is an American musical sitcom starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy. Jones plays a widowed mother, Cassidy plays the oldest of her five children who embark on a music career, it ran from September 25, 1970, until March 23, 1974, on the ABC network as part of a Friday-night lineup, had subsequent runs in syndication. The family was loosely based on the real-life musical family the Cowsills, a popular band in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the pilot episode, a group of musical siblings in the fictitious city of San Pueblo, California convinces their widowed mother, bank teller Shirley Partridge, to help them out by singing as they record a pop song in their garage. Through the efforts of precocious 10-year-old Danny they find a manager, Reuben Kincaid, who helps make the song a Top 40 hit. After more persuading, Shirley agrees, they acquire an old school bus, a 1957 Chevrolet Series 6800 Superior, for touring, paint it with Mondrian-inspired patterns, head to Las Vegas, Nevada for their first live gig at Caesars Palace.
Subsequent episodes feature the band performing in various venues or in their garage. The shows contrast suburban life with the adventures of a show-business family on the road. After the first season, more of the show's action takes place in their hometown than on tour; the Partridge Family was created for television by Bernard Slade. The show was inspired by and loosely based on the Cowsills, a family pop music group, famous in the late 1960s. In the show's early development, the Cowsill children were considered by the producers, but because the Cowsills were not trained actors and were too old for the roles as scripted and Claver abandoned that idea. Shirley Jones had been signed as mother Shirley Partridge and star of the show; the pilot was filmed in December 1969. This unaired pilot differs from the pilot broadcast in 1970. In the unaired pilot, Shirley's name is "Connie" and she has a boyfriend played by Jones' real-life husband at the time, Jack Cassidy, father of David Cassidy. Laurie mentions her late father once getting drunk at a Christmas party, the family has a different address and live in Ohio.
The show proved popular, but the fame took its toll on several, if not most, of the starring cast David Cassidy. In the midst of his rise to fame, Cassidy soon felt stifled by the show and trapped by the mass hysteria surrounding his every move. In May 1972, he appeared nude on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in a cropped Annie Leibovitz photo, he used the article to get away from his squeaky clean image. Among other things, the article mentions Cassidy was riding around New York in the back of a car "stoned and drunk."Shortly after the series ended, scriptwriter Roberta Tatum launched a lawsuit against Screen Gems concerning the creation of the show. Tatum claimed that she had submitted a similar premise to Screen Gems prior to 1970 called Baker's Half-Dozen; the matter was resolved out with Tatum receiving a reported $150,000 from Screen Gems. Shirley Jones as Shirley Partridge: vocals, tambourine, percussion David Cassidy as Keith Partridge: lead vocals, rhythm guitar, electric lead guitar, banjo Susan Dey as Laurie Partridge: vocals, piano, Hammond organ, percussion Danny Bonaduce as Danny Partridge: vocals, bass guitar Jeremy Gelbwaks as Chris Partridge: vocals, drums Brian Forster as Chris Partridge: vocals, drums Suzanne Crough as Tracy Partridge: tambourine, percussion Dave Madden as Reuben Kincaid: band manager Ricky Segall as Ricky Stevens: singer Simone, the family's pet dog On the show's soundtrack and records, none of the actors played the indicated instruments, only Jones and Cassidy sang.
The actors pretended while listening to recordings by session musicians who provided the real vocal and instrumental music attributed to The Partridge Family. During its four-season run, many actors made guest appearances on the show; some of them were well known at the time, such as Morey Amsterdam, John Astin, Carl Ballantine, John Banner, Edgar Buchanan, George Chakiris, Dick Clark, Jackie Coogan, Howard Cosell, Jodie Foster, Bernard Fox, Ned Glass, James Gregory, Margaret Hamilton, Pat Harrington Jr. Arte Johnson, Harvey Lembeck, Art Metrano, Mary Ann Mobley, Harry Morgan, Slim Pickens, Richard Pryor, Barbara Rhoades, William Schallert, Nita Talbot, Larry Wilcox, Dick Wilson, William Windom. Others would become famous in other roles, such as Meredith Baxter, Richard Bull, Bert Convy, Farrah Fawcett, Norman Fell, Anthony Geary, Louis Gossett Jr. Harold Gould, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Hamill, Season Hubley, Ann Jillian, Gordon Jump, Cheryl Ladd, Michael Lembeck, William Lucking, Stuart Margolin, Richard Mulligan, Michael Ontkean, Noam Pitlik, Annette O'Toole, Charlotte Rae, Rob Reiner, Jack Riley, Jaclyn Smith, Vic Tayback, Nancy Walker, Frank Welker.
Country singer Johnny Cash made an uncredited cameo appearance in the pilot episode. Ray Bolger played Shirley's father in three episodes, Rosemary DeCamp played Shirley's mother in four episodes. Then-Governor Ronald Reagan's daughter, Maureen Reagan, was featured in one episode. Future Charlie's Angels stars Jaclyn Smith, Farrah Fawcett and Cheryl Ladd all made guest appearances on separate episodes. Bobby Sherman appeared in the last episode of the first season as struggling songwriter Bobby Conway; this episode led into a short-lived spinoff series on ABC, Getting Together, starring Sherman and Wes Stern as Bobby Conway's business part