Nell Carter was an American singer and actress. Beginning her career in 1970, Carter started in theater. Carter was best known for her role as Nell Harper on the NBC sitcom Gimme a Break! which aired from 1981 to 1987. Carter received two Emmy and two Golden Globe award nominations for her work on the series. Prior to Gimme a Break!, Carter won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical in 1978 for her performance in the Broadway musical Ain't Misbehavin', as well as an Primetime Emmy Award for her reprisal of the role on television in 1982. Born Nell Ruth Hardy in Birmingham, she was one of nine children born to Horace and Edna Mae Hardy; when she was two years old, her father was electrocuted. As a child, she began singing on a local gospel radio show and was a member of the church choir. At the age of 15, she began performing with the Renaissance Ensemble that played at area coffee houses and gay bars. On July 5, 1965, Hardy 16 years old, was raped at gunpoint by a man she knew who gave her a ride home from a performance with the Renaissance Ensemble.
Hardy became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter, the following year. Hardy found it too difficult, she sent Tracey to live with her elder sister Willie. At the age of 19, Hardy left Birmingham and moved to New York City with The Renaissance Ensemble, changing her surname to Carter. While living in New York City, Carter sang in coffee shops before landing her first role on Broadway in 1971. Carter made her Broadway debut in the 1971 rock opera Soon, she was the Music Director for the 1974 Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective's production of "What Time of Night It Is". Carter appeared alongside Bette Davis in the 1974 stage musical Miss Moffat, based on Davis' earlier film The Corn Is Green; the show closed before making it to Broadway. She broke into stardom in the musical Ain't Misbehavin, for which she won a Tony Award in 1978, she won an Emmy for the same role in a televised performance in 1982. Additional Broadway credits included Annie. In 1979, she had a part in the Miloš Forman-directed musical film adaptation of Hair.
Her vocal talents are showcased throughout the motion picture soundtrack. In 1978, Carter was cast as Effie White in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, but departed the production during development to take a television role on the ABC soap opera, Ryan's Hope in New York; when Dreamgirls premiered in late 1981, Jennifer Holliday had taken over the lead. In 1981, Carter took a role on television's The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, before landing the lead role of Nell Harper on the sitcom Gimme a Break!. The series was a ratings earned Carter a Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations. Gimme a Break! Aired from 1981 to 1987. In August 1987, after the cancellation of Gimme a Break!, Carter returned to the nightclub circuit with a five-month national tour with comedian Joan Rivers. In 1989, she shot a pilot for NBC entitled Morton's By the Bay, which aired as a one-time special in May of that year. In this, Carter played the assistant to the owner of a banquet hall, the focus was on her and her mad-cap staff.
Alan Ruck and Jann Karam co-starred. NBC passed on the series development. In October of that same year, she performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" prior to Game 4 of the 1989 World Series, played at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California; the following year, Carter starred. The series, perceived as being the black answer to Roseanne due to its portrayal of a working-class African-American family, featured Carter as a crass, no-nonsense mother and wife. You Take the Kids faced poor ratings and reviews, had a month's run from December 1990 to January 1991. During the early 1990s, Carter appeared in low-budget films, TV specials, on game shows such as Match Game'90 and To Tell the Truth, she co-starred in Hangin' with Mr. Cooper from 1993 to 1995. In the mid-1990s, Carter appeared on Broadway in a revival of Annie as Miss Hannigan, she was upset when commercials promoting the show used a different actress, Marcia Lewis, a white actress, as Miss Hannigan. The producers stated that the commercials, which were made during an earlier production, were too costly to reshoot.
Carter said. "Maybe they don't want audiences to know Nell Carter is black", she told the New York Post. "It hurts a lot", Carter told the Post, "I've asked them nicely to stop it—it's insulting to me as a black woman." Carter was replaced by Sally Struthers. In 2001, she appeared as a special guest star on the pilot episode of the new WB show Reba and continued with the show, making three appearances in season one; the following year, Carter made two appearances on Ally McBeal. The following year had her rehearsing for a production of Raisin, a stage musical of A Raisin in the Sun in Long Beach and filming a movie, Swing. Carter's final onscreen appearance was in the comedy film Back by Midnight, it was released in two years after her death. Carter self-identified as Pentecostal. After Gimme a Break! began, Carter's life took a turbulent turn. She attempted suicide in the early 1980s and entered a drug detoxification facility around 1985, her brother, died of complications due to AIDS in 1989. Carter married mathematician and lumber executive George Krynicki, converted to Judaism in 1982.
Carter filed for d
Henry Enrique "Erik" Estrada is an American actor, voice actor, police officer known for his co-starring lead role as California Highway Patrol officer Francis Llewelyn "Ponch" Poncherello in the police drama television series CHiPs, which ran from 1977 to 1983. His CHP motorcycle unit was 7 Mary 4 until the final season in which he was assigned to 15 Mary 6, he became known for his work in Spanish-language telenovelas, his appearances in reality television shows and infomercials and as a regular voice on the Adult Swim series Sealab 2021. Estrada was born on March 16, 1949, in East Harlem, New York, the son of Carmen Moreno, a seamstress, Renildo Estrada, his parents are of Puerto Rican descent. In the 1970 film version of The Cross and the Switchblade, Estrada made his film debut in the role of Nicky Cruz alongside Pat Boone, who played the role of David Wilkerson. In 1972, Estrada co-starred with George C. Scott and Stacy Keach as LAPD Officer Sergio Duran in the movie The New Centurions.
In 1973, Estrada co-starred in season 5, episode 22, of the CBS TV series Hawaii Five-O: "Engaged to be Buried". In 1974, Estrada took part in the disaster film, Airport 1975, where he played a role as the flight engineer on a Boeing 747, his character was killed in a midair collision. Two years he was a player in the military historical epic Midway, as a fictional airman Ens. "Chili Bean" Ramos. Starting in 1977, Estrada co-starred. In 1978, he began training in martial arts with SeishinDo Kenpo instructor Frank Argelander, to prepare for a two-part episode of the series; the two appeared on the cover of Fighting Stars Magazine that same year, discussing Estrada's training regimen. On Monday, August 6, 1979, Estrada was injured while filming a scene on the set of CHiPs, fracturing several ribs and breaking both wrists after he was thrown from his 600-pound motorcycle. In 1979, Estrada was voted one of "The 10 Sexiest Bachelors in the World" by People magazine and was featured on the cover of the November issue.
Following a salary dispute with NBC in the fall of 1981, Estrada was replaced by Olympic Gold Medalist and actor Bruce Jenner. CHiPs was canceled in 1983. In the 1980s, Estrada appeared in a string of low-budget films, he made a return to series television in a 1987 three-part episode of the police drama Hunter. In the 1990s, Estrada played the role of Johnny, a Tijuana trucker, in the Televisa telenovela Dos mujeres, un camino, he shared the main credits with Mexican actresses/singers Laura Bibi Gaytán. Slated for 100 episodes, the show went to 200-plus episodes and became the biggest telenovela in Latin American history, he was paid 1 million pesos for that role. In 1994, Estrada began co-hosting the syndicated outdoor adventure show American Adventurer, which ran until 2004. In 1995, he made a special guest appearance as Ponch in punk rock band Bad Religion's music video "Infected", as well as in the video for the Butthole Surfers's video for "Pepper", he has been seen on a few episodes of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch as himself, seen in a daydream cloud in Hilda's mind and driving a car as Hilda zapped herself in his car.
In 1997, Estrada wrote Erik Estrada: My Road from Harlem to Hollywood. In 1998, he returned as the character Francis "Ponch" Poncherello in the TNT made-for-TV movie CHiPs'99, along with the rest of the original cast. In 2001, Estrada landed a role on the daytime drama, The Bold and the Beautiful, as Eduardo Dominguez. In 2002, he played a game-show host on the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire with Hilary Duff, he made a guest appearance on an episode of Spy TV in 2002. He has had a regular role doing voiceovers for the Cartoon Network show Sealab 2021, where he would parody himself, he appeared in an episode of another Cartoon Network show, Space Ghost: Coast to Coast, which features a character named Moltar who has an obsession with Estrada and CHiPS, as a guest. Estrada has guest-starred on the children's cartoon Maya and Miguel. Estrada has appeared in music videos, such as Eminem's music video "Just Lose It". A band named after him is based in California. Estrada made guest appearances on The Wayans Bros.
Unhappily Ever After, the Nickelodeon comedy Drake & Josh, NBC's Scrubs and My Name is Earl, ABC's According to Jim. Estrada has done a long-running series of infomercials as a national spokesman for National Recreational Properties, selling undeveloped real estate property in such locations as Siskiyou County, California. Estrada began appearing in Burger King TV commercials in September 2009 where he attended a class on endorsing products led by race car driver Tony Stewart. During the spoof, Estrada seeks to understand why American consumers were not interested in purchasing his "Estrada" sunglasses that noticeably had his last name written boldly across the lens. Estrada has appeared in recent years in a number of reality television shows. In 2004, he starred in both the second season of The Surreal Life and in Discovery Health Body Challenge, he starred in the short-lived CBS reality show, Armed & Famous. In 2008, Estrada appeared in Husband for Hire, a television movie starring Nadine Velazquez and Mario López.
After a series of specials, in 2010, Estrada and Laura McKenzie began co-hosting a weekly series, The World's Funniest Moments, which began as a myNetworkTV series hosted by Arsenio Hall. Erik Estrada was contestant on the second season of the Spanish Univision reality show Mira Q
Fred Allen Berry was an American actor and street dancer. He was best known for the role of Fred "Rerun" Stubbs on the 1970s television show What's Happening!! Before starring on What's Happening!! he was a member of the Los Angeles-based dance troupe The Lockers, with whom he appeared on the third episode of Saturday Night Live. He appeared on the dance music show Soul Train, was featured in the program's signature line dance segment doing the memorable early 1970s dance step "the slo-mo". What's Happening!! Aired from 1976 to 1979, he reprised his role as Rerun in the series What's Happening Now!! but he was only on that show for one season. Berry asked for more money than the rest of the cast. Berry's widow, Essie Berry, told Urbanite magazine at Georgia State University that their unwillingness to pay Fred Berry his due in both shows led to their early cancellations. During the 1990s, Berry became a Baptist minister and lost 100 lbs after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Berry was married five times to four different women.
On October 21, 2003, Berry died at his Los Angeles home. He is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles. Hammer What's Happening!! as Fred "Rerun" Stubbs Battle of the Network Stars III as Himself Vice Squad as Sugar Pimp Dorsey A Stroke of Genius Alice, one episode What's Happening Now!! as Fred "Rerun" Stubbs "I Wonder Who She's Seeing Now" by The Temptations, music video The Howard Stern Show In Living Color as Himself Martin, one episode, as Himself Murder Was the Case: The Movie In the Hood Big Money Hustlas as Bootleg Greg The Freshest Kids: A History of the B-Boy as Himself Bum Runner Scrubs, one episode, as Fred "Rerun" Stubbs I Love the'70s as Himself Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star as Himself In the Land of Merry Misfits Fred Berry on IMDb Fred Berry at Find a Grave Lockerlegends.net Fred Berry
The Love Boat
The Love Boat is an American comedy/drama television series set on luxury passenger cruise ship S. S. Pacific Princess, which aired on the ABC television network from May 5, 1977 until May 24, 1986; the series revolves around the ship's captain Merrill Stubing and a handful of its crew, with several passengers—played by various guest star actors for each episode—having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday-night lineup of the time, which included Fantasy Island until that series ended two years earlier in 1984; the original 1976 made-for-TV movie on which the show was based was itself based on the nonfiction book Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director on a passenger cruise ship line. It was followed by two more TV-made-for movies, all before the series began its first season in September 1977; the executive producer for the series was Aaron Spelling, who produced several TV series for Four Star Television, American Broadcasting Company from the 1960s into the 1980s.
In 1997, the episode with segment titles "Hidden Treasure", "Picture from the Past", "Ace's Salary" was ranked No. 82 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time from TV Guide magazine. The Love Boat ran for nine seasons plus four specials. Another made-for-TV movie, titled The Love Boat: A Valentine Voyage, starring four of the original cast members, aired on February 12, 1990. Gavin MacLeod as Captain Merrill Stubing Bernie Kopell as Dr. Adam "Doc" Bricker, ship's physician Fred Grandy as Burl "Gopher" Smith, yeoman purser Ted Lange as Isaac Washington, yeoman purser Lauren Tewes as Julie McCoy, cruise director Jill Whelan as Vicki Stubing, the captain's daughter Ted McGinley as Ashley "Ace" Covington Evans, ship's photographer, yeoman purser Pat Klous as Judy McCoy, Julie's sister and successor as cruise director MacLeod and Lange are the only cast members to appear in every episode of the TV series as well as the last three made-for-TV movies. Grandy was in every episode throughout the run of the series, but was not in the last of the TV movies due to his 1986 campaign for the United States House of Representatives.
MacLeod was not the captain of the Pacific Princess in the first two TV movies and did not appear in them, although when his character was introduced there was a mention of his being "the new captain". Among the series' attractions was the casting of well-known actors in guest-starring roles, with many famous film stars of yesteryear making rare television appearances; the Love Boat was not the first comedy series to use the guest-star cast anthology format—Love, American Style had used the formula seven years earlier—but it had such success with the formula that future series in similar style always drew comparisons to The Love Boat. The series was followed on Saturday nights on ABC by Fantasy Island, produced by Aaron Spelling, had a similar format; the one-hour sitcom was set aboard Pacific Princess, at the time a real-life Princess Cruises cruise ship. Other ships used were the Pacific Princess twin sister vessel Island Princess, along with other cruise liners: SS Stella Solaris, MS Pearl of Scandinavia, Royal Viking Sky and Royal Princess and Sun Princess.
In 1981, P&O Cruises' line Sea Princess was used for the special two-hour episode "Julie's Wedding", set in and around Australia. Only the latter four ships still exist today; the series was filmed on sets in southern California's—20th Century Fox Studios for seasons one through five, the Old Warner Brothers Hollywood Studios for the remainder of the series. The "star of the show", the cruise ship itself, after being renamed the MS Pacific and being sold owned by another cruise line in Spain, the now-world famous Pacific Princess was retired to Turkey in 2013, where she was scrapped by a ship breaking company after no further buyer could be found. Episodes set and filmed in other European and East Asian locations became more frequent instead of the usual west coasts along the Pacific shores of the Americas as the show continued, they traditionally aired as season premieres or during the sweeps months of February and November. Another unique aspect of The Love Boat was its writing format; every episode contained several storylines, each written by a different set of writers working on one group of guest stars.
As a result, episodes ended up with ungainly titles like "Disco Baby/Alas, Poor Dwyer/After the War/Ticket to Ride/Itsy Bitsy: Part 1". Though the cast of the female detective sleuths of Charlie's Angels had been in separate episodes of the series, there was a crossover episode of the series in which the lady detectives had a case onboard the ship. On rare occasions, there were crossovers between the stories. In one episode, actors Robert Reed and Florence Henderson of The Brady Bunch, guest-starred in separate segments. In one scene, the two pass each other in a corridor, exchange a "Do I know you?" questioning do a double-take, continue on their separate ways down the hall without another word. In a one-time Fantasy Island crossover episode, the cruise ship makes a detour to deliver a tro
The Mark & Brian Show
The Mark & Brian Show was an American radio talk show hosted by Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps, known on the air as "Mark & Brian." The syndicated program aired weekday mornings from KLOS-FM in Los Angeles and blended comedy sketches, listener phone calls, interviews with in-studio guests, the occasional road trip. At the peak of its popularity, the show was syndicated to 21 other markets in the western US - including San Francisco, Portland Oregon, Tucson Arizona. In 1985, Thompson was working as a disc jockey when he was introduced to Phelps, whose background was in improvisational comedy, their first joint on-air appearance was in 1986 on WAPI-FM in Birmingham, where the initial incarnation of The Mark & Brian Show began. An offer to move west and take over the morning slot at KLOS led to the premiere of The Mark & Brian Show in Los Angeles on September 8, 1987; the Mark & Brian Show included annual events. Popular sketches included "The Red Carpet Minute with Edward Gordon," "Miniature Theater," and other celebrity-based sketches.
They were #1 in Los Angeles until 1992, when Howard Stern's syndicated show came to Los Angeles and took over the #1 spot in the Arbitron ratings. In 1995 Mark & Brian convinced Frank Jordan, mayor of San Francisco, California to shower with them nude, during a live radio show just before election day. In 2006, they conducted their version of the reality TV-based contest "Two Strangers and a Wedding," in which single women auditioned to be the bride chose from five male finalists to marry—without meeting before the wedding. In 2007, the concept was modified to "Three Strangers and a Wedding," in which the bride chose two of the five male finalists to come to the wedding. Upon meeting the bride at the wedding, the grooms had the option of proposing to the bride, who could accept either proposal or decline them both; each of the resulting marriages was brief and ended in divorce. On June 13, 2012, Thompson announced that he was retiring from radio after 25 years at the end of his contract, would be moving to Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife.
His last day at KLOS was revealed to be August 17, 2012. During Thompson's farewell show, Phelps announced that he, would be leaving KLOS, bringing The Mark & Brian Show to an end. Former producers include Johnny Vega, Rosemary Jimenez and Frank Murphy, their last producer was Ted Lekas. On April 8th, 2019, KLOS, Mark Thompson, Brian Phelps announced they will be having a one-off reunion show on April 25th, 2019; the show will both celebrate KLOS' 50th anniversary as well as promote the Mark and Brian show for the Radio Hall of Fame. The official show will be from 3pm to 7pm. They’ll make a guest appearance earlier that day at 9am with Frosty, Heidi & Frank. Mark & Brian are two-time winners of the Billboard Magazine "Air Personalities of the Year" award, received a 1991 National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award as "Air Personalities of the Year." They have received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Mark & Brian released three CD compilations of material from their morning show: All of Me, You Had To Be There, Little Drummer Boys.
All proceeds were donated to their favorite charities. The popularity of their radio show gave Mark & Brian several opportunities to branch out into other entertainment media. In 1991-92, they hosted The Adventures of Mark & Brian; the duo appeared in several motion pictures, notably Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday, the documentary Trekkies, The Princess Diaries. They played concerned onlookers in the made-for-TV movie A Very Brady Christmas during one of the scenes at the collapsed building, they appeared unbilled as caterers in the Married... with Children episode "Married...with Prom Queen". Mark & Brian had a "special appearance" in a 1993 episode of The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. playing two cowboys walking into a whiskey only bar. The Unofficial Mark and Brian Archive Mark & Brian biography Mark & Brian Archive Fan Site Mark & Brian events and more Mark Thompson on IMDb Brian Phelps on IMDb
Virtual International Authority File
The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
The data are available for research and data exchange and sharing. Reciprocal updating uses the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting protocol; the file numbers are being added to Wikipedia biographical articles and are incorporated into Wikidata. VIAF's clustering algorithm is run every month; as more data are added from participating libraries, clusters of authority records may coalesce or split, leading to some fluctuation in the VIAF identifier of certain authority records. Authority control Faceted Application of Subject Terminology Integrated Authority File International Standard Authority Data Number International Standard Name Identifier Wikipedia's authority control template for articles Official website VIAF at OCLC
Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster film written and directed by David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, produced by Jon Davison. It stars Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty and features Leslie Nielsen, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Lorna Patterson; the film is a parody of the disaster film genre the 1957 Paramount film Zero Hour!, from which it borrows the plot and the central characters, as well as many elements from Airport 1975 and other films in the Airport film series. The film is known for its use of surreal humor and its fast-paced slapstick comedy, including visual and verbal puns and obscure humor. Airplane! was a critical and financial success, grossing over $83 million in North America against a budget of $3.5 million, being released by Paramount Pictures. The film's creators received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Comedy, nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and for the BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.
In the years since its release, the film's reputation has grown substantially. The film was ranked sixth on Bravo's 100 Funniest Movies. In a 2007 survey by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, it was judged the second greatest comedy film of all time, after Monty Python's Life of Brian. In 2008, it was selected by Empire magazine as one of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time and in 2012 was voted number one in The 50 Funniest Comedies Ever poll. In 2010, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally or aesthetically significant". Ex-fighter pilot Ted Striker is a traumatized war veteran turned taxi driver; because of his pathological fear of flying and "drinking problem", he has been unable to hold a responsible job. His wartime girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, now a flight attendant, leaves him before boarding her assigned flight from Los Angeles to Chicago. Ted buys a ticket on the same flight to try to win her back.
However, she still continues to reject him during the flight. After the in-flight meal is served, several of the passengers and the flight crew fall ill, including Captain Oveur. Passenger Dr. Rumack discovers. With the flight crew incapacitated, Elaine contacts the Chicago control tower for help, is instructed by tower supervisor Steve McCroskey to activate the plane's autopilot, a large inflatable pilot doll named "Otto", which will get them to Chicago, but will not be able to land the plane. Elaine and Dr. Rumack convince Ted to take the controls; when Steve learns that Ted is piloting, he contacts Ted's former commanding officer, Rex Kramer, now serving as a commercial pilot, so that he can help talk Ted through landing the plane. Ted becomes troubled when Rex starts giving instructions, stresses out from flashbacks to the war. Both Elaine and Dr. Rumack bolster Ted's confidence and he takes the controls under Rex's guidance; as the plane nears Chicago, the weather becomes harsh. With Elaine's help as co-pilot and Rex's guidance, Ted is able to land the plane, despite shearing off the landing gear but with only minor injuries to the passengers.
Rescue vehicles arrive to help unload the plane. Impressed by Ted's display of courage, Elaine embraces and kisses him, rekindling their relationship; the two watch as "Otto" takes control of the plane, inflates a female companion, takes off. Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, wrote Airplane! while they were performing with the Kentucky Fried Theatre, a small theatre they had founded in 1971. To obtain material for comedy routines, they recorded late night television and reviewed the tapes primarily to pull the commercials, a process Abrahams compared to "seining for fish". During one such taping process, they unintentionally recorded the 1957 film Zero Hour!, while scanning the commercials, found that the film was a "perfectly classically structured film" according to Jerry Zucker. Abrahams described Zero Hour! as "the serious version of Airplane!". It was the first film script they wrote, completed around 1975, was called The Late Show; the script stayed close to the dialog and plot of Zero Hour!, as ZAZ considered they did not have a sufficient understanding of film at the time to structure a proper script.
ZAZ's script borrowed so much from Zero Hour! that they believed they needed to negotiate the rights to create the remake of the film and ensure they remain within the allowance for parody within copyright law. They were able to obtain the rights from Warner Paramount for about $2,500 at the time; the original script contained spoofs of television commercials but people who proofread the script advised them to shorten the commercials, they removed them. When their script was finished they were unable to sell it; the trio knew director John Landis, who encouraged them to write a film based on their theatre sketches. They managed to put the film, called The Kentucky Fried Movie, in production in the late 1970s, entered a movie set for the first time. David Zucker said "It was the first time we had been on a movie set. We learned a lot. We learned that if you wanted a movie to come out the way you wanted it to, you had to direct. So on the next movie, Airplane!, we insisted on directing."Principal photography began on June 20 and wrapped on August 31, 1979, with the bulk of filming having been done in August.
Jerry Zucker stood beside the camera during shooting, while David Zucker and Jim Abrahams would be wa