Helen Walker was an American film actress of the 1940s and 1950s. Walker was born in Worcester and made her film debut in 1942, she earned a solid reputation playing leading roles in comedies – a "reactress" to comic leads, as she described it. Walker's film debut came in 1942's Lucky Jordan, a comedy about a gangster who ends up drafted in the Army, where Walker's character reports him AWOL. In the farce Brewster's Millions, her sweetheart inherits $8 million, but can't keep it unless he can spend a million of it within a specified time. Walker played the romantic interest of Fred MacMurray in the popular comedy Murder, He Says in 1945. After a promising start in Hollywood, Walker was involved in a 1946 car wreck. A hitchhiker was killed, Helen and two others were injured, she was charged with reckless driving. She was subsequently acquitted and made a comeback, but her career never recovered, her final big-screen appearance was in Joseph H. Lewis's film noir The Big Combo in 1955, she retired from acting at the age of 35 and died in North Hollywood, California from cancer at the age of 47.
She had just finished making what would become her most well-known film, 1947's Nightmare Alley, was filming Heaven Only Knows when an auto accident drastically disrupted Walker's career. On December 31, 1946, while driving the car of director Bruce "Lucky" Humberstone from Palm Springs to Hollywood, she gave a ride to three hitchhiking soldiers named Robert E. Lee, Philip Mercado, Joseph Montaldo. Near Redlands, the car hit a divider and flipped over, killing Lee and causing serious injuries to Walker and the other two passengers, she was charged with drunk driving and reckless driving, Mercado brought a civil suit for $150,000 against her. Her criminal trial for manslaughter ended with a dismissal on the motion of San Bernardino County District Attorney Jerome B. Kavanaugh. According to Yvonne de Carlo, Walker "the good natured but tough talking starlet"... took Gail Russell "under her wing and introduced her to the tranquilizing benefits of vodka" when they were Paramount contractees together.
Russell subsequently became an alcoholic. She was married to Paramount studio lawyer Robert Blumofe, department store executive Edward DuDomaine; when her house burned in 1960, other actresses held a benefit to assist her. A Democrat, she supported Adlai Stevenson's campaign during the 1952 presidential election. Lucky Jordan - Jill Evans The Good Fellows - Ethel Hilton Abroad with Two Yanks - Joyce Stuart The Man in Half Moon Street - Eve Brandon Brewster's Millions - Peggy Gray Murder, He Says - Claire Matthews Duffy's Tavern - Helen Walker People Are Funny - Corey Sullivan Murder in the Music Hall - Millicent Cluny Brown - Elizabeth'Betty' Cream Her Adventurous Night - Constance Fry The Homestretch - Kitty Brant Nightmare Alley - Lilith Ritter Call Northside 777 - Laura McNeal My Dear Secretary - Elsie Impact - Irene Williams My True Story - Ann Martin Problem Girls - Miss Dixon The Big Combo - Alicia Brown Dragnet The 20th Century-Fox Hour - Shirley Larkin Lock-Up - Janice Horton / Margaret Benedict Helen Walker on IMDb Helen Walker at the Internet Broadway Database Helen Walker at Find a Grave
Andrew Allan Clyde was a Scottish-born American film and television actor whose career spanned more than four decades. In 1921 he broke into silent films as a Mack Sennett comic, debuting in "On a Summer Day", he was the fifth of six children of theatrical actor and manager John Clyde. Clyde's brother David and his sister Jean became screen actors. Although Andy Clyde's movie career spanned 45 years, he may be best known for his work as California Carlson in the Hopalong Cassidy movie series, he is known for roles in two television series: the farmer Cully Wilson in CBS's Lassie and as the neighbor George MacMichael on ABC's The Real McCoys. In 1912, Clyde first came to the United States on tour in a company performing a play called The Concealed Bed. Years at the invitation of his close friend James Finlayson, he returned to the United States in 1920 to join producer Mack Sennett's roster of comedians. Clyde's mastery of makeup allowed him tremendous versatility, he hit upon an "old man" characterization in his short comedies, the masquerade was successful.
Adopting a gray wig and mustache, he used this makeup for the rest of his short-subject career, the character was so durable that he grew into it. He starred in short comedies longer than any other actor, he made a successful transition to sound films while in Mack Sennett's employ. In 1932, when the Sennett studio was facing financial problems, Sennett cut Clyde's salary. Clyde objected and Sennett put the "old man" costume on character actor Irving Bacon. Audiences reacted adversely, Sennett abandoned the character. Educational Pictures, Sennett's distributor, took over the Andy Clyde series, which continued for two more years. Columbia Pictures launched its short subject department in 1934 and Andy Clyde was one of the first comedy stars signed by producer Jules White. Unlike many of the Columbia short-subject comedians who indulged in broad facial and physical gestures, Clyde was subtler and more economical: his comic timing was so good that he could lift an eyebrow, shudder or mutter "My, my, my" for humorous effect.
His work for Columbia was prolific enough that, from the mid-1940s, the studio was able to produce lower-budgeted remakes, editing older scenes into the new ones. You Were Never Uglier, for example, was remade with the same principals in 1953 as Hooked and Rooked. Clyde was such an audience favorite that he continued to star in Columbia shorts through 1956, he outlasted every comedian on the Columbia payroll except The Three Stooges. Clyde kept busy as a character actor in feature films. In the 1940s, he gravitated toward western adventures. Clyde is well remembered for his roles as a comic sidekick teaming with William Boyd in the Hopalong Cassidy series, as "California Carlson", or with Whip Wilson in Monogram Pictures' low-budget western movies. Clyde worked on the Hopalong Cassidy "record readers" issued by Capitol Records in the 1950s. Clyde's last theatrical film was released in 1956, after which he worked in television, having appeared on Rod Cameron's syndicated series City Detective. On The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse and Studio 57 in 1954 and 1955 he portrayed Tom Harper in the episode "Santa's Old Suit," with co-star Jane Darwell.
Clyde guest-starred in several other early series too, including The People's Choice, Soldiers of Fortune, My Little Margie, The Bob Cummings Show, Lock Up. He appeared in two children's programs: as Colonel Jack in four episodes of Circus Boy and as Homer Tubbs in four segments of ABC's western series The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin. In 1959, Clyde played Captain Gibbs in two segments of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Colt.45. As "Scatterbrain Gibbs", he appeared with Tol Avery as Barnes in "Queen of Dixie". Clyde subsequently played "Captain Gibbs" in the episode "Yellow Terror", with Brad Dexter in the role of John Barker; that same year, Clyde portrayed millionaire "Andrew C. Cooley" in the CBS fantasy drama The Millionaire. Clyde and Denver Pyle were cast in the 1960 episode "The Man Who Wanted Everything" of the ABC western drama The Man from Blackhawk, starring Robert Rockwell as a roving insurance investigator. From 1960 to 1962, Clyde was cast as the farmer Pa McBeam in five episodes of the NBC western series The Tall Man, starring Barry Sullivan and Clu Gulager.
Judy Nugent plays June. In three episodes, Olive Sturgess played daughter May McBeam. In "The Reluctant Bridegroom", Ellen Corby is featured as Hannah Blossom, a potential mail order bride, for Pa McBeam. Through a fraudulent letter written by the McBeam daughters, Hannah is lured to Lincoln, New Mexico, the setting of the series, to seek out the potential husband. In "Substitute Sheriff", the McBeam daughters enlist their father as an acting sheriff in a scheme to thwart the seizure of their property for right-of-way by the railroad. Bob Hastings appears in this episode as J. S. Chase. In 1962–1963, Clyde portrayed Dr. Parkinson in three episodes of the NBC medical drama Dr. Kildare, starring Richard Chamberlain. Clyde was featured several times on Rory Calhoun's CBS western series The Texan, including the part of Wild Jack Hastings in "The Troubled Town" and in additional segments as the character Andy Miles. Clyde further g
Ted Knight was an American actor and voice artist well known for playing the comedic roles of Ted Baxter in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Henry Rush in Too Close for Comfort, Judge Elihu Smails in Caddyshack. Knight was born Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka in the Terryville section of Plymouth in Litchfield County, Connecticut, to Polish-American parents and Charles Walter Konopka, a bartender. Knight dropped out of high school to enlist in the United States Army in World War II, he was a member of A Company, 296th Combat Engineer Battalion, earning five battle stars while serving in the European Theatre. During the postwar years, Knight studied acting in Connecticut, he became proficient with puppets and ventriloquism, which led to steady work as a television kiddie-show host at WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, from 1950 to 1955. In 1955, he left Providence for Albany, New York, where he landed a job at station WROW-TV, hosting The Early Show, featuring MGM movies, he was a radio announcer for sister station WROW radio.
He left the station in 1957 after receiving advice from station manager Thomas Murphy that he should take his talents to Hollywood. Knight spent most of the 1950s and 1960s doing commercial voice-overs and playing minor television and movie roles, he had a small part playing a police officer seen guarding the room where Norman Bates, now in custody, sat wrapped in a blanket at the end of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. He guest starred on the syndicated television series Sea Hunt with Lloyd Bridges, during the 1961 season in the episode titled "The Defector". In the 1962-1963 season, he appeared as "Haskell" in the short-lived drama and situation comedy The New Loretta Young Show on CBS, he played Phil Sterling on the ABC soap opera The Young Marrieds in the early 1960s. He appeared in television shows such as The Invaders, Highway Patrol, How to Marry a Millionaire, Peter Gunn, The Outer Limits episode The Invisible Enemy, Bourbon Street Beat, The Donna Reed Show and Gladys, The Eleventh Hour, The Man and the Challenge, Combat!, McHale's Navy, Get Smart, The Lieutenant, Gomer Pyle, U.
S. M. C; the Twilight Zone and The Wild Wild West. His final movie role was in the golf comedy Caddyshack, where he played Judge Elihu Smails, fed up with the shenanigans of Al Czervik, a guest at his golf club. Knight's distinctive speaking voice brought him work as an announcer, notably as narrator of most of Filmation's superhero cartoons as well as the voice of incidental characters, he was narrator of the first season of the Super Friends, while other animated television series featuring his work included the voices of the opening narrator and team leader Commander Jonathan Kidd in Fantastic Voyage. His role as the vain and untalented WJM newscaster Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show brought Knight widespread recognition and his greatest success, he received six Emmy Award nominations for the role, winning the Emmy for "Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy" in 1973 and 1976. Ted Knight was the special guest star on the first episode of The Bobby Vinton Show in September 1975.
Vinton highlighted Knight's Polish heritage and the two sang a duet of Vinton's hit My Melody of Love in Polish. Knight was featured in a production number featuring his own record "I'm In Love With Barbara Walters". In 1975, Knight recorded an album of novelty songs, "Hi Guys", on the Ranwood label; the title track, in which Knight tries to get out of various embarrassing situations by using his signature "Hi, Guy!" line, received some play on the Dr. Demento show. Knight used some of this character's style for regional commercials. In the Cleveland area during the early to late 1970s, a newsman known as "Ted" would provide news of the events at a local shopping center known as Southgate USA finishing the 60-second spot with a comedic flair, including wearing a jacket that resembled his blue "WJM" blazer; the spots were produced by UAB Productions for Southgate USA. UAB Productions was the local production arm of United Artists Broadcasting, which owned WUAB-TV in the Cleveland area at that time.
Knight returned to Albany to film promo spots for his former employer, WTEN's local news show. After The Mary Tyler Moore Show's run, Knight guest-starred in "Mr. Dennis Steps Out," the October 26, 1977, episode of the situation comedy Busting Loose, as Roger Dennis, the owner of an escort service in New York City; this episode was spun off into its own show, The Ted Knight Show, giving Knight his first starring role. The Ted Knight Showlasted for only six episodes in the spring of 1978. Knight appeared in a few episodes of The Love Boat, including one episode as a rival cruise captain, Captain Gunner Nordquist, versus Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Gavin MacLeod's Captain Merrill Stubing; this was broadcast in March 1982 as Season 5, Episodes 24 and 25, of The Love Boat, whose segments were titled "Pride of the Pacific," "The Viking's Son," "Separate Vacations," "The Experiment," and "Getting to Know You." Knight landed the lead role as the kind, curmudgeonly cartoonist Henry Rush in the series Too Close for Comfort in 1980.
During scenes in which Henry draws in his bedroom, Knight used his earlier acquired ventriloquism talents for comical conversations with a hand-puppet version of his comic book's main character "Cosmic
Walter Darwin Coy was an American stage, film, principally, television actor from Great Falls, Montana. He was best known for narrating the NBC western anthology series, which aired early Sunday evenings in the 1955–1956 season, as John Wayne's murdered brother in the film classic The Searchers. Coy performed on Broadway from 1930–1948, he appeared in several early Group Theatre productions. He was the first actor to play Lone Wolf on the radio series of the same name. Of the 31 Frontier episodes, 16 are narrated by Coy: Coy begins each Frontier episode with the line: "This is the way it happened... movin' west", he closed with the refrain: "That's the way it happened... movin' west." Frontier is similar in scope to its predecessor and longer-lasting syndicated anthology series Death Valley Days, which went through a series of hosts, including The Old Ranger, Ronald W. Reagan, Robert Taylor, Dale Robertson. Coy appeared on Jim Davis' western anthology series, Stories of the Century in the role of Sam Clayton in the 1954 episode entitled "Tom Horn," an account of the western lawman-turned outlaw Tom Horn.
He appeared on many other western television programs, including Cheyenne, Cimarron City, The Lone Ranger, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Shotgun Slade, The Deputy, Bat Masterson, The Adventures of Jim Bowie, Tales of Wells Fargo, Yancy Derringer, Two Faces West, Wanted: Dead or Alive, The Restless Gun, The Rough Riders, Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre, Pony Express, Mackenzie's Raiders, Have Gun – Will Travel, The Texan, The Man from Blackhawk, Hotel de Paree, Overland Trail, The Virginian, The Big Valley, The Outcasts, Wagon Train, Robert Conrad's The Wild Wild West. Coy appeared as John Wayne's doomed brother in the early sequences of the 1956 film The Searchers. In 1957, Coy portrayed. Dr. Joseph Warren in the Walt Disney film Johnny Tremain, based on the 1943 Esther Forbes historical novel of the American Revolution. Warren was the physician who operates on the accidentally burned hand of title character Johnny Tremain, an apprentice silversmith, played by Hal Stalmaster, who one day had expected to own his own shop and become wealthy.
Dr. Warren, a spy for the Patriots, was thereafter killed six days after his 34th birthday fighting as a common soldier in the Battle of Bunker Hill in Boston, Massachusetts. Coy's other film appearances included The Lusty Men, Gunmen from Laredo, The Gunfight at Dodge City, North by Northwest, as Ike Garvey in Five Guns to Tombstone, he appeared in the anthology series, Schlitz Playhouse of Stars and Four Star Playhouse and The Loretta Young Show. He played a Confederate States of America general in the 1959 episode entitled "Corporal Hardy" of another anthology series, Alcoa Theatre, he played Dr. Steele in the 1960 episode "The House in Order" on NBC's The Barbara Stanwyck Show. Coy appeared in all three of Rod Cameron's 1950s syndicated series, City Detective, State Trooper, COronado 9. Coy played future U. S. President Thomas Jefferson in the 1955 episode "Eli Whitney Invents the Cotton Gin" on the CBS anthology You Are There, a look at the inventor Eli Whitney and the cotton gin, which enhanced the cultivation of cotton.
He portrayed U. S. Senator and 1860 Democratic presidential nominee Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois in the 1957 episode "Springfield Incident" of CBS's The 20th Century Fox Hour, he played a prosecutor on the same series in 1956 in the episode "The Last Patriarch". Coy made four guest appearances on Perry Mason, including the role of murder victim Denver Leonard in the 1960 episode, "The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor." Other guest-starring roles in drama include Reed Hadley's The Public Defender, Brian Keith's Crusader, The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse, Whirlybirds, U. S. Marshal, Rescue 8, The Lineup, George C. Scott's East Side/West Side, Mike Hammer, The Defenders, The Man from U. N. C. L. E. Navy Log, Lock-Up, Ironside, M Squad, I Spy. Coy appeared in two comedies, McKeever and the Colonel and Shirley Booth's Hazel. Coy's last television role was as Chief Blackfish in the 1970 episode "How to Become a Goddess" on the NBC series Daniel Boone, starring Fess Parker as Kentucky frontiersman Daniel Boone. Coy died of congestive heart failure at the age of 65 in California.
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The single-camera setup, or single-camera mode of production known as Portable Single Camera, is a method of filmmaking and video production. The single-camera setup developed during the birth of the classical Hollywood cinema in the 1910s and has remained the standard mode of production for cinema. In this setup, each of the various shots and camera angles are taken using the same camera, or multiple cameras pointed in one direction, which are moved and reset to get each shot or new angle. If a scene cuts back and forth between actor A and actor B, the director will first point the camera towards A and run part or all of the scene from this angle move the camera to point at B, run the scene through from this angle. Choices can be made during the post-production editing process for when in the scene to use each shot, when to cut back and forth between the two angles; this then allows parts of the scene to be removed if it is felt that the scene is too long. In practice, sometimes two cameras shooting from the same angle are used: one to capture a medium shot, the other a close-up during the same take.
By contrast, a multiple-camera setup consists of multiple cameras arranged to capture all of the different camera angles of the scene and the set must be lit to accommodate all camera setups concurrently. Multi-camera production results in faster but less versatile videography, whereas the single-camera setup is more time-consuming but gives the director more control over each shot. Unlike film producers, who always opt for single-camera shooting, television producers need to make a distinct decision to shoot in either single-camera or multiple-camera mode. Single-camera is reserved for prime time dramas, made-for-TV movies, music videos and commercial advertisements. Soap operas, talk shows, game shows, most reality television series, sitcoms more use the multiple-camera setup. Multiple-camera shooting is the only way that an ensemble of actors presenting a single performance before a live audience can be recorded from multiple perspectives. For standard, dialogue-driven domestic situation comedies, the multi-camera technique, cheaper and takes less production time, is used.
Situation comedies may be shot in either multiple- or single-camera modes. It may be deemed preferable to use the single-camera technique if specific camera angles and camera movements for a feature film-like visual style are considered crucial to the success of the production, if visual effects are to be used. Though multi-camera was the norm for U. S. sitcoms during the 1950s, the 1960s saw increased technical standards in situation comedies, which came to have larger casts and used a greater number of different locations in episodes. Several comedy series of the era made use of feature film techniques. To this end, many comedies of this period, including Leave It to Beaver, Mister Ed, The Andy Griffith Show, My Three Sons, The Addams Family, The Munsters, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, Gilligan's Island, Get Smart, Hogan's Heroes, Family Affair and The Brady Bunch, used the single-camera technique. Apart from giving the shows a feature film style, this technique was better suited to the visual effects used in these shows, such as magical appearances and disappearances and lookalike doubles in which the regular actors played a dual role.
These effects were created using editing and optical printing techniques, would have been difficult had the shows been shot using a multi-camera setup. In the case of Get Smart, the single-camera technique allowed the series to present fast-paced and tightly-edited fight and action sequences reminiscent of the spy dramas that it parodied. Single-camera comedies were prevalent into the early 1970s. With its large cast, varied locations, seriocomic tone, the TV series M*A*S*H was shot using single-camera style. Happy Days began in 1974 as a single-camera series, before switching to the multi-camera setup in its second season. However, the success of All in the Family and Norman Lear's subsequent sitcom productions led to a renewed interest by sitcom producers in the multi-camera technique. By the mid-1970s, with domestic situation comedies in vogue, the multi-camera shooting style for sitcoms came to dominate and would continue to do so through the 1980s and 1990s, although the single-camera format was still seen in television series classified as comedy-drama or "dramedy".
In the 2000s, television saw a resurgence in the use of single-camera in sitcoms, such as I'm Alan Partridge, Malcolm in the Middle Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Office, Peep Show, Arrested Development, Corner Gas, Zoey 101, The Office, My Name is Earl, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Extras, 30 Rock, Samantha Who?, The Middle, Modern Family, Glee and Recreation, Cougar Town, Happy Endings, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Goldbergs, About a Boy, Fresh Off the Boat and Santa Clarita Diet. Unlike single-camera sitcoms of the past, nearly all contemporary comedies shot in this manner are produced without
Stefanie Powers is an American actress best known for her role as Jennifer Hart in the American mystery series Hart to Hart, with Robert Wagner, which aired for five seasons from 1979 to 1984. Powers and Wagner reunited for eight Hart to Hart TV movies in the 1990s, she is five-time Golden Globe Award nominee. Powers was born Stefanie Zofya Paul in Hollywood, although her surname was cited as Federkiewicz. In her autobiography, she says "Moje prawdziwe nazwisko to Federkiewicz", her parents divorced during her childhood. Powers was estranged from her father, whom she refers to and whose name is never mentioned in her memoir One from the Hart, in which she refers to the "tension and unhappiness created by my father's presence", she remained close throughout her life to her mother, born Juliana Dimitria Golan in New York to parents of Polish descent. Her mother, who died in Los Angeles from pneumonia at 96 years old, would be known late in life and in local obituaries as Julie Powers. Stefanie Powers had an older brother, Jeffrey Julian Paul, as well as a half-sister, Charlene Groman.
Powers was a cheerleader at Hollywood High School. In 1965, using the alias Taffy Paul, she made an obscure independent film The Young Sinner. Powers appeared in several movies in the early 1960s in secondary roles such as the thriller Experiment in Terror, If a Man Answers, McLintock!. She played a schoolgirl in Tammy Tell Me True, Bunny, the police chief's daughter, in Palm Springs Weekend, she appeared in the 1962 hospital melodrama The Interns and its sequel The New Interns in 1964. In 1965, she played opposite Tallulah Bankhead in Die! Die! My Darling. In 1966, her "tempestuous" good looks led to being cast in the starring role as the passive and demure April Dancer, in the short-lived television series The Girl from U. N. C. L. E. A spin-off of The Man from U. N. C. L. E. Shortly after the series' debut, she was featured on the cover of TV Guide; the article mentions her "117-pound frame is kept supple with 11 minutes of Royal Canadian Air Force exercises every morning... Unlike her fellow U. N. C. L. E.
Agents, the ladylike April is not required to kill the bad guys. Her feminine charms serve as the bait, while her partner Noel Harrison provides the fireworks." The series lasted for only one season, airing from September 16, 1966 to April 11, 1967. In 1967, Powers appeared in Warning Shot with David Janssen, her 1970s films include Herbie Rides Again and The Magnificent Seven Ride. She was a guest star on the Robert Wagner series It Takes a Thief in 1970; the two went on to co-star in the popular Hart to Hart series nine years later. Before the Hart to Hart success, she starred in The Feather and Father Gang as Toni "Feather" Danton, a successful lawyer, whose father, Harry Danton, was a smooth-talking ex-con man, it ran for a half-season. Powers' many guest-roles on other popular TV shows include: Lancer, McCloud, The Mod Squad, Kung Fu, The Rockford Files, Three for the Road, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, McMillan & Wife. Powers appeared in these shows long after she signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1970.
Coincidentally, her longtime friend and Hart to Hart series' star Wagner signed a contract with Universal, but did not guest-star on more shows than Powers did. In 1977, Powers played Sally Whalen, in the 6-part television miniseries Washington: Behind Closed Doors, produced by Paramount Television, it is based on John Ehrlichman's book The Company, a novel inspired by the author's time with the Nixon administration. The series had Powers cast with a strong cast, including Cliff Robertson, Jason Robards, Robert Vaughn, Lois Nettleton and John Houseman. In 1978, Powers starred with Paul Clemens and Brian Dennehy in the CBS made-for-television, A Death in Canaan, directed by Tony Richardson; this TV movie was a dramatization of the nonfictional account of Connecticut townspeople, rising to the defense of a local teenager charged with the mutilation murder of his mother in September 1973. Powers portrayed a freelance‐writer who brought attention to the original case. Clemens, son of actress Eleanor Parker, made his film acting debut here.
The TV-movie marked the American TV directing debut of Richardson, was Emmy Award-nominated as Outstanding Special of the 1977-78 season. In 1978, Powers performed with Stacy Keach as the leads in the stage play Cyrano de Bergerac, in a season at the Central Theater in the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Directed by Rae Allen, the production was part of an 8 month Long Beach Theater Festival program; the stage production was intended to have a transfer to Broadway theater, New York after its California season, the bi-coastal run was not extended due to the 1978 New York City newspaper strike of 88 days, which hindered all theater advertising and reduced box-office sales of the new fall season. In 1979, Powers starred with Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Sonny Bono and Elliott Gould, in the British adventure feature film Escape to Athena, in which a group of Anglo-American prisoners of the Germans scramble to liberate themselves and some Greek art treasures; the production was filmed on location in the Dodecanese islands of Greece in 1978.
The film is Powers' last theatrical feature film to date. Powers became most known as a television star for her role as Jennifer Hart, in th
Gavin MacLeod is an American film and television character actor, ship's ambassador, Christian activist and author, whose career spans six decades. He has appeared as a guest on several talk and religious programs. MacLeod's long career began in films in 1957, he went on to play opposite Anthony Franciosa in A Man Called Gannon, opposite Christopher George in The Thousand Plane Raid, opposite Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Carroll O'Connor in Kelly's Heroes. MacLeod achieved continuing television success co-starring opposite Ernest Borgnine on McHale's Navy, as Joseph "Happy" Haines, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Murray Slaughter, he is best known for his starring role on ABC's The Love Boat, in which he was cast as ship's Captain Merrill Stubing. MacLeod was born in New York, the elder of two children, his mother, Margaret See, a middle school dropout, worked for Reader's Digest. His father, George See, an electrician, was part Chippewa, he grew up in Pleasantville, New York, studied acting at Ithaca College, from which he graduated in 1952 with a Bachelor's degree in fine arts.
After serving in the United States Air Force, he moved to New York City and worked at Radio City Music Hall while looking for acting work. At about this time he changed his name, drawing "Gavin" from a physically disabled victim in a television drama, "MacLeod" from his Ithaca drama coach, Beatrice MacLeod. MacLeod said in a 2013 interview with Parade about his stage name, he "felt as if my name was getting in the way of my success." Allan, he wrote, "just wasn’t strong enough," and See was "too confusing." MacLeod made his television 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!, a 1958 prison drama starring Susan Hayward. He was soon noticed by Blake Edwards, who in 1958 cast him in the pilot episode of his NBC series Peter Gunn, two guest roles on the Edwards CBS series Mr. Lucky in 1959, as a nervous harried navy yeoman in Operation Petticoat, with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis.
Operation Petticoat proved to be a breakout role for MacLeod, 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 television appearances, he was cast as the devious Dandy Martin in the 1960 episode, "Yankee Confederate", of the syndicated anthology series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Stanley Andrews and starring alongside Tod Andrews and Elaine Devry. In December 1961, he landed a guest role on The Dick Van Dyke Show as Mel's cousin Maxwell Cooley, a wholesale jeweler; this was his first time working with Mary Tyler Moore. MacLeod had three guest appearances on Perry Mason: in 1961 he played Lawrence Comminger in "The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather", in 1965 he played Mortimer Hershey in "The Case of the Grinning Gorilla", Dan Platte in "The Case of the Runaway Racer", he played the role of a drug pusher, "Big Chicken", in two episodes of the first season of Hawaii Five-O. Other guest roles include The Untouchables, Dr. Kildare, Gomer Pyle, U.
S. M. C; the Man from U. N. C. L. E. My Favorite Martian, Hogan's Heroes, Combat!, The Big Valley, The Andy Griffith Show, It Takes a Thief, The Flying Nun, The King of Queens, That'70s Show. His first regular television role began in 1962 as Joseph "Happy" Haines on McHale's Navy. Between the years of 1965 – 69, MacLeod appeared in many weekly episodes in multiple roles on the TV series Hogan's Heroes including Major Zolle, General Metzger Major Kiegel and General von Rauscher; these roles were a stern and discerning officer of the Schutzstaffel, Luftwaffe or Geheime Staatspolizei which are vastly different from the lovable characters he portrayed in his subsequent TV roles. MacLeod's breakout role as Murray Slaughter on CBS' The Mary Tyler Moore Show won him lasting fame, two Golden Globe nominations, 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. Lange said in a 2017 interview with The Wiseguyz Show of MacLeod that "Oh yeah, Gavin was wonderful. Gavin lives down here in Palm Springs and we're still tight, all of us, Gavin and Bernie and Jill. Fred lives in a different state, we're still close, we're still good friends."MacLeod became the global ambassador for Princess Cruises in 1986. He has played a role in ceremonies launching many of the line's new ships. In 1997, MacLeod joined the Love Boat cast on The Oprah Winfrey Show. After The Love Boat, MacLeod toured with Michael Learned of The Waltons in Love Letters, he made several appearances in musicals such as Gigi and Copacabana between 1997 and 2003. In December 2008, he appeared with the Colorado Symphony in Denver. MacLeod and his wife have been hosts on the Trinity Broadcasting Network for 17 years hosting a show about marriage called Back on Course.
MacLeod appeared in Rich Christiano's Time Changer, a movie about time travel and how the morals of society have moved away from the Bible