Edward Andrews was an American stage and television actor. Andrews was one of the most recognizable character actors on television and films from the 1950s into the 1980s, his stark white hair, imposing build and horn-rimmed glasses added to the type of roles he received, as he was cast as an ornery boss, a cagey businessman, or other officious types. Andrews was born in Griffin, the son of an Episcopal minister, grew up in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Wheeling, West Virginia; as a child, he attended Pittsburgh's Nixon Theatre and would nab a balcony seat so as to catch a good view of the'headliners'. At the age of twelve, he did a walk-on in a stock theatre production which featured James Gleason and he was'hooked' on an acting career, he attended the University of Virginia, at age 21, made his stage debut in 1935, progressing to Broadway the same year. During this period, Andrews starred in the short-lived but well received military drama So Proudly We Hail in the lead role opposite Richard Cromwell.
In 1936, Andrews debuted in the film Rushin' Art. However, it was not until 1955, he was cast as the subversive and corrupt character of Rhett Tanner, head of a knock-them-off political machine, in The Phenix City Story. This was soon followed by roles in other 1950s films, such as The Harder They Fall, These Wilder Years and Sympathy, Tension at Table Rock, The Unguarded Moment, Hot Summer Night, The Tattered Dress, The Fiend Who Walked the West and Night of the Quarter Moon. While Andrews' film acting career began in earnest in his forties, he appeared much older than he was and he was typecast as a grandfatherly type, thus he is most associated with these roles in films. Though he played amiable characters, Andrews was adept at portraying sleazy businessman types or uptight bureaucrats and officials. Andrews appeared in several popular films including Elmer Gantry in which he was memorable as George F. Babbitt, The Absent-Minded Professor and Son of Flubber in both of which he played the Defense Secretary, Send Me No Flowers with Doris Day and Rock Hudson, Avanti! in which he was a convincing agent of the State Department.
Among his other film credits are The Young Savages, The Young Doctors, Advise & Consent, The Thrill of It All, Good Neighbor Sam, Youngblood Hawke, Kisses for My President, The Glass Bottom Boat. Tora! Tora! as Admiral Harold R. Stark, How to Frame a Figg, The Million Dollar Duck, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, Charley and the Angel, The Seniors, he played the character of "Grandpa" Howard Baker in John Hughes' film Sixteen Candles. His final appearance in a feature film was in Gremlins. Andrews guested on many television series including: Mama, Goodyear Television Playhouse, Hands of Mystery, The United States Steel Hour, Cheyenne, The Twilight Zone, The Eleventh Hour, Route 66, Naked City, Rawhide, Alias Smith and Jones, The Wild Wild West, The F. B. I; the Beverly Hillbillies, Mr. Novak and Son, One Day at a Time, Love American Style, Ellery Queen, The Invaders, Hawaii Five-O, Charlie's Angels, The Rookies, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Storefront Lawyers, Sergeant Bilko, The Love Boat, The Andy Griffith Show, Fantasy Island, The Bob Newhart Show and Quincy, M.
E.. Andrews was a regular on the ABC series, Broadside as Commander Roger Adrian, he had filmed the pilot for the popular series Hazel in the role of George Baxter. His was the only role re-cast; the other cast members stayed with the show. He had the lead role as Harry Flood in the short lived NBC series Supertrain, at the time, the most expensive series aired in the United States. Nine episodes were made, including a 2-hour pilot episode, airing between February 7 to May 5, 1979; the premise was a nuclear-powered bullet train, equipped with amenities more appropriate to a cruise ship. Much like its contemporary The Love Boat, the plots concerned the passengers' social lives with multiple intertwining storylines. Most of the cast of a given episode were guest stars; the production was elaborate, with a high-tech model train for outside shots. It received low ratings. Despite attempts to salvage the show by reworking the cast, it went off air after only three months. NBC, which had produced the show itself, with help from Dark Shadows producer Dan Curtis, was unable to recoup its losses.
Combined with the U. S. boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics the following season, which cost NBC millions in ad revenue, the series nearly bankrupted the network. For these reasons, Supertrain has been called one of the greatest television flops. Andrews played the character of Charley in the 1966 dramatization of Death of a Salesman, acted throughout the 1970s as Elton Dykstra on The Intruders, Ernest W. Stanley on The Man Who Came to Dinner, Mayor Chrisholm alongside Don Knotts in the film How to Frame a Figg, Mayor Massey on The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton. In 1968, he played a safecracker in a 4-part episode of I Dream of Jeannie and in early 1969, he was a drug-dealing mortician on Mod Squad. In 1982, he guest starred as Jack Tripper's grandfather in an episode of ABC's Three's Company. A
Jack Klugman was an American stage and television actor. He began his career in 1950, started television and film work with roles in 12 Angry Men and Cry Terror!. During the 1960s, he guest-starred on numerous television series. Klugman won his first Primetime Emmy Award for his guest-starring role on The Defenders, in 1964, he made a total of four appearances on The Twilight Zone from 1960 to 1963. In 1970, Klugman reprised his Broadway role of Oscar Madison in the television adaptation of The Odd Couple, opposite Tony Randall; the series aired from 1970 to 1975. Klugman won his second and third Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his work on the series. From 1976 to 1983, he starred in the title role in Quincy, M. E. for which he earned four Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Klugman was born in Philadelphia, the youngest of six children born to Rose, a hat maker, Max Klugman, a house painter, his parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Klugman served in the United States Army during World War II.
He attended Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1948. While there, his drama teacher told him, "Young man, you are not suited to be an actor. You are suited to be a truck driver." After the war, he pursued acting roles in New York City, while sharing an apartment with friend and fellow actor Charles Bronson. Klugman was active in numerous stage and film productions during the 1950s and'60s. In 1950, he had a small role in the Mr. Roberts road company at the Colonial Theatre in Boston; that same year, he made his television debut in an episode of Actors Studio. In March 1952, Klugman made his Broadway debut as Frank Bonaparte. In 1954, he played Jim Hanson on The Greatest Gift; the following year, he appeared in the live television broadcast of Producers' Showcase, in the episode "The Petrified Forest" with Humphrey Bogart and Henry Fonda. Klugman said the experience was the greatest thrill of his career, he went on to appear in several classic films, including 12 Angry Men, as juror number five.
In 1959, he returned to Broadway in the original production of Gypsy: A Musical Fable. In 1960, Klugman was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor for his role in the show, but lost to Tom Bosley in Fiorello!. He remained with Gypsy until it closed in March 1961. From 1960 to 1963, Klugman appeared in four episodes of The Twilight Zone series: "A Passage for Trumpet", "A Game of Pool", "Death Ship", "In Praise of Pip", tying with Burgess Meredith for the most appearances in a starring role on the series. In 1964, he won his first Primetime Emmy Award for his guest starring role on The Defenders; that same year, Klugman landed the starring role in the sitcom Harris Against the World. The series was a part of an experimental block of sitcoms that aired on NBC entitled 90 Bristol Court. Harris Against the World, along with the other sitcoms that aired in the block, were canceled due to low ratings the following year. Klugman continued the decade with multiple guest roles on television including The F.
B. I. Ben Casey, The Name of the Game, Insight, he appeared on Broadway in Tchin-Tchin, from October 1962 to May 1963. From 1960 to 1963, Klugman appeared in two episodes of The Untouchables series: "Loophole", "An Eye for an Eye". In 1965, Klugman replaced Walter Matthau in the lead role of Oscar Madison in the original Broadway production of The Odd Couple, he reprised the role when the play was adapted as a television series, broadcast on ABC from 1970 to 1975. Over the course of the show's five-year, 114-episode run, Klugman won two Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on the series. In 1973, during the run of the series and Odd Couple co-star Randall recorded an album titled The Odd Couple Sings for London Records. Roland Shaw and The London Festival Orchestra and Chorus provided additional vocals. After the cancellation of The Odd Couple in 1975, Klugman returned to television in 1976 in Quincy, M. E. broadcast as part of the NBC Mystery Movie umbrella series, before becoming a weekly program.
Klugman portrayed Dr. Quincy, a forensic pathologist who worked for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office and solved crimes, he was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on the series and wrote four episodes. Quincy aired for a total of 148 episodes over eight seasons, ending in 1983. In 1986, Klugman starred in the sitcom You Again?, co-starring John Stamos as Klugman's character's son. The series was broadcast on NBC for two seasons before being canceled. During the show's run, Klugman appeared on Broadway in I'm Not Rappaport; the show closed in 1988. The following year, he co-starred in the television miniseries Around the World in 80 Days. In 1989, Klugman's throat cancer returned, his illness sidelined his career for the next four years. He returned to acting in a 1993 Broadway revival of Three Men on a Horse; that same year, he reunited with Tony Randall in the television film The Odd Couple: Together Again. The next year, Klugman co-starred in the television film Parallel Lives.
In 1993, he appeared on a special "celebrity versus regulars" version of the British quiz show Going for Gold, emerging as the series winner. In 1996, he co-starred in the comedy film Dear God, he resumed his television career with guest spots on Diagnosis: Murder. He starred in The Outer Limits episode "Glitch," and appeared in an episode of the TV series Crossing Jordan. In 1997, Klugman starred in the Broadway in 2007, Off-Broadway revival of The Sunshine Boys. In 2005, Klugman co-starred in the
Twilight Zone: The Movie
Twilight Zone: The Movie is a 1983 American science fiction horror anthology film produced by Steven Spielberg and John Landis as a cinematic interpretation of the 1959–64 TV series created by Rod Serling. The film stars Vic Morrow, Scatman Crothers, Kathleen Quinlan and John Lithgow with Dan Aykroyd and Albert Brooks in the prologue segment. Burgess Meredith, who starred in four episodes of the original series, took on Serling's position as narrator. In addition to Meredith, six actors from the original series had roles in the film; the film is a remake of three classic episodes of the original series and includes one original story. Landis directed the prologue, the first segment and the epilogue, Spielberg directed the second, Joe Dante the third, George Miller directed the final segment. Dante recalled that in the film's original conception the four stories would be interwoven with characters from one segment appearing in another segment, but problems with the film precluded this; the film garnered notoriety before its release for the stunt helicopter crash which took the lives of Vic Morrow and two child actors, Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen, during the filming of the segment directed by Landis.
The two child actors were hired illegally. Their deaths led to a high-profile legal case, although at the end of the trial no one was found to be criminally culpable for the accident. Two men are in a car driving along a lonely country road late at night; the conversation turns to. The passenger asks, "Do you want to see something scary?" and says to pull over. He attacks the driver. Cast Albert Brooks as the Driver Dan Aykroyd as the PassengerThe film's narrator, Burgess Meredith recites the season 4 opening narration of The Twilight Zone: You unlock this door with a key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension. You are moving into a land of things and ideas. You have just crossed over into The Twilight Zone; the opening narration for the film's only original segment borrows from "What You Need" and "A Nice Place to Visit": You're about to meet an angry man: Mr. William Connor, who carries on his shoulder a chip the size of the national debt; this is a sour man, a lonely man, who's tired of waiting for the breaks that come to others, but never to him.
Mr. William Connor, whose own blind hatred is about to catapult him into the darkest corner of The Twilight Zone. Bill Connor is bitter after being passed over for a promotion in favor of a Jewish co-worker. Drinking in a bar after work with his friends, Bill utters slurs towards Jewish people, black people, Asian people. A Black man sitting nearby asks him to stop. Bill leaves the bar angrily, but when he walks outside, he finds himself in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. A pair of SS officers patrolling. Bill can not answer satisfactorily. A chase ensues, Bill ends up on the ledge of a building, where he is shot at by the officers, he falls from the ledge and lands in the rural South during the 1950s. There a group of Ku Klux Klansmen sees him as an African-American man. Bill vehemently tells them. While trying to escape, he jumps into a lake and surfaces in a jungle during the Vietnam War, being fired at by American soldiers, one of whom throws a grenade. Instead of killing him, the grenade launches him into occupied France again.
There he is captured by the SS officers and put into an enclosed railroad freight car, along with Jewish prisoners. Bill sees the bar with his friends standing outside looking for him, he screams for help. This segment contains an inside joke from director John Landis. During the segment where Bill is in Vietnam, one American soldier says to another: "I told you guys, we shouldn't have shot Lieutenant Neidermeyer." This is a reference to the character of the same name in the film Animal House, directed by Landis. At the end of Animal House, the viewers are told what happened to each of the main characters; the aforementioned scene was dropped due to the death of two child actors during filming. The second segment is a remake of the episode "Kick the Can"; the narrator starts with this monologue: It is sometimes said that where there is no hope, there is no life. Case in point: the residents of Sunnyvale Rest Home, where hope is just a memory, but hope just checked into Sunnyvale, disguised as an elderly optimist, who carries his magic in a shiny tin can.
An old man named. He listens to the other elders reminisce about the joys. Mr. Bloom says, he tells them that that night, he will wake them and that they can join him in a game of kick the can. Leo Conroy objects. While Mr. Conroy sleeps, Mr. Bloom gathers the rest of the residents outside and plays the game, during which they are transformed into childhood versions of themselves, they are ecstatic to be young again and engage in activities they enjoyed long ago, but their thoughts soon turn to practical matters such
James Harrison Coburn III was an American actor. He featured in more than 70 films action roles, made 100 television appearances during a 45-year career winning an Academy Award in 1999 for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction. A capable, rough-hewn leading man, his toothy grin and lanky physique made him a perfect tough guy in numerous leading and supporting roles in westerns and action films, such as The Magnificent Seven, Hell Is for Heroes, The Great Escape, Our Man Flint, In Like Flint, You Sucker!, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Cross of Iron. Coburn provided the voice of Mr. Waternoose in Inc.. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Coburn cultivated an image synonymous with "cool" and, along with such contemporaries as Lee Marvin, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, became one of the prominent "tough-guy" actors of his day. Coburn was born in Laurel, Nebraska on August 31, 1928, the son of James Harrison Coburn II and Mylet Coburn, his father was of Scottish-Irish ancestry and his mother was an immigrant from Sweden.
The elder Coburn had a garage business, destroyed by the Great Depression. Coburn himself was raised in Compton, where he attended Compton Junior College. In 1950, he enlisted in the United States Army, in which he served as a truck driver and a disc jockey on an Army radio station in Texas. Coburn narrated Army training films in Mainz, Germany. Coburn attended Los Angeles City College, where he studied acting alongside Jeff Corey and Stella Adler, made his stage debut at the La Jolla Playhouse in Herman Melville's Billy Budd. Coburn's first professional job was a live television play for Sidney Lumet, he was selected for a Remington Products razor commercial in which he was able to shave off 11 days of beard growth in less than 60 seconds, while joking that he had more teeth to show on camera than the other 12 candidates for the part. Coburn's film debut came in 1959 as the sidekick of Pernell Roberts in the Randolph Scott western Ride Lonesome, he soon got a job in another Western Face of a Fugitive.
Coburn appeared in dozens of television roles including, with Roberts, several episodes of NBC's Bonanza. Coburn appeared twice each on two other NBC westerns Tales of Wells Fargo with Dale Robertson, one episode in the role of Butch Cassidy, The Restless Gun with John Payne in "The Pawn" and "The Way Back", the latter segment alongside Bonanza's Dan Blocker. Coburn's third film was a major breakthrough for him - as the knife-wielding Britt in The Magnificent Seven, directed by John Sturges for the Mirisch Company. Coburn was hired through the intervention of Robert Vaughn. During the 1960 to 1961 season, Coburn co-starred with Ralph Taeger and Joi Lansing in the NBC adventure/drama series, set in the Alaskan gold rush town of Skagway; when Klondike was cancelled and Coburn were regrouped as detectives in Mexico in NBC's short-lived Acapulco. Coburn made two guest appearances on CBS's Perry Mason, both times as the murder victim in "The Case of the Envious Editor" and "The Case of the Angry Astronaut."
In 1962, he portrayed the role of Col. Briscoe in the episode "Hostage Child" on CBS's Rawhide. Coburn had a good role in Hell Is for a war movie with Steve McQueen. Coburn followed this with another war film with McQueen, The Great Escape, directed by Sturges for the Mirisches. For the Mirisches, Coburn narrated Kings of the Sun. Coburn was one of the villains in Charade, starring Audrey Hepburn, he was cast as a glib naval officer in Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily, replacing James Garner, who had moved up to the lead when William Holden pulled out. This led to Coburn being signed to a seven-year contract with 20th Century Fox. Coburn had another excellent support role as a one-armed Indian tracker in Major Dundee, directed by Sam Peckinpah. At Fox, he was second-billed in the pirate film A High Wind in Jamaica, supporting Anthony Quinn, he had a cameo in The Loved One. Coburn became a genuine star following the release of the James Bond parody film Our Man Flint, playing super agent Derek Flint for Fox.
The movie was a solid success at the box office. He followed it with What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, a wartime comedy from Blake Edwards, made for the Mirisches. The film was a commercial disappointment. Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round was a crime movie made at Columbia. Back at Fox, Coburn made a second Flint film, In Like Flint, popular but Coburn did not wish to make any more, he went over to Paramount to make Waterhole No. 3, the political satire The President's Analyst. Neither film performed well at the box office but over the years The President's Analyst has become a cult film. In 1967 Coburn was voted the twelfth biggest star in Hollywood. Over at Columbia, Coburn was in Duffy which flopped, he was one of several stars who had cameos in Candy played a hitman in Hard Contract for Fox, another flop. Coburn tried a change of pace, an adaptation of a Tennessee Williams play, Last of the Mobile Hot Shots directed by Sidney Lumet, but the film was not popular. In July 1970 Richard F Zanuck of Fox dropped its option it had with Coburn worth $300,000.
In 1971, Coburn starred in the Zapata Western Duck, You Sucker!, with Rod Steiger and directed by Sergio Leone, as an Irish explosives expert and revolutionary who has fled to Mexico during the time of the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century. In 1964 Coburn said he would do A Fistful o
George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars. Custer graduated from West Point in 1861, bottom of his class, but as the Civil War was just starting, trained officers were in immediate demand, he worked with General McClellan and the future General Pleasonton, who both recognised his qualities as a cavalry leader, he was brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers at age 23. At Gettysburg, he commanded the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, defeated Jeb Stuart’s assault on Cemetery Ridge, while outnumbered. In 1864, Custer served in the Overland Campaign and in Sheridan’s army in the Shenandoah Valley, defeating Jubal Early at Cedar Creek, his division blocked Lee's final retreat and received the first flag of truce from the Confederates, Custer being present at Lee’s surrender to U. S. Grant at Appomattox. After the war, Custer was appointed a lieutenant colonel in the Regular Army, sent west to fight in the Indian Wars.
On June 25, 1876, while leading the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana Territory against a coalition of Native American tribes, he was killed along with over one third of his command during an action romanticized as "Custer's Last Stand". His dramatic end was as controversial as the rest of his career, his legacy remains divided, his bold leadership in battle is unquestioned, but his legend was of his own fabrication, through his extensive journalism, more through his wife’s energetic lobbying throughout her long widowhood. Custer's paternal immigrant ancestors and Gertrude Küster, emigrated to the North American English colonies around 1693 from the Rhineland in Germany among thousands of Palatine refugees whose passage was arranged by the English government to gain settlers in New York and Pennsylvania. According to family letters, Custer was named after George Armstrong, a minister, in his devout mother's hope that her son might join the clergy. Custer was born in New Rumley, Ohio, to Emanuel Henry Custer, a farmer and blacksmith, his second wife, Marie Ward Kirkpatrick, of English and Scots-Irish descent.
He had two younger brothers and Boston. His other full siblings were the family's youngest child, Margaret Custer, Nevin Custer, who suffered from asthma and rheumatism. Custer had three older half-siblings. Custer and his brothers acquired their life-long love of practical jokes, which they played out among the close family members. Emanuel Custer was an outspoken Democrat who taught his children politics and toughness at an early age. In a February 3, 1887 letter to his son's widow, Libby, he related an incident "when Autie was about four years old, he had to have a tooth drawn, he was much afraid of blood. When I took him to the doctor to have the tooth pulled, it was in the night and I told him if it bled well it would get well right away, he must be a good soldier; when he got to the doctor he took his seat, the pulling began. The forceps slipped off and he had to make a second trial, he pulled it out, Autie never scrunched. Going home, I led him by the arm, he jumped and skipped, said'Father you and me can whip all the Whigs in Michigan.'
I thought, saying a good deal but I did not contradict him." In order to attend school, Custer lived with an older half-sister and her husband in Monroe, Michigan. Before entering the United States Military Academy, Custer attended the McNeely Normal School known as Hopedale Normal College, in Hopedale, Ohio, it was to train teachers for elementary schools. While attending Hopedale and classmate William Enos Emery were known to have carried coal to help pay for their room and board. After graduating from McNeely Normal School in 1856, Custer taught school in Ohio, his first sweetheart was Mary Jane Holland. Custer entered West Point as a cadet on July 1, 1857, as a member of the class of 1862, his class numbered seventy-nine cadets embarking on a five-year course of study. With the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, the course was shortened to four years, Custer and his class graduated on June 24, 1861, he was 34th in a class of 34 graduates: 23 classmates had dropped out for academic reasons while 22 classmates had resigned to join the Confederacy.
Throughout his life, Custer tested rules. In his four years at West Point, he amassed a record-total of 726 demerits, one of the worst conduct records in the history of the academy. A fellow cadet recalled Custer as declaring there were only two places in a class, the head and the foot, since he had no desire to be the head, he aspired to be the foot. A roommate noted, "It was alright with George Custer. Under ordinary national conditions, Custer's low class rank would result in an obscure posting, but Custer had the "fortune" to graduate as the Civil War broke out. All officers were needed. Like the other graduates, Custer was commissioned as a second lieutenant. S. Cavalry Regiment and tasked with drilling volunteers in Washington, D. C. On July 21, 1861, he was with his regiment at the First Battle of Bull Run during the Manassas Campaign, where Army commander Winfield Scott detailed him to carry messages to Major General Irvin McDowell. After the battle, Custer continued participating in the defenses of Washington D.
C. until October, when he became ill. He was absent from his unit until February 1862. In March, he participated with the 2nd Cavalry in the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia until April 4. On April 5, Custer s
Living Doll (The Twilight Zone)
"Living Doll" is the 126th episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. In this episode, a dysfunctional family's problems are made worse when the child's doll proves to be not only sentient but evil. Annabelle buys her daughter, Christie, a wind-up doll named "Talky Tina" which says "My name is Talky Tina and I love you much" in order to comfort Christie. Annabelle has remarried to an infertile man named Erich Streator. Frustrated by his inability to have his own children with Annabelle, Erich directs his hostility toward Christie. Annabelle tries to persuade him that if he gives himself the chance, he will be able to love Christie; when Erich winds up the doll, it repeats its usual phrase but substitutes antagonisms such as "I don't like you" for "I love you". At first, Erich blames the doll's manufacturer. However, when the doll begins engaging him in a more elaborate conversation, he comes to the conclusion that Annabelle is playing a trick to get back at him for his treatment of Christie.
He places the doll in a trash can in the garage, but receives a phone call and hears the doll's voice threatening to kill him. Checking the trash can, he finds it empty, he confronts Annabelle. He runs upstairs to find the doll in bed with Christie. Erich takes the doll away against Christie's tearful protests and angrily corrects her when she addresses him as "daddy", he attempts to destroy the doll using a blow torch and a circular saw, all to no effect. He returns it to the trash can, weighing the lid with bricks. Annabelle begins packing to leave, unable to tolerate his hostility and irrational behavior any longer, she says. Erich himself begins to question if the doll talking to him was just his imagination, he offers to return it to Christie if Annabelle will stay, he returns it to Christie. That night, Erich is awakened by muffled noises, he leaves to investigate. Christie is in bed. Going down the stairs, he trips over Tina, lying on one of the treads, falls, sustaining fatal injuries. Attracted by the noise, Annabelle sees Erich lying at the base of the staircase.
Frantic, she kneels beside his body. There too she finds Tina; when Annabelle picks up the toy, the doll opens her eyes and says, "My name is Talky Tina...and you'd better be nice to me!" Annabelle drops the doll in horror. Telly Savalas as Erich Streator Mary LaRoche as Annabelle Streator Tracy Stratford as Christie Streator June Foray as Talky Tina The score composed by Bernard Herrmann consists of a solo bass clarinet, flourished by harps and celesta; this ensemble creates the sinister tone appropriate for the episode's mood. The house in this episode was used in "Ring-a-Ding Girl", another Twilight Zone episode; the doll used for Talky Tina was produced by the Vogue Doll Company between 1959 and 1961 and marketed under the name "Brikette". Contrary to its depiction on The Twilight Zone, Brikette was a non-talker; the voices for both Talky Tina and the original Chatty Cathy dolls were provided by June Foray, one of the leading voice actresses of the era. "Living Doll" is parodied in "Clown Without Pity", a segment in a 1992 episode of The Simpsons, one of the installments in the cartoon series' Treehouse of Horror presentations.
In the story Homer gives Bart a talking Krusty the Clown doll for his birthday, the toy tries to kill Homer. The episode is spoofed in an episode of Cartoon Network's animated series Johnny Bravo, "The Man Who Cried'Clown!'/Johnny, Real Good/Little Talky Tabitha!", in which the character of Suzy receives a talking doll, that, unbeknown to all of the other characters in the series, is alive and relentlessly terrorizes Johnny. Killer toy Child's Play, a 1988 horror film about a murderous, talking doll Annabelle DeVoe, Bill.. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0 Grams, Martin.. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0 Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 "Living Doll" on IMDb "Living Doll" at TV.com