Cliff Osmond Acting Coach

Cliff Osmond (born Clifford O. Ebrahim on February 26, 1937) is an American character actor and television screenwriter best known for appearing in films directed by Billy Wilder. A parallel career as an acting teacher coincided with his other activities. Osmond was born in Jersey City's Margaret Hague Medical Center, raised in Union City, N.J. A graduate of Thomas A. Edison grammar school, Emerson High School, and Dartmouth College (BA in English), he received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from UCLA, and advanced to candidacy for the Ph.D. in Theater History at UCLA. He appeared in four of Billy Wilder's comedies, beginning with Irma la Douce (1963) as the police sergeant. He played the songwriter Barney Millsap in Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid (1964), which used new comedic song lyrics by Ira Gershwin set to unused tunes composed by his brother George. Osmond also appeared in two later Wilder films a co-starring role as Purkey opposite Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in The Fortune Cookie (1966), and The Front Page (1974). Osmond made more than 100 appearances in TV shows or movies between 1962 and 1996.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 26th, 1937
Place of birth
Jersey City
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
December 22nd, 2012 at age of 75
Place of death
Pacific Palisades, California, United States of America
Cause of death
Pancreatic cancer

Family

Spouse
Children

Education

1. University of California, Los Angeles Colleges/University

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA. It was established in 1882 as the "Southern Branch" of the California State Normal School and is the second oldest of the ten campuses of the University of California system. It is considered as one of the flagship institutions of the University of California system, offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines. With an enrollment of about 27,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world, UCLA is the largest university in the state of California in terms of student body. The university was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1974.

Type Public university
Endowment
2013. 2.8 bil. $
2012. 2.2 bil. $
2011. 1.8 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1919
Headquarters
405 Hilgard Ave, 90095 - Los Angeles, California
Undergraduates
2013. 28,674
2012. 27,941
2011. 27,199
2010. 26,162
2009. 26,556
Postgraduates
2013. 12,121
2012. 12,004
2011. 13,476
2010. 11,995
2007. 11,179
Acceptance rate
2014. 18.23 %
2013. 26.48 %
2012. 21.98 %
2011. 25.48 %
2010. 22.69 %
Local tuition
2013. 12.7 K $
2012. 12.7 K $
2011. 12.7 K $
2010. 10.8 K $
2009. 8.85 K $
Official web page www.ucla.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of California, Los Angeles connected by profession and/or age

b. 1938., Film Director
b. 1939., Writer
b. 1935., Politician
b. 1935., Physicist
b. 1933., American Football Guard
b. 1939., Acid rock Artist
b. 1939., Scriptwriter
b. 1942., Historian

2. Dartmouth College Colleges/University

Dartmouth College (often referred to as Dartmouth  /ˈdɑrtməθ/ DART-məth) is a private, Ivy League university in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. The institution comprises a liberal arts college, Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business, as well as 19 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Incorporated as "Trustees of Dartmouth College," it is one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution. With an undergraduate enrollment of 4,248 and a total student enrollment of 6,141, Dartmouth is the smallest school in the Ivy League.

Institution info

Type Private university
Endowment
2013. 3.73 bil. $
2010. 3.14 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
December 13th, 1769
Headquarters
207 Parkhurst Hall, 03755 - Hanover, New Hampshire
Undergraduates
2013. 4,276
2010. 4,248
2009. 4,197
2008. 4,164
Postgraduates
2013. 2,066
2010. 1,893
2008. 1,685
Acceptance rate
2014. 11.5 %
2013. 10.4 %
2012. 9.8 %
2011. 10.1 %
2010. 11.7 %
Local tuition
2013. 45.4 K $
2010. 40 K $
Official web page www.dartmouth.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Dartmouth College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1937., Jazz pianist
b. 1940., Military Person
b. 1941., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1939., Physicist
b. 1939., Actor
b. 1939., Diplomat
b. 1938., Organization leader
b. 1942., Writer

Movie performances

Average rating by genre

GenreNum. of titlesAvg. rating
Comedy76.87
Romance47.35
Western36.4
Drama46.2
Family26.55
Adventure25.25

1. In Search of a Golden Sky (1984)

Adventure, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
94.0

In Search of a Golden Sky is a 1984 family drama film released by Comworld Pictures. In the film, three orphan children find solace in their uncle's wilderness home after their mother has died. Shot on location in the state of Utah, Golden Sky was completed in 1982, but not released until two years later. It received a video release in early 1987 on CBS/Fox's Playhouse label. Utah's Deseret News gave the film one and a half stars out of four. The "dreadful family picture", it commented, "[has] one of the most ridiculously contrived, unintentionally humorous endings ever".

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

2. The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979)

Family, Comedy, Western
played Wes Hardin
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
22 Show list

The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again is a 1979 sequel to the 1975 American family film The Apple Dumpling Gang starring the comedy duo of Tim Conway, and Don Knotts. Conway and Knotts reprise their roles as Amos and Theodore. The film also stars Tim Matheson, Harry Morgan, and Kenneth Mars. Laugh-In star Ruth Buzzi appears in a small cameo as a wild farsighted woman. Robert Totten, who directed installments of Gunsmoke, also had a small part in the film.

Awards

Top cast

Lt. Jim Ravencroft
Pvt. Jeff Reed
Marshal Woolly Bill Hitchcock
Corporal #1
Big Mac
Baggage Master
Jailer at Fort
Maj. T.P. Gaskill
Theodore Ogelvie
Captain Sherick
Amos Tucker
Bartender
Old Tough Kate
Henchman #1
Indian Chief
Elderly Man
Martha Osten
Miss Millie Gaskill
Sgt. Slaughter
Photographer
Sentry #1
Blainey
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Chuck Keehne
English
United States of America

3. The Great Brain (1978)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
Richard Bickerton
Sidney Levin
Alan Cassidy
2 Show list

The Great Brain is a 1978 American film directed by Sidney Levin.

Awards

Top cast

Aunt Bertha
Tom Fitzgerald
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Merrill Jenson
English
United States of America

4. The Mouse and His Child (1977)

Family, Animation
played C. Serpentina
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
83.0
Mark L. Rosen
,
Walt deFaria
,
Charles Swenson
Carol Mon Pere
11 Show list

The Mouse and His Child is a 1977 animated film based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Russell Hoban. In United States, the film is also known as The Extraordinary Adventures of the Mouse and His Child.

Awards

Top cast

Euterpe
Manny the Rat
The Frog
The Seal
Muskrat
The Elephant
The Clock
Crow #2
Crow #1
Ralphie
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America, Japan, India, Mexico

5. Sharks' Treasure (1975)

Adventure
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
95.0

Sharks' Treasure is a 1975 American adventure film written, produced and directed by Cornel Wilde and starring Cornel Wilde and Yaphet Kotto.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. The Front Page (1974)

Comedy, Drama, Romance
played Jacobi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
105.0
14 Show list 3 Show list $4M

The Front Page is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's play of the same name, which inspired several other films.

Awards

1975 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director
1975 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor
1975 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor

Top cast

Peggy Grant
Hildy Johnson
The Mayor
Plunkett
Walter Burns
Mollie Malloy
McHugh
Bensinger
Schwartz
Rudy Keppler
Dr. Egelhoffer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Burton Miller
English
United States of America

7. Oklahoma Crude (1973)

Comedy, Drama, Western
played Massive Man
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
108.0
11 Show list

Oklahoma Crude is a 1973 American drama film directed by Stanley Kramer. It stars George C. Scott and Faye Dunaway. It was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where Kramer won the Golden Prize for Direction. The song "Send a Little Love My Way" was featured in the film and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in 1973.

Awards

Top cast

Lena Doyle
Noble 'Mase' Mason
Hellman
C.R. Miller
Cleon Doyle
Wilcox
Deke Watson
Bliss
Farmer
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

8. Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

Horror, Sci-Fi
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
86.0
,
Sylvia Schneble

Invasion of the Bee Girls is a 1973 science fiction film. The first film venture for writer Nicholas Meyer, it was directed by Denis Sanders and stars William Smith, Anitra Ford and Victoria Vetri. Meyer almost didn't put his name to the project after he saw it but was later convinced by his manager at the time.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Gary Graver
English
United States of America

9. The Devil's Eight (1969)

Thriller, Crime, Drama
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0

The Devil's 8 is a 1969 film from American International Pictures.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

10. The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
126.0
1 Show list 1 Show list $3.71M

The Fortune Cookie is a 1966 film starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in their first on-screen collaboration, and directed by Billy Wilder from a script by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond.

Awards

1966 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Top cast

Willie Gingrich
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

11. Wild and Wonderful (1964)

Comedy
played Hercule
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
88.0
10 Show list

Wild and Wonderful is a 1964 comedy film based from the story by Dorothy Crider, written by Richard Powell, Philip Rapp, Larry Markes, Michael Morris and Waldo Salt and directed by Michael Anderson.

Awards

Top cast

Andre
Dr. Reynard
Terry Williams
Mayor of Man La Loquet
Bartender
Rufus Gibbs
Giselle Ponchon
Doc Bailey
Simone
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Rosemary Odell
English
United States of America

12. Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

Comedy, Romance
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
126.0
$3.5M

Kiss Me, Stupid is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Dean Martin, Kim Novak, and Ray Walston. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the play L'Ora della Fantasia by Anna Bonacci, which had inspired Wife For a Night, an Italian film starring Gina Lollobrigida. The comic song lyrics were written by Ira Gershwin, using some of George Gershwin's unpublished melodies.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

13. Irma la Douce (1963)

Comedy, Romance
played Police sergeant
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
147.0
21 Show list 3 Show list $5M

Irma la Douce is a 1963 romantic comedy starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, directed by Billy Wilder. It is based on the 1956 French stage musical Irma La Douce by Marguerite Monnot and Alexandre Breffort.

Awards

1964 David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress
1963 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
1963 Academy Award for Best Original Music Score

Top cast

Soldier with Radio
Irma La Douce
Nestor Patou, Lord X
Kiki the Cossack
Tattooed sailor
Bar Gangster
Officer Dupont
Prison Guard
Moustache
Amazon Annie
Lolita
Customer #2
Concierge
Customer from Texas
Suzette Wong
Gen. Lafayette
Man with Samples
Insp. Lefevre
Hippolyte
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

14. How the West Was Won (1962)

Western
played Bartender #1
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
162.0
Bernard Smith
,
John Gay
54 Show list 3 Show list $15M

How the West Was Won is a 1962 American Metrocolor epic-Western film. The picture was one of the last "old-fashioned" epic films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to enjoy great success. Set between 1839 and 1889, it follows four generations of a family as they move ever westward, from western New York state to the Pacific Ocean. The picture was filmed in the curved-screen three-projector Cinerama process. The fundamental idea behind the film was to provide an episodic retelling of the progress of westward migration and development of America. It was inspired by a much longer and more complex series of historical narratives that appeared as a photo essay series, by the same name, three years earlier in Life magazine, which is acknowledged in the film’s credits. The all-star cast includes Carroll Baker, Walter Brennan, Lee J. Cobb, Andy Devine, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones, Karl Malden, Agnes Moorhead, Harry Morgan, Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Robert Preston, Debbie Reynolds, Thelma Ritter, James Stewart, Eli Wallach, John Wayne, and Richard Widmark. The film is narrated by Spencer Tracy.

Awards

1963 Academy Award for Best Film Editing
1963 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
1963 Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing

Top cast

Gant Henchman #2
Charlie Gant
Linus Rawlings
Confederate Deserter
Jethro Stuart
River Pirate #6
Marshal Lou Ramsey
William Tecumseh Sherman
Cleve Van Valen
Lilith Prescott
Cattleman at Barricade
Agatha Clegg
Poker Player with Cleve #3
Eve Prescott
Henchman #1
Zebulon Prescott
Henchman #3
River Pirate #3
Officer #1
Train Conductor
General Ulysses S. Grant
Col. Jeb Hawkins
Henchman #2
Grimes
Mike King
Cpl. Peterson
Abraham Lincoln
Poker Player with Cleve #2
Surgeon
Julie Rawlings
Zeb Rawlings
Huggins
Cpl. Ben
River Pirate #1
Rebecca Prescott
Staff Officer
River Pirate #5
Cpl. Murphy
Roger Morgan
Deputy Stover
Riverboat Officer
Riverboat Poker Player
Arapaho Chief
Wagon Poker Player
Gant Gang Member
River Pirate #4
River Pirate #2
Gant Henchman #1
Lilith's Attorney
Poker Player with Cleve #1
Hylan Seabury
Dora Hawkins
Prescott Rawlings
Bruce Harvey
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
American Civil War
,
Ron Talsky
English, Arapaho
United States of America

Movies written

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Co-writers External resources
Power Play
Thriller,Drama
1978

Guest TV appearances

77 Sunset Strip

Program genre

Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

77 Sunset Strip is an American television private detective series created by Roy Huggins and starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Roger Smith and Edd Byrnes. Each episode was one hour long.nThe show was the subject of an ownership battle between Roy Huggins and Warner Brothers, which was the proximate cause of Huggins' departure from the studio. The series was based on novels and short stories written by Huggins prior to his arrival at Warner, but, as a matter of legal record, derived from a brief Caribbean theatrical release of its pilot, Girl on the Run. The show ran from 1958 to 1964.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E11 December 6th, 1963

All in the Family

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

All in the Family is an American sitcom that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971, to April 8, 1979. In September 1979, a new show, Archie Bunker's Place, picked up where All in the Family had ended. That sitcom lasted another four years, ending its run in 1983.nProduced by Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin and starring Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, and Sally Struthers, All in the Family revolves around the life of a working class bigot and his family. Despite being considerably softer in its approach than Till Death Us Do Part, the BBC sitcom that inspired it, the show broke ground in its depiction of issues previously considered unsuitable for U.S. network television comedy, such as racism, homosexuality, women's liberation, rape, miscarriage, abortion, breast cancer, the Vietnam War, menopause, and impotence. Through depicting these controversial issues, the series became arguably one of television's most influential comedic programs, as it injected the sitcom format with more realistic and topical conflicts.nThe show ranked number-one in the yearly Nielsen ratings from 1971 to 1976.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E17 January 4th, 1975

Arrest and Trial

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Legal
Drama

External resources

Arrest and Trial is a 90-minute American crime/legal drama series that ran during the 1963-1964 season on ABC, airing Sundays from 8:30-10 p.m. Eastern.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E01 September 15th, 1963 ,

Batman

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy
Action/Adventure
Camp
Science Fiction
Action
Adventure Film
Fantasy

External resources

Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin — two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City. It aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968. The show was aired twice weekly for its first two seasons and weekly for the third, with a total of 120 episodes produced during its run. The program was known for its upbeat theme music and camp moral lessons, which included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables and drinking milk among children.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E03 September 28th, 1967

Bodies of Evidence

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Bodies of Evidence is a 1993 TV series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E06 July 30th, 1992

CHiPs

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction
Action
Drama
Adventure Film
Police procedural

External resources

CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E04 October 7th, 1978

Dr. Kildare

Program genre

Medical drama

External resources

Dr. Kildare is an NBC medical drama television series which ran from September 27, 1961 until April 5, 1966, encompassing a total of 190 episodes. The show, which premiered at the same time as an ABC medical drama, Ben Casey, quickly achieved success and helped spark a number of new shows dealing with the medical field. Kildare told the story of a young intern, Dr. James Kildare (Richard Chamberlain), working in a fictional large metropolitan hospital (Blair General) whilst trying to learn his profession, dealing with the problems of the patients, and winning the respect of the senior doctor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie (Raymond Massey).
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E27 April 12th, 1962

Emergency!

Program genre

Medical drama
Action/Adventure
Action
Adventure Film
Drama
Medical fiction

External resources

Emergency! is an American television series that combines the medical drama and action-adventure genres. It was produced by Mark VII Limited and distributed by Universal Studios. It debuted as a midseason replacement on January 15, 1972, on NBC, replacing the two short-lived series The Partners and The Good Life, and ran until May 28, 1977, with six additional two-hour television films during the following two years.nEmergency! was created and produced by Jack Webb and Robert A. Cinader, both of whom were also responsible for the police dramas Adam-12 and Dragnet. Harold Jack Bloom is also credited as a creator; Webb does not receive screen credit as a creator in the show's original TV-movie pilot, being only credited as its director.nThe series starred Randolph Mantooth and Kevin Tighe as two specially-trained firefighters who formed Squad 51, part of a then-innovative field known as paramedics who were authorized to provide initial emergency medical care to victims of accidents, fire and other incidents in the field.. Squad 51 worked in concert with the Rampart General Hospital medical staff, who took over each patient's case from the paramedics who worked in the field.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E03 September 27th, 1975
S04-E19 February 1st, 1975

Glynis

Program genre

Drama
Sitcom

External resources

Glynis is an American situation comedy that aired on CBS from September 25 to December 18, 1963.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 December 4th, 1963

Gunsmoke

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Western
Adventure Film

External resources

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.nThe radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning writes that among radio drama enthusiasts Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S16-E24 March 8th, 1971
S16-E23 March 1st, 1971
S15-E22 February 23rd, 1970
S15-E13 December 15th, 1969
S13-E16 January 1st, 1968
S14-E02 September 30th, 1968

Hart to Hart

Program genre

Adventure Film
Crime Fiction
Drama
Mystery
Crime
Action/Adventure
Action

External resources

Hart to Hart is an American television series, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple who moonlight as amateur detectives. The series was created by writer Sidney Sheldon and produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg. It ran from 1979 to 1984 on the ABC Television Network.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S05-E10 December 13th, 1983

Have Gun – Will Travel

Program genre

Action
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure
Western

External resources

Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western television series that aired on CBS from 1957 through 1963. It was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first four seasons. It was one of the few television shows to spawn a successful radio version. The radio series debuted November 23, 1958.nHave Gun – Will Travel was created by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadow and produced by Frank Pierson, Don Ingalls, Robert Sparks, and Julian Claman. There were 225 episodes of the TV series, 24 written by Gene Roddenberry. Other contributors included Bruce Geller, Harry Julian Fink, Don Brinkley and Irving Wallace. Andrew McLaglen directed 101 episodes and 19 were directed by series star Richard Boone.nThe television show is shown on the Encore-Western channel.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E24 February 23rd, 1963

Hell Town

Program genre

Drama

External resources

Hell Town is an American drama series that aired on NBC from September 4, 1985 to December 25, 1985. The series features former Baretta star Robert Blake.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 November 20th, 1985
Joseph Manduke

Here's Lucy

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Here's Lucy is Lucille Ball's third network television sitcom. It ran on CBS from 1968 to 1974.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E18 January 28th, 1974

Hogan's Heroes

Program genre

Comedy
Military
Sitcom

External resources

Hogan's Heroes is an American television sitcom set in a German prisoner of war camp during World War II. It ran for 168 episodes from September 17, 1965, to July 4, 1971, on the CBS network. Bob Crane starred as Colonel Robert E. Hogan, co-ordinating an international crew of Allied prisoners running a Special Operations group from the camp. Werner Klemperer played Colonel Wilhelm Klink, the incompetent commandant of the camp, and John Banner was the inept sergeant-of-the-guard, Hans Schultz.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E01 September 9th, 1967

Ironside

Program genre

Crime
Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

Ironside is a Universal television series that ran on NBC from September 14, 1967, to January 16, 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as a paraplegic Chief of Detectives, Robert T. Ironside. The character debuted on March 28, 1967 in a TV movie. When broadcast in the United Kingdom the show was initially titled A Man Called Ironside. The show earned Burr six Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E27 March 21st, 1968
Anton Leader

Knight Rider

Program genre

Drama
Action
Action/Adventure
Crime Fiction
Fantasy
Adventure Film
Science Fiction

External resources

Knight Rider is an American television series that originally ran from September 26, 1982, to August 8, 1986. The series was broadcast on NBC and stars David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech modern crime fighter assisted by an advanced, artificially intelligent and nearly indestructible car.nConceived and produced by Glen A. Larson, the show was an instant hit.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E04 October 14th, 1984

Kojak

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Action
Police procedural
Action/Adventure
Suspense
Adventure Film

External resources

Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon series, moved one hour earlier, it aired on CBS from October 24, 1973, to March 18, 1978. In 1999 TV Guide ranked Theo Kojak number 18 on its 50 Greatest TV Characters of All Time list.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E08 November 14th, 1976
Sigmund Neufeld Jr.

Land of the Giants

Program genre

Science Fiction
Action
Fantasy
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure

Official site

External resources

Land of the Giants is an hour-long American science fiction television program lasting two seasons beginning on September 22, 1968, and ending on March 22, 1970. The show was created and produced by Irwin Allen. Land of the Giants was the fourth of Allen's science fiction TV series. The show was aired on ABC and released by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was filmed entirely in color and ran for 51 episodes. The show starred Gary Conway and Don Marshall. Author Murray Leinster also wrote three novels in 1968 and 1969 based on the television series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 November 16th, 1969
S01-E19 February 23rd, 1969

Laredo

Program genre

Western
Comedy

External resources

Laredo is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from September 16, 1965, to April 7, 1967. Laredo stars Neville Brand, William Smith, Peter Brown, and Philip Carey as Texas Rangers. It is set on the Mexican border about Laredo in Webb County in south Texas. The program presented fifty-six episodes in color. it was produced by Universal Television.nThe pilot episode of Laredo aired on NBC's The Virginian under the title, We've Lost a Train.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E01 September 16th, 1966
S01-E03 September 30th, 1965

Mama's Family

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Mama's Family is an American television sitcom starring Vicki Lawrence as Thelma Harper. The series was a spin-off of a recurring series of comedy sketches on The Carol Burnett Show and Carol & Company called The Family, which ran from 1974 to 1979.nThe show's theme song is Bless My Happy Home by Peter Matz and Vicki Lawrence. The show's producers chose to use an instrumental version.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E22 April 7th, 1984

Matt Houston

Program genre

Police procedural
Drama
Crime Fiction
Action/Adventure

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Matt Houston is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1982 to 1985. Created by Lawrence Gordon, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E19 February 15th, 1985
Scott Shepherd
S03-E07 November 9th, 1984
Scott Shepherd

Movin' On

Program genre

Drama

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Movin' On is an American drama series that ran for two seasons, between 1974 and 1976. It originally appeared on the NBC television network. The pilot episode for the series was known as In Tandem.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E23 March 2nd, 1976
S02-E17 January 13th, 1976

My Living Doll

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom
Science Fiction

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My Living Doll is an American science fiction sitcom that aired for 26 episodes on CBS from September 27, 1964 to March 17, 1965. This series was produced by Jack Chertok and was filmed at Desilu studios by Jack Chertok Television, Inc., in association with the CBS Television Network.nThe series was unusual in that it was bought by the network without a formal pilot film, due to the success of Chertok's previous series, My Favorite Martian.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E16 January 6th, 1965

Police Story

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police
Drama
Anthology

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Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978. The show was the brainchild of author and former policeman Joseph Wambaugh and represented a major step forward in the realistic depiction of police work and violence on network TV. It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.nAlthough it was an anthology, there were certain things that all episodes had in common; for instance, the main character in each episode was a police officer. The setting was always Los Angeles and the characters always worked for some branch of the LAPD. Notwithstanding the anthology format, there were recurring characters.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E12 January 7th, 1975

Rhoda

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

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Rhoda is an American television sitcom, starring Valerie Harper, which aired a total of 109 half-hour episodes over five seasons, from 1974 to 1978. The show was a spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which Harper between the years 1970 and 1974 had played the role of Rhoda Morgenstern, a spunky, weight-conscious, flamboyantly fashioned Jewish neighbor and native New Yorker in the role of Mary Richards' best friend. After four seasons, Rhoda left Minneapolis and returned to her original hometown of New York City. The series is noted for breaking two television records, and was the winner of two Golden Globes and two Emmy Awards.nRhoda was filmed Friday evenings in front of a live studio audience at CBS Studio Center, Stage 14 in Studio City, Los Angeles, California.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E14 January 3rd, 1977

Shane

Program genre

Western
Drama

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Shane is an American Western television series aired in 1966 and based on the 1949 book of the same name by Jack Schaefer. The series was created by Herschel Daugherty and Gary Nelson, and starred David Carradine as the title character. The series, which aired on ABC, was filmed as a continuing story.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 October 1st, 1966

Starsky & Hutch

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Police procedural
Drama
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

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Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast between April 30, 1975, and May 15, 1979, on the ABC network. It was distributed by Columbia Pictures Television in the United States and, originally, Metromedia Producers Corporation in Canada and some other parts of the world. Sony Pictures Television is now the worldwide distributor for the series. The series also inspired a theatrical film and a video game.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E22 March 5th, 1977

The Chicago Teddy Bears

Program genre

Sitcom

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The Chicago Teddy Bears is an American sitcom that aired on CBS. The series was part of the network's 1971 fall lineup, premiering on September 17, 1971.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 October 15th, 1971

The Dakotas

Program genre

Western

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The Dakotas is an ABC/Warner Brothers western television series starring Larry Ward and featuring Jack Elam broadcast during 1963. The short-lived program is considered a spin-off of Clint Walker's Cheyenne.nThe Dakotas is perhaps most notable for the fact that it was cancelled one week after heavy viewer protest over an objectionable scene.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E05 February 4th, 1963

The Manhunter

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction

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The Manhunter is an American crime drama that was part of CBS' lineup for the 1974–1975 television season. The series was produced by Quinn Martin and starred Ken Howard as Dave Barret, a 1930s-era private investigator from Idaho.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E23 March 12th, 1975

The Mod Squad

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

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Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E19 February 18th, 1969

The Odd Couple

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

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The Odd Couple, formally titled onscreen Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, is an American television situation comedy broadcast from September 24, 1970 to March 7, 1975 on ABC. It stars Tony Randall as Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as Oscar Madison, and was the first of several developed by Garry Marshall for Paramount Television. The show is based upon the play of the same name, which was written by Neil Simon.nFelix and Oscar are two divorced men. Felix is neat and tidy while Oscar is sloppy and casual. They share a Manhattan apartment, and their different lifestyles inevitably lead to conflicts and laughs.nIn 1997, the episodes Password and The Fat Farm were ranked #5 and #58 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. The show received three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E15 January 14th, 1971

The Partners

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

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The Partners is an American sitcom that aired on September 18, 1971 through September 8, 1972 on NBC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E13 December 18th, 1971

The Rifleman

Program genre

Western
Action/Adventure
Action
Adventure Film

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The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son, Mark McCain. It was set in the 1870s and 1880s in the town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The show was filmed in black-and-white, half-hour episodes. The Rifleman aired on ABC from September 30, 1958 to April 8, 1963 as a production of Four Star Television. It was one of the first prime time series on American television to show a widowed parent raising a child.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E25 March 19th, 1962

The Rookies

Program genre

Police procedural
Drama
Crime Fiction

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The Rookies is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1972 until 1976. It follows the exploits of three rookie police officers working in an unidentified city for the fictitious Southern California Police Department.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E17 December 30th, 1975

The Six Million Dollar Man

Program genre

Action
Science Fiction
Drama
Adventure Film
Action/Adventure

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The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the series's proposed title during pre-production. Following three television movies aired in 1973, The Six Million Dollar Man aired on the ABC network as a regular series for five seasons from 1974 to 1978. The title role of Steve Austin was played by Lee Majors, who subsequently became a pop culture icon of the 1970s. A spin-off series, The Bionic Woman, ran from 1976 to 1978. Several television movies featuring both eponymous characters were also produced between 1987 and 1994.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E06 November 8th, 1974
Lawrence Doheny

The Twilight Zone

Program genre

Mystery
Horror
Suspense
Drama
Science Fiction
Fantasy
Anthology

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The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. It is a series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist. A popular and critical success, it introduced many Americans to serious science-fiction and abstract ideas through television and also through a wide variety of Twilight Zone literature.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E32 April 27th, 1962
Allen H. Miner

The Untouchables

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Drama
Police procedural

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The Untouchables is an American crime drama that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network, produced by Desilu Productions. Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, it fictionalized Ness' experiences as a Prohibition agent, fighting crime in Chicago in the 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their courage, moral character and incorruptibility, nicknamed the Untouchables. The book was later made into a film in 1987 by Brian De Palma, with a script by David Mamet, and a second less successful TV series in 1993.nA powerful, hard-hitting crime drama, and a landmark police series, The Untouchables won series star Robert Stack an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1960.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E18 February 5th, 1963
S03-E28 July 5th, 1962

Vega$

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction
Drama
Crime

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Vega$ is an American detective television drama series that aired on ABC from 1978 until 1981. It was produced by Aaron Spelling. The series was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is believed to be the first television series produced entirely in Las Vegas.nThe show stars Robert Urich as private detective Dan Tanna, who drove around the streets of Las Vegas in a red 1957 Ford Thunderbird solving crimes and making Las Vegas a better place for residents and tourists alike.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E05 October 31st, 1979

Wagon Train

Program genre

Western

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Wagon Train is an American Western series that ran on NBC 1957–62 and then on ABC 1962–65, although the network also aired daytime repeats, as Major Adams, Trailmaster and Trailmaster, from January 1963 to September 1965. The show debuted at #15 in the Nielsen ratings, rose to #2 in the next three seasons, and peaked at #1 in the 1961–62 television season. After moving to ABC in the autumn of 1962, the ratings began to decline, and Wagon Train did not again make the Top 20 listing.nThe series initially starred veteran movie supporting actor Ward Bond as the wagon master, later replaced upon his death by John McIntire, and Robert Horton as the scout, subsequently replaced by lookalike Robert Fuller a year after Horton had decided to leave the series.nThe series was inspired by the 1950 film Wagon Master directed by John Ford and starring Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr. and Ward Bond, and harkens back to the early widescreen wagon train epic The Big Trail starring John Wayne and featuring Bond in his first major screen appearance playing a supporting role.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E34 May 15th, 1963
S05-E31 May 2nd, 1962
S06-E10 November 21st, 1962

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