Elinor Donahue Actor

Elinor donahue

Mary Eleanor Donahue (born April 19, 1937), best known as Elinor Donahue, is an American actress. The naturally red-headed Donahue played Robert Young's eldest/popular daughter, Betty Anderson, on the 1950s sitcom, Father Knows Best. She was married for nearly 30 years to producer Harry Ackerman, whom she met on the set of that series. She and Harry Ackerman had three children together: Peter, James, and Christopher Ackerman. Donahue was born in Tacoma, Washington, the daughter of Doris Genevieve (née Gelbaugh) and Thomas William Donahue. Her mother was a theatrical costumer, who moonlighted as a department store saleswoman in order to pay for her daughter's dancing lessons. Appearing in dancing-chorus film roles from the age of five, Donahue was at one point a ballet-school classmate of future Fred Astaire partner Barrie Chase. Donahue was a child actor working in vaudeville and had several bit parts in movies as a teenager, including Love is Better Than Ever (1952), starring Elizabeth Taylor. She achieved stardom for her role as the elder daughter, Betty, on the television family series Father Knows Best. Her co-stars were Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Billy Gray, and Lauren Chapin.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 19th, 1937
Nationality
United States of America

Family

Parents
Spouses
Children

Movie performances

1. The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

Comedy, Drama, Family
played Lady Palimore
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
113.0
, ,
Mario Iscovich
29 Show list $40M

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is a 2004 American comedy film and the sequel to 2001's The Princess Diaries. Unlike the first film, this movie is not based on any of the books. Most of the cast returned from the first film, including Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Héctor Elizondo, and Heather Matarazzo. Garry Marshall returned to direct and Debra Martin Chase to produce the sequel. New characters include Viscount Mabrey, Lord Nicholas Devereaux, and Andrew Jacoby.

Awards

Top cast

Viscount Mabrey
Mia Thermopolis
Parade Girl Carolina
Paolo
Nicholas Devereaux
Helen Thermopolis O'Donnell
Lady Anthony
Patrick O'Donnell
Suki Sanchez
Prince Jacques Dubé
Lilly Moscovitz
Lady's Maid Brigitte
Military Guard
Security Guard Shades
Princess Lorraine
Captain Kip Kelly
Wedding Guest #1
Reporter Elsie Penworthy
Groomsman
Andrew Jacoby
Princess Aimee
Lord Jerome
Lady Elyssa
Miss Genovia Hildegard
Lord Palimore
Lady McCaughley
Princess Nadege
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Charles Minsky
Gary Jones
The Princess Diaries 2
English
United States of America

2. Dear God (1996)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
112.0
,
Ed Kaplan
31 Show list $22M

Dear God is a 1996 comedy film distributed by Paramount Pictures, directed by Garry Marshall and starring Greg Kinnear and Laurie Metcalf. The song of the same title by Midge Ure was used in the film's theatrical trailer, but is not featured in the movie itself.

Awards

Top cast

Tom Turner
Rebecca Frazen
Webster
State Judge
State D.A.
Doubting Thomas Minister
Undercover Cop #1
Handsome
Preston Sweeney
Vladek Vidov
Lucille Barnett
Cousin Guy
Gloria McKinney
Federal Prosecutor
Idris Abraham
Girl's at Golf Course
Marguerite
Local Newscaster
Mom Turner
Junior
Judge Kits Van Heynigan
Herman Dooly
Emanda Maine
Sidewalk Minister
Joey McKinney
Homeless Trumpeter
Marguerite's Son
Assistant Prosecutor
Neighbor with Dog #1
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
,
Jeremy Lubbock
Charles Minsky
English
United States of America

3. Pretty Woman (1990)

Comedy, Romance
played Bridget
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
119.0
28 Show list 3 Show list $14M

Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film set in Los Angeles. Written by J. F. Lawton and directed by Garry Marshall, the film stars Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, and features Hector Elizondo, Ralph Bellamy, Laura San Giacomo and Jason Alexander in supporting roles. The story of Pretty Woman centers on the down-on-her-luck Hollywood prostitute Vivian Ward who is hired by a wealthy businessman, Edward Lewis, to be his escort for several business and social functions, and their developing relationship over the course of Vivian's week-long stay with him. Originally intended to be a dark cautionary tale about class and prostitution in Los Angeles, this motion picture was reconceived as romantic comedy with a large budget. It was widely successful at the box office, and it became one of the highest money-makers of 1990. Today it is one of the most financially successful entries in the romantic comedy genre, with an estimated gross income of $463.4 million. It is considered by many critics to be the most successful movie in the genre.

Awards

1991 Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress
1991 People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie
1990 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Top cast

Detective
Mr. Hollister
Edward Lewis
Woman at Car
Vance
Bum Tour Guide
Landlord
Barney Thompson
Philip Stuckey
David Morse
Snobby Saleswoman
James Morse
Elizabeth Stuckey
Night Doorman
Skateboard Kid
Kit De Luca
Woman in Lobby
Japanese Businessman
Saleswoman #4
Tourist Woman
Senator Adams
Night Desk Clerk
Lounge Pianist
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Charles Minsky
Pretty Woman, Pretty Woman
English, Japanese, Italian
United States of America

4. Going Berserk (1983)

Comedy
played Margaret Anderson
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
85.0
,
Claude Héroux
David Steinberg
24 Show list

Going Berserk is a 1983 comedy film starring John Candy, Joe Flaherty, and Eugene Levy and directed by David Steinberg.

Awards

Top cast

Sal DiPasquale
Kung Fu Fighter #2
John Bourgignon
Ed Reese
Clarence
Dr. Ted
Mrs. Reese
Jerome Willy Muhammed
Chick Leff
Kung Fu Fighter #1
Kung Fu Fighter #3
Rev. Sun Yi Day
Public Defender
Kung Fu Girl
Claudell
Biker Leader
Punk Girl
Skipper, Kung Fu Leader
Angela
Nancy Reese
Jorgé - George Harrison Look-a-Like
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
Canada, United States of America

5. High School U.S.A. (1983)

Comedy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
100.0
3 Show list

High School U.S.A. is a 1983 television movie directed by Rodney Amateau. The film originally aired on NBC on October 16, 1983 and features an ensemble cast including Michael J. Fox, Anthony Edwards, and Crispin Glover. Several of the key actors appeared in sitcoms that were popular at the time. These include Todd Bridges and Dana Plato from Diff'rent Strokes, Nancy McKeon from The Facts of Life, and Michael J. Fox from Family Ties, as well as a number of former 1950s/60s sitcom stars including Tony Dow, Frank Bank, and Ken Osmond from Leave It to Beaver.

Awards

Top cast

Jay-Jay Manners
Beth Franklin
Anne-Marie Conklin
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

6. Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)

Comedy, Romance
played Pattie Marie Levoy
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
81.0
William H. Wright
Ruth Brooks Flippen
7 Show list

Love Is Better Than Ever is a 1952 American romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen from a screenplay by Ruth Brooks Flippen, starring Larry Parks and Elizabeth Taylor. The plot concerns a small-town girl who falls in love with a big-city talent agent.

Awards

Top cast

Mrs. Kahrney
Anastacia Macaboy
Mrs. Macaboy
Mrs. Levoy
Smitty
Mr. Charles E. Macaboy
Jud Parker
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

7. The Happy Years (1950)

Comedy, Romance, Sport
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
110.0

The Happy Years is a 1950 film.

Awards

Top cast

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

8. Tea for Two (1950)

Comedy, Musical, Romance
played Lynne Smith
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
98.0
15 Show list

Tea for Two is a 1950 American musical film directed by David Butler. The screenplay by Harry Clork and William Jacobs was inspired by the 1925 stage musical No, No Nanette, although the plot was changed considerably from the original book by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel, and the score by Harbach, Irving Caesar, and Vincent Youmans was augmented with tunes by other composers.

Awards

Top cast

J. Maxwell Bloomhaus
Radio Announcer
Pauline Hastings
Mr. Grover
Terry Clancy
Mabel Wiley
Chorus Girl #1
Jimmy Smith
Beatrice Darcy
Tommy Trainor
Larry Blair
William 'Moe' Early
Stevens
Chorus Girl #2
Theatre Manager
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United States of America

Starring TV roles

1. Eek! The Cat

Animation, Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBBC
FOX
Fox Kids
Living TV Group
Nicktoons
YTV
September 11th, 1992 August 1st, 1997 5
Jaid Barrymore
English

2. Many Happy Returns

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
September 21st, 1964 April 12th, 1965 1
Jesslyn Fax
English

3. Father Knows Best

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
October 3rd, 1954 May 23rd, 1960 7
Paul Wallace
Yvonne Lime Fedderson
Susan Whitney
Jimmy Bates
English

4. Mulligan's Stew

Comedy, Drama, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

NBC
1977 December 13th, 1977 1

5. The New Adventures of Beans Baxter

Adventure, Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

FOX
July 18th, 1987 November 28th, 1987 1 English

6. The Andy Griffith Show

Comedy, Family
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

CBS
October 3rd, 1960 April 1st, 1968 9 English

7. Get a Life

Comedy, Fantasy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

FOX
September 23rd, 1990 3
Brady Bluhm
English

8. The Odd Couple

Comedy
Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages

American Broadcasting Company
September 24th, 1970 March 7th, 1975 6
Harvey Miller
English

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
S05-E15 January 18th, 1963

A Man Called Shenandoah

Program genre

Western

External resources

A Man Called Shenandoah is an American Western series that aired Monday evenings on ABC-TV from September 13, 1965 to September 5, 1966. It was produced by MGM Television. Some of the location work for the 34 half-hour black and white episodes were filmed in California's High Sierras and Mojave Desert. When reruns aired on Turner Network Television in the 1990s, Only 29 of the 34 episodes were rebroadcast. In February 2014, Warner Archive Instant offered all 34 uncut episodes as part of their streaming service, but they still are not available on DVD.nThe series starred Robert Horton, who had costarred on Wagon Train from 1957 to 1962. He left that series, vowing to never do another television western, but agreed to star in A Man Called Shenandoah because he felt the show would be a great opportunity for him as an actor.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 November 8th, 1965
Robert Hamner

Barnaby Jones

Program genre

Police procedural
Crime Fiction

External resources

Barnaby Jones is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as a father and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles. The show ran on CBS from January 28, 1973 to April 3, 1980, beginning as a mid-season replacement.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S08-E20 March 13th, 1980

Battle of the Network Stars

Program genre

Special Interest
Game show
Sports
Television special

External resources

Battle of the Network Stars was a series of competitions where television stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC would compete in various sporting events. A total of nineteen of these competitions were held, all of which were aired by ABC.nIn 2013, the show appeared in TV Guide's list of the 60 greatest game shows ever.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E03 November 4th, 1977

Cold Case

Program genre

Crime
Drama
Police procedural
Crime Fiction

Official site

External resources

Cold Case is an American police procedural television series which ran on CBS from September 28, 2003 to May 2, 2010. The series revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.nOn May 18, 2010, CBS announced that the series had been canceled. The series currently airs in syndication, and also on Ion Television on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in the U.S. and on Viva in Canada. Sleuth channel occasionally airs it at midnight on the weekdays. In 2011, the show began airing on MyNetworkTV.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E04 October 16th, 2005

Dennis the Menace

Program genre

Sitcom
Family
Comedy

External resources

Dennis the Menace is an American sitcom based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name and preceded The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday evenings on CBS from October 1959 to July 1963. The series stars Jay North as Dennis Mitchell; Herbert Anderson as his father, Henry; Gloria Henry as his mother, Alice; Joseph Kearns as George Wilson, Gale Gordon as George's brother, John Wilson, and Sylvia Field as George's wife, Martha Wilson.nOriginally sponsored by Kellogg's cereals and Best Foods, the series was produced by Dariell Productions and Screen Gems.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E02 October 9th, 1960

Diff'rent Strokes

Program genre

Family
Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

Diff'rent Strokes is an American television sitcom that aired on NBC from November 3, 1978, to May 4, 1985, and on ABC from September 27, 1985, to March 7, 1986. The series stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges as Arnold and Willis Jackson, two African American boys from Harlem who are taken in by a rich white Park Avenue businessman and widower named Phillip Drummond and his daughter Kimberly, for whom their deceased mother previously worked. During the first season and first half of the second season, Charlotte Rae also starred as the Drummonds' housekeeper, Mrs. Garrett.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 January 19th, 1979

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
S02-E27 April 18th, 1963

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

Program genre

History
Drama
Family
Western

Official site

External resources

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman is an American Western drama series created by Beth Sullivan and starring Jane Seymour who plays Dr.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E09 November 22nd, 1997
S06-E08 November 15th, 1997
S04-E28 May 18th, 1996
S04-E27 May 11th, 1996
S03-E28 May 20th, 1995
S03-E27 May 13th, 1995
S02-E07 November 20th, 1993
S02-E06 November 20th, 1993

Ellen

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom

External resources

Ellen este un serial american de comedie care a emis pentru prima data pe 29 Martie 1994 la televiziunea ABC.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S03-E25 May 14th, 1996

Ford Theatre

Program genre

Drama
Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Ford Theatre, spelled Ford Theater for the radio version and known as Ford Television Theatre for the TV version, was a radio and television anthology series broadcast in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. At various times the television series appeared on all three major television networks, while the radio version was broadcast on two separate networks and on two separate coasts. Ford Theatre was named for its sponsor, the Ford Motor Company, which had an earlier success with its concert music series, The Ford Sunday Evening Hour.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E34 May 24th, 1956

Friends

Program genre

Sitcom
Romance Film
Comedy

Official site

External resources

Friends is an American television sitcom created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in syndication. It revolves around a circle of friends living in Manhattan. The series was produced by Bright/Kauffman/Crane Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. The original executive producers were Kevin S. Bright, Marta Kauffman, and David Crane.nKauffman and Crane began developing Friends under the title Insomnia Cafe between November and December 1993. They presented the idea to Bright, and together they pitched a seven-page treatment of the show to NBC. After several script rewrites and changes, including a second title change to Friends Like Us, the series was finally named Friends.nFilming for the series took place at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. The series finale, airing on May 6, 2004, was watched by around 52.5 million American viewers, making it the fourth most watched series finale in television history and the most watched episode of the decade.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E08 November 10th, 1994 , , ,

General Electric Theater

Program genre

Anthology
Anthology series

External resources

General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television. The series was sponsored by General Electric's Department of Public Relations.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S10-E09 November 19th, 1961

Happy Days

Program genre

Musical
Comedy
Sitcom
Family

External resources

Happy Days is an American television sitcom that aired first-run from January 15, 1974, to September 24, 1984, on ABC. Created by Garry Marshall, the series presents an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s United States.nThe series was produced by Miller-Milkis Productions and Henderson Productions in association with Paramount Television. Happy Days is one of the highest-rated shows of the 1970s.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S11-E20 July 12th, 1984

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-E22 February 9th, 1963

Hotel

Program genre

Soap opera
Drama

External resources

Hotel is an American prime time drama series which aired on ABC from September 21, 1983, to May 5, 1988, in the timeslot following Dynasty.nBased on Arthur Hailey's 1965 novel of the same name, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling and set in the elegant and fictitious St. Gregory Hotel in San Francisco. Establishing shots of the hotel were filmed in front of The Fairmont San Francisco atop the Nob Hill neighborhood. Episodes followed the activities of passing guests, as well as the personal and professional lives of the hotel staff.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E10 November 30th, 1983 ,

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Program genre

Sitcom

External resources

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is an American sitcom television series that aired from September 26, 1969 until January 16, 1970. Based on the movie from 1936.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E09 November 21st, 1969

Murder, She Wrote

Program genre

Cozy mystery
Crime Fiction
Crime
Procedural drama
Drama
Mystery

External resources

Murder, She Wrote is an American television mystery series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher. The series aired for 12 seasons from 1984 to 1996 on the CBS network, with 264 episodes transmitted. It was followed by four TV films and a spin-off series, The Law & Harry McGraw. It is one of the most successful and longest-running television shows in history, with close to 23 million viewers in its prime, and was a staple of the CBS Sunday night lineup for a decade. The series is also successful around the world.nLansbury was nominated for a total of ten Golden Globes and 12 Emmy Awards for her work on Murder, She Wrote. She holds the record for the most Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress in a television drama series and the most Emmy nominations for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for Murder, She Wrote, with those nominations netting her four Golden Globe awards. The series received three nominations but no wins in the Outstanding Drama Series category at the Emmys. It was nominated for a Golden Globe in the same category six times and won twice.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S06-E21 May 9th, 1990
Tom Sawyer

Occasional Wife

Program genre

Sitcom

External resources

Occasional Wife is an American sitcom that aired on NBC on September 13, 1966, and ran until May 9, 1967. It was originally on NBC's Tuesday night schedule; in the Eastern Time Zone it aired from 8:30–9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Reruns were aired on Comedy Central in 1992.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E29 April 25th, 1967

Police Story

Program genre

Crime Fiction
Police
Drama
Anthology

External resources

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
S05-E06 April 30th, 1978
S04-E20 March 8th, 1977

Police Woman

Program genre

Drama
Crime Fiction
Action

External resources

Police Woman is an American television police drama starring Angie Dickinson that ran on NBC for four seasons, from September 13, 1974, to March 29, 1978.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E04 September 27th, 1974

Redigo

Program genre

Drama
Western

External resources

Redigo is a 15-week Western dramatic series, set on a New Mexico ranch during the early 1960s, which aired over NBC from September 24 to December 31, 1963. The series features Richard Egan as ranch owner Jim Redigo, Roger Davis as Mike the ranch hand, and Elena Verdugo as Gerry. Don Diamond appeared in four episodes, three as the character Arturo.nRedigo was the truncated second half-hour season of the previous one-hour series, Empire, which aired from September 25, 1962, to May 13, 1963. Both programs were placed on the Tuesday evening schedule against CBS's The Red Skelton Show. Redigo also lost out in the ratings to the ABC military sitcom, McHale's Navy, starring Ernest Borgnine and Tim Conway.nIn Redigo, Egan's character Jim Redigo was no longer the manager of the large Garrett Ranch but the owner of his own smaller spread nearby. The half-hour format made it hard for the program to develop complex characters as had been done in the initial one-hour version of the show.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E12 December 10th, 1963

S.W.A.T.

Program genre

Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film
Drama
Crime Fiction

External resources

S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976.nLike The Rookies, S.W.A.T. was produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E18 January 31st, 1976
Daniel B. Ullman

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Program genre

Anthology series
Anthology

External resources

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars is an anthology series that was telecast from 1951 until 1959 on CBS. Offering both comedies and drama, the series was sponsored by the Joseph Schlitz Brewing Company. The title was shortened to Schlitz Playhouse, beginning with the fall 1957 season.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E03 September 19th, 1952

Star Trek: The Original Series

Program genre

Science Fiction
Drama
Action
Action/Adventure
Adventure Film

Official site

External resources

Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began.nThe show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, roughly during the 2260s. The ship and crew are led by Captain James T. Kirk, first officer and science officer Spock, and chief medical officer Leonard McCoy. Shatner's voice-over introduction during each episode's opening credits stated the starship's purpose:nSpace: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.nThe series was produced 1966–67 by Desilu Productions, and by Paramount Television 1968–69. Star Trek aired on NBC from September 8, 1966 to June 3, 1969. Star Trek's Nielsen ratings while on NBC were low, and the network canceled it after three seasons and 79 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E09 November 10th, 1967

The Dukes of Hazzard

Program genre

Adventure Film
Drama
Family
Comedy
Action/Adventure
Comedy-drama
Action Film
Action

External resources

The Dukes of Hazzard is an American television series that aired on the CBS television network from January 26, 1979 to February 8, 1985. The series was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners, which was also created by Gy Waldron and had many identical or similar character names and concepts.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E15 January 8th, 1982
Martin Roth

The Eleventh Hour

Program genre

Drama
Medical drama
Medical fiction

External resources

The Eleventh Hour is an American medical drama about psychiatry starring Wendell Corey, Jack Ging, and Ralph Bellamy, which aired sixty-two new episodes plus selected rebroadcasts on NBC from October 3, 1962, to September 9, 1964.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E22 February 26th, 1964
Bernard Girard

The Flying Nun

Program genre

Comedy
Sitcom
Fantasy

External resources

The Flying Nun is an American sitcom produced by Screen Gems for ABC based on the 1965 book The Fifteenth Pelican, by Tere Rios. It starred Sally Field as Sister Bertrille. The series originally ran on ABC from September 7, 1967, to April 3, 1970, producing 82 episodes, including a one-hour pilot episode.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E13 December 26th, 1968
John McGreevey
,
Ed Jurist

The Golden Girls

Program genre

Sitcom
Comedy

External resources

The Golden Girls is an American sitcom, created by Susan Harris, that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992. Starring Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty, the show centers on four older women sharing a home in Miami, Florida. It was produced by Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions, in association with Touchstone Television, and Paul Junger Witt, Tony Thomas, and Harris served as the original executive producers.nThe Golden Girls received critical acclaim throughout most of its run and won several awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series twice. It also won three Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Each of the four stars received an Emmy Award, making it one of only three sitcoms in the award's history to achieve this. The series also ranked among the top ten highest-rated programs for six out of its seven seasons. In 2014, the Writers Guild Of America placed the sitcom at #69 in their list of the 101 Best Written TV Series Of All Time.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S04-E10 January 7th, 1989
Winifred Hervey

The Loretta Young Show

Program genre

Drama

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Letter to Loretta is an American anthology drama series telecast on NBC from September 1953 to June 1961 for a total of 165 episodes. The filmed show was hosted by Loretta Young who also played the lead in various episodes.nLetter to Loretta was sponsored by Procter & Gamble from 1953 through 1960. The final season's sponsor was Warner-Lambert's Listerine.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E32 April 10th, 1955
S03-E02 September 4th, 1955

The Love Boat

Program genre

Anthology
Adventure Film
Comedy
Action
Sitcom
Soap opera
Drama
Action/Adventure

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The Love Boat is an American television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from September 24, 1977, until February 27, 1987. The show revolves around the ship's captain and a handful of its crew, with several passengers – played by different guest actors for each episode – having romantic and humorous adventures. It was part of ABC's popular Saturday night lineup that included Fantasy Island until that show ended in 1984.nThe original 1976 made-for-TV movie on which the show was based was itself based on the nonfiction book The Love Boats by Jeraldine Saunders, a real-life cruise director. Two more TV movies would follow before the series began its run.nThe executive producer for the series was Aaron Spelling, who produced several successful series for ABC from the 1960s into the 1980s.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E23 March 3rd, 1979
George Tyne

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
S03-E13 December 16th, 1974

The Virginian

Program genre

Action/Adventure
Drama
Western
Action
Adventure Film

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The Virginian is an American Western television series starring James Drury and Doug McClure, which aired on NBC from 1962 to 1971 for a total of 249 episodes. It was a spin-off from a 1958 summer series called Decision. Filmed in color, The Virginian became television's first 90-minute western series. Immensely successful, it ran for nine seasons—television's third longest running western. It follows Bonanza at fourteen seasons and 430 episodes, and Gunsmoke at twenty seasons and 635 episodes.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E13 December 18th, 1963

Awards won

2004 TV Land Legend Award

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Andy Griffith Show TV Sitcom
TV Land

Wikipedia

Check Elinor Donahue on wikipedia.

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