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    Quote Originally Posted by David Falkayn View Post
    Caught Perry Mason on FETV last night. Bones McCoy and The Skipper both making guest appearances with Kelly playing the brother-in-law of the murdered man and Hale playing a crooked private eye who ended up being the murderer. Of course, the defendant was a knock-out blonde and the murdered man her playboy husband...
    Yes; the original black & white episodes starring Raymond Burr & Barbara Hale. Quite a few performers who went on to become major TV & movie icons guest-starred on this show. I remember one where Leonard Nimoy had a role.

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    Shatner did too, IIRC. So did Sal Mineo, Yvonne Craig, Adam West, Barbara Bain, and a young Robert Redford.

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    The Fugitive was another good one for this. They had William Shatner, DeForest Kelly and James Doohan among many others. (e.g. Kurt Russell at around 10 years old.)

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    Kurt Russell also played a pre-adolescent jungle boy on an episode of Gilligan's Island.

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    Kurt Russell also played a pre-adolescent jungle boy on an episode of Gilligan's Island.
    I remember him in a Lost in Space episode and I think he did a Disney movie or two for the series Disney used to have on NBC. What often gets overlooked where TV shows from that time are concerned were the great character actors they shared. These are the actors that you remember their face and what they played, but you can't always remember their name: Sandy Kenyon, Leslie Parrish, Alan Hewitt, John Dehner, and many others. Those actors pretty much always found work.

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    There were a lot of those types of character actors that filled those roles. Very often you never know their names, but you recognized them as soon as you saw them. They were usually more steadily and better employed than the so called leading stars of the day.

    Still watching KP on Disney +, got up to the Christmas episode.
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    Last night I watched two episodes of Kim Possible on my iPod nano: "Ill-Suited" and "Mad Dogs and Aliens."

    (Fortunately they play on the iPod. I discovered the other day that I can't get the videos to play on my desktop any more. Probably need to update my Quicktime or something.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    There were a lot of those types of character actors that filled those roles. Very often you never know their names, but you recognized them as soon as you saw them. They were usually more steadily and better employed than the so called leading stars of the day.

    Still watching KP on Disney +, got up to the Christmas episode.
    Of course, back then television was regarded with scorn by performers in the film industry; it was considered a "step down" to go from making movies to starring in TV shows. It wasn't until the mid-60's, IIRC, that the growing popularity of the medium and the exponential growth in the number of households with at least one TV set made a lot of performers reconsider their position. When said performers began appearing on broadcast shows, television lost its stigma for good. If anything, actors began to see the value in appearing on TV - it allowed them to promote any upcoming theatrical film projects they were planning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransWarpDrive View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeriddian View Post
    There were a lot of those types of character actors that filled those roles. Very often you never know their names, but you recognized them as soon as you saw them. They were usually more steadily and better employed than the so called leading stars of the day.

    Still watching KP on Disney +, got up to the Christmas episode.
    Of course, back then television was regarded with scorn by performers in the film industry; it was considered a "step down" to go from making movies to starring in TV shows. It wasn't until the mid-60's, IIRC, that the growing popularity of the medium and the exponential growth in the number of households with at least one TV set made a lot of performers reconsider their position. When said performers began appearing on broadcast shows, television lost its stigma for good. If anything, actors began to see the value in appearing on TV - it allowed them to promote any upcoming theatrical film projects they were planning.
    Absolutely right, TWD. It makes me wonder how the pandemic is going to change that dynamic again! With the threat of infection savagely decreasing the movie going experience, the advent of cheaper large format TV screens, and cheaper streaming service, it makes me wonder if going to a movie becomes a much more minor source of income for the entertainment industry. The other thought I had is could the drive-in movie come back. There's your social isolation kept intact.

    Still binging on KP. In season four now.
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    I'm watching "Downhill". Sweet Mother of Pearl!

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