Battle Creek (2015)

Recognize the guy from the All State Insurance commercials, the “Mayhem” guy? Dean Winters is his name, a working actor in many television shows. Winter played the co-lead in this one hour comedy-drama that debuted in 2015. Battle Creek lasted all of 13 episodes before being buried in the failed TV show graveyard. The show … More Battle Creek (2015)

Andy’s Girlfriends

Sheriff Andy Taylor was an eligible bachelor; a widower as all single fathers were in classic television land. His wife was rarely referenced and it appeared in the first season of The Andy Griffith Show that his grieving was long over and Andy was up for grabs. In the first couple of seasons, Andy had … More Andy’s Girlfriends

Claudine Longet

That name sounds familiar, right? If you were around during the 1960s or early 1970s, you knew of her television and film appearances, and her recordings. You might also remember here from the trial of causing the death of her boyfriend. Since, she’s lived out of the spotlight. Let’s look at her career, because she … More Claudine Longet

Conan and Tom Snyder

Two late night interview show hosts of different generations. Both of the Johnny Carson linage. Tom Snyder covered a lot of bases: radio personality, news anchor, late night interview. By the time he accepted the invitation to follow Johnny Carson at midnight, Snyder had carved out a long news career. Ha anchored news shows in … More Conan and Tom Snyder

Thurston Howell III

Jim Backus played the egotistical, but lovable millionaire Thurston Howell III on Gilligan’s Island.  Howell made his money the old fashioned way, he inherited it from dear old dad.  Backus, who also voiced Mister Magoo, played Howell as loud, but insecure and convinced that money was the only universal language.  Howell and his wife Lovey, … More Thurston Howell III