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Old 02-18-2014, 09:24 AM
 
Location: The Jar
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Dabbs Greer, late great character actor who appeared in so many films and TV series primarily during the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Dabbs Greer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Great one! I think he may have best been known for his role on Little House on the Prairie (Rev. Alden)

I thought this was a neat bit of info. I just read (thanks again to you, merv):

"He played the first person saved by Superman in the very first episode of the Adventures of Superman (1952) television series."
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:27 AM
 
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Who remembers Paul Lynde?

He was popular on Hollywood Squares.
I well remember him! Others may remember him for his role as Harry MacAfee, the befuddled father in Bye Bye Birdie.

I believe he also voiced Templeton the gluttonous rat in the Hanna-Barbera productions Charlotte's Web.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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Marcia Strassman - played the wife on Welcome Back Kotter and Karen Valentine from Room 222.
Marcia Strassman - IMDb



Marcia! Great in WBK! She would later be a... "wholesome wife, playing nerdy Rick Moranis' spouse in the surprise Disney hit Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989). She reprised that role in the equally popular sequel, Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992)."

Karen Valentine!


"The actress later starred in the critically acclaimed true story Muggable Mary, Street Cop, as Gidget in the film Gidget Grows Up, and on her own television series in 1975, Karen as well as many movies for television. Valentine was a regular on Hollywood Squares, often trading quips with Paul Lynde. She guest-starred on many series, including Starsky and Hutch, Baretta, McMillan & Wife, Cybill and Murder, She Wrote and multiple episodes of The Love Boat and Love, American Style."
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:35 AM
 
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Donald Crisp who usually played a doctor in Bette Davis films.. seemed such a nice gentle man..
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:39 AM
 
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Mary Grace Canfield (she just died--see thread about it):
Mary Grace Canfield "Green Acres" dead at 89


"Canfield had appearances on a number of TV shows during a four-decade career, including "General Hospital" and "The Hathaways." She was Harriet Kravitz on four episodes of the 1960s series "Bewitched."
But she was best known for her role of Ralph Monroe in some 40 episodes of "Green Acres," which ran from 1965 to 1971.

Monroe greeted folks in the town of Hootersville with a cheery "howdy doody," wore painters' overalls and was forever working on the Douglas family's bedroom with her brother, Alf."

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Old 02-18-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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Donald Crisp who usually played a doctor in Bette Davis films.. seemed such a nice gentle man..

This is such a great one!! Thanks for adding this one, dizzybint!!

"He appeared in a wide range of roles alongside some of the era's biggest stars, including Katharine Hepburn in The Little Minister (1934), Charles Laughton and Clark Gable in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Bette Davis and Henry Fonda in That Certain Woman (1937), Laurence Olivier in Wuthering Heights (1939), Errol Flynn in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) and The Sea Hawk (1940) and Gregory Peck in The Valley of Decision (1945)."

Donald Crisp - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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JoMarie Payton (the mother on Family Matters)
Jan Smithers (WKRP in Cincinnati)
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:32 PM
 
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Richard Basehart
Arnold Stang
Tom Tyron
Jim Hutton
Don Murray
Martin Balsam
Etc.

Watch Turner Classic Movies or some network that broadcasts "classic television", and you will see them and others turn up eventually.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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JoMarie Payton (the mother on Family Matters)
Jan Smithers (WKRP in Cincinnati)


Jan Smithers

Jan Smithers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:43 PM
 
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Richard Basehart
Arnold Stang
Tom Tyron
Jim Hutton
Don Murray
Martin Balsam
Etc.

Watch Turner Classic Movies or some network that broadcasts "classic television", and you will see them and others turn up eventually.
Yes. Indeed. That is also another reason I started this thread. Most of us won't recognize name but will recognize face. That is why I'd appreciate if you'd pick one, or at least a few of the ones you listed, and tell us specific work in television and/or film.
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