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Watching some old TV shows… decided to check & see what the more senior LJ’s would pick as their favorite actor based on your criteria (not required to explain). I’ll list my 4 favorites (& the show they were in).
Looking for shows & actors in them on the tube before 1970.
Barbara Feldon – Get Smart
Florence Henderson – Brady Bunch
Elizabeth Montgomery – Bewitched
Barbara Eden – I Dream of Jeannie
Surprised Imogene Coca isn’t on my list?

Top for me (my secret criteria) Elizabeth Montgomery
So I’m not totally seen as sexist pig, I’ll also pick Bill Cosby in I Spy.

You young pups probably don’t have a clue on these.

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#1 posted 648 days ago

Clint Eastwood and Clint Walker, of course. Nyuk nyuk

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#2 posted 648 days ago

i haven’t had a good doctor
since marcus welby
went off the air

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#3 posted 648 days ago

Richard Boone – Have Gun, Will Travel – sophistication AND facial hair before the 60’s
Steve McQueen – Wanted, Dead or Alive
Fess Parker – Daniel Boone
Jack Kelly, James Garner, and Roger Moore (before 007) – Maverick
(There were a lot more westerns back then)
last, but not least -
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. – 77 Sunset Strip (Roger Smith is not even considered because he married Ann-Margaret and that’s more reward than any man rightly deserves)

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#4 posted 648 days ago

I have to “second” Barbra Eden!!!
Then there’s the “teacher” from Romper Room…...

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#5 posted 648 days ago

You guys are more macho than I am…
Clint – how about Clint Howard, Ronnie’s little brother was he in any of the old shows… could add him to your Clint list.
Patron, was Kildare around after Welby… but then who wants a Dr with Kil in the name.
DD – absolutely agree on Richard Boone & James Garner/Jack Kelly team… others good too. You didn’t come up with Amanda Blake as Miss Kitty???!!!

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#6 posted 648 days ago

Robert Klugman – Quincy ME
Carroll O’Connor – All in the Family
Alan Alda – MASH
Ed Asner – Lou Grant & Mary Tyler Moore
Red Foxx – Sanford and Son

Jean Stapleton – All in the Family
Mary Tyler Moore
Bonnie Franklin – One Day at a Time
Carol Burnett
Bea Arthur – Maude

And of course, Honorable Mentions to:
Lynda Carter – Wonder Woman
Barbara Eden – I Dream of Jeannie
Erin Gray – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
(for obvious reasons)

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#7 posted 648 days ago

ddockstader you said Ann Margret was married to Frame Zimbalist Jr. but that is incorrect! She married Roger Smith in 1967 and he is the only husband she has ever had. He was also her manager until he got ill.

Combat—- Vic Morrow, Rick Jason
Maverick —- James Garner, Jack Kelly
MAS*H—- Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, McLean Stevenson, Loretta Swit, Larry Linville, Harry Morgan
Bonanza—- Loren Green, Micheal Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts
CHiPs—- Erik Estrada, Robert Pine, Paul Linke, Larry Wilcox
The Bionic Woman—- Lindsey Wagner
Adam12—- Martin Milner, Kent McCord
Hawaii 50—- Jack Lord, James MacArthur
Fantasy Island—- Ricardo Montalbán, Hervé Villechaize

That’s enough I believe!

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#8 posted 648 days ago

Looks like I was beat to it

Vic Morrow …...... Sergeant Chip Saunders———-Combat
Starring Christopher George,————————————Rat Patrol

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#9 posted 648 days ago

Annette Funicello on the Mickey Mouse Club. I was so much in love with her !!

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#10 posted 648 days ago

TV now a days has no originallity. All there is,is bang bang shootem up drug dealers cop shows,or some stupid “comedy” that isn’t even funny. At least the old shows has some good plots. Any of the above named shows were better than most out there today.
However,there is a few “lookers” out there….....

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#11 posted 648 days ago

How about; The Ed Sullivan show, he brought us Elvis and the Beatles to national TV
Jackie Gleason; The Honeymooners
Lawrence Welk

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#12 posted 648 days ago

OP – going by what appears to be your criteria, I’m surprised at not seeing Diana Rigg (Emma Peel) on your list. She’s on mine.

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#13 posted 648 days ago

Two of my favorites are from the same show, The Addams Family:
John Astin as Gomez and Carolyn Jones as the always lovely Morticia.

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#14 posted 648 days ago

andy griffith cause you can’t forget about mayberry,and lucille ball.chuck connors in the rifleman is one of my all time fav’s.

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#15 posted 648 days ago

Great input! Some I had totally forgotten, definitely Combat.
Muleskinner, big oops on my part Dianna Rigg should have been there. I was very jealous of Patrick Macnee. Think Honor Blackman may have been on The Avengers for a bit too.

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