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Also Known As: Died: May 17, 2004
Born: February 26, 1920 Cause of Death: died of complications from a long illness
Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Down With Love (2003)
Barbara hits 1962 New York City with her new book, "Down With Love," a pre-feminist manifesto saying "no" to love and "yes" to career, empowerment--and sex. As Barbara's revolutionary tome rockets to the top of the best-seller charts, she becomes the target of ace journalist Catcher "Catch" Block, l
Odd Couple: Together Again, The (1993)
Jack Klugman and Tony Randall reprise the roles they created in the long-running comedy series, "The Odd Couple." Based on Neil Simon's play and the 1968 theatrical film release. Felix and his wife are preparing for their daughter's marriage, but everything is put on hold when Felix learns that Osca
Fatal Instinct (1993)
A policeman-lawyer, who arrests people and then defends them, is distracted in his personal life by three attractive women.
Boss, The (1992)
The story of the man who loved his job but hated his boss.
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Chaos results when a developer levels the building which housed a purveyor of Gremlins.
Man in the Brown Suit, The (1989) as Minks
A television movie adaptation of a mystery story Agatha Christie. An American girl traveling in Egypt witnesses an accident that she thinks is a crime. She spots a man in a brown suit running from the scene and follows him. A piece of paper that he drops leads her to a cruise ship and an adventure w
That's Adequate (1989)
Comedy about a fictional Hollywood movie studio known as "the worst studio in town."
Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
My Little Pony (1986)
The Little Ponies are preparing their annual spring festival at Dream Castle, but over at the Volcano of Gloom, evil witch Hydia and her daughters Draggle and Reeka are plotting to spoil the event. After the witches make a disgusting purple ooze which begins to bury Ponyland, the ponys call upon all
Sunday Drive (1986)
Six people and a rambunctious pooch are involved in the complications that ensue when the owners of two identical cars drive off in the wrong ones in this Disney comedy that has Tony Randall as an eccentric Army major, Audra Lindley as his wife, author of several books on child-rearing, and two chil
Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil (1985)
In this study of the fortunes of a working-class German family between 1931 and 1945, two brothers (John Shea and Bill Nighy) find themselves on opposite sides of the Third Reich. The secondary characters, curiously, were of more interest, especially David Warner in the role of Reinhard Heydrich, wh
Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal, The (1985)
Interviews and film clips pay tribute to the Oscar-winning fantasy filmmaker.
Off Sides (Pigs vs. Freaks) (1984)
A football field becomes the confrontation site between a small-town police department headed by its peace-loving chief (Roche) and a band of local hippies led by his son (Goodeve) who decide to settle their differences on the gridiron. Tony Randall is a bearded guru -- a successful insurance agent
The King Of Comedy (1983)
A would-be comic kidnaps a talk-show host to win a guest shot on his show.
Sidney Shorr: A Girl'S Best Friend (1981) as Sidney Shorr
Tony Randall is a lonely, middle-aged artist who shares his Manhattan brownstone with a young lady in a platonic relationship, and when she becomes pregnant by a married man, decides to raise her child as his own in this poignant comedy that evolved into the well-received series, "Love, Sidney" (198
Foolin' Around (1980)
When college student Wes signs up to participate in a psychological experiment, he meets Susan and the two are attracted to each other. But there are problems, besides the difference in their economic backgrounds, the wealthy Susan is also engaged. However, Susan's grandfather recognizes her fiance'
Scavenger Hunt (1979)
Old Mr. Parker has made millions inventing and selling games. At the beginning of the movie, he dies and his relatives gather for the reading of the will. However, Old Mr. Parker is a game player to the last, and his will stipulates a Scavenger Hunt to determine which relative will get the inheritance. The winner of the scavenger hunt gets all the money, the rest get nothing. The relatives break up into five teams and try to win the game.
Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid (1978)
A comedy Western about a turn-of-the-century lady investigator who goes to the wide-open spaces to capture a gang of outlaws led by a charming Robin Hood of the plains, leading a band of dispossessed ranchers against a stuffy English land baron who has cheated them out of their property.
Hello Down There (1969) as Fred Miller
A wacky inventor creates an underwater home and takes his family, including his teenage rock-band playing kids, to live in it.
The Alphabet Murders (1965) as Hercule Poirot
Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates a series of murders committed in alphabetical order.
Fluffy (1965) as Daniel Potter
A scientist proves that he can domesticate a lion, but nobody seems to believe him.
Send Me No Flowers (1964) as Arnold Nash
When he mistakenly thinks he's dying, a hypochondriac tries to choose his wife's next husband.
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) as Hoods
A Chicago gangster stumbles into philanthropic work during a gang war.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) as Dr. Lao/Merlin the Magician/Pan/The Abominable Snowman/Medusa/The Giant Serpent/Apollonius of Tyana
A Chinese showman uses his magical powers to save a Western town from itself.
The Brass Bottle (1964) as Harold Ventimore
A benevolent genie offers his help to a young architect.
Island of Love (1963) as Paul Ferris
A con artist scams a gangster into financing his movie.
Boys' Night Out (1962) as George Drayton
A psychology student researches infidelity by becoming a platonic kept woman for four buddies.
Lover Come Back (1961) as Peter Ramsey
An ad exec in disguise courts his pretty female competitor.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1960) as The King of France
Classic Mark Twain story of a young troublemaker who tries to help a runaway slave.
Let's Make Love (1960) as Howard Coffman
A millionaire uses a fake name to infiltrate a musical making fun of him.
The Mating Game (1959) as Lorenzo Charlton
A tax agent falls for a farm girl whose father he''''s investigating.
Pillow Talk (1959) as Jonathan Forbes
A man and woman carry their feud over the telephone line they share into their real lives.
Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) as Grant Cobbler
No Down Payment (1957) as Jerry Flagg
An introspection into the world of the newly formed suburbia, following the multiple story lines of various people living in a middle-class housing development.
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) as Rockwell P. "Rock" Hunter
A lowly adman tries to better his lot by courting a glamorous Hollywood star.

Cast (special)

2001 TV Guide Awards, The (2001)
Coverage of the 3rd annual TV Guide Awards presentation, voted by readers of the magazine, honoring television series and performers from the Shrine Expo Center in Los Angeles, California. The program launches a new awards category, "TV Moment of the Year," designed to identify the most poignant, co
Television: The First 50 Years (2001) as Interviewee
The history of television is recounted, featuring clips from famous series and insights of several stars.
Howard Cosell: Telling It Like It Is (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary exploring the life of Howard Cossell, possibly the most famous sports broadcaster.
Tony Randall: Center Stage (1999)
Profile of actor and activist Tony Randall.
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 13th Annual Hall of Fame (1998)
Presentation of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Hall of Fame ceremony from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California, honoring and inducting individuals into the ATAS Hall of Fame who have made significant contributions to the television industry.
NYTV: By the People Who Made It (1998)
History of New York television as told through the collective voices of its celebrities and innovators. Interviews are supplemented by archival film clips from classic programs made in New York as well as scenes from shows currently produced in New York.
Magic School Bus Family Holiday Special, The (1996)
Primetime holiday special based on the PBS children's science series "The Magic School Bus." Ms.Frizzle, teacher extraordinaire, and her class of enthusiastic adventurers ride the magically transformed bus to Murph's recycling plant. Another segment includes on-camera interviews and recording sessio
Debbie Reynolds (1995)
Profile of the life and career of entertainer and actress Debbie Reynolds.
48th Annual Tony Awards, The (1994)
A live presentation of the annual Tony Awards, honoring excellence in the theater.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1994)
Broadcast of the seventeenth annual "The Kennedy Center Honors," a tribute to the lifetime achievement of select performing artists. The 1994 honorees are actor Kirk Douglas, pop and soul singer Aretha Franklin, composer Morton Gould, theater producer and director Harold Prince, and folk singer and
Kathie Lee... Looking For Christmas (1994)
Holiday variety special with singer/talk-show host Kathie Lee Gifford, at her home and various locations in New York City.
Jayne Mansfield: Love and Kisses (1994)
Profile of Jayne Mansfield, Hollywood starlet of the 1950's. Includes interviews with her ex-husbands and co-stars.
More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace (1993)
Special showcasing the top comedy and musical performers who appeared on the variety series, "Hollywood Palace," which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1970. Also included are never-before-seen outtakes.
Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years (1993)
A gala special celebrating the 90th birthday of Bob Hope.
46th Annual Tony Awards, The (1992)
A live presentation of the 1992 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards honoring outstanding achievement in the Broadway theater.
Creative Spirit, The (1992)
A four-part series focusing on how people around the world use their creativity to make everyday life more productive and enjoyable.
Stars and Stripes: Hollywood and World War II (1991) as Narration
A special commemorating the 50th anniversaries of the United Services Organization (USO) and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The program also chronicles Hollywood's support of the Armed Forces and the USO.
Spotlight Colorado (1991)
A live special commemorating the opening of the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey (1991)
A special chronicling the life and career of actress Doris Day.
Sanford Meisner: The Theater's Best Kept Secret (1990)
A documentary about one of the founding members of the Group Theater and one of the American theater's best-known teachers of actors, Sanford Meisner.
Night of 100 Stars III (1990)
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening (1989)
A "Magical World of Disney" special saluting the opening of the new Disney Theme Park in Orlando, Florida. Celebrities perform song-and-dance routines. Film clips spotlight world leaders and famous personalities, who name their favorite films and discuss how television and movies have affected their
Rock Hudson: Tall, Dark & Handsome (1989)
An examination of the life and professional career of actor Rock Hudson. Featured are interviews with co-stars, clips from his films, and footage from the actor's home movie collection.
Bob Hope's Easter Vacation in the Bahamas (1989)
A Bob Hope special in which the comedian and his guests take a comical trip to Nassau in the Bahamas. The special originates from Carnival's Crystal Palace Resort and Casino.
Hope News Network (1988)
A special in which comedian Bob Hope challenges broadcasting mogul Ted Turner by launching his own cable news network, HNN (Hope News Network), poking fun at TV news programs and famous anchors.
Happy Birthday, Bob -- 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years With NBC (1988)
A three-hour special celebrating the eighty-fifth birthday of comedian Bob Hope, and his fifty years with NBC. Highlights include a retrospective of Hope's radio days, film clips from his most memorable movies and television shows, and singing and dancing performances by guest celebrities.
NBC Investigates Bob Hope (1987)
In a spoof of "Olliemania" and the Iran/Contra hearings, Bob Hope is accused of selling jokes to cable television and diverting the profits. An investigation is launched into his alleged covert activities and, overnight, Hope becomes a national hero and "Hopemania" sweeps the country.
Bob Hope's Christmas Show (1987)
Bob Hope hosts this Christmas special originating from Winterfest in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which features the Christmas boat parade, a 125-yacht armada of decorated boats, the Beach Ball, a festival of music and dance, and a lavish black-tie gala.
Walt Disney World Celebrity Circus (1987) as Host
A variety special featuring an international gathering of some of the most daring circus performers and acts. Celebrities provide humor and fascinating facts as they introduce nearly a dozen world-class circus acts performing in Walt Disney World's Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida.
40th Annual Tony Awards, The (1986)
The annual presentation of the American Theatre Wing's Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater, broadcast live from the Minskoff Theatre in New York City. This year (1986) marks the twentieth time the Tony Awards have been presented on national television.
Bob Hope Lampoons the New TV Scene (1986)
Bob Hope and his guests spoof various television programs of the 1986-87 season.
Night of 100 Stars II, The (1985)
A star-studded sequel to "The Night of 100 Stars." A celebrity benefit for the Actors Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dances and comedy. Three hundred and eight stars participated in a seven-hour marathon that was edited to three hours for television.
Curtain's Up (1985) as Host
The program compares the stages of Broadway and London via clips from shows that played both cities.
38th Annual Tony Awards, The (1984)
A live presentation of the 1984 Antoinette Perry (or "Tony") Awards honoring outstanding achievement in the Broadway theater.
Circus of the Stars (1984)
A special in which celebrities perform circus acts. This is the ninth "Circus of the Stars" special.
Parade of Stars (1983)
Celebrities perform in a benefit for the Actor's Fund Charity in a program that recalls vaudeville's golden age.
Doug Henning: Magic on Broadway (1982)
An hour of illusions by Doug Henning, the "Master of Magic."
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope For President (1980)
A series of sketches that revolve around Bob Hope's presidential campaign, presented on the eve of the 1980 general election.
Battle of the Network Stars IV (1978) as Cbs Team Captain
A twice-yearly event in which stars from ABC, CBS, and NBC compete against each other in a series of athletic events to determine which network is best on the athletic field.
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes (1977)
A twice-yearly series of specials in which celebrities compete in various athletic contests to determine which is the superior sex.
Paul Lynde Comedy Hour, The (1977)
An hour of music and comedy with Paul Lynde.
La Boheme (1977)
A live telecast, from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York, of Puccini's popular opera about life and love among a group of young Bohemians in mid-nineteenth century Paris.
Cos: The Bill Cosby Comedy Special (1975) as Guest
Music and comedy skteches.
Wonderful World of Aggravation, The (1972)
A series of comedy sketches and blackouts about the things that annoy people in their everyday lives.
Wide Open Door, The (1967) as Geoffrey Judge; Inspector Berry
The story of Jill and Jane Marriott, beautiful twins with a penchant for crime, and their efforts to rob a well-stocked jewelry store.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1962) as Mortimer Brewster
A third television adaptation of the play by Joseph Kesselring about Abby and Martha Brewster, spinster sisters who delight in offering poisoned elderberry wine to elderly men.
Man in the Moon, The (1960)
A music and comedy special in which the Man in the Moon (as portrayed by singer Andy Williams) comes down to Earth to tour America.
So Help Me, Aphrodite (1960) as Ernest
An original musical comedy, written especially for television, about Sally, a waitress who refuses to marry, hoping instead to make her dreams of becoming famous a reality.
Four For Tonight (1960)
The program spotlights the talents of four performers.
Sid Caesar Special, The (1959)
An hour of music, song, and comedy with Sid Caesar.
Holiday in Las Vegas (1957)
A musical revue from the new (1957) entertainment capital of America, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Panorama (1956)
Music, songs, and comedy sketches.
Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl (1956) as Host
Music, songs, and sketches that salute the working girl, past and present.

Music (special)

Happy Birthday, Bob -- 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years With NBC (1988)
A three-hour special celebrating the eighty-fifth birthday of comedian Bob Hope, and his fifty years with NBC. Highlights include a retrospective of Hope's radio days, film clips from his most memorable movies and television shows, and singing and dancing performances by guest celebrities.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)


Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile -- The Musical: "The House on East 88th Street" (1987) as Voice
A musical animated family special that tells the tale of a family who moves into a new home and finds it's already inhabited by a talented reptile named Lyle the Crocodile. The charming green character wins their hearts, and his new family are perfectly happy with the situation -- until Lyle's right

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