Saturday, February 27, 2010

3/4 - Majors, Jones, Danza, Sinese, Hamilton and more - Two hour special

Thursday March 4, 2010
The PM Show with Robert Conrad
Live Thursdays (3-5 PM PT) CRN1 

Hour 1
Conrad talks with old friends.

Hour 2

This week on the "PM Show with Robert Conrad"  all the great guests who have taken time to talk with Bob.  Join us for Melissa Gilbert; Max Baer; Lee Majors; Shirley Jones; Tony Danza; Gary Sinese; George Hamilton; Connie Stevens; Rona Barrett; Mike Farrell; Tippi Hedren and many more. Two hours with Bob and the stars of 2009

Stefanie Powers

Topics Max Baer, Jr. Topic ...

 that Melissa Gilbert ...

Lindsay Wagner

Mickey Rooney Keeps Busy

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thu Feb 25, 2010


Tina Louise (born February 11, 1934) is the stage name of Tina Blacker, an
American actor, singer and author. She is best known for her role as "movie star" Ginger Grant on the TV sitcom Gilligan's Island.  Louise was born Tina Blacker in New York City. She was raised by her mother, Betty Horn, who at the time was a beautiful fashion model. The name "Louise" was added during her senior year in high school when she mentioned to her drama teacher that she was the only girl in the class without a middle name. He immediately picked the name "Louise" and it stuck.  She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. At the age of 17, Louise began studying acting, singing and dancing. During her early acting years, she was offered modeling jobs and appeared on the cover of several pinup magazines such as Adam, Sir! and  Modern Man. Her later pictorials for Playboy (May 1958, April 1959) were arranged by Columbia Pictures studio in an effort to further promote the young actress. Her acting debut came in 1952 in the Bette Davis musical revue Two's Company, followed by roles in other Broadway productions, such as John Murray Anderson's Almanac, The Fifth Season, and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?. She also appeared in such early live TV dramas as Studio One, Producers' Showcase, and Appointment with AdventureIn 1957, she and Julie Newmar appeared on Broadway in the hit musical Li'l Abner. Her album It's Time for Tina was also released that year, with songs such as "Embraceable You" and "I'm in the Mood for Love."  Louise made her Hollywood film debut in 1958 in God's Little Acre. She became an in-demand leading lady for major stars like Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark and Robert Ryan, often playing somber roles quite unlike the glamorous pinup photographs and Playboy pictorials she had become famous for in the late 1950s. Further roles followed, on Broadway and in Italian cinema and Hollywood. Among her more notable Italian film Tina Louisecredits was the historical epic Garibaldi (1960), directed by Roberto Rossellini, that concerned Garibaldi's efforts to unify the Italian states in 1860.  When Louise returned to the United States, she began studying with Lee Strasberg and eventually became a member of the Actors Studio. She appeared in the 1964 Beach party film For Those Who Think Young, with Bob Denver, prior to the development of Gilligan's Island. In 1964, she left the Broadway musical Fade Out - Fade In to portray movie star Ginger Grant on the TV sitcom Gilligan's Island, after the part was turned down by Jayne Mansfield. However, she was unhappy with the role and worried that it would typecast her. The role did make Louise a pop icon of the era, and in 2005 an episode of TV Land Top Ten ranked her as second only to Heather Locklear as the greatest of television's all-time sex symbols.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thu Feb 18, 2010

Stanley Livingston as Chip ... "Chip" from "My Three Sons" this week with Bob!

MR. LIVINGSTON'S career began at the tender age of four when he

 performed with an underwater swim group called the "WATER BABIES". The Water Babies appeared on YOU ASKED FOR IT, a popular television show back in the early 1950's, and inspired articles in VOGUE and McCALLS magazines. MR. LIVINGSTON turned actor at age five appearing as a neighborhood kid on THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET. Stan was seen as a semi-regular on the show for four seasons, until 1960, when he began his role of "Chip" on MY THREE SONS.  MR. LIVINGSTON'S career blossomed in the area of theatrical motion pictures as well. Stan has appeared in ten feature films including Leo McCary's RALLY 'ROUND THE FLAG, BOYS, with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward; THE BONNIE PARKER STORY, with Dorothy
Not the Stanley Livingston ...  Provine; PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES, with Doris Day and David Niven; X-15, with Charles Bronson and Mary Tyler Moore; HOW THE WEST WAS WON (the last Cinerama movie ever made), with Debbie Reynolds and George Peppard; PRIVATE PARTS (the Paul Bartel cult classic); HOTWIRE, with James Keach and ATTACK OF THE 60 FOOT CENTERFOLD.  MR. LIVINGSTON has also appeared in several Television movies including SARGE - THE BADGE OR THE CROSS, with George Kennedy and LUCAS TANNER, with David Hartmann. TV Specials include the MY THREE SONS SPECIAL, THE AMERICAN YEARBOOK, OUR TIME, THE FABULOUS 50'S, CBS - 50th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and A&E Channel's CHILD STARS: OUR STORY.  MR. LIVINGSTON is also a veteran of the Stage, having starred in such plays as SEE HOW THEY RUN, MISCHIEF, LITTLE WHITE LIES aStan's other activities are behind the camera. He has written, produced and directed numerous commercials, music videos, and PBS-type educational programming as well as serving as 2nd Unit Director on two feature films, THE AFTERMATH and EMPIRE OF THE DARK. Stan also co-authored the screenplay for THE AFTERMATH, the film of which is now in release on video. Stan also wrote the Pilot episode for a TV series called LA ROCKS! (He was also one of the segment Directors). The Pilot starred Sherman Hemsley (formerly "GEORGE JEFFERSON" on THE JEFFERSONS).  Stan branched out into writing for the stage. He wrote the musical DORIAN, which was produced at the Estelle Harman Theater in Los Angeles. One of the stars of the musical was Stan's real-life and television brother, Barry Livingston ("ERNIE" of My Three Sons fame). Stan also produced, "Hey, Ma... ", a major one-woman show starring New York Theater veteran, Kaye Ballard. The show was presented at the prestigious Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles.  A Freelance Director, Stan recently completed directing all 20 Episodes of a brand new Children's television series, "CORY THE CLOWN" for FUNNY PRODUCTIONS at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. The Series is now in post-production.

Stanley Livingston appears through the kind cooperation of Genesis Creations Entertainment.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thu Feb 11, 2010

Bob Welcomes Larry Manetti :

Larry Manetti started acting in his hometown of Chicago.  After studying acting with the Ted List Theater Players, Larry drove to Los Angeles in 1972.  Larry landed
an agent and was sent to Universal Studios to audition for an opening as a contract player.  Luck was on his side.  Jack Webb was casting a new series for NBC called The Chase.  Larry played a young detective. After attending acting school at Sal Dano's at night and doing bit parts by day, he scored.  Baa Baa Black Sheep was being produced and cast at Universal, and the now famous writer Stephen J. Cannell was the executive producer and the role was a natural for Larry.  He was cast as a cocky, hot shot pilot named Bobby Boyle.  The show was a big hit for NBC but was cancelled within two years. Because the network was so impressed with Larry's on-screen presence, they cast him in a new series called The Duke.  Bad luck!  The Duke was cancelled in one year.  Larry was back to playing whatever Universal told him to. Hoping to catch lighting in a jar, along came Magnum, P.I. and the role of Rick. This was his elevator...the show became a mega-hit for 8 years.  Since Magnum, P.I., Larry has done co-starring roles in 25 feature films and guest starred on many hot TV shows. Larry is the author of a book titled Aloha Magnum.  

Monday, February 1, 2010

Thu Feb 4, 2010

Jan-Michael Vincent is an American actor best-known for his role as helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke Jan Michael Vincenton  the 1980s U.S. television series Airwolf (1984–1986), which continues to enjoy a large cult fan-base. Vincent had an extensive television and film career that began in the late 1960s and lasted until the early 2000s. Vincent was born in Denver, Colorado, to Doris and Lloyd Vincent. His family moved to Hanford, California, when Jan-Michael was in his teens. Vincent attended Ventura College in Southern California. Jan-Michael Vincent's first acting job was in the movie The Bandits (aka "Los Banditos"), co-directed by and starring Robert Conrad, in 1967. His career took off in the late 1960s when casting agent Dick Clayton signed him to Universal Studios. Vincent made an appearance on the Dragnet 1968 episode, "The Grenade," as a muscular high school student who suffered an acid attack by a mentally unstable fellow classmate. He also appeared in the "Danger Island" segments of Hanna-Barbera's Banana Splits series as Link (1968-1969). Finally, in the fall of 1969 Vincent had a starring role in the prime time soap opera The Survivors, alongside Lana Turner and George Hamilton. Unfortunately, the series was canceled at midseason.  He also performed in several movies in that period, like the 1969 Twentieth Century Fox movie The Undefeated (as Bob Wilkes) starring John Wayne, Rock Hudson and Mexican actor Antonio Aguilar. His name appeared as Michael Vincent in the credits of the movie. Vincent appeared in 1 episode of Marcus Welby, M.D. as Richie, a teen with an alcohol addiction. Vincent co-starred with Charles Bronson in the crime film The Mechanic. In 1970, he garnered critical praise for his role in the made for TV film Tribes, co-starring Darren McGavin, about a tough Marine boot-camp drill instructor dealing with a "hippie" draftee (portrayed by Jan-Michael), who won't play by "the rules". Other notable films included the Western The Undefeated with John Wayne and the cult surfing film Big Wednesday with William Katt and Gary Busey; he also attracted attention giving a highly complex performance opposite Robert Jan-Michael VincentMitchum in Going Home. In 1972 he starred in a made for TV love story, Sandcastles, and Vincent starred in the 1973 Disney movie The World's Greatest Athlete, with Tim Conway and John Amos. Vincent also starred in the 1974 romance Buster and Billie as the romantic anti-hero Buster Lane, where he startled audiences with his full-frontal nudity. In Hooper with Burt Reynolds, Vincent played a young stunt man. In 1975, he also starred in the cult classic trucker movie White Line Fever, followed by the notorious Damnation Alley, based on Roger Zelazny's science fiction novel, in 1977. In 1980, he starred in the gang-themed drama, Defiance, which received only a limited release. In The Return, a little-seen science-fiction film which was released directly to television and video. In 1981, he co-starred with Kim Basinger in Hard Country. After an acclaimed performance in the 1983 television miniseries The Winds of War, Vincent was cast as Stringfellow Hawke for the action-espionage series Airwolf, in which Vincent co-starred with Ernest Borgnine. It is probably the role for which Vincent is best known and remembered, and one for which he was especially well paid. It was noted, at the time, that Vincent's salary for his work on Airwolf was the highest paid of any actor in American television.