Tuesday, January 25, 2011

1/27 Dawn Wells Joins Robert Conrad and Jennifer Horn!

Dawn Wells Joins Robert Conrad and Jennifer Horn!

Dawn Elberta Wells is an American actress known for playing Mary Ann Summers on the sitcom Gilligan's Island during its run from 1964 until 1967.
Wells was born in Reno, Nevada. Growing up, Wells attended Reno High School. She later attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she majored in chemistry. She transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle, where she graduated in 1960 with a degree in theater arts. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

In 1959, Wells was crowned Miss Nevada and represented her state in the 1960 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

After moving to Hollywood, she began appearing in guest roles in such television series as 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick on ABC, and Bonanza on NBC, before the role of Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island. She reprised her role in the various Gilligan's Island reunion specials.

Wells starred with Michael Dante in the independent movie Winterhawk (1975), playing a Western settler kidnapped by a Native-American chief. She continued guest starring in various television series.

Following Gilligan's Island, Wells embarked on a very successful theater career that is still going strong to this day. She has appeared in nearly 100 theatrical productions as of July 2009. She spent the majority of the 1970s and 1980s touring in musical theatre productions. She also had a one-woman show she performed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 1985.

In the 1990s, she became a spokesperson for Western Union, Cuisinart, Long John Silver's, Coca-Cola and 1800collect.

In 1993, Wells published Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook with co-writers Ken Beck & Jim Clark, including a foreword by Bob Denver.

According to Forbes Collector, in April 2005, Wells consigned for sale her original gingham blouse and shorts ensemble from her signature role. A Beverly Hills auction house, Profiles in History, sold it for $20,700.

In 2008, Wells came to Los Angeles to join Sherwood Schwartz, the creator of Gilligan's Island for the celebration of Schwartz' entry into theHollywood Walk of Fame.

Also, we'll be talking about Bob's AWESOME interview on PBS' Pioneers of Television WESTERNS!

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Stitcher.com - Meet The Talkers

Bob's interview on Stitcher.

Stitcher.com - Meet The Talkers: "This week we chat with legendary actor and star of the Wild Wild Wild West, Robert Conrad. Robert talks about his radio show 'The PM Show With Robert Conrad,' his legendary career, stunts, injuries, and tells an AMAZING stor"

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

1/20 Barbara Carrera is Bob's Guest!

The Lovely Barbara Carrera Joins Robert Conrad on Today's Show!

Barbara Carrera (born Barbara Kingsbury on December 31, 1945) is a Nicaraguan-born American film and Television actress as well as a former model. She is best known for her roles as Bond girl Fatima Blush in Never Say Never Again and as Angelica Nero on the television series Dallas.

Kingsbury began a career as a model at the Eileen Ford agency at the age of 17, at which point she changed her last name to her mother's maiden name, Carrera. In 1972, she appeared on the screen in a publicity role for the Chiquita bananas. Her first film role was as a fashion model in Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970), which fared poorly at the box office. In 1976, she earned her first Golden Globe nomination for her role in The Master Gunfighter. She later played in such films as The Island of Dr. Moreau, Lone Wolf McQuade, Condorman, Point of Impact, Tryst, and Embryo. For her portrayal of the villainess Fatima Blush in the James Bond movie Never Say Never Again, she earned a 1984 Golden Globe nomination for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture". She worked oppositeLaurence Olivier in Wild Geese II the next year.

On the television screen, she played a part in the series Dallas as Angelica Nero, and, more prominently, in the historical television miniseries Centennial in 1978 and Masada (opposite Peter O'Toole and Peter Strauss) in 1981. These roles brought her to the mainstream attention of American audiences. She also starred as Emma Coe Forsayth in the miniseries Emma, Queen of the South Seas.

Carrera has appeared on the pages and covers of such magazines as Vogue, Paris Match, Harper's Bazaar, and twice posed nude in Playboy(August 1977 and March 1982). She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in The Master Gunfighter in 1975. In 1997, she was appointed ambassador-at-large for Nicaragua by then President Arnoldo Alemán. She is also an artist and her work has been showcased in the Makk Galleries in Beverly Hills, California since the 1980s, and the Roy Miles Gallery in London, England. In May 2002, her works were exhibited at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum and have typically been sold for up to $8,000.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

1/13 Robert Conrad, Michael Horn and YOU!

1/13 Michael Horn joins Bob as co-host for this weeks show!

Today, the show is all about you! Your letters, your emails and YOUR calls! It's a love-fest between you and Robert Conrad, today, so call in at 800-336-2225 or email Robert Conrad at rconrad@crni.net!

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

1/6 Pioneers of Television and Robert Conrad!

Today's Show focuses on the upcoming PBS Special, Pioneers of Television - Westerns, featuring our very own Robert Conrad! The special airs January 25th at 8pm ET

In hour one of our show, Bob will be reading your emails , taking as many calls as possible and answering your questions. Dial 800-336-2225 to call in to the show and send your emails to rconrad@crni.net .


Robert Conrad and Michael Horn will be talking with Five-time Emmy Award winner Steve Boettcher, the Producer and Director of Pioneers of Television (Second season on National PBS).

Steve has been producing documentary films for over 20 years.

Robert Conrad interviews fellow Pioneer of Television, Angie Dickinson!

A young beauty contest winner, Angie won the Sixth Annual Bill of Rights Contest while a senior at Burbank’s Bellamarine Jefferson High. It was her success in beauty contests that made her give up her childhood dreams of becoming a writer. After college, she worked as a secretary for Burbank Airplane Parts Factory for several years.

Angie acquired her professional name Angie Dickinson when she married the college football star, Gene Dickinson. From 1966 to 1980 however, she was to be married to composer Burt Bacharach.

In 1953, she entered the local Miss America contest, one day before the deadline, and took 2nd place. In August the same year, as one of five NBC beauty contest winners, she appeared in various variety shows on the network.

Her first bit-part in a film arrived in the Warner Bros musical 'Lucky Me' in 1954, and she spent the next few years in B-movie westerns, and television, where she enjoyed some success in the show 'Millionaire', in 1956.

When Howard Hawks asked her to play the female lead in 'Rio Bravo', her big break had finally come. The role allowed Dickinson to exhibit her celebrated legs, which, in what is now a common practice, were insured by Lloyds of London.

Her feature films range from the well-known 'Sabrina', 'Point Blank' and 'The Killers' (in which she played the moll to Ronald Reagan’s gangster) to the forgettable - 'Big Bad Mama' and 'The Sins of Rachel Cade'.

In 1974, she concentrated on television, starring in the adventure series 'Police Woman', which lasted four seasons. Other TV appearances have included stints in 'Overboard', 'Wild Palms' and 'Hollywood Wives'. More recently she appeared in 'Pay it Forward', in which she stars alongside Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt.

Thanks for making "The PM Show with Robert Conrad" a huge success!