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Charles Dierkop

  • Sep 11, 1936 (age 82)
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2018
Heaven & Hell
MovieNov 6, 2018

Heaven & Hell

In 1990s Los Angeles, danger lurks around the corner after a …
In 1990s Los Angeles, danger lurks around the corner after a freak accident leaves an undercover cop with supernatural abilities while also unleashing a horror that he must destroy before it destroys everything.
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2016
The Midnighters
MovieDec 31, 2016

The Midnighters

An aging safe-cracker recently released from prison is …
An aging safe-cracker recently released from prison is asked to put his old skills to use and risk his freedom to save his son's life.
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2006
Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery
MovieMar 18, 2006

Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery

Former Red River TV series …
Former Red River TV series star Clint Lawson's Wild West show is in town, the prize act in the annual festival, which the sponsoring bookshop is presiding over. He strains a leg due to a ...
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2001
James Dean
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MovieAug 4, 2001

James Dean

A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the …
A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend. His roles are depicted having much in common with his ...
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1988
Messenger of Death
MovieSep 16, 1988

Messenger of Death

Messenger of Death is a 1988 American crime-action thriller …
Messenger of Death is a 1988 American crime-action thriller film starring Charles Bronson about an attempt by a water company to start a family feud among fundamentalist Mormons to take the family's land for the company.
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1985
MacGyver
TV ShowSep 29, 1985

MacGyver

Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the protagonist …
Angus "Mac" MacGyver is the title character and the protagonist in the TV series MacGyver. He is played by Richard Dean Anderson in the 1985 original series. Lucas Till portrays a younger version of MacGyver in the 2016 reboot.
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1984
Silent Night, Deadly Night
MovieNov 9, 1984

Silent Night, Deadly Night

After his parents are …
After his parents are murdered by a scalpel-wielding Santa, a young boy is sent to an orphanage. He ends up spying on two people having sex, and learns sex is a very naughty thing. A few years later, in a lil' ole department store, the kid is given the ultimate screw-up: SANTA CLAUS. After seeing two people having sex in the storage room, he has flashbacks of his parents' murder, and ends up killing them both. He then sets off on a massive killing spree. Can he be stopped? Or will Santa deliver new presents to all the little kids?
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1982
Matt Houston
TV ShowSep 26, 1982

Matt Houston

Matt Houston is an American crime drama series that aired on …
Matt Houston is an American crime drama series that aired on ABC from 1982 to 1985. Created by Lawrence Gordon, the series was produced by Aaron Spelling.
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T.J. Hooker
TV ShowMar 13, 1982

T.J. Hooker

T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program …
T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May 4, 1985. The show was then picked up for a further single season by CBS.
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1981
Simon & Simon
TV ShowNov 24, 1981

Simon & Simon

Simon & Simon is an American detective television series …
Simon & Simon is an American detective television series that originally ran from 1981 to 1989. The series was broadcast on CBS, and starred Gerald McRaney and Jameson Parker as two disparate brothers who run a San Diego private detective agency.
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The Fall Guy
TV ShowNov 4, 1981

The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy is an American action/adventure television …
The Fall Guy is an American action/adventure television program produced for ABC and originally broadcast from November 4, 1981, to May 2, 1986. It starred Lee Majors, Douglas Barr, and Heather Thomas as Hollywood stunt performers who moonlight as bounty hunters.
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1978
Vega$
TV ShowApr 25, 1978

Vega$

Vegas (stylized as Vega$) is an American private detective …
Vegas (stylized as Vega$) is an American private detective crime drama television series that aired on ABC from April 25, 1978, to June 3, 1981. Vega$ was produced by Aaron Spelling, and created by Michael Mann. The series (with the exception of special episodes filmed in Hawaii and San Francisco) was filmed in its entirety in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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1977
CHiPs
TV ShowSep 15, 1977

CHiPs

CHiPs is an American crime drama television series that …
CHiPs is an American crime drama television series that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977 to May 1, 1983. It followed the lives of two motorcycle officers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons, plus one reunion TV movie in October 1998.
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1974
Police Woman
TV ShowSep 13, 1974

Police Woman

Police Woman is an American television Police procedural …
Police Woman is an American television Police procedural starring Angie Dickinson that ran on NBC for four seasons, from September 13, 1974, to March 29, 1978.
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1973
The Sting
MovieDec 25, 1973

The Sting

Johnny Hooker, a small time grifter, unknowingly steals from …
Johnny Hooker, a small time grifter, unknowingly steals from Doyle Lonnegan, a big time crime boss, when he pulls a standard street con. Lonnegan demands satisfaction for the insult. After his partner, Luther, is killed, Hooker flees, and seeks the help of Henry Gondorff, one of Luther's contacts, who is a master of the long con. Hooker wants to use Gondorff's expertise to take Lonnegan for an enormous sum of money to even the score, since he admits he "doesn't know enough about killing to kill him." They devise a complicated scheme and amass a talented group of other con artists who want their share of the reparations. The stakes are high in this game, and our heroes must not only deal with Lonnegan's murderous tendencies, but also other side players who want a piece of the action. To win, Hooker and Gondorff will need all their skills...and a fair amount of confidence.
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Kojak
TV ShowOct 24, 1973

Kojak

Kojak is an American action crime drama television series …
Kojak is an American action crime drama television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. Taking the time slot of the popular Cannon series, it aired on CBS from 1973 to 1978.
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Police Story
TV ShowSep 25, 1973

Police Story

Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that …
Police Story is an anthology television crime drama that aired on NBC from 1973 through 1978. The show was created by author and former police officer Joseph Wambaugh and was described by The Complete Directory of Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows as "one of the more realistic police series to be seen on television." It was produced by David Gerber and Mel Swope.
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Messiah of Evil
MovieMay 2, 1973

Messiah of Evil

A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her …
A young woman goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult.
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1972
Kung Fu
TV ShowOct 14, 1972

Kung Fu

Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts …
Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series follows the adventures of Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who travels through the American Old West, armed only with his spiritual training and his skill in martial arts, as he seeks Danny Caine, his half-brother.
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The Hot Box
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MovieJun 23, 1972

The Hot Box

Hot action and lust in the steamy tropical jungle, as heroines …
Hot action and lust in the steamy tropical jungle, as heroines break out of a women's prison and start a local revolution.
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1971
Cannon
TV ShowSep 14, 1971

Cannon

Cannon is an American detective television series produced by …
Cannon is an American detective television series produced by Quinn Martin which aired from 1971 to 1976. The primary protagonist is the title character, private detective Frank Cannon, played by William Conrad.
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Angels Hard as They Come
MovieJul 1, 1971

Angels Hard as They Come

A drug deal is foiled, when …
A drug deal is foiled, when the cops show up. They agree to meet in a few days out in the desert and complete the deal. The Angels head for the meeting place. On the way they meet up with the Dragons and are invited to come party with some hippies in an old ghost town. The General, leader of the Dragons is a psychotic dwarf and his henchman Axe isn't to stable either. The trouble start when one of the hippie girls is murdered and the Dragons decide that one of the Angels did it.
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Alias Smith and Jones
TV ShowJan 5, 1971

Alias Smith and Jones

Alias Smith and Jones is an …
Alias Smith and Jones is an American Western series that originally aired on ABC from January 1971 to January 1973. The show stars Pete Duel as Hannibal Heyes and Ben Murphy as Jedediah "Kid" Curry, outlaw cousins who are trying to reform. The governor offers them a conditional amnesty, aiming to keep the pact a secret. The "condition" is that they will still be wanted until it becomes politically advantageous for the governor to pardon them.
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1969
Love, American Style
TV ShowSep 29, 1969

Love, American Style

Love, American Style is an anthology comedy television …
Love, American Style is an anthology comedy television series produced by Paramount Television that originally aired between 1969 and 1974. For the 1971 and 1972 seasons, it was a part of an ABC Friday prime-time lineup that also included The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, Room 222 and The Odd Couple.
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
MovieSep 23, 1969

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch …
Wyoming, early 1900s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heels. Their solution - escape to Bolivia.
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The Thousand Plane Raid
MovieMar 1, 1969

The Thousand Plane Raid

The Thousand Plane Raid …
The Thousand Plane Raid (also known as The One Thousand Plane Raid) is a 1969 DeLuxe Color film directed by Boris Sagal and starring Christopher George and Laraine Stephens. Although claimed to be derived from Ralph Barker's The Thousand Plane Raid (also published as The Thousand Plan: the Story of the First Thousand Bomber Raids on Cologne), the storyline of the film inaccurately portrays the first raid as an 8th Air Force mission while the actual attack was undertaken by 1,047 Royal Air Force bombers against the city of Cologne, Germany in May 1942.
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1968
Lancer
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TV ShowSep 24, 1968

Lancer

Lancer is an American Western series that aired Tuesdays at …
Lancer is an American Western series that aired Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. (EST) on CBS from September 24, 1968, to June 23, 1970. The series stars Andrew Duggan as a father with two half-brother sons, played by James Stacy and Wayne Maunder, an arrangement similar to the more successful Bonanza on NBC.
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Land of the Giants
TV ShowSep 22, 1968

Land of the Giants

Land of the Giants is an hour-long American science fiction …
Land of the Giants is an hour-long American science fiction television program lasting two seasons beginning on September 22, 1968, and ending on March 22, 1970. The show was created and produced by Irwin Allen. Land of the Giants was the fourth of Allen's science fiction TV series. The show was aired on ABC and released by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was filmed entirely in color and ran for 51 episodes. The show starred Gary Conway and special guest star Kurt Kasznar.
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Adam-12
TV ShowSep 21, 1968

Adam-12

Adam-12 is a television police procedural drama that …
Adam-12 is a television police procedural drama that follows Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers Pete Malloy and Jim Reed as they ride the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12.
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1967
Mannix
TV ShowSep 16, 1967

Mannix

Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from …
Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, the title character, Joe Mannix, is a private investigator. He was played by Mike Connors.
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Ironside
TV ShowSep 14, 1967

Ironside

Ironside is an American television crime drama that aired on …
Ironside is an American television crime drama that aired on NBC over 8 seasons from 1967 to 1975. The show starred Raymond Burr as Robert T. Ironside, a consultant for the San Francisco police (usually addressed by the title Chief Ironside), who was paralyzed from the waist down after being shot while on vacation. The character debuted on March 28, 1967, in a TV movie titled Ironside. When the series was broadcast in the United Kingdom, from late 1967 onwards, it was broadcast under the title A Man Called Ironside. The show earned Burr six Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations.
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The High Chaparral
TV ShowSep 10, 1967

The High Chaparral

The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television …
The High Chaparral is an American Western-themed television series starring Leif Erickson and Cameron Mitchell, which aired on NBC from 1967 to 1971. The series, made by Xanadu Productions in association with NBC Productions, was created by David Dortort, who had previously created Bonanza for the network. The theme song was also written and conducted by Bonanza scorer David Rose, who also scored the two-hour pilot.
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Cimarron Strip
TV ShowSep 7, 1967

Cimarron Strip

Cimarron Strip is an American Western television series …
Cimarron Strip is an American Western television series starring Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim Crown. The series was produced by the creators of Gunsmoke and aired on CBS from September 1967 to March 1968. Reruns of the original show were aired in the summer of 1971. Cimarron Strip is one of only three 90-minute weekly Western series that aired during the 1960s (the others are The Virginian and, for one season, Wagon Train), and the only 90-minute series of any kind to be centered primarily around one lead character in almost every episode. The series theme and pilot incidental music was written by Maurice Jarre, who also scored Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago.
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The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
MovieJun 30, 1967

The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Chicago February 14th 1929. …
Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with machine-guns the key members of Bugs Moran's rival gang. The film traces the history of the incident, and the lives affected and in some cases ended by it.
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1966
Mission: Impossible
TV ShowSep 17, 1966

Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible is an American television series, created and …
Mission: Impossible is an American television series, created and initially produced by Bruce Geller, chronicling the exploits of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). In the first season the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. Each episode opens with a fast-paced montage that unfolds as the series' theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin plays, after which in a prologue Briggs or Phelps receives his instructions from a voice delivered on a recording which then self-destructs.
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Star Trek
TV ShowSep 8, 1966

Star Trek

Star Trek is an American science fiction television series …
Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) and its crew. It later acquired the retronym of Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) to distinguish the show within the media franchise that it began.
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Batman
TV ShowJan 12, 1966

Batman

Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, …
Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson / Robin – two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City from a variety of arch villains. It is known for its camp style, upbeat theme music, and its intentionally humorous, simplistic morality (aimed at its largely teenage audience). This included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables, and drinking milk. It was described by executive producer William Dozier as the only situation comedy on the air without a laugh track. The 120 episodes aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968, twice weekly for the first two and weekly for the third. In 2016, television critics Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz ranked Batman as the 82nd greatest American television show of all time.
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1965
The F.B.I.
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TV ShowSep 19, 1965

The F.B.I.

The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC …
The F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965 to 1974. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters usually drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa and American Tobacco Company were also sponsors during the first season.
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Lost in Space
TV ShowSep 15, 1965

Lost in Space

Lost in Space is an American science fiction television …
Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series, created and produced by Irwin Allen, which originally aired between 1965 and 1968. The series is loosely based on the 1812 novel The Swiss Family Robinson, and on a comic book published by Gold Key Comics titled Space Family Robinson. The series follows the adventures of the Robinsons, a pioneering family of space colonists who struggle to survive in the depths of space. The show ran for 83 episodes over three seasons, the first of which was filmed in black and white.
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1964
Daniel Boone
TV ShowSep 24, 1964

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television …
Daniel Boone is an American action-adventure television series starring Fess Parker as Daniel Boone that aired from September 24, 1964, to May 7, 1970, on NBC for 165 episodes, and was produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Arcola Enterprises, and Fespar Corp. Ed Ames co-starred as Mingo, Boone's Cherokee friend, for the first four seasons of the series. Albert Salmi portrayed Boone's companion Yadkin in season one only. Country Western singer-actor Jimmy Dean was a featured actor as Josh Clements during the 1968–1970 seasons. Actor and former NFL football player Rosey Grier made regular appearances as Gabe Cooper in the 1969 to 1970 season. The show was broadcast "in living color" beginning in fall 1965, the second season, and was shot entirely in California and Kanab, Utah.
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
TV ShowSep 22, 1964

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is …
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American spy-fiction television series produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and first broadcast on NBC. It follows secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, who work for a secret international counterespionage and law-enforcement agency called U.N.C.L.E. The series premiered on September 22, 1964, completing its run on January 15, 1968. The series led the spy-fiction craze on television, and by 1966 there were nearly a dozen imitators. Several episodes were successfully released to theaters as B movies or double features. There was also a spin-off series, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., novel and comic book series, and merchandising.
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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
TV ShowSep 14, 1964

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Voyage to the Bottom of the …
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is an American science fiction television series based on the 1961 film of the same name. Both were created by Irwin Allen, which enabled the movie's sets, costumes, props, special effects models, and sometimes footage, to be used in the production of the television series. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was the first of Irwin Allen's four science fiction television series, and the longest-running. The show's theme was underwater adventure.
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The Pawnbroker
MovieJun 1, 1964

The Pawnbroker

In a poor neighborhood of New York, the bitter and lonely …
In a poor neighborhood of New York, the bitter and lonely Jewish pawnbroker Sol Nazerman is a survivor from Auschwitz that has no emotions or feelings. Sol lost his dearest family and friends in the war and his faith in God and belief in mankind. Now he only cares for money and is haunted by daydreams, actually flashbacks from the period of the concentration camp. Sol's assistant is the ambitious Latino Jesus Ortiz, who wants to learn with Sol how to run a business of his own. When Sol realizes that the obscure laundry business he has with the powerful gangster Rodriguez comes also from brothels, Sol recalls the fate of his beloved wife in the concentration camp and has a nervous breakdown. His attitude leads Jesus Ortiz to tragedy and Sol finds a way to cry.
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1960
The Andy Griffith Show
TV ShowOct 3, 1960

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show is an …
The Andy Griffith Show is an American situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968, with a total of 249 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons—159 in black and white and 90 in color. The series partially originated from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show.
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1959
Bonanza
TV ShowSep 12, 1959

Bonanza

Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on …
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family that live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon and later featured (at various times) Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.
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1958
Naked City
TV ShowSep 30, 1958

Naked City

Naked City is a police drama series from Screen Gems which …
Naked City is a police drama series from Screen Gems which was broadcast from 1958 to 1959 and from 1960 to 1963 on the ABC television network. It was inspired by the 1948 motion picture The Naked City and mimics its dramatic "semi-documentary" format. As in the film, each episode concluded with a narrator intoning the iconic line: "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them."
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Joan F. Addis
Marriage1958

Joan F. Addis

Married Joan F. Addis.
1955
Gunsmoke
TV ShowSep 10, 1955

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western …
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the UK, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.
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1952
Death Valley Days
TV ShowMar 1, 1952

Death Valley Days

Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television …
Death Valley Days is an American old-time radio and television anthology series featuring true accounts of the American Old West, particularly the Death Valley country of southeastern California. Created in 1930 by Ruth Woodman, the program was broadcast on radio until 1945 and became from 1952 to 1970 as a syndicated television series, with reruns (updated with new narrations) continuing through August 1, 1975. The radio and television versions combined to make the show "one of the longest-running western programs in broadcast history."
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1936
Charles Dierkop
BirthSeptember 1936

Charles Dierkop

Charles Dierkop was born.
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