American Actor

Tony Burton

  • Mar 23, 1937 - Feb 25, 2016 (age 78)
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2016
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Tony Burton passed away.
2007
Hack!
MovieJul 20, 2007

Hack!

Seven college students, made up of the bookish Emily, friendly …
Seven college students, made up of the bookish Emily, friendly bad-guy Johnny, punk girl Maddy, the token gay Ricky, gangster-rapper 'Q', British exchange student Sylvia, and football stud Tim; are picked to travel to a private island owned by the reclusive Vincent King and his film-obsessed wife Mary Shelley to study island wildlife. But, it isn't long until a mysterious killer begins killing the students one-by-one, and modeling them after gory murder scenes from numerous horror films. Are the eccentric Vincent and Mary Shelley the killers? If so, who is the mysterious fisherman lurking around the grounds of the island? Plus, does Emily know a lot more of what is going on then she claims to?
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2006
Rocky Balboa
MovieDec 13, 2006

Rocky Balboa

When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex …
When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging the Itallian Stallion to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior. With the odds stacked firmly against him, Rocky takes on Dixon in what will become the greatest fight in boxing history, a hard-hitting, action-packed battle of the ages.
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2003
Shade
MovieApr 25, 2003

Shade

A group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a …
A group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting that results in their pursuit by a vengeful gangster.
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1998
The Magnificent Seven
TV ShowJan 3, 1998

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven is an …
The Magnificent Seven is an American western television series based on the 1960 movie, which was itself a remake of the Japanese film Seven Samurai. The series premiered on January 3, 1998, and ran for two seasons on CBS, airing through July 3, 2000. The cast of The Magnificent Seven included Michael Biehn, Eric Close, and Ron Perlman. Robert Vaughn, who played one of the seven gunmen in the original 1960 movie, had a recurring role as a crusading judge on the series.
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1996
Poltergeist: The Legacy
TV ShowApr 21, 1996

Poltergeist: The Legacy

Poltergeist: The Legacy is a …
Poltergeist: The Legacy is a Canadian horror television series which ran from 1996 to 1999. The series tells the story of the members of a secret society known as the Legacy and their efforts to protect humankind from occult dangers. Despite bearing the Poltergeist name, there is no real connection between the show and the Poltergeist trilogy aside from the title.
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1994
Chicago Hope
TV ShowSep 18, 1994

Chicago Hope

Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television …
Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley. It originally aired on CBS from September 18, 1994, to May 4, 2000. The series is set in a fictional private charitable hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
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1993
NYPD Blue
TV ShowSep 21, 1993

NYPD Blue

NYPD Blue is an American police procedural drama television …
NYPD Blue is an American police procedural drama television series set in New York City, exploring the struggles of the fictional 15th Precinct detective squad in Manhattan. Each episode typically intertwines several plots involving an ensemble cast.
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1992
Renegade
TV ShowSep 19, 1992

Renegade

Renegade is an American television series that ran for …
Renegade is an American television series that ran for 110 episodes spanning five seasons, first broadcast between September 19, 1992, and April 4, 1997. The series was created by Stephen J. Cannell. Executive producers included Cannell, Stu Segall, Bill Nuss, and Richard C. Okie.
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1991
Hook
MovieDec 8, 1991

Hook

Peter Pan (Robin Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat …
Peter Pan (Robin Williams) has grown up to be a cut-throat merger and acquisitions lawyer, and is married to Wendy's (Dame Maggie Smith's) granddaughter, Moira (Caroline Goodall). Captain James Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, Jack (Charlie Korsmo) and Maggie (Amber Scott), and Peter returns to Neverland with Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts). With the help of her and the Lost Boys, he must remember how to be Peter Pan again in order to save his children by battling with Captain Hook once again.
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House Party 2
MovieOct 23, 1991

House Party 2

When Kid's college money is stolen by a crooked music …
When Kid's college money is stolen by a crooked music promoter, Play's solution is to stage the 'mutha' of all pajama parties. Starring Kid 'n Play and Martin Lawrence.
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1990
Rocky V
MovieNov 13, 1990

Rocky V

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, …
Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.
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Twin Peaks
TV ShowApr 8, 1990

Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is an American mystery horror drama television …
Twin Peaks is an American mystery horror drama television series created by Mark Frost and David Lynch that premiered on April 8, 1990, on ABC. Declining ratings led to its cancellation after its second season in 1991. It nonetheless gained a devoted cult following and has been referenced in a wide variety of media. In subsequent years, Twin Peaks is often listed among the greatest television series of all time, and is considered a landmark turning point in television drama.
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1989
Life Goes On
TV ShowSep 12, 1989

Life Goes On

Life Goes On is an American television series that aired on …
Life Goes On is an American television series that aired on ABC from September 12, 1989 to May 23, 1993. Reruns aired on The Family Channel from 1992 until about 1995, FX from about 1995 until about 1998, and PAX (now Ion Television) from 1998 until about 1999. The show centers on the Thatcher family living in suburban Chicago: Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children Paige, Rebecca, and Charles, who is known as Corky. Life Goes On was the first television series to have a major character with Down syndrome (Corky is played by Chris Burke, who has Down syndrome in real life).
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1988
In the Heat of the Night
TV ShowMar 6, 1988

In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night is an …
In the Heat of the Night is an American police procedural crime drama television series based on the 1967 film and the 1965 novel of the same title. It starred Carroll O'Connor as police chief Bill Gillespie and Howard Rollins as police detective Virgil Tibbs, and was broadcast on NBC from March 6, 1988 until May 19, 1992, then on CBS from October 28, 1992 until May 16, 1995. Its executive producers were Fred Silverman, Juanita Bartlett and O'Connor.
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1987
A Different World
TV ShowSep 24, 1987

A Different World

A Different World is an American sitcom (and a spin-off of The …
A Different World is an American sitcom (and a spin-off of The Cosby Show) television series that aired for six seasons on NBC from September 24, 1987 to July 9, 1993. The series originally centered on Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet) and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college in Virginia. It was inspired by student life at historically black colleges and universities. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert (Jasmine Guy) and math whiz Dwayne Wayne (Kadeem Hardison).
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Frank's Place
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TV ShowSep 14, 1987

Frank's Place

Frank's Place is an American comedy-drama series that …
Frank's Place is an American comedy-drama series that aired on CBS for 22 episodes during the 1987-1988 television season. The series was created by Hugh Wilson and executive produced by Wilson and series star and fellow WKRP in Cincinnati alumnus Tim Reid.
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Biography
TV ShowApr 6, 1987

Biography

Biography is an American documentary television …
Biography is an American documentary television series and media franchise created in the 1960s by David L. Wolper and owned by A&E Networks since 1987. Each episode depicts the life of a notable person with narration, on-camera interviews, photographs, and stock footage. The show originally ran in syndication in 1962–1964, and in 1979, on A&E from 1987 to 2006, and on The Biography Channel (later Bio, now FYI) from 2006 to 2012. After a five-year hiatus, the franchise was relaunched in 2017. Over the years, the Biography media franchise has expanded domestically and internationally, spinning off several cable television channels, a website, a children's program, a line of books and records, and a series of made-for-TV movies, specials, and miniseries, among other media properties. Biography has won a Peabody Award (1962) and three Emmy Awards (1997, 1999, 2002).
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1986
Amen
TV ShowSep 27, 1986

Amen

Amen is an American sitcom television series produced by …
Amen is an American sitcom television series produced by Carson Productions that aired on NBC from September 27, 1986, to May 11, 1991. Set in Sherman Hemsley's real-life hometown of Philadelphia, Amen stars Hemsley as the deacon of a church and was part of a wave of successful sitcoms on NBC in the 1980s and early 1990s which featured predominantly black casts – others included The Cosby Show, A Different World, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and 227.
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Armed and Dangerous
MovieAug 15, 1986

Armed and Dangerous

Frank Dooley (John Candy) , a cop wrongly sacked for …
Frank Dooley (John Candy) , a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defense lawyer named Herman Kane (Eugene Levy) in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption within the company and their union. They soon make enemies of everyone, but can the unlikely duo save the day ?
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1985
Rocky IV
MovieNov 21, 1985

Rocky IV

Rocky Balboa accompanies his friend Apollo Creed to the …
Rocky Balboa accompanies his friend Apollo Creed to the ring in a boxing match against a Russian Boxer named Ivan Drago. Drago is too strong for Creed, and unfortunately kills him in his match. Balboa blames himself for Creed's death and is determined to defeat Drago in a boxing match. He gains the help of Creed's former manager, Duke and travels to U.S.S.R. to take on Drago.
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Moonlighting
TV ShowMar 3, 1985

Moonlighting

Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on …
Moonlighting is an American television series that aired on ABC from March 3, 1985, to May 14, 1989. The network aired a total of 66 episodes. Starring Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd as private detectives, the show was a mixture of drama, comedy, and romance, and was considered to be one of the first successful and influential examples of comedy-drama, or "dramedy", emerging as a distinct television genre. The show's theme song was performed by jazz singer Al Jarreau and became a hit. The show is also credited with making Willis a star, while providing Shepherd with a critical success after a string of lackluster projects. In 1997, the episode "The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice" was ranked #34 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. In 2007, the series was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-Time." The relationship between David and Maddie was included in TV Guide '​s list of the best TV couples of all time.
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1984
Airwolf
TV ShowJan 22, 1984

Airwolf

Airwolf is an American action military drama television …
Airwolf is an American action military drama television series that ran from January 22, 1984 until August 7, 1987. The program centers on a high-technology military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various exotic missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War theme.
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1982
Rocky III
MovieMay 24, 1982

Rocky III

Sylvester Stallone returns to the character which made him …
Sylvester Stallone returns to the character which made him famous in this wildly successful sequel. Rocky III starts with the Italian Stallion so famous that his likeness is everywhere, including pinball machines. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to young thug Clubber Lang (Mr. T), who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's beloved trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), before their first championship bout. After sinking into a depression, Balboa must regain the love and support of his family, as well as the elusive "eye of the tiger," the hungry need to beat the opponent which former foe Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) teaches him during this film's training sequence. In the end, Balboa faces off against Lang for a second time.
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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
Bret Maverick
TV ShowDec 1, 1981

Bret Maverick

Bret Maverick is an American Western television series …
Bret Maverick is an American Western television series starring James Garner in the role that made him famous in the 1957 series created by Roy Huggins and titled Maverick: a professional poker player traveling alone year after year through the Old West from riverboat to saloon. The series aired on NBC from December 1, 1981 to May 4, 1982. In this sequel series, Maverick has settled down in Sweetwater, Arizona Territory, where he owns a ranch (The Lazy Ace) and is co-owner of the town's saloon (The Red Ox). However, Maverick is still always on the lookout for his next big score, and continues to gamble and practice various con games whenever the chance arises. The series was developed by Gordon Dawson, and produced by Garner's company Cherokee Productions (mistakenly dubbed "Comanche Productions" on the end credits) in association with Warner Bros. Television.
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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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1980
The Hunter
MovieAug 1, 1980

The Hunter

In order to track down bail jumpers, Ralph 'Papa' Thorson goes …
In order to track down bail jumpers, Ralph 'Papa' Thorson goes on a series of routine and not-so-routine searches. Sometimes he takes down his quarry easily. At other times, he's forced to extreme measures which result in the injury or death of a lawbreaker. And then again, there are other moments when his own life is on the line. It's all enough to make Thorson question what he has done with his life.
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The Shining
MovieMay 23, 1980

The Shining

Jack Torrance, a brooding writer, brings his family to the …
Jack Torrance, a brooding writer, brings his family to the isolated Overlook Hotel in the Colorado Rockies, where he has accepted a job as winter caretaker. Apparitions from the resort's bloody past torment the snowbound family and beckon Jack's violent demons to reawaken.
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1979
Rocky II
MovieJun 14, 1979

Rocky II

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, …
Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.
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1978
The Paper Chase
TV ShowSep 9, 1978

The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase is a 1978 American drama television …
The Paper Chase is a 1978 American drama television series based on a 1970 novel by John Jay Osborn Jr., and a 1973 film adaptation. It follows the lives of law student James T. Hart and his classmates at an unnamed law school, modeled on Harvard Law School but filmed on the University of Southern California campus (featuring its Bovard Administration Building, Doheny Library and Von KleinSmid Center) and in Stages 2 and 4 at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles.
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The Incredible Hulk
TV ShowMar 10, 1978

The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on …
The Incredible Hulk is an American television series based on the Marvel Comics character The Hulk. The series aired on the CBS television network and starred Bill Bixby as Dr. David Bruce Banner, Lou Ferrigno as the Hulk, and Jack Colvin as Jack McGee.
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1977
Heroes
MovieNov 4, 1977

Heroes

A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress …
A Vietnam veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder breaks out of a VA hospital and goes on a road trip with a sympathetic traveler to start a worm farm in California with his fellow veterans.
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CHiPs
TV ShowSep 15, 1977

CHiPs

CHiPs is an American crime drama television series created by …
CHiPs is an American crime drama television series created by Rick Rosner, 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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The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
TV ShowJan 30, 1977

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew …
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (re-titled The Hardy Boys for season three) is a television mystery series based on Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew novel series. The series, which ran from January 30, 1977 to January 14, 1979, was produced by Glen A. Larson from Universal Television for ABC. Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy starred as detective brothers Frank and Joe Hardy, respectively, while Pamela Sue Martin (later Janet Louise Johnson) starred as amateur sleuth Nancy Drew.
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1976
C.P.O. Sharkey
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TV ShowDec 1, 1976

C.P.O. Sharkey

C.P.O. Sharkey is an American sitcom television series, …
C.P.O. Sharkey is an American sitcom television series, created by Aaron Ruben, that aired on NBC from December 1, 1976, to April 28, 1978. The series starred Don Rickles in the title role, with Peter Isacksen, Elizabeth Allen, Harrison Page, and Richard X. Slattery featured in the cast. Rickles, who actually served in the Navy during World War II, was already well known for his indiscriminate insult comedy which he used in his stand-up routines and in guest appearances on other TV shows and specials; C.P.O. Sharkey was the third TV series that provided him with a regular vehicle for his coarse humor. (Two previous series in which he starred, both eponymously titled The Don Rickles Show—one a 1968 variety show, the other a 1972 sitcom'—each aired for one season.) Coincidentally, Rickles portrayed a different C.P.O. in the 1961 episode "Professional Sailor" of the CBS military sitcom/drama, Hennesey, starring Jackie Cooper.
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Rocky
MovieNov 20, 1976

Rocky

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to …
A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
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Assault on Precinct 13
MovieOct 8, 1976

Assault on Precinct 13

Police ambush and kill …
Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members.
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Quincy, M.E.
TV ShowOct 3, 1976

Quincy, M.E.

Quincy, M.E. (also called Quincy) is an American mystery …
Quincy, M.E. (also called Quincy) is an American mystery medical drama television series from Universal Studios that aired on NBC from October 3, 1976, to May 11, 1983. Jack Klugman stars in the title role as a Los Angeles County medical examiner who routinely engages in police investigations.
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Gemini Man
TV ShowSep 23, 1976

Gemini Man

Gemini Man is an American action-adventure drama series that …
Gemini Man is an American action-adventure drama series that aired on NBC in 1976. The third television series based on the H. G. Wells science fiction novel, The Invisible Man, Gemini Man was created to replace the previous season's The Invisible Man, using simpler and less expensive special effects.
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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
MovieJul 16, 1976

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Mo…

Tired of the slave-like …
Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.
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1975
Baretta
TV ShowJan 17, 1975

Baretta

Baretta is an American detective television series which ran …
Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975–78. The show was a revised and milder version of a 1973–74 ABC series, Toma, starring Tony Musante as chameleon-like, real-life New Jersey police officer David Toma. When Musante left the series after a single season, the concept was retooled as Baretta, with Robert Blake in the title role.
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1974
The Rockford Files
TV ShowSep 13, 1974

The Rockford Files

The Rockford Files is an American detective drama television …
The Rockford Files is an American detective drama television series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974, and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles–based private investigator Jim Rockford, with Noah Beery Jr. in the supporting role of his father, Joseph Rockford, a retired truck driver nicknamed "Rocky".
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The Black Godfather
MovieAug 15, 1974

The Black Godfather

J.J., a rising star in the black crime scene, is in the process of …
J.J., a rising star in the black crime scene, is in the process of consolidating his power over the neighborhood. One of the only remaining obstacles is the white heroin cartel that is understandably reluctant to abandon such a lucrative market. Tensions rise between the two rivals, and people on both sides get killed. Eventually, the matter is destined to come to an explosive confrontation.
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Good Times
TV ShowFeb 8, 1974

Good Times

Good Times is an American sitcom television series that aired for …
Good Times is an American sitcom television series that aired for six seasons on CBS, from February 8, 1974 to August 1, 1979. Created by Eric Monte and Mike Evans and developed by executive producer Norman Lear, it was television's first African American two-parent family sitcom. Good Times is a spin-off of Maude, itself a spin-off of All in the Family.
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1973
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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The Six Million Dollar Man
TV ShowMar 7, 1973

The Six Million Dollar Man

The Six Million Dollar Man is …
The Six Million Dollar Man is an American science fiction and action television series, running from 1973 to 1978, about a former astronaut, USAF Colonel Steve Austin, portrayed by Lee Majors. Austin has superhuman strength due to bionic implants and is employed as a secret agent by a fictional U.S. government office titled OSI. The series was based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the working title of the series during pre-production.
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1972
Sanford and Son
TV ShowJan 14, 1972

Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son is an American sitcom television series that …
Sanford and Son is an American sitcom television series that ran on the NBC television network from January 14, 1972, to March 25, 1977. It was based on the BBC Television program Steptoe and Son, which had its original broadcast run in the United Kingdom from 1962 to 1965.
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1954
Walt Disney anthology television series
TV ShowOct 27, 1954

Walt Disney anthology television series

Walt Disney Productions …
Walt Disney Productions (later The Walt Disney Company) has produced an anthology television series under several different titles since 1954. The original version of the series premiered on ABC on Wednesday, October 27, 1954. The show was broadcast weekly on one of the Big Three television networks until 1990, a 36-year span with only a two-year hiatus in 1984-85. The series was broadcast on Sunday for 25 of those years. From 1991 until 1997, the series aired infrequently.
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1937
Tony Burton
BirthMarch 1937

Tony Burton

Tony Burton was born.
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