Question: Who was the actress who played opposite George C. Scott in East Side/West Side in the 1960s? — Tom R., Berlin, Md.

Televisionary: You're probably thinking of Elizabeth Wilson, who was Scott's boss at the New York welfare agency that served as the setting for the series, which debuted on CBS in 1963. Either that or you mean Cicely Tyson, who played the agency's secretary.

East Side/West Side left the air after only a season, most likely because '60s-era viewers didn't take to realistic (for the time) portrayals of real urban social problems. Learning from the experience, Scott went on to big-screen stardom in such relentlessly upbeat fare as Rage, The Day of the Dolphin, The Hindenburg and Hardcore.