Dr. Kildare

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Love Boat Writer-Producer Henry Colman Dies

Henry Colman

Henry Colman, a veteran TV producer whose credits included The Love Boat, The Beverly Hillbillies and the original Hawaii Five-O, died last week at his home in Los Angeles, according to the Archive of American Television. He was 89.

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Richard Chamberlain: I Wouldn't Advise Gay Actors to Come Out

Richard Chamberlain

Richard Chamberlain, the Dr. Kildare heartthrob who came out in 2003, is advising other gay actors to stay in the closet.

Lady Gaga, Neil Patrick Harris react to repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

"It's complicated. There's still a tremendous amount of homophobia in our culture. It's regrettable, it's stupid, it's heartless, and it's immoral, but there it is," he tells The Advocate. "For an actor ...
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Who was that gorgeous Russian ...

Say U.N.C.L.E.: secret agents McCallum and Vaughn

Question: Who was that gorgeous Russian actor in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.? Not Napoleon, the other man. Thanks, hon.


Answer: You're quite welcome, hon. And let me point out that while Russian U.N.C.L.E. agent Ilya Kuryakin, was played by Scottish actor David McCallum, the actor would most likely accept "gorgeous" over some of the other adjectives love-struck women came up with at the time.

Take, for example, the word "cute," a favorite of fan magazines during the tongue-in-cheek spy series' 1964-68 run on NBC. "That's an American word I hate," McCallum, who played opposite Robert Vaughn's American agent, Napoleon Solo, told TV Guide in 1966. "A litter of mongrel puppies is cute."

Of course, the actor didn't have much say over how his female fans — and there were a lot of them — treated him and neith read more

What other TV shows did Gene ...

Question: What other TV shows did Gene Roddenberry create before Star Trek? Thanks.Answer: Before launching the phenomenon that is Star Trek, Roddenberry created only one network series, The Lieutenant, which ran on NBC for a year beginning in September 1963. The show was set at Camp Pendleton and it focused on a wet-behind-the-ears Marine Corps officer, Bill Rice (Gary Lockwood), his commanding officer (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s Robert Vaughn), an array of other military types and the many women in Bill's swingin' civilian life. Before that, Roddenberry racked up an impressive résumé writing for such shows as Highway Patrol; Have Gun, Will Trave read more

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Premiered: September 28, 1961, on NBC
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Premise: A fondly remembered medical series about sensitive intern (and later resident) James Kildare and his mentor, Dr. Leonard Gillespie, at Blair General Hospital. One of the most popular shows of the 1960s, it made a national heartthrob of star Richard Chamberlain. The series, which debuted the same season as another wildly successful (if more brooding) TV doctor, `Ben Casey,' was based on a series of highly regarded B-movies of the 1940s.

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