Question: Did Christopher George star in The Immortal? — Michelle S., Detroit, Mich.

Televisionary: Yes, he did, Michelle. The series, which debuted on ABC in September 1970, featured George (The Rat Patrol) as race-car driver Ben Richards, who was immune to disease and the aging process (hence the name) due to the unique characteristics of his blood. Evil rich guy Arthur Maitland (David Brian) was always after Richards in order to obtain said immortality for himself, so Richards was constantly on the run between races. Also in the cast: Carol Lynley as Richards's fianc&#233e.

Unfortunately for all involved, the show was unable to live up to its title. Richards raced his last race a year later and the series was stone dead.