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'Ironside': Blair Underwood is not a 21st Century Raymond Burr

You may know the name, but you don't know the man. At least not this time.

After his long run on "Perry Mason," Raymond Burr established another iconic television character as Robert Ironside, the San Francisco detective chief who conducted investigations from a wheelchair. The chair remains - but virtually everything else is different, including the character's attitude and the New York locale -- as Blair Underwood updates the role and the 1967-75 series when "Ironside" returns to NBC in a new version Wednesday, Oct. 2.

"I'm so excited about this," says former "L.A. Law" and "Dirty Sexy Money" co-star Underwood, also a producer of the new show, to Zap2it. "I get a chance to do the things I love doing ... colors and textures and tones, like the aggressive side that I've had chances to show onstage and in films but not necessarily on network television. It's nice to be
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Ironside

Network: NBC

Episodes: 198 (60-90 minutes)

Seasons: Eight

TV show dates: September 14, 1967 -- January 16, 1975

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell, Barbara Anderson, Elizabeth Baur, Gene Lyons, and Johnny Seven.

TV show description:

After 20 years of police service, San Francisco Police Department (Sfpd) Chief of Detectives Robert T. Ironside (Raymond Burr) was forced to retire because a sniper's bullet paralyzed him from the waist down, confining him to a wheelchair.

He later gets himself appointed (in a clever way) a "special department consultant" by his good friend, Police Commissioner Dennis Randall (Gene Lyons).

He requests that Detective Sargent Ed Brown (Don Galloway) and young socialite-turned-plainclothes officer Eve Whitfield (Barbara Anderson) be assigned to him.

Ironside also recruits angst-filled African-American ex-con Mark
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Zalman King: Sex Thrillers Two Moon Junction, Wild Orchid

Sherilyn Fenn, Richard Tyson, Two Moon Junction Zalman King Dies Pt.1: Mickey Rourke-Kim Basinger Sex Drama Nine 1/2 Weeks Though much of the media coverage on the film focused on the Sherilyn Fenn-Richard Tyson sex scenes and a full-frontal nude shot of Fenn, the most interesting aspect of Two Moon Junction was its highly eclectic cast, which included Oscar winners Louise Fletcher (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) and Burl Ives (The Big Country), Oscar nominee Juanita Moore (Imitation of Life), plus Little Darlings' Kristy McNichol, The Diary of Anne Frank's Millie Perkins, Fantasy Island's Hervé Villechaize, Endless Love's Martin Hewitt, TV star Don Galloway, and Milla Jovovich of the future Resident Alien movies. But despite the cast and the sex, Two Moon Junction bombed domestically, earning a paltry $1.54 million. Compared to Two Moon Junction, the $7 million-budgeted Wild Orchid (1990) was a megahit.
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Attention, talent: Guilds may have your unclaimed residuals

Hollywood's guilds, unions and collection societies are sitting on a gold mine of unclaimed residuals and royalties. They're holding more than $150 million for tens of thousands of actors, writers, directors and musicians they're trying to locate.

I began looking into this recently when I learned that my late father had a small piece of this pie coming to him.

My dad, Larry Robb, was a bit player and longtime SAG member. He had a small role on an episode of "Kung Fu," played Mad Dog in a movie called "Star Hops" and had a couple of lines in the telefilm "Frank Nitti: The Enforcer." We went to the premiere.

My dad died broke 20 years ago; there was no will and no estate. But I recently discovered that he'd left me some money after all -- in the form of unclaimed SAG residuals.

It turns out that SAG has more than
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Veterans of Cancelled TV Shows That We Lost in January 2009

Several very notable veterans of television history left us in January. They include Bernie Hamilton (Starsky and Hutch), Steven Gilborn (Ellen, The Wonder Years, Damages, The Bernie Mac Show, NYPD Blue, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The West Wing, The Practice, L.A. Law, Columbo and Law & Order), Pat Hingle (Hail to the Chief, Hawaii Five-o, M*A*S*H, and Gunsmoke), Cheryl Holdridge (The Mickey Mouse Club, My Three Sons, Bewitched, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Leave It to Beaver), Don Galloway (Ironside, General Hospital), John Hager (Hee-Haw), Harry Endo (Hawaii Five-o, Magnum, Pi), Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner), Ricardo Montalban (Star Trek, Dynasty, The Colbys, Here's Lucy, and Murder, She Wrote), Gordon Mitchell (All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Odd Couple, and Mork and Mindy), Bob May (Lost in Space), and Kim Manners (Charlie's Angels, Star Trek: The Next Generation, 21 Jump Street,
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Actor Galloway Dies

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Ironside star Don Galloway has died, aged 71.

Galloway, best-known for his role as Detective Sergeant Ed Brown in TV crime drama, died on 8 January in a Reno, Nevada, hospital following a stroke.

The actor began his television career with a role in 1962 soap opera The Secret Storm; he appeared on Ironside opposite Raymond Burr between 1967 and 1975 and more recently returned to the small screen on daytime drama General Hospital.

His other TV credits include roles on Marcus Welby, M.D., Love, American Style, Fantasy Island, Hotel, Charlie's Angels, Dallas, MacGyver and Murder, She Wrote.

His film credits include 1983 comedy The Big Chill.

Galloway is survived by his wife, Linda Marie, two daughters from his first marriage, Tracy and Jennifer, two stepchildren, Sheila and Robert, and three grandchildren.

'Ironside' actor Don Galloway dies at 71

'Ironside' actor Don Galloway dies at 71
Don Galloway, the likable character actor best known for his long-running role as Sgt. Ed Brown on the NBC show "Ironside," died Thursday in Reno, Nev., after suffering a stroke. He was 71.

Galloway broke into show business in 1962 on the CBS soap opera "The Secret Storm" and over the years appeared in nearly 70 films and TV shows. His big break came in 1967 when he was cast as Raymond Burr's sidekick on "Ironside," and he stayed with the show for its entire eight-year run.

His first movie role came in 1966 on the Jimmy Stewart Western "The Rare Breed," but his most famous film role was on the 1983 feature "The Big Chill," in which he played JoBeth Williams' straight-arrow husband.

Galloway left show business in the 1990s and served briefly as a deputy sheriff for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in Southern California. Since then, he worked as a corporate spokesman and consultant,
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