David Ross is a orphaned, ex-con, loner living in a world that loaths and makes a living as a private investgator in Los Angeles to tackle his financial problems and other people's problems as well.
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 David Ross (26 episodes, 1968-1969)
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David Ross is a orphaned, ex-con, loner living in a world that loaths and makes a living as a private investgator in Los Angeles to tackle his financial problems and other people's problems as well.

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Meet Dave Ross, a go-it alone private eye who always finds himself where the action is. Darren McGavin stars. Premiere.

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This used to be my dad's favorite show...
27 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

While the plot lines and stories escape me...I was pretty young then...I remember the show.

My dad used to love this series. I remember him being pretty amused by the credits where Darren opens his fridge and slugs down some milk only to discover it had gone over.

The show and actor were soon, and forever, nicknamed "Sour milk" in our house.

Later I caught the premiere of the "Night Stalker" movie. I was hooked.

Darren presented himself in most of his characters, in such a way that you wish that you could have known him personally. He was the irascible uncle with the heart of gold.

Darren passed away this last weekend. The world is poorer for his passing.


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