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Rock Hudson was in the midst of a successful multi-season run as the lead in television series McMillan and Wife when his co-star Susan St. James left the show. Perhaps sensing the writing on the wall -- the show would last only one more season -- Hudson took the starring role in 1976's Embryo, a thriller with science fiction and horror elements. Click through the picture below to read more about the movie and see all the images in the gallery....
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Brennan’s career in TV and movies spanned six decades, from her breakthrough run as a series regular on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In in 1968 to her Emmy-nominated turn as Jack’s acting coach Zandra on Will & Grace. In all, Brennan racked up seven Emmy nods — in addition to the aforementioned series, she was also singled out for her work on thirtysomething, Newhart and Taxi — and an Academy Award nomination as the acerbic Capt. »
- Michael Slezak
Let’s go beyond the candelabra: Name 5 Best Actor Oscar winners and the gay biopic roles you want them to play.
Well, I’ll be the millionth to say it: Behind the Candelabra was a worthy two hours of television! It was an appropriately decadent affair with eye-popping star turns and sweet production value. That line about Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte? So funny and fantastic.
To celebrate the movie’s goodness, let’s play a parlor game: Pick a Best Actor Oscar winner (like Michael Douglas) and pick the a great gay biopic role for him to play (like Liberace). I’ve come up with five options, and I’m psyched to hear yours. I threw in a bonus Best Actress scenario for the hell of it.
Yes, I’m requesting that the man who perfectly portrayed Truman Capote revive his penchant »
- Louis Virtel
According to The Week (by way of Shaffer's memoir), Jerry Seinfeld offered Shaffer the role of George with a message on Shaffer's answering machine, but Shaffer never returned the call. It certainly would've made for a very different "Seinfeld."
The Week also reports Ken Howard and Blythe Danner were originally offered the roles in NBC's "McMillan and Wife," but turned them down because they weren't interested in being part of the "wheel" format of NBC's mystery series. The parts went to Rock Hudson and Susan St. James.
Click through the slideshow below to see what other famous faces turned down some pretty big roles.
- Chris Harnick
TV has lost one of its most familiar character actors: Ned Wertimer, best known as the tip-hungry Ralph the doorman on The Jeffersons, died Jan. 2 at a nursing facility outside Los Angeles, the result of a fall in his Burbank home last November, his manager announced late Tuesday. He was 89. With more than 100 small-screen credits to his name, as well as Broadway (Bye Bye Birdie) and film (Mame and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End) roles, Wertimer was known to audiences of such shows as Gunsmoke, McMillan and Wife, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Wkrp in Cincinnati and Mork & Mindy, »
- Stephen M. Silverman
Ned Wertimer, a prolific character actor who was perhaps best known for playing Ralph the Doorman for 11 seasons on the CBS sitcom The Jeffersons, has died. He was 89. Wertimer died Jan. 2 at the Sherman Village Health Care Center outside of Los Angeles from complications following a fall in his Burbank home in late November, his longtime manager, Brad Lemack, announced Tuesday. Wertimer had more than 100 TV credits in his career as he guest-starred on such series as Gunsmoke, McMillan and Wife, Car 54, Where Are You?, The Debbie Reynolds Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show,
- Mike Barnes
Ned Wertimer, who appeared on 11 seasons of "The Jeffersons" as Ralph The Doorman, is dead at age 89. The actor's manager Brad Lemack confirmed to The Huffington Post Tuesday that Wertimer died on Jan. 2 following health complications at the Sherman Village Health Care Center in California.
Wertimer was a veteran television actor who appeared in more than 100 TV shows and movies since the 1950s. Besides his most memorable role as doorman Ralph Hart on the hit CBS sitcom, he took on parts in series like the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Debbie Reynolds Show" and "McMillan & Wife." He last acted in 2007's blockbuster "Pirates of the Carribbean: At World's End," with Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush, as a pirate extra.
He is survived by his wife, his brother's wife and his niece and three nephews. »
- Youyoung Lee
7 items from 2013
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