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McMillan & Wife (TV Series 1971–1977) Poster

(1971–1977)

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Both Susan Saint James and Nancy Walker left the show at the end of the 1975-1976 season. Saint James because of a contract dispute, and Walker because she had just signed a contract with ABC.
To explain St. James's not being on the show, the producers decided to have Sally die in a plane crash.
Part of the original Sunday NBC Mystery Movie which rotated with the series McCloud (1970) and Columbo (1971).
Martha Raye made several earlier appearances as Agatha before becoming a regular on the show.
In many episodes Sally is seen wearing a football jersey as a nightgown. The jersey is an authentic early-1970 era San Francisco 49ers jersey. Her jersey sports the number 18. This was the jersey of 49er Gene Washington, a wide receiver who played for the 49ers after being drafted in 1969 until 1977. Washington was a 4 time Pro Bowler (69-72) and 3 time 1st Team All-Pro in 69.70 & 72. Interestingly, Washington would later make a guest appearance in the season four episode "McMillan & Wife" (1971) {Guilt By Association (#4.4)}_.
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Even though they were playing husband and wife, Rock Hudson was actually 21 years older than Susan Saint James.
Mac was in the Naval Reserves where he served as a JAG officer.
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In Seasons 1-4, the McMillan residence is a townhouse in the middle of downtown San Francisco. Several episodes and segments open with establishing shots of the outside of the flat. Sometime in the beginning of Season 5, shots of the outside of the McMillan home is an actual stand alone house. The interior remains the same. And there is no explanation in the series as to the extremely obvious change.
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