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(1978–1981)

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Just before this show premiered on 9/20/1978, Robert Urich briefly appeared as Dan Tanna at the end of the "Charlie's Angels" episode of 9/13/1978: Charlie's Angels: Angels in Vegas (1978). Supposedly Dan Tanna was a friend of Charlie and Bosley.
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In the pilot episode, Greg Morris' Lieutenant Nelson is named "George". When he returns for the series later he is named "David or Dave".
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In the second season episode "Classic Connection" pop singer Wayne Newton plays a racing car friend of Dan's named Justin Marsh. During the episode a character remarks how Justin bares a very strong resemblance to "Wayne Newton". In the third season episode "Dead Ringer" he returns to the series this time as himself.
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Dan's pet name for Phillip Roth was "Slick".
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Aaron Spelling's writers based "Dan Tanna" on long time Las Vegas detective Eddie La Rue, who still has an agency in Las Vegas as of November 2008.
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The name "Dan Tanna" was taken from the name of a favorite restaurant of Aaron Spelling on Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. Dan Tana's Restaurant is still in business as of November 2008.
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