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Mike Minor, Actor on ‘Petticoat Junction,’ Daytime Soaps, Dies at 75

Mike Minor, whose hunky, dashing “Petticoat Junction” character Steve Elliott was memorably introduced at the beginning of season four, crashing next to the train tracks as “Petticoat’s” trio of beauties are bathing in the water tower, died Jan. 28. He was 75. His sister-in-law Marlene Duerr Dedderson confirmed the news on Facebook.

After the crash of Elliott’s plane, Billie Jo asks the family, “Do you think we’ll get to keep him?” while the family stands over the crop duster, who’s been knocked out.

Steve Elliott was a character on “Petticoat Junction” from fall 1966 until the series ended in 1970. Elliott married Betty Jo on the show — and Minor married Linda Kaye Henning, who portrayed Linda Jo in 1968. (Henning and Elliott were married for five years.)

He appeared on “CHiPs” and “Vega$” and recurred in 1980-81 as Brandon Kingsley, one of Erica Kane’s lovers, on “All My Children” (he
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Petticoat Junction: Mike Minor Dies at 75

Actor Mike Minor died Monday, January 25, 2016, at age 75. Predeceased by his father, producer Don Fedderson, mother Tido Fedderson, and younger brother Gregg Fedderson, Minor is best known for playing Steve Elliot on Petticoat Junction. He also had roles on four now-cancelled soap operas: Another World, All My Children, As the World Turns, and The Edge of Night.

Minor was married to his Petticoat Junction co-star Linda Henning (Betty Jo) from 1968 until their divorce in 1973. Her father, Paul Henning, created both Petticoat Junction and The Beverly Hillbillies, and executive produced Green Acres. All three countrified TV shows were cancelled by CBS between 1970 and 1971, in what is referred to to as the "rural purge," which began when networks started targeting the 18-49 year old viewer ratings demographic.

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Pat Woodell, 71, Dies; One Of Original ‘Petticoat Junction’ Sisters

Petticoat Junction actress Pat Woodell, who played one of the three original Bradley sisters on CBS’ rural sitcom stalwart of the 1960s, died of cancer September 29. She was 71. Woodell, a native of Massachusetts but living in Fallbrook, California, at the time of her death, originated the role of Bobbi Jo in 1963, but left after the second season (she was replaced in 1965 by Lori Saunders). The Bradley sisters — Linda Kaye Henning was Betty Jo and Jeannine Riley was…
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Pat Woodell, ‘Petticoat Junction’ Actress, Dies at 71

Pat Woodell, ‘Petticoat Junction’ Actress, Dies at 71
Pat Woodell, who played Bobbi Jo on 1960s CBS sitcom “Petticoat Junction,” died Sept. 29 in Fallbrook, Calif., according to the La Times. She was 71.

Woodell played one of the Bradley sisters on “Petticoat Junction” from its debut in 1963-65, starring opposite Linda Kaye Henning as Betty Jo and Jeannine Riley as Billie Jo. Bea Benaderet played their mother Kate Bradley, the owner of the Shady Rest Hotel.

Woodell left the season after season two, and was replaced by Lori Saunders. The show, created by Hennings’ parents Paul and Ruth Henning, aired on CBS until April 1970.

Woodell was also a singer, performing with “Petticoat Junction” sisters on the show. She also performed on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964 with group The Ladybugs.

Her other TV credits include a 1962 episode of “Cheyenne” and appearances on “The Gallant Men,” “Hawaiian Eye,” “77 Sunset Strip” and “The Munsters.” She was signed by Warner Bros. in the early ’60s.
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Pat Woodell, Actress on 'Petticoat Junction,' Dies at 71

Pat Woodell, Actress on 'Petticoat Junction,' Dies at 71
Pat Woodell, who played one of the three original Bradley sisters on the 1960s CBS sitcom Petticoat Junction, died Sept. 29 at her home in Fallbrook, Calif., after a two-decade battle with cancer, the Los Angeles Times reported. She was 71. Woodell portrayed the clever brunette Bobbie Jo opposite Linda Kaye Henning (redhead tomboy Betty Jo) and Jeannine Riley (blond boy-crazy gal Billie Jo), all daughters of Kate Bradley (Bea Benaderet), the owner of the Shady Rest Hotel near the town of Hooterville.    Petticoat Junction, which was created by Henning's parents Paul and Ruth Henning, debuted in September

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DVD Playhouse--July 2009

DVD Playhouse—July 2009


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Do The Right Thing: 20th Anniversary Edition (Universal) Spike Lee’s groundbreaking fable about race relations in an ethnically mixed Brooklyn neighborhood during a sweltering New York summer remains as potent, timely and prescient as it was in 1989. Lee is among the cast, which also includes John Turturro, Danny Aiello, Samuel L. Jackson, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and Rosie Perez (to name a few), that provide the tableaux-like framework for this stunning work. Criminally ignored by Oscar (it wasn't even nominated for Best Picture, but did garner nods for Supporting Actor Danny Aiello and Lee’s screenplay), it endures as a timeless classic. Also available on Blu-ray disc. Bonuses: Commentary by Lee, Ernest Dickerson, Wynn Thomas, Joie Lee; Documentary; Deleted and extended scenes; Featurettes. Widescreen. Dolby and DTS 5.1 surround.

Coraline (Universal) A young girl moves into an old Victorian house with her parents
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