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 Governor Fuller / ... 5 episodes, 1960-1961
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 Himself / ... 3 episodes, 1959-1961
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 Sammy Glick 3 episodes, 1959-1960
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 William Thompson / ... 3 episodes, 1959-1960
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 Julian Blumberg / ... 3 episodes, 1959-1960
Royal Beal ...
 Walter Ripley / ... 3 episodes, 1960
Stuart Germain ...
 Judge Webster Thayer / ... 3 episodes, 1960
Ben Grauer ...
 Narrator 3 episodes, 1960
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 Bartolomeo Vanzetti / ... 3 episodes, 1960
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 Julia Grant / ... 2 episodes, 1960
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 Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
Henderson Forsythe ...
 General Buckner / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
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 Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1959-1960
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 Jabez Stone 2 episodes, 1959-1960
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 H.L. Harrington 2 episodes, 1959
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 Sammy's Brother 2 episodes, 1959
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 Al Manheim 2 episodes, 1959
Jay Lawrence ...
 Sheik Romero 2 episodes, 1959
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 Mike Crowley 2 episodes, 1959
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 Laurette Harrington 2 episodes, 1959
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 Ben Osborne 2 episodes, 1959
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 Sidney Fineman 2 episodes, 1959
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 Lucky Westover 2 episodes, 1959
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 Kit Sargent 2 episodes, 1959
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 Zizi Molnari 2 episodes, 1959
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 Earl Wilson 2 episodes, 1959
Humphrey Davis ...
 Captain Feidman / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
Allen Nourse ...
 Governor Yates / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
Alfred Sandor ...
 Lieutenant Hodges / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
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 Gen. George Washington / ... 2 episodes, 1960-1961
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 Nicola Sacco 2 episodes, 1960
John C. Becher ...
 Chief Stewart 2 episodes, 1960
Frank Campanella ...
 Prison Guard 2 episodes, 1960
Tom Carlin ...
 Gardner Jackson 2 episodes, 1960
Tom Clancy ...
 Will H. Daly 2 episodes, 1960
Harry Davis ...
 Michael Levangie / ... 2 episodes, 1960
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 Newspaperman 2 episodes, 1960
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 Officer LeBaron 2 episodes, 1960
Wyley Hancock ...
 John Vaney 2 episodes, 1960
Anne Hegira ...
 Lola Andrews 2 episodes, 1960
Mary James ...
 Mary Splaine 2 episodes, 1960
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 A. Lawrence Lowell 2 episodes, 1960
Dan Morgan ...
 Captain Proctor 2 episodes, 1960
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 Frederick Katzman 2 episodes, 1960
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 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. 2 episodes, 1960
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Ben Yaffee ...
 C.A. Barr 2 episodes, 1960
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 Host / ... 2 episodes, 1961
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A show featuring various specials. Some specials were comedy, and others were serious drama by famous authors.

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Around 1956, Eddie Fisher and his agent Lew Wasserman were discussing roles for Fisher's acting debut. A project being discussed at the time was "What Makes Sammy Run?" by Budd Schulberg and Stuart Schulberg. Fisher wanted to play aggressive Producer Sammy Glick, "the ultimate Jewish hustler. I knew a lot of real Sammy Glicks, and I felt confident that was a character I could play." Lew Wasserman decided that the character was too much of a classic negative Jewish stereotype, and that it would be bad for Fisher to play it. So Fisher went in the complete opposite direction (in retrospect, perhaps too far) with then-wife Debbie Reynolds in the squeaky clean comedy that Fisher hated, Bundle of Joy (1956), a film made to capitalize on the birth of their daughter, future "Princess Leia" Carrie Fisher. The Schulberg project "What Makes Sammy Run?" was eventually produced in two parts for this show, episodes #1.2 and #1.3. See more »

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