December 28, 2001 |
He was as savvy as they come in his role as Pete Malloy, a veteran officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, patrolling the streets with his novice partner. And for eight seasons, from 1968-75, Martin Milner and Kent McCord (as officer Jim Reed) helped make "Adam 12" one of the most popular television series of its time.
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January 1, 2005 |
William Boyett, a veteran stage, screen and television character actor best known for playing Sgt. "Mac" MacDonald on the TV series "Adam-12," has died. He was 77. Boyett, a longtime resident of Studio City, died Wednesday of complications from pneumonia and kidney failure at Holy Cross Hospital in Mission Hills, said his daughter, Suzy Boyett. Boyett's early television credits in the 1950s included "Playhouse 90," "Four Star Playhouse," "Perry Mason" and "Sea Hunt."
March 8, 1989 |
Kent McCord and Martin Milner, who starred in NBC's "Adam 12" in the early '70s, are ticketed to work together again in a movie for cable's TNN (The Nashville Network). Tentatively titled "Nashville Beat," the two-hour detective drama will be TNN's first made-for-TV movie and also will be a pilot for a half-hour series.
May 21, 2012 |
Contrary to popular belief, the Corvette convertible the characters Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock drove on the existential black-and-white 1960-64 CBS series "Route 66" was not red and white. "The original ones were blue," said George Maharis, 83, who starred as the handsome, dangerous and hotheaded Buz, who set out to travel the country with Tod (Martin Milner), a clean-cut young man who had grown up in luxury only to discover after his father's death that most of the money was gone.
December 8, 1989 |
The Nashville Network, a cable television program, has decided not to pursue a series featuring former "Adam 12" stars Martin Milner and Kent McCord. A pilot for the series, "Nashville Beat," was aired on TNN in October. The show was about former police partners who teamed up again to fight crime. "The ratings were not as good as we anticipated," said David Hall, TNN's vice president and general manager. But Jim Merrill, spokesman for N.A.C.
October 23, 1990 |
The woman whose voice sent police officers on calls in the Martin Milner-Kent McCord TV series "Adam-12" has retired from her job as a real-life dispatcher. Sharon Cooper, 52, spent her last day at the Los Angeles Police Department on Sunday after 30 years on the force. Cooper provided the voice-over introduction and radio calls for the police drama during its 1968-75 run. She also worked on "Dragnet," which ran from 1952 to 1970. Both series were created by Jack Webb.