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November 15, 1990
Will Kuluva, a stage actor who made his Broadway debut in the Al Jolson musical "Hold On to Your Hats" in 1940 and then was seen through many of the putative Golden Years of TV in such classic series as "Naked City," "Philco Playhouse," "The Untouchables" and "The Defenders," has died while on vacation in the Caribbean, it was learned Tuesday. He was stricken with an embolism Nov. 6 while on a cruise ship, said Frank Tobin, a spokesman.
October 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Shimon Wincelberg, 80, a television writer and Broadway playwright, died at a Los Angeles nursing home Wednesday after a long illness, said publicist Fred Stuart. Wincelberg wrote nearly 100 scripts for television series that included "Naked City," "Mannix," "Police Woman," "Star Trek," "Gunsmoke," "Have Gun, Will Travel," "Lost in Space" and, more recently, "Law & Order."
May 28, 2006
Thank you for recognizing the contribution of my grandfather, William H. Daniels, on the front page of your Hollywood commemorative section [May 21] and the caption inside that described him as an "unsung hero." Daniels was director of photography on most of Garbo's U.S. films. Plus Erich von Stroheim's "Foolish Wives" and "Greed," "Dinner at Eight," "Winchester '73," "Ocean's Eleven," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Valley of the Dolls" -- where, reportedly, director Mark Robson wanted a cinematographer who could replicate the '30s glamour look and was told, "Bill Daniels was doing it in the '30s."
April 9, 2012
The track record of transforming a hit movie into a TV series has been decidedly mixed. For every "MASH," "Alice," "Lassie" or "The Naked City," there have been countless disappointments including "The Planet of the Apes" and the recent "The Firm. " On Tuesday, Warner Home Video is releasing another short-lived small screen adaptation of a big screen blockbuster, "Logan's Run," based on the 1976 sci-fi thriller starring Michael York. The TV series, which aired on CBS from fall 1977 until early 1978, starred Gregory Harrison; Heather Menzies from "The Sound of Music" costarred.
August 23, 1991
Sy Salkowitz, 65, former president of 20th Century Fox Television, died at his Rancho Santa Fe home on Thursday. The Philadelphia native began his television and screen writing career in 1956 on the Erroll Flynn Theatre. Salkowitz wrote more than 350 episodes for such series as "Naked City," "Mission Impossible," "Perry Mason," "Police Story," "The Untouchables," "The Virginian" and "Ironsides."
May 21, 2012 | Susan King
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.
Gerald Gordon, a popular Emmy Award-winning soap opera star who portrayed a high-strung neurosurgeon on "The Doctors" and "General Hospital," has died. He was 67. Gordon, also a character in such prime-time fare as "The Twilight Zone" and "Law & Order," died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long illness. Known for his rugged good looks, Gordon dominated soap opera magazine covers from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s.
Pilar Seurat, dancer and actress who portrayed beauties in several films, including "The Young Savages," and in television series of the 1950s and 1960s, has died. She was 62. Seurat, who used the name Pilar Cerveris off-screen, died June 2 in her Los Angeles home of lung cancer. Born Rita Hernandez in Manila, she moved to Los Angeles as a child and began her career as a dancer, working with Ken Murray's "Blackouts" troupe.
September 25, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Actress Louise Platt, 88, the last surviving passenger aboard the overland stage in "Stagecoach," the classic 1939 John Ford western, died of undisclosed causes Sept. 6 at a hospital in Greenport, N.Y. Platt played Lucy Mallory, the pregnant wife of a cavalry officer, on the Lordsburg-bound coach driven by Andy Devine. Her fellow passengers included John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell, Donald Meek, John Carradine and Berton Churchill.
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