August 29, 1991
Sy Salkowitz, 65, former president of 20th Century Fox Television and a writer credited with more than 350 episodes of such television series as "Naked City," "Perry Mason," "Mission Impossible" and "The Virginian." He served as president of Fox TV from 1976 to 1981, with responsibilities for such productions as "MASH" and "Paper Chase." In 1974 he won the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America. Most recently he had written a novel, "Rachel's Game," to be published in March.
August 12, 1993
Harry Bellaver, 88, character actor who portrayed Sgt. Arcaro on the popular 1960 television series "Naked City." Born in Hillsboro, Ill., Bellaver dropped out of school in the sixth grade and worked as a Teamster, a farmhand and a coal miner before winning a scholarship to Brookwood Labor College in Katonah, N.Y. He got into acting by taking roles in school plays and trained in repertory theaters in Philadelphia and New York.
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.
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September 19, 2002 |
James Gregory, the solid character actor known for tough-guy cop roles, including Inspector Frank Luger, Hal Linden's superior on television's "Barney Miller," has died. He was 90. Gregory died Monday of natural causes in Sedona, Ariz., where he had lived since retiring from acting in 1983, said his niece, Laraine Gregory-LaMonte of Malibu.
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October 1, 2004 |
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.
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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."
April 13, 2008 |
THE scene opens with a herd of duckbill dinosaurs gorging on kelp. A Tyrannosaurus rex, towering 22 feet, suddenly appears, unleashing a blood curdling roar as its prey scatter, but one duckbill dinosaur remains trapped in the water. The T-Rex crashes through the surf and ruthlessly rips him from the sea. It suddenly stops -- sensing a powerful presence in the water. Its red reptilian eyes, glowing like lasers, scan the ocean.