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November 9, 2011
Margaret Field O'Mahoney, 89, an actress who gave up her career in movies and television to raise her children, including daughter Sally Field, died Sunday at her home in Malibu after a six-year struggle with cancer, publicist Heidi Schaeffer said. Using her professional name, Margaret Field, she had small roles in a string of movies from the late 1940s through the '50s, and she starred in the 1941 science fiction thriller "The Man From Planet X. " She appeared in dozens of TV series in the '50s and '60s, including "The Gene Autry Show," "Bonanza," "Perry Mason," "The Twilight Zone" and "Yancy Derringer," which starred her then-husband, actor/stuntman Jock Mahoney.
May 23, 1993
Those old black-and-white Perry Mason dramas still have a daily audience (on TBS, KDOC). How about a printed salute to the casting directors and that wonderful company of character actors? Some of those final courtroom scenes were notable for acting of a high order. Robert Edwin, Los Angeles
March 1, 1992 |
Raymond Burr is back as Erle Stanley Gardner's intrepid ace attorney-at-law Perry Mason in the Sunday NBC mystery, "Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing." This time around, Mason, with the help of his loyal secretary Della Street (Barbara Hale), and investigator Ken Malansky (William R. Moses) must defend a photographer (Mark Moses) who is accused of murdering a painter (David Soul).
December 12, 1993 |
"I have been very, very fortunate," Barbara Hale says. "V ery blessed, honey." Not only is Hale known worldwide as Perry Mason's devoted secretary Della Street, but, thanks to cable and video, fans can see the numerous films she made before her Della days. They include the classics "The Window" and Frank Sinatra's first film, "Higher and Higher." "I sang with him," Hale says of Ol' Blue Eyes. "Isn't that fun?
May 27, 1990 |
KDOC will pay tribute to the old L.A. law--when the cases were more important than the lawyers' love life-with a "Perry Mason" marathon on Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. But not only "Perry Mason" fans should stay tuned. There are enough unusual episodes to hold just about anyone's interest. "The Case of the Deadly Verdict" (3 p.m.), the only one that Mason lost, is a must-see, of course. (Don't expect anyone to go to the gas chamber, however.
May 27, 1987 |
A high-rated "Perry Mason" movie highlighted another winning week for NBC, which was also poised to rack up its ninth "sweeps" month win in a row, according to A. C. Nielsen Co. ratings released today. May is one of four months a year when local ratings are measured to determine advertising rates for network affiliates. With two days left in the sweeps period, NBC led with an average prime-time rating of 14.6, CBS was second with 13.7 and ABC was third with 11.2.
January 28, 1990
Producer Dean Hargrove spent much of last Sunday at his home in Brentwood reading scripts--so he faced Monday with that enthusiastic feeling of being caught up. But it never lasts very long. He woke about 6:30 a.m. Monday to confront his fitness trainer, Pete Steinfeld, who ran him through his sweats for 35 minutes. Then off to the office through the thick morning traffic to face a typical day. . . . 9:20 a.m.