CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 2010 |
Adele Mara, a film and television actress whose many credits included the 1949 John Wayne film "Sands of Iwo Jima," died of natural causes Friday at her home in Pacific Palisades, her family said. She was 87. Born Adelaide Delgado on April 28, 1923, in Highland Park, Mich., she started dancing as a youth and was discovered by bandleader Xavier Cugat. She moved with her parents to Philadelphia to dance with Cugat's band, then moved to Hollywood and began working in movies regularly in the 1940s.
December 5, 1985 |
Television, which seduces even its detractors into occasional viewing, can exert an irresistible pull on those working on the other side of the screen. Just ask Roy Huggins. After 25 years as a writer-producer, Huggins quit in 1980 to write the definitive work on what he considered Phase Two of television, the era unchallengingly dominated by three networks airing filmed series from the major studios.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2002 |
Roy Huggins, the prolific writer-producer whose name is associated with many of television's biggest hits, including "Maverick," "The Fugitive" and "The Rockford Files," has died. He was 87. Huggins, whose long television career was marked by a flair for creating series concepts and characters that defied convention, died of natural causes Wednesday in Santa Monica.
August 29, 2000 |
Thirty-three years ago tonight the running stopped. On Aug. 29, 1967, ABC aired the finale of "The Fugitive," and 72% of the viewing audience tuned in--a record for a single episode of a series that stood until the "Who Shot J.R.?" episode of "Dallas" 13 years later.
August 6, 1993 |
Up in Roy Huggins' bedroom is a picture taken of him in 1960, smiling smugly at the camera. It was shot by his wife just moments after he came up with the idea for a television series called "The Fugitive." "I felt it was a great idea, and I wanted to record the moment in history when I thought of it," Huggins explained. Twenty-three years later, "The Fugitive" still brings that smile to Huggins' face.
August 2, 1990 |
'Rockford' Legal Files: The creator of the 1970s "Rockford Files" TV series has sued Universal Studios, claiming he is owed $5 million in profits. The Los Angeles Superior Court suit claims Roy Huggins originated the series concept, and was promised 25% of net profits from the detective show. Huggins claims the show, which ran from 1974 to 1980, grossed more than $120 million. A Universal attorney refused to comment.