December 13, 1987 |
Guess who's coming to Knots Landing? On Jan. 7, a black family will move into the "Knots Landing" cul-de-sac--the first black regulars on the prime-time soap, now in its ninth season. Lynne Moody, with a long list of TV shows, will play bank teller Patricia Williams, mother of a young daughter (Kent Masters-King) and wife of a salesman (Larry Riley) who'll lose his job, causing plenty of stress.
January 20, 1999 |
It is a scene without words and lasting but a moment, yet it sets the stage for "Turks," a new drama series on CBS debuting Thursday night at 9 about a family of Chicago cops: In the golden glow of morning, Sgt. Joseph Turk, played by William Devane, reaches out to his wife in bed. He slides the spaghetti strap of her nightgown down and kisses her neck and shoulder. She turns away, as if asleep. Resigned, he gets up, scratches the dog and leaves the room.
January 10, 2005 |
The executive producer of Fox's thrill ride of a series, "24," knew exactly who he wanted to play the stalwart and no-nonsense U.S. secretary of Defense -- veteran character actor William Devane. "He is almost an American archetype," said Joel Surnow. "The serious, tough, silver fox guy that you can see really in charge and in command." Devane's performances in two seminal TV movies of the 1970s -- "The Missiles of October" and "Fear on Trial," in just those sorts of roles -- earned him Emmy nominations.
April 17, 1988
"Knots Landing" is one of the best shows on television. William Devane should write more scripts for the show because his are particularly excellent. Cecilia Benson, Los Angeles
April 3, 1992 |
A celebrity arena polo match, featuring actors William Devane, Steve Bond and Alex Cord, will inaugurate the 1992 Polo America Challenge Cup Saturday night at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The Challenge Cup is a five-game tournament series matching players from Argentina, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Canada, Pakistan and the United States.
February 13, 2000
I enjoyed your article on the making of "Thirteen Days" about the Cuban missile crisis, and am glad a film studio is tackling the difficult subject ("A Test of Wills, Take 2," by Patrick Goldstein, Jan. 30). It should be noted, as well, that this isn't the first time Hollywood has dealt with the event: That would be "The Missiles of October," an acclaimed 1974 TV production that starred William Devane, Martin Sheen, Ralph Bellamy and Howard DaSilva--based in part on the book "Thirteen Days" by Robert Kennedy.