James Daly was born October 23, 1918 and passed away on July 3, 1978.
James Daly played the immortal Flint in the TOS episode “Requiem for Methuselah”. Daly was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, and was the father of actors Tim Daly and Tyne Daly.
James Daly starred in Medical Center. Among his most memorable television guest spots is the classic The Twilight Zone episode, “A Stop at Willoughby”. His final acting role was in Roots: The Next Generation with Paul Winfield and Brock Peters, which aired a year after his death.
Daly died of a heart attack in Nyack, New York.
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John Anderson was born October 20, 1922 and passed away on August 7, 1992.
Anderson was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois. Anderson served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Anderson held a master’s degree in drama from the University of Iowa.
An accomplished actor, Anderson started out on Broadway, including an appearance in the musical Paint Your Wagon in 1951. He later worked primarily in film and television.
Standing 6 ft 5½ in tall, he bore a strong resemblance to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, whom he portrayed three times. He appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) as “California Charlie”, the used car salesman who helps Marion Crane (Janet Leigh). On television, he appeared in such series as Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Laramie, Have Gun – Will Travel , The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Virginian, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, The Californians, Johnny Ringo, Trackdown, The Big Valley, Emergency!, and Outlaws.
Anderson appeared in The Rat Patrol (four times, three as the same character). He made three guest appearances on Perry Mason, including in the role of defendant George Andrews in the 1959 episode “The Case of the Calendar Girl” and as murderer Dan O’Malley in the 1963 episode “The Case of the Greek Goddess”. He also appeared in Overland Trail, The Tall Man, and The Legend of Jesse James. He played an eccentric farmer who jealously guarded his prize watermelon with a shotgun in “For the Love of Willadean: A Taste of Melon”, part of Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color.
Anderson had a recurring role in MacGyver as Harry Jackson, MacGyver’s grandfather. Other credits include: Man Without a Gun, Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, Once an Eagle, Rich Man, Poor Man Book II, Backstairs at the White House, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Dallas. A recurring Twilight Zone actor, he appeared in four different episodes: “The Old Man in the Cave”, “Of Late I Think of Cliffordville”, “The Odyssey of Flight 33”, and “A Passage for Trumpet”. He was also The Interrogator on an episode of The Outer Limits titled “Nightmare”.
Anderson suffered a fatal heart attack at his home in Sherman Oaks, California. He was survived by two children, seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters. He was cremated and his ashes were taken out to sea as part of his membership in the Neptune Society.
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10-02 Happy anniversary to the tv series The Twilight Zone, which premiered on Tv on October 2, 1959.
“The Twilight Zone” was the brainchild of Emmy Award-winner Rod Serling, who served as host and wrote over 80 episodes of the original show’s 150-plus episode run. It’s a strange mix of horror, science-fiction, drama, comedy and superstition. Serling introduced each episode, and many of the black and white hours concluded with a surprise ending. Actors such as Burt Reynolds, Roddy McDowell and Robert Redford made appearances in some of the more well-known stories.
09-30 Roy N. Sickner was on born September 30, 1928 and passed away on February 15, 2001.
Born Roy A. Cooley, he was an actor and stuntman, who played an unnamed villager in the Original Series episode, “A Private Little War”. He went uncredited for his appearance.
During his career, Sickner appeared in numerous television series and feature films, mostly as a stunt performer or playing minor roles. These include Dr. Kildare, The Twilight Zone, The Wild Wild West, and Mission: Impossible. He is also known for writing the original story for Sam Peckinpah’s acclaimed 1969 western, The Wild Bunch, on which he also served as associate producer.
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Antoinette Bower was born on September 30, 1932 .
She played Sylvia in the Star Trek episode “Catspaw”.
She has many other television guest roles to her credit – between 1959 to the 1980s, she amassed almost ninety appearances on such programs as Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, Ben Casey, The Fugitive, Mission: Impossible, and Murder, She Wrote. She has also starred in many made-for-television movies, including 1974’s movie Columbo: Negative Reaction, in which she co-starred also with fellow TOS guest performers Michael Strong and Bill Zuckert, and 1984’s The Cowboy and the Ballerina, with Christopher Lloyd and Michael Pataki.
In 1983, she co-starred with Philip Anglim, John de Lancie, Richard Kiley, Christopher Plummer, Jean Simmons, and Meg Wyllie in the epic TV mini-series The Thorn Birds. And from 1990 through 1992, she was a regular on the TV series Neon Rider.
She also built a portfolio of supporting roles in feature films, making her debut with an uncredited role in the 1962 classic Mutiny on the Bounty. She followed this with yet another uncredited appearance in the 1971 horror movie The Mephisto Waltz, starring TOS guest actor William Windom. She later had a supporting role in the popular 1980 horror film Prom Night, directed by Paul Lynch. Her other films include The Evil That Men Do (1984, with John Glover) and Club Paradise (1986, with Joanna Cassidy, Andrea Martin, and Bruce McGill).
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Harry Townes was born September 18, 1914 and passed away on May 23, 2001.
He performed in several New York and Broadway stage productions, including summer stock. During World War II, he left the stage to enlist in the United States Army Air Corps. Discharged in 1946, he returned to the stage and then relocated to perform in Hollywood.
As a character actor, Townes was a familiar face to television viewers in the 1950s and 1960s. His expanded range led him to fill a variety of roles, and he avoided being typecast. He made five guest appearances on Perry Mason, including the role of title character Newton Bain in the 1964 episode, “The Case of the Woeful Widower.” He also made three appearances on Bonanza and seven on Gunsmoke and in The Fugitive. He made single and double appearances on numerous other television series. Besides appearing in twenty-nine films, he is credited with more than two hundred television roles. He gained a cult following with a younger audience for a guest shot on “The First”, a two-part episode of The Incredible Hulk. He played Dell Frye, a man who also had the ability to transform into a Hulk-like creature. “The First” is one of the most popular episodes from the TV series largely because of Townes’ performance
Some of his sci/fi roles were:
The Twilight Zone – episodes “The Four of Us Are Dying” (1960) and “Shadow Play” (1961)
The Outer Limits as Dr. Cliff Scott in “O.B.I.T.” (1963)
Star Trek – episode “The Return of the Archons” (1967)
Planet of the Apes – 1 episode ” The Interrogation ” (1974)
Ark II (episode “Omega”) – (1976) (a story and role very similar to those of his Star Trek appearance)
The Incredible Hulk – 2 episodes “The First” (Parts 1 and 2) as Dell Frye (1981)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century – episode “The Guardians” as The Guardian (1981)
Voyagers! – episode “The Trial of Phineas Bogg” as Professor Garth (1983)
The Warrior and the Sorceress – (1984)
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