Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Linda Cristal as Victoria Cannon in "The High Chaparral" - Memorial Video

Linda Cristal (Spanish: [kɾisˈtal]; born Marta Victoria Moya Peggo Burges, February 23, 1931 – June 27, 2020) was an Argentine actress. She appeared in a number of Western films during the 1950s, before winning a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the 1958 comedy film The Perfect Furlough.

Cristal semi-retired in 1964 to raise her two children. She was coaxed out of retirement when she became the last cast member to be added as a regular on the NBC series The High Chaparral (1967-1971). Her performance in the series, as Victoria Cannon, earned her two more Golden Globe nominations (winning Best Actress - Television Drama in 1968) and two Emmy Award nominations.

Monday, June 29, 2020

"The High Chaparral" Actress Linda Cristal 1931-2020 Memorial Video

Linda Cristal (Spanish: [kɾisˈtal]; born Marta Victoria Moya Peggo Burges,[1] 23 February 1931 – 27 June 2020)[2][3][4][5] was an Argentine actress. She appeared in a number of Western films during the 1950s, before winning a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the 1958 comedy film The Perfect Furlough.

From 1967 to 1971, Cristal starred as Victoria Cannon in the NBC series The High Chaparral.[6] For her performance she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama in 1970, and received two Emmy Award nominations.

Early years

Rumored to be the daughter of a French father and an Italian mother (however, documents indicate they were Spanish: Antonio Moya and Rosario P.[5]), Cristal was born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Her father was a publisher who moved the family to Montevideo, Uruguay due to political issues. She was educated at the Conservatorio Franklin in Uruguay.[1]


Cristal appeared in films in Argentina and Mexico before taking on her first English-language role as Margarita in the 1956 Western film Comanche.[1] Following her Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year in The Perfect Furlough (1958), Cristal went on to roles in Cry Tough (1959), Legions of the Nile (1959), The Pharaohs' Woman (1960), and was asked by John Wayne to play the part of Flaca in his epic The Alamo (1960). In 1961 she had a key role in the western Two Rode Together.

Along with these and other film roles, Cristal appeared in episodes of network television series. She played a kidnapped Countess opposite Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood in a 1959 episode of Rawhide. She also had a role as a female matador in NBC's The Tab Hunter Show. 

She also appeared in a 1964 episode, "City Beneath the Sea," on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and numerous other television episodes.

Cristal semi-retired in 1964 to raise her two children. She was coaxed out of retirement when she became the last cast member to be added as a regular on the NBC series The High Chaparral (1967-1971). Her performance in the series, as Victoria Cannon, earned her two more Golden Globe nominations (winning Best Actress - Television Drama in 1968) and two Emmy Award nominations.[7][8]

Cristal worked sparingly after The High Chaparral, with a few television and film roles, such as the film Mr. Majestyk (1974) and the television miniseries Condominium (1980). She last appeared in the starring role of Victoria "Rossé" Wilson on the Argentine television series Rossé (1985).[9]

Personal Life

Cristal's 1950 marriage was annulled after five days. On 24 April 1958, in Pomona, California, she married Robert Champion, a businessman. They divorced on 9 December 1959. In 1960, she married Yale Wexler, a former actor who worked in real estate. They divorced in December 1966.[1]

Cristal died at her home in Beverly Hills, California on 27 June 2020; the death was announced by her son, Jordan.[2]



Year Title Role Notes

1952 Cuando levanta la niebla amiga de Silvia Uncredited
1953 Fruto de tentación Julia Uncredited
1953 El lunar de la familia Rosita
1953 La bestia magnifica (Lucha libre) Uncredited
1953 Genio y figura Rosita
1954 Con el diablo en el cuerpo Emilia
1955 El 7 leguas Blanca
1955 La venganza del diablo Uncredited

1956 Comanche Margarita
1956 Enemigos Chabela
1957 El diablo desaparece Laura

1958 The Last of the Fast Guns Maria O'Reilly

1958 The Fiend Who Walked the West Ellen Hardy

1958 The Perfect Furlough Sandra Roca
1959 Siete pecados Irene

1959 Cry Tough Sarita

1959 Legions of the Nile Cleopatra alias Berenice

1960 The Alamo Flaca

1960 The Pharaohs' Woman Akis

1961 Two Rode Together Elena de la Madriaga
1963 Slave Girls of Sheba Olivia
1968 Panic in the City Dr. Paula Stevens
1974 Mr. Majestyk Nancy Chavez
1977 Love and the Midnight Auto Supply Annie


Year Title Role Notes

1959 Rawhide Louise Episode: "Incident of a Burst of Evil"
1961 The Tab Hunter Show Gitana Episode: "Holiday in Spain"
1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Melina Gounaris Episode: "City Beneath the Sea"

1967-1971 The High Chaparral Victoria Cannon 96 episodes
1971 Cade's County Celsa Dobbs Episode: "A Gun for Billy"
1974 Police Story Estrella Episode: "Across The Line"
1974 El chofer Julia telenovela
1975 The Dead Don't Die Vera LaValle TV movie
1980 Condominium Carlotta Churchbridge 2 episodes
1981 The Love Boat Evita Monteverde Episode: "The Duel"
1985 Rossé Victoria "Rossé" Wilson Argentina, lead character


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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

"Key Largo" Actor & "Hamburger Hamlet" Restaurateur Harry L. Lewis 2013 Westwood Village Cemetery

Harry L. Lewis (April 1, 1920 – June 9, 2013) was a supporting actor in films and was the founder, along with his wife Marilyn, of the "Hamburger Hamlet" restaurant chain.


Lewis was born in Los Angeles, California, on April 1, 1920.[1] His first film role was as a flagman in Dive Bomber (1941). He was immediately put under contract to Warner Bros., at which he made several films. He appeared in the cast of Winged Victory (1944). 

Harry L. Lewis is perhaps best remembered for his role as Edward "Toots" Bass, one of Edward G. Robinson's henchmen,  in 1948's Key Largo

Other small film roles included appearances as Claude Rains's butler in The Unsuspected (1947), Sheriff Clyde Boston in Gun Crazy (1949), the head of a gang of criminals in Blonde Dynamite (1950), and as a gangster in "The Monkey Mystery" episode of Adventures of Superman on television (1951).[3] 

He also had a minor role as a slave in Cecil B. Demille's epic The Ten Commandments.

In 1950, Lewis and his then girlfriend Marilyn Friedman,[4] invested $3,500 to open the Hamburger Hamlet restaurant at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Hilldale Avenue on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The restaurant was successful and grew into a chain of 24 locations. The couple's two children, David and Adam, joined them in the restaurant business. The Lewises took Hamburger Hamlet public in 1969, and sold the company for $29.2 million in 1987. After the sale, the couple opened new independent restaurants in the Los Angeles area. The reason they gave for the name "Hamburger Hamlet" was because they meant for the eatery to be a restaurant where actors could hang out, and that it was every actor's dream to play Hamlet.

In the late 1960s, Marilyn Lewis launched a ready-to-wear line of clothing under the brand name Cardinali, which was sold at prestigious stores including Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman and Bullock's Wilshire. The clothing line lasted just nine years, but was influential in its time (featured in Vogue magazine), and was a favorite of Nancy Reagan, Dyan Cannon, and Marlo Thomas. The Cardinali line was credited for influencing designers such as Marc Jacobs and various gowns worn to the Oscars.[5]

Lewis died on June 9, 2013 at the age of 93.[6] His widow Marilyn died on May 3, 2017.[7]

They are buried together at Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California.


Year Title Role Notes

1941 Dive Bomber Flag Man Uncredited
1941 International Squadron Pilot Uncredited
1941 One Foot in Heaven Young Soldier in Hospital Uncredited
1941 They Died with Their Boots On Youth Uncredited
1941 The Body Disappears Elevator Operator Uncredited
1941 You're in the Army Now Recruit Uncredited
1942 Captains of the Clouds Mr. Burton - RCAF Applicant Uncredited
1942 Always in My Heart Steve
1942 Secret Enemies Radio Operator Uncredited
1942 Busses Roar Danny
1942 Desperate Journey Evans Uncredited
1943 The Hard Way Serious Young Man Uncredited
1943 Air Force Minor Role Uncredited
1944 The Last Ride Harry Bronson
1944 Winged Victory Cadet Peter Clark
1946 Her Kind of Man Candy
1947 The Unsuspected Max
1947 Always Together Reporter Uncredited
1948 Winter Meeting Juvenile Uncredited
1948 Wallflower Arthur Uncredited
1948 Key Largo Edward 'Toots' Bass
1948 Adventures of Don Juan Innkeeper's Son Uncredited
1948 The Decision of Christopher Blake Juvenile in Play Uncredited
1948 Whiplash Press Man Uncredited
1949 Joe Palooka in the Counterpunch Chick Bennett
1949 Bomba on Panther Island Robert Maitland
1950 Gun Crazy Deputy Clyde Boston
1950 Blonde Dynamite Champ Fallon
1950 My Friend Irma Goes West Trooper Uncredited
1950 Southside 1-1000 FBI Agent Uncredited
1951 The Fat Man Happy Stevens
1953 Run for the Hills Mr. Carewe
1953 Vice Squad Arresting Detective Uncredited
1956 The Harder They Fall New York Ring Announcer Uncredited
1956 The Ten Commandments Slave Uncredited
1956 Accused of Murder Bartender Uncredited
1956 The Man Is Armed Cole
1959 I Mobster Gangster Uncredited
1969 Pendulum Brooks Elliot
1978 Invisible Strangler Stage Manager  


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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

"Hogan's Heroes" Actor Richard Dawson 2012 Westwood Village Cemetery

Richard Dawson (born Colin Lionel Emm; November 20, 1932 – June 2, 2012) was a British-American actor, comedian, game show host and panelist in the United States. Dawson was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk in Hogan's Heroes, as a regular panelist on Match Game (1973–1978) and as the original host of Family Feud (1976–1985 and 1994–1995).

Early life

Colin Lionel Emm was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England, on November 20, 1932[1] to Arthur Emm (born 1897) and Josephine Lucy (née Lindsay) Emm (born 1903).[2][3] His father drove a moving van and his mother worked in a munitions factory.[4] He and his brother, John Leslie Emm, who was five years older, were evacuated as children during World War II to escape the bombing of England's major port cities in the south. In a radio interview with Hogan's Heroes co-star Bob Crane, Dawson recounted how this experience severely limited his school attendance, stating that he attended school regularly for only two years.[5]

At age 14, he ran away from home to join the British Merchant Navy where he pursued a career in boxing, earning almost $5,000 in shipboard matches.[6] During 1950 and 1951, he made several passages on the RMS Mauretania from Southampton to ports of call including Nassau, The Bahamas; Havana; and New York.[7] Following his discharge from the merchant service, Emm began pursuing a comedy career utilizing the stage name Dickie Dawson; when he reached adulthood, he revised his alias to Richard Dawson, the name which he later legally adopted.[8]


Comedy and variety artist in the UK

Dawson began his career in England as a comedian known as Dickie Dawson. Possibly his first television appearance occurred on June 21, 1954, when he was 21 and was featured on the Benny Hill Showcase, an early BBC Television program focused on "introducing artists and acts new to television." He also had at least four BBC Radio program appearances during 1954, including two bookings on the Midday Music Hall on BBC Home Service and two spots on How Do You Do, a BBC Light Entertainment broadcast billed as "a friendly get-together of Commonwealth artists." In 1958, he appeared alongside his future wife, Diana Dors, on BBC TV's A to Z: D, a program featuring entertainers with names beginning with the letter D. In 1959, he made four appearances on BBC TV's Juke Box Jury, three of them along Dors, to whom he was by then married.[9]

Actor and comedian in the US (Hogan's Heroes, Laugh-In, Match Game)

On January 8, 1963, Dawson appeared on The Jack Benny Program, season 13, episode 15 as an audience member seated next to Jack, barely recognizable in glasses and false moustache.[10] In the same year Dawson made a guest appearance in The Dick Van Dyke Show (season 2, episode 27) playing "Racy" Tracy Rattigan,[11] a lecherous flirt who was the summer replacement host for the Alan Brady Show.[12]

In 1965, Dawson had a small role at the end of the film King Rat, starring George Segal, playing 1st Recon paratrooper Captain Weaver, sent to liberate allied POWs in a Japanese prison. Dawson had by then moved to Los Angeles. 

He gained fame in the television show Hogan's Heroes as Cpl. Peter Newkirk from 1965 to 1971.[13] 

He had a minor role in Universal's Munster, Go Home! 

A year later, Dawson released a psychedelic 45 rpm single including the songs "His Children's Parade" and "Apples & Oranges" on Carnation Records

In 1968, Dawson was in the film The Devil's Brigade as Private Hugh McDonald.

Following the cancellation of Hogan's Heroes, Dawson was a regular joke-telling panelist on the short-lived syndicated revival of the game show Can You Top This? in 1970 and joined the cast of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In that same year.

After Laugh-In was cancelled in 1973, game show pioneer Mark Goodson signed Dawson to appear as a regular on Match Game '73, alongside Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly and host Gene Rayburn. Dawson, who had already served a year as panelist for Goodson's revival of I've Got a Secret, proved to be a solid and funny player, and was the frequent choice of contestants to participate in the Head-To-Head Match portion of the show's "Super-Match" bonus round, in which the contestant and a panelist of the contestant's choice had to obtain an exact match to the requested fill-in-the-blank. During Dawson's time on Match Game, he most often occupied the bottom center seat of the panel (he played one week of shows in the top center seat early on in the show's run).

Family Feud host and TV stardom

Due to this popularity on Match Game, Dawson expressed to Goodson his desire to host a show of his own. In 1975, during Dawson's tenure as one of Match Game's regular panelists, Goodson began development on a spin-off game show, Family Feud. Dawson's agent practically demanded that Dawson be considered as host, even threatening that he would instruct Dawson not to display his characteristic wit on Match Game if he was overlooked. Goodson capitulated, and once seeing Dawson's talents as a host, hired Dawson to host Feud, which debuted on July 12, 1976 on ABC's daytime schedule. Family Feud was a break-out hit, eventually surpassing the ratings of Match Game in late 1977. In 1978, Dawson left Match Game due to a combination of the recent introduction of the "Star Wheel," which affected his being selected for the "Head-To-Head Match" portion of the show's "Super Match" bonus round, and of burnout from appearing on both Match Game and Family Feud regularly; and he won a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Game Show Host for his work on Family Feud.[8]

One of Dawson's trademarks on Family Feud, kissing the female contestants, earned him the nickname "The Kissing Bandit." Television executives repeatedly tried to get him to stop the kissing.[14] After receiving criticism for the practice, he asked viewers to write in and vote on the matter. The mail response resulted in about 200,000 responses, the wide majority of whom were in favor of the kissing.[15] On the 1985 finale, Dawson explained that he kissed contestants for love and luck, something his mother did with Dawson himself as a child.[1][16]

Dawson was a frequent guest host for Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, hosting 14 times during 1979[17] and 1980.[18] Before it was known how much longer Carson's tenure would last (Carson would host the show until 1992), Dawson was a contender for the role of Tonight Show host in the event that Carson left the show, a move that he was seriously considering during 1979–80.[19] Of the few Tonight Show episodes during Carson's time as host that did not air on the night that they were intended, Dawson was a guest host on two of them. During one of these, actress Della Reese suffered a near-fatal aneurysm mid-interview during one taping, and the remainder of the episode was cancelled (Reese later recovered). Another episode featured an untimely monologue regarding the danger of flying on airplanes, so it was replaced with a rerun due to the fact that it would have aired the same night as the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 in Chicago, which killed all 273 people aboard. (The episode aired several weeks later.)

Later years

Dawson parodied his TV persona in 1987's The Running Man opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, portraying the evil, egotistical game-show host Damon Killian. He received rave reviews for his performance. Film critic Roger Ebert (who gave the film a thumbs down) wrote, "Playing a character who always seems three-quarters drunk, he chain-smokes his way through backstage planning sessions and then pops up in front of the cameras as a cauldron of false jollity. Working the audience, milking the laughs and the tears, he is not really much different than most genuine game show hosts—and that's the film's private joke."[20]

Dawson hosted an unsold pilot for a revival of the classic game show You Bet Your Life that was to air on NBC in 1988, but the network declined to pick up the show. In 1990, he auditioned to host the syndicated game show Trump Card, but that role went to Jimmy Cefalo.

On September 12, 1994, Dawson returned to the syndicated edition of Family Feud, replacing and succeeding Ray Combs—who had been fired because the show's ratings were spiraling downward. Dawson finished out what became the final season of the show's official second run (1988–95). Ratings for the show were not in good standing, and Family Feud was out of production for the next four years. During the revival, he did not kiss the female contestants because of a promise he had made to his young daughter to kiss only her mother. The final episode aired on May 26, 1995, and then Dawson officially retired. In 1999, he was asked to make a special appearance on the first episode of the current version of Family Feud, but decided to turn down the offer and have no further involvement with the show.[21]

In 2000, Dawson narrated TV's Funniest Game Shows on the Fox network.

Personal life and family

With his first wife, actress Diana Dors, Dawson had two sons, Mark (born in London, February 4, 1960)[22] and Gary (born in Los Angeles, June 27, 1962)[23] The marriage ended with a divorce granted in Los Angeles in April 1967,[24] and Dawson gained custody of both sons. He had four grandchildren.[25]

Upon retiring, Dawson remained in Beverly Hills, California, where he had lived since 1964. He met his second wife, Gretchen Johnson (born September 22, 1955), when she was a contestant on Family Feud in May 1981; they married in 1991. A daughter, Shannon Nicole Dawson, was born in 1990. Dawson announced the birth and showed a picture of his daughter during the inaugural episode of his second stint as host of Feud in 1994 as he was greeting a contestant who had been a contestant on Match Game when he was a panelist. The episode was featured on the 25th anniversary of Family Feud as no. 2 on the Game Show Network's top 25 Feud Moments.

During the 1960s and 1970s, Dawson participated in various liberal movements, including the Selma to Montgomery marches and participation in a campaign for George McGovern before the 1972 presidential election.[26]

Death and tribute

Dawson died aged 79 from complications of esophageal cancer in Los Angeles, California on June 2, 2012 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.[1][14][27] He is buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles.[28]

Dawson used to smoke almost four packs of cigarettes per day, and he could even be seen smoking on some episodes of Match Game, Family Feud and multiple episodes of Hogan's Heroes. His daughter Shannon got him to stop smoking by 1994, when he was aged 61.

On June 7, 2012, GSN aired a four-hour marathon of Dawson's greatest moments on Match Game and Family Feud, including the first episode of Dawson's 1994 season.[29]



Year Title Role Notes

1962 The Longest Day British Soldier Uncredited
1963 Promises! Promises! Uncredited
1965 King Rat Weaver
1966 Out of Sight Agent Uncredited
1966        Munster, Go Home! Joey
1968 The Devil's Brigade Pvt. Hugh MacDonald
1973 Treasure Island Long John Silver Voice
1978 How to Pick Up Girls! Chandler Corey
1987 The Running Man Damon Killian (final film role)


Year Title Episode Role

1963 The Jack Benny Program "Jack Meets Max Bygraves" Man in audience
1963 The Dick Van Dyke Show "Racy Tracy Rattigan" Tracy Rattigan (credit: Dick Dawson)
1964 The Outer Limits "The Invisibles" Oliver Fair (credit: Dick Dawson)
1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour "Anyone for Murder?" Robert Johnson (credit: Dick Dawson)
1965-1971 Hogan's Heroes 168 episodes Corporal Peter Newkirk
1967 Mr. Terrific "The Formula Is Stolen" Max
1970 McCloud "The Stage Is All the Word" Ted Callender
1970-1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 58 episodes (15 uncredited) Regular performer
1971 Love, American Style "Love and the Groupie" Rick Jagmund
1971 Love, American Style "Love and the Hiccups" Danny
1972 Love, American Style "Love and the Private Eye" Melvin Danger
1972 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home "The Hippie" Claude (voice)
1973-1974 The New Dick Van Dyke Show Seven episodes Richard Richardson
1975 The Odd Couple "Laugh, Clown, Laugh" Himself
1975 McMillan and Wife "Aftershock" Roger Stambler
1978 Fantasy Island "Call Me Lucky/Torch Singer" Harry Beamus
1978 The Love Boat "The Song Is Ended" Bert Buchanan


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