|The Lady on Thursday
|Guest Star Info
Born in May of 1950, the
son of actress Eileen Bennett, Nicholas Hammond was 13 when
he made his first movie appearance in Lord of the Flies.
Hammond would earn a degree in English Literature at
Princeton University, but continued
to act. Hammond's most visible screen role was as Friedrich
von Trapp in the 1965 megahit The
Sound of Music.
After making the transition from juvenile
to young leading man, he spent several seasons in the daytime
soap General Hospital. In 1978, he pumped-up to star
in the brief TV adaptation of The Amazing Spider-Man.
He also appeared the the TV series The Adventures of Pollyanna
as Reverend Tull. Hammond also made his name in several minis-series
such as Rich Man, Poor Man, The Martian Chronicles,
The Manions of America, and Mirror, Mirror. Hammond
would appear in several theatrical films later in his career
such as Paradise Road and Beyond My Reach.
Hammond would appear mostly on television as a guest star in
such shows as Gunsmoke, The Waltons, Eight
Is Enough, and Murder, She Wrote. For those Gen-Xers
Hammond can be easily recognizable as Doug Simpson in The
Brady Bunch episode "The Subject Was Noses" where
Marcia is hit in the nose by a football. and Hammond
breaks a date with her using the line: "Something Suddenly
came up." (Interestingly enough, Maureen McCormick who
played Marcia Brady would earlier appear in a Nancy Drew
episode as Karen Phillips in Nancy
Drew's Love Match. Hammond's most recent television
appearance was in the mini-series remake of Stephan King's Salem's
Born in May of 1933, John Karlen gained
a mid-1966s following as Willie Loomis (and several other roles)
on the Gothic TV soap opera Dark Shadows. Thereafter,
Karlen became a fixture in other Dan Curtis productions, appearing
in such feature-length Curtis endeavors as House of Dark
Shadows and Trilogy of Terror. Mostly
a television actor, he appear in the soap opera "Another World
and such made-for TV films as the Picture of Dorian Gray, The
Return of the Mod Squad, The Long Days of Summer, Perry Mason:
The Case of the Glass Coffin, and Frankenstein. In 1981 he appeared
in Steven Martin's remake of Pennies from Heaven, and a year
later began a reoccurring role as Harvey Lacey, the contractor
husband of Mary Beth Lacey, on the TV series Cagney and Lacey.
In 1987, Karlen won an Emmy for his portrayal of Harvey Lacey.
He would go on to appear in four "reunion" Cagney
and Lacey movies. He would also guest star on many television
series such as Murder, She Wrote, Hill Street Blues,
Vega$, Starsky and Hutch, Charlie's Angels,
and Mad About You as Helen Hunt's father Gus Stemple.
Born in August of 1915, Simon Oakland,
a former violinist, became a character actor made and his Broadway
debut in 1948's The Skipper Next to God. Oakland's
later stage credits include Light Up the Sky,
The Shrike and Inherit the Wind.
In films from 1957, Oakland was often cast as an outwardly unpleasant
sort with inner reserves of decency and compassion. His film
credits include In I Want to Live. Psycho,
West Side Story, Barbra Streisand's On a
Clear Day You Can See Forever, and The Brothers
Karamazov. Oakland, however, was far busier on television
than in films--he once estimated that he'd appeared in 550 TV
productions. Oakland was seen almost exclusively on the small
screen after 1973. Within a five-year period, he was a regular
on four series: Kojak, The Night Stalker, Toma,
Black Sheep Squadron and in David Cassidy's Man Undercover.
(Interestingly enough, David Cassidy was the brother of Shaun
Cassidy who played Joe Hardy in the Hardy Boys episode and would
appear with Pamela Sue Martin in two combined Hardy Boy - Nancy
Drew episodes). He also appeared in My Favorite Martian,
Car 54, Where Are You?, The Twilight Zone, Mission:
Impossible, and Charlie's Angels. He made his last
television appearance in 1982 in Tucker's Witch playing
Daniel Gorman. After a long bout with cancer, Oakland died in
August of 1983, one day after his 63rd birthday.
Tony Burton was born in Flint Michigan.
Burton's athletic career began at an early age at Berston Field
House on the sandlot little league teams. Burton displayed a
strong determination to be the best at whatever he attempted
to do. Burton's sports career included, football, baseball and
boxing. In 1954 he was selected to the first teams of the All
City and All Valley teams as a halfback. He was also chosen
as an All State honorable mention.His boxing career included
the Flint Golden Gloves light heavy weight championship in 1955
and 1957. Burton won the State Golden Gloves Light heavy Weight
Championship in 1957 and lost in the Chicago Tournament of Champions
semi-finals.His acting career started with a guest spot on Kojak
playing Eddie Ellis in a 1974 episode. He would go on to guest
star is such television shows as Baretta, Switch,
Good Times, Sanford and Son, The Incredible
Hulk, Moonlighting, Twin Peaks, Chicago
Hope and The A-Team. Burton also appeared in several
theatrical films such as The Black Godfather,
The Shining, Inside Moves, The
Toy, and each of the Rocky films. In 1993
Burton was inducted into Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of
Fame for his participation in mutilple sports.