Classic TV Icons: Action & Drama (ebook)
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Classic TV Icons: Action & Drama

by Edward Gross

Classic TV Icons: Action & Drama is the first in a series of books profiling actors and shows making up our collective television nostalgia. It’s written by veteran entertainment journalist Edward Gross, who has been on the editorial staff of a wide variety of film and TV magazines. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including oral histories on Star Trek and Superman (the two-volume The Fifty-Year Mission and Voices from Krypton, respectively) and Above & Below: The Unofficial 35th Anniversary Beauty and the Beast Companion from Bearmanor Media.

Table of Contents
1. Meet the Bill Bixby You Didn’t Know — The Truth
About the Hulk Star Revealed by Those Who Knew
2. Bill Bixby’s Biographer Remembers the Actor:
“His Story Was One of Determination, Tragedy and
3. After The Courtship of Eddie’s Father Turned 50:
A Look Back with Bill Bixby, Brandon Cruz and Others.
Take a Look Back
4. Here’s What Happened to Richard Boone Before,
During and After Playing Paladin in Have Gun,
Will Travel
5. Here’s What Happened to Jack Webb Before, During
and After Creating TV’s First Procedural, Dragnet
6. The Life and Tragic Death of Superman Star George
Reeves — Plus, the Actor in His Own Words
7. Here’s What Happened to Richard Long, Star of
The Big Valley and Nanny and the Professor
8. Here’s What Happened to Mannix Star Mike Connors
Before, During and After the Clasic Detective Show
9. Here’s What Happened to Kolchak: The Night Stalker
Star Darren McGavin Before and After the Show
10. Adam West, Burt Ward & Yvonne Craig Look Back at
Their Batman Series
11. Meet Every Classic Hollywood Star who Played a Villain
on the Adam West Batman TV Show of the 1960s
12. 92 Classic (and Not-So-Classic) TV Westerns of the
13. Here’s What Happened to Actor David Janssen Before,
During and After Starring on The Fugitive
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14. Daughter of The Twilight Zone: Anne Serling
Remembers Her Father Rod Serling, Creator of the
Classic Series
15. Here’s What Happened to Moonlighting Stars Cybill
Shepherd and Bruce Willis Before and After the Show
16. William Shatner and His Colleagues Look Back at
Highlights of His Career, from Star Trek to Trekking to
the Stars
17. Here’s What Happened to the Original Cast of Charlie’s
Angels — Their Joys, Tragedies and Triumphs
18. Cheryl Ladd’s Journey from Charlie’s Angels to Today:
‘My Life is Big and Bright and Beautiful Again’
19. The True Farrah Fawcett Revealed — ‘She Was the
Marilyn Monroe of the ‘70s’
20. Lindsay Wagner: 50 Years of Her Bionic Life from
1972 to 2022
21. Here’s What Happened to Actor Lee Majors Before,
During and After The Six Million Dollar Man
22. Under the Hood of David Hasselhoff’s Knight
Rider — An Inside Look
23. As Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Celebrates Its
45th Anniversary, Catch Up with Erin Gray — Colonel
Wilma Deering Herself

Illustrated with B/W photos, "Classic TV Icons: Action & Drama" will prove to be a highly prized addition to personal, professional, community, and college/university library Television History/Criticism collections and supplemental curriculum studies lists. Impressively comprehensive, exceptionally 'reader friendly' in organization and presentaton, "Classic TV Icons: Action & Drama" is also readily available in a paperback edition (9798887712680, $32.00) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.95).


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