Saturday, October 3, 2015

Jack Cassidy...Hubba Hubba

 Stage, Film and Television...
all were Jack Cassidy's domain.
Born in 1944, in Richmond Hill, New York...
Jack appeared in on Broadway in She Loves Me,
Maggie Flynn, Wish You Were Here, and many more.
TV (like Colombo, The Hitchcock Hour, Hawaii 5-0, and Gunsmoke),
and films (including The Eiger Sanction and FBI Code 98)...
The character of Ted Knight on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
was supposedly modelled after Jack,
and in one episode, Jack played Ted's egotistical broadcasting brother.

 Here with his second wife, Shirley Jones...

 From It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman...
with Patricia Morand, Michael O'Sullivan,
Bob Holliday (as the Man Of Steel)
Linda Lavin, and Don Chastain (seated).
Below...Linda and Jack.

 With Carol Burnett in Fade Out - Fade In,
a 1964 Jule Styne/Comden and Green fiasco.
A spoof of Hollywood and its stars of the 1930s,
Fade lasted as long as Carol did.
First she had to recuperate from a taxi accident,
then left to make that TV show.
The musical closed soon after.
Jack came out on top, though: 
He played (of course) the debonair Hollywood leading man
with acres of teeth,
and received a Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

More Fade Out - Fade In,
here with Tina Louise.

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