Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 426 with guests Thom Bierdz and Marvin J. Wolf is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 426 with guests Thom Bierdz and Marvin J. Wolf
Original Airdates: Nov. 9-12, 2018
Listen to “TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 426 with guests Thom Bierdz and Marvin J. Wolf” on Spreaker.
First hour: A return appearance by author, journalist, screenwriter, raconteur and novelist Marvin J. Wolf (For Whom the Shofar Blows, A Scribe Dies in Brooklyn). Marv’s latest effort, A Tale of Two Rabbis, is the third entry in the Rabbi Ben mystery series. Topics include how Marv came to develop Rabbi Ben, including how he was inspired, in part, by Paladin, the “traveling angel” who was the protagonist of the long-running CBS television series and radio drama Have Gun, Will Travel. Second hour: Ed welcomes actor, author and artist Thom Bierdz (The Young and The Restless, Forgiving Troy). Thom’s latest book, Young, Gay and Restless: My Scandalous On-Screen & Off-Screen Sexual Liberations, not only proves that Mark Twain was right when he famously said that truth is all too often stranger than fiction, but just may be the most open and honest memoir you will ever read. Also in this hour: An encore presentation of our December 2012 conversation with music journalist Lesley-Ann Jones, author of Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury. Lesley-Ann’s book not only traces the role that television played in the rise of Queen  in the 1970s and ’80s, but includes the back stories of such hit songs as “We Are the Champions,” “We Will Rock You” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

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Ed Asner will bring his critically acclaimed one-man show A Man and His Prostate to Lafayette, California, Sacramento, California and Grand Rapids, Michigan in early 2019. Ed describes A Man and His Prostate as “The Vagina Monologues, for men.” In addition, he is starring in a new play, God Help Us, a political comedy in which God moderates a debate between two pundits on opposite sides of the spectrum. Ed will talk about both God Help Us and A Man and His Prostate, and more, next weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Ed Asner will bring his critically acclaimed one-man show A Man and His Prostate to the following venues in early 2019:

Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
8pm
Town Hall Theatre
3535 School Street
Lafayette, CA 94549
For tickets, call (925) 283-1557
or go to TownHallTheatre.com/single-tickets

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019
B Street Theatre
Sofia Tsakopoulis Center for the Arts
2700 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95816
For tickets, call (916) 443-5300
or go to https://bstreettheatre.org/buy-tickets/?show_id=22542

Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019
The Wealthy Theatre
1130 Wealthy St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
(616) 459-4788 Ext. 131
or go to https://grcmc.org/theatre

For more information on A Man and His Prostate and other upcoming performances, go to AManandHisProstate.com.

For more information on God Help Us, including how to book the play to a playhouse near you, go to GodHelpUs.net.

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Thom Bierdz and Marvin J. Wolf: Next on TVC

Actor, artist and author Thom Bierdz and screenwriter and novelist Marvin J. Wolf will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Nov. 9-12 at the following times and venues:

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 11/9
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
or listen to us on the KSAV TuneIn channel
Hear us on the KSAV channel on CX Radio Brazil
Hear us on your cell phone or landline number by dialing 712-432-4235

Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Saturday 11/10
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 11/11
10am ET, 7am PT
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or listen to us on the Indiana Talks TuneIn channel

WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 11/10
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at Live365.com

KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 11/11
9am ET, 6am PT
Also streaming at KSCO.com
or listen to us on the KSCO TuneIn channel

CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 11/11
1pm ET, 10am PT
Streaming at CROCRadio.com
or listen to us on the CROC Radio TuneIn channel

KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 11/11
9pm PT
Monday 11/12
Midnight ET
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or listen to us on the KHMB/KHMV TuneIn channel

RadioSlot.com
San Francisco, CA
Monday 11/12
10pm ET, 7pm PT
with replays Tuesday thru Friday at 10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

PWRNetwork
A member of the Truli Media Group
Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
Various times throughout the week
on the Entertainment Channel on PWRNetwork.com
and the PWR channel on TuneIn

The first openly gay contract player on a major daytime TV drama, Thom Bierdz is best known for playing Philip Chancellor III on The Young and The Restless. Some of you may also remember him for his frequent appearances on such prime time shows as Matlock, Murder She Wrote and Melrose Place. Also an award-winning author and artist, Thom’s books include Forgiving Troy, a memoir that recounts the murder of his mother by his paranoid schizophrenic brother (and how Thom came to survive that tragedy and ultimately find forgiveness), while publications such as Highlight Hollywood have likened Thom’s artwork to that of Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol.

Thom’s latest book, Young, Gay and Restless: My Scandalous On-Screen & Off-Screen Sexual Liberations, not only proves that Mark Twain was right when he famously said that truth is all too often stranger than fiction, but just may be the most open and honest memoir you will ever read. We’ll talk about that, plus we’ll show you how, despite its provocative title, Young, Gay and Restless is a testament to the human spirit. Sensitively written, it tells the story of a man who, after reaching stardom in Hollywood, returns to his humble beginnings to find what we all seek—peace and contentment—in the solitude of a cabin in the woods far away from Hollywood. Thom Bierdz will join us in our second hour.

With Veteran’s Day weekend upon us, this week’s show will also include a return appearance from author, journalist, screenwriter, raconteur and novelist Marvin J. Wolf (For Whom the Shofar Blows, A Scribe Dies in Brooklyn). A former combat photographer for the U.S. Army during Vietnam, Marv has been a freelance photojournalist and freelance writer for more than forty years. Marv’s latest effort, A Tale of Two Rabbis, is the third in a series of mystery novels featuring crime-solving Rabbi Ben. A master of the Torah, Talmud and Tae Kwon Do, Rabbi Ben is a discerning student of human nature that one reader once described as a “Jewish 007.”

In A Tale of Two Rabbis, Rabbi Ben reluctantly probes the disappearance of a rabbi in the Temple Hill area of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania—only to find himself under suspicion of the murder of another man. We’ll ask Marv how he came to develop Rabbi Ben, including how he was inspired, in part, by Paladin, the “traveling angel” who was the protagonist of the long-running CBS television series and radio drama Have Gun, Will Travel. But we’ll also show you how Rabbi Ben shares some of the characteristics of Dr. Richard Kimble (The Fugitive), Tod Stiles and Buz Murdock (Route 66), and, in at least one important respect, Jim Rockford of The Rockford Files. Marvin J. Wolf will join us in our first hour.

Also this week: Given the recent release of Bohemian Rhapsody, the critically acclaimed, highly anticipated biopic of Queen front man Freddie Mercury, this week’s show will include highlights from our December 2012 conversation with music journalist Lesley-Ann Jones. Lesley-Ann’s book Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury not only traces the role that television played in the rise of Queen in the 1970s and ’80s, but includes the back stories of such hit songs as “We Are the Champions,” “Under Pressure” and, of course, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: The one and only Ed Asner on his approach to playing God Almighty in the new stage play, God Help Us; the inspiration for starting The Ed Asner Family Center, a nonprofit organization that benefits children with special needs; working with Valerie Harper on The Mary Tyler Moore Show; and the differences between playing God and playing Santa Claus. Visit GodHelpUs.net to find out how to bring God Help Us to a playhouse near you

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 425 with guests Wayne Péré and Christina Elizabeth Smith is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 425 with guests Wayne Péré and Christina Elizabeth Smith
Original Airdates: Nov. 2-5, 2018
Listen to “TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 425 with guests Wayne Péré and Christina Elizabeth Smith” on Spreaker.
First hour: Ed welcomes actress and screenwriter Christina Elizabeth Smith. Christina recently joined the cast of NCIS: New Orleans, where she plays Ginny Young (the assistant to Scott Bakula’s character, Dwayne Pride), plus she wrote, produced and stars in Pretext, a dramatic short explores the phenomenon of pre-text calling from both the POVs of rape victims and police investigators. NCIS: New Orleans airs Tuesdays 10pm on CBS. Also in this hour: Greg Ehrbar with a look at the recent DVD release of Wait Til Your Father Gets Home, the animated series from Hanna-Barbera from the early 1970s that was inspired by All in the Family. Second hour: Film and television actor Wayne Péré (American Horror Story, Cloak and Dagger) talks to Ed about his approach to playing villains in film and television (including Victor LaRue on Walker: Texas Ranger); the influence the Meisner approach continues to have on his acting career; his work as a screenwriter and director; and why actors are often good directors. Wayne is currently seen as Dr. Emerson in the hit Sony/Marvel feature Venom. Also in this hour: Highlights from our June 2013 conversation with stage and television actress Channing Chase (Mad Men).

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Wayne Péré and Christina Elizabeth Smith: Next on TVC

Actor and director Wayne Péré and actress and screenwriter Christina Elizabeth Smith will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Nov. 2-5 at the following times and venues:

Share-a-Vision Radio
San Francisco Bay Area
Friday 11/2
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Listen Live button at KSAV.org
or listen to us on the KSAV TuneIn channel
Hear us on the KSAV channel on CX Radio Brazil
Hear us on your cell phone or landline number by dialing 712-432-4235

Indiana Talks
Marion, IN
Saturday 11/3
8pm ET, 5pm PT
Sunday 11/4
10am ET, 7am PT
Click on the player at IndianaTalks.com
or listen to us on the Indiana Talks TuneIn channel

WON 920 The Apple
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday 11/3
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Streaming at Live365.com

KSCO AM-1080 and FM-104.1
San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA
KOMY AM-1340
La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA
Sunday 11/4
9am ET, 6am PT
Also streaming at KSCO.com
or listen to us on the KSCO TuneIn channel

CROC Radio
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday 11/4
1pm ET, 10am PT
Streaming at CROCRadio.com
or listen to us on the CROC Radio TuneIn channel

KHMB AM-1710
KHMV-LP 100.9 FM

Half Moon Bay, CA
Sunday 11/4
9pm PT
Monday 11/5
Midnight ET
Click on the Listen Live button at KHMBRadio.com
or listen to us on the KHMB/KHMV TuneIn channel

RadioSlot.com
San Francisco, CA
Monday 11/5
10pm ET, 7pm PT
with replays Tuesday thru Friday at 10pm ET, 7pm PT
Click on the Talk Slot button at RadioSlot.com

PWRNetwork
A member of the Truli Media Group
Ann Arbor, MI ~ Boston, MA ~ Chicago, IL ~ Melrose, FL ~ Los Angeles, CA
Various times throughout the week
on the Entertainment Channel on PWRNetwork.com
and the PWR channel on TuneIn

Wayne Péré has worked steadily in film and television for more than three decades, including such top rated shows as Friends, That 70s Show, Tracey Takes On…, The Practice, Third Rock from the Sun, Nip/Tuck, Walker: Texas Ranger, Star Trek: Voyager, NCIS and, most recently, American Horror Story and the Freeform series Cloak and Dagger. His motion picture credits include SpiderMan: Homecoming, Out of Sight, The Limey, Galaxy Quest, Trumbo, Ocean’s Thirteen, Free State of Jones and Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House.

Wayne Péré is currently seen as Dr. Emerson in the hit Sony/Marvel feature Venom, which, as of this writing, has earned more than $500 million internationally and more than $185 million domestically. Often cast as heavies (including Victor LaRue on Walker: Texas Ranger), Wayne will share how he approaches playing villains, plus we’ll talk about his work as a screenwriter and director, his approach to acting in general, why actors are often good directors, and some of the other film and TV projects that he has in the works. Wayne Péré will join us in our second hour.

Also joining us this week will be actress and screenwriter Christina Elizabeth Smith. Christina recently joined the cast of NCIS: New Orleans, where she plays Ginny Young (the assistant to Scott Bakula’s character, Dwayne Pride), while her other TV credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the daytime dramas Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. Also an accomplished comedienne, Christina honed her skills in comedy improv with The Groundlings, 10 West, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade.

Joining the cast of a successful show midstream can be a double-edged sword for an actor. We’ll ask Christina for her thoughts on that, plus we’ll ask how she came to develop Pretext, a dramatic short that Christina wrote, produced and stars in that explores the phenomenon of pretext calling from both the POVs of rape victims and police investigators. Christina Elizabeth Smith joins us in our first hour. NCIS: New Orleans airs Tuesdays 10pm on CBS.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org and CX Radio Brazil
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 10am ET, 7am PT on Indiana Talks (Marion, IN)
Sat 10pm ET, 7pm PT on WON 920 The Apple (Brooklyn, NY)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 9am ET, 6am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 1pm ET, 10am PT CROC Radio (British Columbia, Canada)
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM and FM (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Mon 10pm ET, 7pm PT on The Radio Slot Network (San Francisco, CA)
Replays various times throughout the week on the Entertainment Channel at PWRNetwork
Tape us now, listen to us later, using DAR.fm/tvconfidential
Also available as a podcast via iTunes, Spreaker, FeedBurner, SoundCloud, Stitcher, YouTube and other platforms
Follow us online at https://www.televisionconfidential.com
Follow us now on Twitter: Twitter.com/tvconfidential
Like our Fan Page at www.facebook.com/tvconfidential
Subscribe to our YouTube page at www.youtube.com/tvconfidential
Become a patron of our show through Patreon

Please visit our new website, www.televisionconfidential.com. There, you can keep up with news of upcoming guests, as well as access the last few archived episodes of the program, for free, via the Archives page, or the Listen Now page.

TV Confidential has its own YouTube channel, YouTube.com/tvconfidential. There, you can also listen to recent episodes, on demand, and for free. If you visit our YouTube channel, please take a moment and hit the Subscribe button… and thanks!

If you listen to TV Confidential, and like what you hear, please consider supporting our efforts by becoming a patron of our show through Patreon. It’s easy to do, it will not cost you much, plus you’ll receive some cool rewards every month. To find out more, please visit https://www.patreon.com/tvconfidential (where you can also listen to the last few shows on demand, for free)… and thank you!

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 424 with guests Joni Bovill, Julian David Stone, Regina Keller Gil and Caroline Sorokoff is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 424 with guests Joni Bovill, Julian David Stone, Regina Keller Gil and Caroline Sorokoff
Original Airdates: Oct. 26-29, 2018
Listen to “TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 424 with guests Joni Bovill, Julian David Stone, Regina Keller Gil and Caroline Sorokoff” on Spreaker.
First hour: Ed welcomes back filmmaker, playwright and author Julian David Stone. Julian’s latest book, No Cameras Allowed: My Career as an Outlaw Rock ’n’ Roll Photographer: 1981-1987, is a coffee table book featuring more than 250 photographs of some of the biggest rock ’n’ roll stars of the 1980s, including Prince, U2, the Police, David Bowie, R.E.M., the Ramones, Elvis Costello, the Talking Heads, the Grateful Dead, Joan Jett, and Bruce Springsteen. None of the photos in No Cameras Allowed have ever been published before—but that is only half the story. Limited edition prints of the photographs featured in No Cameras Allowed are available through JulianDavidStone.com. Also in this hour: Ed welcomes Regina Keller Gil, executive director of the Gold Coast Arts Center, and Caroline Sorokoff, director of The Eighth Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival, which runs Nov. 2-13, 2018 in Long Island, New York. For tickets and more information, call (516) 829-2570 or visit GoldCoastFilmFestival.org. Plus: An excerpt from our 2017 tribute to Will Jordan, the actor and comedian best known for his uncanny impression of Ed Sullivan. Second hour: Ed welcomes actress and singer Joni Bovill (Bosch, Come Sunday, How to Get Away with Murder, Concussion). Topics include Joni’s deep roots in music; her work with Oscar winners Viola Davis and Chiwetel Ejiofor and Oscar nominee Will Smith; her approach to playing Rev. Yvette Flunder in Come Sunday; and her experience working with puppets on the children’s project The Word Wits.

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Television pioneer Thom Bierdz, the first openly gay actor on daytime television, on the difference between an actor and an artist; the joy that painting brings him; surviving and dealing with the murder of his mother by his paranoid schizophrenic brother; and finding solace away from Hollywood over the past few years. Thom’s latest book, Young, Gay and Restless, becomes available in both paperback and as an eBook on Thursday 11/1

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Actor Michael Dante honored last weekend at The Wild Bunch Film Festival in Wilcox, Arizona. The event included a screening of Dante’s classic Western film Winterhawk, followed by a Q&A session moderated by Charlie LeSueur

Our friend Michael Dante was honored last weekend at the third annual Wild Bunch Film Festival in Wilcox, AZ, which included a special screening of his iconic 1975 film, Winterhawk. “The audience enjoyed the film and the question and answer session with host Charlie LeSueur after the showing,” the actor and author told us. “We could have been there for hours talking about my characterization of Winterhawk and the many nuances I used to create the character, all about the magnificent horse I rode in the film and film making in general. A very enjoyable evening all about film! Many thanks to Rock and Brenda Whitehead for putting together this awesome event.”

Actor Michael Dante (right) in conversation with Charlie LeSueur at the third annual Wild Bunch Film Festival

Michael Dante as Winterhawk

A competitive event for emerging filmmakers as well as screenwriters, and we hope to inspire and encourage them to pursue courageous and bold artistic visions in the Western genre, the Wild Bunch Film Festival embraces the heart and spirit of independent Western films. The goal of the festival is to attract high profile and novice filmmakers so attendees of the festival will enjoy an array of artistic experiences of western films and individuals driven by the true and raw spirit of independent movie making. Winners of all film submissions in this year’s festival were at an awards ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 21.

Known for his appearances in hundreds of films and television shows over his five-decade career, Michael Dante closely identified with the character and principles of the legendary Blackfoot chief when he originally played Winterhawk in the 1975 film. By choosing to make Winterhawk a spiritual man, the actor added many nuances to his performance, which received praise by the San Francisco Chronicle and other publications. Dante later wrote Winterhawk’s Land, an original novella that serves as a sequel to the film. Winterhawk’s Land was published in 2017.

Our thanks to Michael Dante for filing this report, and allowing us to share these photos of the weekend with you.

Our recent conversation with Michael Dante about Winterhawk, Winterhawk’s Land and more is available online for listening on demand on our YouTube channel.

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via DGA: The Special Projects Committee of the Directors Guild of America honored actress and filmmaker Ida Lupino by showing two of her most acclaimed films this past Wednesday, Oct. 17 as part of a centenary celebration. The second woman admitted into the Directors Guild of America, Lupino was born Feb. 4, 1918

Ida Lupino. Print courtesy Kino Lorber

On October 17, 2018, the DGA Special Projects Committee hosted an evening honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary filmmaker Ida Lupino. The event featured screenings of two of her most acclaimed films — The Hitch-Hiker and The Bigamist — introduced Professor Julie Grossman, director of film studies at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, and the co-author of Ida Lupino, Director: Her Art and Resilience in Times of Transition. Lupino biographer Mary Ann Anderson, author of Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera and The

Julie Grossman (left), co-author of Ida Lupino: Director, and Mary Ann Anderson, author of Ida Lupino: Beyond the Camera and The Making of The Hitch-Hiker Illustrated. Photo courtesy DGA staff

Making of The Hitch-Hiker: Illustrated, was also in attendance that night. 

In Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker (1953), a fishing trip between two friends takes a terrifying turn when the hitchhiker they pick up turns out to be a sociopath on the run from the law who threatens to kill them as soon as they’re no longer useful. In 1998, The Hitch-Hiker was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

In Lupino’s The Bigamist (1953), a private investigator uncovers the fact that a seemingly happily married San Francisco businessman has another wife and a small child in Los Angeles.

Lupino was a true multi-hyphenate — a director, actress, writer and producer. Her acting career included over 100 film and television projects, most notably the features High SierraThe Hard Way and Ladies in Retirement, and her Emmy-nominated role in the series Mr. Adams and Eve. Her directing career began with uncredited work on Not Wanted and continued with the feature films Never FearOutrageHard, Fast and BeautifulThe BigamistThe Trouble with Angels; and The Hitch-Hiker, the first film noir directed by a woman. Lupino’s episodic television directing career was much more prolific, with episodes of such popular series as BewitchedGilligan’s IslandThe Ghost & Mrs. Muir and The Twilight Zone — where she was the only female director in its original 156-episode run. Lupino joined the DGA in 1950 and passed away in 1995.

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