This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Kathleen Crowley stars as “Kiz,” airing Dec. 4, 1960

  1. KIZ
    Original Airdate: December 4, 1960

Synopsis. In Virginia City, Beau crashes a party thrown by Kiz Bouchet (played by Kathleen Crowley), an eccentric socialite with a penchant for smoking cigars, playing poker, and fighting fires. Believing that her life is in danger, and recognizing Beau as a fellow free spirit, Kiz hires Maverick to protect her. 

As a gag, director Robert Douglas asked guest star Kathleen Crowley to wear the jet black wig she needed for “Kiz” when she first reported to the set. The stunt worked. Crowley, who was certainly no stranger around the Warner Bros. lot (she appeared frequently on many of the series that were filmed there at the time, including Maverick), made such a convincing brunette that everyone on the set wondered who “the new actress” was. We’ll see Crowley again in “Dade City Dodge,” “The Troubled Heir,” and the final episode of the series, “One of Our Trains is Missing.”

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