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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Screen legend Lauren Bacall stars in the two-hour episode “Lions, Tigers, Monkeys, and Dogs,” airing Oct. 12, 1979

LIONS, TIGERS, MONKEYS, AND DOGS Original Air Date: October 12, 1979  Synopsis. A chance meeting at a posh Beverly Hills restaurant brings Rockford to the attention of the elegant Princess Irene Rachevsky, who wants to hire the private investigator to … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: James Garner files his lawsuit against Universal Studios on Oct. 11, 1983 over his share of profits from The Rockford Files. The case would play out in court over the next six years before both sides reached a settlement in April 1989

LEARN MORE about this episode in the revised third edition of 45 YEARS OF THE ROCKFORD FILES, featuring more than sixty new pages of never before published information about both the original Rockford Files and the CBS reunion movies, including … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Janet MacLachlan, Robert Webber and Michael Conrad star in “The Deep Blue Sleep,” airing Oct. 10, 1975

THE DEEP BLUE SLEEP Original Air Date: October 10, 1975 Synopsis. Police classify the death of premier fashion model Margaux Adams as either accidental or suicidal. But Beth, one of Margaux’s best friends, suspects foul play—particularly since she received a … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Kim Richards, Burt Young, and Ken Swofford star in “The Family Hour,” airing Oct. 8, 1976

THE FAMILY HOUR Original Air Date: October 8, 1976 Synopsis. Jim and Rocky’s fishing trip to Baja is interrupted when they discover nine-year-old Marin Rose Gaily sitting outside Jim’s trailer. While Rocky takes care of Marin, Jim searches for her … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Bo Hopkins makes his first appearance as John Cooper in “The Jersey Bounce,” airing Oct. 6, 1978

THE JERSEY BOUNCE Original Air Date: October 6, 1978 Synopsis. Rocky and his neighbors have been harassed by Eugene Conigliaro and Mickey Long, a pair of lowbrow hustlers who are anxious to ingratiate themselves with mob boss Artie Nodzak. Conigliaro … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Alias Bart Maverick,” Richard Long’s first appearance as Gentleman Jack Darby, airs on Oct. 5, 1958

ALIAS BART MAVERICK Original Airdate: October 5, 1958 Synopsis. Outside Crescent City, Bart encounters Gentleman Jack Darby (played by Richard Long), a fugitive wanted for embezzlement by the Missouri Surety Company. Although innocent of that charge (a dishonest bank clerk … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Mills Watson guest stars in “Exit Prentiss Carr,” airing Oct. 4, 1974

EXIT PRENTISS CARR Original Air Date: October 4, 1974 Synopsis. Rockford’s old flame Janet Carr hires him to tail her philandering husband Prentiss. Rockford locates Prentiss at the Bay City Motel, but he finds the man dead—an apparent murder victim. … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr stars in “You Can’t Beat the Percentage,” airing Oct. 4, 1959

YOU CAN’T BEAT THE PERCENTAGE Original Airdate: October 4, 1959 Synopsis. Bart arrives in the town of Arroyo after receiving a letter Myra (played by Karen Steele), a saloon girl whom he met long ago in Missouri. Myra tells Bart … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 2 of “Gearjammers!” airs on Oct. 3, 1975

GEARJAMMERS! (Conclusion) Original Air Date: October 3, 1975 Synopsis. Rocky’s life becomes endangered after he inadvertently witnesses an illegal business transaction between his trucker friend Johnny LoSalvo and LoSalvo’s ruthless boss Hammel, who has plotted to hijack six of his … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Jack Cassidy stars in “The Art Lovers,” airing Oct. 1, 1961

THE ART LOVERS Original Airdate: October 1, 1961 Synopsis. In San Francisco, Bart becomes a servant to railroad tycoon Paul Sutton in order to pay off a $25,000 gambling debt. Sutton faces bankruptcy—a new railroad project has encountered delays, and … Continue reading

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