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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: John Dehner stars in “Shady Deal at Sunny Acres,” James Garner’s favorite episode and arguably the most famous Maverick of all, airing Nov. 23, 1958

SHADY DEAL AT SUNNY ACRES Original Airdate: November 23, 1958 Synopsis. Bret wins $15,000 playing poker in Sunny Acres, Colorado. He deposits the money with the town’s banker, John Bates, but when he tries to withdraw some of his money the … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. makes his first appearance as Dandy Jim Buckley in “Stampede,” airing Nov. 17, 1957

STAMPEDE! Original Airdate: November 17, 1957 Synopsis. Bret teams with Dandy Jim Buckley to settle the score with Tony Cadiz, a cadaverous gambler who took the both of them for $12,000 (and left Bret for dead). Cadiz is traveling to … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. stars as Dandy Jim Buckley in “The Jail at Junction Flats,” airing Nov. 9, 1958

THE JAIL AT JUNCTION FLATS Original Airdate: November 9, 1958 Synopsis. In Broken Wheel, Wyoming, Bret bumps into the “new” Dandy Jim Buckley, who claims that he’s now making an honest living selling horses. Buckley promises Maverick double his money … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. stars as Dandy Jim Buckley in “High Card Hangs,” airing Oct. 19, 1958

HIGH CARD HANGS Original Airdate: October 19, 1958 Synopsis. Bart and Dandy Jim Buckley join a mining camp in the Black Hills, where they await an opportunity to play poker with the other miners. While panning for gold, they meet … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 477.6: Tribute to Edd “Kookie” Byrnes is now available online for listening on demand

Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb Original Airdates: Jan. 17-19, 2020 TVC 477.6: A remembrance of Edd “Kookie” Byrnes, the iconic star of 77 Sunset Strip and Grease who was also arguably TV’s first teenage heartthrob. Please follow and like … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 470.5 with guest Ruta Lee is now available online for listening on demand

The One and Only Ruta Lee, Part 2 Original Airdates: Nov. 1-3, 2019 TVC 470.5: Part 2 of our conversation with Ruta Lee, the legendary singer, actress, and philanthropist (The Thalians) who has left her mark on movies, TV, and … Continue reading

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Ruta Lee, The Emperor, and The Marx Brothers on TV: Next on TVC

Singer/actress Ruta Lee and actor Roman Mitichyan will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Nov. 1-3 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay Area Friday 11/1 7pm ET, 4pm PT 10pm ET, 7pm PT … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 468.3 with guest Ruta Lee is now available online for listening on demand

The One and Only Ruta Lee Original Airdates: Oct. 18-20, 2019 TVC 468.3: Part 1 of a two-part conversation with actress, singer, dancer, philanthropist, and showbiz legend Ruta Lee (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Witness for the Prosecution, Sergeants Three, … Continue reading

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Ruta Lee, Biffle and Shooster, plus Music That’s Lost in the Stars: Next on TVC

Actress and humanitarian Ruta Lee will join us, along with Will Ryan, Nick Santa Maria and Michael Schlesinger (The Misadventures of Biffle and Shooster), actor and author James Rosin (People, Places & Me) and singer Roberta Livetow (Lost in the … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Ruta Lee, one of the grande dames of the entertainment industry, shares a few memories of her storied career in stage, film, and television, and some of the life lessons that she learned from Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Gail Patrick, and others who mentored her. Ruta’s memoirs, CONSIDER YOUR ASS KISSED, are targeted for publication in 2020. For more information on The Thalians, the charitable organization that Ruta co-founded with Debbie Reynolds and which currently works with UCLA Operation Mend to provide free surgical, medical, and psychological treatment for post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families, go to Thalians.org

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