Tag Archives: James Garner Nichols

This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Marcia Strassman, Kristoffer Tabori and George Loros star in Part 1 of the two-part episode “Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die,” airing on Oct. 19, 1979

ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WILL NEVER DIE (Part 1) Original Air Date: October 19, 1979 Synopsis. Pop music superstar Tim Ritchie (played by Kristoffer Tabori), already facing a palimony lawsuit by his former live-in girlfriend Diane Bjornstrom, hires Rockford to … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Joseph Mascolo and Conchata Farrell star in “Crack Back,” airing Mar. 25, 1977

CRACK BACK Original Air Date: March 25, 1977 Synopsis. Beth hires Jim to find a woman who allegedly could clear her client, pro football player Davey Woodhull, of first-degree murder charges. Meanwhile, just as Woodhull’s trial begins, Beth is harassed … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Susan Strasberg stars in “A Bad Deal in the Valley,” airing Mar. 19, 1976

A BAD DEAL IN THE VALLEY Original Air Date: March 19, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford dates Karen Stiles (played by Susan Strasberg), whose father Sam Stiles served time with him at San Quentin. Karen, a real estate agent, asks Rockford to … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Louis Gossett Jr. stars in “Foul on the First Play,” airing Mar. 12, 1976

FOUL ON THE FIRST PLAY Original Air Date: Mar. 12, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford learns that his conniving parole officer Marcus Hayes (played by Louis Gossett Jr.) has become a private investigator (after he was fired by the Parole Board). Marcus … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: “To Protect and Serve,” the two-parter that introduced George Loros as “Anthony Boy” Gaglio, airs on Mar. 11, 1977

TO PROTECT AND SERVE (Part 1) Original Air Date: March 11, 1977 Synopsis. New York attorney Michael Kelly hires Rockford to locate his fiance Patsy Fossler, who apparently fled to Los Angeles after she abruptly canceled their wedding a few … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: “Roundabout,” the episode with perhaps the slowest chase in the history of television, airs on Mar. 7, 1975

ROUNDABOUT Original Air Date: March 7, 1975 Synopsis. An insurance company hires Jim to deliver a $10,000 check to Nancy Wade, the sole beneficiary of her late mother’s policy. Rockford travels to Las Vegas, where Nancy works as a lounge … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Dennis Dugan, Harold Gould, Kim Hunter, and Robert Webber star in “Never Send a Boy King to Do a Man’s Job,” airing Mar. 3, 1979

NEVER SEND A BOY KING TO DO A MAN’S JOB Original Air Date: March 3, 1979 Synopsis. Ruthless sports promoter Harold “Jack” Coombs (played by  Robert Webber) strongarms Richie Brockelman’s father (Harold Gould) into selling the family printing plant, which … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Neva Patterson stars in “Just by Accident,” airing Feb. 28, 1975

JUST BY ACCIDENT Original Air Date: February 28, 1975 Synopsis. Demolition derby driver Billy Jo Hartman’s plans to retire from the field and move onto dirt racing are cut short when his car is pushed off a cliff by a … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Kathleen Nolan and Irene Yah-Ling star in “New Life, Old Dragons,” airing Feb. 25, 1977

NEW LIFE, OLD DRAGONS Original Air Date: February 25, 1977 Synopsis. Irene Yah-Ling stars as Pham Vam Mai, a Vietnamese refugee who wants Rockford to find her brother Vinh. Mai believes that Vinh was abducted by a trio of former … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Jackie Cooper, Pernell Roberts, Howard Hesseman, and Simon Oakland star in “The House on Willis Avenue,” Dennis Dugan’s first appearance as Richie Brockelman, airing Feb. 24, 1978

THE HOUSE ON WILLIS AVENUE (Two-hour episode) Original Air Date: February 24, 1978 Synopsis. Rockford and greenhorn investigator Richie Brockelman probe the suspicious circumstances surrounding the accidental death of their mentor, veteran P.I. Joe Tooley, who died in the middle … Continue reading

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