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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “The Queen of Peru,” Gretchen Corbett’s final appearance as Beth Davenport, airs on Dec. 16, 1977

THE QUEEN OF PERU Original Air Date: December 16, 1977 Synopsis. An insurance company hires Rockford to help them recover a stolen diamond worth more than a million dollars. “The Queen of Peru” marks Gretchen Corbett’s final appearance as Beth … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “Just a Coupla Guys,” an episode that David Chase reportedly revisited when he began to develop The Sopranos, airs on Dec. 14, 1979

JUST A COUPLA GUYS Original Air Date: December 14, 1979 Synopsis. Renee Lombard flies Rockford to Newark, New Jersey to help her father Joe, a prominent member of the Catholic Church (and, unbeknownst to Rockford, a former mobster). Tony Martine, … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Larry Hagman, Ron Masak, and Denny Miller star in “Forced Retirement,” the episode that marked the first of Rockford’s four appearances as Jimmy Joe Meeker, airing Dec. 9, 1977

FORCED RETIREMENT Original Air Date: December 9, 1977 Synopsis. Beth asks Jim to investigate the Minerva project, a highly speculative offshore drilling venture whose investors include Beth’s boss. “Forced Retirement” marks the first appearance of Jimmy Joe Meeker, the Oklahoma … Continue reading

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