“Forgotten Hollywood”- PBS Presents The Roosevelts…

Posted on September 14, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   TONIGHT the journey begins!

   THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It’s the initial time in a major documentary television series their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative  This seven-part, fourteen hour film follows this political dynasty for over a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962.

The Roosevelts

   It’s produced by Ken Burns for PBS. Actors such as Meryl Streep, Edward Hermann, Paul Giamatti, Eli Wallach, and John Lithgow are vocally featured. Also interviewed — George Will, Doris Kearns Goodwin, H.W. Brands, and David McCullough. Peter Coyote narrates the piece. The program runs all week until next Saturday.


   Denny Miller (below) was best known for his regular role as Duke Shannon on Wagon Train, his guest-starring appearances on Gilligan’s Island, and the 1959 film version of Tarzan. For fourteen years, he also played the Gorton’s Fisherman in television commercials.

Denny-Miller-Rex   duke-shannon

   A product of UCLA basketball, under the tutelage of John Wooden, he opted for an acting career, instead. Miller was discovered on Sunset Boulevard by a Hollywood agent who signed him with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. His screen test was directed by George Cukor. Though his favorite assignment was in The Party, starring Peter Sellers, the majority or work came from the small screen, appearing in The Rifleman, Have Gun Will Travel, The High Chaparral, Gunsmoke, The Fugitive, I Dream of Jeannie, The Brady Bunch, Alice, Magnum P.I., Hawaii 5-0Quincy M.E., and Battlestar Galactica.

   Denny Miller was 80.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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