Thursday, January 28, 2010
TV Confidential Archives: Jan. 25, 2010
Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jack Klugman (The Odd Couple, Quincy, M.E., Tony and Me) joins Ed and Frankie in the first hour as they look back at Jack's longtime friendship with actor Tony Randall, their many collaborations on stage and television, and how Tony encouraged Jack to return to acting after losing his voice to cancer. Then in the second hour, Ed and Frankie welcome author Paul Green (Pete Duel: A Biography) as they remember Alias Smith and Jones, the popular TV Western from the early 1970s whose history has been overshadowed by the suicide of series star Pete Duel on Dec. 30, 1971. The hour also includes excerpts from Ed's 1996 interview with Roy Huggins in which Roy discusses Duel's final day on the set of Smith and Jones, as well as the decision to replace him with Roger Davis in the role of Hannibal Heyes.