#HarryLanders , who co-starred on #BenCasey and appeared on many classic TV shows including #Mannix and #StarTrek , has died at the age of 96. Landers got into acting when #BetteDavis met him & paid his SAG fee after hearing about a heroic act while he was in the Merchant Marines.
First, I want to say that though it's been a week since we lost our favorite clown, still can't believe that, I hope everyone is doing well. Now getting to the picture above. After coming across a post made by @jerrylewism a couple of days ago about the tv series Ben Casey in which Jerry directed and starred in, I decided to look it up and watch it. And I must say, I wasn't disappointed. Jerry did a fantastic job as Dr. Dennis Green. If anyone has/had doubts about his acting abilities, this episode would/should convince you. I would say, however, that when the show starts it feels like Jerry being Jerry, but it's when the episode progresses that you can see this man had some serious acting chops. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Photo: Jerry directing actors Vince Edwards (Dr. Ben Casey) and Sam Jaffe (Dr. David Zorba) on the set of Ben Casey season 4, episode 22 "A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow." •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••#OldHollywood#1960s#JerryLewis#VinceEdwards#SamJaffe#Comedian#Actors#60s#BenCasey •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Credit: Pinterest
Jerry in the medical drama series Ben Casey, for which he directed the episode "A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow" that aired in March, 1965. ❤ Jerry played the part of Doctor Green, a highly capable resident doctor with dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon. These dreams are made complicated by the fact that his character is unable to handle the mortality of his patients and the sorrow of relatives, coping with his problems in ways that have other doctors questioning wether or not he's fit to achieve his goals.
Jerry and actor Vince Edwards, who played the starring role of Doctor Ben Casey, had a power struggle during the filming of this episode. When Jerry asked Edwards to cue another actor by reading offstage lines Edwards refused and told Jerry to have the script girl to read them in his place. Edwards started to head for his dressing room, and Jerry warned him that if he left the set, he'd stay off the set. When Edwards didn't listen, Jerry told him once more that he couldn't come back on the set if he refused to take orders from Jerry, being the director. Edwards left, and as a consequence Jerry had Edwards barred not only from the set, but also the studio lot while the episode was finished. About a month after the incident, Edwards wrote Jerry a letter of apology, admitting that he'd been wrong. 😆
#tbt Ben Casey es una serie de televisión estadounidense, un drama médico, que fue emitido a través de la red televisiva ABC desde 1961 hasta 1966, en 5 temporadas, con un total de 153 episodios de 60 minutos de duración. Protagonizada por Vince Edwards. Aunque yo estaba muy Niño, guardo un bonito recuerdo de esta serie sobre un médico noble y dedicado a sus pacientes. #seriesfavoritas#bencasey#vinceedwards
#GlendaFarrell#birthday#June30 , #1904 – May 1, #1971 American #actress of #film , #television , and #theater . 🔴She is best known for her role as #TorchyBlane in the Warner Bros.' Torchy Blane film series and the Academy Award-nominated films Little Caesar (1931), I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), and Lady for a Day (1933). With a career spanning more than 50 years, Appeared in over 100 films and television series, as well as numerous Broadway plays. She received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb 8, 1960, and won an #Emmy Award for best supporting actress for her performance in television #series#BenCasey in 1963.
Long story on these clippings but they are one of my greatest finds. They are the original Ben Casey comic strips from a number of 1966 newspapers. It's hard to believe that they are 51 years old! You may ask why I kept them. Simple. The artist who did the work is @thenealadams. This guy's work is not only visually stunning but his contributions to the comic book industry are legendary. If you don't know who Neal is you may want to check him out. I've been collecting his work since I was a teen and I've never been disappointed.