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|Also Known As:||Died:||September 12, 1993|
|Born:||May 21, 1917||Cause of Death:||cancer|
|Birth Place:||New Westminster, British Columbia, CA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Cast (feature film)
Perry Mason is challenged to solve a case that revolves around a murder on the set of a daytime soap opera.
When a manipulative businesswoman is murdered, her valuable anti-aging cosmetics formula is stolen.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. When the obnoxious owner of a talk radio station is murdered, Della Street's friend is accused and Perry Mason is called upon to help prove her innocence.
A television movie sequel of the NBC series "Ironside," which aired from 1967 to 1975. When the Denver Chief of Police is murdered, Ironside is coaxed out of retirement to help select a new chief. His examination of the possible candidates prompts a private investigation into the murder.
A television movie in the series of Perry Mason telefilms. Mason defends a young rock star accused of killing an univited guest at her wedding.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. When a tabloid/talk show host is murdered, each of the women with whom he claimed to have had a torrid affair becomes a suspect.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A painter, believed to have died in an accident, returns to make allegations that a gallery owner is selling counterfeits of his work. Later, the artist is found murdered in his studio.
Comedy about a soap opera writer who wakes up after a car accident and finds himself living inside his soap opera.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A magician is accused of murder when his illusion involving the levitation of a glass coffin results in the death of his assistant.
In the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms, a television reporter is wrongfully accused of murdering the news team's anchorman.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. Mason seeks to clear former mobster Johnny Sorrento, accused of murdering his wife.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A powerful fashion columnist is murdered.
Story of western pioneer John George 'Kootenai' Brown, who settled in Alberta, Canada, and became the first park ranger of Waterton Lakes National Park.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. Perry Mason's former law student is charged with the murder of his wife, a temperamental pop star.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. Violence erupts when Perry Mason jets to Paris to defend a U.S. Marine Corps Captain. He is accused of murdering a man suspected of being the Nazi SS Officer who ran a forced labor camp where his mother was interned. Mason discover
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. An angry author is accused of murdering her scheming ex-husband at a mystery-writers' convention.
A television movie in the ongoing series of "Perry Mason" telefilms. A 13-year-old girl persuades Perry Mason to defend her father, who is accused of murdering an unscrupulous high-stakes gambler and political-campaign manager.
A television movie broadcast as part of the Perry Mason series of telefilms. An injured pro-hockey star is accused of murdering his former employer, a multi-millionaire sports mogul.
In this "Perry Mason" television movie, the director of a Broadway-bound musical is killed during the tryouts. Although Perry Mason can provide an iron-clad alibi for the accused, his testimony is questioned because he had taken a sedative. Realizing he is the young man's only hope, Mason volunteers
A student is found murdered in the mock courtroom of a law school where Perry Mason is the guest lecturer. Against the wishes of the victim's father, who is an old friend of Mason's, the lawyer decides to defend the accused. Complicating matters, the defendant can't keep his rich and uninhibited ex-
The third "Perry Mason" television movie for the 1987-88 season deals with the events surrounding a woman who suddenly disappears after an early morning walk. When her husband is accused of murder, Perry Mason is called in to defend him and uncovers a kidnapping/murder conspiracy.
A television movie featuring the legendary attorney Perry Mason. Mason defends a man he had sentenced to prison when he was an appellate-court judge. Now, 18 months after the sentencing, a new witness turns up to prove the man's innocence. Mason steps in to defend the man.
A television movie featuring the famous criminal lawyer Perry Mason. In the film, Perry Mason attends a charity party at the estate of a very wealthy but sleazy publisher, Harlan Wade, who, after the party, is found dead in his pool. Mason defends a former employee of the publishing house and learns
Perry Mason returns in the fifth television movie about the famed lawyer. This time around, a publisher is accused of murdering a successful horror novelist in a haunted hotel.
This sixth Perry Mason television movie features the criminal lawyer investigating the murder of a former madam, and uncovering a multi-million-dollar banking fraud in the process.
In this fourth Perry Mason television movie, the famous attorney is asked by his former lover to defend her husband against murder charges that could destroy both their careers.
The second of Perry Mason reunion movies with Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale (following their earlier continuing portrayals of Mason and ever-faithful secretary Della Street between 1957 and 1966) has the venerable lawyer defending a young nun accused of murdering a priest with whom, it was rumored,
Raymond Burr recreates his characterization of the famous attorney, Perry Mason, for the third time in this television movie, as he defends an actor accused of shooting a television talk show host in front of an audience. Despite the threat of losing the friendship of a beautiful woman, he refuses t
Raymond Burr reprises his performance as television''s most celebrated attorney in this movie in which Perry Mason, now an appellate court judge, is forced to resign his post to defend his former secretary, Della Street, on a murder charge.
After the mysterious destruction of a Russian nuclear sub, it is concluded by Japan's prime minister that Godzilla is returning to Japan, and a reporter, a scientist, a girl and her brother are caught in between.
This time around the ill-fated aircraft of the original version, AIRPLANE!, is now a Moon-bound space shuttle but the same crew of loonies are still at the controls, along with some additional cameo appearances by such veteran stars as Sonny Bono, Chuck Connors, Rip Torn, Richard Jaeckel, Sandahl Bergman, John Dehner, and Jack Jones.
Here's what happens to a cast of television luminaries when the lights go out in a major city and the looters take over, with councilman Robert Culp, police captain Don Meredith, mayor Raymond Burr, and power official George DiCenzo trying to keep things cool while playing politics.
A potential series of Biblical stories. The pilot presentation tells the Old Testament story of Esther, the beautiful Jewish girl who is wrested from her fiancee by the King of Persia to become his reluctant queen.
A deranged engineer, bent on revenge for the death of his wife and daughter, sets two passenger trains on a collision course, and con-man Mike Connors puts his life on the line to ward off the crash.
This outrageous carbon copy of "Gone With the Wind" had a petulant, self-centered Southern belle fighting not only to keep herself the center of attraction among her countless beaux but also to hold on to the family homestead when the Union Army comes marching through, and then it veers off into a s
Burr again portrays a no-nonsense lawyer in this pilot for a prospective series, this time a prominent attorney who in early life spent seven years behind bars for a crime he did not commit and now has established a foundation dedicated to helping those wrongly accused and unjustly convicted, giving
Coming back from an extended business trip, Frank discovers that his girlfriend Janie is now working at a new resort hotel where the owner has given her a permanent place to stay, as well as other gifts, in exchange for her affections. In the course of fighting over this development, tensions between Frank and Janie escalate out of control until he is holding her hostage in a standoff with the police. As the negotiators try to talk Frank into giving himself up, the desperate man feels himself being pushed further and further into a corner.
This was the pilot film for Burr's brief (Spring 1977) series about an investigative reporter given a free hand by the head of a chain of newspapers and TV stations, here uncovering a plot to use nuclear power plants to take over the world.
After many years in the fictional world of criminal law, first as Perry Mason and then as Robert T. Ironside, Burr returned to familiar ground in this pilot about a prominent lawyer with a tarnished reputation who defends a young man charged with committing homicide in prison.
Wheelchair-bound Ironside and cop-turned-priest Sarge Swanson team up to solve a series of murders among the clergy in this second pilot to Kennedy's "Sarge" show which ran for several months in late 1971.
Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money.
An executive''''s wife barters sex for her husband''''s business success.
A public relations man defies his boss to court a beautiful client.
A young westerner''''s life is on the line when he stumbles on a notorious gunman''''s hideout.
Nuclear tests awaken a prehistoric monster.
The Civil War triggers unrest in Colorado.
A police captain's emotions get in the way when his daughter is kidnapped.
A Westerner turns preacher to overcome his shady past.
A murder witness masquerades as a twelve-year-old to escape the killers.
In old Spanish California, dashing cattleman Juan Obregon returns to the rancho of his friend Gaspar Melo, to find he's fathered a son on Rosa, one of Gaspar's identical twin daughters. Overjoyed, he plans to formalize his "unofficial" marriage. But trouble brews; Melo's land is of unclear title and the new Don Domingo hopes to grab it for his own profit. Violence results. Without even knowing who survived, Juan (accompanied by Rosa's tomboy sister Tonya) rides for revenge, through spectacular pastoral and wilderness scenery.
At sinister carnival The Garden of Evil, the main attraction is Goliath, "world's largest gorilla...cost the lives of 1,000 men before his capture." Barker Joey Matthews is about to enter the gorilla act, teamed with seductive mantrap Laverne, the owner's wife. Then a man is found dead of a broken neck. Was it Goliath or someone wearing Joey's gorilla suit? Detective Sgt. Garrison finds four interlocked romantic triangles among the suspects...
Richard Egan, Dawn Addams, Raymond Burr, Patric Knowles, Paul Cavanagh. Richard Egan, leader of the British Lancers romances the commander''s daughter in between skirmishes with the Russian-backed border tribesmen in India.
A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building.
A tailor''''s apprentice fills in for the famed Italian lover.
Cleopatra seduces Marc Anthony into helping her conquer the world.
A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can't remember the details of the encounter.
The king of the jungle fights off ivory poachers.
Richard Greene, Paula Raymond, Raymond Burr, Dona Drake, Lee Van Cleef, Frank Puglia, Nestor Paiva, Michael Ansara. Mario and Carlos, twin brothers separated at birth, are reunited after many years and make a pact to overthrow the evil ruler of their Corsica homeland. Complications arise when Carlos falls in love with Mario''s wife and lies and deceit split the brothers apart
Danny Wilson and partner Mike make a meager living singing in dives and hustling pool. One night they meet entertainer Joy Carroll, who gets them a job at racketeer Nick Driscoll's posh nightclub. But Nick wants a high price: half of Danny's future income. Danny's career skyrockets, but his position at the top of the heap, and his one-sided romance with Joy, prove extremely unstable.
Brothers Dan and Neil Hammond return to Texas after the Civil War. Ambitious Dan turns to rustling and then shady land deals to build an empire. Being held for a murder, he is rescued from a lynch mob by Neil, who is now the Marshal, but there is eventually a falling out between the brothers, good triumphing over evil.
A salvage diver is accused of murder while hunting a mysterious treasure.
When the police hunt for a child killer cramps their style, the criminal underworld tries to track him down.
An ambitious young man wins an heiress' heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend's pregnancy.
Deep in the South American jungle plantation manager Barney Chavez (Raymond Burr) kills his elderly employer in order to get to his beautiful wife (Barbara Payton). However, an old native witch witnesses the crime and puts a curse on Barney, who soon after finds himself turning nightly into a rampaging gorilla. But is his transformation real or is it all in his head?
Captain Hunt of the cavalry is trying to promote good relations with the Indian chief Acoma. But Hunt's superiors in the military insist on pursuing policies that will provoke a conflict, and Chief Acoma is not willing to let himself be insulted.
A deported gangster causes problems for guests at a Mexican resort.
A dethroned ruler becomes a masked avenger to win back his throne and his ladylove.
A small-town reporter investigates a mysterious group holed up in a country lodge.
Two mayors meet and fall in love during a convention in San Francisco.
A policewoman goes undercover to infiltrate a drug smuggling ring.
The editor of a sleazy tabloid newspaper has been borrowing money from his lover, the wife of a rich theatrical producer, and promises to marry her when she gets a divorce. However, the husband refuses to grant her a divorce, and takes back all the money and jewelry he has given her. The editor sees her husband leaving her apartment and, seeing his opportunity, kills her, takes all his IOUs (and the jewelry) and frames the husband for the murder.
A theatre troupe gets mixed up with gangsters when they stumble upon stolen goods.
Hypnotist uses his powers for revenge against King Louis XV's court.
An embezzler's revenge on the businessman who turned him in leads to a bloody vendetta.
The legendary lover saves his queen from treason.
A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is killed before he can talk, but, with the help of a showgirl, the detective learns that the wife had used stolen papers from a girl friend to enter college after she had stolen $40,000 from the night club where she worked. The detective eventually learns that the husband had killed his wife when he discovered her past in order to avoid a scandal, and had hired the detective to try and frame him for the killing.
When the gangster for whom he took the rap welches, a convict breaks out of prison to get revenge.
A married insurance man falls for a criminal''s girlfriend.
The FBI and Scotland Yard join forces to stop security leaks at a nuclear power plant.
A federal agent takes on a gang of gold thieves.
Horace Vendig shows himself to the world as a rich philanthropist. In fact, the history of his rise from his unhappy broken home shows this to be far from the case. After being taken in by richer neighbours he started to exhibit an obsessive and selfish urge to make more and more money, loving and leaving women at will to further this end.
A dedicated priest tries to reform a group of homeless boys in turn-of-the-century St. Louis.
Claudette Colbert wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she can't remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.
Knowing the railroad is coming, Carter is after the rancher's land. Bob and Chito return just in time to save Banker Stockton and his money from Carter's men. When Stockton then lends the ranchers money, Carter has them burned out. Bob knows Carter is responsible and when Carter's henchman Saunders is recognized, Bob goes into action.
An innocent trucker takes it on the lam when he's accused of robbery.
An ex-con sets up a program to straighten out hard-core prisoners.
A woman writer falls for a war hero who''''s a perfect match for the hero of her latest novel.
A documentary following the 20th-Century exodus of 40,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel.
A celebrity benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, featuring music, songs, dance and comedy. Features nearly 175 stars of stage, screen, sports, and fashion.
A documentary examining the 31-year Perry Mason phenomenon on television.
NBC's annual New Year's Eve telecast of the King Orange Jamboree Parade, live from Miami, Florida.
Captain Cousteau and his crew explore the seas of Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America. The program marks the debut of the windship Alcyone which shares expedition duties with the familiar Calypso.
A special featuring more than 100 stars and highlights from the most memorable moments in radio and television history spanning six decades on America's first broadcast network. NBC stars, past and present, recall, via film clips and personal memories, unforgettable moments from the past 60 years. H
A live three-hour telecast from Pasadena, California, of the thirty-eighth Annual Emmy Awards which honors excellence in the television industry. David Letterman and Shelley Long are this year's co-hosts. Veteran comedian Red Skelton, recipient of this year's coveted Governor's Award by the Board of
Egyptologist Robin Ellis and American reporter Eva Marie Saint uncover King Tut's burial site but wealthy profiteer Raymond Burr tries to make sure that the valuable artifacts in its chambers never leave the country. Initially broadcast in one hour segments on consecutive nights, it subsequently has
An anti-pollution program of skits and songs that voices that hackneyed and generally ignored appeal, "Keep America beautiful."
An hour of music, song, and comedy.
Captain Cousteau, the crew of the Calypso, and an entourage of scientists and filmmakers examine the land of Haiti, home to almost six million and more densely populated that India. The poverty, the dire health problems, and the danger to sea and land resources are seen in the poorest country in the
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A two-part, four-hour chronicle following two of Jesus' disciples, from his crucifixion and the three decades that followed in which they strive to keep Christ's faith alive to their fate in Rome of approximately A.D. 64, with the beheading of Paul and the crucifixion of Peter. Aside from the two le
An epic miniseries about the making of America -- the most ambitious project ever filmed for television -- this filming of James Michener's 1,100-page saga that spanned the decades from the late eighteenth century to the present ended up as a 26 1/2 hour movie irregularly scheduled over four months
Cast (TV Mini-Series)
A two-part miniseries based on the novel by Stuart Woods. A respected lawyer/politician about to undertake a campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate is forced to defend a young white man for the brutal murder of a black activist. Sequel to the 1983 miniseries "Chiefs."
A poor New York teenager of the mid-1930s is forced into prostitution despite sincere efforts to make a living otherwise, and ultimately she becomes the city's most famous madam. An Emmy Award nomination went to Yvonne Wood for her period costumes. Subsequently shown in two parts over four hours.
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