Deborah Adair


Biography

Deborah Adair is known and remembered for her work on some of the most popular and beloved daytime soap-opera programs, such as "The Young and the Restless," "Santa Barbara," and "Days of Our Lives." Her role as Kate Roberts on the last-mentioned sudsy melodrama was her most successful soap venture and won her a Soap Opera Digest Award. Despite her success in daytime theatrics, Adair is ...

Biography

Deborah Adair is known and remembered for her work on some of the most popular and beloved daytime soap-opera programs, such as "The Young and the Restless," "Santa Barbara," and "Days of Our Lives." Her role as Kate Roberts on the last-mentioned sudsy melodrama was her most successful soap venture and won her a Soap Opera Digest Award. Despite her success in daytime theatrics, Adair is equally well-remembered for her frequent work on many of producer Aaron Spelling's most successful night-time programs, including "Dynasty," "The Love Boat," and, in the 1990s, "Melrose Place" (which her husband, Chip Hayes, co-produced, co-wrote, and directed), as well as the television movie "Rich Men, Single Women." Adair also guest starred on a number of non-soap-opera programs, such as the geriatric amateur-sleuth show "Murder, She Wrote," the resourceful-bricoleur actioner "MacGyver," and the grit-meets-glitz cop-show powerhouse "Miami Vice." Adair gave up the glamour of working in front of the cameras in 1995 to raise her family.

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Annie (1982) -- President Roosevelt Called Three Times After a big musical number celebrating her arrival at the home of billionaire Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks (Albert Finney), Aileen Quinn (the “Little Orphan” title character) hides as the man makes his first appearance, confronting his aide Miss Farrell (Ann Reinking), in producer Ray Stark and director John Huston’s Annie, 1982.
Annie (1982) -- She's A Drunk! Hired orphanage boss Miss Hannigan (Carol Burnett) had assumed she was about to get busted for various drunken deeds but is much happier when she realizes Miss Farrell (Ann Reinking) represents a billionaire interested in temporary adoption, the title character (Aileen Quinn) volunteering, early in Annie, 1982.
Annie (1982) -- I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here A bigger-still production number, shot inside Wilson Hall, Monmouth University in Long Branch, NJ, John Huston directing with choreography by Arlene Phillips to a tune by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin from the original Broadway hit, Aileen Quinn (title character) supported by Anne Reinking (as Miss Farrell) and other members of the Warbucks household, in Annie, 1982.
Annie (1982) -- It's The Hard-Knock Life Immediately following the restrained first number, the girls (Aileen Queen the “Little Orphan” title character, Toni Ann Gisondi as little Molly) have scared up their minder, Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan, director John Huston exercising a tight grip in his first musical, song by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, choreography by Arlene Phillips, production design by Dale Hennesy, in producer Ray Stark’s Annie, 1982.
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) - Better Than Alice Faye Opening flourish from director Martin Scorsese, young Alice (Mia Bendixsen) with Alice Faye's take on "You'll Never Know," then Mott The Hoople with Ian Hunter's "All The Way From Memphis," grown-up Alice (Ellen Burstyn) with son Tom (Alfred Lutter), in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, 1974.
Threat, The (1949) - We Need Gas Escaped killer Kluger (Charles McGraw) is inside the truck, with his hostages, on whom he plots revenge, tied up in a sedan, so his man Lefty (Frank Richards) and hijacked trucker Turner (Don McGuire) are the front-men, encountering cop Kenneth Patterson and grease monkey Peter Duchow, in The Threat, 1949.
M (1931) - You Mustn't Do That! Beckert (Peter Lorre) craving in a shop window as an uncredited child and mother evade his grasp, Lohmann (Otto Wernicke) inspecting his apartment at that very moment, in Fritz Lang's M, 1931.
Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932) - Such A Perfect Tramp We’ve met the title character, vagrant Boudu (Michel Simon), disconsolate because his dog ran off, now trudging around Paris, observed by philosophical bookseller Lestingois (Charles Gravnal), his maid (Severine Lerczynska) baffled, director Jean Renoir’s premise emerging, in Boudu Saved From Drowning, 1932.
Boudu Saved From Drowning (1932) - You Are Like The Nymphs Director Jean Renoir opens his celebrated comedy, fantasy to introduce Paris bookseller Lestingois (Charles Gravnal) and his assistant Anne-Marie (Severine Lerczynska), from a play by Renè Fauchois, starring Michel Simon, Boudu Saved From Drowning, 1932.
Executive Action (1973) - Much Of This Film Is Fiction Opening credits with unusual content and attribution, from the 1973 John F. Kennedy assassination drama, written by the leading conspiracy theorist Mark Lane, with Donald Freed and Dalton Trumbo, Executive Action, starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan and Will Geer.
Rage (1972) - Not A Peep Out Of Him George C. Scott directs himself as rancher Logan, who’s been told he may have been poisoned with insecticide, but hasn’t been told that his also-affected son has died, running out of patience with public health doctor Spencer (Barnard Hughes), who’s covering up the military accident behind it all, in Rage, 1972,
Heavenly Bodies (1985) - She's Got Charm Auditioning to host the local TV exercise show, snarky Debbie (Laura Henry) and sweet Samantha (Cynthia Dale) compete for the attention of the director and producer (Reiner Schwartz, Linda Sorenson), in the Playboy co-produced Heavenly Bodies, 1985, tune by Sparks.

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