By Marvin Baker, a new weekly column in The Kenmare News
Posted 11/21/17 (Tue)
Several weeks ago we posted information in this space about
You’ll also find portraits of actress Angie Dickinson and national news anchor Eric Severeid.
For many years, Dickinson, who grew up in Kulm, was
And that’s to be expected. Dickinson portrayed a police woman in a 1970s TV series, but Duhamel, who was born about the time Dickinson was going on the air, made a name for himself in the TV series Las Vegas from 2003-08.
These aren’t the only
• Have you ever heard of
• Sally Fraser is an actress who grew up in Williston and played some key roles in TV and movies. Perhaps her best known parts were in the TV series “The Adventures of Wild Bill Hitchcock,” and the 1954 TV presentation of “A Christmas Carol.” She also played a minor role in the 1959 Alfred Hitchcock thriller “North by Northwest.”
• Have you ever heard of Phyllis Frelich? Neither have I. Turns out, this
After attending the
Frehlich died in 2014 from complications of progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare degenerative neurological disease for which there are no treatments.
• Tom Hatten is another North Dakotan who made it in
But he had other parts too. He appeared as Capt. Murdock in several episodes of “Gomer Pyle, USMC,” and portrayed a German officer in the hit comedy series “Hogan’s Heroes.”
• Jan Maxwell has had an illustrious acting career as well. She was born in
Maxwell was perhaps best known for her work on Broadway. She performed in “A Doll’s House,” “The Sound of Music” and “The Dinner Party.”
• Everybody knows Clint Ritchie, right? If you are a fan of daytime drama, you will. The Grafton native played Clint Buchanan in “One Life to Live.”
He also co-starred in numerous TV shows in the 1960s including “The Wild Wild West” and “Batman.” He was also in the war movies “Patton” and “Midway.”
• Michael Soltis’ name is somewhat known in
His claim to fame was in the feature films “Battlestar Gallactica,” “Walking Tall” and “X-Men Too.”
• Ann Sothern was a
The program didn’t have the best TV ratings, but was cast against the more popular “Untouchables.”
Sothern was on the “Jack Benny Show,” and had a recurring role in “The Lucy Show.” She also starred in “Alfred Hitchock Presents,” played opposite Jerry Van Dyke in the comedy series “My Mother the Car,” and was rumored to replace Vivian Vance after she announced she was leaving “The Lucy Show.”
• There are numerous other minor actors who have starred on TV in films and on Broadway. There are perhaps as many musicians who got their start in
So if you think there is no route to stardom think again. The people listed here started in the early ‘50s and continued through 2015.