Wednesday, 8 August 2012

1971, Television: Cannon

The first episode of 'Cannon' premièred on 14 September 1971. 'Cannon' is an American action series that aired from 1971 to 1976. William Conrad (September 27, 1920 – February 11, 1994) played for 120 episodes, over five seasons, the obese private detective Frank Cannon. William Conrad was nominated for an Emmy Award in both 1973 and 1974 (Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series), but Richard Thomas won for The Waltons and in 1974 Telly Savalas won for Kojak. Conrad starred also in both “Nero Wolfe” (1981) and “Jake and the Fatman” (1987–1992), with Joe Penny.
William Conrad as Frank Cannon
William Conrad as Frank Cannon

Frank Cannon was a detective with the Los Angeles police department. However, he resigned after the deaths of his wife and son in a car accident and later became a private detective. The series begins at the point where Cannon is just beginning his new career.

Opening Credits

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