Wednesday, 30 January 2013

1967, Television: “Mannix”

The American detective series, “Mannix”, premiered on 7 September 1967. The series ran from 1967 through 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller, “Mannix” was the last series produced by Desilu Productions (production company co-owned by Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball).
 
The title character, Joseph R. "Joe" Mannix, a private investigator, is played by Mike Connors. During the first season Joe Mannix worked for the Los Angeles detective agency Intertect. His superior was Lew Wickersham, played by Joseph Campanella. From the second season on, Mannix worked on his own with the assistance of his loyal secretary Peggy Fair played by Gail Fisher. He also has assistance from the L.A. police department.
Mike Connors as Joe Mannix
Gail Fisher as Peggy Fair
Mike Connors as Joe Mannix and Gail Fisher as Peggy Fair
 
Main Cast
  • Mike Connors as Joe Mannix
  • Gail Fisher as Peggy Fair
  • Ward Wood as Lt. Art Malcolm
  • Joseph Campanella as Lew Wickersham
  • Robert Reed as Lt. Adam Tobias
  • Ron Nyman as Policeman
  • Mark Stewart as Toby
Mike Connors as Joe Mannix
Lee Meriwether as Reva Daniels and Mike Conners as Joe Mannix
in the episode "A Question of Midnight" (S03E05, 1969)
Geneviève Gilles as Genevieve and Mike Conners as Joe Mannix
in the episode "Carol Lockwood, Past Tense" (S06E19, 1973)
 
Awards
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama: Gail Fisher (1970)
  • Golden Globe for Best TV Actor – Drama: Mike Connors (1970)
  • Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress – Television: Gail Fisher (1971)
  • Golden Globe for Best TV Show – Drama (1972)
  • Golden Globe for Best TV Actress – Drama: Gail Fisher (1973)

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