Saturday 8 November 2014

1974, Television: “Police Woman”

On 13 September 1974 the American television series “Police Woman” premieres on NBC. "Police Woman", a spin-off of "Police Story" stars Angie Dickinson as Sgt. "Pepper" Anderson. The series, based on an original screenplay by Lincoln C. Hilburn, ran for four seasons from 1974 to 1978. A total of 91 episodes were produced.

Sgt. "Pepper" Anderson (Angie Dickinson) is an undercover police officer working for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department together with Detective Pete Royster (Charles Dierkop) and Detective Joe Styles (Ed Bernard). Her superior is Lt. William "Bill" Crowley (Earl Holliman)...
Angie Dickinson as Sgt. "Pepper" Anderson
Earl Holliman as Lt. Bill Crowley, Ed Bernard as Det. Joe Styles, Charles Dierkop
as Det. Pete Royster and Angie Dickinson as Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson
Charles Dierkop as Det. Pete Royster
Angie Dickinson as Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson, Ed Bernard as Det. Joe Styles,
Earl Holliman as Lt. Bill Crowley and Charles Dierkop as Det. Pete Royster
Main Cast
  • Angie Dickinson as Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson
  • Earl Holliman as Lt. Bill Crowley
  • Charles Dierkop as Det. Pete Royster
  • Ed Bernard as Det. Joe Styles
Earl Holliman as Lt. Bill Crowley and Angie Dickinson as Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson
Earl Holliman and Paul Williams as Jacques in “Ambition” (S04E09, 1977)
Earl Holliman as Lt. Bill Crowley and Angie Dickinson as Sgt. Suzanne 'Pepper' Anderson
Earl Holliman and Sandra Dee as Marie Quinn in “Blind Terror” (S04E10, 1978)
  • Golden Globe for Best Actress – Drama: Angie Dickinson (USA, 1975)
  • TP de Oro for Best Foreign Actress: Angie Dickinson (Spain, 1978)

"Police Woman" opening and closing credits

Tuesday 4 November 2014

1973, Music: Eurovision Song Contest

The 18th Eurovision Song Contest was held on Saturday 7 April 1973 at the Grand Théâtre Luxembourg. Helga Guitton presented the festival and of the 17 participants Anne-Marie David won for Luxembourg with "Tu te reconnaîtras". It was the fourth victory for Luxembourg after Jean-Claude Pascal with "Nous les amoureux" in 1961, France Gall with "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" in 1965 and Vicky Leandros with "Après toi" in 1972.

The voting was a very close one, with Mocedades from Spain finishing only 4 points behind and Cliff Richard of the United Kingdom another 2 points after. The winning song scored the highest score ever achieved in Eurovision under any voting format.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Finland Marion Rung "Tom Tom Tom" 6 93
02 Belgium Nicole & Hugo "Baby, Baby" 17 58
03 Portugal Fernando Tordo "Tourada" 10 80
04 Germany Gitte "Junger Tag" 8 85
05 Norway Bendik Singers "It's Just A Game" 7 89
06 Monaco Marie "Un train qui part" 8 85
07 Spain Mocedades "Eres tú" 2 125
08 Switzerland Patrick Juvet "Je vais me marier, Marie" 12 79
09 Yugoslavia Zdravko Čolić "Gori vatra" 15 65
10 Italy Massimo Ranieri "Chi sarà con te" 13 74
11 Luxembourg Anne-Marie David "Tu te reconnaîtras" 1 129
12 Sweden Nova and The Dolls "You're Summer" 5 94
13 Netherlands Ben Cramer "De oude muzikant" 14 69
14 Ireland Maxi "Do I Dream" 10 80
15 United Kingdom Cliff Richard "Power to All Our Friends" 3 123
16 France Martine Clémenceau "Sans toi" 15 65
17 Israel Ilanit "Ey Sham" 4 97

First Place: Anne-Marie David for Luxembourg with "Tu te reconnaîtras"
Second Place: Mocedades for Spain with "Eres tú"
Third Place: Cliff Richard for The United Kingdom with "Power to All Our Friends"

Anne-Marie David with the winning song "Tu te reconnaîtras"

Sunday 2 November 2014

1972, Deaths: British actress Janet Munro dies at 38

British actress Janet Munro, aged 38, died on 6 December 1972 after becoming ill while having tea with er two children in her flat in Kentish Town, London. The children's nannie, Elizabeth McGuiness, tried to reanimate her but she died on the way to hospital. Munro died from a heart attack caused by chronic ischaemic heart disease.

Janet Munro was born as Janet Neilson Horsburgh on 28 September 1934 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Munro was the daughter of the Scottish comedian Alex Munro and his wife, Phyllis Robertshaw. Janet’s mother, Phyllis died when she was eight and she was raised by Lilias, Alex Munro’s second wife.
Janet Munro as Anne Pilgrim in "The Trollenberg Terror" (1958)
Janet Munro as Katie O'Gill in "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" (1959)
Janet Munro with Sean Connery in "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" (1959)
After a brief career in the theatre she was spotted and given her first film role as Effie the waitress in "Small Hotel"(1957), followed by "The Trollenberg Terror" (1957) and a starring role with Andrew Ray in "The Young and the Guilty" (1958). In 1959 she signed a five-picture deal with Walt Disney, with lively performances in "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" (1959), "Third Man on the Mountain" (1959) and "Swiss Family Robinson" (1960). After her Disney contract she was given more dramatic roles in "Day The Earth Caught Fire" (1961), "Life for Ruth" (1962) and "Bitter Harvest" (1963). In 1958 Munro was voted "TV actress of the year" and in 1960 she won a Golden Globe as "Most Promising Newcomer - Female" together with Tuesday Weld, Angie Dickinson and Stella Stevens.
Janet Munro as Lizbeth Hempel in "Third Man on the Mountain" (1959)
Janet Munro as Amanda in "Tommy the Toreador" (1959)
Janet Munro with James MacArthur in "Swiss Family Robinson" (1960)
Janet Munro married twice. In January 1956 she married Tony Wright, the marriage ended three years later in 1959. In 1963 she married former Avengers star Ian Hendry. The couple had two children Sally Hendry and Corrie Hendry. From 1964 to 1968 Munro retired from acting to raise her two children. Ian and Janet divorced in 1971.
Janet Munro with husband Ian Hendry and baby Sally (1964)
Janet Munro with daughter Sally and husband Ian Hendry (1966)
Janet Munro with husband Ian Hendry and daughters Sally and Corrie (1971)
Two failed marriages, two miscarriages, alcoholism, assorted medical problems, and depression… Munro collapsed and subsequently died on December 6th 1972 at the age of 38. She was cremated and interred at the Golders Green Crematorium.
Janet Munro as Jeannie Craig in "The Day the Earth Caught Fire" (1961)
Janet Munro with Patrick McGoohan in "Life for Ruth" (1962)
Janet Munro as Jennie Jones in "Bitter Harvest" (1963)