Jan Smithers gets some more press

A while ago, a Jan Smithers newspaper profile was featured here. Well, it just so happens that Jan Smithers got a lot of press, especially after she joined the cast of the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati. The following newspaper clippings are few examples of the kind of publicity Jan Smithers got throughout the years.



1974

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1978

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1980



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1982

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Stephanie Dunnam...remember her?



Stephanie Dunnam is an actress that I'm sure most people have not heard of, but careful 1980s TV viewers may recall her name or remember seeing her in something. She is perhaps best remembered today for being in the cast of short-lived prime-time soap Emerald Point N.A.S., but she also appeared in the 1984 miniseries Mistral's Daughter and had a featured role on Dynasty in 1988. Throughout her career, Stephanie Dunnam has also made guest appearances on a variety of TV shows, as well as having roles in several TV movies and feature films. She has also received praise for her stage work.



The following is a pictorial which highlights Stephanie Dunnam's 1980s television work:





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Stephanie Dunnam on Emerald Point N.A.S. in 1983

Stephanie Dunnam on Emerald Point N.A.S. in 1983

Stephanie Dunnam on Emerald Point N.A.S. in 1983

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Stephanie Dunnam in Mistral's Daughter in 1984

Stephanie Dunnam in Mistral's Daughter in 1984

Stephanie Dunnam in Mistral's Daughter in 1984

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Stephanie Dunnam on Magnum P.I. in 1986

Stephanie Dunnam and Tom Selleck on Magnum P.I. in 1986

Stephanie Dunnam on Magnum P.I. in 1986

Stephanie Dunnam on Magnum P.I. in 1986

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Stephanie Dunnam on Scarecrow and Mrs. King in 1986

Stephanie Dunnam on Scarecrow and Mrs. King in 1986

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Stephanie Dunnam on Murder, She Wrote in 1987

Stephanie Dunnam on Murder, She Wrote in 1987

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Stephanie Dunnam in Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love in 1987

Stephanie Dunnam in Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love in 1987

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Stephanie Dunnam on Dynasty in 1988

Meg Foster visits Hawaii...Twice!

Meg Foster made two memorable guest appearances on the long-running TV series Hawaii Five-O, first in 1973 and then again in 1976. Of course, Meg Foster guest starred on a lot of shows between 1970 and 1977, but her pair of Hawaii Five-O appearances really were quite nice.



The Child Stealers






Meg Foster's first featured role on Hawaii Five-O was in an episode titled 'The Child Stealers' in which she portrayed a young woman named Nina. Nina is in an unhealthy relationship with a guy named Gar (played by Richard Hatch) and they make money by stealing babies in Hawaii and then flying to California and selling them to a shady adoption agency. It doesn't take long for the Five-O team to bring an end to this illegal activity.















Double Exposure






Meg Foster appeared on Hawaii Five-O for a second time in 1976. Whereas previously she had portrayed a poor hippie girl in an earlier episode of the show, in her return appearance she plays a famous actress named Anne Waring who is doing some photography in Hawaii. Meg Foster gets slightly less screen time in this episode but she nonetheless plays a crucial role. She accidentally takes a photograph of a mobster and then is systematically hunted down in an attempt by the mobsters to regain the film. Since Anne Waring has befriended Five-O team member Dan Williams (played by James MacArthur), her chances of survival are very good!