In 1987, Wendy Kilbourne starred alongside actors Bill Macy and Todd Waring in an attempted sitcom-style adaptation of the 1986 film Nothing in Common. It was Wendy Kilbourne's only venture into the world of half-hour comedy.
Unfortunately, the show was quickly cancelled due to low ratings, leaving Wendy Kilbourne looking for another series. She would join the cast of the more successful Midnight Caller the following year.
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In 1991, Kay Lenz began a series of guest appearances on the first season of the TV series Reasonable Doubts. For the show's second season the actress finally took the plunge and joined the cast of weekly series. Kay Lenz, who had been making television guest appearances since the early 1970s, had never been part of the regular cast of a show until this point.
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In 1979, Meg Foster took on the iconic role of Hester Prynne in a four part miniseries adaptation of The Scarlet Letter for PBS. Unquestionably the most beautiful actress to tackle the part, Meg Foster also offered perhaps one of the best screen interpretations of Hester Prynne. This version of The Scarlet Letter is also passionately crafted and makes the most of the lush qualities of video, providing a softly personal look and feel.
Meg Foster is a joy to watch in The Scarlet Letter. She is photographed so lovingly, allowing the viewer to really explore her face and truly connect with the actress.
Here are some images of Meg Foster in The Scarlet Letter:
|Meg Foster's eyes superimposed over the ocean|
|Meg Foster and John Heard|
|Meg Foster and John Heard|
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In 1972, Jo Ann Harris starred as Mike in Michael O'Hara the Fourth, a two part production from "The Wonderful World of Disney" series. The plot revolved around a girl who represented the fourth generation of a family of male police officers. While too young to be a cop, she still feels the need to be an amateur sleuth and takes it upon herself to try to help solve the crimes her father is investigating. The lovely Jo Ann Harris plays the role with great exuberance and is highly watchable as the cute teenage girl detective. Though 22 years old at the time, the actress looked young enough and certainly had the high-energy level to pull this off.
After watching the two 45 minute segments of Michael O'Hara the Fourth I really felt that it would have made a great regular series. The show had a fun premise, great chemistry between the stars (Jo Ann Harris shares many scenes with actor Michael McGreevey who played the geeky Norman) and Jo Ann Harris is a delight to watch (if the '70s Nancy Drew series had started a few years earlier she would have been perfect for it). It also would have been nice for Jo Ann Harris to have her own TV series (several years later she was part of the cast of the TV show Most Wanted but that was sadly cancelled after one season) instead of being the perpetual guest star of varying stature.
Here are some images of Jo Ann Harris in Michael O'Hara the Fourth (click on any pic to view full size):
|Jo Ann Harris and Dan Dailey|
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