Jo Ann Harris on TV 1975-79

Jo Ann Harris was on TV a lot during the 1970s. Previously, we examined some of her appearances early in the decade. Now it's time to take a look at a few of her guest roles from the second half of the '70s. This is, of course, far from being a complete view of the work of Jo Ann Harris. The beautiful and talented actress was on many shows and not all of them are easy to find today. Regardless, I hope you can enjoy these snapshots of a lovely Jo Ann Harris in her prime!

Jo Ann Harris on Hawaii 5-O in 1975:

Jo Ann Harris and Bruce Boxleitner

Jo Ann Harris in Rich Man, Poor Man in 1976:

Jo Ann Harris and Peter Strauss

Jo Ann Harris on The Love Boat in 1977:

Jo Ann Harris on Fantasy Island in 1978:

Jo Ann Harris on BJ and the Bear in 1979:

Jo Ann Harris in The Wild Wild West Revisited in 1979:

Sally Gray in Dangerous Moonlight

In 1941, Sally Gray co-starred with Anton Walbrook in the wartime tearjerker Dangerous Moonlight. The film's director, Brian Desmond Hurst, would direct Sally Gray again in the 1947 movie Mark of Cain.

Dangerous Moonlight (retitled Suicide Squadron for the US market) is the story of a Polish composer and the woman who falls in love with him. It's a fairly interesting story (written by Terrence Young) and a well-filmed romance, but the real draw is the stunningly beautiful Sally Gray. The gorgeous British actress gives a flawless performance as the American (no, she doesn't do an American accent) woman who marries a very patriotic Polish pianist. Sally Gray steals every scene with her incomparable physical loveliness, inviting voice and irresistible charm. 

Geraldine Fitzgerald in O.S.S.

In 1946, Geraldine Fitzgerald c-starred with Alan Ladd in the exciting World War II adventure O.S.S. The film was surrounded by lots of hype and the basis of the publicity campaign was that no information about the project would be released to the public or the press. As Geraldine Fitzgerald notes:

In O.S.S., Geraldine Fitzgerald and Alan Ladd play ordinary people who are essentially brainwashed and turned into secret agents for the Allied Forces during WWII. This duo, along with many others, are trained to consider themselves only as 'weapons' against the evil Nazis and are willing to donate their very lives to the cause. They are planted into various locations in France and Germany in order to obtain bits of vital information.

Geraldine Fitzgerald is perfectly cast in her role as a beautiful, intelligent and stoic agent for the O.S.S. She has great chemistry with Alan Ladd and the pair make their tragic love affair entertaining. O.S.S. has a lot of action and fun scenarios, especially one where Fitzgerald seduces and dupes a gullible Nazi officer. All in all, it's a good showcase for the talents of Geraldine Fitzgerald and it should have launched her into more films (instead her feature film career basically fizzled out after 1946).

Geraldine Fitzgerald in The Late Edwina Black

In 1951, Geraldine Fitzgerald appeared for the last time as a leading lady in the British film The Late Edwina Black. Retitled The Obsessed, it was released in the United States in early 1952.

The Late Edwina Black covers familiar territory, the murder of a spouse in Victorian times and the glib inspector from Scotland Yard who cracks the case, but it does it with genuine flare and flavor. It's a film worth watching. All four principal actors give outstanding performances, the black & white photography is crisp and the lighting is stellar. The atmosphere is creepy and a hint of the supernatural is thrown in for good measure.

Above everything you get Geraldine Fitzgerald in her final shot as leading lady in a feature film. The actress is exceedingly lovely in this period piece, getting to wear fantastic gowns and putting her complex beauty, expressive face and eyes to good use. Her performance shines and it's a bit of a shame that she didn't follow up Edwina Black with a few more UK-based productions. Instead, Geraldine Fitzgerald would concern herself with US television appearances for the next several years.