The Show Must Go on: How the Deaths of Lead Actors Have Affected Television Series

The Show Must Go on: How the Deaths of Lead Actors Have Affected Television Series

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786432950
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/23/2008
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 1,151,161
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Douglas Snauffer is an Ohio-based freelance writer. He has contributed regularly to The Akron Beacon Journal and Starlog magazine, and is author of the book Crime Television. Snauffer is also a scriptwriter whose work has aired on The Sci-Fi Channel.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Foreword 1

Preface 3



1. 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: John Ritter 5

2. Alias Smith & Jones: Peter Duel 20

3. Bonanza: Dan Blocker 34

4. Cheers: Nicholas Colasanto 49

5. Chico and the Man: Freddie Prinze 62

6. Cover Up: Jon-Erik Hexum 79

7. Dallas: Jim Davis 96

8. Eight Is Enough: Diana Hyland 108

9. Gimme a Break!: Dolph Sweet 122

10. Lime Street: Samantha Smith 138

11. NewsRadio: Phil Hartman 155

12. The Royal Family: Redd Foxx 168

13. The Sopranos: Nancy Marchand 183

14. Bonus Chapter 199



List of Interviews 207

Index 209

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