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Peyton Place: James Douglas Dies at 86

We are sorry to report actor James Douglas died on March 5, 2016. Perhaps best known for his roles on cancelled TV shows like the daytime soap operas As the World Turns (CBS), One Life to Life (ABC) and ABC's primetime soap, Peyton Place, Douglas had a long TV career.

His first appearance was on The Millionaire TV series, in 1957. Director James Sheldon, who died on Saturday, March 19, directed that series. Other TV appearances by Douglas include the soap operas Another World, The Doctors, and The Edge of Night, as well as primetime offerings like 12 O'Clock High, Ironside, and Spenser for Hire.

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Batman, The Twilight Zone: Director James Sheldon Dies at 95

TV Director, James Sheldon, has died at the age of 95. Sheldon's extensive resume includes classic TV series like The Millionaire, The Twilight Zone, Naked City, Batman, M*A*S*H, Route 66, The Fugitive, Sanford & Son, and The Waltons. His last direction credit was the "Dori Day Afternoon" episode of Sledge Hammer!, which was cancelled by ABC, after two seasons.

Per his New York Times biography, Sheldon directed over 1,000 TV show episodes and discovered his fair share of talent, including the late Tony Randall, co-star of the first TV adaptation of The Odd Couple. Randall had landed a bit part on the Mr. Peepers TV series. Reportedly, Sheldon was so pleased with his performance, he expanded Randall's part in the script and cast him as a series regular.

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Long Before Indie Blockbuster Billy Jack, Laughlin Had Trouble on the Set of Altman's First Feature Film

Tom Laughlin: ‘Billy Jack’ actor-filmmaker who died last week helped to revolutionize film distribution patterns in North America (photo: Tom Laughlin in ‘Billy Jack’) Tom Laughlin, best known for the Billy Jack movies he wrote, directed, and starred in opposite his wife Delores Taylor (since 1954), died of complications from pneumonia last Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, northwest of Los Angeles County. Tom Laughlin (born on August 10, 1931, in Minneapolis) was 82; in the last dozen years or so, he suffered from a number of ailments, including cancer and a series of strokes. Tom Laughlin movies: ‘The Delinquents’ and fighting with Robert Altman In the mid-’50s, after acting in college plays and in his own stock company while attending university in Wisconsin, Tom Laughlin began landing small roles on television, e.g., Climax!, Navy Log, The Millionaire. At that time, he was also cast
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TV on Tap: Billy Campbell Gets a Pilot Role with "Delirium," Matthew Goode Joins Showtime's "Vatican" and "Americans" Rebounds

Southland, Necessary Roughness, 10Pm just got busy with gay characters.

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TVLine says that former Mindy Project beau, Tommy Dewey has joined the Seth MacFarlane-produced Fox comedy Dads about two guys who suddenly find their fathers moving in. Dewey was great on The Mindy Project, I hope this Dads can capture that equally well.

Yesterday's announcement that G4 is turning into The Esquire Network, inspired Jezebel to snark on the idea of another channel aimed at men. Of course, I'd watch the hell out of "Great, Scott!" and their version of The Millionaire Matchmaker sounds so much better than Bravo's.

NBC's modern-day Hatfields & McCoys pilot just added Virginia Madsen as the matriarch of the McCoy family.

Carla Buono, whose Mad Men character introduced us to the curse, "Go @$% in the ocean!" will appear in an episode of Castle as a woman who has a history with Detective Ryan.

After two seasons,
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Spine Tingler – The Special Edition Comes to DVD

The 2007 William Castle doc — featuring many of your favorite gurus — gets a very special edition DVD.

This news is a few weeks old, but it’s worth revisiting in advance of next week’s release.

It’s no secret that we’re William Castle fans around here. A look through our back catalog reveals quite a few of our gurus talking over the trailers to his films. So, if you haven’t figured out just why you should love William Castle, now’s your chance.

The audience favorite documentary, director Jeffrey Schwartz’ Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story, arrives on a loaded special edition DVD June 21.

Quoth the PR for a list of DVD features:

–> New Audio Commentary with producer/director Jeffrey Schwarz, editor Philip Harrison, composer Michael “The Millionaire” Cudahy, graphic designer Grant Nellessen with a special guest appearance from the Great beyond…William Castle!

–> Larger Than Life: The Making Of Spine Tingler!
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Automat Pictures Announces Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story for DVD

In a recently released press release (that was fun to say), Automat Pictures has announced Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story for DVD on June 21st. Even better, the disc will be absolutely packed with over 5-hours of extras. Take a look at them below:

William Castle was a larger than life figure, so it’s only fitting that he gets a larger than life DVD,” says Jeffrey Schwarz, President and CEO of Automat Pictures. “I wanted to make sure Castle and the soon-to-be converted fans get plenty of Bang for their buck with this Special Edition release. And remember, everyone who buys this DVD might be insured by Lloyd’s of London for the possibility of death by fright!”

Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (review here) is Buzzing with New and electrifying Bonus features available only on this DVD, which include:

New Audio Commentary with producer/director Jeffrey Schwarz,
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Automat Pictures Announces Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story Special Edition DVD

Automat Pictures has announced a DVD Special Edition release of Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, the multi-award winning “docu-tainment” directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, will be released on June 21. To celebrate this momentous release in epic William Castle fashion, the DVD will include over Five hours of bonus features that have never, ever been seen anywhere before!

From the Press Release:

William Castle was a larger than life figure, so it’s only fitting that he gets a larger than life DVD,” says Jeffrey Schwarz, President and CEO of Automat Pictures. “I wanted to make sure Castle and the soon-to-be converted fans get plenty of Bang for their buck with this Special Edition release. And remember, everyone who buys this DVD might be insured by Lloyd’s of London for the possibility of death by fright!”

Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story (review here) is Buzzing with New and electrifying
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The Man Who Was Count Yorga: A Tribute to Robert Quarry

February 2009 began on a sad note for many vampire lovers and horror fans with the death of iconic genre legend Robert Quarry. If there was one actor capable of equalling Christopher Lee’s immortal performance as Dracula it was Quarry as the evil Count Yorga. A veteran of stage and TV, Quarry was set to become a major horror star of the seventies, but his film career faded rapidly, a situation not helped by a terrible run of bad luck that nearly cost him his life. Despite never achieving the movie stardom he deserved, his enigmatic turn as the sardonic vampire lord has given him cult immortality.

The son of a doctor, Robert Walter Quarry was born in Fresno, California on 3 November 1925. He spent his early years in Santa Rosa, Northern California, where he excelled in most high school sports, especially swimming. Quarry, who had an Iq of 168, became interested in acting through his grandmother,
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Actor Reimers Dies

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Actor Reimers Dies
Actor Ed Reimers, who appeared in Star Trek and The Millionaire, has died. He was 96.

The star passed away at his daughter's house in New York on Sunday, his nephew Dean Lindoerfer has confirmed.

Reimers began his career as an announcer on several American television shows in the 1950s and 1960s and became well-known for delivering the slogan "You're in good hands with Allstate" in ads for U.S. insurance firm Allstate Corporation for 22 years.

He also starred in several episodes of 1950s hit show The Millionaire and Star Trek, as well as working as announcer for TV series Maverick and Johnny Carson's quiz show Who Do You Trust?

He is survived by his daughter, Kathryn, as well as two grandsons and a niece.

Rip Robert Quarry (1925-2009)

It is with great sadness that I write of the passing of actor Robert Quarry.

To most who read Fangoria, he was Count Yorga, Vampire (Aip 1970) who Returned (1971) before he found that Dr Phibes Rises Again that same year, became a Deathmaster in 1972, met Sugar Hill and went to the Madhouse in 1974.

He was more than that, though. Born Robert Walter Quarry on November 3, 1925, the highly intelligent Quarry (who it was said had an I.Q. of 168) graduated High School at age 14, and started his acting career soon after on radio. Living in Santa Rose, Quarry won an acting scholarship to the Pasadena Playhouse. When Alfred Hitchcock came to Santa Rosa, Quarry auditioned and won the role of Theresa Wright’s boyfriend in the 1943 classic Shadow Of A Doubt. His role, however, was all but cut out (he swore he appeared a nanosecond mooning over the actress), but it led to his Hollywood career,
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