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Jewish World Review Jan. 7, 2000 /28 Teves, 5760

Dick Kleiner

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Was 'Texas Ranger' star an NFL player? -- Q. Was the actor who plays Trivette in "Walker, Texas Ranger" a pro football player with the Dallas Cowboys? He runs like he was. - J.S., Scottsdale, Ariz.

A. Clarence Gilyard, who plays Jimmy Trivette, runs like the actor he is, and not like the pro football player he never was.

Q. I remember a British movie made in the 1940s or 1950s titled "The Lady In the Bathrobe." Can you give me any particulars relating to this film? -- E.K., Pittsburgh, Pa.

A. No particulars, because we can find no record of any movie by that title.

Q. Years ago, I saw a movie called "Dead End," with Huntz Hall and Leo Gorcey. Could you tell me if they are still living and, if so, how old they are? -- J.G., Trion, Ga.

A. They are both gone -- Gorcey passed away in 1969 and Hall died just last year.

Q. I hope you will be able to help me. I have tried to find the old TV programs of "Amos 'n' Andy." I am not sure what year they were on TV -- maybe 1960 or forward. Any help you can give me would be appreciated. -- A.F., Bethel Park, Pa. P.S. They were so funny!

A. It's 1960 backward. "Amos 'n' Andy" appeared on TV on CBS in the years 1951 to 1953. To get videos, try either Movies Unlimited at (800) 4-MOVIES or re-TV at (800) 457-0866.

Q. When I was a kid (late 1950s, early 1960s), there was a show called "Jet Jackson" on in the afternoon. Nobody I know has heard of it. The show starred a guy who flew a Korean War-era jet fighter and that's all I can remember. Please tell me I didn't imagine this and tell me who was in it. -- G.S., Liberal, Kans.

A. No imagination, that was real. Richard Webb starred in that series on CBS. It was originally called "Captain Midnight." Webb's co-stars were Sid Melton and Olan Soule.

Q. I was wondering how many episodes did the late actor, George Reeves, make of the 1950s TV show, "The Adventures Of Superman." -- G.D., Joplin, Mo.

A. There were 104 episodes of that series, which was a syndicated show, running from 1951 to 1957.

Q. Is there a video for a movie called "Kill the Umpire"? I think it came out in the 1950s. I don't know who the stars were. -- J.C., Champaign, Ill.

A. The stars were William Bendix and Una Merkel. To our knowledge, there is no video of that movie, which came out in 1950.

(Send your questions to: Ask Dick Kleiner, c/o Newspaper Enterprise Association, 200 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016. Due to the volume of mail, personal replies cannot be provided.)


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