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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, FRIDAY JULY 34, Name Of The Game Star Comes From Show Biz Family _Eobert Stack, now starring in his second season as magazine editor Dan Farrell on the NBC Television N e t w o r k's "The Name of the comes from a show business family. His grandmother, the late Marina Perrini, was a renown- ed singer who made a trium- phant operatic debut at La Scala in Italy years ago. His grandfather was Carlos Modini, who sang throughout the cap- itals of the world. Stack, a fifth-generation Cali- fornian, born in Los Angeles, is one of the most active and athletic men in Hollywood. He won an All American Skeet Championship when he was 16, and became a star of the varsity water polo team while attend- ing the University of Southern California. In 1938 he entered a drama school and was soon signed to a contract by Universal Studios, the same company that now pro- duces "Tho Name of the Game." His first movie was "First in which he gave Deanna Durbin her first screen Mss. His Hollywood career was in- terrupted by World War n, dur- ing which he served as a naval officer ior four years, being dis- charged as a lieutenant. His first postwar film was "A Date With in which he starred with Elizabeth Tay- lor and Jane Powell. Since then he has appeared in more than 30 motion pictures, including "Miss Tatlock's "Fighter "The Bull- fighter and the "Bwana "The "The High and the "Is Paris "Written on fte which won him a nom- ination for an Oscar, and "Story of a which was film- ed in Italy with Sweden's Bibi Andersen, He won wide fame in the tele- vision series "The in which he starred for four years as crimefighter Eliot Ness. His portrayal won him an Emmy Award for the "Out- standing Performance by an Actor in a Series." ROBERT STACK Forsyte Saga Actress Rejected Hollywood As the younger generation of uhe Forsytes brings the 1920s into focus on BBC's The For- syte Saga (playmg to a large and devoted audience on the CBC-TV network Sundays at 9 the most fascinating of he new batch of Forsytes is rieur, the spoiled, passionate daughter of Soames the doting 'ather. Fleur is Susan Hampshire, and Susan Hampshire is so convincingly Fleur that she re- won an Emmy Award in .he United States as "best ac- tress in a dramatic Yet, until this year, Susan lampsbire was virtually an unknown in North America, despite the fact that she has appeared in two Walt Disney movies, was featured with Al- Friday, July 31 O Days of Our Lives CD Newlywed Game CS Meet Mullett (g) Peyton Place (75 Double Exposure a Doctors CD Dating Game IB Romper Room CZ) News Afternoon CZ) Luncheon Date- -Part 1 4B Today CD Secret storm Q Anotner World City (fj Cartoon Party Uucle Bobby of Night One Life O Movie: Interlude CD Luncheon 2 Q Gomer Pylo CD Dark Shadows Q Movie: Mr. Favorite Heroes Q Mike Douglas QS Love Is A Many Splendored Thing CM) General Hospital CO) Linktetter CB Magistrate's Court CS TaKe Thirty O People in Conflict 0 Andy Griffith 03) That Girl (B Doctor's Diary Q Cronkite News CD Bewitched of Night Galloping Gourmet CB Smart Alec O The Lucy- Show CQp TV-5 News O World of Man CB Wynne's Pad O Hunrroy-Brinkley (TfJ Animal World Q The Beatles (Q) Popeye CD He and She Q News ta The Best of Berton CS The Three Stooges Q Hillbillies CD Brady Bunch O From the Sidelines CS News Evening Q Movie: The Third Day CD Nanny and The Professor (0 News O Land of the Giants CD College All-Star Football Game C0 CFL Edmonton at Sasfc. Q- Gomer Pyle O Here Come the Stars Q Ironsides Movie: War Italian Style News _ TEA QB News Q Johnny Carson (B F.B.I. tO Merv Grif tin Q News O News Q News IB News Q Movie: The Chase GJ Movie: Phantom of the Onera (T3) Today 13 University of the Air bei-t Finney in a film version .of Night Must Fall, and was on three occasions offered a Hollywood contract, which she turned down. In the process of rejecting the Hollywood contract, she must have further endeared herself to the movie colony by referring to it irreverently as "the land of the bottom pinch- The Forsyte Saga liberated Susan from what she terms "insipid parts that are So hard to play and get you no and she took delight in Fleur's unsympathetic qualities. 'Tm told everybody hates and they're going to hate her much more before the series she once said, with ap- parent relish. Fleur-watchers may scarcely recognize Susan Hampshire as the golden girl who played David Copperfield's yearning second love in the TV version of the Dickens' classic, seen on CBC-TV last winter. Casting her for the Saga role, producer Davkl Wilson realized she was too blonde (after all, Fleur is half so she wore a dark wig for the part. She was also discreetly padded to conform to Galsworthy's description of Fleur's plumpness. Once in the role, she im- mersed herself in old copies of the illustrated London News, circa the twenties, to "get the feel of the clothes and the way women wore them." She also got to know quite a bit about the period and the social un- rest that was upsetting old1 values and class struc- tures: "Of course, Fleur didn't come in contact with all this; she was too sheltered. And it conditions her outlook on life, marriage it makes my per- formance quite different, though in such a subtle way it's difficult to explain exactly how." The real Susan Hampshire is an affluent family, she could have led a social life and was, indeed, a debutante. But she was also a bit of a rebel: quit school at 16 to go into repertory theatre: flew off bo Equatorial Africa to seek "an example, a way, a rea- son" by visiting Dr. Albert Schweitzer, did a nudie scene before they became fashion- able. Susan overcame a perceptual handicap to become an actress. She had dyslexia, a brain con- dition that affects the ability to read aloud. To compensate she develop- ed a phenomenal even so, she says, auditions and first readings were "torture. Project Series Varied Production begins shortly on a new half-hour CBC-TV se- nes with the working title Project, for telecast on the net- work early in 1971. Project will be designed aa outlet for new ideas and for- mats, with material and per- formance involving both new and established writers and performing talents. Executive producer Paddy Sampson says the series will aim at "innova- tion story telling, in traditional and non-traditional forms and including such elements as mu- sic and poetry." The 15-week initial series (most programs will be in color) is planned for telecast in the 1970-'71 schedule, follow- ing on the 13-week run of a new CBC-TV film drama se- ries, Canadian Short Stories, already in production. LIFETIME EXPANDS Tony Williams, ex-drummer with Miles Davis, now head at the Tony Williams lifetime, has added an electronic bass sound Bruce, former member of Cream. Mornings-Monday thru Friday es Color fe White Mornings Q Salute Agriculture Q Our World 01 Farm News (Q Joseph Bcnti Q Salute Agriculture O Today Show (D Capt. Kangaroo Q Today in Montana ID It Takes Two OJ Jack Lalanne QJ Galloping Gourmet O Sale oE the Century OT) Woman's World Q Hollywood Squares O Jeopardy ffl Best of Everything (7) Mr. Dressup O Ed Allen Q Who, What, Where Game (D A World Apart News CD Little People O Another World fAll My Children Friendly Giant University ot the Ail O World Turns QO Make a Deal [7} Chez Helene CZ) Meet Mullett (Q) Peyton Place Q Our lives ID Newlywed Game (73 Double Exposure O Romper Room Q Doctors CD Dating Game WHOOP-UP SPECIAL 10% OFF Repairs To All Television Sets {PARTS AND LABOR) BROUGHT IN To Our Service Shop During Whoop-Up Days IMMEDIATE SERVICE Service Shop 535 13th St. N, ACME TELEVISION LTD. Z LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU 535 13th St. N. and College MaH "TELEVISION IS OUR MIDDLE NAME" ;