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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta First TV commercial at Veteran at 13! BURBANK (NBC) Johnny i Whitaker, at the age of 13, is already a 10-year veteran of show business, the youngster plays a horror film movie buff in "The Mystery in Dracida's a repeat colorcast on NBC-TV's "The Wonderful World of Disney" in two parts Sunday, July 1 and Sunday, July 8. Born in December, 1969, Johnny made his first televi- sion commercial when he was 3Vs. Six months later, he was signed by a Hollywood agent specializing in child actors and went on to appear in more than 20 television commercials. In the years to follow, John- ny had many guest roles on television series, including "Bo- "The "Lan- "Green Acres" and "Be- witched." He was a regular for a year on "General Hospital." Johnny, who will star this fall in NBC-TV's Saturday mor- ning "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters" made his movie de- but in "The Russians Are Com- ing! The Russians Are Com- with Brian Keith. Keith was so impressed with the young actor that he helped him get the part of Jody in "Family which ran on television for six years. Whitaker has appeared in three other Disney films in the past year. In early 1972 he was featured in "The Biscuit Eat- a rural drama about two boys and a misfit hound. "Na- poleon and Samantha" billed the youngster in the role of Napoleon, a boy who befriends an aging lion. Most recently, played Richard Baxter, tue son of a hard luck New Yorker who in- herits an old hotel in Colorado in the comedy "Snowball Ex- press." Monday, July 2 Movie: Woman of the River Another World Let's Make a Deal CD General Hospital RIG BRAND R.CA. ACCUCOLOR Q New Match Game ID One Life to Live B Klara's Korner ID Days of Our ives B Galloping Gourmet O Secret Storm (7) Joan Waterfield Q Mike Douglas fD Somerset CD Dinah's fD Three On A Match CB Another World B Take 30 CD Dating Game fg) What's the Good Word BEdge of Night CD Split Second 0 Joker's Wild 8 Family Court Anything You Can Do CD Bewitched CD Buckshot 8 Drop In News IB Star Trek Hollywood (3 News fD Password Q News B Get Smart CD TV-5 News CD News Q Baseball B Joan Waterfield CD Truth or Ooasequeneu B Outdoor Living CD Beat the Clock CD Hookies Doris Day B Wildlife Unlimited R.CA. 2O" COLOR PORTABLE 22" TABLE MODEL 25" CABINET MODEL 26" CABINET MODEL Picfc II Up Yourself and Save Even More. SMITH'S 236 13'h St. N. 328-5541 CLOSED MONDAY Open Thun. and Frl. Tilt 9 p.m. B Going Places B Partridge Family 40 Sanford and Son fD Movie: Spirit is Willing B Cannon <0 Medical Centre Q Here's Lucy CD Billy Graham Q) Pig 'n Whistle 0 Doris Day B This is the Law B V.I.P. CD News fg) O B CD T) IF) CD 11-30 CB B IB B Ironside Tonight Show What on Earth Movie: Frankenstein Created Woman News News CJOC News Pierre Berton Crotisfire Merv Griffin David Frost imerican film debut Yugoslavian actress Neda Arneric makes her American film debut rss Jazar, the mistress of the kingpin of an irvternafion a! slave trading organization in "Shaft In Africa" starring Richard Roundtree. Unsure of things American Yugoslav actress nervous CULVER CITY, Calif. Al- though Yugoslavian actress Ne- da Arneric has completed fif- teen films in her seven year film career, she was more than a little nervous about making her American film de- but in MGM's "Shaft In Afri- ca" with Richard Roundtree. have made films in Yugo- slavia, France, Germany, Eng- land and Italy but somehow the thought of making a film for the American audience was a little frightening to ad- mits Ncda in a quiet voice and charming accent. "Especially such a popular film with such a famous actor. Even in Yugo- slavia Richard Roundlree is famous and, of course, I had read about him all over Eur- ope. I didn't know what to ex- pect." Born in Belgrade 19 years ago, Neda was discovered by Yugoslavian director Purisa Djordjevic when was 12 years old. Since then her films have included "Love Me Love Me and with Richard Bur- ton. says Neda, "as it turned out, in all of my films I have never worked with a more patient and helpful actor than Richard. After I knew him for only five minutes he didn't scare me at all A worldly and sophisticated young woman, you would find it hard to believe that anything could intimidate Neda. Aside from, a successful film career, she manages a full schedule at the University of Belgrade where she studies Art History. Since nvost of her film work is now done outside of Yugoslavia she is able to attend classes only part time but still man- ages to maintain a straight "A" average. Neda, who speaks six languages, is also interested in a career in journalism. "The most important thing in my life right now is not the movie business but my educa- tion. It is fine to be an ac- tress but there arc other, per- haps more challenging, things in iifc. I am very interested in journalism and in politics. I hope to find a way of combin- ing several says Ne- da. "But for now I am happy to be a student and make mov- "My immediate goal for my film career is to make a mov- ie in the United States. "Shaft In Africa's" producer Roger Lewis and director John Guil- Icrtnin have given me a lot of encouragemer.t. I don't know why I am al' a little unsure of things American but the of going thore is the most exciting thing I can ima- Ncda beams. "Shaft In Africa" was filmed on low.tlons in Ethiopia, Spain and New York from a screen- play by Academy Award win- ning screenwriter Stirling Silli- phant and also stars Vouetta McGee and Frank Finlay. "Yes, visiting Africa was very sftyj Neda, "but to tell the truih, I really won't feel as though been any- where until I hnie visited the United Stater." VIEWS NnV U.S. SHOWS (TV President and Managing Director, Murray Chereover, and Executive Keith CamfbcW, ve-e recently in Los An poles vie-vMR the new wesson's U.S. television prod- uct. While in Calif rnia they met with many potential co- You Can't Beat The Leader In Food CHINESE fOOD WESTEPN MEAIS LIGHT IUNCHES RESTAURANT HOURS: Open Doily 8 o.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Sundoyi ond Holidoyil 3rd AVE. 5. PHONE 327-7511 ;