American TV series from 1951 (Part Two)
These are all American TV series which were either being filmed or screened during 1951 …
Claudio Baglioni, born 16 May 1951, is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician. He is considered one of the greatest songwriters/singers (“cantautori”) in Italy and one of the greatest figures in Italian musica leggera (pop music).
His success has spanned through several decades. His melodic and highly dramatic love ballads, especially from the 1970s era (such as “Questo piccolo grande amore”, “E tu…”, “Amore bello”, “Sabato pomeriggio”, “E tu come stai”) are part of Italy’s musical and national culture.
Lynda Carter … Wonder Woman!
The American actress and singer Lynda Carter was born in Phoenix, Arizona on July 24, 1951. She is best known as the star of the TV series Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979.
She attended Arizona State University but later dropped out after deciding to pursue a career in music. In 1972, she won a local Arizona beauty contest and gained national attention in the United States by winning Miss World USA, representing Arizona. In the international 1972 Miss World pageant, representing the United States, she reached the semifinals.
After taking acting classes at several New York acting schools, she made her first acting appearance, in an episode of the 1974 police drama Nakia entitled “Roots of Anger”. She then began making appearances on such TV shows as Starsky and Hutch and Cos, and in several “B” movies.. Her acting career took off when she landed the starring role on Wonder Woman as the title character and her secret identity, Diana Prince.
In 1978, she was voted “The Most Beautiful Woman in the World” by the International Academy of Beauty and the British Press Organization. She had also signed a modelling contract with Maybelline cosmetics in 1977.
She has appeared in numerous roles in TV, film and theatre.
These include Wonder Woman (1975-79), Starsky and Hutch (1976), The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Law and Order (2005), Chicago (2005), Smallville (2007), and Supergirl (2016). She has also been in demand as a voice-over artist in several video games.
As a singer she has released several albums including Crazy Little Things (2009) and At Last (2011). She and her band tour regularly throughout the USA.
Nigel Havers …always the charmer!
The popular English actor Nigel Havers was born on 6 November 1951. He is well known for his dashing good looks, upper class accent and charming manner.
He has appeared in numerous roles in film, television and theatre. Films include Empire of the Sun (1987), A Passage to India (1984) and Chariots of Fire (1981).
Theatre appearances include leading roles in The Importance of Being Ernest (2015), Rebecca (2011) as well as regular stints in various pantomimes. Among a long list of TV credits are The Charmer (1987), A Perfect Hero (1991), Coronation Street and Downton Abbey.
Patrick Allen …
Sir Patrick Allen was born in Jamaica on 7 February 1951. He is the sixth and current Governor-General of Jamaica. He has held this post since February 2009.
Trevor Eve … life on a Shoestring
The well-known English actor Trevor Eve was born on 1 July, 1951 in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham. He has enjoyed a long and successful acting career on stage, television and film, spanning back to the 1970s.
In 1979 he gained fame as the eponymous lead in the private detective series Shoestring. He then went on to his first major film role in the 1979 Dracula directed by John Badham, playing Jonathan Harker, alongside Laurence Olivier. He is also known for his role as Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd in BBC television drama Waking the Dead.
Most recently, Eve played the part of Judge Sir Selwyn Hardcastle in the BBC’s Death Comes to Pemberley in December 2013, and as Roach in The Interceptor in 2014. He is married to the actress Sharon Maughan.
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