Archive for the ‘Performers’ Category

Ernest Borgnine 1917-2012

9th July 2012

Ernest Borgnine, star of The Poseidon Adventure, Fire, When Time Ran Out, and Alice in Wonderland has passed away aged 95. Up until very recently he had been attending signing events with other members of The Poseidon Adventure cast and will be much missed by Irwin Allen and movie fandom.

BBC Tribute

Los Angeles Times

Time Entertainment

The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook

29th February 2012

The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook by Fred Bronson is a new book being published on 1st April 2012 featuring stories of the experiences of each of the child actors during the filming of classic musical The Sound of Music. Contains rare photos as well as a DVD with on-set and behind the scenes home movies.

The Lost One, Zalman King

5th February 2012

Sad news this weekend.  Actor, writer, director and producer Zalman King died on Friday 3rd February 2012. To the Irwin Allen universe, he is best known for his role as the feisty young man, Nick, in the Land of the Giants episode The Lost Ones.

BBC Tribute

Who Played The President?

16th November 2011

We’re having great fun trying to put names to faces for all of the non-credited performers in the Irwin Allen’s productions.  What a challenging task.  Does anyone recognize the man playing the President of the United States in The Return of Captain Nemo?

Researching The Poseidon Adventure

18th June 2011

We have spent several weeks trying to identify as many of the cast of The Poseidon Adventure as we can. We still have several names and faces we’re trying to match up, and would welcome help from any movie buffs who would like to participate in this research.  We feel it is important that this is done in order to pay tribute to the many performers who don’t always get the credit they deserve.  If you can help, please contact IANN.

We have also added some galleries of photos of the Queen Mary, the Poseidon filming miniature, a selection of storyboards, and pages of the shooting schedule.

Sherry Jackson at L.A. Comic Book & Sci Fi Con

25th March 2011


Actress Sherry Jackson makes her First West Coast autograph signing appearance at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention on Sunday, April 17, 2011.  Sherry starred as Effra in the first season episode (#25) of Lost in Space titled The Space Croppers.  Sherry also starred in many other classic television series, such as in the original Star Trek 1966 episode “What Are Little Girls Made of” as the Android Andrea, a first season Batman as The Riddler’s Henchwoman Pauline, and in many other shows such as Twilight Zone, Maverick, Rawhide, The Rifleman, Fantasy Island, Starsky and Hutch, and The Incredible Hulk. Sherry’s first major television role as a regular was on Make Room For Daddy as the daughter of Danny Thomas, and it’s interesting to note that Angela Cartwright was introduced as a regular on this series during the fifth season of the show.

The Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention will be held at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, 700 West 32nd Street, in Los Angeles, CA across the street from USC College.  Show Hours are 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., and Sherry Jackson will be signing 12:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.  The Convention also features a large Dealers Room full of Old and New Comic Books, Toys, Action Figures, Trading Cards, DVDs, and many other Collectibles.  Admission is only $8.00, five years and under are free. Check for more information.

Lee Meriwether in Women of Spoon River

28th January 2011

Lee Meriwether is appearing in a new one-woman show called Women of Spoon River from 28th January to 13th February at the Theatre West in Los Angeles.

Visit the Theatre West Website

The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas Review

18th January 2011

Thanks to David Goudsward for the following link to a review of Jonathan Harris’ The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas:

The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas Review

David Nelson

13th January 2011

David Nelson, star of The Big Circus, died on 11th January at the age of 74.  He is probably best known for his role with his parents and brother Rick in The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet.

BBC News Tribute to David Nelson

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas DVD Release

15th November 2010

Received the following news today courtesy of Dave Goudsward.

Just in time for the holidays, The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas is out on DVD.

This features Jonathan Harris’ last performance, with posthumous collaboration by his Lost in Space co-stars, Bill, Marta and Angela.

The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas is a short animation film with a long list of awards, including Winner 1st Place Animated Comedy Dragon*Con 2010, winner of Three 2010 Silver Telly Awards and winner of a 2010 Accolade Award of Merit for Animation.

Bonus features include The Bolt Who Screwed Christmas with isolated music only track, storyboards with early audio, early animation tests and audio outtakes from Jonathan, Tress MacNeille (The Simpsons, Futurama), Bill, Marta and Angela.

Also included, the new short film by John Wardlaw and Adny Angrand, NO! NOT THE CHICKEN! (unrated, adult language) bring the DVD up to a full hour of content.