THEN AND NOW SAG'S NEWEST EXECUTIVES ARE ICONS OF '70S TELEVISION.
Byline: Greg Hernandez Staff Writer
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No, not the taping of an episode of ``E! True Hollywood Story'' featuring '70s television icons. It would be Monday's first meeting of the newly elected leadership of the Screen Actors Guild.
SAG's new board of directors is loaded with enough familiar faces from television's past and present to fill the programming schedules of both Nick at Nite and TV Land, making for one of the most high-profile boards in the guild's recent history.
In decades past, such well-known actors as James Cagney, Ronald Reagan, Charlton Heston, Edward Asner Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929) is an American actor known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later continued in a spinoff series, Lou Grant. and Patty Duke Patty Duke (born December 14, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress of the stage and screen. She currently resides in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Childhood
She was born Anna Marie Duke in Manhattan, New York, U.S. to an Irish American father, John P. led the SAG board.
``I've watched the board kind of shift from that to lesser-known people,'' said SAG Treasurer-elect Kent McCord Kent McCord (born September 26, 1942) is an American actor.
McCord was born Kent Franklin McWhirter in Los Angeles, California. Using the stage name Kent McCord, he first appeared on television in 1962 as a guest on The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet. of ``Adam-12'' fame. ``The more recognizable we are, the better we are able to get our message across to the people that we have to bargain with in this industry.''
SAG President-elect Melissa Gilbert, who beat out Valerie Harper Valerie Harper (born August 22, 1940 in Suffern, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern-Gerard on the 1970s television show The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and its spinoff, Rhoda. and others for the top SAG post, said a high-profile board can not only put more of a public spotlight on issues facing guild members, but also brings to the table a wealth of experience in the acting business.
``I think that the true benefit of having recognizable faces on this board of directors is that we all have a stake in the contract, because we've worked them,'' Gilbert said. ``We really have a great deal to say about agents and managers and our contract. That's a very valuable thing.''
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Dreyfuss was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Norman, an attorney and restaurateur, and Geraldine, a peace activist. , currently starring in the CBS (Cell Broadcast Service) See cell broadcast. drama ``The Education of Max Bickford,'' was the top vote-getter of all candidates running for a board seat. Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for best actor for ``The Goodbye Girl.''
Other board members include four-time Emmy winner Harper (``Rhoda''), who has two years remaining on her term and said she plans to remain active; ``NYPD NYPD New York City Police Department (since 1845; New York City, NY, USA)
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Another new board member, Shelley Fabares, was familiar to television viewers long before her long-running role as Christine on ``Coach.'' Fabares had also played daughter Mary Stone on ``The Donna Reed Show'' for many years in the 1960s. In addition, she had a No. 1 pop single, ``Johnny Angel,'' in the '60s and is married to fellow board member Farrell.
And finally, there is Renee Taylor, best known for her flamboyant role as Fran Drescher's mother on ``The Nanny.'' Taylor was elected to a board seat in New York New York, state, United States
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