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Mathnet
Mathnet
Mathnet
is a segment on the children's television show Square One Television.Contents1 Premise 2 Characters2.1 Los Angeles cast 2.2 New York City
New York City
cast3 Guest stars 4 Math and science 5 Development and Production 6 Home video release and reruns 7 Episodes7.1 Season 1 (1987) 7.2 Season 2 (1988) 7.3 Season 3 (1990) 7.4 Season 4 (1991) 7.5 Season 5 (1992)8 References 9 External linksPremise[edit] Mathnet
Mathnet
is a parody of Dragnet, in which the main characters are mathematicians who use their mathematical skills to solve various crimes and mysteries in the city. Each segment of the series aired on one episode of Square One, a production of the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) aimed at teaching math skills to young viewers
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Police Procedural
The police procedural, or police crime drama, is a subgenre of detective fiction that attempts to convincingly depict procedurals frequently depict investigations into several unrelated crimes in a single story. Traditional mysteries usually adhere to the convention of having the criminal's identity concealed until the climax (the so-called whodunit), whereas in police procedurals, the perpetrator's identity is often known to the audience from the outset (the inverted detective story or howcatchem). Police
Police
procedurals depict a number of police-related topics such as forensics, autopsies, the gathering of evidence, the use of search warrants, and interrogation.Contents1 Early history 2 Written stories2.1 Ed McBain 2.2 John Creasey/J. J
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Jayne Meadows
Jayne Meadows (born Jane Meadows Cotter; September 27, 1919 – April 26, 2015), also known as Jayne Meadows-Allen, was an American stage, film and television actress, as well as an author and lecturer. She was nominated for three Emmy Awards during her career and was the elder sister of actress and memoirist Audrey Meadows.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Later life and death 4 Selected filmography 5 Notable television work 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Jayne Meadows was born Jane Meadows Cotter in 1919,[1] in Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Meadows was the daughter of American Episcopal missionary parents, the Rev. Francis James Meadows Cotter and his wife, the former Ida Miller Taylor, who had married in 1915.[2] Meadows was the elder sister of actress Audrey Meadows. She also had two brothers
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Marcia Wallace
Marcia Karen Wallace (November 1, 1942 – October 25, 2013) was an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and game show panelist, primarily known for her roles in television situation comedies. She is perhaps best known for her roles as receptionist Carol Kester on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
and as the voice of elementary school teacher Edna Krabappel
Edna Krabappel
on the animated series The Simpsons, for which she won an Emmy in 1992. The character was retired after her death. Wallace was known for her tall frame, red hair, and distinctive laugh. She had a career spanning five decades on TV, film, and stage. She was a frequent guest on The Merv Griffin
Merv Griffin
Show, which led to her receiving a personal request to appear on The Bob Newhart Show
The Bob Newhart Show
in a role created especially for her
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Russell Johnson
Russell David Johnson (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014) was an American television and film actor, best known for his role as "the Professor" on the CBS
CBS
television sitcom Gilligan's Island.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Military career 3 Movie and television career3.1 Black Saddle 3.2 Twilight Zone and Outer Limits episodes 3.3 "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island 3.4 After Gilligan's Island4 Personal life 5 Later years and death 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Johnson was born on November 10, 1924, in Ashley, Pennsylvania.[1][2] His parents were Russell Kennedy Johnson (1901–1932) and Minnie Wenonah Smink-Johnson (1902–1976). Johnson was the second-oldest of six children. His siblings were brothers Kenneth (1925–2012), David (1926–1976), and Paul Wesley (1932–1933) [who died from pneumonia only weeks after Johnson's father], and sisters Lorraine Johnson-Crosby (1928-2015) and Marian L
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Geoffrey Lewis (actor)
Geoffrey Bond Lewis (July 31, 1935 – April 7, 2015) was an American character actor.[2] Lewis was known for his film roles alongside Robert Redford
Robert Redford
and Clint Eastwood.[3] He typically played villains. He also played a bodyguard in Double Impact.Contents1 Life and career 2 Personal life 3 Death 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External linksLife and career[edit] Lewis was born July 31, 1935, in Plainfield, New Jersey, but spent much of his youth in Wrightwood, California. He took acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City and performed off-Broadway and at regional theaters in Massachusetts.[4] He tried breaking into Hollywood in the 1960s.[5] Lewis appeared in TV series such as Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Mork & Mindy, Lou Grant, Magnum, P.I., Murder, She Wrote, The X-Files
The X-Files
and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In 1979, he appeared in Salem's Lot
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Kevin McCarthy (actor)
Kevin McCarthy (February 15, 1914 – September 11, 2010)[1] was an American stage, film, and television actor who gave over two hundred television and film performances. He is best remembered for portraying the male lead in the horror science fiction film Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).[2] Following several television guest roles, McCarthy gave his first credited film performance in Death of a Salesman (1951), portraying Biff Loman to Frederic March's Willy Loman. The role earned him a Golden Globe Award[3] and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.[4][5]Contents1 Life and career 2 Personal life 3 Selected filmography 4 Radio appearances 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksLife and career[edit] McCarthy was born in Seattle, Washington, the son of Roy Winfield McCarthy and Martha Therese (née Preston).[6] McCarthy's father was descended from a wealthy Irish American family based in Minnesota
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Henry Jones (actor)
Henry Burk
Henry Burk
Jones (August 1, 1912 – May 17, 1999) was an American character actor of stage, film and television.Contents1 Life and career 2 Personal life and death 3 Filmography3.1 Film 3.2 Television4 References 5 External linksLife and career[edit] Jones was born in New Jersey,[1] and was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Helen (née Burk) and John Francis Xavier Jones. He was the grandson of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Representative Henry Burk, a German immigrant. Jones attended the Jesuit Saint Joseph's Preparatory School. Jones is remembered for his role as handyman Leroy Jessup in the movie The Bad Seed
The Bad Seed
(1956), a role he originated on Broadway
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Kenneth Mars
Kenneth Mars
Kenneth Mars
(April 4, 1935 – February 12, 2011)[1] was an American actor and voice actor, who specialized in comedic roles. He had roles in two Mel Brooks
Mel Brooks
films: as the Nazi
Nazi
playwright Franz Liebkind
Franz Liebkind
in The Producers (1968) and Police Inspector Hans Wilhelm Friedrich Kemp in Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
(1974).[2] Mars appeared in two seasons of Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle
as Otto, Francis's well-meaning but dimwitted boss
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James Karen
James Karen (born Jacob Karnofsky; November 28, 1923) is an American character actor of Broadway, film and television. Karen is best known for his roles in Poltergeist, The Return of the Living Dead, Invaders from Mars, and in The Pursuit of Happyness.[1] Karen is also known for his recurring television role as Tom Bradford's boss, Eliot Randolph in Eight is Enough. He also appeared in commercials for Pathmark which earned his nickname "Mr. Pathmark".[2] He was nominated for a Saturn Award for his 1985 role in The Return of the Living Dead.[3]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Selected filmography 5 Awards 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Karen was born Jacob Karnofsky in Wilkes-Barre, in northeastern Pennsylvania, the son of Russian-born Jewish immigrants Mae (née Freed) and Joseph H. Karnofsky, a produce dealer.[4] As a young man, Karen was encouraged to be an actor by U.S. Congressman Daniel J
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William Windom (actor)
William Windom
William Windom
(September 28, 1923 – August 16, 2012) was an American actor. He was perhaps best known for his work on television, including two episodes of The Twilight Zone. He portrayed Glen Morley, a fictional congressman from Minnesota (a role based on Windom's own Republican great-grandfather and namesake), in the three-season sitcom The Farmer's Daughter, co-starring Inger Stevens
Inger Stevens
as his beautiful housekeeper. Windom also achieved fame as the character of cartoonist John Monroe on the sitcom My World and Welcome to It, for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series; as Commodore Matt Decker, commander of the doomed USS Constellation in the Star Trek
Star Trek
episode "The Doomsday Machine;" the character Randy Lane in the Night Gallery episode "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar;" the recurring character Dr
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Tammy Grimes
Tammy Lee Grimes (January 30, 1934 – October 30, 2016) was an American actress and singer. She won two Tony Awards
Tony Awards
in her career, the first for originating the role of Molly Tobin in the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown and the second for starring in a 1970 revival of Private Lives
Private Lives
as Amanda Prynne. A former husband, Christopher Plummer, and their daughter, actress Amanda Plummer, were also Tony Award
Tony Award
winners. She originated the role of Diana in the Broadway production of California Suite. The role of Diana was played in the film by Maggie Smith, who won an Oscar for her performance. Grimes played the role of Elmire in the 1978 Broadway and television production of Tartuffe
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Single-camera Setup
The single-camera setup, or single-camera mode of production, also known as Portable Single Camera, is a method of filmmaking and video production. The single-camera setup originally developed during the birth of the classical Hollywood cinema in the 1910s and has remained the standard mode of production for cinema; in television, both single cameras and multiple-camera productions are common.Contents1 Description 2 Television 3 See also 4 ReferencesDescription[edit] In this setup, each of the various shots and camera angles is taken using the same camera, which is moved and reset to get each shot or new angle. If a scene cuts back and forth between actor A and actor B, the director will first point the camera towards A and run part or all of the scene from this angle, then move the camera to point at B, relight, and then run the scene through from this angle
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Arnold Stang
Arnold Stang
Arnold Stang
(September 28, 1918 – December 20, 2009)[1] was an American comic actor in radio, television and film, and television and film voice actor, whose comic persona was a small and bespectacled, yet brash and knowing big-city type.Contents1 Career1.1 Later career2 Personal life 3 Death 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] Stang once claimed he got his break in radio by sending a postcard to a New York station requesting an audition, was accepted, and then bought his own ticket to New York from Chelsea, Massachusetts
Chelsea, Massachusetts
with the money set aside for his mother's anniversary gift.[2] True or not, Stang worked on New York-based network radio shows as a boy, appearing on children's programs such as The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour and Let's Pretend.[3] By 1940, he had graduated to teenaged roles, appearing as Seymour[4] on The Goldbergs
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Edward Winter (actor)
Edward Dean Winter (June 3, 1937 – March 8, 2001) was an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as military intelligence officer Colonel Flagg on the television series M*A*S*H.Contents1 Early career 2 Later career 3 Death 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External linksEarly career[edit] Winter was born in Ventura, California, and began his acting career in Ashland, Oregon, as a member of the cast of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. During the 1961 season, he played Claudius in Hamlet and stayed for an extended repertory season, where he appeared in The Boyfriend and Rashomon. He went on to early successes on Broadway. Winter was twice nominated for Tony Awards as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical). The first was in 1967, as Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret, then in 1969, as J.D. Sheldrake in Promises, Promises.[2] He moved on to television, appearing on the daytime serials The Secret Storm and Somerset. Later career[edit] Winter was cast on M*A*S*H as Lt. Col
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New York City Police Department
The New York City
City
Police
Police
Department (NYPD), officially the City
City
of New York Police
Police
Department, is the largest police force in the United States.[6] Established on May 23, 1845, the agency has primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation within the five boroughs of New York City
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