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Ranking the 50 greatest male TV stars ever, including Johnny Carson, Bob Newhart, Mr. Rogers

Ranking the 50 greatest male TV stars ever, including Johnny Carson, Bob Newhart, Mr. Rogers
Who is the best male TV star of all time? Our new photo gallery above takes on the tough task of ranking the 50 greatest actors and performers. Agree or disagree with our choices?

With over 70 years of television to consider, we had to provide ourselves with a few rules to help simplify things. One of those was that every man in our gallery must have been an ongoing leading star at some point, preferably more often than not. That’s why you will not see such classic supporting actors as Art Carney, Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Peter Dinklage and more. We also do not include any news/sports anchors or journalists such as Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Peter Jennings, Howard Cosell since they are not performers.

SEE30 Greatest Female TV Stars Ever, Ranked [Photos]

In order to place them in the rankings, we were looking at a combination of quality
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50 Greatest Male TV Stars Ever, Ranked

50 Greatest Male TV Stars Ever, Ranked
Who is the best male TV star of all time? Our new photo gallery above takes on the tough task of ranking the 50 greatest actors and performers. Agree or disagree with our choices?

With over 70 years of television to consider, we had to provide ourselves with a few rules to help simplify things. One of those was that every man in our gallery must have been an ongoing leading star at some point, preferably more often than not. That’s why you will not see such classic supporting actors as Art Carney, Tim Conway, Don Knotts, Peter Dinklage and more. We also do not include any news/sports anchors or journalists such as Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Peter Jennings, Howard Cosell since they are not performers.

In order to place them in the rankings, we were looking at a combination of quality (top rated shows with the public or
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When Hope Calls, the When Calls the Heart Fans Are Here to Stay

You've heard of Gleeks. You've seen proud Arianators take over your timeline. Every other muggle is a Potterhead.  These are all nick names for passionate fanbases that have infiltrated mainstream pop culture. But you might not know about Hearties, one of TV's most longstanding and loyal group of fans committed to Hallmark Channel's When Calls the Heart.  While it may seem unlikely, the family-friendly period drama based the Janette Oake books and produced by Little House on the Prairie star Michael Landon's son about the lives of the people in Coal Valley, a small Canadian mining town in 1910, could inspire fan conventions, cookbooks and weekly trending topics on Twitter, Hearties have...
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Under the surface by Anne-Katrin Titze

Gay Talese comparing Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Michael Cimino to Italian painters working for the Popes during the Renaissance: "These painters now are directors." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

In early 1970, Gay Talese drove up unannounced to the Spahn Ranch. It was less than a year after the murders of Sharon Tate, Voytek Frykowski, Abigail Folger, and Jay Sebring by members of the Manson family that had lived there. The journalistic adventure of meeting George Spahn was turned by Gay into the Esquire magazine article Charlie Manson's Home On The Range. The location is featured in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time … In Hollywood, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt with Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate and Bruce Dern as Spahn.

Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) and Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

King Vidor's Duel in the Sun, starring Gregory Peck,
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Barry Coe Dies: ‘Peyton Place’ & Mr. Goodwrench Actor Was 84

Barry Coe Dies: ‘Peyton Place’ & Mr. Goodwrench Actor Was 84
Barry Coe, who starred in the 1957 film Peyton Place, was considered as a possible series regular on Bonanza and became familiar to a new generation of TV viewers as the Mr. Goodwrench character in commercials that ran in the 1970s and ’80s, died July 16 in Palm Desert, CA. He was 84.

Coe’s death from the bone marrow disease myelodysplastic syndrome was announced by his family.

A resident of Sun Valley, ID, in later life, Coe began his Hollywood career with small, uncredited roles in such mid-1950s fare as How to Be Very, Very Popular, D-Day The Sixth of June and TV’s Cheyenne, moving on to credited roles in the 1956 Elvis Presley hit Love Me Tender and TV’s The 20th Century-Fox Hour.

His breakthrough came in 1957’s Peyton Place, in the role of Rodney Harrington. Although the character would be played by Ryan O’Neal in the subsequent TV adaptation,
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Top 30 greatest TV stars to never win an Emmy: Kristen Bell, George Clooney, Angela Lansbury, Desi Arnaz and more

Top 30 greatest TV stars to never win an Emmy: Kristen Bell, George Clooney, Angela Lansbury, Desi Arnaz and more
Quite a few of your favorite television performers have plenty of Emmy Awards on their shelves… Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Janney, Cloris Leachman, Tina Fey. Other TV legends like Henry Winkler and Bob Newhart just picked up their first and only statuettes recently. But how about the many others still waiting for their trophy? Tour through our new photo gallery above featuring the Top 30 greatest TV stars who have never won an Emmy(arranged in alphabetical order). We only chose people with long-running television careers without reaching this one singular achievement.

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Several people in our gallery are still actively working, with some of them on this year’s Emmy ballot seeking another shot at the gold. Those names include Tim Allen (“Last Man Standing”), Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”), Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”), George Clooney (“Catch-22”), Marla Gibbs
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Top 30 Greatest TV Stars to Never Win an Emmy

Top 30 Greatest TV Stars to Never Win an Emmy
Quite a few of your favorite television performers have plenty of Emmy Awards on their shelves… Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Janney, Cloris Leachman, Tina Fey. Other TV legends like Henry Winkler and Bob Newhart just picked up their first and only statuettes recently. But how about the many others still waiting for their trophy? Tour through our new photo gallery above featuring the Top 30 greatest TV stars who have never won an Emmy (arranged in alphabetical order). We only chose people with long-running television careers without reaching this one singular achievement.

Several people in our gallery are still actively working, with some of them on this year’s Emmy ballot seeking another shot at the gold. Those names include Tim Allen (“Last Man Standing”), Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”), Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”), George Clooney (“Catch-22”), Marla Gibbs (“The Jeffersons”), Hugh Laurie (“Veep”) and Phylicia Rashad (“This Is Us
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Mitzi Hoag, Actress on 'The Facts of Life' and 'Here Come the Brides,' Dies at 86

Mitzi Hoag, Actress on 'The Facts of Life' and 'Here Come the Brides,' Dies at 86
Mitzi Hoag, who had recurring roles on such TV series as The Facts of Life and Here Come the Brides, died Tuesday at her home in Sherman Oaks, her family announced. She was 86.

A native of Cleveland, Hoag portrayed a mother with three kids and a lawyer husband (Paul Sorvino) on We'll Get By, a short-lived comedy created by Alan Alda that lasted just 13 episodes in 1975.

She got to know Michael Landon while guest-starring on Bonanza and appeared on subsequent NBC shows he produced, including Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven and Father Murphy.

Hoag played Evie Green, the adoptive mother of ...
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15 Unlikely Celebrity Christmas Albums That Make You Go ‘Huh?’ (Photos)

  • The Wrap
15 Unlikely Celebrity Christmas Albums That Make You Go ‘Huh?’ (Photos)
If you’re looking for something a little different to listen to this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. TheWrap found some “interesting” options to your standard Sinatra, Buble or Mariah Christmas tunes that’ll either have you singing along… or scratching your head.

“Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album” William Shatner adds his own comedic spin to 13 holiday classics, making them more like exaggerated dramatic readings then songs you’d hum along to. From a punk rock version of “Jingle Bells” to “Feliz Navidad” delivered with exclamation points, it’s just about as entertaining as it gets… even if you’re not a Trekkie. Reviews on Amazon go from “Life changing, comedy and entertainment gold” to ” oh No No No.”

“Christmas Time With The Three Stooges” You read that right. This raucous slapstick trio of Larry, Moe and Curly Joe originally cut a Christmas album in 1960. But
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‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ Episode 1 Recap: It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

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‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ Episode 1 Recap: It’s The End Of The World As We Know It
Spoiler Alert: The Recap contains spoilers from tonight’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse season 8 opener “The End”:

Eight seasons in, and one thing you can’t say is that Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk don’t know how to reinvigorate a TV Series. Tonight’s first episode of season 8 of American Horror Story: Apocalypse titled “The End” which has largely been shrouded in secrecy (except for the fact that it’s a crossover over between season 1’s Murder House and season 3’s Coven) literally began with a bang: Nuclear missiles have decimated Hong Kong, Russia, the Baltics and more and the United States isn’t too far behind. A jarring, unnerving sequence which makes us realize just how far TV has come since 1983’s The Day After. Plus they’re some great dark zingers as Beverly Hills just can’t come to grips with the world that’s melting around them.
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Kent McCray Dies: ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Producer Was 89

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Kent McCray Dies: ‘Little House On The Prairie’ Producer Was 89
Kent McCray, producer of the classic Little House on the Prairie series, died of natural causes on June 3 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89 years old.

As native Hartford, Conn., McCray’s career spanned more than 50 years. He was born on June 7, 1928, and is the second son of Thomas Chapman McCray, who was an executive with the NBC Radio Network as well as Dorothy Baldwin McCray who was a singer and a musician.

After graduating from Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire — where his love of storytelling grew — he studied theater arts at the University of Hartford under Dr. Elemer Nagy. After receiving his diploma in 1948 he worked for the Central City Opera Association in Colorado and then went on to build his television career in Los Angeles.

He was a production coordinator on the All-Star Revue and The Colgate Comedy Hour at NBC and then worked for
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‘Little House on the Prairie’ Producer Kent McCray Dies at 89

  • Variety
‘Little House on the Prairie’ Producer Kent McCray Dies at 89
Little House on the Prairie” producer Kent McCray died of natural causes in Los Angeles on Sunday. He was 89.

McCray was born on June 7, 1928, the second son of Thomas Chapman McCray — an executive with the NBC Radio Network — and singer Dorothy Baldwin McCray. A Hartford, Conn., native, McCray found his passion for entertainment early on during his time at the Kimball Union Academy prep school in New Hampshire. While at Kimball, McCray built sets, directed, acted, and sang in several school theatrical productions.

Three years after graduating from the University of Hartford, McCray began his television career at NBC in L.A. as a production coordinator on the “All Star Revue” and “The Colgate Comedy Hour.” Other assignments followed quickly, including “The Red Skelton Show,” “The Ralph Edwards Show,” “This Is Your Life,” and “You Bet Your Life” starring Groucho Marx.

When NBC announced its shift away from live television into filmed entertainment,
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Kent McCray, Producer on 'Little House on the Prairie,' Dies at 89

Kent McCray, Producer on 'Little House on the Prairie,' Dies at 89
Kent McCray, a producer and production manager who collaborated with the late Michael Landon on the NBC dramas Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven and Father Murphy, has died. He was 89.

McCray died Sunday in Los Angeles of natural causes, publicist Jeff Sanderson announced.

While serving as a production manager on Bonanza — he worked on the legendary NBC drama from 1962 until its conclusion in 1973 — McCray became friends with Landon, who played Joe Cartwright on the show.

In 1974, McCray was named associate producer of the two-hour pilot for Little House on the Prairie, based ...
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Jodie Foster and Jason Bateman Reveal Directing Secrets: How They Trick Fellow Actors Into Being Better

Jodie Foster and Jason Bateman Reveal Directing Secrets: How They Trick Fellow Actors Into Being Better
While filming Panic Room, Jodie Foster once did 110 takes of a single scene.

Speaking at a Netflix Emmy FYSee event at Raleigh Studios on Friday night, Foster explained that while working with directors like David Fincher was the greatest film school, her style behind the camera is a markedly different approach.

Directors bounce back and forth between controlling and freedom. "I'm the fast and furious one," Foster said. I like the energy of having the actors understand that we are so prepared and we've all organized and orchestrated everything, whether it's the camera moves or the visuals as much as possible. We all know ahead of time what we're going to do because I want them to feel like they're firing. They do two takes and they move on to the next thing. It gives the acting a different energy, because they can't second-guess themselves."
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Where is the Bonanza Cast Today?

Bonanza was a popular western television series that ran for 14 seasons consisting of 431 episodes between 1959 and 1973. It is the second-longest running western television series on network television in the United States. The series was created by David Dortort and the storyline was set in the 1860s. It focused on the Cartwright family, who were played by Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon. Ray Teale also starred in this series. If you were once a fan of this series, you may have wondered what has happened to the cast since the show finished. Here

Where is the Bonanza Cast Today?
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Christopher Landon Lists Hollywood Hills Hacienda (Exclusive)

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Christopher Landon Lists Hollywood Hills Hacienda (Exclusive)
Horror specialist and Hollywood heir Christopher Landon, son of late actor Michael Landon and writer of the acclaimed 2007 Hitchcockian thriller “Disturbia” along with a number of installments of the “Paranormal Activity” film franchise, has his extensively updated and stylishly appointed hacienda-style home in L.A.’s historic Outpost Estates neighborhood up for sale at a bit less than $3.3 million.

The director of the 2017 slasher film “Happy Death Day” and its upcoming sequel purchased the property, in the foothills above Hollywood, in 2013 for $2.1 million from another Tinseltown scion, style maven Marin Hopper, daughter of Dennis Hopper, and her entrepreneurial husband John Goldstone.

Sequestered behind a picturesquely bougainvillea-draped wooden gate that opens to an expansive, tree-shaded brick courtyard, the four-bedroom and four-bath home, just shy of 3,300 square feet, sits on a high ridge directly above — and well within easy earshot of — the Hollywood Bowl.

Lustrous, dark hardwood floors run from the entrance
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We Had an Amazing Superhero Series in the 80s and We Didn’t Even Know It! Highway To Heaven

When I was growing up, there was a show that I loved to watch called Highway to Heaven. It had been years since I had seen the show, then it recently popped up on Netflix and I immediately started rewatching it.

As I watched the show, I was flooded with nostalgia and the memories of the show started flooding back. The show was filled with hard-hitting drama, humor, inspiration, and even action in some cases. One of the things I loved about the series most was the positive heartfelt messages that each episode revolves around.

Most episodes stressed moral themes and dealt with common human failings, such as egotism, bitterness and greed. Other episodes addressed such topics as racism, bullying, Mental illness, self-esteem, the environment, cancer, and more. There are also some big stars that got their start in the series like Paul Walker, Will Wheaton, and Josh Brolin. It
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‘Little House On The Prairie’ Cabin Being Rebuilt In Kansas

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The log cabin at the Little House on the Prairie site in Kansas will be rebuilt soon. Little House On The Prairie Cabin To Be Redone The current cabin was built near Independence, Kansas, in 1977, during the height of popularity for the television series about Laura Ingalls Wilder’s childhood home. The show starred Michael Landon […]

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Flashback: Jim Carrey Takes Et to L.A.’s Legendary Comedy Club That Later Inspired ‘I’m Dying Up Here’

Flashback: Jim Carrey Takes Et to L.A.’s Legendary Comedy Club That Later Inspired ‘I’m Dying Up Here’
Before Bruce Almighty, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective or even In Living Color, there was only one way to experience the comedy magic of Jim Carrey: onstage. Over countless late nights in the ‘70s and ‘80s, thousands of people watched stand-up comedians such as Carrey hone their craft at the Los Angeles club The Comedy Store. The beginning of his 10,000-mile journey from Ontario, Canada, to stardom in the U.S. began with a single step on stage at the legendary venue, which serves as the setting of his new Showtime drama, I’m Dying Up Here, exploring the lives and careers of up-and-coming comedians.

“I came here when I was 17, on a bus, basically, and got off at The Comedy Store,” Carrey told Et in 1992, which at the time was just two years into his run on the Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color. Run by co-founder Mitzi Shore (also mother to the actor Pauley
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When Calls the Heart: Season Four Airs This Month on Hallmark (Photos)

Are you ready to return to Hope Valley? The fourth season of the When Calls the Heart TV show premieres on Hallmark Channel, Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 9:00pm Et/Pt. Learn more about the new installment and check out scads of photos, after the jump.When Calls the Heart stars Erin Krakow, Lori Loughlin, Daniel Lissing, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton, and Kavan Smith. Jeremy Guilabout plays National Pacific Railroad's Ray Wyatt in season four. Brad Krevoy, Robin Bernheim Burger, Brian Bird, Michael Landon, Jr., Susie Belzberg, Eric Jarboe, Michael Shepard and Jimmy Townsend are executive producers. Loughlin is a co-executive producer, along with Paul Jackson, Cynthia J. Cohen, Amanda Phillips Atkins, Derek Thompson, Neill Fearnley, Peter DeLuise, and Michael Rohl.Read More…
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