Old TV Shows From The Beginning Through 1969.
Stage Name Pic Age Details Real Name Real Last Name Origin/Meaning Shows
Meaning Country Title Character
Andy Devine

(Died: leukemia)Versatile character actor and host of Andy's GangAndrew Vabre DevineFrom surname Devin meaning: Fawn/stag/ox (Ireland) or divine (England)UK/IrelandAndy's GangAndy
Angie Dickinson

86TVs 'Police Woman'Angeline BrownBrown hair or skinEuropeDeath Valley DaysAyoka, Connie Loomis and Sabina Harris
Bernadette Withers

71Played Ginger in Bachelor FatherBernadette WithersWarriorNorwayBachelor FatherGinger
Bert Wheeler

(Died: Emphysema)One half of the succesful Wheeler & Woolsey comedy actAlbert Jerome MackeyFrom surname McKay meaning: Manly, virileIreland/ScotlandBrave EagleSmokey Joe
Bob Johnson

(Died: Heart failure)Played the recorded voice that started each episode of Mission ImpossibleRobert Cleveland JohnsonDedication to the Hebrew God 'Yahweh'England/WalesMission ImpossibleRecord voice (unnamed)
Bud Collyer

(Died: Circulatory system disease)Hosted game shows Beat the Clock and To Tell the TruthClayton Johnson HeermanceFrom surname Hermance meaning: Leader; rulerGermany   
Chipper

UnknownPlayed Chipper in Land of the GiantsChipperLand of the GiantsChipper
Clint Eastwood

87Star of many classic westerns and thrillersClinton Eastwood Jr.From surname Eastwood meaning: [living in or coming from] EastwoodUnited KingdomDeath Valley DaysJohn Lucas
Dale Robertson

(Died: Cancer and pneumonia)Western specialistDayle Lymoine RobertsonBright, fameGermanyDeath Valley DaysThe Old Ranger
Deanna Lund

80Played Valerie Ames Scott in Land of the GiantsDeanna LundCopseSwedenLand of the GiantsValerie Ames Scott
Don Marshall

(Died)Played Dan Erickson in Land of the GiantsDonald James MarshallLooks after horses/farrier/servant/officerEuropeLand of the GiantsDan Erickson
Don Matheson

(Died: Lung cancer)Decorated soldier as well as an actorDon MathesonFrom surname Matthewson meaning: God's GiftMiddle EastLand of the GiantsMark Wilson
Frank Sutton

(Died: Heart attack)Played Sergeant Carter in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.CFrank Spencer Sutton[from] south townEngland/IrelandGomer Pyle, U.S.M.CSergeant Vince Carter
Gary Conway

81Played Captain Steve Burton in Land of the GiantsGareth Monello CarmodyUnknownIrelandLand of the GiantsCaptain Steve Burton
George Reeves

(Died: Gunshot)Played the lead character in SupermanMr George Keefer BrewerBrewer or Dweller amongst heatherUK/FranceAdventures of SupermanSuperman/Clark Kent
Greg Morris

(Died: Cancer)Played Barney Collier in Mission ImpossibleFrancis Gregory Alan MorrisDark, moorEuropeMission ImpossibleBarney Collier
Heather Young

72Played Betty Hamilton in Land of the GiantsPatricia Kay PatersonFrom surname Patterson meaning: Son or noblemanIreland/ScotlandLand of the GiantsBetty Ann Hamilton
Jack Lord

(Died: Heart failure)Played Steve McGarrett in Hawaii Five-OJohn Joseph Patrick RyanUncertain/unknownIrelandHawaii Five-OStephen McGarrett
James Caan

77Although a versatile actor, he was well known for tough-guy rolesJames Edmund CaanFrom surname Conn/Gegen/Kane meaning: Bargee; someone from Aberdeen, Scotland; againstScotland/The Netherlands/GermanyDeath Valley DaysBob/Jim McKinney
James Coburn

(Died: Heart attack)Prolific actor who played Britt in The Magnificent SevenJames Harrison Coburn IIIFrom surname Cockburn meaning: [living in or coming from] Cockburn, EnglandEnglandDeath Valley DaysSteve Barnes
Jim Nabors

87Starred in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.CJames Thurston NaborsNeighborEnglandGomer Pyle, U.S.M.CGomer Pyle
John Forsythe

(Died: Pneumonia)Charlie in Charlie's Angels and Blake Carrington in DynastyJacob Lincoln FreundFriendGermanyBachelor FatherBentley Gregg
John Payne

(Died: Heart failure)Prolific star and co-star of the Hollwood golden ageJohn Howard PayneRusticUnited KingdomDeath Valley DaysThe Old Ranger
Keena Nomkeena

75Played Keena in Brave EagleAnthony Earl NumkenaUnknownUnited StatesBrave EagleKeena
Keith Larsen

(Died)Resourceful actor, writer and directorKeith Eric BurtBright, famousUnited KingdomBrave EagleBrave Eagle
Kim Winona

(Died)Played Morning Star in Brave EagleConstance Elaine MackeyFrom surname McKay meaning: Manly, virileIreland/ScotlandBrave EagleMorning Star
Kurt Kasznar

(Died: Cancer)Prolific performer of both stage and screenKurt ServischerSerbianNetherlandsLand of the GiantsAlexander B. Fitzhugh
Martin Landau

(Died: Multiple reasons/old age)Played Rollin Hand in Mission ImpossibleMartin James LandauValleyGermanyMission ImpossibleRollin Hand
Merle Haggard

(Died: Pneumonia)Country and western starMerle Ronald HaggardWild OR Hawk trainer/keeper OR person from Agard, DenmarkUnknownDeath Valley DaysThe Old Ranger
Noel Neill

(Died: Undisclosed illness)Played Lois Lane in SupermanNoel Darleen StellMarsh (bog) dweller or small farm occupant or variant of "Still" (calm), or "Steel" (smith or armorer)UK/GermanyAdventures of SupermanLois Lane
Noreen Corcoran

(Died: Circulatory system disease)Played Kelly Gregg in Bachelor FatherNoreen M. CorcoranFrom surname Ó Corcráin meaning: PurpleIrelandBachelor FatherKelly Gregg
Pat Hogan

(Died: Lung cancer)Played Black Cloud in Brave EagleThurman Lee HaasFrom surname Has/Hase meaning: Hare or (nickname for) JosephGermany/TheNetherlandsBrave EagleBlack Cloud
Peter Graves

(Died: Heart attack)Played Jim Phelps in Mission ImpossiblePeter Duesler AurnessFrom surname Aursnes meaning: UnknownNorwayMission ImpossibleJim Phelps
Peter Lupus

85Played Willy Armitage in Mission ImpossiblePeter (Jr) LupusWolfRomaniaMission ImpossibleWilly Armitage
Phyllis Coates

90Played Lois Lane in SupermanGypsie Ann Evarts StellMarsh (bog) dweller or small farm occupant or variant of "Still" (calm), or "Steel" (smith or armorer)UK/GermanyAdventures of SupermanLois Lane
Ray Milland

(Died: Lung cancer)First Welsh actor to win a movie OscarAlfred Reginald JonesFrom surname Johnson meaning: Dedication to the Hebrew God 'Yahweh'England/WalesDeath Valley DaysThe Old Ranger
Red

Unknown"Fang" in Get Smart and "Jasper" in Bachelor FatherRedBachelor FatherJasper
Robert Taylor

(Died: Lung cancer)Starred as a variety of characters in movies and tvSpangler Arlington Brugh TaylorTailorUK/FranceDeath Valley DaysThe Old Ranger
Ronald Reagan

(Died: Pneumonia)40th U.S.A PresidentPresident Ronald Wilson ReaganFrom surname Regan meaning: RegalIrelandDeath Valley DaysThe Old Ranger
Rory Calhoun

(Died: Complications from emphysema and diabetes)Starred in The Silver Whip and Powder RiverFrancis Timothy JonesFrom surname Johnson meaning: Dedication to the Hebrew God 'Yahweh'England/WalesDeath Valley DaysThe Old Ranger
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