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
Bud Collyer

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

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

(Died: Pneumonia)Charlie in Charlie's Angels and Blake Carrington in DynastyJacob Lincoln FreundFriendGermanyBachelor FatherBentley Gregg
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
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
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 JonesDedication to the Hebrew God 'Yahweh'England/WalesDeath Valley DaysThe Old Ranger

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 JonesDedication to the Hebrew God 'Yahweh'England/WalesDeath Valley DaysThe Old Ranger
Sammee Tong

(Died: Barbiturate overdose)Played Peter Tong in Bachelor FatherSammee TongFrom surname Tóng meaning: (eye) pupilChinaBachelor FatherPeter Tong
Stanley Andrews

(Died)The first "Old Ranger" to appear in Death Valley DaysStanley AndrzejewskiFrom surname Andrzej meaning: [living in or coming from] Andrzejewo, PolandPolandDeath Valley DaysThe Old Ranger
Will Rogers Jr.

(Died: Suicide by gunshot)His many activities included politician, soldier, newspaper proprietor, actor and writerWilliam Vann RogersFrom surname Roger meaning: Famous spearFranceDeath Valley DaysThe Old Ranger