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It Came From The Tube: Revenge! (1971)

Sometimes you almost think they don’t want you to watch. I’m not sure a more generic title could be conjured up than Revenge! (1971), an ABC TV movie that sounds like it should sit next to nacho chips and beer on the discount supermarket shelf. But, of course, it’s the ingredients that count, and with a stellar cast and a taut script by Psycho screenwriter Joseph Stefano, Revenge! has enough flavor to entertain the more discerning palette.

Originally airing on November 6th, this ABC Movie of the Weekend was up against NBC’s Saturday Night at the Movies and CBS’s Mary Tyler Moore Show / The New Dick Van Dyke Show, but won out again. Revenge! may be a generic title, but ABC’s brand is strong.

Open your faux TV Guide to page 32 for all the saucy details:

Revenge! (Saturday, 8:30pm, ABC)

A crazed woman believes
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Dick Van Patten Working And Hanging With Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner

Raise your hand if you remember The New Dick Van Dyke Show. Ok, a few of you wily veterans. How about When Things Were Rotten? Anyone? Well, Dick Van Patten sure remembered them. The TV stalwart, who died Tuesday at 86, was in both 1970s series, and he tells the story in this outtake from PBS’ American Masters program Mel Brooks: Make A Noise. Van Patten relates how series creator-writer Carl Reiner cast him as the title star’s boss in New Dick Van Dyke, which aired for…
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Dick Van Patten, 'Eight Is Enough' Star, Dead at 86

Dick Van Patten, 'Eight Is Enough' Star, Dead at 86
Actor Dick Van Patten, best remembered as gentle father Tom Bradford on the sitcom Eight Is Enough and for appearing in several Mel Brooks movies, has died. He had been hospitalized for diabetes-related complications in Santa Monica, California where he passed away, according to People. He was 86.

Born in Queens, New York in 1928, Van Patten cut his teeth on Broadway – making his stage debut at age seven – before transitioning to television in 1949 with a recurring role on a comedy-drama about immigrants living in turn-of-the-century San Francisco called Mama. He would
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Dick Van Patten, Eight Is Enough Patriarch, Dead at 86

Dick Van Patten, Eight Is Enough Patriarch, Dead at 86
Dick Van Patten, best known to TV audiences as the man who lorded over the abundant Eight Is Enough brood, died on Tuesday due to complications from diabetes. He was 86.

Having started out on Broadway at age 7, Van Patten began his TV acting career in 1949, on the Maxwell House and Post Cereal-sponsored CBS dramedy Mama. From there, his credits included (but by no means were limited to) the NBC sitcom The Partners (as Sgt. Nelson Higgenbottom), multiple installments of Love, American Style, The New Dick Van Dyke Show, the Mel Brooks-produced spoof When Things Were Rotten (as Friar Tuck
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Dick Van Patten, Who Starred in Eight Is Enough and The Love Boat, Dies at 86

Dick Van Patten, Who Starred in Eight Is Enough and The Love Boat, Dies at 86
Actor Dick Van Patten, perhaps best known as patriarch Tom Bradford on the '80s series Eight Is Enough, has died. He was 86.

Van Patten died Tuesday morning at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, due to complications from diabetes, People confirms.

The actor was born in Kew Gardens, New York, in 1928 and began his career as a child star and model. He made his Broadway debut when he was 7 years old in Tapestry in Gray. He went on to appear in nearly 30 more Broadway shows.

Van Patten made the jump to television with the role of Nels Hansen in I Remember Mama,
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Carmen Zapata Dies at 86

Carmen Zapata Dies at 86
Emmy-nominated actress Carmen Zapata has died of heart problems, colleagues say. She was 86. Zapata, who started a foundation to promote Hispanic writers because jobs were so scarce, died Sunday at her Van Nuys-area home, said Luis Vela, marketing manager for the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts in Los Angeles. Zapata started her career in 1945 in the Broadway musical Oklahoma and went on to perform in Bells Are Ringing, Guys and Dolls and many plays. "She was an inspiration for me," Vela said. "She taught me that art is the key to resolving differences in the community." He said Zapata was
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TV News: Memorable ‘Family Feud’ TV Host Richard Dawson Dies at 79

Los Angeles – Richard Dawson, who had distinction in two areas of television – in his supporting role on the 1960s sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes” and as a game show host in the 1970s with his trademark of kissing contestants on “Family Feud” – died Saturday from complications due to cancer. He was 79.

Dawson was born Colin Lionel Emm to an American father and English Mother in Gosport, Hampshire, England in 1932. After running away from a poverty-ridden childhood to join the Merchant Marines at the age of 14, Dawson pursued boxing and entertaining once he was discharged. He first went on stage as comedian Dickie Dawson, but revised the name to Richard Dawson once he became established.

Survey Says!: Host Richard Dawson on the Set of the Game Show ‘Family Feud

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Gaining popularity as a comedian in England, Dawson married Diana Dors – called the British Marilyn Monroe – in 1959 (the marriage
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R.I.P. Richard Dawson

Longtime Family Feud host Richard Dawson died Saturday of complications from esophageal cancer. Dawson, 79, died in Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles. His son Gary said on Facebook that Dawson “was surrounded by his family” when he died. Dawson, born in England and named Colin Lionel Emm, had a small role in The Dick Van Dyke Show but became famous in Hogan’s Heroes in which he played the pickpocketing Pow Corporal Peter Newkirk. Dawson later was a regular on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and The New Dick Van Dyke Show. He also served as a panelist on the game show I’ve Got a Secret and subsequently on Match Game ’73 along with Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly. Dawson hit the game show jackpot when he became the host of Family Feud and gained a reputation for kissing the female guests “for luck and for love.” The network
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Former 'Family Feud' Host Dies At 79

Former 'Family Feud' Host Dies At 79
New York — Richard Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show "Family Feud" has died. He was 79.

Dawson, also known to TV fans as the Cockney Pow Cpl. Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes," died Saturday night from complications related to esophageal cancer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, his son Gary said.

The game show, which initially ran from 1976 to 1985, pitted families who tried to guess the most popular answers to poll questions such as "What do people give up when they go on a diet?

He made his hearty, soaring delivery of the phrase "Survey says..." a national catchphrase among viewers.

Dawson won a daytime Emmy Award in 1978 as best game show host. Tom Shales of The Washington Post called him "the fastest,
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Richard Dawson, host of 'Family Feud,' dies at 79

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Richard Dawson, the "Hogan's Heroes" actor who then went on to smooch thousands of women as host of "Family Feud," died Saturday (June 2). He was 79.

Dawson's son Gary writes on Facebook, "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered."

After a series of bit parts and guest starring roles, the man born Colin Lionel Emm landed his first big role as Cpl. Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes" in 1965. He stayed in that role until the series went off the air in 1971.

Following the end of "Heroes," Dawson was a regular on "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and made numerous appearances on "Love, American Style" and "The New Dick Van Dyke Show.
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Former 'Family Feud' Host Dies At 79

Former 'Family Feud' Host Dies At 79
New York — Richard Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s sitcom "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show "Family Feud" has died. He was 79.

Dawson, also known to TV fans as the Cockney Pow Cpl. Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes," died Saturday night from complications related to esophageal cancer at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, his son Gary said.

The game show, which initially ran from 1976 to 1985, pitted families who tried to guess the most popular answers to poll questions such as "What do people give up when they go on a diet?

He made his hearty, soaring delivery of the phrase "Survey says..." a national catchphrase among viewers.

Dawson won a daytime Emmy Award in 1978 as best game show host. Tom Shales of The Washington Post called him "the fastest,
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Hope Lange: 1931-2003

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Hope Lange: 1931-2003
Actress Hope Lange, who received an Oscar nomination for the 1957 film Peyton Place and won two Emmy awards for the sitcom The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, died Friday at a Santa Monica hospital; she was 72. According to her husband, Charles Hollerith, Lange died after suffering an infection caused by an intestinal inflammation known as ischemic colitis. A child actor who already had 12 years of Broadway experience before she moved to film, Lange quickly found fame with her first two big film roles in Bus Stop and Peyton Place. The latter film nabbed the actress an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and launched her career as one of the more popular ingénues of the late 50s. Appearing in The Young Lions, The Best of Everything and A Pocketful of Miracles, she segued into television in the late 60s, where she starred opposite Edward Mulhare in the romantic sitcom The Ghost & Mrs. Muir, which ran only from 1968-1970 but garnered the actress two Emmys; Lange later appeared in The New Dick Van Dyke Show from 1971-1974. Her later roles included Blue Velvet and Clear and Present Danger, as well as innumerable guest television appearances. Married previously to actor Don Murray and director Alan J. Pakula, Lange is survived by Hollerith, her third husband, as well as two children from her marriage to Murray, actor Christopher Murray and daughter Patricia Murray. --Prepared by IMDb staff

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