pre-Knots ties

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  1. micmic

    micmic Soap Chat Active Member

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    So I was wondering which actors (or crew) worked with each other prior to Knots.
    there's of course Ted and joan on Dallas, and before that Wonder Woman, but who else that you know worked with each other or known each other before the show?

    Here are some of the ones I think of:
    * Constance McCashin appeared on a show David Jacobs produced
    * John Pleshette married David Jacob's ex wife
    * Joan Van Ark interviewed Julie Harris and the latter influenced her to go to Yale
    * Joan Van Ark and John Pleshette did a TV commercial back in the 70's
    * Michele Lee did an Ed Sullivan special with Julie Harris
    * Michele Lee worked with producer Larry Kasha on 2 Broadway plays
    * William Devane and Joan Van Ark (and their families) did a TV special called Battle of Beverly Hills
    * Some stars did Battle of the Network stars together before knots?
    * Kevin Dobson knew Nicolette Sheridan as a kid, since she was Telly Savalas' step daughter
    * Joan Van Ark did her first TV appearance opposite James Farentino, Michele Lee's first husband, but they didn't know each other before the show

    Any others?
     
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    Larry Hagman and Donna Mills were co stars in the good life.
     
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    Philip Brown (who played Brian Johnston) and Maree Cheatham (who played Mary/Loretta Robeson) played lovers in a May/December type romance on Search for Tomorrow in the early 1980s, when Cheatham's character, Stephanie Wyatt, was one of daytime's favorite characters. The two actors did not appear on Knots at the same time, however; Brian was shunted off to prison shortly before Mary/Loretta arrived. This was likely a good thing because the two actors famously detested one another and their inability to get along resulted in the end of the Search romance and Brown's leaving SFT. Michelle Phillips (Anne) played a character called Ruby Ashford on SFT in 1983 at around the same time and likely worked with both of them on SFT even if she did not share scenes with either of them on Knots.
     
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    Another one that I thought of - Donna Mills and William Devane did a TV movie called The Bait in the 70's
     
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    Howard Duff with Joan Van Ark in Felony Squad. They were also both in an episode of The Rockford Files
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    William Devane and Joan Van Ark in Red Flag - The Ultimate Game in 1981, before William Devane joined Knots Landing
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    Joan worked with Philip Levien on Dallas, when he played the Mk 2 version of Digger Barnes' nephew, Jimmy. He later was in some episodes of seasons three and four of Knots as Andy Moore. William H. Bassett was in one of Joan's Dallas episodes (Secrets) in 1979. They didn't have scenes together but he worked with her in the Knots Landing episode, Negotiations.
     
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    That's funny. I remember The Bait but I have no recollection of Devane being in it. Of course that would have been before Missiles of October.
     
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    In a 1978 episode of Man From Atlantis (starring Dallas' Patrick Duffy), called The Siren, Alan Fudge (Bonners on the last KL season 2 show and the first of season 3) was a series co-star while Kim Lankford was among the guest cast.
     
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