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Mastergate
MASTERGATE is a play by Larry Gelbart , which he describes as "A Play On Words". The title refers to a fictional political scandal enacted on "Master Pictures Studios", a fictional movie company that is actually a cover for arms trading. The title of the play also references other real-life political scandals, such as Watergate
Watergate
and others subsequently given the suffix -gate . CONTENTS * 1 Plot summary * 2 Characters * 3 Performance History * 4 Reviews of Mastergate * 5 Awards * 6 Adaptation * 6.1 Cast * 6.1.1 Main * 6.1.2 Supporting * 7 References PLOT SUMMARYThe play is set in the Sherman Adams Room at the John Mitchell Building in Washington, D.C.
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Hy Averback
HYMAN JACK AVERBACK, (October 21, 1920 – October 14, 1997) was an American radio, television, and film actor who eventually became a producer and director. CONTENTS * 1 Early years * 2 Radio * 3 Television * 4 Films * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY YEARSBorn in Minneapolis, Averback moved to California with his family when he was 9. RADIOAverback graduated from the Edward Clark Academy Theater in 1938 and eventually got a job announcing at KMPC Beverly Hills before World War II. During the War, as part of the Armed Forces Radio Service , he entertained troops in the Pacific with his program of comedy and music, where he created the character of Tokyo Mose, a lampoon of Japan's Tokyo Rose . After his discharge, his big break came when he was hired to announce the Jack Paar radio show, which replaced Jack Benny for the summer beginning June 1, 1947
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Richard Kiley
RICHARD PAUL KILEY (March 31, 1922 – March 5, 1999) was an American stage , television , and film actor. He is best known for his distinguished theatrical career in which he twice won the Tony Award for Best Actor In A Musical. Kiley created the role of Don Quixote
Don Quixote
in the original 1965 production of the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha and was the first to sing and record "The Impossible Dream ", the hit song from the show. In the 1953 hit musical Kismet , he played the Caliph and was one of the quartet introducing the song "And This Is My Beloved ". Additionally, he won three Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards during his 50-year career and his "sonorous baritone" was also featured in the narration of a number of documentaries and other films
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Turner Classic Movies
Channel 230 (SD only) Unavailable in HD BELL FIBE TV (CANADA) Channel 292 VMEDIA (CANADA) 327 (HD) STREAMING MEDIA Watch TCM SLING TV Internet Protocol television PLAYSTATION VUE Internet Protocol television TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES (TCM) is an American movie-oriented basic cable and satellite television network owned by the Turner Broadcasting System subsidiary of Time Warner
Time Warner
. Launched in 1994, TCM is headquartered at Turner's Techwood broadcasting campus in the Midtown business district of Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
. Historically, the channel's programming consisted mainly of featured classic theatrically released feature films from the Turner Entertainment film library – which comprises films from Warner Bros. Pictures (covering films released before 1950) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (covering films released before May 1986)
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Jack Kroll
JOHN KROLL (ca. 1926 – 8 June 2000) – known as JACK KROLL – was a Newsweek
Newsweek
drama and film critic. His career spanned 37 years – more than half the publication's existence. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Awards * 3 Books * 4 References BIOGRAPHYKroll was born in Manhattan
Manhattan
. His mother was an Earl Carroll
Earl Carroll
showgirl and his father, Lester Kroll, was a radio personality with the radio name "John J. Anthony" ("Mr. Anthony") on the long-running radio program The Goodwill Hour . Lester took this pseudonym from his two sons' given names: John (Jack) and Anthony. Kroll spent two years in the U.S. Army
U.S. Army
during the Korean War
Korean War
. He later attended City College of New York
City College of New York
, graduating in 1954. He also earned a master\'s degree in English and comparative literature
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Frank Rich
FRANK HART RICH, JR. (born June 2, 1949) is an American essayist, liberal / progressive op-ed columnist and writer notable for having held various positions within The New York Times
The New York Times
from 1980 to 2011 , and a producer of television series and documentaries at HBO. Rich is currently Writer-at-Large for New York magazine, where he writes essays on politics and culture and engages in regular dialogues on news of the week for the Daily Intelligencer at nymag.com. As a producer, he is best known as an Executive Producer of the long-running HBO comedy series Veep, having joined the show at its outset in 2011
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Ron Vawter
RON VAWTER (December 9, 1948 – April 16, 1994) was an American actor and a founding member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group . Vawter performed in most of the group's works until his death from a heart attack in 1994 at the age of 45. CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Selected filmography * 3 References * 4 External links LIFE AND CAREERVawter was born in Latham, New York , to Matilda (Buttoni) and Elton Lee Vawter. His maternal grandparents were Italian. He originated roles in Rumstick Road, Nayatt School, Point Judith (an epilog), Route 1 "> * ^ A B "Ron Vawter". Variety . 1994-04-19. Retrieved 2007-07-17. * ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1994/04/18/obituaries/ron-vawter-actor-dies-at-45-known-for-avant-garde-roles.html * ^ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63013830 * ^ Ron Vawter on IMDb
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* ^ Holden, Stephen (1992-05-03). "Two Strangers Meet Through an Actor"
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David Ogden Stiers
DAVID OGDEN STIERS (born October 31, 1942) is an American actor, voice actor and musician, noted for his roles in Disney animated films , the television series M*A*S*H as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III and the supernatural fiction drama The Dead Zone as Reverend Gene Purdy . He is also known for the role of District Attorney
District Attorney
Michael Reston in several Perry Mason
Perry Mason
TV movies . CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Career * 2.1 Early acting credits * 2.2 M*A*S*H (1977–1983) * 2.3 Other television work * 2.4 Voice work * 2.5 Music * 3 Filmography * 3.1 Film and television * 3.2 Video games * 4 Awards and nominations * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONStiers was born in Peoria, Illinois , the son of Margaret Elizabeth (née Ogden) and Kenneth Truman Stiers
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Robert Guillaume
ROBERT GUILLAUME (born ROBERT PETER WILLIAMS; November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an American actor, known for his role as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night and as Benson on the TV series Soap and the spin-off Benson , as well as for voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King . In a career that spanned more than 50 years he worked extensively on stage, television and film. For his efforts he was nominated for a Tony Award
Tony Award
for his portrayal of Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls , and twice won an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for his portrayal of the character Benson DuBois, once in 1979 on Soap and in 1985 on Benson. He also won a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
in 1995 for his spoken word performance of an audiobook version of The Lion King
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Pat Morita
NORIYUKI "PAT" MORITA (June 28, 1932 – November 24, 2005) was an American stand-up comic, as well as a film and television actor who was well known for playing the roles of Matsuo "Arnold" Takahashi on Happy Days
Happy Days
and Mr. Kesuke Miyagi in The Karate Kid movie series , for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985. Additional notable roles include the Emperor of China in the Disney
Disney
animated film Mulan (1998) and Ah Chew in Sanford and Son (1974–1976). Morita was the series lead actor in the 1976 television program Mr. T and Tina , and Ohara (1987–1988), a police-themed drama. Both made history for being among the few TV shows to this day with an Asian American series lead . The shows were aired on ABC , but were short-lived
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Dennis Weaver
WILLIAM DENNIS WEAVER (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor who was best known for his work in television and films . Weaver's two most notable roles were as Marshal Matt Dillon's trusty helper Chester Goode on the CBS
CBS
western Gunsmoke and as Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud on the NBC
NBC
police drama McCloud . He appeared in the 1971 television film Duel , the first film of director Steven Spielberg . He is also remembered for his role as the twitchy motel attendant in Orson Welles
Orson Welles
's film Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil
(1958). CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Personal life * 4 Activism * 5 Death * 6 Selected filmography * 7 References * 8 External links EARLY LIFEWeaver was born in Joplin, Missouri , the son of Walter Leon Weaver and his wife Lenna Leora Prather
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Burgess Meredith
OLIVER BURGESS MEREDITH (November 16, 1907 – September 9, 1997 ) was an American actor, director, producer, and writer in theater, film, and television. Active for more than six decades, Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor" and "one of the most accomplished actors of the century". A life member of the Actors Studio
Actors Studio
by invitation, he won several Emmys, was the first male actor to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice, and was nominated for two Academy Awards
Academy Awards
. He established himself as a leading man in Hollywood
Hollywood
with critically acclaimed performances as George Milton in Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
(1939), Ernie Pyle
Ernie Pyle
in The Story of G.I. Joe
The Story of G.I. Joe
(1945), and the narrator of A Walk in the Sun (1945)
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Henry Jones (actor)
HENRY BURK JONES (August 1, 1912 – May 17, 1999) was an American character actor of stage, film and television. CONTENTS * 1 Life and career * 2 Personal life and death * 3 Filmography * 3.1 Film * 3.2 Television * 4 References * 5 External links LIFE AND CAREERJones was born in New Jersey
New Jersey
, and was raised in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. He was the son of Helen (née Burk) and John Francis Xavier Jones. He was the grandson of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Representative Henry Burk , a Prussian immigrant. Jones attended the Jesuit Saint Joseph\'s Preparatory School . Jones is remembered for his role as handyman Leroy Jessup in the movie The Bad Seed (1956), a role he originated on Broadway
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Harold Gould
HAROLD VERNON GOULD (December 10, 1923 – September 11, 2010) was an American actor best known for playing Miles Webber on the 1985-1992 sitcom The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
and Martin Morgenstern in the 1974-1978 sitcom Rhoda
Rhoda
. Gould acted in film and television for nearly 50 years, appearing in more than 300 television shows, 20 major motion pictures, and over 100 stage plays, and received Emmy Award
Emmy Award
nominations five times. He is known for playing elegant, well-dressed men (as in The Sting ), and he regularly played Jewish
Jewish
characters and grandfather-type figures on television and in film
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Walter Matthau
WALTER MATTHAU (/ˈmæθaʊ/ ; born WALTER JOHN MATTHOW; October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor and comedian, best known for his role as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple and its sequel 30 years later, The Odd Couple II , and his frequent collaborations with Odd Couple co-star Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
, particularly in the '90s with Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men . He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie . Besides the Oscar, he was the winner of BAFTA , Golden Globe and Tony awards
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