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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.Contents1 Plot summary 2 Characters 3 Performance History 4 Reviews of Mastergate 5 Awards 6 Adaptation6.1 Cast6.1.1 Main 6.1.2 Supporting7 ReferencesPlot summary[edit] The play is set in the Sherman Adams Room at the John Mitchell Building in Washington, D.C.
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Turner Classic Movies
Channel 230 (SD only) Unavailable in HD Bell Fibe TV
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(Canada) Channel 292 VMedia (Canada) 327 (HD)Streaming mediaWatch TCMSling TV Internet Protocol televisionPlayStation Vue Internet Protocol television Turner Classic Movies
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. Launched in 1994, TCM is headquartered at Turner's Techwood broadcasting campus in the Midtown business district of 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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Harold Gould
Harold Vernon Gould (December 10, 1923 – September 11, 2010) was an American character actor. He appeared as Miles Webber on the 1985-1992 sitcom The Golden Girls
The Golden Girls
and Martin Morgenstern in the 1974-1978 sitcom 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.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Death 4 Filmography4.1 Films 4.2 Television 4.3 Theatre5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Gould was born to a Jewish
Jewish
family in Schenectady, New York
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Robert Guillaume
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
Sports Night
and as Benson on the TV series Soap and the spin-off, Benson,[1] as well as for voicing the mandrill Rafiki
Rafiki
in The Lion King. In a career that spanned more than 50 years he worked extensively on stage, television and film
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Henry Jones (actor)
Henry Burk
Henry Burk
Jones (August 1, 1912 – May 17, 1999) was an American character actor of stage, film and television.Contents1 Life and career 2 Personal life and death 3 Filmography3.1 Film 3.2 Television4 References 5 External linksLife and career[edit] Jones was born in New Jersey,[1] and was raised in Philadelphia, 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 German 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
The Bad Seed
(1956), a role he originated on Broadway
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David Ogden Stiers
David Allen Ogden Stiers (/ˈstaɪ.ərz/;[1] October 31, 1942 – March 3, 2018) was an American actor, voice actor, and conductor. Born in Peoria, Illinois, Stiers was primarily raised in Oregon. He attended the University of Oregon
University of Oregon
before enrolling at the Juilliard School in New York
New York
City, from where he graduated in 1972
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Dennis Weaver
William Dennis Weaver[1] (June 4, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American actor best known for his work in television and films from the early 1950s to not long before his death in 2006. Weaver's two most notable roles were as Marshal Matt Dillon's trusty partner Chester Goode on the CBS
CBS
western Gunsmoke
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' film Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil
(1958).Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Activism 5 Death 6 Selected filmography 7 References 8 External linksEarly life[edit] Weaver was born June 4, 1924, in Joplin, Missouri, the son of Walter Leon Weaver and his wife Lenna Leora Prather
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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.[1] Kiley created the role of 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[2] and his "sonorous baritone"[3] was also featured in the narration of a number of documentaries and other films
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Burgess Meredith
Oliver Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
(November 16, 1907[2][3] – September 9, 1997[4]) was an American actor, director, producer, and writer. Active for more than six decades,[5] Meredith has been called "a virtuosic actor"[2] and "one of the most accomplished actors of the century".[6] A life member of the Actors Studio[7] by invitation,[8] he won several Emmys,[9] was the first male actor to win the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor twice, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.[9] 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

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Watergate
The Watergate scandal
Watergate scandal
was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States during the early 1970s, following a break-in by five men at the Democratic National Committee
Democratic National Committee
(DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
on June 17, 1972, and President Richard Nixon's administration's subsequent attempt to cover up its involvement. After the five burglars were caught and the conspiracy was discovered, Watergate was investigated by the United States Congress. Meanwhile, Nixon's administration resisted its probes, which led to a constitutional crisis.[1] The term Watergate, by metonymy, has come to encompass an array of clandestine and often illegal activities undertaken by members of the Nixon administration
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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.[1]Contents1 Life and career 2 Selected filmography 3 References 4 External linksLife and career[edit] Vawter was born in Latham, New York, to Matilda (Buttoni) and Elton Lee Vawter.[2] His maternal grandparents were Italian.[3] He originated roles in Rumstick Road, Nayatt School, Point Judith (an epilog), Route 1 & 9, Hula, L.S.D. (...Just the High Points...), Frank Dell's The Temptation of Saint Antony, North Atlantic, and Brace Up!. He appeared on video in Fish Story, and in the Group's video pieces White Homeland Commando and Flaubert Dreams of Travel but the Illness of His Mother Prevents It. Vawter was a member of The Performance Group—from which The Wooster Group emerged in 1980
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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.Contents1 Early years 2 Radio 3 Television 4 Films 5 References 6 External linksEarly years[edit] Born in Minneapolis, Averback moved to California with his family when he was 9.[1] Radio[edit] Averback graduated from the Edward Clark Academy Theater in 1938 [2] and eventually got a job announcing at KMPC Beverly Hills[3] before World War II.[4] 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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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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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.Contents1 Biography 2 Awards 3 Books 4 ReferencesBiography[edit] Kroll was born in 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.[1] Kroll spent two years in the U.S. Army
U.S. Army
during the Korean War. He later attended City College of New York, graduating in 1954. He also earned a master's degree in English and comparative literature
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Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(/ˈmæθaʊ/;[1] born Walter John Matthow; October 1, 1920 – July 1, 2000) was an American actor and comedian, best known for his role as Oscar Madison
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, particularly in the '90s with Grumpy Old Men and its sequel Grumpier Old Men. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Actor
for his performance in the 1966 Billy Wilder film The Fortune Cookie
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