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Claudia Jennings
MARY EILEEN CHESTERTON (December 20, 1949, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
– October 3, 1979, Malibu, California
Malibu, California
), known professionally as CLAUDIA JENNINGS, was an American actress . Jennings was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for November 1969 and also Playmate of the Year for 1970. During the 1970s she was called "Queen of B movies ". CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Death * 3 Filmography * 4 Notable TV appearances * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links CAREERMary Eileen Chesterton (known as "Mimi" to friends and family) was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
in 1949, later moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and then to Evanston, Illinois
Evanston, Illinois
, where she graduated high school
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Barnaby Jones
BARNABY JONES is a television detective series starring Buddy Ebsen and Lee Meriwether as a father and daughter-in-law who run a private detective firm in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
. The show was introduced as a midseason replacement on the CBS
CBS
network and broadcast from 1973 to 1980. Halfway through the series run, Mark Shera was added to the cast as the cousin of Ebsen's character, who joins the firm. William Conrad guest-starred as Frank Cannon of Cannon on the first Barnaby Jones episode, "Requiem for a Son", and the 1975 two-part crossover episodes, "The Deadly Conspiracy". The series was produced by QM Productions (with Woodruff Productions in the final two seasons). It had the second longest QM series run (seven and a half seasons) following the eight years of The FBI
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Fast Company (1979 Film)
FAST COMPANY is a 1979 Canadian action film directed by David Cronenberg and starring William Smith , John Saxon , Claudia Jennings and Nicholas Campbell . It was written by Phil Savath, Courtney Smith, Alan Treen and Cronenberg. It was primarily filmed at Edmonton International Speedway , in addition to other locations in Edmonton, Alberta , and Western Canada . CONTENTS * 1 Plot synopsis * 2 Background * 3 Reception * 4 References * 5 External links PLOT SYNOPSISAt a racetrack, aging drag racing star Lonnie "Lucky Man" Johnson (Smith) makes engine refinements to his car, which is sponsored by the international oil company Fast Company. On its first test run it blows up, but Lonnie escapes unhurt. Fast Co. team boss Phil Adamson (Saxon) is not impressed, telling the head mechanic, Elder (Don Francks), that the team can't afford to win if it breaks the budget. The real business is that the car remains competitive and helps sell Fast Company oil products
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The F.B.I. (TV Series)
THE F.B.I. is an American television series broadcast on ABC from 1965–74. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company
, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series. Alcoa
Alcoa
and American Tobacco Company co-sponsored the first season only with Ford. CONTENTS * 1 Synopsis * 2 Episodes * 3 Nielsen Ratings * 4 Today\'s FBI * 5 DVD releases * 6 References * 7 External links SYNOPSISProduced by Quinn Martin and based in part on concepts from the 1959 Warner Bros.
Warner Bros.
theatrical film The FBI Story , the series was an authentic telling of or fictionalized accounts of actual F.B.I. cases, with fictitious main characters carrying the stories. Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. played Inspector Lewis Erskine, a widower whose wife died as a result of an ambush that was meant for him
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Cannon (TV Series)
CANNON is a CBS
CBS
detective television series produced by Quinn Martin which aired from 1971 to 1976. The primary protagonist is the title character, private detective Frank Cannon, played by William Conrad . He also appeared on two crossover episodes of Barnaby Jones . Cannon is the first Quinn Martin-produced series to be aired on a network other than ABC . A "revival" television film, The Return of Frank Cannon, was aired on November 1, 1980. In total, there were 124 episodes
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Movin' On (TV Series)
MOVIN\' ON is an American drama series that ran for two seasons (and a total of forty-four episodes), between 1974 and 1976. It originally appeared on the NBC television network. The pilot episode for the series was known as IN TANDEM. CONTENTS * 1 Synopsis * 2 Episode list * 2.1 Pilot (1974) * 2.2 Season 1 (1974–1975) * 2.3 Season 2 (1975–1976) * 3 Home media * 4 References in popular culture * 5 References * 6 External links SYNOPSISMovin' On stars Claude Akins as old-time independent "big-rig" truck driver Sonny Pruitt, and Frank Converse as his college-educated co-driver Will Chandler. The theme song, "Movin\' On ", was written and performed by Merle Haggard , and was a No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in July 1975. The series was likened to Route 66 and Cannonball , following a similar format
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Deathsport
DEATHSPORT is a 1978 science fiction B-film produced by Roger Corman , directed by Allan Arkush and Nicholas Niciphor. The film stars David Carradine and Playboy Playmate Claudia Jennings . It would also be one of Jennings' final movies before her death. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Production * 4 Release * 5 Soundtrack * 6 References * 7 External links PLOT"A thousand years from tomorrow," after the Neutron Wars, the world is divided into a barbaric collection of city states, surrounded by wastelands where only mutant cannibals and independent warriors, known as Range Guides, can live. The city state of Helix is planning war on another, Tritan. Hoping to prove their newest weapon's superiority, the "Death Machines" (laser equipped dirt bikes ), they create a new Death Sport. The death penalty has been replaced by Death Sport, where criminals battle each other to the death for their freedom
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The Great Texas Dynamite Chase
THE GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE, also known as DYNAMITE WOMEN, is a 1976 criminal comedy film directed by Michael Pressman . PLOT SUMMARYBusting out of prison, Candy Morgan (Claudia Jennings) gets out of her jumpsuit and robs a small Texas bank, with lighted sticks of dynamite. She is assisted by bank teller Ellie-Jo Turner (Jocelyn Jones), who has just been fired for persistent lateness and "total lack of character." Later, Candy picks up Ellie-Jo hitchhiking. The two tightly outfitted women decide to team-up and become a modern-day "Bonnie and Clyde" (or "Bonnie and Bonnie"). They meet Sim (Johnny Crawford) robbing a convenience store, and take him hostage. Knowing good gigs when he sees them, he makes the dynamite duo a threesome. CAST * Claudia Jennings ... Candy Morgan * Tara Strohmeier ... Pam Morgan * Jocelyn Jones ... Ellie-Jo Turner * Miles Watkins ... Boyfriend * Nancy Bleier ... Carol * Buddy Kling ... Mr
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'Gator Bait
'GATOR BAIT (UK title: Swamp Bait) is a 1974 film written, produced, and directed by Beverly Sebastion and Ferd Sebastion. The film starred former Playboy
Playboy
" Playmate of the Year " Claudia Jennings . It was followed by the sequel \ 'Gator Bait II: Cajun Justice . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links PLOTThe film follows a barefoot poacher named Desiree who lives deep in the swamp lands. Ben Bracken and Deputy Billy find Desiree trapping alligators and chase her, looking to exact sexual favors. Desiree outsmarts the two men. During the chase, however, Billy accidentally shoots Ben. Billy tells his father, Sheriff Joe Bob Thomas, that Desiree was the shooter. Sheriff Thomas and sons join a search party looking for Desiree and attack Desiree 's family. Desiree exacts her revenge against the attackers
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The Man Who Fell To Earth
THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH is a 1976 British science fiction drama film directed by Nicolas Roeg
Nicolas Roeg
and written by Paul Mayersberg , based on Walter Tevis ' 1963 novel of the same name , about an extraterrestrial who crash lands on Earth seeking a way to ship water to his planet, which is suffering from a severe drought. The film maintains a strong cult following for its use of surreal imagery and the performance by David Bowie
David Bowie
(in his first starring film role) as the alien Thomas Jerome Newton; the film also stars Candy Clark
Candy Clark
, Buck Henry , and Hollywood veteran Rip Torn . The same novel was later remade as a less successful 1987 television adaptation . The film was produced by Michael Deeley and Barry Spikings , who reunited two years later to work on The Deer Hunter
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Sisters Of Death (film)
SISTERS OF DEATH is a 1976 American film directed by Joseph Mazzuca and starring Claudia Jennings . CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Release * 4 External links PLOTDuring an all-girl secret society college initiation, one of the new members is killed playing Russian Roulette . Seven years later, the survivors are invited to a reunion at a lavish estate, which turns out to be owned by the crazed father of the girl who died. CAST * Arthur Franz as Edmond Clybourn * Claudia Jennings as Judy * Cheri Howell as Sylvia * Sherry Boucher as Diana * Paul Carr as Mark * Joe E. Tata as Joe * Sherry Alberoni as Francie * Roxanne Albee as Penny * Elizabeth Bergen as Liz * Paul Fierro as Mexican * Vern Mathison as Police OfficerRELEASEThe film was released theatrically in the United States by First American Films in 1977 but was filmed in 1972. The film was released as a downloadable Video on Demand by Rifftrax on April 25, 2014
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Moonshine County Express
MOONSHINE COUNTY EXPRESS is a 1977 action film from New World Pictures . Roger Corman always thought one of the reasons the film was so popular was because it did not put down Southern people. CAST * John Saxon - J.B. Johnson * Susan Howard - Dot Hammer * William Conrad - Jack Starkey * Morgan Woodward - Sweetwater * Claudia Jennings - Betty Hammer * Jeff Corey - Hagen * Maureen McCormick - Sissy Hammer * Albert Salmi - Sheriff Larkin * Dub Taylor - Uncle Bill * Len Lesser - Scoggins * Candice Rialson - MayellaREFERENCES * ^ Christopher T Koetting, Mind Warp!: The Fantastic True Story of Roger Corman's New World Pictures, Hemlock Books. 2009 p 116 * ^ Ed. J
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Caribe (TV Series)
CARIBE is an American mid-season replacement crime drama that was originally broadcast on Monday nights at 10:00–11:00 pm (ET ) from February 17–May 12, 1975, on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) . The Quinn Martin -produced series was about the exploits of the fictional Caribe Force, a fictional law enforcement unit that had extra-national jurisdiction throughout the Caribbean, headquartered in Miami
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The Streets Of San Francisco
THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO is a 1970s television crime drama filmed on location in San Francisco
San Francisco
, California
California
, and produced by Quinn Martin Productions , with the first season produced in association with Warner Bros. Television (QM produced the show on its own for the remainder of its run). It starred Karl Malden and Michael Douglas as two detectives in San Francisco . The show ran for five seasons, between 1972 and 1977 on ABC , amassing a total of 119 60-minute episodes. The series started with a pilot movie of the same title (based on the detective novel Poor, Poor Ophelia by Carolyn Weston) a week before the series debuted. Edward Hume , who wrote the teleplay for the pilot, was credited as having developed the series based on characters in Weston's novel
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Christa Speck
CHRISTA SPECK (August 1, 1942 – March 22, 2013) was a German model and actress . She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the September 1961 issue, and as the 1962 Playmate of the Year . Her original pictorial was photographed by Sam Wu . CONTENTS * 1 Career and media appearances * 2 Personal life * 3 Death * 4 See also * 5 References CAREER AND MEDIA APPEARANCESSpeck was working as a bank secretary at Bank of America when she was discovered by Playboy. She was chosen as Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the September 1961 issue, and as the 1962 Playmate of the Year , the first foreign-born model to be so named
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Find A Grave
FIND A GRAVE is a website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records. It is owned by Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com
. It receives and uploads digital photographs of headstones from burial sites, taken by unpaid volunteers at cemeteries. Find A Grave then posts the photo on its website. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Content and features * 3 See also * 4 References * 4.1 Sources * 5 External links HISTORYThe site was created in 1995 by Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
resident Alma, Michigan -born Jim Tipton to support his hobby of visiting the burial sites of celebrities. He later added an online forum . Find A Grave was launched as a commercial entity in 1998, first as a trade name and then incorporated in 2000. The site later expanded to include graves of non-celebrities, in order to allow online visitors to pay respect to their deceased relatives or friends
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