Pop culture Q&A: 'Dallas' star Charlene Tilton can still be found on-screen
Question: Is Charlene Tilton from “Dallas” still acting? What movies and shows has she been in?
Answer: Tilton remains most famous for playing Lucy Ewing on the CBS version of the soap and some episodes of the TNT version. She still acts and has compiled a long list of screen credits; some include “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star,” “Superhero Movie” and “Reading, Writing & Romance.” You can find more titles on the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).
Q: The late Ralph Waite played Jackson Gibbs, the father of Mark Harmon's character on “NCIS.” Are they planning to have an episode dealing with his passing?
A: TVLine reported shortly after Waite's death that “NCIS” will deal with the passing of his character in the May 13 season finale.
You may also know that Waite played the grandfather of David Boreanaz's character on “Bones.” While people from both shows mourned Waite's passing, a Fox representative said Waite's death won't be dealt with in the current season, which had already been worked out before he died. It's still to be determined what will be done next season.
Q: Is “Under the Dome” coming back? It left you hanging.
A: The drama, based on a Stephen King novel, begins its second season June 30.
Q: What has happened to the A&E network drama “Those Who Kill?” It was on for two consecutive episodes and then just disappeared. I suspect it was a ratings victim, but I thought the program was unique and interesting.
A: Not interesting enough for many viewers. A&E yanked it after two telecasts. The show later resurfaced on Lifetime Movie Network, a TV sibling of A&E, where it is airing at 10 p.m. Sundays.
Q: In a recent mailbag, someone asked about a '70s show that featured regular people or celebrities doing stunts for prizes and money. You mentioned “Battle of the Network Stars.” However, I think the person may have been thinking of “Almost Anything Goes” which also was on ABC and did air in the mid '70s. It featured regular people. Later, there was a kids' version and a celebrity version.
A: More than one mailbag reader mentioned “Almost Anything Goes,” so I offer it as an addendum to my earlier answer. The series had three configurations. According to “The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows,” the original “Almost Anything Goes” ran in prime time on ABC in 1975-76 and included competitions among three teams from small towns; Charlie Jones was one of the hosts. “Junior Almost Anything Goes,” with Soupy Sales hosting, followed in 1976-77 and aired weekend mornings. Then, there was a syndicated version with celebrities, “All Star Anything Goes,” in 1977-78; Bill Boggs hosted that one.
Q: I have been searching for the movie “Desert Song” with Dennis Morgan for a long time. Nobody seems to have heard of it. There is a later version, but I am looking for this one. It must have come out in the '40s. Do you know anything about this movie, and where I could get a hold of it?
A: The operetta has been adapted for the movies three times, in 1929, 1943 and 1953. There was also a TV version in 1955. The one you are looking for is from 1943, in Technicolor, with Dennis Morgan and a plot updated to World War II. Unfortunately, I do not know of an authorized release of it for home viewing.
Rich Heldenfels is a staff writer for the Akron Beacon Journal. Write him at Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44328 or email@example.com.
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