Posted March 10 2008 - 03:44 PM
| Originally Posted by Harry-N |
Kimble's father, I believe is mentioned as having passed away. Ray is never mentioned again.
Yes, Harry. Robert Keith, whose son, Brian, appeared as Ed Welles in the "Fear In A Desert City" pilot, potrayed Dr. John Kimble that one time in the "Home Is The Hunted" episode. The elder Keith passed away in 1966 at age 68--right around the time of the "Running Scared" episode disclosing the elder Kimble's death.
One reason given for the different castings of the actors who played Donna's husband lent itself to actor availability at the time those particular episodes went into production.
And speaking of actor availability...one thing I always respect The Fugivitve for particularly, on a more personal level, is the use of black actors and actresses throughout the course of this fine series. And it was not just that these actors were cast as they were in the seriers, but also in the roles in which they were presented during the time this series originally aired back in the 1960s. James Edwards...Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis...Janet MacLachlan...Lloyd Haynes...Percy Rodriguez...Diana Sands...Bill Gunn...and Greg Morris, just to name a few.
And one particular actor was cast twice amongst those brought back for different roles a la Robert Duvall, Telly Savalas, Bruce Dern, Diana Hyland, etc. That actor was none other than Ivan Dixon himself.
Every last one of them gave no less than stellar performances, IMHO, in the roles in which they were cast.
Seeing such fine, strong women as Ms. Dee, Ms. MacLachlan and the late Ms. Sands, particularly, during this classic TV series truly put a smile in my heart as well as on my face.