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Please Don't Eat The Daisies (1965-67)
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PLEASE DON'T EAT THE DAISIES
NBC (Tuesdays 8:00pm EST)(1965-66)(season 1)
NBC (Fridays 8:00pm EST)(1966-67)(season 2)
based on the book of the same name by Jean Kerr
and on the 1960 film of the same name starring Doris Day
Produced by Paul West
US Comedy series 1965-67 2 seasons 58 episodes x 30 min color
Patricia Crowley as Joan Nash
Mark Miller as James (Jim) Nash
Kim Tyler as Kyle Nash
Brian Nash as Joel Nash
Joe Fithian as Tracey Nash
Jeff Fithian as Trevor Nash
Shirley Mitchell as Marge Thornton
Harry Hickox as Herb Thornton #1 (1965-66)
King Donovan as Herb Thornton #2 (1966-67)
Dub Taylor as Ed Hewley (1965-66)
Ellen Corby as Martha O'Reilly
Bill Quinn as Dean Gerald Carter (1966-67)
Jean VanderPyl as Ethel Carter (1966-67)
Comedy of a suburban family with a wife who writes and a
shaggy dog. Patricia Crowley had previously starred in the series
'A Date with Judy' for ABC 1951-52 as spoiled teenager.
"Please Don't Eat The Daisies" theme m. Jeff Alexander, arr. John Lane
####### Please Don't Eat The Daisies #########
############# season 1 1965-66 ###############
NBC Tuesdays 8:00 pm Eastern
1.01 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: MY ELDEST CHILD (bw)
14Sep65 NBC Tue
Joan has written a revealing newspaper article about the foibles
of her husband, thinking it would be published under an assumed
name..but everyone in town finds out about it and thinks it's
extremely funny- except Jim.
(this episode filmed in black & white, all others were in color)
1.02 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: HOW ABOUT TWO GORILLAS?
21Sep65 NBC Tue (re-aired 17May66)
Jeanne Arnold ........... Mrs. Podesta
William Zuckert ......... 1st Cop
Vince Howard ............ 2nd Cop
Although Jim and Joan can't act or sing, they relucatantly agree
to stage an act for the school amateur night; then they learn
that they'll be on stage with parents who are professional entertainers.
1.03 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: WHO'S KICKING THAT GONG AROUND?
28Sep65 NBC Tue (re-aired 10May66)
Robert Nichols ......... Irv Watts
Robert Ball ............ Huggins
Charles Lampkin ........ Briggs
Amid the noisy chaos of family life Joani has to meet a deadline
for her newspaper column. She retreats to the bell tower and
there she's marooned when the ladder is accidentally removed.
1.04 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: DINNER ON THE ROCKS
5Oct65 NBC Tue
Although cooking isn't Joan's forte, she thinks it might be fun
to go all out and make a memorable meal for Jim's college
dignitaries. She plans a clambake- but forgets to check with the weatherman.
1.05 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: WE'RE BIGGER THAN THEY ARE, BUT ....
12Oct65 NBC Tue (re-aired 24May66)
Alan Hewitt ............ Backett
Jeanne Arnold .......... Mrs. Podesta
Regina Groves .......... Miss Meredith
No one at school and no one at home, not even their parents can
tell the twins apart, and the twins decide that they've got a great thing going.
1.06 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: LOOK WHO'S TALKING
19Oct65 NBC Tue (re-aired 14Jun66)
Roy Stuart .............. Rob Miller
Connie Sawyer ........... Mabel
Maurine Dawson .......... Alice Miller
Clint Howard ............ David
Nina Roman .............. Mrs. Miles
When Joan buys baby clothes for a friend's shower, the boys
start spreading the rumor that their mom's expecting. Jim and
Joan are the last to hear about it, and it takes a broken fence
post, a dented fender and a flooded basement for her to convince
Jim she's not expecting.
1.07 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE BIG TRAIN
26Oct65 NBC Tue (re-aired 5Jul66)
During a raging thunderstorm the Nashes summon plumber Hewley,
who frightens everyone by telling the story that this storm
strikes every 10 years on the same date...and causes someone to
disappear each time.
1.08 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: TWO SEATS ON THE MOON-SHOT
2Nov65 NBC Tue (re-aired 28Jun66)
Steve Franken .......... Crawford
Gene Blakely ........... Cooper
Fritz Feld ............. Waiter
Joan is waiting for Jim at a restaurant when a man with a
concealed camera offers her an expense-paid trip to New York.
All she has to do is put on a blond wig and a new jacket- and
convince Jim she's not his wife.
1.09 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: SHAPE UP OR SHIP OUT
9Nov65 NBC Tue (re-aired 26Apr66)
Ned Glass ............. Hastings
Joan gives the older boys the task of taking care of the twins,
and the boys invoke military precision to prove who's more
responsible. Joan ends up thinking she's raising two sons for
the White House and two for the Foreign Legion.
1.10 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: SOMEWHERE GEORGE IS CALLING
16Nov65 NBC Tue
Reginald Denny ........ George
Nydia Westman ......... Emma
To earn enough money to buy anniversary gifts for their parents,
Kyle and Joel conduct paid tours through their turreted old house.
1.11 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies:
DON'T FOOL AROUND WITH THE MAN UPSTAIRS
23Nov65 NBC Tue
Glen Kessler ......... Hank Miller
Joel and his friend Hank fall prey to temptation and go to a
carnival instead of Sunday school, and Joel invents an ingenious tale for his folks.
1.12 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies:
OF HITCHES AND STICHES AND BIG ROUND DOGS
30Nov65 NBC Tue
Bill Zuckert ......... The Rev. Mr. Dickinson
Jim's sister is getting married in 48 hours, and Joan- who
missed out on a big wedding- is determined to shoot the works,
even sewing the gown herself. But Jim can see she's overworked
when she swears she sees 2 Ladadogs.
1.13 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: VERY VERY HUCKLEBERRY
07Dec65 NBC Tue 8:00 pm (re-aired 3May66)
Oliver McGowan ........ Commander MacIntyre
Bonnie Franklin ....... Dorie
Mary Jackson .......... Mrs. MacIntyre
Ned Glass ............. Hastings
Bill Girard ........... Andy
The boys are planning to go to sea in a rickety raft they're
building in the backyard, and to Joan's astonishment Jim
approves of the project.
1.14 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: IT'S LAD BY A NOSE
14Dec65 NBC Tue
Pat McCaffrie ......... Dr. Krebbler
Janet Waldo ........... Miss Reece
One of the boys has an allergy, and gloom invades the household
when the doctor traces it to Lad..and says he has to go.
1.15 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE BIG BRASS BLONDE
21Dec65 NBC Tue
Audrey Meadows ....... Kitty
Gilbert Green ....... Stan Seymour
A former movie queen is considering a play written by Joan and
produced by Jim for her Hollywood comeback attempt, and the
nashes are anxiously awaiting her opinion.
1.15 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: SWING THAT INDIAN CLUB
28Dec65 NBC Tue
Clint Howard ............ David
Michael Flatley ......... Butcher
Steve Cagan ............. Max
Rory Stevens ............ Boy
Mark Sherwood ........... Pooley
Kyle's black eye from defending his younger brothers wins praise
from his folks and he decides he's ready to become a man.
Meanwhile Joan is making elaborate preparations to play hostess
for his club, unaware that he wants to quit the club to join up with the older guys.
1.17 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE PIED PIPER OF RIDGEMONT
04Jan66 NBC Tue 8:00pm (re-aired 7Jun66)
J. Pat O'Malley ........ Michael Sullivan
Reta Shaw .............. Mrs. Newhall
Arthur Malet ........... Express Man
Glen Eckenroth ......... Messenger
After seven years in Africa hunting big game, Joan's father is
coming to visit. First he sends a man-eating plant and then he arrives at 5am! [TA]
1.18 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: SAY UNCLE
11Jan66 NBC Tue (re-aired 31May66)
Dan Seymour ............. Delivery Man
Theo Marcuse ............ Tailor
Charles Lane ....... Dynamite Man
special cameo appearances from
"The Man From U.N.C.L.E." series:
Robert Vaughn ........... Napoleon Solo
David McCallum .......... Illya Kuryakin
The twins see their dad go into a tailor shop and talk to Illya
Kuryakin as he comes out. Because their spy manual says that
'anyone can be a spy provided he eats the proper breakfast'
they're sure that Dad is a secret agent. When Mom overhears Jim
ordering dynamite on the phone, she starts to believe it too.
1.19 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: NOBODY'S PERFECT
18Jan66 NBC Tue (re-aired 21Jun66)
Jonathan Hole .......... Court Clerk
Paul Newlan ............ Judge
Stanley Adams .......... Desk Sergeant
Robert Brubaker ........ Detective
Preoccupied with an article she's writing, Joan neglects to pay
an overdue parking ticket. When she finds Jim thrown in jail,
she's sure it's because of that.
1.20 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: MY GOOD FRIEND, WHATSISNAME
25Jan66 NBC Tue
Edward / Ed Asner ...... Alvin Pratt
Melinda Plowman ........ Terry
Jim frantically tries to recall the name of a former schoolmate
whom he has invited to dinner.
1.21 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE MONSTER IN THE BASEMENT
1Feb66 NBC Tue (re-aired 2Aug66)
Leon Ames .............. Morton Gregory
The Nash's ancient, temperamental furnace conks out on a
freezind day, just before the visit of Jim's college board
1.22 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: WRING OUT THE WELCOME MAT
15Feb66 NBC Tue (re-aired 19Jul66)
Pat Carroll ............ Carol Baker
Gene Blakely ........... Robert Wolfe
Robert Gibbons ......... Phillips
The Nashes' leaky roof and need for constant repairs on the
house convinces them that the ancient home is a white elephant
they'd be better off selling.
1.23 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: MOVE OVER, MOZART
22Feb66 NBC Tue
Alice Ghostley ......... Miss Feather
Jeff Alexander ......... Conductor
Joan is surprised to learn that Joel has an unusual aptitute
for music and he may even have the makings of a child prodigy.
1.24 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: WHO'S WALKING UNDER THE BED
8Mar66 NBC Tue (re-aired 9Aug66)
It's a big day at the Nash household, and a sleepless night.
Jim's raise recommendation goes to the dean and Lad is about to
become a dad.
Eni Markey ............. Mrs. McGuire
Melinda Plowman ........ Terry
Grandon Rhodes ......... Dean Vaughn
1.25 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: HOW NOW, HAUSFRAU?
15Mar66 NBC Tue (re-aired 30Aug66)
Robert Emhardt ......... Mal Huntley
Jesse White ............ Wally
A newspaper columnist renowned for destroying reputations wants
to interview Joan, and he suspects that the zany household
episodes she writes about in the paper are untrue.
1.26 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: BIG MAN ON CAMPUS
22Mar66 NBC Tue (re-aired 12Jul66)
(orginally scheduled to air 8Feb66 - pre-empted unexpectedly)
Laurie Sibbald ......... Cathy Lynn
Harlan Warde ........... Peter Hyde
Bonnie Franklin ........ Dorie
Ned Glass .............. Hastings
Stacy Maxwell .......... Jo Anne
An unsigned one-act play triggers misunderstandings in the house.
Joan finds a play she wrote in a pile of student's manuscripts
that Jim brought home to study, and when Jim criticizes a badly
written play, she thinks he's referring to hers.
1.27 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE MAGNIFICENT MULDOON
29Mar66 NBC Tue (re-aired 26Jul66)
Burgess Meredith ....... Muldoon
Frank Wilcox ........... Dean Vaughn
Shirley O'Hara ......... Mrs. Vaughn
Taking their father's lecture on tolerance to heart, the twins
invite a hobo home for dinner and a bath- on the night that
Jim's entertaining his boss.
1.28 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE LEANING TOWER OF RIDGEMONT
5Apr66 NBC Tue (re-aired 23Aug66)
Judi Meredith .......... Grace Woddman
Howard McNear .......... Arnold
Peter Leeds ............ Simmons
After examining the Nash's castle-like home, the building
inspector concludes that the ancient structure must come down,
and the family has one week to move out.
1.29 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: MINE IS THE LUCK OF THE IRISH
12Apr66 NBC Tue
J. Pat O'Malley ........ Michael J. Sullivan
Robert Easton .......... Jud
Harvey Lembeck ......... Ben
Joan's father invites the Nashes to spend their vacation in
Arizona- where they'll have a chance to invest in a Uranium mine.
1.30 [--] Please Don't Eat The Daisies: NIGHT OF KNIGHTS
19Apr66 NBC Tue
A local news story about the Nash house having an old house is
laughed off by the family until strange things start happening.
####### Please Don't Eat The Daisies #########
############# season 2 1966-67 ###############
NBC Saturdays 8:00 pm Eastern
2.01  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE PURPLE AVENGER
17Sep66 NBC Sat (re-aired 17Jun67)
Dom De Luise ............ Purple Avenger
Vince Howard ............ Photographer
Clint Howard ............ Davey
The twins' TV idol is coming to town and his visit spells
disillusion for the boys. He was Joan's old beau and a notorious bumbler.
2.02  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: MY MOTHER'S NAME IS FRED
24Sep66 NBC Sat (re-aired 29Apr67)
Louis Quinn ............. Sutton
George Ives ............. Mickey
Doroty Neumann .......... Miss Keegan
Don Penny ............... Sam
Complications mutiply when Joan uses a man's pen name to sell a
story to a girlie magazine that doesn't accept female authors.
Then the magazine decides to do a story on the new author.
2.03  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: A-HUNTING WE WILL GO
1Oct66 NBC Sat
David Brien ............. Roland Cunningham
Jim, not the outdoor type, is ordered by the dean to entertain
a visiting playwright, a well-known fanactic of he-man supporting endeavors.
2.04  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: AT HOME WITH THE FAMILY
8Oct66 NBC Sat (re-aired 1Jul67)
Hans Conreid ............ Paul
Peter Helm .............. Sheldon Carp
The house is in a turmoil when Jim tells Joan that they are
about to be the subject of a college TV show. She feverishly
writes a script for herself and the boys.
2.05  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE HOLDOUTS
15Oct66 NBC Sat (re-aired 8Jul67)
Sheldon Golomb ...... Larry
The boys are demanding a fat percentage of the money Joan got
for an article she wrote about their antics.
2.06  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: TROUBLE RIGHT HEWE IN RIDGEMONT CITY
22Oct66 NBC Sat
Joan and Marge's friendship is strained when they both claim
ownership of a winning raffle ticket.
2.07  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY LOVE'S EYE
29Oct66 NBC Sat (re-aired 24Jun67)
Arch Johnson ........... Tom Cromwell
Cindy Eilbacher ........ Sam Cromwell
June Dayton ............ Alice Cromwell
Harry Ellerbe .......... Principal
One black eye leads to another when Joel gets a shiner - from the neighborhood girls!
2.08  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: MY SON, THE GENIUS
5Nov66 NBC Sat (re-aired 29Jul67)
Sterling Holloway ...... Corey
Woodrow Parfrey ........ Phil Bennett
When Joel's IQ test shows him to be a flowering genius, Jim
is determined not to let him become a problem child.
2.09  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE END OF THE TRAILER
12Nov66 NBC Sat
Bill Quinn ............. Dean Carter
Jean Vanderpyl ......... Mrs. Carter
The Dean wants to buy Jim's camping trailer but Jim doesn't want
to unload the lemon on a friend. So he shows the Dean some slides
of a family outing plagued by the miserable trailer that came
complete with a bear and skunk.
2.10  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: MY SON, THE ACTOR
19Nov66 NBC Sat
Joel and Kyle are eagerly volunteering for acting roles in the
school play, but Jim and Joan don't see any signs of talent in
either of them. When Joel fails to get the part, they try to
repair his wounded pride.
2.11  Please Don't Eat The Daisies:
OF HAUNTED HOUSES, LITTLE BOYS, AND A GHOST NAMED MALCOLM
26Nov66 NBC Sat (re-aired 13May67)
Harry Townes ............. Malcolm Dorrington
Melinda Plowman .......... Terry
Jimmy Bates .............. John
The boys discover a strange old character while exploring a
haunted house; the silver-tongued drifter turns out to be a
ghost from Jim and Joan's past, and he sets out to make the Nash
house his temporary home.
2.12  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: AND WHAT DOES YOUR HUSBAND DO?
3Dec66 NBC Sat (re-aired 22Jul67)
George Fenneman ......... TV Interviewer
Trudi Ames .............. Sara
Jim feels like an outsider in his own home when Joan is named
'Woman Writer of the Year'. She's getting tons of publicity;
he's getting tired of being ignored.
2.13  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: JUST FOR LAUGHS
10Dec66 NBC Sat (re-aired 6May67)
Robert Easton .......... Harold Hewley
Charles Briles ......... Frank
Kevin O'Neal ........... George
Candace Howard ......... Susan
A typical day in the Nash household: How not to extricate two
small boys from a locked bathroom, and How not to get Mom's
hand out of the garbage disposal after she drops her ring into it.
2.15  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE GUARDIAN
24Dec66 NBC Sat
Frantic Joan hurries to the auction featuring her sons' artwork
- she's out to retrieve the family's tax returns which are
accidentally glued to the masterpiece.
2.15  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: PEACE, IT'S WONDERFUL
7Jan67 NBC Sat (re-aired 20May67)
Havoc ensues in the Nash household when Jim and Joan are drawn
into their neighbors' family squabble and end up in their own argument.
2.16  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE SILENT BUTLER SPOKE
14Jan67 NBC Sat
Whit Bissell ....... Harry
Joan's article on a second chance for ex-cons may backfire- Her
agent persuades her to hire a reformed burglar as a butler. Then
the Nashes nervously note the man's abundant interest in their antiques.
2.17  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE CUPID MACHINE
21Jan67 NBC Sat
Donald Harron ....... Richard Webster
Joan signs up with a computer dating service to research an
article, and her marriage is threatened when she itemizes her
idea of the perfect man.
2.18  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE THING'S THE PLAY
28Jan67 NBC Sat
Joe Fiedler ............ Arlie
Jim's professional reputation hangs in the balance when he
picks Joan's unfinished play for a state competition. After his
fellow professors accuse him of nepotism, he has to spark Joan
into finishing the third act.
2.19  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE OFFICER OF THE COURT
4Feb67 NBC Sat (re-aired 3Jun67)
Bill Quinn ............. Dean Carter
Reta Shaw .............. Mrs. Swanson
Bee Tompkins ........... Nancy
Evelyn King ............ Penny
Legal antics get out of hand when Herb juggles two cases for the
Nashes- Negotiating a better teaching contract for Jim, and
suing Joan for $25,000 on behalf of local women who believe that
her article about overly amorous women refers to them.
2.20  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: NONE SO RIGHTEOUS
11Feb67 NBC Sat (re-aired 27May67)
The Righteous Brothers are in town for a college concert and
when they're mobbed by fans at the hotel, they seek refuge at
the Nash house. It happens that Joan and Jim are rehearsing
for a PTA musical, and when Jim is late for the show, the
Righteous Brothers fill in.
Paul Petersen ........ Jerry
Alex Romero ........... Alex
Melinda Plowman ...... Terry
Special guest stars:
The Righteous Brothers (Bill Medley & Bobby Hatfield)
Sticks & Stones, Something You Got, Along Came Jones-
Singing in the Rain, Queen of the House (Joan)
If I Had a Hammer (Righteous Bros. & the twins)
King of the Road (Jim, Joan & Righteous Bros.)
2.21  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: REMEMBER LAKE SERENE?
18Feb67 NBC Sat
Cameo appearance: Stefanie Powers
Jack Kelly ......... Bob
Carol Byron ........ Penny
Maureen Arthur ....... Gloria
Joan and Marge engage in a sneaky plan to marry off a happy
bachelor, and end up complicating domestic relations in their own households.
2.22  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: PEST IN THE HOUSE
25Feb67 NBC Sat (re-aired 5Aug67)
Kathleen Freeman ..... Mrs. Bailey
Harry Hickox ......... Bailey
While his house is fumigated, Herb is the Nash houseguest; he
threatens to turn the home into a disaster area by insisting on
doing his fair share of the household chares.
2.23  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: HELP WANTED, DESPERATELY
4Mar67 NBC Sat (re-aired 12Aug67)
Ellen Corby ........ Martha
Mary Treen ......... Mabel
The new maid's boundless enthusiasm is matched only by her wild
notion of what the job should be, and the Nashes suspect she's
planning to make their home eligible for a disaster area government grant.
2.24  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: JUST WHILE YOU'RE RESTING
11Mar67 NBC Sat (re-aired 19Aug67)
Ellen Corby ............ Martha
Majel Barrett .......... Lydia
The new maid, all heart and no help, is costing Joan all the
time she set aside for extra-curricular activities. She's too
much trouble to keep, but too lovable to fire.
2.25  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: WHEN I WAS A YOUNG MAN
25Mar67 NBC Sat (re-aired 15Jul67)
Naomi Stevens .......... Rose Melnis
Sammy Smith ............ Irving Melnis
Jason Wingreen ......... Doctor
Sharyn Hillyer ......... Nurse #1
Irene Martin ........... Nurse #2
When Kyle asks for $1.50 to take a girl to a dance, Jim takes
him back to the Nashes' broke-but-happy newlywed days. In
flashbacks we see Jim & Joan acquire Lad when he was a pup,
learn that Kyle is on the way, and in the hospital after he was born.
2.26  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: PROFESSOR, PLEASE!
1Apr67 NBC Sat (re-aired 26Aug67)
Lori Martin ............ Anna
Jim is bewildered and Joan is irate- a drama student with a
crush on Jim is waging a brazen campaign to come between them.
2.27  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: A MATTER OF CONCENTRATION
8Apr67 NBC Sat
Jim's wounded pride causes a chill in the house after Joan buys
lavish gifts for everyone. He's not content with wearing the
pants in the family; he wants to buy them too. Herb's hypnotic
talents help patch it up.
2.28  Please Don't Eat The Daisies: THE DAY THE PLAY GOT AWAY (final episode)
22Apr67 NBC Sat
(orginally scheduled to air 15Apr67 - pre-empted unexpectedly)
Bobs Watson ....... Howard
Jim takes a sabbatical to write a play and begins an ordeal of
self-doubt. He can't concentrate on writing, and his brilliant
replacement has taken over his pet project at school.
####### Please Don't Eat The Daisies #########
### Cast Biographies/Where are they now? #####
PATRICIA CROWLEY (also credited as Pat Crowley): as Joan Nash
Born September 17, 1933 in Olyphant (Scranton), PA..moved to NYC at 7 &
began modeling at 11, becoming leading teenage model..starred in '51's'
Saturday AM series 'A Date with Judy' & was a regular in early variety
series 'Campus Hoopla'..in 1950 at age 16, her senior year in high school,
she auditioned with 350 other hopefuls for her first Broadway assignment
and wound up with the feminine lead opposite Cameron Mitchell in Southern
Exposure - won Theater World Award as most promising new personalities on
Broadway..did 2 unsold pilots before Daisies..signed by Paramount, she
co-starred in many films including Red Garters, Money From Home, There's
Always Tomorrow, Walk the Proud Land, Square Jungle, and Hollywood or Bust
..appeared in pilot for Untouchables & Man from Uncle where she was
approaced for 'Daisies'.. Later was a regular in Joe Forrester..appeared
in the MGM motion picture hit Wheeler Dealers..numerous tv appearances
including Dr. Kildare, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Chrysler Theatre, The
Love Boat, Happy Days, Friends, Beverly Hills 90210, Frasier, Melrose Place,
Maverick, and Bonanza..many appearances in movies (theatrical and tv)
..Today she plays the character of Mary Scanlon on the soap-operas "Port
Charles" and "General Hospital"..5' 5" inches tall.. married Beverly Hills
attorney Edward Hookstratten and had at least two children - Jon and Ann
Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen - has some additional Patricia Crowley
photos and information
MARK MILLER: as James (Jim) Nash
Born in Houston, TX on November 20..graduated from Lamar High
School there but lived in 15 different cities and attended as many
different secondary schools..he also attended San Marcos Military Academy
and studied architecture at Texas A&M, Pueblo University in Mexico and the
University of Texas..6 feet, 2 inches tall..champion water polo player as
a youth.. went to military school, studied architecture & spent 2 years at
the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York, from which he was
graduated in 1949..always wanted to be a drama teacher & writer..in several
films & stage plays, then star of TV's Guestward Ho in '60s..was a regular
on General Hospital where a comic scene got him noticed for 'Daisies'..
wrote several scripts for the show as well as stage & screen playss..was
a regular in 'Name of the Game' as reporter Ross Craig..has continued to
write scripts..several appearances in movies during the '90s..he married
Beatrice Ammidown, former fashion editor for Harper's Bazaar, while
touring in "The Dark At the Top of the Stairs."..they have at least two
children - daugters Marisa born July 28, 1962 and Penelope Ann born
January 13, 1964..Penelope Ann Miller is an actress who has appeared in
many movies including 'Big' which starred Tom Hanks..
KIM TYLER: as Kyle Nash
Born in Hollywood, California on April 17, 1954..appeared in 2 episodes
of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in 1961 and 1962; a 1962 episode
of The Andy Griffith Show; a 1964 episode of The Addams Family, and a
1965 episode of My Favorite Martian..Kim was nice enough to e-mail me
recently, so hopefully he will be sending me some information soon...
BRIAN NASH: as Joel Nash
Born in 1956 in Glendale, CA..guest appearances included The Virginian,
Bewitched, The Invaders, The Brady Bunch, The Munsters, and The Dick Van
Dyke Show. At the age of seven heco-starred with Doris Day and James Garner
in the feature 'The Thrill Of It All' in which he was so professional that
when a small girl mistakenly said his line, he came right back with hers,
prompting the director to tell Brian's mother Wanda that even most adult
actors wouldn't be as adept. Brian got his start when his brother's singing
teacher brought him to an agent's attention and with his two brothers he
was cast in the memorable Wonder Bread commercial in which a boy grows into
an older body before our eyes. He co-starred in Mickey Rooney's '64 series'
Mickey', then landed in Please Don't Eat the Daisies..an avid baseball fan
..was called back several times as one of the last three finalists for the
part of John Boy Walton. His last acting job was in the '75 Saturday
morning show 'Isis'..After graduating from Verdugo Hills High School,
Brian attended Brigham Young University..He spent 2 years in South America
for the Mormon Church.. He later married and became a stockbroker in
JEFF & JOE FITHIAN: Trevor and Tracey Nash
Twin brothers born February 26, 1958..one of the twins appeared in a
Shirley MacLaine movie called "What a Way to Go!" (1964)..from a web page
visitor: "I went to the same elementary school (in Van Nuys, CA) as Jeff
and Joe Fithian, who played the twins (they were 2 grades below me).
In the late 80s, I went on a three-day cruise and the twins were assistant
cruise directors or something like that (they hosted the trivia contests,
entertainment stuff). At our elementary school's 1994 anniversary/reunion
get together, one of the Fithians was there and was very friendly."
SHIRLEY MITCHELL: as Marge Thornton
Born November 4, 1919 in Toledo, OH..character actress with recognizable
voice, was seen in I Love Lucy (as Marion Strong), Pete & Gladys & The
Great Gildersleeve..in radio's Fibber McGee..in films from '43 including
early rock movie 'Jamboree'..in Bachelor Father's 2nd season-she was
Bentley Gregg's secretary.. played Cousin Mae Belle Jennings during the
1967-1968 season of Petticoat Junction..last acting credit was the 1989
movie 'The War of the Roses'..
HARRY HICKOX: as Herb Thornton #1 (1965-66)
Born October 22, 1915 in Big Springs, TX..appeared in the 1962 movie 'The
Music Man'..also had roles in 'Speedway' and 'Emperor of the North'..
many tv guest apperances, mostly on westerns..died June 3, 1994 in Los
KING DONOVAN: as Herb Thornton #2 (1966-67)
Born January 25, 1918..husband of Imogene Coca..was a regular in Love
That Bob as Bob's Air Force pal.. many tv guest apperances and movies
including The Beverly Hillbillies..died June 30, 1987 in Connecticut..
DUB TAYLOR: as Ed Hewley
Born Walter Clarence Taylor II on February 26, 1907 in Richmond, Virginia.
nicknamed 'Cannonball' character actor with thick southern drawl..in
films from '38, many westerns with Tex Ritter & later Bonnie & Clyde,
Support Your Local Sheriff.. father of actor Buck Taylor..died October 3,
1994 in Los Angeles, CA due to congestive heart failure..
ELLEN CORBY: as Martha O'Reilly
Ellen Corby was born Ellen Hansen on June 3, 1911 in Racine, Wisconsin.
She began her career as a bit player in the film Speed Limited in 1940.
Ellen would not be seen on the big screen again until 1945 in Cornered.
In 1946, Ellen appeared in 14 motion pictures although mostly in small
minor roles. One of the small parts was in the Christmas classic It's a
Wonderful Life. One of the motion picture highlights of her career came
about in 1948 in I Remember Mama in the role of Aunt Trina. As a result
of this role, Ellen garnered a nomination for Best Supporting Actress
which was ultimately won by Mercedes McCambridge in All the King's Men.
The Oscar nomination didn't send her to the heights she had hoped. This
wonderful, fine actress continued in roles that were mostly minor compared
to some of her contemporaries. But it was television where she would
garner the acclaim that had eluded her on the silver screen. Time after
time Ellen played in parts that was absolutely outstanding. One of the
funniest was as Myrt "Hubcaps" Lesh in "The Andy Griffith Show." It was
an episode where she sold Barney Fife a lemon of an automobile and she
played the ringleader of stolen cars. Her real fame came in the highly
watched and highly acclaimed "The Walton's" from 1972-1979 as Esther
"Grandma" Walton. The role resulted in the prestigious Emmy award for
1973, 74, & 75. Although a stroke in 1977 slowed her down, Ellen still
made appearances on the series. Her last TV appearance was in 1997 in
the TV movie "A Walton Easter". On April 14, 1999, Ellen died at the
Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Los Angeles, California.
She was 87 years old..
JEAN VANDERPYL: as Ethel Carter
Born in October 11, 1919 in Philadelphia, PA..best known as the voice of
Wilma Flintstone in 'The Flintstones'..Also did many other cartoon voices
including Rosie the Robot on The Jetsons..Died April 10, 1999 in Dana
Point, CA due to lung cancer..
BILL QUINN: as Dean Gerald Carter
Born May 6, 1912..numerous tv movie and tv series appearances..father-in
-law of Bob Newhart..died in 1993..
LORD NELSON: as Ladadog
He was the Old English Sheepdog - his name on Please Don't Eat the
Daisies was Ladadog - they often called him 'Lad' - he had an affinity
for telephones! Was the star in Disney Film 'The Shaggy Dog', and worked
with Brian Nash in '64 series 'Mickey'. Related link: Moviedogs
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