CTVA US Drama - "Falcon Crest" (Lorimar/CBS)(1981-90) Jane Wyman

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Falcon Crest (1981-90)
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Falcon Crest (season 1) (CBS) (1981-1982)
Falcon Crest (season 2) (CBS) (1982-1983)
Falcon Crest (season 3) (CBS) (1983-1984)
Falcon Crest (season 4) (CBS) (1984-1985)
Falcon Crest (season 5) (CBS) (1985-1986)
Falcon Crest (season 6) (CBS) (1986-1987)
Falcon Crest (season 7) (CBS) (1987-1988)
Falcon Crest (season 8) (CBS) (1988-1989)
Falcon Crest (season 9) (CBS) (1989-1990)
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FALCON CREST
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Amanda & MF / Lorimar-Television / Lorimar Telepictures
Filmed at The Burbank Studios
for CBS (Fridays 10:00 pm EST)
Created by Executive Producer Earl Hamner
Produced by Malcolm R. Harding (1981)(eps. #1-12)
Produced by Barry Steinberg (1982-83)(eps. #13- #46)
Produced by John F Perry (1984-91) (eps. #48-227)

US Drama Series   1981-90 9 seasons Unaired Pilot + 227 episodes x 60 min color
(premiere 04Dec81)
Premise:
Set in the world of a California vineyard it featured the conflict between two families. The Channings and the Giobertis.

starring
Jane Wyman .... Angela Channing (1981-90)
Susan Sullivan .... Maggie Gioberti Channing (1981-1989)
Robert Foxworth .... Chase Gioberti (1981-1987)
Ana-Alicia .... Melissa Agretti Cumson Gioberti(1982-1988) /Samantha Ross (1989)
Lorenzo Lamas .... Lance Cumson
David Selby .... Richard Channing (1982-1990)

William R. Moses .... Cole Gioberti (1981-1986)
Abby Dalton .... Julia Cumson (1981-1986) ( exit #4.20)(returns occasionally ?)
Margaret Ladd .... Emma Channing (1981-1989)

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Morgan Fairchild
.... Jordan Roberts (1985-1986)
Laura Johnson .... Terry Hartford Ranson (1983-1986)
Kate Vernon .... Lorraine Prescott (1984-1985)(exit #4.30)
Sarah Douglas .... Pamela Lynch (1983-1985) (exit #4.29)
Brett Cullen .... Dan Fixx (1986-1988)
Dana Sparks .... Victoria Gioberti Hogan Stavros (1986-1988)
John Saxon .... Tony Cumson (1981-1982, 1986-1988)
Cliff Robertson .... Doctor Michael Ranson (1983-1984)
Roy Thinnes .... Nick Hogan (1982-1983)
Simon MacCorkindale .... Greg Reardon (1984-1986)
Edward Albert .... Jeff Wainwright (1986)
Parker Stevenson .... Joel McCarthy (1984-1985)(exit #4.29)
Mel Ferrer .... Philip Erikson (1981-84) (exit #3.28)
Paul Freeman ........... Gustav (1984-1985) (entry #4.1/exit #4.19)
Anne Archer .... Cassandra Wilder (1985) (entry #4.20)
Jane Badler .... Meredith Braxton (1986-1987)
Bradford Dillman .... Darryl Clayton (1982-1983)
Dick O'Neill .... Fred Wilkinson (1987)
Kristian Alfonso .... Pilar Ortega (1988-1990)
Gregory Harrison .... Michael Sharpe (1989-1990)
Andrea Thompson .... Genele Ericson (1989-1990)
Ken Olin (entry #5.1)
and
Chao Li Chi .... Chao-Li, The Butler
Special Guest Stars
Lana Turner .... Jacqueline Perrault (1982-1983)
Gina Lollobrigida .... Francesca Gioberti (1984)
Celeste Holm .... Anna Rossini (1985) (entry #4.30)
Kim Novak .... Kit Marlowe (1986-1987)
Leslie Caron .... Nicole Sauguet [156]"Opening Moves" (1987)
[157]"Obsession Possession (1987)
[158]"Redemption" (1987)
Ursula Andress .... Madame Malec [169] "Hornet's Nest" (1987)
and
Cesar Romero .... Peter Stavros (1985-1987)
Robert Stack .... Roland Saunders (1987)
Rod Taylor .... Frank Agretti (1988-1990)

'Falcon Crest' theme music by Bill Conti

Locations - Napa Valley, California
the Falcon Crest Victorian Mansion,
the Gioberti House,
the New Globe,
the Tuscany County Courthouse,
the Queen of the Valley Hospital / Tuscany Valley Medical Center etc.

Production Background:
"Falcon Crest" was an Amanda & MF production in association with Lorimar.
Starting on 21 April 1986, Lorimar changed its name to Lorimar-Telepictures.
Starting with season 8, Lorimar-Telepictures changed its name to Lorimar
Television.
Starting on 21 January 1989, Lorimar Television was purchased and became
Warner Brothers Television
a division of Time Warner Entertainment Company, LP,
though it was still known as Lorimar Television (or Lorimar-Television) on occasion.

Background:
One of several prime time soap operas from the 80's made by Lorimar, others included
Dallas (1978-91), Knots Landing (1979-93) and 'Flamingo Road'. A rival production from Aaron Spelling -
Dynasty (1981-89) was also highly successful'

Director of Photography: Frank Raymond (exit #4.30)
Director of Photography: Ken Peach, Jr. (entry #5.1)

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