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English actor Margaret Ashcroft was a TV regular during the late 1960’s and 1970’s. She scored her biggest roles in two very well remembered series, both running at the same time funnily enough. First was a very strong supporting role in ITV drama The Main Chance and then a role in the BBC-1 drama The Brothers.

Margaret pretty much retired from the screen after the end of the Brothers but did make a few little guest appearances in the 1990’s. Ashcroft was married to fellow actor Morris Perry and was the neice of acting legend Dame Peggy Ashcroft. She was born 16 February 1931 in Chelsea, London and she died 25 October 2016 at the age of 85.

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1956: New Ramps For Old: Hitched to a Star as Barmaid
1957: Armchair Theatre: Now Let Him Go as Penelope Bain
1958: Invitation to the Dance: Episode 3 (Documentary) as Herself
1958: ITV Play of the Week: You Never Can Tell as Parlourmaid
1961: Terminus (documenrary) as Mother
1963: Dimensions of Fear (Series) as Miss Reynolds
1965: ITV Play of the Week: Giants of Saturday as Barmaid
1965: No Hiding Place: One Good Man and True as Marge
1966: The Master: World of Disbelief as Fish fryer
1966: Mrs Thursday: Call Me Madam? as Joyce Goodman
1968: ITV Playhouse: Lucky For Some as Jill Mason
1968: Detective: The German Song as Landlady
1968: Driveway (Series) as Pamela Brock
1969-1975: The Main Chance (Series) as Margaret Castleton
1972: Doomwatch: Enquiry as Dr Margery Becker
1973: Van der Valk: The Rainbow Ends Here as Marlies Kernkamp
1973: Marked Personal: Season 1 Episodes 7 and 8 as Valerie Coles
1974-1976: The Brothers (Series) as Gwen Riley
1974: The Aweful Mr Goodall: Clara as Ruth Carrick
1974: Microbes and Men: The Search for the Magic Bullet as Martha Marquardt
1994: The Bill: Mischief as Mrs Clarke
1996: Season’s Greetings
1997: McCallum: City of the Dead as Marjory
1998: Animal Ark: Donkey on the Doorstep as Miss Marjorie Spry
2002: Heartbeat: From Ancient Grudge as Dora Allsop
2002: After They Were Famous: The Brothers (Light Entertainment) as Herself

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Actor Chad Everett got his fist big break co-starring on “The Dakotas,” an ABC western in 1963.

Everett — the real handle is Raymond Lee Cramton— was born in South Bend, Indiana on 11 June 1936, and reared in Dearborn and Detroit. He decided to become an actor, when he was 18 and he said “as it happened, my mature decision coincides with my immature decision.”

His early stage experience was in high school plays, and his interest in dramatics continued while he was a student at Wayne University in Detroit. He took a fling at Broadway, didn’t make much of a dent there but did attract the attention of Hollywood and was signed into the Warner Bros, stable of fresh young faces. This meant roles in such memorable series as “Bronco,” “Surfside Six,” “Hawaiian Eye” and “Lawman,” but it also meant some movie breaks. The offer of the starring role in his best known series “Medical Center” came in October 1969 when he was in England making a “Journey to the Unknown” segment.

He died 24 July 2012.

Chad Everett

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2011: Chemistry as Victor Strathmore
2000: Manhattan, AZ as Jake Manhattan
1994: McKenna as Jack McKenna
1983: The Rousters as Wyatt Earp III
1980: Hagen as Paul Hagan
1978: Centennial as Major Maxwell Mercy
1969: Medical Center as Dr. Joe Gannon
1963: The Dakotas as Deputy Del Stark

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