Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Cast of the TV Show Knots Landing

The popularity of the TV nighttime drama "Dallas" became very popular.  It was decided that a new series called "Knots Landing" would be created based on the estranged Ewing brother Gary and his wife Valene who lived in California.  The show followed the lives of the Ewing couple and four of their neighborhood families. 


Some of the primary cast members from "Knots Landing" Front: Donna Mills(Abby Ewing), Joan Van Ark(Valene Ewing), Michele Lee (Karen Fairgate MacKenzie).  Back: William Devane(Gregory Sumner), Ted Shackleford (Gary Ewing), Kevin Dobson (Mack)

Click on the links of some of the cast members below to see "What ever happended to..."



Ted Shackelford   as Gary Ewing
Joan Van Ark as Valene Ewing
Donna Mills as Abby Ewing
Kevin Dobson as "Mack" Patrick MacKenzie
William Devane as Gregory Sumner
Michele Lee as Karen MacKenzie
Constance McCashin as Laura Avery
Nicollette Sheridan as Paige Matheson
Pat Petersen as Michael Fairgate
Julie Harris as Lilimae Clements

And stars who appeared in less than 150 episodes:
Tonya Crowe as Olivia Cunningham
Larry Riley as Frank Williams
Doug Sheehan as Ben Gibson
Lisa Hartman as Cathy Geary
Teri Austin as Jill Bennett
Claudia Lonow as Diana Fairgate
Don Murray as Sid Fairgate
John Pleshette as Richard Avery
Michelle Phillips as Anne Matheson
James Houghton as Kenny Ward
Kim Lankford as Ginger Ward
Stacy Galina as Kate Whittaker
Alec Baldwin as Joshua Rush


and many, many, more...

The women of "Knots Landing"

In 1997, some of the group got together again for a "Knots Landing" reunion mini series "Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac".  Although it may not have been quite the same without all of the stars there, some of the previous "seldom seens" got some airtime on this mini series.




Some of the cast of "Knots Landing" Front: Constance McCashin(Laura Avery), Julie Harris(Lilimae Clements), Michele Lee(Karen MacKenzie), Joan Van Ark (Valene Ewing), Lisa Hartman (Cathy Geary) Back: Doug Sheehan (Ben Gibson), Ted Shackleford(Gary Ewing), Donna Mills(Abby Ewing), William Devane (Gregory Sumner), Michelle Phillips (Anne Matheson), Kevin Dobson(Mack)

Another, this time however, non-fictional show "Knots Landing - Together Again" aired in December of 2005.  More of a documentary type celebration of the "Knots Landing" years, again many of the previous cast members participated in this show.



Lisa Hartman, Ted Shackleford, Donna Mills, Kevin Dobson, Julie Harris, Joan Van Ark, Michele Lee, Michelle Phillips at the "Knots Landing - Together Again" show




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