In the show, his character was killed in an unseen traffic accident. Hexum played Mac Harper, a former Marine hired by Dani Reynolds (Jennifer O’Neill) to locate her husband. On October 12, 1984, while joking between scenes, Hexum took a blank-loaded .44 Magnum and pointed it at his head and pulled the trigger.
Despite being a prop gun with blanks, the wadding was fired with enough force to send skull fragments into Hexum’s brain, causing massive hemorrhaging. Australian actor Antony Hamilton was brought in to play another member of Harper’s team, stepping in while Harper was away on assignment.
WASHINGTON—Saying the issue was an urgent matter of national security, FBI director James Comey said at a press conference Tuesday that the agency required increased surveillance powers in order to keep pace with the continually evolving threat of presidential administrations.
Interesting note: Hyland was dating John Travolta at the time of her illness, and died in his arms.Allport played a brief supporting role as Andrew Campbell, father of ad man Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) in Season 1 of this series surrounding a New York ad agency in the early 1960s.BURLINGTON, VT—Saying there could be no other cause for the abrupt change in volume, a report released Monday found that a nearby conversation definitely just got quiet to prevent you from hearing it. After all that jazz about God, the author just keeps on going: "Don't take the Lord's name in vain" is the next one. I'm beginning to think he's one of these church types. You mean well, but this law is strictly pie-in-the-sky.INDIANAPOLIS—Saying that he has always dreamed about the experience, CBS Sports announcer Jim Nantz reportedly wondered aloud what holding a basketball might be like during Friday afternoon’s broadcast. "Don't worship graven images of God, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. My advice: Think up some more, and maybe cut this one.Pete suggests to American Airlines that the agency has someone who knows the airline’s pain, revealing that his father was one of those killed in the plane crash.
Conrad played officer Phil Esterhaus, who ended each roll call on the show with “Let’s be careful out there.” The part earned Conrad two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (1981, 1982).
You keep hearing about these Ten Commandments on television, all the religious fundamentalist types saying, "Let's put them up in the courthouse, let's hang them up in the schools, etc., etc." They seem pretty determined to make the Ten Commandments the law of the land, so I figured, as a responsible citizen, I should bone up on them. Frankly, I got no idea how foreigners keep track of all their different gods. Enjoy your flower music, Sunshine, and call me back when you grow up and start paying your own bills.
I cracked the wife's Bible the other night and let me tell you, after all the hoopla about these 10 magical rules, I expected a lot better. It says you shouldn't believe in any gods besides God. It gets back to earth with "Don't commit adultery" and "Don't steal," but then it's back to the old rubber room with "Don't covet thy neighbor's oxen" and "Don't bear false witness." Whatever you say, Matlock.
I applaud the idea of 10 simple laws of the land, but I don't think these are the ones to go with.
Somebody needs to do another draft of these things. Like what about keeping telemarketers from calling? Can we at least have one in there about drinking and driving? Altogether, I believe these commandments are pretty thin on law and order and the needs of the common citizen, and a little thick on the religious mumbo jumbo.
Allport, an avid hiker, was one of three people killed January 28, 2008, by avalanches near Mountain High, a ski resort near Wrightwood, in the San Gabriel Mountains east of Los Angeles.