Friday, June 18, 2010

Online Pick of the Week (6/18): Perry Mason

This pick is a good one for fans of the late actor, singer, and game show host Bert Convy, who’s perhaps best known for his hosting jobs on Tattletales, Super Password, and Win Lose or Draw. But before hosting shows (and also during that time), he did a number of acting roles. Mainly guest stints on series such as Bewitched and Mary Tyler Moore.

If you're a fan of his game show work but haven’t seen him on other shows and have always wanted to see him act, this is a pretty good treat. It is one of his earliest acting roles; as Mr. Harry Thompson on a 1960 episode of the CBS series Perry Mason, which starred the late Raymond Burr. Here, Bert’s character is defended by Perry when he is accused of murder. It’s interesting seeing Bert play a dramatic role, a far different contrast from his other main work.

Bert Convy on Perry Mason… my online pick of the week!

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