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William Windom guest-starred on The Donna Reed Show

William Windom of My World and Welcome to It

William Windom (September 28, 1923 – August 16, 2012)

Windom was an American actor. He played a wide variety of roles in both film and television during a nearly 60-year career, but is perhaps best known for his role as cartoonist John Monroe in the short-lived comedy My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970) winning him a Primetime Emmy Award, and his recurring role as Dr. Seth Hazlitt starring alongside Angela Lansbury in Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996).

Windom appears in two episodes of The Donna Reed Show: Season 4, Episode 8 “All is Forgiven” and Season 4, Episode 25 “Wide Open Spaces”.

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26 июл. 2022 г.

Yes, Wide Open Spaces was meant to be a back door pilot for Billy Windom. Donna was thinking of ending her show after season 4 and this would have replaced it. However, Donna agreed to continue with her show. The actress, Patricia Breslin, who played Billy's wife in the episode, had worked with him when Bill started on the stage shortly after WW2. He spent a summer at Fordham University performing in Romeo and Juliet. He was Romeo and Patricia was Juliet. Also Billy was very close friends with Carl Betz and attended Betz's funeral.

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