For example, Ann Marie (Thomas)'s boyfriend, Don Hollinger (Ted Bessell, ex-Gomer Pyle, USMC) was originally Don Blue Sky, a talent agent, before being rebooted as a magazine writer. Ann's parents were portrayed in this pilot by Harold Gould & Penny Santon, but, as we know the roles were recast a year later (Lew Parker & Rosemary DeCamp). This meant that Gould had two such gigs slip through his fingers as a few years later, he was the original Howard Cunningham in the Happy Days pilot on Love, American Style. Santon would later resurface in a string of guest gigs before joining the cast of Matt Houston.
Now, check out "What's in a Name?":
I don't think Ann kept the waitress gig when the series began a year later.
Production executive Ronald Jacobs, though, was also attached to a 1965 freshman entry that did sell. That, of course, would be the Emmy-winning I Spy.
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