In 1986  Hal Linden starred as a magician in the short-lived mystery series Blacke’s Magic. Below is part 1 of the episode “Death Goes to the Movies” featuring Tina Louise playing a TV actress typecast as the sexpot (art imitating life?) who desperately thinks her current film project is her last shot for movie stardom. The producer refuses to cut her nude seduction scene and when he turns up dead, she is one of the prime suspects.

Tina once again proves she was one of Hollywood’s most underrated actresses and there was more to her than just Ginger Grant. Kudos to her for going after varied roles over the years the minute Gilligan’s Island ended unlike Dawn Wells who is still doing the series–almost 45 years later!



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