Many episodes are based on stories written by Erle Stanley Gardner. Hollywood’s first weekly one-hour series filmed for television, Perry Mason is one of TV’s longest-running and most successful legal series.
The Phil Silvers Show, originally titled You’ll Never Get Rich, is a sitcom which ran on CBS-TV from 1955 to 1959. A total of 143 episodes were broadcast – all half-an-hour long except for a 1959 one-hour live special.
The Waltons is a CBS television series created by Earl Hamner, Jr., based on his book Spencer’s Mountain, and a 1963 film of the same name. The series originally aired for a total of nine seasons. After the series was canceled by CBS in 1981, NBC aired three television movie sequels in 1982, with three more in the 1990s on CBS.
Pacino had his breakthrough as Michael Corleone in the Godfather trilogy (1972-1974-1990). He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Frank Slade in the 1992 film Scent of a Woman. He is also known for his starring roles in Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Scarface (1983), and Serpico (1972). He developed a love for acting at an early age when he participated in the majority of his school’s productions.