Casting: Guestward Ho

Cable to actor from his Manhattan agent:DON'T LAUGH. HAVE FIRM OFFER FOR TARZAN.

Cable to agent from actor: NOTLAUGHING. I ACCEPT.

And so the actor wound up his assignment in a George Hamilton movie in Munich and returned to the U.S. He had already done a few TV stints of the Tarzan stripe: one commercial, an episode on Batman, three stints on Bewitched. The Tarzan role was typical: he played Brigadier Sir Basil Bertram, a blimpish general.

He did so well that he was invited back as Sir Basil in two succeeding Tarzan segments—and then it seemed as if every TV producer...

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