Monday, January 01, 2007

A Little Rockford Files Trivia for the New Year


If the name Stuart Margolin, “Day After Day (It's Slippin' Away)” co-writer, rings a bell, it is likely from the years (1974-1979) he endeared himself to viewers of “The Rockford Files.”

For his portrayal of Angel Martin, Jim Rockford's (James Garner) exasperating crony, Margolin won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — not once but twice, in 1979 and 1980.

He also wrote, directed, or acted in another 150 films, and either won or received a nomination for 11 top industry awards in various categories.

Composing music is another love of Stuart's, and over 100 of his songs have been recorded.

In 1980, as the last episodes of “The Rockford Files” aired, Margolin's first album came out (Warner Bros. K-3439), appropriately titled “And the Angel Sings.”

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1 comment:

Todd Mason said...

Margolin currently visible in the US in syndication of the pleasant-enough Canadian cop show TOM STONE as STONE UNDERCOVER (perhaps the vague title didn't help in Canada, either, as it lasted only two seasons on CBC)(I'll give anything with Janet Kidder a try).