Sunday, November 25, 2007


Lately, before I go to bed Sunday evening, I watch the opening minutes of the 'Burke's Law' repeat on American Life Network in order to see who the guest stars are going to be. Then I watch the full episode when I get home in the morning from work.

Tonight I had to look up who the actress was playing Lucy Brewer, who discovered the murder victim. (Like Marlyn Mason who was also in "Who Killed Jason Shaw?", she didn't merit a major credit at the beginning of the episode.)

Joyce Jameson played the slightly addled woman who did "favors" as her profession, and according to the, she played several women named Lucille over the course of her career. Even better, none of those other roles had last names attached to them and all of them were to be found in Los Angeles!

'The Fall Guy'
- "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harold" (1982) TV Episode .... Lucille

- "They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To" (1976) TV Episode .... Lucille

"Promise Him Anything" (1975) (TV movie) .... Lucille

- "Kidding" (1975) TV Episode .... Woman Stuck in Door

(I threw that last one in as a gimmee. After all, why shouldn't we assume that her name may have been Lucille, and Lucy Brewer at that?)

So, depending on how this episode of 'Burke's Law' turns out, and what I can find out about these other episodes, it could be that Joyce Jameson as Lucy Brewer can one day be a minor addition to the TV Crossover Hall of Fame as part of my birthday honors list.

Sadly, Ms. Jameson won't ever know about it. She took her own life back in the 1980s.

Toby OB

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