George Maharis
American actor
George Maharis
George Maharis is an American actor who portrayed Buz Murdock in the first three seasons of the TV series Route 66. Maharis also recorded numerous pop music albums at the height of his fame, and later starred in the short-lived TV series The Most Deadly Game.
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Ross Luippold: How Arrested Development Haters Blue Themselves Once Again
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
The backlash to the long-awaited fourth season of Arrested Development -- which, let's face it, is hardly a backlash by Internet standards -- is undercut by the fact that it was an inevitable byproduct of such an ambitious and risky project. What's more, it will hardly be as toxic to the show and its legacy as some are predicting. "Chalk one up for the Internet: It has killed Arrested Development," proclaimed the New York Times' Mike Hale upon reviewing the show. This assessment seems to be representative of the consensus reaction: Netflix stock even dipped upon the release of the show, with many pointing to middling reviews of the new season as the culprit. But the Times piece also reflects a strange, and problematic, attitude about the expectations set for the series. The unenthusiastic reaction that many had for the show is not due to Hurwitz and his co-conspirators' failure to deliver ("The actual execution was carried out by the producers of the show's fourth season ...
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Today in History - Kitsap Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Actor George Maharis is 83. Conductor Seiji Ozawa (SAY'-jee oh-ZAH'-wah) is 76. Attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz is 73. Comedian-actress Lily Tomlin is 72. Actor Don Stroud is 68. Conductor Leonard Slatkin is 67. Singer Archie Bell is 67
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America's got some unusual talent - Tbo.com
Google News - over 5 years
Filmed on location, the series followed Yale graduate and preppy Tod (Milner) who set out to find himself by traveling across the country in a sporty Corvette with his pal, Buz (George Maharis), a brooding streetwise orphan from Hell's Kitchen
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Vindicator file photo - Youngstown Vindicator
Google News - almost 6 years
Here actors Martin Milner and George Maharis, sitting in the show's trademark Corvette on Federal Street, attract a crowd. Local extras were hired for the segments, including nine Youngstown patrolmen. Youngstown was picked for the story of a washed-up
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THEATER; Edward Albee Returns to the Zoo
NYTimes - almost 13 years
A GOOD marriage is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an Edward Albee script, but in the playwright's latest work, called ''Homelife,'' that's what you get, or seem to: a well-off, delicately balanced couple named Ann and Peter. But wait, isn't Peter the name of the buttoned-down Manhattan book editor who has a violent
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DRIVING; What Awaits A Dream Car When Dreams Change?
NYTimes - over 14 years
IN the small subset of automobiles that can properly be called American sports cars, the undisputed king is the Corvette. The original two-seater Thunderbird, which had a good run but wasn't made after 1957, was not really a sports car; today's successor isn't either. The Dodge Viper, a challenger since 1991, has not reached Corvette-level appeal
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Ideas & Trends: Our Highways, Ourselves; Is There Room for Kerouac in a Car Pool?
NYTimes - over 15 years
THE paparazzi weren't there. But in the annals of highly public break-ups, the recent news that California -- hallowed birthplace of the four-level stacked highway interchange -- would stop building freeways may represent the busted romance of the century. The magnetic attraction between Americans and their automobiles was consummated in
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COVER STORY; Looking for an Audience In the Middle of the Road
NYTimes - over 15 years
TWO restless young men hop in their car and hit the highway, encountering new adventures and quirky characters at various colorful pit stops along the way. Sound familiar? If you're of a certain age, what may come to mind is ''Route 66,'' the early 1960's television series starring Martin Milner and George Maharis as free spirits tooling down the
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TELEVISION/RADIO; 'It's a Man's World': Ahead of Its Time, And Ahead of Ours
NYTimes - about 16 years
AT a time when the television landscape, from ''The Real World'' to ''Dawson's Creek'' to ''Malcolm in the Middle,'' is shaped by the networks' quest for young viewers, I can't help thinking of ''It's a Man's World,'' a short-lived series from the early 60's. Although it appeared during the heyday of sugary, idealized family shows, it was more
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THEATER; A Voice of His Own: Albee's Epiphany at 30
NYTimes - over 17 years
AT the beginning of 1958, as his 30th birthday approached, Edward Albee felt a sense of dissatisfaction bordering on desperation. Despite his incipient talent and his ambition, he had written nothing of consequence. Was he a writer or simply an observer, destined to play a secondary role in other people's lives? Increasingly, there was a feeling of
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HOME VIDEO; The Many Faces Of 'Mr. Arkadin'
NYTimes - about 19 years
Critics have always flailed about in their assessments of Orson Welles's film ''Mr. Arkadin,'' which was released in Europe in 1955 as ''Confidential Report'' and in the United States in 1962 as ''Mr. Arkadin.'' Such was the scope of Welles's genius and eccentricity that commentators are still scrambling to explain the many artistic ramifications
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Driving, Buying, Reading and Remembering Route 66
NYTimes - over 21 years
On most mornings, the talk at the "Liar's Table" -- a daily confluence of old-timers in overalls at Pop Hicks's Restaurant on Route 66 -- centers on who can tell the biggest whopper and get away with it, and whether the Red Tornadoes are going to win the high school football game the next Friday night. But this week at Pop Hicks's, an institution
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Review/Television; Friendships, Beautiful and Otherwise
NYTimes - over 23 years
Desperately needing a ratings boost, NBC has decided to face the immediate future on Tuesdays by bowing to the past. Two new summer series wear their redux badges prominently. At 8 tonight, "Route 66" takes its cue directly from the 1960's series that starred Martin Milner and George Maharis as adventurous wanderers on the road, Jack Kerouac-style.
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Exploring the Curious Cult of the Corvette
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: It was an oppressively hot day in White Plains, and Guy Zani Jr. was driving one of his Corvettes with the roof down. ''I'm a little low now,'' he said. ''I've only got six Corvettes. Usually, I've got eight or ten. This one's a 1957. Some great-looking car, right?'' It was an oppressively hot day in White Plains, and Guy Zani Jr. was driving
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of George Maharis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 79
    As of 2008, Maharis was still painting, while splitting his time between New York and Beverly Hills.
    More Details Hide Details Original releases CD reissues Original releases Reissues In the TV series Arrested Development, George Michael Bluth accidentally adopts the alias "George Maharis" when he stops himself in the middle of giving his real name and randomly finishes by repeating his cousin's recent mispronunciation of heiress", seemingly unaware that it is a real person's name.
  • 1993
    Age 64
    In 1993, he performed in Doppelganger.
    More Details Hide Details Maharis released LPs and singles through Epic Records earlier in his career. His only top-40 pop hit was his version of the standard "Teach Me Tonight", which hit number 25 in June 1962, although several other singles charted below the top 40. Later, he performed in nightclubs, and pursued a secondary career as an impressionist painter.
  • 1990
    Age 61
    Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Maharis guest-starred in many television series, including Mission: Impossible, Fantasy Island, Kojak, McMillan & Wife, Barnaby Jones, Police Story, Switch, Cannon, Night Gallery, and The Bionic Woman, as well as Murder, She Wrote in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared as Count Machelli, King Cromwell's War Chancellor in The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982). He also starred with the Kenley Players in productions of Barefoot in the Park (1967) and How the Other Half Lives (1973) and in national touring company productions of Company and I Ought to Be in Pictures. In the 1980s, he performed in Las Vegas.
  • FORTIES
  • 1973
    Age 44
    He modeled for the July 1973 issue of Playgirl magazine as one of the first celebrities to do so.
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  • 1970
    Age 41
    Returning to series television in 1970, Maharis starred as criminologist Jonathan Croft in The Most Deadly Game.
    More Details Hide Details The series lasted 12 episodes, ending in January 1971.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1963
    Age 34
    Maharis departed without completing his third season on the series, which saw him with health problems, including hepatitis. Maharis said he left Route 66 for health reasons, due to the long hours and grueling conditions he frequently experienced while shooting episodes on location. "I have to protect my future," Maharis said in a 1963 interview. "If I keep going at the present pace, I'm a fool.
    More Details Hide Details Even if you have $4,000,000 in the bank, you can't buy another liver." Series producers Stirling Silliphant and Herbert B. Leonard said that Maharis desired to break his contract and make movies. After Maharis' departure, the show's appeal declined. Glenn Corbett stepped in as Milner's new sidekick on the road, Linc Case, but a year later, Route 66 was canceled. For Maharis, a string of films followed, including Quick, Before It Melts (1964), The Satan Bug and Sylvia (both 1965), A Covenant With Death and The Happening (both 1967), and The Desperados (1969).
  • 1962
    Age 33
    He received an Emmy nomination in 1962 for his continuing performance as Buz.
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  • 1960
    Age 31
    In 1960, Maharis appeared as Buz Murdock in the popular TV series Route 66, which co-starred Martin Milner.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1928
    Born
    Born on September 1, 1928.
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