Friday, May 11, 2012

CHILDHOOD CRUSH: ONE DAY AT A TIME


While most fans of One Day at a Time were getting their laughs from the trials and tribulations of Ann, Julie,  Barbara and Schneider, I was more fixated on Barbara's BFF Bob and later her husband Mark and Julie's Husbear Max.






John Putch
Bob Morton

The son of Jean Stapleton, a.k.a. 'All in the Family's' Edith Bunker, Putch played Barbara's BFF Bob. Post-'One Day,' he guest starred on 'Family Ties,' 'Hill Street Blues,' 'Newhart,' 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and 'Seinfeld,' and, like Michael Lembeck, Putch has also focused on directing, helming episodes of 'My Name Is Earl,' 'Scrubs,' 'Ugly Betty' and ABC's new hit 'Cougar Town.' I'll always remember his speedo clad beach romp in Jaws 3D.





Boyd Gaines
Mark Royer

Dental student Mark became Barbara's husband on 'Day,' and in real-life, Gaines became one of the most successful actors on Broadway. He's one of only two actors to ever be nominated for a Tony in every category a male actor can be nominated in, and, since 1989, he's won four Tonys, including a 2008 statue for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for 'Gypsy.' I couldn't find any images of him from ODAAT but hasn't he aged nicely? 




Michael Lembeck
Max Horvath

Lembeck, who had starred on 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman' and as Kaptain Kool on 'The Krofft Supershow,' turned to directing after 'One Day at a Time' ended. He directed more than a dozen episodes of 'Friends,' and won an Emmy for 'The One After the Super Bowl.' He's also directed episodes of 'Mad About You,' 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' 'Greek' and 'Californication,' the big-screen flicks 'The Santa Clause 2' and 'The Santa Clause 3,' and the new Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson movie 'Tooth Fairy.'

6 comments:

  1. OMG, I was totally in love with Michael Lembeck! 100% my type!

    I saw Boyd Gaines in Gypsy on Broadway and he was really good.

    Good catch on John Putch in ST:TNG.

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  2. Sean,

    I guess I don't get around much. I don't know of any of these guys. However, we did have a mutual crush on Don Grady of "My Three Sons" , the little hottie.

    Ron

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  3. Ron - I've read your blog and I think you were too busy having fun to watch tv in the late 70's.

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  4. Y|O|Y - so good to hear from you again. How have you been?

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  5. Still for me it's only all about Parker Stevenson and Christopher Reeve

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