Subject: Re: John Hillerman, Higgins on "Magnum, P.I.," Dies at 84
>The Texan played the stuffy (but lovable) character on the Tom Selleck
>starrer, winning an Emmy in 1987, and appeared in 'Chinatown' and
>John Hillerman, the actor who made a career out of playing snooty
>types, including Tom Selleck's fastidious estate caretaker Jonathan
>Quayle Higgins III on Magnum, P.I., died Thursday. He was 84. . . .
Higgins was a terrific character. Even in Magnum's lamer episodes, I
always looked forward to his scenes.
>He also was recognized for his character on the 1977-78 sitcom The
>Betty White Show, in which he played the star's director and former
>spouse; as Sandy Duncan's father on Valerie's Family: The Hogans; and
>as Bonnie Franklin's crusty boss Mr. Connors at a PR firm on One Day at
>a Time. . . .
Wow. I remember The Betty White Show. It was one of the worst written
sitcoms ever; what a horrible show. Betty White was, I guess, supposed
to be Angie Dickinson. Georgia Engel, also from The Mary Tyler Moore
Show, was in the cast.
For some reason, I was thinking he was on The Nancy Walker Show too, but