From: Adam H. Kerman <>
Subject: Re: John Hillerman, Higgins on "Magnum, P.I.," Dies at 84
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From: "Adam H. Kerman" <>
Subject: Re: John Hillerman, Higgins on "Magnum, P.I.," Dies at 84
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:11:40 -0000 (UTC)
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Ubiquitous<> wrote:

>The Texan played the stuffy (but lovable) character on the Tom Selleck 
>starrer, winning an Emmy in 1987, and appeared in 'Chinatown' and 
>'Blazing Saddles.' 

>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
I'm wrong.