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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Nero Wolfe' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Nero Wolfe':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

January 16, 1981: The Golden Spiders
Season 1, episode 1
W: Peter Nasco, Wallace Ware   D: Michael O'Herlihy

With Katherine Justice (Angela Bell), Liam Sullivan (Paul Kessler), David Hollander (Pete Drossos), Penelope Windust (Laura Fromm), James Parkes (Barry Green), John Petlock (Michael Doran), Carlene Watkins (Jean Estey), Rhoda Gemignani (Mrs. Drossos).
Series premiere. A boy is critically injured by a hit-and-run driver after he attempts to tell Nero about a kidnapping he witnessed, and the only clue is a pair of golden spider earrings worn by the victim.

January 23, 1981: Death On The Doorstep
Season 1, episode 2
W: Stephen Downing   D: George McCowan

With Stephen Parr (Paul Hendricks), Frank Coppola (Cabbie), Tim Thomerson (Brian Stoner), Arlen Dean Snyder (Vance Allison), Walter Matthews (McNab), James Gallery, Nick Angotti (Marty Thomas), Irene Miracle (Mandy Sullivan), Joe Lowry.
Nero becomes involved when Archie's college football teammate is found dead on the doorstep of Nero's Manhattan brownstone, and the investigation leads directly to the victim's widow.

January 30, 1981: Before I Die
Season 1, episode 3
W: Alfred Hayes   D: Edward M. Abroms

With Tarah Nutter (Elaine Page), Kale Browne (Paul Shane), Char Fontaine (Violet Crown), Ramon Bieri (Leo Crown), H.M. Wynant (Eddie Meeker), Eddie Firestone (Harry Fabian), Russ Tamblyn, Robert Sutton.
Nero becomes the guardian of the orphaned daughter of a criminal and must shelter her from her father's enemies while trying to learn the identity of her father's killer.

February 6, 1981: Wolfe At The Door
Season 1, episode 4
W: Lee Sheldon   D: Herbert Hirschman

With Mary Frann (Janet Eaton), Richard Schaal (Patrick Pendleton), Fred Sadoff (Lon Cohen), Edward Bell (Arthur Hunt), Eugene Peterson (Stephen Halstead), Joey Forman (Johnny Allen), Lucille Benson, Floyd Levine (Lt. Gray), Jenny Sullivan (Rebecca Rhodes).
Nero leaves his brownstone when called to identify Archie's body at the morgue, only to find that it was an impostor -- and Archie is accused of his murder.

February 13, 1981: Might As Well Be Dead
Season 1, episode 5
W: Seeleg Lester   D: George McCowan

With Gail Youngs (Margaret Malloy), Stephen Elliott (Mr. Herold), Lana Wood (Delia Brandt), Ralph Manza, Bruce Gray (Patrick Degan), A. C. Weary (Peter Hays), Michael Currie (Albert Freyer), Herbie Braha, John de Lancie (Tom Irwin), Karen Montgomery (Fannie Irwin).
Nero, hired by a wealthy businessman to find his long-lost son, locates the young man only to find that he is on trial for murder.

February 20, 1981: To Catch A Dead Man
Season 1, episode 6
W: John Meredyth Lucas   D: Edward M. Abroms

With Cesare Danova (Nicky Ormond), Kelly Harmon (Susan), Frank Christi, Charles Cioffi (Harold East), Lee Paul (Martin Kelsey), Matthew Tobin (Thomas Mumford), Titos Vandis, Edmund Stoiber.
Nero and Archie's lives are in danger because someone does not want them to locate the missing general manager of a cruise line; the suspects include the owner of the boat and his mistress, the ship's captain and the missing man's best friend.

March 6, 1981: In The Best Of Families
Season 1, episode 7
W: Alfred Hayes   D: George McCowan

With Robert Loggia (Arnold Dorso), Linden Chiles (Calvin Leeds), Juanin Clay (Annabel Frey), Lawrence Casey (Barry Rackham), Burr DeBenning (Max Christy), Diana Douglas (Sarah Rackham), Alex Rodine (Marko Vukcic).
Nero agrees to help a wealthy socialite find the source of the large sums of money her playboy husband has been throwing around, even though an old enemy has threatened to blow up Nero's brownstone if he doesn't give up the investigation.

March 13, 1981: Murder By The Book
Season 1, episode 8
W: Wallace Ware   D: Bob Kelljan

With Delta Burke (Joan Wellman), Ed Gilbert (Robert Phelps), Walter Brooke (George Briggs), David Hedison (Phillip Corrigan), John Randolph (Ryan O'Malley), Jennifer Leak (Elizabeth Marsh), Elizabeth Halliday (Miss Johnson), Virginia Kiser.
Nero and Archie use a computer to figure out the connection among three murders, an apparent suicide and a missing manuscript.

March 20, 1981: What Happened To April?
Season 1, episode 9
W: Stephen Downing   D: Edward M. Abroms

With Deborah Fallender (Julie Keen), Richard Anderson (Chester Winslow), Laurie Heineman (Donna MacKenzie), Mark Russell, Bob Carraway (Tom Stewart), Thaao Penghlis (Paul Cummings), Mario Roccuzzo, Julie Carmen (Lydia Proctor).
Nero suspects it was no accident when the dead body of a woman who specialized in an underwater striptease is found floating in the East River. The prime suspect is the woman's boyfriend, who also happens to be the coroner.

April 3, 1981: Gambit
Season 1, episode 10
W: Stephen Kandel   D: George McCowan

With Darren McGavin (John Alan Bredeman), Patti Davis (Diana Groves).
A brilliant criminal with a grudge against Nero dating back to World War II is now out of prison and trying for revenge -- by booby-trapping Wolfe's home, trapping him inside along with Archie and a reporter.

April 10, 1981: Death And The Dolls
Season 1, episode 11
W: Gerald Sanford   D: Gerald Mayer

With Christine Belford (Melanie Davidson), Marie Mayenzet (Laura Davidson), Ben Piazza (Harlan Davidson), Robert Strand (Jed Thurman), Len Birman (Neil Stryker), E.J. Andre (Maurice Koslow).
The daughter of a wealthy sportsman urges Nero to investigate her father's death.

April 17, 1981: The Murder In Question
Season 1, episode 12
W: Merwin Gerard   D: George McCowan

With John Reilly (David Wharton), Norman Alden (George Miller), Diane Shalet (Valerie Jenson), Lucinda Dooling (Ellen Miller), Dale Robinette (Gary Bartlett), Ted Hartley (Frank Carlson).
A former prosecutor's wife and then his secretary are killed in apparent attempts on his life; the wife is burned to death in a car crash just after telling Nero that her husband's life is being threatened.

May 5, 1981: Blue Ribbon Hostage
Season 1, episode 13
W: Dick Nelson, Peter Allan Fields   D: Ron Satlof

With Kenneth Tigar (Morty Barbage), Bobbi Jordan (Verna Barbage), Barry Nelson (Andrew Dunaway), Michael Pataki (Burt Tracten), Simone Griffeth (Lois Dunaway), David Young (Carl Loring), Fil Formicola (Solly Sorrento), Charles Picerni (Carmine), Julienne Wells (Estelle).
A hood kidnaps one of Nero's priceless orchids in order to force Nero to prove his innocence in a murder.

June 2, 1981: Sweet Revenge
Season 1, episode 14
W: Ben Roberts   D: George McCowan

With Roz Kelly (Corey Baylor), Ed Lauter (Clay Baylor), Anthony Costello (Charles Ceretti), Paul Koslo (Daniel Masters), Eddie Firestone (Willie), James Gallery, David Hollander (Pete Drossos).
Nero and Archie search for the criminal mastermind behind a complex plot of murder and mayhem designed to terrorize them. (Last show of the series.)


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