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That would be People magazine, featured in the show "The Name Of The Game".  The show was adapted from one of the first made for TV movies, "Fame Is The Name Of The Game".  The movie starred Anthony Franciosa.  He was one of the rotating stars of the TV series, along with Robert Stack and Gene Barry.  Susan St. James was also a regular cast member.

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On 11/8/2017 at 8:25 AM, MilesArcher said:

That would be People magazine, featured in the show "The Name Of The Game".  The show was adapted from one of the first made for TV movies, "Fame Is The Name Of The Game".  The movie starred Anthony Franciosa.  He was one of the rotating stars of the TV series, along with Robert Stack and Gene Barry.  Susan St. James was also a regular cast member.

Sorry Miles, YES you are correct. the tv show was The Name of The Game and PEOPLE Magazine was the publication that hit the stands 6 years after the name PEOPLE Magazine was the magazine the show was about.

Sorry for the delay, forgot about this one. Thanks and the thread is yours :)

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Thanks Miles :)

This guy wrote novels, screenplays, created tv shows. One of his novels, was turned into a noir. Years later a tv show created by the same guy had the main character have the same profession as the main character in the noir (and his novel) and the same name (first and last). The tv show was hit. Writer, Film and the TV Show and the name and profession of the lead character in all 3 (novel, film, tv show)  ????????????

 

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On 11/18/2017 at 5:51 PM, lavenderblue19 said:

Thanks Miles :)

This guy wrote novels, screenplays, created tv shows. One of his novels, was turned into a noir. Years later a tv show created by the same guy had the main character have the same profession as the main character in the noir (and his novel) and the same name (first and last). The tv show was hit. Writer, Film and the TV Show and the name and profession of the lead character in all 3 (novel, film, tv show)  ????????????

 

No takers so far!!!  The tv show in the original question was a Warner Bros. show/ Please read the other clues

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Is it Roy Huggins?  He wrote the screenplay for a noir called "I Love Trouble" that starred Franchot Tone as detective Stu Bailey.  It was based on one of Huggins' own stories.  Years later, Huggins created the Tv show "77 Sunset Strip" with Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as detective Stu Bailey. 

Huggins also created the TV series "The Rockford files" as well as "Maverick", both of which starred James Garner.  He also created the TV series "The Fugitive" as well as the hit movie of the same name. 

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49 minutes ago, MilesArcher said:

Is it Roy Huggins?  He wrote the screenplay for a noir called "I Love Trouble" that starred Franchot Tone as detective Stu Bailey.  It was based on one of Huggins' own stories.  Years later, Huggins created the Tv show "77 Sunset Strip" with Efrem Zimbalist Jr. as detective Stu Bailey. 

Huggins also created the TV series "The Rockford files" as well as "Maverick", both of which starred James Garner.  He also created the TV series "The Fugitive" as well as the hit movie of the same name. 

Finally, Thank You Miles. You covered all the points I gave in the clues :) 

Roy Huggins was a very important contributor to Retro TV. He created so many shows that we love. He wrote many screenplays for films. The noir, Too Late For Tears starring Lizabeth Scott was another.It was based on the stories he wrote for the Saturday Evening Post. Very interesting and talented man and should be remembered. Thanks Miles, good work, your thread

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On the original "Lassie" TV series, George Cleveland played the part of Gramps.  He died during the run of the show and his role was eventually given to another veteran character actor, although this new character was not called Gramps.  Who played this new character and what was his character's name?

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On 11/29/2017 at 4:12 PM, MilesArcher said:

On the original "Lassie" TV series, George Cleveland played the part of Gramps.  He died during the run of the show and his role was eventually given to another veteran character actor, although this new character was not called Gramps.  Who played this new character and what was his character's name?

George Chandler = Uncle Petrie

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Sounds like Betty Lynn, best known as Barney's girlfriend on The Andy Griffith Show. I remember her as the younger daughter who ends up being the June Bride (but I didn't think she was bratty...so I may be on the wrong track).  She also had parts in Fox films Cheaper by the Dozen and Apartment for Peggy, and handful of others.

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