The Untouchables (1959 TV series)

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The Untouchables is an American crime drama produced by Desilu Productions that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network.wikipedia
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Robert Stack

A dynamic, hard-hitting action drama, and a landmark television crime series, The Untouchables won series star Robert Stack an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1960.
He starred in the landmark ABC-TV television series The Untouchables (1959–1963), for which he won the 1960 Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series, and later hosted/narrated true crime series Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2002).

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The pilot for the series was a two-part episode entitled "The Untouchables" originally aired on CBS's Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse on April 20 and 27, 1959.
Two of its 48 episodes served as pilots for the 1950s television series The Twilight Zone and The Untouchables.

American Broadcasting Company

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The Untouchables is an American crime drama produced by Desilu Productions that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network.
In late 1958, Desilu Productions pitched its detective series The Untouchables Starring Robert Stack to CBS; after that network rejected the show because of its use of violence, Desilu then presented it to ABC, which agreed to pick up the show, and debuted The Untouchables in April 1959.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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A dynamic, hard-hitting action drama, and a landmark television crime series, The Untouchables won series star Robert Stack an Emmy Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series in 1960.

Desilu Productions

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The Untouchables is an American crime drama produced by Desilu Productions that ran from 1959 to 1963 on the ABC Television Network. The following week, the head of Desilu, Desi Arnaz (who had attended high school with Capone's son Albert), in concert with ABC and the "Italian-American League to Combat Defamation", issued a formal three-point manifesto:
The company is best known for shows such as I Love Lucy, The Untouchables and Star Trek.

Walter Winchell

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The terse narration by gossip columnist Walter Winchell, in his distinctive New York accent, was a stylistic hallmark of the series, along with its melancholy theme music by Nelson Riddle and its shadowy black-and-white photography, influenced by film noir.
He did return to television in 1959 as narrator of the Twenties crime drama series The Untouchables.

Desi Arnaz

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The following week, the head of Desilu, Desi Arnaz (who had attended high school with Capone's son Albert), in concert with ABC and the "Italian-American League to Combat Defamation", issued a formal three-point manifesto:
After I Love Lucy ended, Arnaz went on to produce several other television series, at first with Desilu Productions, and later independently, including The Ann Sothern Show and The Untouchables.

Abel Fernandez

He was best known for his role as Federal Agent William "Bill" Youngfellow on the 1959–1963 ABC Television series The Untouchables.

Paul Picerni

Horacio Paul Picerni (December 1, 1922 – January 12, 2011) was an American actor in film and television, perhaps best known today in the role of Federal Agent Lee Hobson, second-in-command to Robert Stack's Eliot Ness, in the ABC hit television series, The Untouchables.

Paul Dubov

Steve London's character of Untouchable Jack Rossman (played in the "Scarface Mob" pilot by Paul Dubov), was in the series since the original season-one series episode, "The Empty Chair", not from season two on as is commonly reported.
Another television role as an actor included Federal Agent and wiretap specialist Jack Rossman in the original pilot episode of ABC-TV's The Untouchables, starring Robert Stack, which was later released into theatres as The Scarface Mob.

Steve London

Steve London (March 9, 1929 – June 14, 2014) was an American television and film actor and attorney, best known for his role as Federal Agent Jack Rossman on the ABC/Desilu Television series, The Untouchables'' from 1959–1963, which starred Robert Stack as Eliot Ness.

The Untouchables (1993 TV series)

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The book was later made into a film in 1987 by Brian De Palma, with a script by David Mamet, and a second, less-successful TV series in 1993.
The series features Tom Amandes as Eliot Ness and William Forsythe as Al Capone, and was based on the 1959 series and 1987 film of the same name.

Bill Williams (actor)

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Williams portrayed Federal agent Martin Flaherty in The Scarface Mob (1959), the pilot for ABC's The Untouchables.

Jerry Paris

He also played Martin "Marty" Flaherty, one of Eliot Ness's men in a recurring role in the first season of ABC-TV's The Untouchables, besides making guest appearances on other television series.

Bruce Gordon (actor)

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Bruce Gordon (February 1, 1916 – January 20, 2011) was an American actor best known for playing gangster Frank Nitti in the ABC television series The Untouchables.

Oscar Fraley

Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, it fictionalized Ness's experiences as a Prohibition agent, fighting crime in Chicago in the 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their courage, moral character, and incorruptibility, nicknamed the Untouchables.
The best-known eponymous adaptations include the 1959 TV series The Untouchables starring Robert Stack as Ness and narrated by Walter Winchell, the 1987 film The Untouchables by Brian De Palma starring Kevin Costner as Ness and featuring Sean Connery and Robert De Niro, and the short-lived 1993 TV series The Untouchables.

Robert Bice

His television credits include The Lone Ranger (1950), The Cisco Kid (1951), The Public Defender (1954), I Love Lucy (1957), M Squad (1957), Fury (1959), Peter Gunn (1960), Bat Masterson (1961), The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1961), Rawhide (1961–62), The Rifleman (1959–62), The Untouchables (1961–62), Wagon Train (1959–62), Surfside 6 (1962) and Daniel Boone (1964–1970) among many more.

Oscar Beregi (actor, born 1918)

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Beregi had a major recurring role as fictional gang lord Joe Kulak on The Untouchables.

Frank Wilcox

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In 1961, he appeared as the judge on the "Jack Benny Show'', titled "Jack on Trial for Murder", which had Raymond Burr as a guest star appearing as Perry Mason in a dream sequence where Jack dreams that he is on trial for murder and Perry Mason is his defense attorney. Wilcox also appeared as a judge in the 1961 episode "The Dentist" of Angel. Wilcox was also renowned for his performances in numerous episodes of The Untouchables as Federal District Attorney Beecher Asbury. He played a guest-starring role in The Munsters in which, hosting a masquerade ball, he is made up to resemble Herman Munster. His last television role was as Judge Moon in a 1973 episode of Kung Fu, starring David Carradine.

Neville Brand

Later retitled "The Scarface Mob", these episodes, which featured Neville Brand as Al Capone, were the only episodes in the series to be more-or-less directly based on Ness's memoir, and ended with the conviction and imprisonment of Capone.
Of the hundreds of roles he played, he is probably most well known as Al Capone on the television series The Untouchables.

The Untouchables (1957 book)

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Based on the memoir of the same name by Eliot Ness and Oscar Fraley, it fictionalized Ness's experiences as a Prohibition agent, fighting crime in Chicago in the 1930s with the help of a special team of agents handpicked for their courage, moral character, and incorruptibility, nicknamed the Untouchables.
The book inspired The Untouchables, a popular television series which ran from 1959 to 1963, and the 1987 film The Untouchables.

Robert Osterloh

Osterloh was featured in the pilots for two notable television series: Perry Mason and The Untouchables.

Peter Leeds

Leeds played federal agent LaMarr Kane in "The Scarface Mob", the pilot for ABC's The Untouchables TV series (starring Robert Stack), a role taken over in the actual series by Chuck Hicks.

Nelson Riddle

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The terse narration by gossip columnist Walter Winchell, in his distinctive New York accent, was a stylistic hallmark of the series, along with its melancholy theme music by Nelson Riddle and its shadowy black-and-white photography, influenced by film noir.
Much of his work in the 1960s and 1970s was for film and television, including his hit theme song for Route 66, steady work scoring episodes of Batman and other television series including the theme to The Untouchables, and composing the scores of several motion pictures including the Rat Pack features Robin and the 7 Hoods and the original Ocean's 11.

Ma Barker

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As the series continued, there developed a highly fictionalized portrayal of Ness and his crew as all-purpose crime fighters who went up against an array of gangsters and villains of the 1930s, including Ma Barker, Dutch Schultz, Bugs Moran, Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll, Legs Diamond, Lucky Luciano, and in one episode, Nazi agents.