Saturday, 3 March 2012

TV and Movie Stars from Yesteryear

I was watching the latest episode of the US crime drama Rizzoli and Isles on Alibi TV and was pleasantly surprised to see 2 of the actors appearing were well-known from years back

If you haven't caught the show yet, it is the story of a Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli (played by Angie Harmon) who works extensively with Medical Examiner Dr Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander).

Both characters were devised by best-selling US crime author Tess Gerritsen (if you haven't managed to read any of her books, I can truly recommend them).

First of the actors appearing and not looking much different to 30 odd years ago will be remembered by the words "goodnight John-Boy". Yes, none other than Richard Thomas who played the oldest son of the Walton clan back in the 1970's and onwards.
Thomas as John-Boy Walton
Thomas is now into his 60's and, as I mentioned earlier, doesn't look that much different from all those years ago.

The other star from yesteryear was the English actress Jacqueline Bisset who is best remembered for her roles in Bullitt (1968), Airport (1970), The Deep (1977), and Class (1983). She also starred in the TV series Nip/Tuck in 2006.

In Rizzoli and Isles she plays the mother of Dr Isles which can only be assumed to be a recurring role of some kind.

Bisset is now 67 years young and looks absolutely stunning as the image below (taken in 2007) proves.
Jacqueline Bisset

Both actors still look really good which means they have either been lucky enough to age well or have been successful enough to pay for aging well.  

Rizzoli and Isles is shown on Alibi TV here in the UK. Please give it a try - I think you might enjoy it.

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