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Susan Saint James gets a star - VIDEO

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jun 12th 2008 9:41AM
Susan Saint JamesRemember Susan Saint James? She was honored this week with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, and it's about time, I say. The 61-year-old actress is pictured here, with husband Dick Ebersol.

California First Lady Maria Shriver was on hand to compliment Saint James for her decades of volunteer work to support the Special Olympics and people with disabilities.

Saint James told ET, "When your name gets called, it's indelible, it's permanent. It's just a compliment of the highest order."

So let's go back a few years to honor this talented actress (this is where David Letterman starts stroking his chin and the picture gets fuzzy)...

I remember Saint James from McMillan & Wife, the 1970s show starring Rock Hudson as commissioner of the San Francisco police department. Saint James played his lovably wacky wife, Sally, who usually managed to get kidnapped and/or help solve the case. She left the show after the 1975-1976 season because of a contract dispute. As I recall, her character was killed off in a plane crash, so I guess they decided the dispute was never going to be resolved. The show only lasted one more year.

Saint James did a handful of things before McMillan, including It Takes a Thief with Robert Wagner playing a suave cat burgler, and The Name of the Game, an odd little show with rotating stars, including Robert Stack, Tony Franciosa, and Gene Barry. By the way, Steven Bochco was a writer on that show.

In the following years, Saint James did a number of movies and TV shows, including Kate & Allie, in which she and Jane Curtin starred as two single women raising their kids together. A very 80's, blended-family show.

Here's my little love-letter to Susan Saint James, a clip from It Takes a Thief, episode 3.21 (March 2, 1970), The Suzie Simone Caper, with Robert Wagner:

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Cincinnati Mike

She's had a tough few years, with the plane crash and all. Good for her. And she does look great.

June 12 2008 at 1:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Galley

Still beautiful!

June 12 2008 at 10:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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