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Born: 1937-12-08
Profession: Actor
Nation: American
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They all went down in droves because just scenes of palm trees and beaches can get pretty boring.

Tags: Boring, Pretty, Trees

Who knows what kind of life I might have had had I not been fortunate enough to have the parents I've had.

Tags: Enough, Life, Parents

You should hear the guy who dubs me in Japan. I like him the most. He has a high squeaky voice.

Tags: Guy, High, Him

I had accumulated some capital and was at an age at which I was interested in generating income. But even though I was risk averse, I was interested in growth stocks.

Tags: Age, Growth, Risk

If the woman in my life, the one that I felt I loved enough to want to marry, loved my children, I'd know then that her love for me was deeper than I could hope for.

Tags: Hope, Life, Love

It's sometimes unnerving to think of that, and I wish it were possible for all children in the world to have the good fortune I've had in having a giving and loving family.

Tags: Children, Family, Good

Six years ago, I completed the premier episode of Hawaii Five-O, and Jack Lord and I immediately realized that we had a good series, that this was a success such as we'd never hoped for!

Tags: Good, Lord, Success

We were living in a tumultuous time, when the world was upside down. Freeman produced a show that was black and white, the good guys versus the bad guys.

Tags: Bad, Good, Time

When the major studios flourished many years ago, an actor was groomed, developed, and worked frequently at his craft. The studios really took care of their actors.

Tags: Actor, Care, Took

You know, as I do, actors who, having become worldwide celebrities thanks to a TV series, complain of their lot and declare themselves ready to drop it all.

Tags: Become, Ready, Themselves

Frankly - and believe me, I say this without any pretense - when I see the road I've taken, I have to say that thanks to good luck, because without good luck one can do nothing, I've come out pretty well.

Tags: Good, Luck, Pretty

In the case of Five-O, I believe it was a combination of many ingredients - timing, chemistry, Hawaii.

Tags: Chemistry, Hawaii, Timing

Walt Disney was not a merchant of sadness.

Tags: Disney, Merchant, Sadness

Actually, if I could find a woman who was that wonderful; that understanding, well, I'd give her everything in the world that was in my power to give. And, I'd love her more than I ever thought it possible to love any woman.

Tags: Love, Power, Woman

A woman doesn't just love a man. She loves who he is. And, who he is is dependent on what he needs.

Tags: Love, She, Woman

And after four years, I thoroughly enjoy Hawaii and the success of the show.

Tags: After, Enjoy, Success

And I had an old-fashioned idea that dividends were a good thing.

Tags: Dividends, Good, Idea

Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do... the place just grows on you.

Tags: Grows, Hard, Place

But I found out that bones with flesh are more interesting than bones without.

Tags: Bones, Flesh, Found

But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today.

Tags: Hard, Successful, Today

For years I have played the twenty-something lover.

Tags: Lover, Played

Fortunately, I've also been an electrician, and that's a happy memory for me.

Tags: Happy, Memory

I am happy to have now as Danny finally a more difficult role, in which I can shoot and fight.

Tags: Difficult, Fight, Happy
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I don't think anyone connected with Five-O believed the show would last as long as it did.

Tags: Anyone, Last, Show

I give a percentage of the earnings to the Motion Picture Home.

Tags: Give, Home, Picture

I got into the acting business very young.

Tags: Acting, Business, Young

I just sold a farm in Missouri, and I own a ski lodge in Colorado with some Honolulu partners.

Tags: Farm, Partners, Ski

I thought even if the show only lasted a year, it would be fun.

Tags: Fun, Show, Thought

It was an hour of sanity with the good guys winning, a situation where the world was right side up.

Tags: Good, Situation, Winning

My idea of going to hell is going somewhere where there are no books.

Tags: Books, Hell, Idea

My mother insisted that I have a normal upbringing.

Tags: Mother, Normal, Upbringing

Nobody really knows what makes a hit TV show.

Tags: Knows, Makes, Show

Once you're a winner, you can give all sorts of reasons why you're a winner. Of course, you could all those same reasons to explain why a show fails.

Tags: Give, Why, Winner

Some people say Hawaii is spoiled, but I don't think so. It's modern. It's a part of today's world.

Tags: Modern, Spoiled, Today

The first year we actually did a lot of night shooting and the writers weren't even allowed on location.

Tags: Actually, Night, Year
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