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Mannix
Image:Mannix.jpg
Format Crime Drama
Starring Mike Connors
Gail Fisher
Joseph Campanella
Ward Wood
Robert Reed
Theme music composer Lalo Schifrin
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes 194
Production
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 7, 1967August 27, 1975
External links
IMDb profile

Mannix was a television detective series that ran from 1967 through 1975 on CBS. Created by Richard Levinson and William Link and developed by executive producer Bruce Geller (who also created Mission: Impossible), the title character, Joe Mannix, is an Armenian-American private investigator. He is played by Mike Connors, an actor also of Armenian heritage. The police procedural is a sub-genre of the mystery story which tries to demonstrate accurately the activities of a police force as they investigate crimes. ... Mike Connors (born August 15, 1925) is an American actor of Armenian descent. ... Gail Fisher (born August 18, 1935 in Orange, New Jersey; died December 2, 2000 in Culver City, California) was an African American actress, best known for her role as secretary Peggy Fair on the television detective series Mannix, which she played from 1968 through 1975. ... Joseph Campanella (born November 21, 1933 in New York, New York) is an American actor who has appeared in over 200 TV and film roles since 1955, including a recurring role on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 1997 to 2003. ... This article is about the American actor. ... Lalo Schifrin Lalo Schifrin (born on June 21, 1932) is an Argentine Jewish pianist and composer, most famous for composing the burning-fuse theme tune from the Mission:Impossible television series. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Richard Levinson (August 7, 1934 - March 12, 1987) was an American writer and producer who often worked in collaboration with William Link. ... William Link is a film and television writer, often working in collaboration with Richard Levinson. ... The primary role of a television producer is to coordinate and control all aspects of production, ranging from show idea development and cast hiring to shoot supervision and fact-checking. ... Bruce Geller (October 13, 1930 – May 21, 1973) was an American composer, screenwriter, and television producer. ... Mission: Impossible is the name of an American television series which aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to September 1973. ... An Armenian-American is a citizen of the United States who is of Armenian ancestry. ... A private investigator, private detective, PI, or private eye, is a person who undertakes investigations, usually for a private citizen or some other entity not involved with a government or police organization. ... Mike Connors (born August 15, 1925) is an American actor of Armenian descent. ...

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Scenario

During the first season of the series Joe Mannix worked for a large Los Angeles detective agency called Intertect. His superior is Lew Wickersham, played by Joseph Campanella. The agency features the use of computers to help solve crimes. Mannix belongs to the classic American detective archetype and thus usually ignores the computers' solutions, disobeys his boss's orders and sets out to do things his own way. Gumshoe redirects here. ... Joseph Campanella (born November 21, 1933 in New York, New York) is an American actor who has appeared in over 200 TV and film roles since 1955, including a recurring role on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful from 1997 to 2003. ... Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes Detective fiction is a branch of crime fiction that centers upon the investigation of a crime, usually murder, by a detective, either professional or amateur. ...


From the second season on, Mannix worked on his own with the assistance of his loyal secretary Peggy Fair, a police officer's widow played by Gail Fisher (one of the first African-American actresses to have a regular series role). He also has assistance from the police department, the two most prominent officers being Lt. Art Malcolm (portrayed by Ward Wood) and Lt. Adam Tobias (portrayed by Robert Reed). Other police contacts were Lt. George Kramer (Larry Linville) and Lt. Dan Ives (Jack Ging). Gail Fisher (born August 18, 1935 in Orange, New Jersey; died December 2, 2000 in Culver City, California) was an African American actress, best known for her role as secretary Peggy Fair on the television detective series Mannix, which she played from 1968 through 1975. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... This article is about the American actor. ... Larry Linville (September 29, 1939 – April 10, 2000) was an American actor. ... Jack Ging (b. ...


Character

Joe Mannix is a regular guy, without pretense, who has a store of Armenian proverbs to rely upon in conversation. What demons he has mostly come from his having fought in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Unfortunately a sizeable percentage of his old Army "buddies" turn out to have homicidal impulses against him. The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Belligerents United Nations: Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Naval Support and Military Servicing/Repairs: Japan Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden DPR Korea PR China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Chung...


Joe Mannix is notable for taking a lot of physical punishment. During the course of the series he is shot and wounded (over a dozen separate times) or is knocked unconscious far more often.[1] Whenever Mannix gets into one of his convertibles he can expect to be shot at from another car, run off the road by another car, or find his vehicle sabotaged. Nevertheless he keeps his cool and perseveres until his antagonists are brought down. Saab 900 Convertible 1962 Rambler American 1981 AMC Eagle 4-WD convertible Convertible can also refer to a convertible security A convertible (sometimes called cabriolet in British English) is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof (aka soft top or top in USA, hood in UK). ...


Show

Mannix features a dynamic split-screen opening credits sequence set to theme music from noted composer Lalo Schifrin. Unusual for a private detective series, the Mannix theme is in triple time, the same signature used for waltz. Lalo Schifrin Lalo Schifrin (born on June 21, 1932) is an Argentine Jewish pianist and composer, most famous for composing the burning-fuse theme tune from the Mission:Impossible television series. ... Triple metre (or triple meter, also known as triple time) is a musical metre characterised by a primary division of 3 beats to the bar, usually indicated by 3 (simple) or 9 (compound) in the upper figure of the time signature, with 3/4 and 9/8 being the most... For other uses, see Waltz (disambiguation). ...


The show's title card, opening credits and closing credits roll are set in variations of the City typeface, a squared-off, split-serif face that was long used by IBM Corporation as part of their corporate design and still appears in their logo. This refers to the computers used by Intertect in the first season. In motion pictures, an intertitle is a piece of filmed, printed text edited into the midst of (i. ... Opening credits, in a television program, motion picture or videogame, are shown at the beginning of a show and list the most important members of the production. ... Closing credits of Sesame Street. ... Titlepage for Tschicholds Typographische Gestaltung using City Medium, for the Benno Schwabe & Co. ... “Font” redirects here. ... For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ...


Episodes

Main article: List of Mannix episodes

Awards

For his work on Mannix, Mike Connors was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, winning once, and for four Emmy Awards. Gail Fisher was nominated for four Emmy Awards, winning once, and for three Golden Globe Awards, winning twice. The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... An Emmy Award. ... Gail Fisher (born August 18, 1935 in Orange, New Jersey; died December 2, 2000 in Culver City, California) was an African American actress, best known for her role as secretary Peggy Fair on the television detective series Mannix, which she played from 1968 through 1975. ...


The series itself was twice nominated for the Emmy Award for best dramatic series, and four times for the Golden Globe Award, winning once. In 1972, writer Mann Rubin won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the episode "A Step in Time". The Edgar Allan Poe Awards (popularly called the Edgars), named after Edgar Allan Poe, are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America. ... Mystery Writers of America is an organization for mystery writers, based in New York. ...


Syndication

CBS Paramount Television (formerly Paramount Television), which gained ownership of Mannix in 1967 following Gulf + Western's purchase of Desilu Productions, syndicates the program. However, Paramount does not release episodes from the series' first and last seasons into syndication. The reasons for these episodes being omitted from Paramount's syndication packages is not known. CBS Paramount Television (formerly Desilu Productions, Paramount Television, among other companies) is an American television production/distribution company that was formed on January 17, 2006 by CBS Corporation merging Paramount Television and CBS Productions. ... The Desilu logo, used in the 1960s. ...


DVD Releases

According to TVShowsonDVD.com, it has been announced that the 1st season of Mannix on DVD will be released on June 3, 2008. [1] is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Sequels

In 1997, Mike Connors reprised the character on Diagnosis: Murder in the episode “Hard-Boiled Murder”. The episode is actually a sequel to “Little Girl Lost” a 1973 Mannix episode from the original series' seventh season, with many of the guest stars from that episode reprising their roles.


Mannix's automobiles

The automobile was a focus of Joe Mannix's professional life, and he had a several of them as his personal vehicle in the eight-year run of the series. Those were:

  • Season 1 - customised Oldsmobile Toronado (Oldsmobile never produced a convertible Toronado)
  • Seasons 2–3 - Dodge Dart GTS 383 convertible
  • Season 4 - 1970 Plymouth Cuda 340 convertible
  • Season 5 - 1971 Plymouth Cuda 440 convertible
  • Season 6 - 1973 Plymouth Cuda 340 convertible (actually a 1970 updated with 1973 grill and tail lights)
  • Season 7 - 1974 Dodge Challenger 360 Coupe
  • Season 8 - Chevrolet Camaro LT

Peggy Fair's cars were less well publicised, but they are a Simca 1204, Dodge Colt sedan and finally a Chevrolet Vega. The Toronado was produced by the Oldsmobile Division of General Motors from 1966 to 1992. ... Oldsmobile is a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. ... The Dodge Dart was an automobile built by the Dodge division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1960 to 1976. ... The Barracuda is a two-door coupe/convertible muscle car that was manufactured by the Plymouth division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1964 through 1974. ... Dodge Challenger is the name of three different automobile models marketed by the Dodge division of the Chrysler Corporation since the 1970s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Dodge Colt and the similar Plymouth Champ and Plymouth Colt, were compact cars sold by Dodge and Plymouth from 1970 to 1994. ... The then-innovative Chevrolet Vega was a subcompact car sold from 1971 through 1977. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ Neely Tucker (2007-11-18). Mannix Was the Man. Washington Post. Retrieved on 2007-11-18. “Mannix was, by one count, shot 17 times and knocked unconscious another 55 during the show's eight-year run, and how great is that?”
Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Daniel Mannix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1334 words)
Mannix was the son of a tenant farmer near Charleville, in County Cork, and was educated at Irish Christian Brothers schools and at the prestigious St Patrick's College, Maynooth seminary, where he was ordained as a priest in 1890.
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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Mannix (1267 words)
Mannix was born the son of a poor tenant farmer near Charleville (now Rath Luirc) in County Cork, and was educated at Christian Brothers schools and at the prestigious Maynooth seminary, where he was ordained as a priest in 1890.
Mannix was thus regarded with suspicion from the start, and his militant advocacy on behalf of a separate Catholic school system, in defiance of the general acceptance of a secular school system, made him immediately a figure of controversy.
Mannix is the name of a television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS.
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