News over the weekend of the passing of Bill Daily who played Major Healy in I Dream Of Jeanie. I was fortunate to interview him in 2011 when he was doing press for the upcoming Sydney Supanova Convention. So an additional show this week as we celebrate his life.
Story from Variety-
Bill Daily, the affable TV actor who starred as Major Roger Healey in “I Dream of Jeannie” as well as on “The Bob Newhart Show,” died Sept. 4 in Santa Fe, N.M., his son J. Patrick Daily confirmed. He was 91.
“He loved every sunset, he loved every meal — he just decided to be happy about everything,” said his son.
The longtime Albuquerque resident was a staple on series of the 1960s through 1980s. He appeared as Bob Newhart’s pilot neighbor Howard Borden on “The Bob Newhart Show” and as psychiatrist Dr. Larry Dykstra on “ALF.”
On “I Dream of Jeannie,” he co-starred with Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden on all five seasons of the NBC sitcom as Captain and then Major Healey, the best friend and fellow astronaut to Hagman, who at one point steals Jeannie but later returns her to her master.
In 1980, Daily briefly had his own TV series, “Small & Frye,” but it lasted only three months. A longtime magic fan, he hosted several magic specials.
His other TV appearances included “Bewitched,” “Love Boat,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and “Love, American Style,” as well as recurring roles in the 1980s on “Aloha Paradise” and “Starting from Scratch.”
He returned for several “I Dream of Jeannie” and “The Bob Newhart Show” reunion specials in the 1980s and ’90s. Daily also served as director of the New Mexico Film Commission in the late 1980s.
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Daily was raised in Chicago and started out doing stand-up and announcing at a Chicago TV station.
He is survived by his son J. Patrick Daily, a key grip for motion pictures.
Tikyaki Orchestra-ShakaHula Bossa Nova
Billy May- The Late Late Show
Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack-I Dream Of Jeannie.
Jackie Gleason-It was So Beautiful
Tiki Joe’s Ocean-Under the Midnight Sun
Jack Jones I Will Wait For You
Lea Delaria-Call Me
Necro Tonz-Fare Thee Well and Go to Hell
Henry Mancini-Something For Cat Mr
Ho’s Orchestrotica-Colardo Waltz
Al Caiola-720 in The Books
Nestor Amaral and His Continenals- Brazil.
Pink Martini -And Then Your Gone