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David Ezell <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 3 Jun 1997 22:01:14 -0100
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Smith also played himself in the 1974 TV movie TRAPPED BENEATH THE SEA.
The Romero film Jeanne refers to is 1978's DAWN OF THE DEAD.
David Ezell
Georgia College & State University
>Howard K. Smith actually carved out quite a sideline career portraying
>himself in
>films and television.  Those I recall are:
>  "The Best Man"  (1964, Henry Fonda)
>   "The Man"  (1972, James Earl Jones, Martin Balsam)
>   "The Pink Panther Stikes Again"  (1976, Peter Sellers)
>    "The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper"  (1981, Robert Duvall, Treat Williams)
>   "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"  (1982, Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton)
>    "V"  (1984 TV series, Marc Singer, Faye Grant)  - HKS opened each
>     as himself,  telecasting a news brief from the "Freedom Fighters'
>There may have been some others as well, where he portrayed a newscommentator
>with a fictitious name (a "Night of the Living Dead" sequel perhaps?).
>    Jeanne Krebs
>    Baltimore, MD
David Ezell
Dept. of History and Geography
Georgia College & State University
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