Category Archives: The Cool Ones

Roddy McDowall 1928 – 1998

Roddy McDowall: born 17 September 1928, London England; died 3 October 1998, Los Angeles USA. First credit: Murder in the Family (UK 1938), moved to the US the following year, on screen until 1998. Selected credits: Lord Love a Duck … Continue reading

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Debbie in a spotted bikini

“Debbie Watson, in a role allegedly intended for Nancy Sinatra, plays Hallie Rogers, an overzealous, aspiring singer who works as a go-go dancer on the popular TV show, Whizbam (a parody of the then-popular Shindig and Hullabaloo television series).” The … Continue reading

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Hallie Rogers for Warner Bros. Television

“Debbie Watson, in a role allegedly intended for Nancy Sinatra, plays Hallie Rogers, an overzealous, aspiring singer who works as a go-go dancer on the popular TV show, Whizbam (a parody of the then-popular Shindig and Hullabaloo television series).” The … Continue reading

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A Cool Ones Sombrero

Debbie Watson as ‘Hallie Rogers’, a role meant for Nancy Sinatra, in The Cool Ones (1967).

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MOD-CAPPED BEAUTY

“Debbie Watson, in a role allegedly intended for Nancy Sinatra, plays Hallie Rogers, an overzealous, aspiring singer who works as a go-go dancer on the popular TV show, Whizbam (a parody of the then-popular Shindig and Hullabaloo television series).” The … Continue reading

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Pool-side scene in Warner Bros. musical comedy

The Cool Ones (1967): Debbie Watson chases Gil Peterson. STARDOM AHEAD FOR YOUNG ACTOR? He doesn’t look like a teacher: he looks like a young star. But he has a California teaching certificate and has taught in the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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A scene from Warner Bros. musical comedy

The Cool Ones (1967) starring Debbie Watson (born 1949) and Gil Peterson (born 1936). STARDOM AHEAD FOR YOUNG ACTOR? He’s young, blond, blue-eyed, good looking, extremely fit and sincere. His career is the most important thing in his life, and … Continue reading

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Cool couple Hallie Rogers and Cliff Donner

Debbie Watson (born 1949) as ingenue Hallie Rogers and Gil Peterson (born 1936) as rock star Cliff Donner make a groovy mod couple in The Cool Ones (released April 1967). In 1966, at age 17, Debbie Watson married 20 year … Continue reading

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Howie and MacElwaine read Hallie’s fan mail

The Cool Ones (1967): George Furth (1932-2008) as Howie and Phil Harris (1904-95) as MacElwaine. “George Furth had a prolific career as a performer, but will be best remembered for his collaborations with Stephen Sondheim as librettist for Company (1970) … Continue reading

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Stars of Tomorrow 1967

Stars of Tomorrow (standing l to r): E.J. Peaker, Taina Beryll, Sivi Aberg, Lisa Jak, Debbie Watson. (Seated l to r): Celeste Yarnell, Cami Sebring, Elena Nathaneal, Linda Henning, Anne Morrell.  

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A barechested Gil Peterson and a bikini-clad Debbie Watson

The Cool Ones (1967) starring Debbie Watson and Gil Peterson (YouTube link).

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Debbie Watson as Hallie Rogers and Mrs Miller as herself

Phil Harris (1904 – 1995) as MacElwaine, Debbie Watson (born 1949) as Hallie Rogers and Mrs Miller (1907 – 1997) as herself in the musical comedy The Cool Ones (1967 – originally titled ‘The Wiggy Plan of Tony Krum’)

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Nita Talbot

Nita Talbot: born Anita Sokol, 8 August 1930, New York City New York. Signed to Warner Brothers at 18 years of age. First credit: This Side of the Law (1950) Miss Goff … Girl Happy (14-Apr-1965) Sunny Daze … That … Continue reading

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Debbie Watson

Debbie Watson: born Deborah Lynn Watson, 17 January 1949, Culver City Los Angeles California. Married Richard S Orshoff (born 1945), 18 June 1966, their son born August 1967, Watson and Orshoff divorced July 1972. Karen (TV 5-Oct-1964 – 16-Apr-1965) Karen … Continue reading

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Debbie Watson in The Cool Ones (1967)

Debbie Watson (born 17 January 1949) in The Cool Ones, released 12 April 1967. Married record producer Richard Orshoff in 1965, and in August 1967, her son Darren was born. Check out my main site: Actresses of the 50s and … Continue reading

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