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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