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Efram Zimbalist, Jr. (Concerning Miss Marlowe)

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Efrem Zimbalist Jr., who later became a staple of 1960s and ’70s TV as the star of ABC dramas “77 Sunset Strip” and “The F.B.I.,” has died. He was 95.

He appeared on Concerning Miss Marlowe as Jim in 1954 and 1955.

Zimbalist died Friday at his home in Solvang, Calif., according to a statement issued by his daughter, actress Stephanie Zimbalist, and son Efrem Zimbalist III.

“We are heartbroken to announce the passing into peace of our beloved father, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., today at his Solvang, Calif. ranch. A devout Christian, he actively enjoyed his life to the last day, showering love on his extended family, playing golf, and visiting with close friends.”

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Billboard Review

Concerning Miss Marlowe (TV)

Cast: Louise Albritton. Jane Seymour. Helen Shield, John Gibson. Patti Bosworth. Eddie Brian.

Producer, Tom McDermott.

Director. Larry White.

Writers, John Pickard. Frank Provo. (NBC -TV. 3:35.4 p.m. EDT. July 5.)

NBC -TV has lined up an impressive new soap opera block for its daily 2 -4:30 p.m. time period. "Concerning Miss Marlowe," sponsored on an alternate -day basis by Procter & Gamble, is the most glamorous entry, with Louise Albritton playing a celebrated actress as contrasted with the s u b u r ban housewife -white collar motif of the other epics. However, the ladies don't mind a little glamour if the heroine's swank outer trapping mask plenty of inward torment. In fact. a you -cant- buy -happiness theme has its compensations, since it probably enables the little woman to face a sinkful of dirty dishes with less animosity than usual, comforted by the thought that sometimes it's rough to be rich. Miss Albritton is a decorative and accomplished actress, although the opening scene (wherein she gazed soulfully at some unidentified photos) required her to bear down a bit too hard on registering silent emotion. Monday's show spotlighted her return from a successful engagement in England, with plans to retire from the stage and raise a family. Tragic Day! However, sponsor forbid that any poor girl's life should run smoothly on daytime video. The finish found her stunned with grief after a friend (Bill Cooke) broke the news that the man she planned to marry had died four days ago.This seemed a rather drastic device to stir up excitement, but it certainly made it obvious that Miss Albritton wasn't going to settle down to a vine- covered coltage for the next few episodes.

 The apartment setting was really expensive looking and the sheet-covered furniture gave the star some effective business on her first entrance, as well as firmly establishing the fact of her return home after a long sojourn abroad.

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