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"Hawaiian Eye" star dead

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His memorial service will be at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills today.

Actor Anthony Eisley Dies at 78

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anthony Eisley, the actor best remembered as half of television's glamorous detective duo on the series "Hawaiian Eye,'' died Wednesday, January 29. He was 78.

No cause of death was announced.

Eisley played Tracy Steele to Robert Conrad's Tom Lopaka in the show.

The detective series, which ran from 1959 to 1963, also starred Connie Stevens as Cricket Blake and Poncie Ponce as taxi driver Kazuo
Kim. The show frequently had crossovers with "77 Sunset Strip.''

Eisley, originally billed as Fred Eisley until Warner Bros. changed his name to Anthony Eisley for the "Hawaiian Eye'' role, began his television career in the 1950s with appearances on "Operation Secret,'' "The Real McCoys'' and "Perry Mason.''

Warner Bros. gave Eisley a contract and cast him for "Hawaiian Eye'' after he was seen starring in the comedy play "Who Was That Lady?'' at the Players Ring Theater in Los Angeles.

After "Hawaiian Eye,'' Eisley was sought out for guest appearances on "The Dick Van Dyke Show'' and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show.''

He also appeared in "The Outer Limits'' and guest-starred on such popular television series as "Dragnet,''"The F.B.I.,'' "The Wild Wild West,'' "Mannix,''"Ironside,'' "Emergency!'',"The Rookies,'' "Barnaby Jones'' and "The Dukes of Hazzard.''

I found this by accident.
Classic retro atomic tiki white swank.
And Mary Tyler Moore Too!


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