Stage Door Johnnies

Air Date: July 28, 1968

Written by: Alex Sharp

Directed by: William F. Claxton

Guest Stars: Kathleen Crowley (Madamoiselle Denise), Walter Brooke (Fillmore), Mike Mazurki (Big Man), Victor Sen Yung (Hop Sing)

Hoss and Joe rival for the affections of visiting entertainer Mademoiselle Denise, though she is more concerned for her little dog, Andre, than anything else.

Trivia: Playing Madamoiselle Denise was Kathleen Crowley’s third and last performance in the series. Kathleen Crowley represented her home state of New Jersey in the Miss America pageant in 1949, placed sixth and (with the scholarship money she won) enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Art in New York. She played the plum title roles in prestigious TV productions of A Star Is Born and Jane Eyre, caught the eye of Hollywood and became a 20th Century-Fox contractee in 1952. Freelancing after leaving the studio, she kept busy in feature films (mostly Westerns and horror/sci-fi titles).