I must say, I absolutely love this photo of John Hillerman!
Emmy-winning actor John Hillerman, best known for playing Jonathan Quayle Higgins III on Magnum P.I. from 1980-1988, has died at the age of eighty-four, after being in declining health for the last few years.
I only saw two or three episodes of the popular show Hillerman is most associated with. I had first seen him in his recurring role as radio detective Simon Brimmer, in Ellery Queen (1975-1976). It wasn't until a couple of years later that I saw him as Howard Johnson in 1974's Blazing Saddles.
I also enjoyed Hillerman's role of John Elliot, Betty White's ex-husband on the short-lived (fourteen episdoes!) sitcom, The Betty White Show (1977-1978).
Hillerman appeared in several other movie and TV roles during a career of approximately forty years, of course, but I'm only mentioning a few for lack of time. (Besides, I've given you all a lot of lengthy posts lately!)
With Jim Hutton in a scene from Ellery Queen.
Higgins on Magnum, P.I. was British, but Hillerman (pictured here
with "Magnum" himself, Tom Selleck) was born and raised in Texas!
Hillerman usually appeared with a mustache, but he's lacking one
here in an appearance on The New Adventures of Wonder Woman!
For a time, Hillerman advertised Mauna Loa Macadamia Nuts.
With co-star Betty White on her 1977-1978 sitcom.
With David Huddleston and Cleavon Little in Mel Brooks' classic comedy, Blazing Saddles.
Hillerman sometime well after his 1999 retirement.
(I will probably have another "Comical Wednesday" post one week from today!)
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