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Rich Man glass thrower Jo Ann Harris

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Jo Ann Harris and Peter Strauss on Rich Man Poor Man

Actress: Jo Ann Harris Project: Rich Man, Poor Man KNOWN FOR: Viciously seducing Clint Eastwood in THE BEGUILED Episode: Chapter 5 Year: 1976 Genre: Drama TV Miniseries Character: Gloria Bartley Traits: Friend of mismatched couple Susan Blakely and an extremely miscast and scene-chewing Bill Bixby, Gloria takes to Rudy Jordache, who, for her, has the look that’s right. NAG RATING: 10… When Rudy’s about to leave following a night of sex… after throwing a tantrum, Gloria throws a glass at him and, while missing, the shards bank off the wall and cut his face. BEST PART: Susan Blakely’s character, Julie Prescott, is very progressive, especially during the 1940’s and 1950’s; but Gloria, who never sleeps alone, has her beat: And even returns in Chapter 6, trying again for a night of glass-breaking, but Julie blocks it (then she’s discussed in Chapter 8). YOU MISSED: A visual cross between Linda Purl and Rita Wilson, Jo Ann is perfectly cast: the kind of infectious, flirtatious cute than makes any woman, no matter how pretty or how much prettier, extremely jealous.

 

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