New Interview with the DALLAS secretaries: Deborah Rennard, Deborah Tranelli, Danone Simpson

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I enjoyed the interview, also because all three took part and seemed to have fun.

Do I remember correctly that Sly, Phyllis, Kendall, Jackie, Louella, Connie and Julie - and Derrick as the only man were all the secretaries on Dallas, or were there more?
 
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Kristin stood in temporarily for Louella.

Holly Harwood had some hunk of a secretary/PA but I can't bring his name to mind.

Who was Derrick? Was he at EO in later seasons?
Before Jackie Cliff had a secretary during his time at the OLM.
Even Fletchers Sanitarium had Heidi Hagman as a secretary/receptionist and she worked at the squash club!
 

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Didn’t Sue Ellen have a secretary played by her real life daughter, Kehly?
I tried hard to forget that, which wasn't difficult.
I'm sorry Kehly Sloane, just because your Mum was an amazing actress, doesn't mean you could act.

It was like watching Linda's daughter try so hard to act like she was her secretary. Cringe.
Maybe it was the part she was given.
 

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Speaking of Heidi Hagman and Kehly Sloane, I remember Padraic Duffy as the cyclist who helped Bobby in Paris, but were there any other relatives of the cast who appeared on the show besides those three?

Unfortunately I have no memory of Cliff's first secretary, did she even have a name? I can't remember Holly's secretary either. Was it the same guy the entire time or (similar to Alexis on Dynasty) always a different one?

The worst secretary for me was Derrick. His only job was to make James jealous and he didn't even succeed at that.
 

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Speaking of Heidi Hagman and Kehly Sloane, I remember Padraic Duffy as the cyclist who helped Bobby in Paris, but were there any other relatives of the cast who appeared on the show besides those three?

Unfortunately I have no memory of Cliff's first secretary, did she even have a name? I can't remember Holly's secretary either. Was it the same guy the entire time or (similar to Alexis on Dynasty) always a different one?

The worst secretary for me was Derrick. His only job was to make James jealous and he didn't even succeed at that.
Lenny Katzman's daughter Sherril played Jackie. Larry's son Preston played April's masseuse. Patrick's younger son Connor played Bobby's alternate universe son in Conundrum.
 

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Yes, I think she was given the imaginative name of Kelly. ;)
And Larry's son Preston was "Press On Preston" the massuesse. Tells me that neither one of them are the sharpest tool in the shed because they usually only do that if the actor isn't bright enough to respond to another name.
 
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I did find it interesting that they didn't know at the end of Season 14 that they were not going to be picked-up for another season. As Season 14 unfolded toward the end one get the sense it was all ending. I wonder if there were overviews of what Season 15 would have been about, from the writers of the show?
 

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I have no memory of Cliff's first secretary,
In "Whatever happened to Baby John" pt2 Bobby was a right bully boy towards her just because she didn't know where Cliff was.

Cliff called her Agnes in "The silent killer."



I can't remember Holly's secretary either.
How can you forget hunky Elliot? He was in about 4 episodes.

He was also in the film " The making of a male model" with Joan Collins.

Seemed a trend then as Abby had a male assistant Peter Hollister in Knots Landing or he might’ve been Greg's PA.
 

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Linda's late son Jeff featured as a bar tender and served her a drink in the bbq episode with Nicholas Pearce and Kimberly Cryder.
There was also a glimpse of Linda's late sister in the same episode.
Good. I only accidentally noticed Linda's son at that barbecue about 6 months ago. And I thought no one else noticed except me, while didn't know her sister was there too. Obviously you are the greatest expert on Linda Gray's biography!
 

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Good. I only accidentally noticed Linda's son at that barbecue about 6 months ago. And I thought no one else noticed except me, while didn't know her sister was there too. Obviously you are the greatest expert on Linda Gray's biography!
I'm not sure about expert, maybe weirdly obsessed freak is a better description! But I've been the same since 1978.

Trouble is, it does mean my knowledge of everyone else is much less so I can happily leave that to all the other experts on here.
 
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