The South Bend Tribune from South Bend, Indiana on May 1, 1987 · 47
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ENTERTAINMENT D Sooth Bend Tribune Friday. May 1. 1987 OCTI . Robertson plays auto tycoon in syndicated Ford miniseries By JERRY BUCK , AP Writer CULV hR CITY, Calif. Cliff Robertson, like most actors, keeps a bag packed and his passport handy. "Just In from Quebec where he filmed the four hour ' - mimsenes "Ford: The Man and the Machine" for Operation Prime Time, Robertson has a limousine ' standing by to take him to the airport for a Right to London. Before Quebec, he was in Vancouver, British Columbia: co-starring with Burt Reynolds In the feature film Malone." After winding up three davs In Los Angeles filming -five new commercials for ATAT. he's Hying to l-ondon, where daughter Heather, 18, Is waiting. They will go on to the Seychelles Islands In the Indian Ocean for a few weeks of relaxation, " "I played Henry Ford from the age of 30 to 80 In Quebec," Robertson says during a break In the filming of the commercials at Laird Studios In Culver City. The temperature was 20 below zero with a wind chill factor of 40 below. I said a few more days of that and I wouldn't need the makeup." The syndicated minisenes, being shown this week, traces Ford's rise from small town tinkerer to automobile tycoon. It is based on the best seller by .Robert Lacey. pit also stars Hope Lange as his wife, Clara Ford, Heather Thomas as Evangeline, his mistress, R.H. Thomson as Edsel, his tragically neglected son, and Michael Ironside as Harry Bennett, his power-hungry henchman. "Ford was the father of the assembly line," Robertson says. He was a genius, a complex, opinionated, eccentric man. He was a populist, who on his own raised the salaries of his factory workers fr?m $2.83 to $5 a day. The Wall Street Journal said he had done something terrible and predicted the workers wouldn't know what to do with all that money. "He was a paradoxical man. He was the first man to put blacks mto his factory. That was at a time when the Ku Klux Klan had a lot of power. But he eventually became anti-Semitic. He was a pious Calvinist Who kept a mistress for 30 years. He was a pacifist and a war profiteer. A populist who turned in the unions. He was a dedicated family man, but he humiliated his only legitimate son, EdseL -Henry Fords real mistress, of course, was the (Ford) was a paradoxical man. ... He was a pious Calvinist who kept a mistress for 30 years. He was a pacifist and a war profiteer. A populist who turned on the unions. , Cliff Robertson on Henry Ford automobile. He revolutionized the automotive industry, from his first Model T, to the Model A and the V-8 engine. "Before the United States became involved In World War I. a Jewish woman convinced him that a man of his stature could go to Europe and stop the war," Robertson says. "He put up the money for a ship, but she was funneling a lot of the money into her own pocket He found out about it en route, turned around and came back.' "It inflamed his anti-Semitism. He felt the Jews were out to get him. He wrote anti-Semitic articles for his newspaper. This was a man born during the Civil War. He was brought up in a rural environment He distrusted Catholics. He was a man of his times. This is not the first biographical role for Robertson. When he portrayed John F. Kennedy in PT 109," the president himself advised him how to play the role, telling him to avoid mimicking his Boston accent so as not to sound like a night club comic. He was astronaut Buzz Aldrin in "Return to Earth," Playboy founder Hugh Hefner in "Star 80," and underwater treasure hunter Mel Fisher in "Dreams of Gold." On his return from the Seychelles, he hopes to begin production on the sequel to "Charly," the movie that won him an Academy Award as best actor in 1968. He wrote the story and Oscar-winning writer Sterling Silliphant did the screenplay. v tv . , h : V- Seal of approval One of the residents of Clown Alley performs with his mock sea lion friend on Ringllng Bros, and Barnum and Bailey Circus special, at 7 p.m. EST today on CBS. D Talk of tho town SATURDAY Ail smeeare EST CO FRIEND. B 30 a m. WAMJ (1380 radio) Brian Madman, executive dirac-tor of Century Center. Debbie Morris and Mary Labuzienski from St. Joseph's Medical Cantar discuss High Blood Pressure Month. TUDtO IS. 4 30 p m (16). Joe Ker-nan and Richard Jawnski, Democratic candidate tor mayor of South Band. Majors films in Sydney 8UNOAY MICHUMA REPORT, Noon. (16). R preview of the St. Joeaph River Run with Bob Cervetlt and Don Sported. Peggy Presaer and Lynetie Good from Junior Achievement CAMPUS VIEW. 1 2 30 p m. (1 6). Jea-nine Gordecki with a guest from a local . campus THE CAR SHOW. Noon. WAMJ (1 680 radio). A review of the Subaru Justy and an interview with Graham Whitehead of Jaguar of America. Repeats at 6 p m. N EW YORK Lee Majors plays an American horse breeder who becomes the single father of three sons in rural Australia, in "Austral Downs," an NBC World Premiere movie currently being filmed In and around Sydney. Majors, who costars with Lindsay Wagner in the upcoming NBC movie "The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman Reunion," plays Reed Harris, a stubborn independent horse breeder who goes to Australia with his oldest son, Brian (Wallace), to conclude a business deal and settle the score with his estranged Australian wife and two Australian-raised sons. There, a sudden tragic turn of events forces Reed to make a drastic change in his life. Majorss other television credits include the senes The Fall Guy, The Big Valley, The Men from Shiloh and Owen MarshalL He starred in the TV movies The Ballad of Andy Crocker," "Weekend of Terror," Francis Gary Powers" and Just a Little Inconvenience." 7T1Y1 H JHI1 1 Y oi V5T7T McKinley ...VIDEO ran membership GREAT TIM SELECTIONS OPEN MILT 7 UTS VCR CLEANING A REPAIR SPECIALS MON. WEB. TWIRS. ERL 255-5415 92S L McKlNIIY AVI RISK. ACCESSIBLE PARKING OFF O.S. 20 s NOW OPEN! MICHELANGELOS PIZZA Come try one of our delicious hand tossed, homemade pizzas, made from the original Southern Italian recipe . . . like , no other you have ever had. Michelangelo's is open for carry-out and home delivery: Mon.-Thurs. 4 p.m.-IO p.m. Fri. & Sat. 4 p.m.-Midnight Closed Sunday Michelangelos Pizza 1811 S. Ironwood Dr. (Ironwood Village South) 232-8820 (lin. Del. area ... 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