- JUDY CARNE & PETER DEUEL: THE LOVE-HATE
- TV Radio Annual, 1967
Many an actress,
when she wrote her autobiography or otherwise was in a mood to
tell all, admitted that it was almost impossible to play love
scenes with an attractive man without becoming personally involved.
So, by all rights, Judy Carne and Peter Deuel should be in love.
They are both young, attractive, and neither is otherwise engaged.
And certainly on the television screen in "Love on a Rooftop"
they seem made for each other. But on the set, where they are
in close contact some twelve hours a day, they spend a good deal
of their time feudin' and fussin' and fightin'....
- A real pro who was enrolled in a drama
school at ten and was fending for herself in London as a teen-ager,
Judy complains bitterly that Pete is never on time, and that
a lot of their trouble could be avoided if he were. But Pete
comes from a long line of doctors. His father, his grandfather,
his great-grandfather, two cousins and two great-uncles were
M.D.s. And who ever heard of a doctor being on time? So they
scream and yell at each other and every now and then all-American-type-boy
Deuel threatens to belt Judy--though he never does. And come
the end of the day, they kiss and make up before they leave the
set--separately--only to go back at it next morning....
- It's a shame, really, for they have
a lot of things in common. Judy likes American men, though not
actors. She was recently divorced from one--Burt Reynolds of
his season's "Hawk"--and has concluded that two actors
in a family are too many. And Pete likes natural, unaffected
girls--Judy's type. They both like discotheque dancing and motorcycling
and it's possible that Judy might eve like Pete's favorite sport,
which is camping and fishing and exploring the California back
country in his land cruiser. Both are alumni of TV series--Judy
came to the U.S. to play in "Fair Exchange" and spent
another season in "The Baileys of Balboa," and Pete
was in last year's "Gidget". Of course, hate has been
known to turn to love before and maybe it will again. The red-headed
pixie who was born Joyce Botherill and the husky young man who
looks like a college fullback may still become a romantic item.
It would make a lot of people happy.
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