- BEN MURPHY: ALIAS SMITH AND JONES STAR
TAKES UP THE LOTTERY!
- Unknown magazine, 1983
if you were not a fan of his best known TV series, Alias
Smith and Jones of 1973 (he's had six series all togther!),
you may still be a Ben Murphy fan. Hardly anyone's missed Ben's
key performance as Robert Mitchem's oldest son in The Winds
of War, the recent TV mini-series--but now's your chance
to see Ben every week in Lottery. He plays Sean Patrick
Flaherty, an Irish gent who routinely doles out checks of a million
dollars or more to unsuspecting everyday people (along the lines
of the famous Millionaire series of a few years back)!
For Ben's part, he's hoping this new series will revive the
fame that Alias Smith... brought him. Though that one-time
popular series ended in tragedy (with the suicide of Ben's co-star
Peter Duel) and disappointment preceded Lottery (Ben lost
out of the role of Face in The A-Team to Dirk Benedict),
Ben remains optimistic that now he's making a good move
for his career--at least he's willing to give it his best throw
of the dice!
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