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California Suite (15-Dec-1978)

Director: Herbert Ross

Writer: Neil Simon

Music Composed by: Claude Bolling

Producer: Ray Stark

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Beverly Hills

Ensemble cast are guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel where they engage in various shenanigans. Mixed performances in four vignettes, with the Caine-Smith and Matthau-May stories the superior. Maggie Smith was awarded Best Supporting Actress Oscar (for playing an actress who didn't win an Oscar!). Neil Simon received a nomination for Best Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alan Alda
Actor
28-Jan-1936   Capt. Hawkeye Pierce on M*A*S*H
Army Archerd
Columnist
13-Jan-1922 8-Sep-2009 Variety's gossip columnist
Michael Caine
Actor
14-Mar-1933   Get Carter
Bill Cosby
Comic
12-Jul-1937   Comedy fixture, pudding industry shill
Herb Edelman
Actor
5-Nov-1933 21-Jul-1996 Stan Zbornak on The Golden Girls
Jane Fonda
Actor
21-Dec-1937   Barbarella
Walter Matthau
Actor
1-Oct-1920 1-Jul-2000 Messy half of the Odd Couple
Elaine May
Comic
21-Apr-1932   Wrote and directed Ishtar
Lupe Ontiveros
Actor
17-Sep-1942 26-Jul-2012 Frequently portrayed maids
Dana Plato
Actor
7-Nov-1964 9-May-1999 Kimberly on Diff'rent Strokes
Richard Pryor
Comic
1-Dec-1940 10-Dec-2005 Stand-up comic, Stir Crazy
Maggie Smith
Actor
28-Dec-1934   Prof. McGonagall in Harry Potter

CAST

Visitors from New York
Jane Fonda   ...   Hannah Warren
Alan Alda   ...   Bill Warren
Visitors from London
Maggie Smith   ...   Diana Barrie
Michael Caine   ...   Sidney Cochran
Visitors from Philadelphia
Walter Matthau   ...   Marvin Michaels
Elaine May   ...   Millie Michaels
Herb Edelman   ...   Harry Michaels
Denise Galik   ...   Bunny
Visitors from Chicago
Richard Pryor   ...   Dr. Chauncey Gump
Bill Cosby   ...   Dr. Willis Panama
Gloria Gifford   ...   Lola Gump
Sheila Frazier   ...   Bettina Panama
At the Hotel
David Sheehan   ...   David Sheehan
Michael Boyle   ...   Desk Clerk
Len Lawson   ...   Frank
Gino Ardito   ...   Plumber
Jerry Ziman   ...   Man on Phone
Clint Young   ...   Doorman
David Matthau   ...   Bellboy
James Espinoza   ...   Busboy
Buddy Douglas   ...   Page
Armand Cerami   ...   Charley
Joseph Morena   ...   Herb
Brian Cummings   ...   Autograph Seeker
William Kux   ...   Autograph Seeker
Zora Margolis   ...   Autograph Seeker
Rita Gomez   ...   Maid
Tina Menard   ...   Maid
Lupe Ontiveros   ...   Maid
Bert May   ...   Waiter
Eddie Villery   ...   Waiter
At the Academy Awards
Army Archerd   ...   Army Archerd
Paolo Frediani   ...   Handsome Actor
Judith Hannah Brown   ...   Oscar Winner
Gary Hendrix   ...   Oscar Winner's Date
Christopher Pennock   ...   Policeman
Jack Scanlan   ...   P. R. Man
Bill Steinmetz   ...   P. R. Man
At the Airport
Dana Plato   ...   Jenny
Nora Boland   ...   Passenger
David Rini   ...   Airline Representative
John Hawker   ...   Sky Cap
Frank Conn   ...   Bobby
Colleen Drape   ...   Stewardess
Linda Ewen   ...   Stewardess
Kelly Harmon   ...   Stewardess
Tawny Moyer   ...   Stewardess
Leslie Pagett   ...   Stewardess
Vicki Stephens   ...   Stewardess
Nan Wylder   ...   Stewardess

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