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The Cast

Lisa Hartman as "Tabitha"

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"Tabitha" Biography - Lisa Hartman (Official Columbia Pictures Television Press Packet - 1977)

LISA HARTMAN is Tabitha Stephens

Lisa Hartman comes from a show business family. Her father, Howard, is an actor/singer and her mother, Jonni, is a television producer in Houston, Tex.

As a youngster, Lisa began modeling, appearing in television commercials and performing in children's theater productions. She attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and appeared in such Houston stage productions as "South Pacific" and "Cinderella".

She has since guested on television in an episode of "Police Woman" and in "Murder at the World Series", a movie-made-for-television. She has also been seen in numerous TV commercials.

In addition to acting, Lisa is an accomplished singer and has recently recorded her first record album.


Robert urich as "Paul"

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"Tabitha" Biography - Robert Urich (Official Columbia Pictures Television Press Packet - 1977)

ROBERT URICH is Paul Thurston

Two years after initiating his acting career in Chicago, Robert Urich came to Hollywood where he landed his first major role in an episode of television's "Kung Fu."


Since then, he has starred in the television series "S.W.A.T;" as Bob in the TV series "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice;" and guested in such series as "The F.B.I." and "Marcus Welby, M.D."


In addition to a role in the motion picture, "Magnum Force," Urich has performed in a Chicago theatre production of "Sabrina Fair," among others.


Mel Stewart as "Marvin"

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"Tabitha" Biography - Mel Stewart (Official Columbia Pictures Television Press Packet - 1977)

MEL STEWART is Marvin Decker

Mel Stewart began his show business career as a musician and got into acting by hanging around his New York neighborhood theaters.


After performing in several off-Broadway plays, he landed a role in the Broadway production of "Simply Heavenly," a play which took him from New York to London and back again. Since then he has appeared in such stage productions as "Me, My Mother, <y Father, And I" and "In The Counting House."


Stewart has guested in numerous television series including "Sanford and Son," "Police Story," "All In The Family," "Good Times," "What's Happening" and "Marcus Welby, M.D."and had a regular role in "HarryO."


He made his motion picture debut in "Odds Against Tomorrow" and has since added "The Hustler," "Trick Baby," "Newman's Law," "Let's Do It Again," "Summer Kill," "The Landlord" and "Scorpio" to his film credits.


David Ankrum as "Adam"

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"Tabitha" Biography - David Ankrum (Official Columbia Pictures Television Press Packet - 1977)

DAVID ANKRUM is Adam Stephens

The son of the late character actor, Morris Ankrum, David Ankrum worked with his father in repertory productions as a youngster.


He continued his acting interest while in high school, and appeared in numerous high school and college productions.


Since then, Ankrum has kept active in acting workshops and improvisation groups and is a member of the Theater Atrs Program of Los Angeles, a free theater serving the L.A. area.


He has guested in such television series as "Barnaby Jones," "Cannon," "The Waltons" and "G.E. Theater," and appeared in numerous commercials. Ankrum has also had featured roles in the motion pictures, "Every Little Crook and Cranny" and "Zebra Force."


karen morrow as "aunt minerva"

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"Tabitha" Biography - Karen Morrow (Official Columbia Pictures Television Press Packet - 1977)

KAREN MORROW is Aunt Minerva

Karen Morrow got her start in show business when she won an audition and was hired to sing in the chorus at the Equity Theater in Milwaukee, Wisc.


After appearing in several Milwaukee stage productions, Karen ventured off to New York where she performed in the off-Broadway production of "Sing, Muse" and with the National company of "The Unsinkable Molly Brown."


Karen made her Broadway debut in "I Had A Ball" and then became a regular cast member in such television programs as "The Jimmy Dean Show," "The Garry Moore Show" and "The Sid Caesar Hour." In 1969, she moved to Los Angeles where she was a regular on "The Jim Nabors Hour."


Karen has since continued to guest on television, talk shows and telethons. She sang twice at the White House for President Johnson and currntly performs a nightclub routine with actress/singer Nancy Dussault.


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