#2 – Breaking in Hollywood

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In their second episode, Bob admits that literally begging his way into grad school proved to be a brilliant career move which ultimately led to snagging his first showbiz job as an NBC “page” in beautiful downtown Burbank.

Breaking in Hollywood ushering old ladies into “Let’s Make A Deal” and moving on to gigs on “The Tonight Show With 

Johnny Carson” and “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In”, Bob and Suzanne talk about first encounters with stars like Goldie Hawn, Sammie Davis Jr., Dean Martin, and—the most glamorous true “star” of all—Kirk Douglas.

Kirk Douglas: the definition of "charisma" breaking into show business

Kirk Douglas: the definition of “charisma”

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Mission: Impossible Cast

Suzanne reacts to Bob’s obnoxious-at-the-time career moves as he jumped a long line of others waiting for the dream job at Paramount Studios and found himself on the set of “Mission: Impossible” working side-by-side with Bruce Geller, Peter Graves, Martin Landau…and got his first taste of the writer’s life with the help of Producer Bruce Lansbury.

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Six Million Dollar Man Main Title

Suzanne takes Bob from Paramount to Universal Studios and gig’s on “Six Million Dollar Man” and “Bionic Woman” where he actually sells his first script without having the common sense to even get an agent.

Suzanne Herrera McCullough breaking into hollywood

From production secretary to…actress!

We also learn that Suzanne’s break into showbiz as a production secretary who couldn’t type wasn’t hurt by her personal connections or her long legs.

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