Two for Tuesday: Dominic Frontiere

Last week, I featured Booker T. & The MG’s playing the theme from the 1968 Western Hang ‘Em High, which starred Clint Eastwood. The song itself was written by Dominic Frontiere, who in addition to the score for that movie composed music and theme songs for a bunch of classic TV shows.

The first season of The Outer Limits (1963)

The Rat Patrol (1966-1968), which starred Christopher George and Gary Raymond.

The Flying Nun (1967-1970), which starred Sally Field.

Vega$ (1978-81), which starred Robert Urich.

A full list of Frontiere’s TV and movie credits can be found here.

Dominic Frontiere, your Two for Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

10 thoughts on “Two for Tuesday: Dominic Frontiere

  1. Those shows were entertaining, but I don’t see anything here that was exceptional. My dad loved Combat is the only one I remembered that he liked and mom loved the variety shows with the singing and dancing.

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  2. I know all these tv shows and watched The Outer Limits when it was on in reruns. I used to love watching Vegas and forgot Stoney Curtis was in it. 🎅🏻. I never saw The Flying Nun and it just makes me shake my head that it actually was a tv show. That one guy..Alejandro Ray just seems way out of place. I only saw a couple of episodes of the Rat Patrol..never got into it.

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    1. Tony Curtis did a lot of TV, now that I look back. Greg Morris, from Mission: Impossible, was in “Vega$” as well.

      The Flying Nun wasn’t actually all that bad, I didn’t think. Maybe it was the effect of a Catholic education, I dunno.

      There were a few of those war shows at one time (The Rat Patrol, Combat, Twelve O’Clock High). The appeal is about the same as the Westerns: you either love them or hate them.

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