Don Adams


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Reza Badiyi

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Reza Badiyi on directing Don Adams and Barbara Feldon on Get Smart

Bruce Bilson

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Bruce Bilson on directing Get Smart

Paul Bogart

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Paul Bogart on directing a few episodes of Get Smart

Allan Burns

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Allan Burns on a memorable moment from the night he and Chris Hayward won an Emmy for He & She

Hugh Hefner with Emerson College

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Hugh Hefner on having standup comedians at his Playboy Clubs in Chicago, and on his friendships with Lenny Bruce and Don Adams

Bill Dana with Emerson College

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Bill Dana on Don Adams' "Would you believe?" routine used on both Get Smart and The Bill Dana Show
Bill Dana on his time as a page at NBC, and on Gene Wood and Don Adams

Jack Riley with Emerson College

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Jack Riley on Don Adams and his brother Dick Yarmy, and on "Yarmy's Army," and on the healing power of laughter

Bill Dana

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Bill Dana on writing for comedian Don Adams in the voice that would later surface as "Maxwell Smart" inspired by William Powell, brought to him by his manager Mace Neufeld
Bill Dana on replacing Gary Crosby with Don Adams on The Bill Dana Show, as "Byron Glick," the hotel inspector

Richard Donner

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Richard Donner on directing Get Smart and Gilligan's Island

Barbara Feldon

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Barbara Feldon on Get Smart co-star Don Adams
Barbara Feldon on her Get Smart co-star, Don Adams
Barbara Feldon on the Get Smart writing team
Barbara Feldon on Don Adams never rehearsing on Get Smart and having a wonderful memory
Barbara Feldon on reuniting with Don Adams for the 1989 TV movie Get Smart Again and remakes of the series

Jonathan Harris

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Jonathan Harris on working with Don Adams on The Bill Dana Show, and on the end of the show

Buck Henry

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Buck Henry on Don Adam's voice and character on Get Smart; on "Would You Believe" and other lines he contributed from his act (with writer Bill Dana)

Bernie Kopell

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Bernie Kopell on "Siegfried's" relationship with "Maxwell Smart" played by Don Adams on Get Smart

William Schallert

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William Schallert on working with Don Adams on Get Smart

Leonard Stern

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Leonard Stern on the creation of "Maxwell Smart" on Get Smart ; how Don Adams was chosen, having developed the character Inspector Glick on The Bill Dana Show ; the voice was based on William Powell 

Grant Tinker

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Grant Tinker on how NBC got Get Smart

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