Steven Hill, Who Played DA Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order’ Has Died at 94

MY FAVORITE DA OF ONE OF MY FAVORITE TV SHOW DIES …

Steven Hill, the original DA Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order’ has passed away at the age of 94. Hill also had acting roles in the movies, “Billy Bathgate” (1991) and “The Firm” (1993). However, he will be best known for his role as NYC District Attorney Adam Schiff on Law & Order from 1990 to 2000.

Steven Hill, Rest in Peace, thank you Adam.

Steven Hill, who originated imposing lead roles on two notable television series, “Mission: Impossible” in the 1960s and “Law & Order” in the 1990s, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 94.

His daughter Sarah Gobioff confirmed his death. He lived in Monsey, N.Y., a hamlet in Rockland County.

Mr. Hill was 44 and a veteran stage and television actor in 1966 when he was cast as Daniel Briggs, the leader of an elite covert-operations unit, in the new series “Mission: Impossible.” But he left after the first season, paving the way for Peter Graves’s six-season run as the show’s lead.

Even decades later, Mr. Hill declined to discuss his reasons for leaving the series, other than to say that the first season had been a bad experience. Other sources, including Patrick J. White, author of a book on the series, “The Complete Mission: Impossible Dossier,” said Mr. Hill was dismissed and learned the news only when he read a Daily Variety announcement that Mr. Graves was being hired.

According to Mr. White, Mr. Hill had developed a reputation for being difficult. His refusal to work late on Fridays, because of his observance of the Jewish sabbath, was also reported to be a problem. In Mr. White’s book, Mr. Hill’s co-star Martin Landau is quoted as saying, “I felt he was digging his own grave.”

Almost a quarter-century after that experience, Mr. Hill took on the role of the stern, seemingly imperturbable district attorney on a new cops-and-lawyers series based in New York, “Law & Order.” He played the role, said to be modeled on the long-serving Manhattan district attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, from 1990 to 2000.

Steven Hill was born Solomon Krakowsky on Feb. 24, 1922, in Seattle, the son of a furniture-store owner. He graduated from the University of Washington and at first moved to Chicago to work in radio.

He soon moved to New York and did frequent stage work in his early years there, making his Broadway debut in a small role in “A Flag Is Born” (1946), a pageantlike production written by Ben Hecht, with music by Kurt Weill, that starred Paul Muni and advocated the creation of the state of Israel.

New York Post Writes … Ryan Lochte Is Everything the World Hates about Americans … Why Does Lying, Entitled, Unethical Hillary Clinton Get a Pass?

HMM, I WOULD ASK YOU ALL … WHY IS RYAN LOCHTE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN HILLARY CLINTON?

Welcome to the double standard of the MSM. As the media tries to make American Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, yeah most Americans are saying, who, public enemy number one and the face of the “Ugly American” … the same media gives lying, crooked and corrupt Hillary Clinton a pass. The MSM is all over the story as to whether Lochte and 3 other American swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gun point in Rio during the Olympics are lying or not. Calls to throw them in jail, teach them a lesson have been made. Really? In the infamous words of Hillary Clinton, ‘What difference does it make”? Are you telling me that Lochte and the 3 other swimmers, if true lied, should be held to a higher standard than Hillary Clinton? Lochte did not have a private email server in his bathroom saving top secret US government emails. Lochte did not use his position as a member of the America swim team to garner access to the US State Department and export donations to his own family foundation. I am pretty sure he does not have a slush fund family foundation. But you know who does, Hillary Clinton!

Could Liar, Liar, speedo on fire be easily changed to Liar, Liar, Pantsuit on Fire? But the lying, corrupt, in the tank media would rather have you believe that Ryan Lochte is worse than Hillary Clinton. This is the diversion of the media and what they will and will not cover. Hillary Clinton committed a crime and should have been indicted under the espionage act, Lochte is just a fool. The MSM would have you believe that Lochte’s lies and coverup is like Watergate, and Hillary is just a victim of the right wing conspiracy. Get a clue America, wake the hell up!

Ryan Lochte

Sometimes, as I’ve traveled overseas, I’ve been troubled by that notion, of the assumption of the Ugly American. I’ve thought it a cartoon, a caricature, whose time was surely over.

And then, sometimes, you see someone like Ryan Lochte open his mouth.

And when you hear what comes tumbling out, it all makes perfect sense.

That’s the worst part of what Lochte and his stable of stumble-bumbling swimmer pals have done the past few days, now that it’s apparent that whatever might have happened to them late one night — actually, early one morning — in Rio, it wasn’t exactly the way Lochte described it the first time around. In fact, it seems apparent that Lochte and his cohorts in chaos — Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen, all swimmers representing the US in a decidedly different way than Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps did — were using the old “robbed-at-gunpoint” chestnut as cover for what was apparently a gas station encounter with a security guard and, quite hilariously, a bathroom door.

LIAR, LIAR, PANTSUIT ON FIRE

Hillary Cllinton Play for Pay

Maybe panicky athletes from Kazakhstan or Kenya or Kuala Lampur might have reacted similarly and seized on the easy (though rooted-in-reality) narrative presented for months, that Rio was a cross between the Wild West of yore and the Fort Apache Bronx of the 1970s. Maybe it would have occurred to a rower from Rwanda or a decathlete from Denmark or a sprinter from Spain to go that way. Maybe. But that’s not who did this.

Ryan Lochte — Ugly American with a truly ugly hairstyle — did it.

 

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – Cable News Ratings Still Show FoxNews on Top of Prime Time

  • While MSNBC has topped CNN for the second straight week and CNN falls to #16 of all cable news networks in the 8-11 prime time slot.

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Hillary Clinton Completely Ignores Reporters Questions About Father Of Orlando Shooter Attending Her Rally in Florida (VIDEO)

WATCH EXACTLY WHAT YOU WILL GET FROM HILLARY CLINTON WHEN REAL QUESTIONS ARE ASKED BY REPORTERS IF AMERICA IS EVER IGNORANT ENOUGH TO ELECT HER PRESIDENT

After the Seddique Mateen, the father of the Orlando terrorist, Omar Mateen, was spotted behind Hillary Clinton at her political campaign rally in Florida, the media asked the obvious question … whether her team knew or should have known that the father of the Orlando nightclub terrorist who killed 49 individuals was as her rally. Hilary Clinton’s respnse was crickets as she completely ignored the question and walked away.

Sorry Hillary, what’s the answer to the question? How insensitive could you possibly be the the family, friends and loved ones to those that were killed at the Pulse night club? Get a good look America at what a Hillary Clinton presidency will look like. She does not think she needs to answer to anybody.

Ha, and this woman claims she supports LGBTQ.

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, August 10, 2016 – One of the Most Popular Shows of the 60′s Was the Andy Griffith Show

  • Did you know that the fictional town of Mayberry was inspired by the town Andy Griffith grew up in?

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