Article from: People, March 4, 1985 

Get Smart!

 

Co-creators Mel Brooks and Buck Henry have made a bundle from the spy spoof, which ran from 1965-70 on NBC and CBS. Among the cast members, only Don Adams makes money from reruns.
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Don Adams (Maxwell Smart)
 
Don Adams' Screen Test, a syndicated game show, ran for 26 weeks in 1974. Since then Adams, now 58, has gusted on Love Boat, The Fall Guy and several episodes of Fantasy Island. He has appeared in Foul-Ups, Bleeps and Blunders, and has hosted a trip on the Orient Express for Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.
 
He still plays Smart, most recently in advertisements for Save Mart, the Alabama Transit System and for Chief Auto Parts.
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Ed Platt (Chief of CONTROL)
 
A successful film actor, Platt was found dead of an apparent heart attack in his Santa Monica apartment in 1974. He was 58.
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Barbara Feldon (CONTROL Agent 99)
 
American comedy's most sensuous spy now hosts an issue-oriented cable show, The '80s Woman.
 
"The guests are women who have accomplished something; it's not geared to domesticity," she explains.
 
A New Yorker, Barbara gives poetry readings around town. She has appeared in two feature films and several plays. At 43, the unmarried Feldon reads voraciously. She hangs out at classical concerts.
 
"I haven't gotten any money from reruns for at least 10 years, but I have no complaints," she says. "Not a day goes by that someone on the street doesn't smile or have something nice to say. It makes the world more pleasant."  
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Dick Gautier (Hymie, the CONTROL robot)
 
This spring, Putnam will publish Gautier's semischolarly book, The Art of Caricature. But, Gautier has not stopped acting. Indeed, he hopes to make a TV movie about Hymie.
 
"Don Adams would come up after a take shot and say 'Dick, that was absolutely one-dimensional,'" Gautier boasts. "Hymie never stifled my career. He only enhanced it. I know kids who were named Hymie because they looked like me!"
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A Big Tip O' The Hat to Ryan Schroer for sending me this!  Thanks, Ryan! J

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