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Following Jo Ann Harris


Jo Ann Harris: I always liked this actress from the 1970's, she was very pretty and often played the hippy girl or the bad girl roles. She did a lot of Quinn Martin shows: she was on 2 episodes of Streets of San Francisco and on Barnaby Jones at least 3 times playing bad girls all 3 times.

Odd Man Out (1974) - Lorna Pearson, a homewrecker who was cheating on her husband with a married man.

The Final Burial (1975) - Lisa Murphy, a murderer.

Death of a Friendship (1978) - Ellie Beck - Accomplice to a bigamist.

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She also did two FBI episodes and was the female regular in the short-lived QM series Most Wanted.

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With regards to Odd Man Loses (the correct title), it wasn't established that she was cheating on her husband (Dick Van Patten) until the final moments of the episode. By then, Van Patten was dead, having been accidentally killed by Chris Stone. Their third accomplice, Robert Hogan, pulls a gun in Stone, saying that he and Harris were going to kill Van Patten and run off with his portion of the stolen money, but Stone beat them to it. Barnaby arrives and thwarts everyone.

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In Final Burial, she's not just a killer, but a blackmailer as well...she and her partner, Jerry Douglas (who also happens to be the bigamist Barnaby is after), pull the old pick up the rich playboy in the bar scam. They go to a motel room, where Douglas barges in on her and Stephen Collins, insisting that he's her husband. They struggle with a gun, and Douglas is shot and killed...or so it seems. They stuff Douglas into a trunk and dump the trunk into a body of water. Once the coast is clear, Douglas returns to Harris's motel room. Later on, she shoots and kills him for real.

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In Death of a Friendship, she's the accomplice in a kidnapping, the victim being her rich boyfriend. Barnaby brings ina friend, a security guard played by Larry Casey of Rat Patrol, to aid in the ransom drop, but he goes into a cabin to deliver the money, the cabin goes up in flames...but the body inside is not Barnaby's friend! The guard was involved in the kidnapping all along.

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She's one major hottie!

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