[Ads-l] Bentley Gregg playboy

Cleve Evans cevans at BELLEVUE.EDU
Tue Nov 17 16:47:27 UTC 2015


This is true, but a little Googling shows that "playboy" is a common description of the character in many references to the show. 

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You mean John Forsythe?  On NBC?

By today's standards, he was pretty reserved for a playboy.

JL

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 12:19 PM, Cleve Evans <cevans at bellevue.edu> wrote:

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> Bentley may be way more common now than it's ever been before (sadly, 
> becau= se of a baby on the "reality" TV show "Teen Mom"), but there 
> certainly have=  been a few men named Bentley for years. In terms of 
> fictional characters, = is anyone else here old enough to remember 
> Bentley Gregg, the playboy title=  character of the old TV sitcom 
> "Bachelor Father"?
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