Bobby Troup Will Star

In A New Series

A former Channel 8 area man will star in the World Premiere Movie, "Emergency!" Saturday, January 15 at 8 p.m. on NBC and WGAL TV.

Bobby Troup, famed jazz musician-composer-singer-actor who lists his birthplace as Harrisburg, Pa., will portray a neurosurgeon (Dr. Joe Early) in "Emergency," a film dramatizing the vital need for paramedics.

Co-starring with Troup will be his curvaceous co-star in life --- Julie London. Miss London will portray head nurse Dixie McCall. Robert Fuller, Kevin Tighe, and Randolph Mantooth will also star in the Premiere movie.

The two-hour motion picture made for first-time viewing on television is the forerunner of NBC TV's new series of the same name which debuts the following week, Saturday, January 22, in the 8-9 p.m. time slot. The series will feature the same stars as the World Premiere Movie.


    Robert William Troup, Jr. was born October 18, 1918, in Harrisburg. Both his father and grandfather owned music companies, so it was only natural for the young Troup to have a healthy interest in music.

He attended his father's alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, where he went on to realize two of the elder Mr. Troup's ambitions: to become a member of "Mask and Wig," the celebrated student theatrical society, and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

It was during his college days that Bobby Troup wrote his first hit song, "Daddy." Cynthia Hare, Philadelphia's Debutante of the Year, was appearing with a band led by Kurt Weil. They performed the song every night. Sammy Kaye heard it, borrowed the arrangement and played it for nine weeks on his network show. Within a month it was on "The Hit Parade," where it stayed for 17 weeks.

After he received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics, Bobby enlisted in the Marine Corps. He spent five years as a captain, much of it overseas.

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Sunday News TV Week

York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, PA

January 9-15, 1972

ROBERT FULLER, Bobby Troup and Julie London star in “Emergency!”---foreruner of a new series.