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Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels Dates : 1976 - 1981
109 episodes of 50 min
First broadcasting : 08 janvier 1978
Creator(s) : Ivan Goff et Ben Roberts
Producer(s) : Aaron Spelling, Leonard Goldberg et Robert Wagner
Music : Jack Elliott et Allyn Ferguson
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French Traduire


Once upon a time, Jill, Sabrina & Kelly were police officers whose skills were being wasted in menial duties such as filing and answering phones. A mysterious millionaire named Charles Townsend took them away from all that by opening his own private investigation agency, and hiring these gorgeous ladies as his operatives with John Bosley acting as their assistant and liaison. The "Angels" frequently went undercover as models, strippers or cocktail waitresses in their investigations. When Jill left the agency to pursue a career in auto racing(!), she was replaced by her sister Kris. Sabrina also departed to start a family, and she was replaced by debutante Tiffany, who was then replaced by street-smart New Yorker Julie.

The Actors

Kate Jackson - Sabrina Duncan

Kate Jackson

(Sabrina Duncan)

Farrah Fawcett - Jill Munroe

Farrah Fawcett

(Jill Munroe)

Jaclyn Smith - Kelly Garrett

Jaclyn Smith

(Kelly Garrett)

Cheryl Ladd - Kris Munroe

Cheryl Ladd

(Kris Munroe)

David Doyle - Bosley

David Doyle


Tanya Roberts - Julie Rogers

Tanya Roberts

(Julie Rogers)

Shelley Hack - Tiffany Welles

Shelley Hack

(Tiffany Welles)


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The series had two alternate titles: "The Alley Cats" and "Harry's Angels".

The detective series "Vega$" (1978) is technically a spinoff of "Charlie's Angels" as the character of Dan Tanna was introduced in the two-part episode "Angels in Vegas."

The Angels' office phone number was 555-0267.

Kelly Garrett (Jaclyn Smith) was the only Angel to last the entire series.

Kelly was an orphan.

'John Forsythe' was never on the set - his voice was recorded, and dubbed in later.

Kate Jackson was the only Angel to receive an Emmy nomination. In fact, she was nominated three consecutive years but never won.

Drew Barrymore owns the screen rights to the series.

When Farrah Fawcett left the series, her absence was explained by having her character Jill become a professional racing driver on the grand prix circuit in Europe. 'Kate Jackson' 's absence was explained by having Sabrina getting married and starting a family.

The Angels all drove Ford automobiles. Jill (and later Kris) drove a Cobra, Kelly drove a Mustang, and Sabrina drove a Pinto. For the record, Bosley drove a Ford L.T.D.

Although in most episodes Charlie was heard but never seen, he did actually appear in a couple of episodes, but his face was never shown.

Jill, Kelly and Sabrina were all former members of the Los Angeles Police Department. Kris worked for the San Francisco police and Tiffany, was with the Boston police. The only Angel who was never a cop was Julie, who originally was a model.

Kelly is the only Angel to have been shot throughout the run of the show.

Sabrina was the only Angel that was previously married. She was married to a fellow officer when she was still a cop but the marriage ended in divorce.

In the opening sequence of the first season, the city where the Angels attended the police academy was never mentioned. It wasn't until the next season that we found out where the various Angels got their police training.

On her first day on the set, Cheryl Ladd wore a t-shirt that said "Farrah Fawcett Minor" as a way of breaking the ice after replacing Farrah Fawcett.

Among the actresses who auditioned over the years for the various roles as Angels were Kathie Lee Gifford and 'Kim Bassinger' . Bassinger appears in the "Angels in Chains" episode as a young woman who hires the Angels to find out the real cause of her sister's death.

One actress who was considered for the role of Tiffany was Michelle Pfeiffer.

In the episode "Angels in Chains", the exterior of the prison-run "bordello" that the Angels are taken to is the Walton homestead from "The Waltons" (1972)

The original concept of the Angels was to have one brunette, one red-head, and one blonde. 'Kate Jackson' was aboard from the beginning of the project, and was set to play the lead angel. 'Farah Fawcett' was the next to join, filling the blonde role, but then the producers dropped the hair color concept and brought in 'Jacklyn Smith' to complete the trio.

The surname of 'David Doyle' 's character, John Bosley, was an in-joke reference to the fact that Doyle was often misidentified as TV actor Tom Bosley.

Kris was studying to become a teacher before she decided on a career in law enforcement.

The third season of the show was the only season to not feature a major cast change.

When Farrah Fawcett left the series, this began a series of lawsuits in which the producers sued her over breach of contract. However, the suits ended when Fawcett agreed to make a limited number of guest appearances.

A lot of writers were fired from the show because the stars were always demanding better scripts.

# Revealing mistakes: In episode 2.7 ("Circus of Terror"), the knife thrower pours himself a shot of Jagermeister (a dark European liqueur), however the shot he pours is a clear liquid.

# Revealing mistakes: In episode 2.8 ("Angel in Love"), Kris and Kelly chase a murderer on horseback. They are wearing t-shirts with a UTOPIA WEST resort logo on them. In a couple of close-up shots during the chase sequence, the logo on Kris' t-shirt is backwards. In the final close-up at the end of the chase, the logo on Kris' t-shirt appears correctly.


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  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by abdest
  • Last Update: 2007/05/01 by prue

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