Can you recognize these illustrated stars on the cover of TV Guide in 1973?

Try to spot Seventies celebrities in painted form.

 

Image: TV Guide Magazine

The TV Guide offered more than listings and reviews. The weekly television magazine also employed some talented illustrators who turned familiar faces into works of art.

Below, we've gathered a baker's dozen of classic illustrated TV Guide covers from 1973. All of them featured stars of hit shows of the day. 

See if you can recognize them all! 

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  1. Who is the redhead with Fred?
  2. Who is Buddy Ebsen portraying on this cover?
  3. Which private detective is this?
  4. Which family is this?
  5. Which character is this depicted on the cover?
  6. Do you recognize this sitcom headliner?
  7. Who is this actor playing a detective?
  8. Who is this actor playing a cop?
  9. Who is the actor on the left playing a doctor?
  10. Which talk show host is this?
  11. Who is this holding a banjo?
  12. Who is that on the left?
  13. We'll tell you that is Richard Widmark — but which character is he portraying?

Can you recognize these illustrated stars on the cover of TV Guide in 1973?

Your Result...

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque nec ante ipsum. Mauris viverra, urna et porta sagittis, lorem diam dapibus diam, et lacinia libero quam id risus.
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60 Comments

Dario 2 months ago
A PERFECT 13!!!!! ✌️✌️✌️✌️✌️👌👌👌👌👌 😃😃😃😃😃
CaroleThorpe 4 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
What keen detective skills you have! You could recognize these TV stars from a police sketch. Nice work!
Kergooliewyn 24 months ago
12/13 I got #5 wrong. That was due to lack of attention to the year stated in the introduction. Mea culpa.
ClassicTVnut 24 months ago
12/13. Not bad. I blew it on #12. Book me Danno!
idkwut2use 54 months ago
You got 10 out of 13
What keen detective skills you have! You could recognize these TV stars from a police sketch. Nice work!
Clem 56 months ago
13 out of 13...Yahoooooo!!
booster 57 months ago
12/13 Missed #4. Ingalls, Waltons, never watched either show.
Cynthia 57 months ago
Number 3 is almost a trick question because William Conrad played Frank Cannon (Cannon), Nero Wolfe (Nero Wolfe), AND J.L. McCabe (Jake & the Fatman).
mdit21 Cynthia 57 months ago
Yes, it's one of those questions in which one must remember what it is asking about the stars (in 1973).
CouchPotato19 Cynthia 56 months ago
William Conrad should've been a porn star!!! He had the perfect look.
Kergooliewyn CouchPotato19 24 months ago
Okay now we can all try to get that image out of our heads!😄😄
Jhh 57 months ago
13/13 now I want to eliminate Mamas family from the Me-Tv schedule...OOPS it's gonna happen
Lacey 57 months ago
13/13 I really need a life.
legion1a 57 months ago

I didn't watch much TV back in 1973! .
I was just too busy being a young adult, back in those days!
(But I rarely ever missed any episodes of Hee Haw.)
I got 11 out of 13 correct!
The ones that I got wrong were the shows that I was never interested in, or ever watched.
Fun Quiz!
jholton30062 57 months ago
12/13. #6 threw me, too. That looks NOTHING like Mary Tyler Moore.
thedude1500 57 months ago
The left off the chin dimple for Michael Douglass. Mary Tyler Moore didn't really look like her in that illustration.
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