Q. Settle this before a friend and I go crazy: Was Bruce Boxleitner on "The Fall Guy'? If not, who was Lee Majors' co-star? - R.F., D.R., Royal Oak, Mich.
A. It was Doug Barr, who has turned up since in "The Wizard" and in a recurring role on "Designing Women."Q. I enjoy "Saved By the Bell." Tell me where I can write Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tiffani-Amber Thiessen and something about the show. - S.C., Longwood, Fla.
A. "Bell" has really rung the bell with young watchers - so much so that NBC this fall is offering a prime-time version of the show, "Saved by the Bell: The College Years," with the cast, now high school graduates, continuing their education. The network hopes to generate the kind of teenage frenzy that Fox's "Beverly Hills 20210" did for a while. Another group of kids will be launched into high school on the Saturday-morning show, which gets a subtitle, "The New Generation." The only returning cast member is Dennis Haskins, who plays Mr. Belding, principal of fictional Bayside High School. Write Gooselaar and Thiessen: NBC-TV, 3000 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank, CA 91523.
Q. Kate Jackson is one of my favorite actresses. What has she been doing lately? I haven't seen her in a long time. - M.D., Lancaster, N.Y.
A. After a rough few years of illness, Jackson is back in high gear and all over the TV screen in car commercials. She also was seen in a CBS movie, "Quiet Killer," on June 1.
A. On syndicated reruns of "Rose-anne," even the oldest episodes, she is listed as Roseanne Arnold. A co-worker and I remember she was still using Barr for the first few seasons. My friend thinks she had the credits redone. I dispute this. - P.C., Upper Draby, Pa.
A. Never underestimate the power of an executive producer, especially a woman with a whim of iron. Roseanne Barr became Rose-anne Arnold for the 1991-92 TV season, the show's fourth, and as boss lady of the show decreed that Roseanne Barr no longer existed in the show's credits - including the earliest shows.
Q. Tell us something of Geoffrey Nauffts, of "The Commish." - The G.B. Family, Mt. Union, Iowa.
A. Nauffts was born in Boston, Mass., raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts to study acting. Most of his credits have been on stage, including the original cast of "A Few Good Men." He's also been seen in "Law and Order" and "Murphy Brown" and in the features "Field of Dreams," "Mississippi Burning" and "The Pickup Artist."
Q. With renewed interest in "Dragnet," now on cable, could you tell us something about Jack Webb? - A.W., Green Bay, Wis.
A. Webb was born in Santa Monica, Calif., and started in radio in the 1930s. After serving as a bomber pilot in World War II, he returned to radio acting. He created "Dragnet," based on Los Angeles police files, in 1949. It was a hit and ran for seven years on radio, the same on TV (the first time around, 1952-59; a revival ran 1967-70). Webb also produced the TV series "Pete Kelly's Blues," "Hec Ramsey," "Emergency," "Adam 12" and "Mobile One." He died at 62 in 1982.
Q. When did Inger Stevens die and how old was she? Where was she born? How long was "The Farmer's Daughter" on the air? - E.J.C., Philadelphia.
A. Stevens was born in Stockholm, Sweden, and came to the United States with her father when she was 13. "The Farmer's Daughter," her only TV series, was based on the Loretta Young movie and was seen 1963-66. Stevens was 36 when she died of an overdose of barbiturates in 1970.
Q. I remember a show from the 1950s called "Whirlybirds" about helicopter pilots who flew around performing good deeds. What years did this show run, who were the actors and their characters' names? What night did it come on? - D.N., Acworth, Ga.
A. "Whirlybirds" starred Kenneth Tobey as Chuck Martin and Craig Hill as P.T. Moore. It was produced in 1957 but you may have seen it later than that. It was a syndicated show, not run on a network, and telecast days varied from city to city.
Q. Where can I write Grace Phillips, Sarah Buchanan on "One Life to Live"? And can you tell me about her? - A.V., Arlington, Va.
A. Phillips was born in Los Angeles and attended Princeton and Columbia, where she started acting in school productions. She worked for a Wall Street firm until her acting career took off with a role in Woody Allen's movie "Crimes and Misdemeanors." She's been seen in a syndicated TV series, "Superforce," a few TV guest roles and in the movie "Strawberry Road." Write: ABC-TV, 77 W. 66th St., New York, NY 10023.
Q. I'm a fan of Tony Geary. Tell me how old is he and where can I write him. - J.M., Lake Forest, Calif.
A. Geary was 45 on May 29. Write: ABC Television Center, 1938 N. Gower St., Hollywood, CA 90028.
Q. Tell me as much as you can about Morgan Freeman. - V.S., Columbus, Ga.
A. Freeman, 53, was born in Memphis, Tenn., and raised in Greenwood, Miss., and Chicago. He did a stint in the U.S. Air Force before leaving to study theater at Los Angeles City College. He started acting in San Francisco, then spent 10 years in the New York theater doing roles like Rudolph in "Hello, Dolly." For five years he was Easy Reader on PBS' "The Electric Company." He made his movie debut in "Brubaker" in 1980. That's the bare bones, but Freeman had a lot of private ups and downs in his life, including a bout of drinking, a failed marriage, a successful second marriage and career disappointments.
Q. Help a failing memory: Was the late Florence Halop, seen on "Night Court," the sister of Billy Halop? If so, were they child actors on Nila Mack's "Let's Pretend" in the radio days? It would be fun to know if any other well-known actors got their start on "Let's Pretend." - A.C., Maple Shade, N.J.
A. Florence was Billy's younger sister. She's not listed among the "Pretend" alumni but it's possible. Both Halops were on "Coast to Coast on a Bus," another children's radio show of the same era. Among the "Pretend" graduates were: Billy and Bobby Mauch (seen in "The Prince and the Pauper.") Jimmy Lydon, Skip Homeier and Nancy Kelly.