This is an ORIGINAL 7" x 9" ABC Network Press Photo. It features series star ROBERT MANDAN and KATHERINE HELMOND. This Photo was used to promote the ABC 70's comedy series,


The soap-operish antics of two families: the Campbells and the Tates. Soap, a parody of soap operas, is a show about two sisters, Jessica Tate and Mary Campbell and their families. The two families have all sorts of problems such as: Sarcastic butlers, a war hero who's still living in 1940's wartime and Mary's 2nd husband who once thought he could make himself invisible and was abducted aliens, just to name a few.

Creator: Susan Harris

Stars: Katherine Helmond, Rod Roddy, , Richard Mulligan


Katherine Helmond ... Jessica Tate (87 episodes, 1977-1981)
Rod Roddy ... Announcer (87 episodes, 1977-1981)
Richard Mulligan ... Burt Campbell (86 episodes, 1977-1981)
Cathryn Damon ... Mary Campbell (84 episodes, 1977-1981)
Ted Wass ... Danny Dallas (79 episodes, 1977-1981)
Robert Mandan ... Chester Tate (77 episodes, 1977-1981)
Billy Crystal ... Jodie Dallas (76 episodes, 1977-1981)

Jennifer Salt ... Eunice Tate / ... (67 episodes, 1977-1981)

Jimmy Baio ... Billy Tate (65 episodes, 1977-1981)
Arthur Peterson ... The Major (62 episodes, 1977-1981)

Diana Canova ... Corinne Tate Flotsky / ... (61 episodes, 1977-1980)

Jay Johnson ... Bob Campbell / ... (61 episodes, 1977-1981)

Robert Guillaume ... Benson DuBois (51 episodes, 1977-1980)
Donnelly Rhodes ... Dutch Leitner (38 episodes, 1978-1981)

Photo is in nice shape has TV time and date paper attached. Nice if you collect on these stars or original network press photos!

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MORE INFO ON KATHERINE HELMOND: Katherine Marie Helmond (born July 5, 1929) is an American film, theater and television actress and director. In her five decades of television acting, she is known for playing Emily Dickinson on Meeting of Minds, but is best known for her starring role as the ditzy matriarch, Jessica Tate, on the ABC prime time soap opera sitcom, Soap (1977–1981), her co-starring role as feisty mother, Mona Robinson on Who's the Boss? (1984–1992), opposite Tony Danza's character. She also played more mothers, Doris Sherman on Coach, and Lois Whelan on Everybody Loves Raymond. She has also appeared as a guest on several talk and variety shows.

After her stage debut in As You Like It, she began working in New York in 1955. She later ran a summer theatre in the Catskills for three seasons and taught acting in university theatre programs. She made her television debut in 1962, but would not achieve fame until the 1970s. She also acted on stage, earning a Tony nomination for her performance on Broadway in Eugene O'Neill's The Great God Brown (1973). Other Broadway productions include Private Lives, Don Juan and Mixed Emotions.

Helmond appeared in such feature films as Family Plot (1976) and Brazil (1985), playing the mother of Jonathan Pryce's character. In 1983, she studied at the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop, and went on to direct four episodes of the television series Benson, as well as one episode of Who's the Boss? (1984). She picked up Emmy nominations for her role as Mona Robinson in Who's the Boss, and as Lois Whelan in Everybody Loves Raymond. She has continued working, receiving acclaim for her stage performance in Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. (2001)

Helmond appeared in The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975), as Emma Borden, the title character's sister. She appeared in an episode of the short-lived 1976 CBS adventure series, Spencer's Pilots, starring Gene Evans. Helmond gained prominence as Jessica Tate, the ditzy matriarch of the Tate family in Soap (1977–1981) on ABC. From 1984 to 1992 she played the role of Mona Robinson on the ABC sitcom Who's the Boss?. The show was a ratings success, running for eight seasons and finishing in the Nielsen 'Top 10' four straight years. In 1993, she appeared in one episode of the British version of Who's the Boss?, The Upper Hand.[3] From 1995 to 1997, she starred in the ABC sitcom Coach as Doris Sherman, eccentric owner of the fictional Orlando Breakers professional football team. From 1996 to 2004, she had a recurring role on Everybody Loves Raymond as Lois Whelan (Ray Barone's mother-in-law). On July 25, 2010, she guest-starred on A&E's The Glades. She also guest starred as Caroline Bellefleur on "HBO"'s "True Blood".

MORE INFO ON ROBERT MANDAN: Robert Mandan (born February 2, 1932) is an American actor, best known for his role as Chester Tate, the womanizing husband of Katherine Helmond's character, on the satirical sitcom Soap from 1977-81.

His earlier portrayals in serials were playwright David Allen on the NBC's From These Roots from 1958 to 1961 and businessman Sam Reynolds on Search for Tomorrow from 1965 to 1970. He also appeared on Broadway in the 1970 musical Applause.

His sitcom appearances prior to Soap include an auctioneer in the 1972 premier episode of Sanford and Son, attorney Mr. Morrison in a 1973 episode of All in the Family, and Barry, gay friend of Maude on a 1974 episode of Maude. He also guest-starred in an episode of the western series Sara in 1976.

He played Mr. Kirby in the 1979 NBC television adaptation of You Can't Take it With You and the ineffective but well-meaning Colonel Fielding on the 1981 TV adaptation of Private Benjamin

Roles in two movies in 1982 were Zapped! as Walter J. Coolidge and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas as Senator Charles Wingwood.

In 1984-85, he played James Bradford on ABC's Three's a Crowd opposite John Ritter and in 1986 as Peace Corps member Dr. Bruce Gaines, who married Mrs. Garrett (played by Charlotte Rae) in her final episodes on The Facts of Life. He also appeared as Steven in the 1990 episode of The Golden Girls entitled "Great Expectations".

In 1991, he reunited with his former TV wife, Katherine Helmond, from Soap on Who's the Boss?, in 1993, he played Cardassian character Kotan Pa'Dar in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Cardassians", and in Married ... with Children in the episode "The D'Arcy Files" (1994).

His return to serials include the role of Maxwell Hammer, a friend of Minx, in Santa Barbara (1990), Mr. Jonesy alongside Louise Sorel on Days of Our Lives from 1997-98 and guest-starred as a judge on General Hospital in early 2006.

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SOAP Original ABC Network Press PHOTO Katherine Helmond ROBERT MANDAN Soap 1979
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