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Confessions of a TV-holic: 5 Cases of Unwanted Fame

Kara Kovalchik
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Actors are a mercurial bunch, to say the least. They can land a career-making role, only to spend the rest of their lives complaining about it. A few cases in point:

1. The guy who didn't want to be Mike Brady

Robert Reed
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2. A very reluctant Radar

Gary Burghoff
Gary Burghoff /

Gilligan's Island, Good Times and more all after the jump...

3. A Prayer for Mrs. Kotter

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4. Bad times on Good Times

John Amos
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5. The castaway who wanted off the Island

Tina Louise
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