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! 

  1. Who is the redhead with Fred?
    Image: TV Guide Magazine
  2. Who is Buddy Ebsen portraying on this cover?
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  3. Which private detective is this?
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  4. Which family is this?
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  5. Which character is this depicted on the cover?
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  6. Do you recognize this sitcom headliner?
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  7. Who is this actor playing a detective?
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  8. Who is this actor playing a cop?
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  9. Who is the actor on the left playing a doctor?
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  10. Which talk show host is this?
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  11. Who is this holding a banjo?
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  12. Who is that on the left?
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  13. We'll tell you that is Richard Widmark — but which character is he portraying?
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Can you recognize these illustrated stars on the cover of TV Guide in 1973?

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booster 1 day ago
12/13 Missed #4. Ingalls, Waltons, never watched either show.
Cynthia 1 day 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 2 hours ago
Yes, it's one of those questions in which one must remember what it is asking about the stars (in 1973).
Jhh 1 day ago
13/13 now I want to eliminate Mamas family from the Me-Tv schedule...OOPS it's gonna happen
legion1a 4 days 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 4 days ago
12/13. #6 threw me, too. That looks NOTHING like Mary Tyler Moore.
thedude1500 4 days ago
The left off the chin dimple for Michael Douglass. Mary Tyler Moore didn't really look like her in that illustration.
UTZAAKE 4 days ago
13/13.
11. Cover art by the late great Jack Davis.
MaryHelen 4 days ago
THAT does not look like mtm at all!! and william conrad also portrayed nero wolfe
ERROL 4 days ago
13 out of 13 I'm a pretty good tv dect
i go way back. - Richard Diamond P I, Naked City, The Untouchables, Peter Gunn,
Hawaiian Eye, 77 Sunset Strip, Johnny Staccato, and more............
MrBill 4 days ago
12/13; missed the last one - never heard of Madigan.
Custodes 5 days ago
12 out of 13. I missed #5......Thought it was a trick...and it wasn't.
Rickey 6 days ago
You got 12 out of 13
What keen detective skills you have! You could recognize these TV stars from a police sketch. Nice work!
richardkel 6 days ago
13/13. Pretty easy quiz. I didn't know the last character. But I got the correct answer by process of elimination.
Custodes richardkel 5 days ago
Me also....I knew the other two.And just vaguely remembered the name of his show, which I never watched.
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