December 24, 2007
Actor and Little Rock (Pulaski County) native Gil Gerard first appeared on film as an extra in the 1970 movie Love Story. The brief exposure helped launch a career in advertising; he appeared in over 400 commercials. He also did a two-year stint on the soap opera The Doctors. His greatest success came as the lead in the late 1970s movie and television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Comic books such as this 1979 issue were among the many items sold to capitalize on the brief popularity of the series.