Connect the people
As you have probably guessed, I am a huge Stargirl fan. Geoff Johns created Stargirl in honor of his sister Courtney, who died in a plane crash. Geoff Johns' mentor is Richard Donner. Mr. Donner directed The Debt, Deadly Image, Guilty Conscience, The Day the Town Slept, Millie's Brother, and Outlaw's Shoes.
Rifleman to Two and a Half Men Again: Joan Shawley played Pickles, Buddy's wife on the Dick Van Dyke Show. Buddy's boss was Alan Brady, played by Carl Reiner. Carl Reiner played Evelyn's final husband, Marty Pepper.
Keith Andes, who played Mr. Renalds, starred with Lucille Ball in the Broadway play Wildcat. Of course, Lucy and Chuck later have a slumber party.
A full circle: Lee Patrick played Leota Carraway in Guilty Conscience. She also played Sam Spade's secretary Effie Perrine in The Maltese Falcon. Mary Astor played Brigid Shaughnessy in that film. Mary Astor played Marmee in Little Women. (Talk about roles on opposite poles!). June Alyson played Jo and Elizabeth Taylor played Amy. Both June Alyson and Elizabeth Taylor have an ex-wife-in-law in common. June Allyson's husband Dick Powell had been previously married to Joan Blondell, who had previously been married to Mike Todd, who later married Elizabeth Taylor. Dick Powell was a mentor to Chuck Connors.