But it is his contribution to the disaster genre which makes him a hero in Poseidon's Underworld. He was the producer behind Airport 1975 (1974), Earthquake (1974), Airport '77 (1977), Rollercoaster (1977) and The Concorde...Airport '79 (1979), putting him on par with Irwin Allen when it comes to those making the catastrophic scene! And Monica Lewis wound up with roles, medium and small, in many of these.
In this film she gets to operate the now-hooty laserdisc equipment that was then state-of-the-art and provides a comforting presence to the many injured and frightened people on board the disabled aircraft. In the expanded TV edition of the movie, her role is far bigger as she is shown preparing all the other girls for the flight in question.
Facebook page that is PACKED with photos and anecdotes from her long life in Hollywood (none of which I nabbed for use here. The pictures in this post were culled from other sources including myself.) I encourage even a casual fan to check it out because it features all sorts of information and amusement including a recent lunch meeting with Don Mancini, creator of the demonic "Chucky" of the Child's Play movies (1988 and beyond!) See if you think she resembles Lana Turner in some of those ultra-glamorous older portraits.
here. I cannot describe to you how friendly and accessible she was to me (and patient because, as you know, I can go on and on...) She had some complimentary things to say that I am adding to the "Food From the God" column above right, in which a couple of folks in the know have been kind enough to relay to me their impressions of this site.
If you visit Facebook to check her out, you'll soon see that she's just a doll!