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Saturday, January 25, 2003

Doug Mossman had roles in TV shows filmed here.

Doug Mossman is involved
with a memorial to Jack Lord

Question: What ever happened to entertainer Doug Mossman, who had roles in the "Hawaii Five-O" and "Hawaiian Eye" television series?

Answer: Mossman is working on putting up a memorial statue of deceased "Five-O" star Jack Lord and developing a performing arts center in Mililani-Mauka.

His task now is to find a sculptor to work on a statue of Lord, who died in 1998, and help choose a site, Mossman said.

"Jack was very good to me. He did a lot of personal things that were really outstanding," Mossman said, adding, "I liked him a lot."

He described Lord as a perfectionist but tolerant and helpful when he was slow with his lines.

Now 69, Mossman started his career when he was 25, playing Moke, a security guard on "Hawaiian Eye," which ran from 1959 to 1963.

During "Five-O's" run from 1968 to 1980, he played bit parts, then became a regular cast member as Detective Frank Kamana from 1974 to 1976. He quit to create "West Wind," a television show produced in Hawaii, but the series ran only one year.

Afterward, Mossman made guest appearances on "One Waikiki" and "Hart to Hart."

Mossman also had other entertainment gigs. From 1970 to 1990 his "main job" was as an entertainer and emcee for Chuck Machado's Luau at the Outrigger Waikiki, he said. He was general manager of IMAX Theaters in Waikiki from 1991 to 1999.

A Kamehameha Schools graduate, Mossman attended the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theater Arts and graduated in 1958.

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