12/09/1991 at 01:00 AM EST
Certain actors we will always associate with television. These performers have imperishable charm, features that can bear constant close-ups, and enough stamina to become veterans of nearly as many series as the New York Yankees. A roster of these perennials would have to include Robert Young, Buddy Ebsen, Andy Griffith, Lloyd Bridges, Ed Asner, James Garner, Bea Arthur, Dennis Weaver, Peter Falk, Robert Urich, Mary Tyler Moore, the Conrads (William and Robert) and Bill Bixby. Oh, yes, and Brian Keith, who has returned to prime time with the NBC sitcom Walter and Emily (see review).