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PostSubject: April 7 Birthday Wishes   Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:55 am

Stanley Adams [1915 - 1977]

R.G. Armstrong [1917 - ]

James Garner [1928 - ]

Wayne Rogers [1933 - ]
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PostSubject: Re: April 7 Birthday Wishes   Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:11 am

Howdy Manco!!

Although he started his career in the early 50's with appearances in Lillies Of The Field and Breakfast At Tiffanys, Stanley Adams will be best remembered as Cyrano Jones, in the original Star Trek episode, The Trouble With Tribbles. I believe he also played the bartender on Gunsmoke after Glenn Strange passed away.

In a career that spanned over 40 years, R.G.Armstrong appeared in almost every western t.v. series of the 50's and 60's on t.v., including The Rifleman, Bonanza, Have Gun Will Travel and many others. He has also appeared in films like Ride The High Country, Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid, and The Ballad Of Cable Hogue. His last performance that comes to mind, was as the stagecoach driver in the western film Purgatory. One of the best western character actors from the golden years of Hollywood.

James Garner is one of the most prolific leading men in Hollywood. With 3 t.v. series to his credit, Maverick, The Rockford Files and Nichols and even a sequel to his first t.v. series, Maverick. He has appeared in several excellent western films, like Hour Of The Gun, Duel At Diablo, and the made for t.v. movie, Streets Of Laredo and in the classic western spoofs, Support Your Local Sheriff and the sequel, Support Your Local Gunfighter with Jack Elam.

One of Wayne Rogers earliest roles, was as a co-star on the western t.v. series, Stagecoach West with Robert Bray back in 1960, but he will probably be remembered best as Trapper John on the long running t.v. series Mash.

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PostSubject: Re: April 7 Birthday Wishes   Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:28 am

Stanley Adams is another one of those character actors that's been in just about everything. I remember him from the Star Trek episode "The Trouble With Tribbles."

R.G. Armstrong has been in so many Westerns. Sam Peckinpah always seemed to cast him as some religious fanatic, like in Ride the High Country and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. There's a scene in Red Headed Stranger, after he shoots Willie Nelson and leaves him for dead, where he's in a saloon trying to provoke some guy to shoot him because he feels remorse for "killing" his friend, and he just makes you believe that he's crazy.

James Garner...ol' Brett Maverick. I like just about everything I've seen him in: Maverick, Rockford, The Great Escape, The "Support Your Local..." movies. What a great actor.

Wayne Rogers is best known as Trapper John McIntyre from the first 3 seasons of MASH. Now he's an investment guru and financial analyst for Fox News.
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PostSubject: Re: April 7 Birthday Wishes   Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:52 pm

Although Stanley Adams played inmany roles, he did not replace Glenn Strange as the bartender in Gunsmoke. That honor went to my good friend Robert Brubaker who also played Jim Buck the stage driver in earlier seasons on Gunsmoke. R.G. Armstrong is one of the best of the character actors to come out of Hollywood. He was the first to play the sheriff on Rifleman but did not want to be in a series at that time (he wanted to get back to New York) so they said they would kill him off in the fourth episode. He was then replaced by Paul Fix. He told Jim and I that this final episode was directed by Sam Peckinpah and that was his introduction to him and started his many roles for the director. Happy birthday R.G., he is 95 years young today.
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PostSubject: Re: April 7 Birthday Wishes   Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:34 pm

Howdy Tom!!

You're correct pard!! I looked it up. Although Stanley Adams appeared on Gunsmoke several times, he only appeared as the bartender once!!

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PostSubject: Re: April 7 Birthday Wishes   Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:47 am

I have to send out my best wishes to Sir James Garner - of course he hasn't really been knighted, not being British, but he's an American icon of the highest order. I still haven't gotten his memoir, The Garner Files - must order it ASAP!

April 7 is also birthday to Roberta "Betsy Garth" Shore,and Russell Crowe, who starred in the 3:10 to Yuma remake and one day will appear in a Western I'm writing, though he doesn't know it yet! Wink
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