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PostSubject: November 25 Birthday Wishes   Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:46 am

Steve Brodie [1919 - 1992]
Noel Neill [1920 - ]
Ricardo Montalban [1920 - 2009]
Jeffrey Hunter [1926 - 1969]
Jack Hogan [1929 - ]
Matt Clark [1936 - ]
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PostSubject: Re: November 25 Birthday Wishes   Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:22 pm

Steve Brodie was born John Stevenson, and took his stage name from a man who claimed to have jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge and lived. He worked for MGM, RKO, and Republic, mostly in supporting roles in Westerns and noir films, and later on a few Elvis movies. On TV, he played Sheriff Johnny Behan on The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, among appearances in may other shows. He died of cancer at the age of 72.

Noel Neill made movies and serials for Republic,Columbia, and Monogram, before going into television. She's best known for her role as Lois Lane, first in the serials Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1951), and later replacing Phyllis Coates on the TV series Adventures of Superman in 1953. She would continue her association with Superman, playing with the original Superman, Kirk Alyn, as a young Lois Lane's parents in the 1978 film, in an episode of Superboy with TV's Jimmy Olsen, Jack Larsen, and in Superman Returns (2006) as the elderly, dying wife of Lex Luthor. The city of Metropolis, Ill., unveiled a statue of Lois Lane, modeled after Noel Neill, in July 2010.

Ricardo Montalban was a Mexican actor, but was cast in various ethnic roles throughout his career (including a Japanese man in Sayonara!). His most well known roles are the genetically enhanced villain Khan Noonian Singh in Star Trek's The Space Seed, which he reprised in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Mr. Rourke on Fantasy Island. And don't forget the commercials for the Chrysler Cordoba, with the rich Corinthian leather! He won an Emmy for his role as Satangkai on the series How The West Was Won. He would also do some voice acting, for the kids cartoon Freakazoid and the series Family Guy (in which there were references to Khan), and his final role voicing a character on American Dad. in 1951, he was thrown from a horse, and the injury never properly healed. He underwent 9 1/2 hours of surgery in 1993 which left him paralyzed from the waist down. he died of congestive heart failure at the age of 88.

Jeffrey Hunter was a rising star in the mid 1950s, earning recognition from the role of Martin Pawley in The Searchers, and later in The Last Hurrah, The True Story of Jesse James, and Sergeant Rutledge. Then he played Jesus in 1960's King of Kings (a role considered to be a career killer in Hollywood), and as an engineer in The Longest Day. He then had the lead role on the short lived TV series Temple Houston. After that, he played Captain Christopher Pike in the the pilot episode of Star Trek, titled The Cage. When NBC rejected it, and asked the producers to submit a second pilot, he was already committed to the film Brainstorm (1965). The pilot would later be worked into the 2 part episode The Menagerie. After working on other TV pilots that were not picked up, he went to Spain to make the film Viva America. On the set, he was injured by an explosion, and the plane back to the US, had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. He was treated and released, but continued having dizzy spells. He suffered another hemorrhage, causing him to fall down a flight of stairs and fracturing his skull. He died during surgery to repair his skull. He was 44.

Jack Hogan appeared in just about every TV series from 1956 to 1993, including the role of PFC William Kirby on Combat, Chief Ranger Jack Moore on Sierra, and Judge Smithwood on Jake & the Fatman.

Matt Clark has acted in many films and TV shows, including Monte Walsh (1970), Jeremiah Johnson, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (as Deputy J.W. Bell), Kelly the Gambler in The Outlaw Josey Wales, outlaw Doc Shabitt in Louis L'Amour's The Quick and the Dead (1987), Emmett Kelly on the sitcom Grace Under Fire, and Walt Bacon on The Jeff Foxworthy Show. He has been retired since 2004.
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PostSubject: Re: November 25 Birthday Wishes   Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:34 pm

Also today:

Kathryn Grant (1933) appeared in movies in the mid to late 1950s, including Arrowhead, Rear Window, Guns of Fort Petticoat, Gunman's Walk, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and Anatomy of a Murder. She made sporadic TV appearances in the 1960s and '70s, mostly on holiday specials with her husband, Bing Crosby. She was Bing's second wife, from 1957 to his death in 1977, and the mother of Harry, Mary (who played Kristen Shephard, JR's shooter, on Dallas), and Nataniel Crosby.
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