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PostSubject: December 25 Birthday Wishes   Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:32 am

Frank Ferguson [1899 - 1978]
Barton Maclane [1902 - 1969]
Mike Mazurki [1907 - 1990]
John Ashley [1934 - 1997]
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PostSubject: Re: December 25 Birthday Wishes   Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:57 pm

Frank Ferguson was on several TV shows in the 1950s and '60s, best known for playing Gus Broeberg on My Friend Flicka and the veternarian on Lassie. He made appearances on The Andy Griffith Show, Maverick, Bonanza, The Rifleman, Perry Mason, and Overland Trail, as well as playing Eli Carson on Peyton Place and Return to Peyton Place.

Barton McLane started acting in the late 1920s, and played in The Maltese Falcon as the police detective Dundy (Ward Bond played his partner), and Treasure of the Sierra Madre as Pat McCormick. Later, on television, he would star as Marshal Frank Caine on the series Outlaws, and as General Peterson on 35 episodes of I Dream of Jeannie, as well as several guest appearances.

Mike Mazurki was a big physical presence. He was a 6'5" professional wrestler and actor, a perfect pick to cast as a thug or heavy. He played Moose Malloy in the Phillip Marlowe film Murder My Sweet with Dick Powell, Splitface in Dick Tracy (1945), and appeared on several TV shows, including Perry Mason, My Friend Flicka, Gilligan's Island, Bonanza, and Gunsmoke. In 1984, he would play Kay Lenz's bodyguard in the video for the Rod Stewart song Infatuation.

John Ashley started his career at AIP, making low budget horror movies and beach movies with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, as well as appearing in TV shows like The Deputy, Death Valley Days, Wagon Train, Petticoat Junction, and The Beverly Hillbillies. He later became a producer of films like Apocalypse Now, and TV series such as The A-Team, Werewolf, and Walker,Texas Ranger.

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Sissy Spacek (1949-) started acting in the ealy 1970s, and got her big break (and an Oscar nomination) in the lead role of the film Carrie. She won an Oscar in 1980 for her portrayal of Country singer Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner's Daughter, and be nominated 4 more time in her career. In 1995, she would play Lorena Woods, then married to Pea Eye Parker, in the Lonesome Dove sequel Streets of Laredo.
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