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Handsome men who did not become movie stars

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JOHN ERICSON -

 

IN THE MGM FILM THAT SHOULD HAVE MADE HIM A STAR -

 

 

 

I liked his work in the few films I have seen him in;  E.g.  Bad Day at Black Rock where he held his own in a cast full of great actors.

 

At least he got to work with Liz at a time when she one of the great beauties of Hollywood.  

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He can also be seen with Stanwyck in "Forty Guns".

I enjoyed his film career at MGM, especially as the gifted pianist in "Rhapsody" and Grace Kelly's brother in "Green Fire".

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I liked his work in the few films I have seen him in;  E.g.  Bad Day at Black Rock where he held his own in a cast full of great actors.

 

At least he got to work with Liz at a time when she one of the great beauties of Hollywood.  

 

Decades showed Honey West which featured John Ericson with Anne Francis. 

 

This was written by my friend Gloria and her how deceased husband Forrest E. “Skip” Fickling.

 

One can Google her on the show You Bet Your Life on Youtube.   

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Decades showed Honey West which featured John Ericson with Anne Francis. 

 

This was written by my friend Gloria and her how deceased husband Forrest E. “Skip” Fickling.

 

One can Google her on the show You Bet Your Life on Youtube.   

Honey West and Sam Bolt - they deserved a longer life -

 

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Robert Brian Wilson his biggest claim to fame is "Silent Night Deadly Night" (1984) a classic exploitation movie about a psycho Santa Claus.  Wilson who looks like a gay porn star is introduced in a scene with clear **** erotic vibe- as the middle age owner of the toy store gets a good look at him and hires the hunk on the spot.   This is a strange movie - the first part with the terrifying nun terrorizing the young Billy is very creepy.  Wilson went on to star is soap operas, tv and some movies

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DEWEY MARTIN - Howard Hawks used him - famously - as a "sex object" in both "Land of the Pharohs" and "The Big Trees" -

 

Yes. He's interesting to watch. Not a great actor by any stretch, but he had charisma. His very first film is his best one, in my opinion. It's called THE GOLDEN GLOVES STORY, from 1950.

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Yes. He's interesting to watch. Not a great actor by any stretch, but he had charisma. His very first film is his best one, in my opinion. It's called THE GOLDEN GLOVES STORY, from 1950.

 

I always liked Dewey Martin.    I think he gave a very nuanced performance in The Desperate Hours as the younger brother to the harden criminal played by Bogie.

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DEWEY MARTIN - Howard Hawks used him - famously - as a "sex object" in both "Land of the Pharaohs" and "The Big Sky" - 

 

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There is a plenty of beef cake shots of Martin including some obviously "private" ones. 

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I just watched a 1989 episode of Highway to Heaven. The guest star was Dack Rambo. He died five years later from complications of AIDS. He did a lot of television work from the 60s to the early 90s. I'm surprised he didn't become a movie star-- he certainly had the looks and the talent. Maybe he was typecast or considered too much of a TV actor.

 

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I just watched a 1989 episode of Highway to Heaven. The guest star was Dack Rambo. He died five years later from complications of AIDS. He did a lot of television work from the 60s to the early 90s. I'm surprised he didn't become a movie star-- he certainly had the looks and the talent. Maybe he was typecast or considered too much of a TV actor.

 

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He had a twin brother, who was killed in a car crash, I believe.

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He had a twin brother, who was killed in a car crash, I believe.

 

Yes..the brother (Dirk) died at 25, and Dack died at 52. They had been discovered by Loretta Young and were featured in a short-lived sitcom she made in the early 60s.

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Yes..the brother (Dirk) died at 25, and Dack died at 52. They had been discovered by Loretta Young and featured in a short-lived sitcom she made in the early 60s.

Jarrod -

 

You are right, they were discovered by Loretta Young.

 

I wonder if she featured Dack Rambo in any of the episodes on "The Loretta Young Show".

 

For me, Dack Rambo will always be remembered for "Paper Dolls".

 

Should we start a "Paper Dolls" fan club?

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Jarrod -

 

You are right, they were discovered by Loretta Young.

 

I wonder if she featured Dack Rambo in any of the episodes on "The Loretta Young Show".

 

For me, Dack Rambo will always be remembered for "Paper Dolls".

 

Should we start a "Paper Dolls" fan club?

 

LOL...I never watched Paper Dolls, I must admit. It seems like something I would have enjoyed, since I'm a Nicolette Sheridan fan. 

 

I think Loretta's anthology show had already ended. She took a year off before she did the sitcom, and the Rambo boys were used in the sitcom. Supposedly she saw them at church one day and asked the mother if they were interested in show business. Not sure how true that might be, but it's a good story.

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LOL...I never watched Paper Dolls, I must admit. It seems like something I would have enjoyed, since I'm a Nicolette Sheridan fan. 

 

I think Loretta's anthology show had already ended. She took a year off before she did the sitcom, and the Rambo boys were used in the sitcom. Supposedly she saw them at church one day and asked the mother if they were interested in show business. Not sure how true that might be, but it's a good story.

Jarrod -

 

You are the man!

 

DACK AND DIRK RAMBO -

 

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Jarrod -

 

Dack and Dirk Rambo appeared on "The New Loretta Young Show".

 

Yes, that's what it was called. I don't think the link is working for the photo you posted earlier.

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