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Thanx--

 

This next actor is really non-descrip but he keeps popping up on my playlist and is rather good. As a kid, I watched him on a TV series that mirrored current events--but I'm finding out that he acted in "A" films from the late '30's.

 

In 2 that I recently bought He played:

 

1) a rich graduate student who socializes with a high society wife of a DA--late 30's

 

2) An ad man who has no scruples--late 40's

 

Have fun with this one.

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No--another movie about people who work on fashion magazines and direct advertising for the mags.

 

Please see the original question below.

 

Edited by: cujas on Dec 20, 2011 4:20 PM

 

Edited by: cujas on Dec 20, 2011 5:16 PM

 

Edited by: cujas on Dec 20, 2011 5:16 PM

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To review--this actor started in the late 30's--he appeared then in a film playing a rich graduate student who was "escorting" the DA's wife--

 

In the 40's this actor went noir as an Magazine Ad Executive who would do anthing to stay in the game.

 

In the late 50's--early '60's, this actor starred in a TV series where he loosely portrayed an American hero from the Kennedy Administration Era.--not a politican, but someone heroic who was associated with President Kennedy's political policies and goals for the country.

 

Good Luck!

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cujas, this one is intriguing, but it has me stumped. I think you've planted a clue pointing toward *The Name of the Game*, but I spent those years in an environment where the TV was in the Common Room, and the sports fans usually carried the vote. For the same reason, I saw very little of *Slattery's People*. Someone else is going to have to solve this one.

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I'm thinking that you are William Lundigan. Men Into Space is the TV show. The space program was so important to the Kennedy Administration. Lundigan along with Walter Brennan were Goldwater supporters and I think the noir is *Dishonored Lady* the other *Wives Under Susipcion* ?????

 

Edited by: lavenderblue19 on Dec 30, 2011 9:40 AM

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This guy was an interesting man. The public perceives him a certain way and yet his pre Hollywood days are very different than the way we usually think of him. An interesting fact is that he made one film with a director and they could not stand each other. They refused to work together again. Even though this guy did get to play a lot of different roles, we think of him usually in certain types of films.. What's interesting is this director is known for the same type of film. Who was this guy? (extra credit for the name of the director and the film they made together) .

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Yup, Walter Brennan. Grew up in a well to do area of Massachusetts. He studied to become an engineer.

Outside of film roles, he did not speak with that accent we're so accustomed to hearing from him.

Brennan and Ford couldn't get along while filming *My Darling Clementine* and never worked together again. I enjoy him so much, however his politics and attiude about Civil Rights leave a lot to be desired.

 

Good work, Miles, yer up.

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Thanks. Do you know us? We are two brothers who worked together in only one movie. However, we did work together in TV. We also had separate TV and movie careers and as we grew older, we took different career paths. One of us became a successful director of both movies and TV shows, and also did some producing. The other one went into the music business as a singer and musician. In an ironic twist, in the eighties, we each appeared in made for TV movies with the same title. Both TV movies featured stars of 50's and 60's TV shows. Do you know us?

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Remember, I said "Do you know us?". It is David and Ricky Nelson. David passed away from cancer early in 2011 and, of course, Ricky was killed in a plane crash in 1985. "Here Come The Nelsons" was a 1952 movie that helped spawn the long running TV show, "The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet". That movie also featured a young Rock Hudson. I posted once that it was a movie that featured two hearthrobs before they were well known, Ricky was about twelve at the time. David was born in October of 1936, the same year that his mother Harriet appeared with Fred and Ginger in "Follow The Fleet". There's a pretty good chance that she was pregnant with him while she was shooting the movie. For you youngsters out there, Ozzie was a bandleader and Harriet was his female vocalist in the thirties and early forties. The TV movies that I referred to were both called "High School Movie". In the 1983 movie, David played a janitor, and in the 1984 movie, Ricky played the principal. I believe that Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell) was in both. Well, lavender, it took two tries, so you get the award for persistence. You also get to post the next question.

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Here's another 2'fer for New Years.

 

2 brothers, one with a bigger career in show business than the other. However, the less well known brother is easily recognizable to savvy baby boomer TV watchers. He made guest appearances on the other's well known TV shows. Who are these guys?

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