Wednesday 27 November 2013

Tom Gilson

Born: 6 January 1934, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 6 October 1962, Van Nuys, California, USA

Tom Gilson mainly plied his trade on television during the 1950's. He was shot dead by his wife, who robbed us of potentially several more decades of great performances.

Convicts 4 (1962) as Lefty

Carmen Phillips

Born: 10 January 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died: 22 September 2002, Hollywood, California, USA

Convicts 4 (1962) as Connie, Resko'e wife

Sammy Davis Jr.

Born: 8 December 1925, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 16 May 1990, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Convicts 4 (1962) as Wino

Ray Walston

Born: 2 December 1914, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: 1 January 2001, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

The Apartment (1960) as Joe Dobisch

Convicts 4 (1962) as Iggy

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) as Mr. Hand

Monday 25 November 2013

Josip Elic

Born: 10 March 1921, Butte, Montana, USA

Convicts 4 (1962) as Vic, the barber

Josip Elic cuts some of Ben Gazzara's hair ready for his execution.

Ben Gazzara

Born: 28 August 1930, New York City, New York, USA
Died: 3 February 2012, New York City, New York, USA

Convicts 4 (1962) as John Resko

The Big Lebowski (1998) as Jackie Treehorn

Stuart Whitman

Born: 1 February 1928, San Francisco, California, USA
Died: 16 March 2020, Montecito, California, USA
War Drums (1957) as Johnny Smith (uncredited)

A small uncredited role in this film. Stuart Whitman is not given a chance to show his talents. The mother of his baby is Barbara Parry.

Convicts 4 (1962) as Principal Keeper

Sunday 24 November 2013

Annette Funicello

Born: 22 October 1942, Utica, New York, USA
Died: 8 April 2013, Bakersfield, California, USA

Started as a Mousketeer in 1955 before achieving international fame during the 1960's as a singer and actress in light entertainment movies.

Beach Party (1963) as Dolores

Saturday 23 November 2013

Robert Cummings

Born:  10 June 1910, Joplin, Missouri, USA
Died: 2 December 1990, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA

Dial M for Murder (1954) as Mark Halliday

Beach Party (1963) as Professor Sutwell (Credited as Bob Cummings)

Adam Williams

Born:  26 November 1922, Wall Lake, Iowa, USA
Died:  4 December 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA

Adam Williams found most of his on screen work in television, especially during the 1960's and 1970's.

Convicts 4 (1962) as Guard

Naomi Stevens

Born:  29 November 1925, Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Died: 13 January 2018, Reseda, California, USA

The Apartment (1960) as Mrs. Mildred Dreyfuss

Convicts 4 (1962) as Resko's mother

Jack Kruschen

Born:  20 March 1922, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died:  2 April 2002, Chandler, Arizona, USA

The Apartment (1960) as Dr. Dreyfuss

With Shirley MacLaine.

Convicts 4 (1962) as Resko's father

Dodie Stevens

Born:  17 February 1946, Chicago, Illinois, USA
As a teenager in 1959, Dodie had a big hit in the US pop charts with 'Pink Shoelaces'.
Convicts 4 (1962) as Resko's Sister

James Rawley

Born: unknown
Died: unknown

A Child is Waiting (1963) as Jim (uncredited)

Judy Garland watches James Rawley appeal to Burt Lancaster.

Monday 11 November 2013

Joanne Gilbert

Born: 17 July 1932, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Ride Out for Revenge (1957) as Pretty Willow