“Forgotten Hollywood”- Passing Parade Adds Two…

Posted on March 17, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Stuart Whitman was a character actor who appeared in hundreds of motion pictures and television productions, and received an Oscar nomination in the 1961 drama The Mark. He was popular in many Westerns and war films. He placed himself in the tradition of actors who relied less on versatility than on an established persona.

“`Whitman was a San Francisco native who wanted to act since childhood. He started out as a Hollywood extra, appearing without credit in  The Day the Earth Stood Still, When Worlds Collide and Brigadoon. Featured roles included Darby’s Rangers, The Comancheros, The Longest DayMurder Inc., Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines, and Ten North Frederick.

“`His passion for acting made him a natural fit on television. Stuart guest-starred in Highway Patrol, Death Valley Days, Have Gun Will Travel, Cimarron Strip, Fantasy Island, The Streets of San Francisco, Knight Rider, Night Gallery, and Murder She Wrote.

“`Stuart Whitman (above) was ninety-one.


“`Lyle Waggoner used his fine looks to comedic effect on The Carol Burnett Show, partnered with a superhero on Wonder Woman and he was the first centerfold for Playgirl Magazine.  In 1976, Waggoner was appointed as the mayor of Encino. Other holders of the title have included Steve Allen, Ronnie Schell, Mike Connors, Fred Travalena, and Cesare Danova. Lyle Waggoner ->

“`Prolific on television, Lyle appeared in Gunsmoke, Marcus Welby M. D.Lost in Space, Happy Days, Maude, Charlie’s Angels, Mork and MindyThe Golden Girls, The Love Boat, and Fantasy Island. He was also a finalist to play the lead on Batman, the role that eventually went to Adam West.

“`Lyle Waggoner was eighty-four.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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