“Forgotten Hollywood”- Remembering Michael J. Pollard…

Posted on November 23, 2019 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Michael J. Pollard was an impish actor, who resembled John C. Reilly. Pollard earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nod for his performance in the Arthur Penn-directed Bonnie and Clyde. Pollard co-starred with Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman, and Estelle Parsons.

“`On stage, Pollard (right)  was offered the role of Hugo Peabody in the Tony-winning 1960 original production of Bye Bye Birdie. In 1963, he was cast in Carl Reiner’s Enter Laughing. Michael also appeared in the screen adaptation in 1967. Other notable cinematic parts include Little Fauss and Big Halsy, House of a 1000 CorpsesTango and Cash, Scrooged, Dirty Little BillyMelvin and HowardDick Tracy, and Roxanne.

“`Pollard guest-starred in hundreds of television programs, most notably, in Lost in Space  (a personal favorite), The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Andy Griffith Show, Star Trek, Route 66, The Lucy Show, I Spy, and Gunsmoke. He remained friends with many filmmakers, including Rob Zombie and Angela Cartwright.

“`The boyish actor proved to be an inspiration throughout his career.  Actor Michael Fox added the letter “J” as his middle initial in tribute. And it was Pollard who penned the title of the 1971 Traffic song and album The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys. He was a buddy with the drummer Jim Capaldi.

“`Michael J. Pollard was eighty.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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