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"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling)
"John Scully's" comic strip that has a farewell every day (drawn and written by Ruben Bolling) September 19 is the last post for this blog. Thanks to all my readers!
Friday, September 12, 2014
Never to be Forgotten: Denny Miller 1934-2014
Denny Miller had a remarkable life. 6'4" (1m 93) and very athletic, he had a basketball scholarship at UCLA and played for the legendary coach John Wooden. Not that far from Hollywood, the big, good looking athlete found himself recruited to play Tarzan in 1959, the first blond actor to play the role. Though there are fantasy aspects to the Edgar Rice Burroughs stories, they did not find themselves into the film series, so the role does not count as genre in my admittedly idiosyncratic book. Be that as is may, the failure of Hollywood to make the public truly love any Tarzan after Johnny Weissmuller did not kill Mr. Miller's career. For many years late in his career, he was the Gorton's Fisherman. Other than landing that sweet gig, we find him in genre roles on Werewolf, Knight Rider, V, Voyagers!, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, The Incredible Hulk, Beyond Westworld, Battlestar Galactica, Dr. Scorpion, The Six Million Dollar Man, The Island at the Top of the World and I Dream of Jeannie. Ron Ely, the actor who got to play Tarzan on TV in the late sixties, would have gladly traded his career for Miller's
Best wishes to the family and friends of Denny Miller, from a fan. He is never to be forgotten.