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    Originally posted by arthurarnell@Feb 25 2006, 06:20 AM
    Moving to Hollywood he changed his name to Scott Forbes and his identity to South African and developing an American accent began appearing in TV Westerns.

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    Did those changes seem to further his career? Or why did he do that?


    Chester :newyear:

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    His real name was Conrad Scott Forbes and he was born in High Wycombe. He attended Repton University College London and Balliol Oxford. During the Second World War he served in the RAF until 1943 when he was invalided out and for the remainder of the war worked in the Ministry of Economic Warfare. 6'-2" and very handsome he turned to acting and adopting the name Julian Dallas appeared on stage in the West End. He made his screen debut in the 1946 picture Night Boat to Dublin and played a Frenchman in The Reluctant Widow (1950).


    At that point with all the British film magazines raving about his future, he diappeared and resurfaced as Scott Forbes working for Warner Brothers, appearing in American TV Westerns such as The Adventures of Jim Bowie using a very believable Southern accent. which he quickly turned into an American accent to the point where he accepted as American.


    Officially it was then decided that it was too much for an American audience to accept a British public school boy impersonating a hero of the American west so a fictional biography of him was concoted whereupon he had been born in South Africa but raised in Pennsylvania.


    Later in the 60s he returned to UK and spent his time writing.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day 26th February


    99 years ago both Cy Malis and Dub Taylor were born. Malis appeared in The Alamo and Flashing Spikes, Dub Taylor was the cook in the Undefeated.


    86 years ago Michael Pate was born in Sydney Australia he appeared in many pictures often playing ndian or latin roles and was with Duke Wayne in Hondo and McLintock. He was also the only actor to appear in all of the Hondo pictures both on screen and television.


    43 years ago the actor Arthur Vinto died aged 73 he had been in The Life of Jimmy Dolan.


    26 years ago Highlights of the Dean Martin Roasts were shown on Television.


    4 years ago the actor Lawrence Tierney died aged 82 known for his gangster films he featured in Back to Bataan. I liked him in The Greatest Show on Earth.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day February 27th


    107 years ago the actor Ian Keith was born. The villain in The Big Trail John Wayne played his corpse in The Deceiver.


    101 years ago the actor Franchot Tone was born. He was in In Harms Way.


    96 years ago the German actor Wolfgang Priess was born he featured in The longest day.


    56 years ago She Wore A Yellow Ribbon was released in Sweden


    31 Years ago John Wayne appeared on twelevision in Dean Martin Roast of Dean Martin.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

  • Arthur,


    Great posting of the On This Day thread. Could you tell us how many of those Dean Martin Roasts did Duke appear in?


    Cheers B)



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    "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"

    - John Wayne quote

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    On this the last day of February the 28th


    36 years ago the minor actor Norbert Brodine died aged 73 he was in Lady For A Night


    32 years ago the cinematographer Russell Harlan died aged 70 among many fine works he shot Hattari.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low


  • I didn't know that they had a roast of him. I never seen it.


    Cheers B)



    Quote

    "When you come slam bang up against trouble, it never looks half as bad if you face up to it"

    - John Wayne quote

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    On this day 1st March:


    97 years ago the actress Lois Moran was born. A very beautiful looking woman. She lost two fathers in the first nine years of her life and later her mother moved to Paris where she was educated. Her first two films were French and then she was brought to Hollywood. Much of her work was done at Fox. Much of her work was mediocre and in 1931 she retired from films. After spending a further four years on the New York stage she retired completely.


    95 years ago the actor O.Z. Whitehead was born. One of John Ford's stock company he played Hoppy in The Horse Soliers but in one of the starangest pieces of casting ever in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at the age of fifty-one he played a lollipop licking schoolboy.


    16 years ago Raymond St Jacques died from the effects of lymph cancer at the age of 75 he was in The Green Berets.



    Regards


    Arthur
    60 years ago Lana Wood was born the sister of Natalie she played the young Debbie in the Searchers.

    Walk Tall - Talk Low


  • Arthur,


    What is Lois Moran's connection to John Wayne? The only thing I could find, and it was remote, is that she died in Sedona, Arizona (Chilibill's part of the woods - or should I say desert?), and Chilibill was an extra with Duke . . . .


    I only ask because usually there is a connection, and you mention it :rolleyes: .


    Mrs. C :angel1:

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    On this day 2nd March


    87 years ago the actress Jennifer Jones was born, as Phyillis Isley she came to Hollwood with her Husband Robert Walker and made her screen debut in New Frontier. Later she married her second husband David O Selznick who changed her name and her image to the fine actress she became.


    10 years ago the actor lyle Talbot died aged 94 in hundreds of film and television productions he appeared in College Coach and The Life of Jimmy Dolan.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day 3rd March


    110 years ago the actor Willie Fung was born.


    78 years ag the actor Ted McNamara died he appeared in John Fords Mother Machree


    40 years ago the head of Republic Studios Herbery J Yates died aged 85. On the set of The Quiet Man one afternoon John Wayne climbed the tower of the local church and at the top he found a chalked messege sayng **** Herb Yates.


    68 years ago the actor Victor Bueno was born, although he never shared a scene with Duke they were both in The Greatest Story Ever Told.


    35 years ago J.ay C. Flippen died aged 71 he appeared in Hellfighters and Jet Pilot.


    34 years ago the actor John Litel died aged 79 He played the minister in The Sons of Katie Elder



    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low


  • Hi,

    Arthur's timed it well again, or J.C did?
    I will be featuring this very man , in 'Pals' tomorrow!


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    J. C. Flippen, was a supporting actor,
    that you seemed to see everywhere,
    and think, who is that fella???
    J.C was involved, in 5 films with Duke, and they were??????

    See tomorrows episode!!!!!

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    On this day 4th March it was another one of those quiet days with not much happening however:-


    38 years ago John Wayne appeared on the Rowan and Martin Laugh in.


    99 years ago the actress Dorothy Burgess was born




    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day March 5th


    112 years ago the fine actor Henry Daniel was born. Generally appearing as sour faced ascerbic officials and other pompous characters he was true to type as the ambassador who is accidently killed by Duke in The Wake of the Red Witch.


    102 years ago The actor George Meeker was born. A mainly supporting actor in hundreds of pictures he appeared in The Life of Jimmy Dolan and also for John Ford as Augustus Bernle in Four Sons.


    39 years ago The actor Mischa Auer died aged 62 Tall and Thin his Eropan upbringing made him ideal for playing mystery men. He featured in Seven Sinners.


    26 years ago Jay Silverheels died aged 67 the son of a Mohawk chief he was born on a Canadian reservation. Best known for his role of Tonto in theLone Ranger, he played one of the condemned men at the hanging in True Grit.


    13 years ago the German actor H.C. Blech died aged 78 playing the major in the Longest Day he also appeared in The Battle of the bulge and the Bridge at Remmigan.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day March 6th


    124 years ago the actor Guy kibbee was born he appeared in Fort Apache and 3 Godfathers.


    75 years ago both Hal Needham and John Smith were born the first was a brilliant stuntman and later stunt co-ordinator, the second appeared in the Western sries Laramie and also in Circus World.


    36 years ago William Hopper died aged 55, the son of William de Wolf and Heda Hopper he was in The High and The Mighty.


    19 years ago Ralph Volkie died aged 76 he was in many of John Wayne's pictures and was also seen massaging him in the Lucille Ball sketch with his paving stone.


    Regards


    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day March 7th


    51 years ago the actor Tom Dugan died aged 66 he appeared in weetheart of Sigma Chi which Fred |Landesman includes in his book with a picture showing John Wayne with a moustache.


    45 years ago Ferris taylor died from a massive heart attack he appeared in A Man Betrayed and Dark Command.


    Regards
    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low

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    On this day March 8th


    82 years ago in Ireland the actor Sean McLory was born he worked with the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and appeared in The Quiet Man.


    96 years ago Claire Trevor was born she appeared with Duke in Stagecoach, The First Rebel, Dark Command and the High and the Mighty.


    97 years ago the film editor Stuart Gilmore was born he worked on the Alamo and Hatari.


    33 years ago the actor George Berenger died aged 79 he was in the 1931 film Three Girls Lost.



    Regards



    Arthur

    Walk Tall - Talk Low