Actor Kerwin Matthews passed away this week at the age of 81. Kerwin who? you may be asking. He was one of Hollywood’s most handsome actors in the late Fifties and early Sixties. Resembling Sean Flynn and just like Sean’s daddy Errol, Kerwin excelled in swashbuckling adventure or fantasy movies such as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Three Worlds of Gulliver, and Jack the Giant Killer.

I personally was not a fan of these movies but Kerwin deserves kudos as the openly gay actor wouldn’t play the Hollywood closet game and for a time only found work in Europe. Among his films was a chance to co-star opposite the luschious Tina Louise in the Italian historical epic Warrior Empress. Click the link to a great tribute page to him on the fantastic web site, Brian’s Drive-in Theater.



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