GOODBYE TO BEN GAZZARA AND ZALMAN KING

Hollywood lost two talented actors last week, Ben Gazzara and Zalman King. Click here to read Stephen Bowie’s wondeful tribute to them on his Blog.

I admired Gazzara and really liked him most in his TV series Run for Your Life and the TV miniseries QB VII.

King was much less of a household name. He specialized in playing hippie radicals or tough bikers on numerous TV shows such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Land of the Giants, and Then Came Bronson. I always enjoyed seeing him turn up in these parts because he brought a real intensity to them. Stephen pays homage to King’s one season stint on The Young Lawyers (1970-71), which co-starred Judy Pace and Lee. J. Cobb. I would like to add that the Hollywood Foreign Press took note of his splendid work and nominated him for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in TV. He later went behind the camera as director and producer.

 

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  • John Black

    I will never forget Gazarra as THE STRANGE ONE. He was still alive and gave an interview about it for the DVD. As for King, I saw him in a bunch of late sixties and seventies exploitation flicks, and enjoyed him. However, to this day, I have never seen YOU’VE GOT TO WALK IT LIKE YOU TALK IT OR YOU’LL LOSE THAT BEAT, which reportedly had a brief run in 1971.

     
     
     
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