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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