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 Posted:   May 29, 2021 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

LINK: https://www.tmz.com/2021/05/29/love-boat-star-gavin-macleod-dead-dies-mary-tyler-moore-show/

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2021 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Oh the Chuckles the Clown gag. He and Asner were hysterical together.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2021 - 11:08 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

McLeod’s death leaves Edward Asner and Betty White as the only surviving cast members of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. R.I.P. Gavin McLeod.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2021 - 11:38 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

McLeod’s death leaves Edward Asner and Betty White as the only surviving cast members of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. R.I.P. Gavin McLeod.

And John Amos. He played Gordy the weatherman.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2021 - 11:41 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

And who could forget MacLeod's immortal turn as the villainous Big Chicken on Hawaii Five-O.

https://www.facebook.com/greg.espinoza.9/posts/4784669998218500

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2021 - 5:37 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

And who could forget MacLeod's immortal turn as the villainous Big Chicken on Hawaii Five-O.

https://www.facebook.com/greg.espinoza.9/posts/4784669998218500

Greg Espinoza


Yes - a great role. He played him to perfection.

RIP…:-(

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2021 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In THE TRUE STORY OF LYNN STUART, when the nephew and his friend of “Phyllis Carter” (Betsy Palmer) are killed in an automobile crash while under the influence of narcotics, she persuades Police Lieutenant “Jim Hagan” (Barry Atwater) to use her as an undercover agent, despite the fact she is married and has a young son. She is trained to impersonate "Lynn Stuart", who did time for a bank hold-up, and is given a job at a drive-in restaurant where members of a narcotics gang are known to frequent. Gavin MacLeod made his feature film debut in the picture, in a small role as “Turk,” a member of the drug gang.

The 1958 film marked the final directorial effort of Lewis Seiler. The film had a stock music score.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2021 - 3:04 AM   
 By:   Moonlit   (Member)

Now I remember him. The Love Boat! RIP

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2021 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

He was Happy on McHALE'S NAVY. Or was he??? I don't think he made the trip to Voltafiore.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2021 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The prison drama I WANT TO LIVE! was based on the life of Barbara Graham (Susan Hayward), who was indicted for the March 1953 murder of widow Mabel Monahan in Burbank, CA. On 3 June 1955, Graham, along with co-conspirators Emmett Perkins (Philip Coolidge) and John “Jack” Santo (Lou Krugman), was put to death in San Quentin in the state’s first triple execution. Graham was only the third woman to be put to death in California at that time. Gavin MacLeod had a small role in the film as a police lieutenant.

Robert Wise directed the 1958 release. Johnny Mandel's score was released on a United Artists LP and re-issued on CD by Rykodisc back in 1999. I WANT TO LIVE! was the #18 film of the year at the box office, with a $9.1 million gross.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2021 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

He was Happy on McHALE'S NAVY. Or was he??? I don't think he made the trip to Voltafiore.

McLeod played Happy Haines on the first two seasons of the series, and his absence was never explained in the third season.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2021 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned his role in "The Sand Pebbles".

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2021 - 12:09 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In 1959’s COMPULSION, based on the famous Leopold-Loeb murder case, Dean Stockwell and Bradford Dillman played the characters modeled after Leopold and Loeb, respectively. The pair were eighteen-year-old law students at the University of Chicago when they killed fourteen-year-old Robert Franks for thrills. Orson Welles played the boys' attorney in the film. His character “Jonathan Wilk” was based on renowned attorney Clarence Darrow who defended the pair. Wilk went up against “District Attorney Harold Horn” (E.G. Marshall). Gavin MacLeod played “Padua,” Horn’s assistant, in the film.

Welles, Dillman and Stockwell shared the Best Actor award at Cannes. Richard Fleischer directed the film. Lionel Newman composed the unreleased score, with orchestrations by Earle Hagen. The film had average grosses of $5.1 million.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2021 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

And who could forget MacLeod's immortal turn as the villainous Big Chicken on Hawaii Five-O.
https://www.facebook.com/greg.espinoza.9/posts/4784669998218500
Greg Espinoza


It's noted in the IMDB Trivia listing for "Mary Tyler Moore Show" that a character named "Big Chicken" (a low-budget Big Bird) was a joking reference to Gavin's character in 5-0.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0642901/trivia/?ref_=tt_trv_trv

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2021 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Gavin MacLeod had a small role as “Pvt. Saxon” in the 1959 Korean War drama PORK CHOP HILL. Lewis Milestone (ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT) directed the film. According to Milestone, the film was cut by nearly 20 minutes because Gregory Peck's wife felt that her husband made his first entrance too late into the picture.

The incidents in the film were based on an actual April 1953 battle that raged while peace negotiations were being held. Leonard Rosenman's score has not had a release. The picture made it into the top 50 films of the year at the box office, with a $5.6 million gross.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2021 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In 1959's OPERATION PETTICOAT, "Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman" (Cary Grant) commands the Sea Tiger, a submarine patrolling Japanese-held waters during World War II. After a leak in the hull forces Matt to dock at a nearby island, "Lt. Nick Holden" (Tony Curtis), a socialite Naval officer, is sent to scout the island. He returns with "Maj. Edna Hayward" (Virginia Gregg), "Lt. Barbara Duran" (Dina Merrill), "Lt. Claire Reid" (Madlyn Rhue), "Lt. Ruth Colfax" (Marion Ross) and "Lt. Dolores Crandall" (Joan O'Brien), nurses who have been stranded en route to Manila. Naval hi-jinks ensue. Gavin MacLeod plays seaman “Ernest Hunkle” in the film.

Gavin MacLeod and Tony Curtis in OPERATION PETTICOAT



Blake Edwards directed the comedy, which has an unreleased score by David Rose. OPERATION PETTICOAT was the #3 film of the year at the U.S. box office, with a $26.6 million gross.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2021 - 1:31 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

THE GENE KRUPA STORY was the 1959 biopic of the jazz drummer, in which Sal Mineo played the title role. Gavin MacLeod had a small part as his brother, Ted Krupa. The film was directed by Don Weis. Three tracks from the dramatic score by Leith Stevens appeared on the Verve Records soundtrack LP, with jazz standards comprising the balance of the album. Gene Krupa himself did the drumming on the LP, heading a jazz band that included Red Nichols, Benny Carter, and Shelly Manne. The LP received a “gray market” CD release from Blue Moon in Spain in 2017, paired with the soundtrack from THE FIVE PENNIES. The film did below average business, with a $2.1 million gross.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2021 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

TWELVE HOURS TO KILL was based on the Saturday Evening Post serial "Set Up For Murder" by Richard Stern. The film traces the problems of young Greek national “Martin Filones” (Nico Minardos) who, after witnessing a murder committed by “Johnny” (Gavin MacLeod” and “Mark” (Richard Reves), is ushered off into the relative "safety" of suburban obscurity by the police, unaware that he is being double-crossed by a crooked officer.

Edward L. Cahn directed the 1960 release, which was scored by Paul Dunlap. The film had a meager box office of $700,000.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2021 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In 1960’s HIGH TIME (a title born of a more innocent age), Bing Crosby portrays 51-year-old “Harvey Howard,” a restaurant magnate who has decided to finally get his college degree. Gavin MacLeod plays “Mr. Thayer,” the school's inept faculty advisor and chemistry professor.

Blake Edwards directed this comedy, replacing James B. Clark, who left after the first few weeks of production. Henry Mancini (of course) scored. Mancini’s music was re-recorded for an RCA LP, which was re-issued on CD by RCA Spain in 1998, BMG Camden in Great Britain in 2001, and as part of the 2014 Legacy box set “Henry Mancini - The Classic Soundtrack Collection.” The actual film tracks have only appeared as an isolated score track on the 2012 Twilight Time Blu-ray release of the film. HIGH TIME made it into the top 50 films of the year, with a $7.1 million gross.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2021 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In WAR HUNT, Private “Roy Loomis” (Robert Redford), an idealistic new recruit, is sent to the front in Korea in May 1953. The company commander, Captain “Wallace Pratt” (Charles Aidman), explains that they cannot actually win the war because it has to be settled at the conference table. The enemy has to be hurt so that they lose men every day they stall at Panmunjom, making it easier for the UN negotiators. One member of Loomis’ squad, Private “Raymond Endore” (John Saxon), has adopted a Korean orphan named “Charlie” (Tommy Matsuda), and goes out every night to hunt the enemy. Captain Pratt accepts Endore’s independent actions because Endore brings back invaluable information about the enemy positions. However, the killings seem to serve some personal mission for Endore, since he draws a circle around each victim. Gavin MacLeod played “Private Crotty” in the film.

Denis Sanders directed the 1962 release. The film marked the feature film acting debuts of Robert Redford, Tom Skerritt, and Sydney Pollack. Bud Shank’s score has not had a release. Shot in only 15 days for a budget of $275,000, the film brought in $1.1 million at the box office, still a low figure for its day.


 
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