Biography Author Matching "dinky-4 of Minneapolis" (Sorted by Name Ascending)


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1. 'Butch' Bucholtz

Self | The Christian Licorice Store

Butch, (real name "Earl"), played in his first tennis tournament at the age of 6. He later was a member of the U.S. Davis Cup teams in 1958, 1959 and 1960. In 1960 he ranked 5th among the world's male tennis players.

In 1963 he helped to found the first men's association for professional tennis ...

2. Alan Autry

Actor | In the Heat of the Night

He was raised in Riverdale, California, in the San Joaquin Valley. He was a star player at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA before being drafted by the Green Bay Packers.

3. Allen Case

Actor | The Time Tunnel

Allen Case grew up in Dallas, Texas, and attended Southern Methodist University for two years. After performing for several months on a local TV variety program, he moved to New York and successfully tried out for a singing spot on Arthur Godfrey's morning show. This led to several nightclub ...

4. Barry Hostetler

Ghosts Can't Do It

According to information which accompanied his "centerfold" in the February 1974 issue of Playgirl Magazine, Hostetler grew up in Oakland, California, where he got to know some of the notorious Hell's Angels. His employments prior to nude modeling included writing a music column, driving a truck ...

5. Bill Elliott

Actor | Old Los Angeles

Born Gordon Nance in 1904 on a farm in Pattonsburg, Missouri -- a small town about 60 miles northeast of Kansas City -- the future "Wild Bill Elliott" grew up around horses. His father was a commissioner at the Kansas City Stockyards. and at age 16 Elliott won a first-place ribbon in that city's ...

6. Brad Harris

Actor | A 001: operazione Giamaica

Born in St. Anthony, a small town in eastern Idaho, Bradford Harris attended UCLA in the early 1950s, where he played fullback on the football team while studying economics. His studies may have been intended as the groundwork for a career in his family's banking business, but Harris instead ...

7. Brian Buzzini

Actor | Nowhere

Born to a father who'd once been a professional golfer and a mother who'd once been a professional tennis player, Buzzini used his good looks and athletic build to become one of the most successful male models of the mid-1980s. Aside from posing for many "International Male" catalogs, he also ...

8. Buzzy Kerbox

Stunts | Waterworld

According to the 1983 book on male models titled "Not Just Another Pretty Face," Buzzy was born in Indiana but moved with his family to Hawaii when he was 9 years old. He quickly took to surfing and in 1978 won the World Cup surfing title. A photographer spotted his picture in a surfing magazine ...

9. Chuck Connors

Actor | Soylent Green

Chuck Connors was born Kevin Joseph Connors in Brooklyn, New York, to Marcella (nee Lundrigan; died 1971) and Alban Francis "Allan" Connors (died 1966), Roman Catholic immigrants of Irish descent from the Dominion of Newfoundland (now part of Canada). Chuck and his two-years-younger sister, Gloria,...

10. Cornell Woolrich

Writer | Rear Window

Prolific mystery writer Cornell Woolrich was born in New York City, but his parents separated when he was young and he spent much of his childhood in Latin America with his father. Then he was sent back to New York to live with his rich, domineering mother, Claire. He attended Columbia University ...

11. Dan Pastorini

Actor | Killer Fish

Dan played both football and baseball at Bellarmine College Prep and, in 1968, he was drafted by the New York Mets who saw him as a potential major-league shortstop. He decided, however, to attend the nearby University of Santa Clara where he majored in political science and continued to play ...

12. Dick Simmons

Actor | Sergeant Preston of the Yukon

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Richard Simmons later moved to Minneapolis where he attended West High School and then the University of Minnesota. While at university he competed in fencing and swimming and also acted in a few theater productions. He left the Twin Cities in the 1930s and spent ...

13. Dirk Shafer

Writer | Circuit

Born in Carbondale, Illinois, (but raised in Oklahoma), Dirk first came to public attention when he appeared at age 27, in a photo-spread in Playgirl Magazine's "Holiday 1990" issue. This handsome, hairy-chested blond proved unusually popular with readers and when given a chance to select 1992's "...

14. Edd Byrnes

Actor | Grease

Edd Byrnes was born Edward Byrne Breitenberger on July 30, 1932 in New York City, the son of Mary (Byrne) and Augustus "Gus" Breitenberger. Edd shared an impoverished and unhappy childhood with brother Vincent and sister Jo-Ann. Their mother worked hard at various jobs to keep the family together ...

15. George Eastman

Actor | I nuovi barbari

Born Luigi Montefiori in 1942 near Genoa, Italy, the future actor provided artwork for various advertising agencies in Genoa before moving to Rome in 1966. Though he intended to further his art career, he became involved with a crowd of film people who urged him to put his good looks to advantage ...

16. George Nader

Actor | Robot Monster

Born in Pasadena, California, George Nader became interested in acting while still in school and appeared in several productions at the Pasadena Playhouse. This led to several small parts in movies before earning the lead role in the infamous 3D thriller Robot Monster (1953). The movie was bad but ...

17. Grant Williams

Actor | The Incredible Shrinking Man

As a child, Williams acted in summer stock productions. After graduation from high school he joined the Air Force for a four-year stint. Then, returning to New York, he took acting classes with Lee Strasberg. A few minor Broadway roles followed as did parts on some live TV dramas. One of these ...

18. Gregg Toland

Cinematographer | Citizen Kane

Born in Illinois in 1904, the only child of Jennie and Frank Toland, Gregg and his mother moved to California several years after his parents divorced in 1910. Through Jennie's work as a housekeeper for several people in the movie business, Gregg may had gotten a $12-a-week job at age 15 as an ...

19. James Luisi

Actor | First Ladies Diaries: Martha Washington

A native New Yorker, James Luisi attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights on a basketball scholarship. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He then played one season (1953-54) with the Baltimore Bullets in the National Basketball Association. His acting career began on the stage ...

20. Jan de Hartog

Writer | The Inspector

The son of a minister, de Hartog ran away to sea twice in his boyhood. Later, after attending the Netherlands Naval College, he went back to sea as a sailor. During this time he wrote detective stories and then a popular novel about tugboat crews titled "Holland's Glory". During the Nazi occupation...

21. Jim Palmer

Actor | The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

Jim's mother relocated from New York to California following the death of Jim's adoptive father. Jim was nine years old. His mother subsequently remarried and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where Jim attended high school. He excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. Though offered a basketball...

22. Johnny Briggs

Actor | Coronation Street

Born in South London on Sept 5, 1935, to Ernest and Rose Briggs, Johnny had a younger sister, Barbara, who died in 1955 at age 15. As a boy, he sang soprano in a church choir and during World War II he was evacuated to the safety of the English countryside. Back in London he won a scholarship, at ...

23. Robert Wilcox

Actor | Mysterious Doctor Satan

His father was a physician in Rochester, New York, who died when Wilcox was 16. He attended the University of Southern California but soon dropped out. A talent scout spotted him in a summer-stock production of "The Petrified Forest" and a series of "B" movies followed. In 1937 he married Florence ...

24. Robin Hawdon

Actor | Zeta One

His acting career began in the 1960s with appearances in a number of British television series as well as scattered roles in feature films. Then he played the male lead in When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970) and also starred in The Love Factor (1969) as a spoof James Bond. Hawdon also played a ...

25. Ron Harper

Actor | Pearl Harbor

Born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania--a small town just east of Pittsburgh--Ron Harper became valedictorian of his senior class and won an academic scholarship to Princeton University, where he supplemented his academic studies by appearing in a number of plays and musical comedies. He earned a ...

26. Ty Hardin

Actor | PT 109

Though born in New York City, Ty was raised in Texas and, after military service during the Korean War, took some classes at Texas A&M. He then moved west to California and won some minor roles in B movies. When TV's Clint Walker insisted on improvements in his Cheyenne (1955) contract, Warner ...


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