Jeffrey Hunter was an American film and television actor and producer known for his roles in films such as The Searchers and King of Kings. On television, Hunter was known, following his death, for his 1965 role as Capt. Christopher Pike in the original pilot episode of Star Trek and the use of that footage in "The Menagerie". Hunter was born in New Orleans, the son of Edith Lois and Henry Herman McKinnies. After 1930, he was reared in Milwaukee, where he graduated from Whitefish Bay High School, he was involved in school sports and began acting in local theater and radio in his early teens. He worked for station WTMS-FM and the Children's Theatre of the Air, sponsored by the Wauwatosa School Board. From 1942 to 1945 he spent his summers appearing in small roles for a touring summer stock company from New York, the Northport Players, he made his professional radio debut in his senior year in high school on a program called "Those Whose Serve", playing a GI. After graduating from high school in 1945, Hunter joined the United States Navy.
He completed a naval radar course at the Radio Technical School and was assigned to Communications Division, Headquarters of the Ninth Naval District, Great Lakes, Illinois. He did not see any battle duty, due to a broken arch-bone suffered in a high school football accident. Hunter was discharged from the Navy in May 1946 and went to Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in the fall of that year, majoring in speech and radio and minoring in psychology and English. At college he appeared including Ruth Gordon's Years Ago, he acted with the NU Theatre summer stock company at Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania in 1947, appearing in "Too Many Husbands", "The Late George Apley", "Payment Deferred", "The Merchant of Venice", "Fata Morgana." He did radio work with the NU Radio Workshop and Radio Guild, worked summers with the NBC Radio Institute in Chicago. Hunter's first film role came in 1949. While at Northwestern he was one of a number of students who were cast in David Bradley's version of Julius Caesar.
The movie is best remembered today for starring a young Charlton Heston as Mark Antony. He graduated from NU on August 26, 1949 moved to the University of California at Los Angeles to get his master's degree in radio. In 1950, he was appearing in a college production of All My Sons and was spotted by talent scouts from 20th Century Fox and Paramount. Paramount tested him - doing two scenes from All My Sons with Ed Begley, they offered him an option. The young actor agreed and the studio changed his name to "Jeffrey Hunter" on 1 June 1950. Fox started off Hunter in a small role in Fourteen Hours, shot in New York for director Henry Hathaway, he had a two-minute scene in Call Me Mister was given a bigger part in the all-male war movie The Frogmen for director Lewis Milestone, supporting Richard Widmark and Dana Andrews. Hunter was a "campus Casanova" in a Jeanne Crain drama, Take Care of My Little Girl, directed by Jean Negulesco. Fan response to these appearances was positive and Hunter moved into leading roles with Red Skies of Montana, billed third in a film about smokejumpers with Richard Widmark.
He had a more conventional male juvenile lead in Belles on Their Toes, a sequel to Cheaper by the Dozen, which reunited him with Crain. Marilyn Monroe gave a interview where she discussed Hunter's appeal: To me, Jeff is the acme of young American manhood. Why, he looks. He's handsome, but this is not what impresses me, he has sort of -- an all-encompassing type of magnetism. And he's a walking advertisement for marriage. You can't be with Jeff more than two minutes without realizing that he takes his marriage and adores his wife and child, he talks about them and with extreme pride... You would be certain to guess without knowing, that Jeff is the real athletic type, he likes to ski and can you think of anyone who would look better soaring down a mountain? Fox gave Hunter his first starring role in Lure of the Wilderness, a remake of Swamp Water, directed by Negulesco and opposite Jean Peters. After Dreamboat, where Hunter supported Clifton Webb and Ginger Rogers, Hunter was given his best role yet: the starring part in a war film, Sailor of the King, based on C. S. Forester's book, Brown on Resolution.
Although financed by Fox it was a British film, with British talent — Hunter was cast as a Canadian to explain his accent. Sailor of the King was a minor success, as was a Western Hunter made with Mitzi Gaynor, Three Young Texans. Princess of the Nile was an "Eastern" with Debra Paget in the title role, it was not successful either and Hunter did not manage to transition into being a top line star. The title role in Prince Valiant, mentioned for him, was given to Robert Wagner. "It was a terrible disappointment to me," said Hunter later. "I just didn't know. It seemed, they were making a lot of pictures on the lot, but I wasn't cast in any of them and I couldn't understand why since I started out
Jose Ramón Gil Samaniego, known professionally as Ramón Novarro, was a Mexican-born United States film and television actor who began his career in silent films in 1917 and became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920s and early 1930s. Novarro was promoted by MGM as a "Latin lover" and became known as a sex symbol after the death of Rudolph Valentino. Novarro was born José Ramón Gil Samaniego on February 6, 1899 in Durango City, north-west Mexico, to Dr. Mariano N. Samaniego, his wife, Leonor; the family moved to Los Angeles, California, to escape the Mexican Revolution in 1913. Novarro's direct ancestors came from the Castilian town of Burgos from where two brothers emigrated to the New World in the seventeenth century. Allan Ellenberger, Novarro's biographer, writes:he Samaniegos were an influential and well-respected family in Mexico. Many Samaniegos had prominent positions in the affairs of state and were held in high esteem by the president. Ramon's grandfather, Mariano Samaniego, was a well-known physician in Juarez.
Known as a charitable and outgoing man, he was once an interim governor for the State of Chihuahua and was the first city councilman of El Paso, Texas... Ramon's father, Dr. Mariano N. Samaniego, was born in Juarez and attended high school in Las Cruces, New Mexico. After receiving his degree in dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania, he moved to Durango and began a flourishing dental practice. In 1891 he married the beautiful daughter of a prosperous landowner; the Pérez-Gaviláns were a mixture of Spanish and Aztec blood, according to local legend, they were descended from Guerrero, a prince of Montezuma. The family estate was called the "Garden of Eden". Thirteen children were born there: Emilio. At the time of the revolution in Mexico, the family moved from Durango to Mexico City and back to Durango. Three of Ramón's sisters, Guadalupe and Leonor, became nuns, he was a second cousin of Andrea Palma. He entered films in 1917 in bit parts, he supplemented his income by working as a singing waiter.
His friends and director Rex Ingram and his wife, the actress Alice Terry, began to promote him as a rival to Rudolph Valentino, Ingram suggested he change his name to "Novarro." From 1923, he began to play more prominent roles. His role in Scaramouche brought him his first major success. In 1925, Novarro achieved his greatest success in Ben-Hur, his revealing costumes caused a sensation. He was elevated into the Hollywood elite; as did many stars, Novarro engaged Sylvia of Hollywood as a therapist. With Valentino's death in 1926, Novarro became the screen's leading Latin actor, though ranked behind his MGM contemporary, John Gilbert, as a leading man, he was popular as a swashbuckler in action roles and considered one of the great romantic lead actors of his day. Novarro appeared with Norma Shearer in The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg and with Joan Crawford in Across to Singapore, he made his first talking film, in Devil-May-Care. He starred with Dorothy Janis in The Pagan, with Greta Garbo in Mata Hari, with Myrna Loy in The Barbarian and opposite Lupe Vélez in Laughing Boy.
When his contract with MGM Studios expired in 1935 and the studio did not renew it, Novarro continued to act sporadically, appearing in films for Republic Pictures, a Mexican religious drama, a French comedy. In the 1940s, he had several small roles in American films, including We Were Strangers, directed by John Huston and starring Jennifer Jones and John Garfield. In 1958, he was considered for a role in the television series The Green Peacock, with Howard Duff and Ida Lupino, after their CBS Television sitcom Mr. Adams and Eve; the project, never materialized. A Broadway tryout was aborted in the 1960s. Novarro kept busy on television, appearing in NBC's The High Chaparral as late as 1968. At the peak of his success in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Ramón Novarro was earning more than US$100,000 per film, he invested some of his income in real estate, his Hollywood Hills residence is one of the more renowned designs by Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright. When his career ended, he was still able to maintain a comfortable lifestyle.
Novarro was troubled all his life by his conflicted feelings toward his Roman Catholic religion and his homosexuality. His life-long struggle with alcoholism is traced to these problems. In the early 1920s, Novarro had a romantic relationship with composer Harry Partch, working as an usher at the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the time, but Novarro broke off the affair as his acting career began to become successful.. He was romantically involved with Hollywood journalist Herbert Howe, his publicist in the late 1920s, with a wealthy man from San Francisco, Noël Sullivan. Along with Dolores del Río, Lupe Vélez and James Cagney, Novarro was accused of promoting Communism in California after they attended a special screening of the film ¡Que viva México! by famed Russian filmmaker Sergei M. Eisenstein. Novarro was murdered on October 30, 1968, by brothers Paul and Tom Ferguson, aged 22 and 17, who called him and offered their sexual services, he had in the past hired prostitutes from an agency to come to his Laurel Canyon home for sex, the Fergusons obtained Novarro's telephone number from a previous guest.
According to the prosecution in the murder case, the two young men believed th
Joseph Angelo D'Allesandro III is an American actor and Warhol superstar. Having crossed over into mainstream roles like mobster Lucky Luciano in The Cotton Club, Dallesandro is considered to be the most famous male sex symbol of American underground films of the 20th century, as well as a sex symbol of gay subculture. Dallesandro starred in the 1968 film produced by Flesh, as a teenage street hustler. Rolling Stone magazine in 1970 declared his second starring vehicle, the "Best Film of the Year", making him a star of the youth culture, sexual revolution and subcultural New York City art collective of the 1970s. Dallesandro starred in 1972's Heat, another Warhol film, conceived as a parody of Sunset Boulevard, he was born in Pensacola, Florida to Joseph Angelo D'Allesandro II, in the U. S. Navy, his mother, Thelma Testman, was 16 years old. By the time he was five years old, she was serving five years in a Federal Penitentiary for interstate auto theft. Dallesandro and his brother Bobby were taken to New York by their father, who worked as an electrical engineer.
Both boys were placed into the Angel Guardian Home in Harlem, prior to being fostered by a couple in Brooklyn. The family moved to North Babylon, Long Island; the senior D'Allesandro would visit them about once a month at their foster parents' home. Dallesandro was content living with his foster parents, but reportedly began to resent them, thinking that they were preventing him from living with his father. Dallesandro began acting out, became aggressive, he ran away from his foster home until his birth father relented and allowed him to live with him. At age 14, Dallesandro and his brother moved to Queens to live with their paternal grandparents and their father. At age 15, he was expelled from school for punching the school principal, who had insulted his father. After this, he began stealing cars. In one such instance, Dallesandro panicked and smashed the stolen car he was driving through the gate of the Holland Tunnel, he was stopped by a police roadblock and was shot once in the leg by police who mistakenly thought he was armed.
Dallesandro managed to escape being caught by police, but was arrested when his father took him to the hospital for his gunshot wound. He was sentenced to Camp Cass Rehabilitation Center for Boys in the Catskills in 1964. In 1965, he ran away from the camp, supported himself by nude modeling, appearing most notably in short films and magazine photos for Bob Mizer's Athletic Model Guild. Dallesandro met Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey in 1967 while they were shooting Four Stars, they cast him in the film on the spot. Warhol would comment "In my movies, everyone's in love with Joe Dallesandro."Dallesandro played a hustler in his third Warhol film, where he had several nude scenes. Flesh became a crossover hit with mainstream audiences, Dallesandro became the most popular of the Warhol stars. New York Times film critic Vincent Canby wrote of him: "His physique is so magnificently shaped that men as well as women become disconnected at the sight of him."As Dallesandro's underground fame began to cross over into the popular culture, he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone in April 1971.
He was photographed by some of the top celebrity photographers of the time: Francesco Scavullo, Annie Leibovitz, Richard Avedon. Dallesandro appeared in Lonesome Cowboys, Heat, Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, Andy Warhol's Dracula directed by Morrissey; these last two films were shot in Europe. After filming was complete, he chose not to return to the U. S, he appeared in Serge Gainsbourg's Je t'aime moi non plus, which starred Gainsbourg's wife, British actress Jane Birkin. Dallesandro continued to star in films made in France and Italy for the rest of the decade, returning to the U. S. in the 1980s. He made several mainstream films during the 1990s. One of his first notable roles was that of 1920s gangster Lucky Luciano in Francis Coppola's The Cotton Club. Working with manager/attorney Stann Findelle, his career enjoyed a resurgence, he had roles in Critical Condition opposite Richard Pryor, Sunset with Bruce Willis and James Garner, Cry-Baby with Johnny Depp, Guncrazy with Drew Barrymore, Steven Soderbergh's 1999 film The Limey.
He has worked in television. In 1986, he co-starred in the ABC drama series Fortune Dane; the series lasted only five episodes. Dallesandro has made guest appearances on Wiseguy, Miami Vice, Matlock; the Teddy Award, an honor recognizing those filmmakers and artists who have contributed to the further acceptance of LGBT people and artistic vision, was awarded to Joe in February 2009. A biography, Little Joe: Superstar by Michael Ferguson was released earlier in 2001, a filmed documentary, Little Joe, was released with Dallesandro serving as writer and producer, his adopted daughter, Vedra Mehagian served as a producer of the film. Dallesandro is bisexual, has married three times, has three children, he married his first wife, the daughter of his father's girlfriend, in 1967. Their son, was born December 19, 1968; the marriage was dissolved in 1969. Dallesandro has a grandson and a granddaughter by his son Michael, as well as a grandson by his son Joseph, his second marriage was to Theresa in 1970.
Their son, Joseph A. Dallesandro, Jr. was born November 14, 1970. The couple divorced in early 1978. In 1987, Dallesandro was married a third time, to Kimberly. Semi-retired from acting, as of 2009 Dallesandro managed an apartment building in Los Angeles. In Lou Reed's song, "Walk on the Wild Side"
Sidney Skolsky was an American writer best known as a Hollywood gossip columnist. He ranked with Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons as the premier Hollywood gossip columnists of the first three decades of the sound picture era. A radio personality in addition to having his own syndicated newspaper column, Skolsky was a screenwriter and movie producer who acted in the radio and in the movies. Skolsky claimed to be the person who gave the nickname "Oscar" to the Academy Award and was credited for the introduction of the use of the word beefcake. Skolsky was born to a Jewish family, the son of dry goods store proprietor Louis Skolsky and his wife Mildred in New York City, he studied journalism at New York University before becoming a Broadway press agent for the theatrical impresarios Earl Carroll, Sam Harris, George White. When he became the New York Daily News gossip columnist in 1928, the 23-year-old Skolsky was the youngest Broadway gossip columnist plying his trade on the Great White Way, he had a Sunday column, "Tintypes", profiles of actors and other production personnel and Hollywood creative types, that continued in print for 52 years, until a couple years before his death.
He moved to Hollywood in 1933, where he moonlighted as a story editor for Darryl F. Zanuck's Twentieth Century Pictures; the New York Daily Mirror hired him away from the Daily News in 1937, he moved to the New York Post in 1943. United Features syndicated his column to other newspapers, he had a regular column in Photoplay, the country's premiere movie magazine. His Photoplay column was bylined "From A Stool At Schwab's", the Hollywood drugstore, he helped promulgate the myth Lana Turner had been discovered there, when it had been another Sunset Boulevard establishment, The Top Hat Cafe, closer to Lana's alma mater, Hollywood High. He helped champion and was close to Marilyn Monroe. While Skolsky might not have created the nickname "Oscar" for the Academy Award, he is the first person to use the nickname in print for Hollywood's premier award, in his 16 March 1934 column. In 1946, he became a movie producer with The Jolson Story, nominated for several Academy Awards, he followed. Starting in 1954, KABC-TV Los Angeles featured him in Sidney Skolsky's Hollywood.
He wrote five books about Hollywood and the movies, including a 1975 autobiography, Don’t Get Me Wrong, I Love Hollywood. Skolsky atherosclerosis, he was married for 54 years with whom he had had two daughters. His writings are part of the permanent collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library. Sidney Skolsky on IMDb Sidney Skolsky, by Jon C. Hopwood
Victor John Mature was an American stage and television actor who starred most notably in several movies during the 1950s, was known for his dark hair and smile. His best known film roles include One Million B. C. My Darling Clementine, Kiss of Death and Delilah, The Robe, he appeared in a large number of musicals opposite such stars as Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable. Mature was born in Kentucky, his father, Marcello Gelindo Maturi Marcellus George Mature, was a cutler from Pinzolo, in the Italian part of the former County of Tyrol. His mother, Clara P. was Kentucky-born and of Swiss heritage. An older brother, Marcellus Paul Mature, died of osteomyelitis in 1918 at age 11. Victor attended St. Xavier High School in Louisville, the Kentucky Military Institute, the Spencerian Business School, he sold candy and operated a restaurant before moving to California. Mature acted at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. For three years, he lived in a tent in the backyard of Mrs Willigan, the mother of a fellow student, Catherine Lewis.
He was spotted by an agent for Hal Roach while acting in a production of To Back. Mature signed a seven-year contract with Roach in September 1939. Roach cast Mature in a small role in The Housekeeper's Daughter, for which one reviewer called him "a handsome Tarzan type". Roach gave Mature his first leading role, as a fur-clad caveman in One Million B. C.. The film was publicized and it raised Mature's profile. Roach put him in a swashbuckler set during the War of 1812, Captain Caution; as Hal Roach only made a handful of movies every year, he loaned out Mature's services to RKO, who used him as a leading man in the Anna Neagle–Herbert Wilcox musical, No, No, Nanette. The studio people were so pleased with his performance, they bought an option to take over half of Mature's contract with Hal Roach, enabling them to draw on his services for two films a year over three years. Wilcox wanted to reunite Mature with Neagle in Sunny. Roach announced Mature would support Victor McLaglen in Broadway Limited, but Mature was not cast in the final film.
Mature was worried about the direction of his career at this stage, claiming, "nobody was going to believe I could do anything except grunt and groan." So he went to New York City to try the theatre. He signed Retreat to Pleasure by Irwin Shaw. Shortly afterwards it was announced he would appear instead in the musical Lady in the Dark with a book by Moss Hart and songs from Ira Gershwin and Kurt Weill. Mature described his role: First, this secretary came out saying'What a beautiful hunk of man!' Danny Kaye topped that with a long, long introductory number. I made my entrance. John Barrymore told me; the musical debuted on Broadway in January 1941 and was a smash hit, making a star of Danny Kaye and Macdonald Carey, causing fresh appreciation for Mature's talents. His performance was well received, Brooks Atkinson of The New York Times calling him "unobjectionably handsome and affable"; the description of Randy Curtis in the musical - "Beautiful Hunk of Man" - would be used to describe Mature throughout his career.
Mature missed some of the run due to an emergency appendectomy, but ended up playing the role until June. When Mature left Lady in the Dark, he announced that 20th Century Fox had bought out half of Mature's contract with Hal Roach, his first film under the contract was to be Bowery Nightingale with Alice Faye. He was going to follow this with The Shanghai Gesture for Arnold Pressburger and Josef von Sternberg at United Artists. Bowery Nightingale was not made, so Fox instead assigned Mature to appear in a thriller with Faye, I Wake Up Screaming. Filming of The Shanghai Gesture was postponed to enable Mature to finish Screaming, a popular success; the Shanghai Gesture proved popular. Mature was announced for Highway to Hell, which ended up being postponed. Mature was paid $450 a week under his contract with Roach for Shanghai Gesture, but Roach received $3750 a week for Mature's services. Roach received $22,000 for Mature in Song of the Islands, but Mature was paid $4,000, he asked for a pay increase of $1,250 a week.
RKO wanted Mature for Passage to Bordeaux and Josef Von Sternberg wanted him for Lady Paname. Instead, Mature made another musical for Fox. In November 1941, Fox bought out the four years remaining on Mature's contract with Hal Roach for $80,000. Roach had not wanted to sell. Mature would be paid $1,500 a week, he had had six commitments with RKO. "The studio will have to make a success of me," said Mature."I wasn't pampered the way a Tyrone Power was," Mature recalled of his time at Fox. "Zanuck would say,'If you're not careful, I'll give you Mature for your next picture'."Fox talked of reuniting Hayworth and Mature in a Russian set war film Ski Patrol. Instead Mature was lent to RKO for a musical with Seven Days' Leave; this was followed by Foo
Robert Conrad is a retired American film and television actor and stuntman. He was best known for his role in the 1965–69 television series The Wild Wild West, playing the sophisticated Secret Service agent James T. West, he portrayed World War II ace Pappy Boyington in the television series Baa Baa Black Sheep. In addition to acting, he was a singer, recorded several pop/rock songs in the late 1950s and early 1960s as Bob Conrad, he has hosted a weekly two-hour national radio show on CRN Digital Talk Radio since 2008. Conrad was born Conrad Robert Falk in Illinois, his father, born Leonard Henry Falk, was 16 years old. His mother, Alice Jacqueline Hartman, was 15 years old when she gave birth, named her son after her own father, she became first publicity director of Mercury Records. She married twice, including once to Chicago radio personality Eddie Hubbard in 1948. Eddie Hubbard and Jackie Smith had a child together before splitting up in 1958. Conrad attended Chicago schools including South Shore High School, Hyde Park High School, the YMCA Central School, New Trier High School.
He dropped out at age 15 to live on his own and begin working full time, including jobs loading trucks for Consolidated Freightways and Eastern Freightways, driving a milk delivery truck for Chicago's Bowman Dairy. After working in Chicago for several years and studying theater arts at Northwestern University, Conrad pursued an acting career. One of his first paying roles was a week-long job posing outside a Chicago theater when the 1956 film Giant was showing. Conrad studied singing. In 1957, Conrad met actor Nick Adams while visiting James Dean's gravesite in Indiana; the two became friends, Adams suggested that Conrad move to California to pursue acting. Adams got Conrad a bit part in the 1958 film Juvenile Jungle. Adams was supposed to appear in it, but withdrew so he could take a part in a different movie, his brief non-speaking role in Juvenile Jungle enabled him to join the Screen Actors Guild. He had a small role in the film Thundering Jets and made his TV debut in the Bat Masterson episode, "One Bullet from Broken Bow".
Conrad was soon signed to an acting contract by Warner Bros. He sang, released several recordings with Warner Bros. Records on a variety of LPs, EPs, SPs 33-1/3 and 45 rpm records during the late 1950s and early 1960s, he had a minor Billboard hit song in "Bye Bye Baby" which reached #113. At Warners, he appeared in the 1958 second season of the James Garner series Maverick, he guest-starred in a number of other shows, either for Warners or Ziv Television, including Highway Patrol, Colt.45, Sea Hunt, The Man and the Challenge, Lock Up. Warners had a big success with its detective show 77 Sunset Strip and made Hawaiian Eye, a follow-up series. Conrad starred as detective Tom Lopaka, he was introduced on Strip spun off into his own series that ran from 1959–1963, both in the U. S. and overseas. During the series' run, Conrad appeared on an episode of the Warners series The Gallant Men; when Hawaiian Eye was over, Conrad starred in Palm Springs Weekend, Warners' attempt to repeat the success of Where the Boys Are with its young contract players.
In Mexico, Conrad signed a recording contract with the Orfeon label, where he released two albums, with a few singles sung in Spanish. In 1964, he guest-starred on an episode of Temple Houston and performed in the comedic film La Nueva Cenicienta; the next year, he was in the episode "Four into Zero" of Kraft Suspense Theatre and played Pretty Boy Floyd in Young Dillinger alongside his old friend Nick Adams. In 1965, Conrad began his starring role as government agent James West on the popular weekly series The Wild Wild West, which aired on CBS until its cancellation in 1969, he made $5,000 a week. While starring in The Wild Wild West, Conrad found time to work on other projects as well, he went to Mexico in 1967 to appear in Ven a musical. He formed his own company, Robert Conrad Productions, under its auspices he wrote, starred in, directed the 1967 Western film The Bandits. Conrad appeared in episodes of Mission: Impossible. In 1969, he signed a three-picture deal with Bob Hope's Doan Productions.
The first two were meant to be Keene No Beer in Heaven but only the first was made. In 1969, he debuted as prosecutor Paul Ryan in the TV movie D. A.: Murder One. He reprised the movie in D. A.: Conspiracy to Kill and the short-lived 1971 series The D. A.. He was in such made-for-television movies as Weekend of Terror and Five Desperate Women, he tried another TV series as American spy Jake Webster in Assignment Vienna, which only lasted eight episodes. He was a murderous fitness franchise promoter in an episode of Columbo. Conrad starred in the feature films Murph the Sudden Death, he reprised his role as Paul Ryan in the TV movie Confessions of the D. A. Man. Conrad found ratings success again from 1976 to 1978 as legendary tough-guy World War II fighter ace Pappy Boyington in Baa Baa Black Sheep, retitled for it