Gregg Palmer

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Gregg Palmer
Gregg Palmer in Magnificent Obsession still.JPG
Palmer in Magnificent Obsession, 1954
Born
Palmer Edwin Lee [1] [2]

(1927-01-25)January 25, 1927
DiedOctober 31, 2015(2015-10-31) (aged 88)
Occupation(s)Film and television actor
Years active1950–1982
Spouse
Ruth Stump Brooks
(m. 1967;died. 1999)
[3]

Palmer Edwin Lee (January 25, 1927 – October 31, 2015), known by his stage name Gregg Palmer, was an American film and television actor. [4]

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Biography

Born in San Francisco, California, [3] Palmer served in the United States Army Air Corps as a cryptographer in World War II. [5] He began his acting career in 1950 with the uncredited role of an ambulance driver [5] in the film My Friend Irma Goes West . [6]

Palmer (right) with Kathleen Crowley in The Rebel Set, 1959 Kathleen Crowley-Gregg Palmer in The Rebel Set.jpg
Palmer (right) with Kathleen Crowley in The Rebel Set, 1959

Palmer guest-starred in numerous television programs, including Gunsmoke , Bonanza , Wagon Train , Kolchak: The Night Stalker , The Virginian , The Wild Wild West , Rawhide , Star Trek: The Original Series , Mannix , Mission: Impossible and Death Valley Days . [5] [6] He also appeared in films, including Big Jake , Rio Lobo , Magnificent Obsession , To Hell and Back , The Shootist , The Rebel Set , Zombies of Mora Tau , [7] Taza, Son of Cochise , Francis Goes to West Point and The Creature Walks Among Us . [3] [6] Palmer played Tom McLowery in the western television series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp . Palmer retired in 1982, his last credit being in the miniseries The Blue and the Gray .

Palmer in Big Jake, 1971 Gregg Palmer in Big Jake still.JPG
Palmer in Big Jake, 1971

Palmer died in October 2015 in Encino, California, at the age of 88. [5] [6]

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References

  1. "Actor Makes Good, Gets a New Name; Palmer Lee Emerges as Gregg Palmer as Universal Starts Grooming Him for Stardom". The New York Times . July 8, 1953. Retrieved September 5, 2021.
  2. Room, Adrian (January 10, 2014). Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, 5th Ed. McFarland. p. 366. ISBN   9780786457632 via Google Books.
  3. 1 2 3 Magers, Boyd. "Gregg Palmer". Western Clippings. Archived from the original on July 11, 2021. Retrieved September 5, 2021 via Wayback Machine.
  4. Halliburton, Suzanne (April 11, 2021). "John Wayne Gave His Co-Star This Iconic Nickname". Outsider. Retrieved September 5, 2021.
  5. 1 2 3 4 "Gregg Palmer Obituary (1927 – 2015)". The Times . November 2, 2015. Retrieved September 5, 2021.
  6. 1 2 3 4 Barnes, Mike (November 5, 2015). "Gregg Palmer, Bad Guy in John Wayne's 'Big Jake,' Dies at 88". The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved September 5, 2021.
  7. Johnson, John (1996). Cheap Tricks and Class Acts: Special Effects, Makeup, and Stunts from the Films of the Fantastic Fifties. McFarland. p. 214. ISBN   9780786400935 via Google Books.