Well, Classic Movie fans, at least.
Hello Everybody. We’re back again with a photo contributed by one of our readers. Pat Williamson, who a few weeks ago shared a photo of herself with legendary Marlene Dietrich, thought we might like to see this photo of her late husband, Hugh, when he appeared with Fess Parker and Buddy Ebsen in the Disney classic “Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier.”
How many of you still have, or at least remember, your coon skip caps? Speaking of hats, Pat remembered that the actors had to provide their own wardrobe and Hugh had to go out and shop for his hat.
Thanks Pat. Always nice to remember. Say, your husband looked a bit like Gary Cooper, didn’t he?
LAST FRIDAY’S PIC: That was Gig Young nee Byron Barr. Young is best remembered as the sadistic master of ceremonies in director Sydney Pollack’s Depression-era, marathon-dancing film “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” — for which he won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for 1969.
The Academy Award somehow didn’t result in the career jolt that Young had hoped for. He appeared in only four films after that in nondescript supporting roles.
Young was obviously a deeply troubled man. Alcoholism marred his career and his five marriages, especially the last. Weeks after wedding German actress Kim Schmidt in 1978, Young shot her to death in their New York City apartment, and then fatally shot himself.
We wonder if his life would have turned out better had he lived it as Byron Barr.