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08-01-2019 02:09 PM
I'm watching a Murder She Wrote episode that guest stars actor David Hedison. I just learned that he passed away on July 18th.
I remember him from the series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and then saw him in reruns of The Fly (1958).
Boy, was he handsome through his entire life.
08-01-2019 02:59 PM
Throughout the run of "Murder She Wrote, Angela Lansbury was wonderful about casting older actors, many of whose careers had greatly diminished by that time. She's still a nifty lady.
08-01-2019 03:04 PM
Oh gosh I remember him. I did not know his name, but I sure remember him on TV and in movies. Yes, he sure was handsome. RIP.
08-01-2019 04:02 PM
Oh, I love him, thanks for posting this, @birdmama.
Coincidentally, last night hubs and I were watching him in an episode of "Barnaby Jones". I was complaining that they had him playing a villain, who kills his cousin during a house party, successfully makes it look like a burglary "gone wrong", and makes a play for susceptible Betty (Barnaby's widowed daughter-in-law/secretary.
I only liked to see David in sympathetic roles, ha, like his stalwart "Captain Crane" in "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea". He and another terrific yeoman actor, Richard Basehart, as "Admiral Nelson", make a great team on "Voyage...." By the way, that show runs weekly on weekends on MeTV.
Besides his very soulful looks, Hedison had a very expressive, and pleasingly, slightly hoarse voice which was a big asset to him as an actor. RIP.
08-01-2019 04:42 PM
I loved Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and still watch it on MeTV. I always thought David Hedison was so good looking which helped me like the series even more!!!!
May he be with God and I thank him for entertaining me acting in a great tv series!!!!
08-01-2019 05:38 PM - edited 08-01-2019 05:56 PM
@birdmama Thanks for the news; I was unaware of it.
Gosh he was truly handsome, like a Greek God with his chisled features. He used to be in a lot of things back in the '60s and '70s - on lots of TV shows in guest roles. His daughter, Alexandra, looks just like him facially and is gorgeous. She is married to Jodie Foster. She has also done some acting and appeared in Showtime's The "L" Word. Alexandra:
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