Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Intriguing Trivia Re The Late Actors Fess Parker & Peter Graves
Intriguing Trivia on the late Fess Parker & Peter Graves
By Dr.Franklin Ruehl,Ph.D.
Host of TV’s “Mysteries From Beyond the Other Dominion"
-Fess Parker: TV's "Davy Crockett" and "Daniel Boone" had a memorable cameo in "Them"(1954) as a bush pilot (Alan Crotty) confined to a cell to keep him mum about having seen colossal flying ants.
Disney execs viewed the film with an eye toward casting James Arness(an FBI agent in the film) as Davy Crockett, but were so impressed with Parker’s role that he was given the part that brought him both fame and fortune.
-Peter Graves: Probably best known for his "Mission: Impossible" TV role (1966-72), he essayed the parts of a scientist who made radio contact with Martians in "Red Planet Mars"(1952), locked horns with alien invaders in "Killers From Space"(1954), opposed a Venusian monster in "It Conquered The World"(1956), and destroyed gargantuan grasshoppers in "Beginning of the End"(1957).
And,here is my special tribute to the late actor Peter Graves:
May the Power of the Cosmos be with You!