Monday, December 18, 2017

Mystery actor

[Click for a larger, perhaps more recognizable view.]

Do you recognize him? Leave your best guess as a comment, and enter as often as you like. I’ll drop a hint if necessary.


11:15 a.m.: A hint: he’s best known for a role that might make you think of aviation or jazz.

2:00 p.m.: A better hint: he’s best known for playing a character whose nickname might make you think of jazz. The name of the organization the character belongs to might make you think of aviation.

4:30 p.m.: It’s Russ Tamblyn, best known as Riff, leader of the Jets in West Side Story (dir. Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961). Here, billed as Rusty Tamblyn, he plays young Bart Tare in Gun Crazy (dir. John H. Lewis, 1949).

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comments: 5

Chris said...

Your hint made me think of James Stewart (The Glenn Miller Story), but I'm sure that's wrong.

The Crow said...

Burt Lancaster? Or Mary Martin's son who had a role in the original Hawaii Five-O? (Oh, what is his name...James Something?)

Michael Leddy said...

I’ll improve the clue and add another.

Beer said...

James MacArthur

Michael Leddy said...

That’s who the Crow had in mind (Helen Hayes’s son). But the answer is now in the post.