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John Gavin, actor who became ambassador to Mexico, has died
AP/ Citizens Voice ^ | February 9, 2018

Posted on 02/09/2018 4:00:50 PM PST by SMGFan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Gavin, the tall, strikingly handsome actor who appeared in "Spartacus," ''Psycho" and other hit films of the 1960s before becoming President Ronald Reagan's ambassador to Mexico, has died at age 86.

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: chat; gavin; hollywood; johngavin; obituary
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1 posted on 02/09/2018 4:00:51 PM PST by SMGFan
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I liked his brother Fred.


2 posted on 02/09/2018 4:01:35 PM PST by NonValueAdded (#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning #covfefe)
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To: SMGFan

He was a HUNK!!!!!


3 posted on 02/09/2018 4:03:23 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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Soper handsome man. Would be considered a heart throb back in the day. Better looking than some of the girly boys today.


4 posted on 02/09/2018 4:08:45 PM PST by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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He was HANDSOME as HELL!!!


5 posted on 02/09/2018 4:09:31 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: dforest

Whoops!, super, not soper.


6 posted on 02/09/2018 4:09:38 PM PST by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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To: Ann Archy

Eye candy!


7 posted on 02/09/2018 4:10:18 PM PST by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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To: SMGFan
He played the broke boyfriend in Psycho.
8 posted on 02/09/2018 4:11:12 PM PST by nickcarraway
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From the article:

After appearances in a handful of 1950s B-movies, Gavin's breakthrough came in 1958 when he landed the lead role of a World War II German soldier in "A Time to Love and a Time to Die."
The film was based on an Erich Maria Remarque novel, and Universal Studios, having won an Academy Award in 1930 with its adaptation of Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front," was hoping lightning would strike again.

With a postwar audience hungering for escapism, however, it didn't happen and neither the film nor its leading man fared well with critics.


'cept "The Bridge on the River Kwai" won a bazillion academy awards to include best picture.

RIP John Gavin.
9 posted on 02/09/2018 4:13:07 PM PST by stylin19a (Best.Election.of.All-Times.Ever.In.The.History.Of.Ever)
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To: dforest

EYE DIABETES!!!


10 posted on 02/09/2018 4:14:05 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Good lookin’ overload!


11 posted on 02/09/2018 4:15:14 PM PST by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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To: dforest

Handsome as Heaven!


12 posted on 02/09/2018 4:18:43 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SMGFan

RIP


13 posted on 02/09/2018 4:19:58 PM PST by xp38
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Always confused him with Clint Walker except Clint had about 50 pounds on him. LOL


14 posted on 02/09/2018 4:21:15 PM PST by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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To: Ann Archy

So.......dont hold back. How do you really feel?


15 posted on 02/09/2018 4:24:00 PM PST by CrazyIvan (A gentleman arms himself for the protection of others.)
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To: SMGFan

Really sorry to hear this. RIP


16 posted on 02/09/2018 4:27:26 PM PST by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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His second wife, Constance Towers is still acting.
She started in 1952, played Hannah Hunter in the 1959 John Wayne movie Horse Soldiers and played the retired librarian
Sadie Dunhill in 11.22.63. She was also in General Hospital from 1997 to 2017 as Helena Cassadine. An
acting career spanning 65 years. No mean feat.


17 posted on 02/09/2018 4:29:00 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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It is rare when we can feast upon a honey like this and there are no rumors that I can see that he was gay!

He should have been cloned. Hah


18 posted on 02/09/2018 4:30:13 PM PST by dforest (Never let a Muslim cut your hair.)
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19 posted on 02/09/2018 4:30:35 PM PST by henbane
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6′ 4″

All the actors where tall in the old days.

20 posted on 02/09/2018 4:31:34 PM PST by donna (Even white men are innocent until proven guilty.)
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