Gregg Palmer
American actor
Gregg Palmer
Gregg Palmer, originally Palmer Lee is an American actor, known primarily for his prolific work in television westerns. He appeared from 1960-1975 in varying roles in twenty episodes of CBS's Gunsmoke with James Arness, thirteen segments of the syndicated Death Valley Days, and nine episodes of NBC's The Virginian starring James Drury in the title role. He guest starred five times on Bonanza, NBC's longest-running western.
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Television movies for the week of Aug. 28 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
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Woody Harrelson. Survivors of a zombie apocalypse use creative means to dispatch the undead as they make their way toward a rumored safe haven in Los Angeles. (R) (1:30) ENC: Tue. 3:35 PM, 4:05 AM (CC) • Zombies of Mora Tau '57. Gregg Palmer
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Jamie Hamilton is this year's outstanding GJ Lion - Grand Junction Sentinel
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... received from the community is vast, but he said he was both honored and humbled to have his name added to the list of 64 distinguished professionals who have received the award in the past, including Gregg Palmer, Doug Simons and Tillie Bishop
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Council not too keen on making its email public - Grand Junction Sentinel
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News that Carrol Zehner was charged $1300 for the documents, in part, prompted former council member Gregg Palmer to request that the city open that process. City staff had said Zehner's request for records was so broad it took hours of staff time to
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Blu-ray Review: The Comancheros - Blogcritics.org (blog)
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The story here opens with gambler/wanderer Paul Regret (a young Stuart Whitman) gunning down a jealous opponent (Gregg Palmer) in a duel. When informed (by an aged Henry Daniell) that the man he just killed is the son of a local Louisiana judge — and
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Adios, arbitrary - VillageSoup Belfast (blog)
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Although SDHS lost perhaps its biggest advocate and cheerleader for SBE when former principal Gregg Palmer left last spring, there are still many staff members there who believe in SBE and who are working to make sure it is successful at their school
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Televised meetings, improved collections of city sales tax accomplished during ... - Grand Junction Sentinel
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Term-limited City Councilman Gregg Palmer wants to see the land above, donated years ago to the city by the Burkey family, developed into a city park. He said he hopes future councils will make good on his wish for the 18-acre tract of land
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gregg Palmer
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 88
    Palmer died in 2015 at the age of eighty-eight.
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  • 2013
    Age 86
    In a June 2013 wide-ranging interview with Jeremy Roberts of Examiner.com, Palmer attributed his multiple acting appearances to his preparation: "If you come prepared and do your best, you'll work.
    More Details Hide Details When you don't perform right, you're not called back".
  • 1999
    Age 72
    His wife, Ruth Palmer, died in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details Palmer lived in Encino, California, and was an avid golfer. Palmer has attended Golden Boot programs but had not won the award himself.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1981
    Age 54
    He also appeared in the 1981 slasher film Scream (1981).
    More Details Hide Details There were even a few sitcom appearances, including a recurring role as Harry on the CBS series Run, Buddy, Run, starring Jack Sheldon. He appeared too on CBS's Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. and The Good Guys, on NBC's Get Smart and the 1957 version of Blondie.Palmer's last screen appearance was as a colonel in the 1982 ABC miniseries The Blue and the Gray.
  • 1978
    Age 51
    In 1978, Palmer appeared as Loman in James Arness's second western, How the West Was Won.
    More Details Hide Details In 1955, Palmer portrayed Lieutenant Manning in the autobiographical Audie Murphy World War II film To Hell and Back. Palmer played an unemployed actor in The Rebel Set (1959). Thereafter, he appeared in numerous drama roles over the years, including the ABC/WB detective shows: Surfside 6 and 77 Sunset Strip. Palmer played Lou Montell in "High Tide", the second episode of Surfside 6. From 1960-1963, he appeared in the 77 Sunset Strip episodes "The Parallel Caper" "Framework for a Badge", and "To Catch a Mink". He also guest starred in the ABC/WB crime drama, The Roaring 20s. Other drama appearances included Highway Patrol, Navy Log, The Lineup, The Millionaire, Lloyd Bridges's Sea Hunt, The Untouchables (uncredited as Paul Di Marco), Run for Your Life, The Long Hot Summer (as Grant Johnson in episode "Man with Two Faces"), Cannon, Tarzan, CHiPs, Mission: Impossible, and Star Trek, as a rancher in the 1968 episode "Spectre of the Gun".
  • FORTIES
  • 1977
    Age 50
    In 1977, Palmer appeared as mountain man Jim Bridger in the two-part Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color presentation "Kit Carson and the Mountain Man".
    More Details Hide Details Christopher Connelly starred as Kit Carson, and Robert Reed portrayed John C. Fremont. Gary Lockwood also appeared as Brett Haskell.
  • 1976
    Age 49
    In 1976, Palmer was cast as the unnamed "Burly Man" in the last of Wayne's films, The Shootist.
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  • 1970
    Age 43
    He played Karl Riker in the 1970 film Chisum and John Goodfellow in the 1971 film Big Jake, all starring John Wayne.
    More Details Hide Details He also became a member of the John Wayne Stock Company, founded in 1945, with original members including Ward Bond, Grant Withers, and Paul Fix.
  • 1969
    Age 42
    Palmer was cast as Ezra Parker in the 1969 film The Undefeated.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he played the role of Jacob in the episode "A Key for the Fort" in the syndicated series Death Valley Days, hosted by Robert Taylor not long before Taylor's own death. The story line focuses on a young Eliza Stewart Udall, who sends the first telegraph message from Arizona Territory and works with her Aunt Cora (Ivalou Redd) to nurse an ill Ute chief, Black Wing (George Keymas), back to health. The episode was filed at Pipe Spring National Monument.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1965
    Age 38
    Palmer also appeared three times between 1965 and 1968 in Robert Conrad's unconventional western, The Wild Wild West.
    More Details Hide Details In 1972, Palmer appeared on ABC's Alias Smith and Jones series.
    In 1965-1966, he appeared as Curly in the episode "The Golden Trail" and as Sergeant Mason in "The Dance of the Laughing Death" in NBC's Laredo western series.
    More Details Hide Details In 1967 and 1968, he appeared three times in Stuart Whitman's 90-minute western Cimarron Strip in episodes entitled "Journey to a Hanging", "The Deputy", and "The Greeners".
    His next western roles came in 1965: as Mace in the episode "The Violent Land" of CBS's Rawhide, as Mel Combs in the episode "Winner Lose All" of ABC's The Big Valley, and as Doc in "$10,000 for Durango" of NBC's Branded, the second Chuck Connors western.
    More Details Hide Details The next year, he appeared as Moose Walters in "A Real Tough Town" of ABC's The Legend of Jesse James, starring Christopher Jones in the title role, with Allen Case as Frank James.
  • 1962
    Age 35
    In the 1962-1963 season, Palmer appeared twice on NBC's Laramie: as Duke in "The Long Road Back" and as Chuck Logan in "Badge of Honor".
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    Through 1962, he appeared in four segments of CBS's Have Gun - Will Travel, starring Richard Boone: "Fragile", "The Misguided Father", "Fight at Adobe Wells", and "Trial at Tablerock" as a sheriff.
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    In 1962, Palmer appeared as Colton in the episode "Destinies West" of Ty Hardin's ABC/WB series, Bronco series, a spin-off of Cheyenne.
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  • 1961
    Age 34
    He appeared as Cowlin in the 1961 episode "The Dead Ringer" of the syndicated series Two Faces West starring Charles Bateman.
    More Details Hide Details From 1957-1961, Palmer appeared in three episodes of Dale Robertson's NBC series Tales of Wells Fargo: "Chips", "The Warrior's Return", and "Death Raffle".
    He then played Heff in the 1961 episode "Sam Bass" of NBC's The Outlaws.
    More Details Hide Details From 1956 to 1961, he appeared five times as Tom McLowery in ABC's The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp starring Hugh O'Brian in the title role: "So Long, Dora, So Long", "Doc Holliday Faces Death", "The Law Must Be Fair", "Just Before the Battle", and "The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral".
    In 1961, he appeared as Blanchard in the episode "A Gun Is for Killing" in NBC's The Tall Man, a fictionalized account of the relationship between Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
    More Details Hide Details He then appeared as Dillard in the episode "The Frightened Town" of the ABC/WB western, Cheyenne, starring Clint Walker.
  • 1960
    Age 33
    He appeared as Tracy McNeil in the 1960 episode "Old Stefano" of the ABC/Warner Brothers western series, Lawman, set in Laramie, Wyoming, and starring John Russell and Peter Brown.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he appeared as Captain McKinley in "Welcome Enemy" in Will Hutchins's ABC/WB western Sugarfoot.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1955
    Age 28
    From 1955 to 1958, Palmer appeared five times on the syndicated 26 Men, starring Tristram Coffin and based on the actual files of the Arizona Rangers law enforcement group.
    More Details Hide Details The episodes are entitled "Chain Gang", "The Vanquisher", "Runaway Stage", "Hole Up", and "Terror in Paradise". During the late 1950s, Palmer was particularly busy in acting, having appeared on The Lone Ranger, Rod Cameron's syndicated State Trooper, Scott Brady's syndicated Shotgun Slade, Grant Sullivan's syndicated western Pony Express, John Lupton's ABC series Broken Arrow, John Payne's The Restless Gun on NBC, Kirby Grant's Sky King, Jeff Richards's Jefferson Drum on NBC, Rex Allen's syndicated Frontier Doctor, and Rory Calhoun's The Texan on CBS. He appeared on NBC's Buckskin as Jackel in the episode "A Man from the Mountains" and Cimarron City as Tom Hiller in "The Bitter Lesson". During the 1960s, Palmer appeared in Earl Holliman's Hotel de Paree western as Cooper in the episode "Sundance and the Bare-Knuckled Fighters". He then appeared in NBC's short-lived Overland Trail in the role of Will Purdom in the episode "Vigilantes of Montana". Other appearances were on ABC's The Man From Blackhawk, Henry Fonda's and Allen Case's The Deputy on NBC, and three segments of Wagon Train, when it was aired on NBC.
    On March 4, 1955, Palmer appeared as Jack Slade in an episode of Jim Davis's syndicated western series Stories of the Century.
    More Details Hide Details Slade was the superintendent of the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company, based in Julesburg in northeastern Colorado, who sets out to capture the outlaw Jules Beni, played in the episode by Paul Newlan. Elaine Riley appeared as Slade's wife, Maria Virginia.
  • 1952
    Age 25
    In 1952, he appeared as William Norton in the comedy film Francis Goes to West Point, starring Donald O'Connor.
    More Details Hide Details Palmer claimed that he was going to be pushed as a big star by Universal in a similar manner to their other stable of stars, but in the 1950s the studio changed, hiring out major stars from other studios rather than build up their own. Palmer was soon dropped and went freelance.
    In 1952, he had minor roles as Gratton Dalton of the Dalton gang in the film, The Cimarron Kid, and as Joe Bent in The Battle at Apache Pass.
    More Details Hide Details In the early 1950s, Palmer and Marilyn Monroe both unsuccessfully auditioned for roles as Abner and Daisy Mae in a proposed Li'l Abner television series based on the Al Capp cartoon, but the effort never materialized. Palmer was signed to a contract with Universal Pictures.
  • 1950
    Age 23
    In 1950, at the age of twenty-three, he procured his first screen role, as an uncredited ambulance attendant in the Martin and Lewis comedy film My Friend Irma Goes West.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1946
    Age 19
    He was discharged in 1946 as a sergeant.
    More Details Hide Details Palmer worked as a bouncer, truck driver, and in construction before he became a radio disc jockey.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Age 0
    Born on January 25, 1927.
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