James Darren
Actor
James Darren
James William Ercolani, known by his stage name James Darren, is an American television and film actor, television director, and singer.
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Jerry Waxman: The Revolution Was Televised (Only We Didn't Know It)
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Dance programs on radio were nothing new in 1957. They had been around in one form or another since the dance marathons of the Depression years. Swing bands used to do remote national hookups into living rooms across the country and the kids used to dance at their house parties until all hours. This was best illustrated in the movie The Benny Goodman Story, where the band is mobbed in California by hordes of teenagers. They had no way of knowing at that time that there was an audience in the west. Frank Sinatra's time with the Dorsey orchestra was well spent gathering him a multitude of fans that went crazy over him in public. His 1942 dates at the Paramount are legend with bobbysoxers screaming, swooning and dancing in the aisles during the show. Radio dance programs were standard stuff by the late 30's. In Philadelphia, radio station WPEN had two hosts, Joe Grady and Ed Hurst, who used to broadcast from the downtown studio on Walnut Street. There was a dance floor in the ...
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Redlands Bowl festival ends its 88th season - Redlands Daily Facts
Google News - over 5 years
Highlights included the opening pops concert with James Darren and the San Bernardino Symphony; Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella"; State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara performing "Jungle Book"; and the Dallas Brass with Redlands middle and high
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'Star Trek' Celebrates Its 45th Anniversary in Las Vegas - Huffington Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
There's singing, there's dancing, there are plays, and alums Grace Lee Whitney, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Max Grodenchik, Terry Farrell, Ethan Phillips, Jeffrey Combs, James Darren, Tim Russ and many more provide the ultimate "Trek" mash-up
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Ryosuke Irie wins Men's 50m back-stroke title: Day three โ€“ 2011 World ... - bettor.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Germany's Philip Jan Glania was placed seventh in a time of 25.86 seconds and Russia's Parker James Darren Murray settled eighth in a time of 26.15 seconds. Meanwhile, the Women's 200m freestyle crown was taken over by Spanish swimmer, Melania Schmid
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REPORT: Trekkies invade Las Vegas for 'Star Trek' con - HollywoodSoapbox.com
Google News - over 5 years
Saturday finished with a performance of Nevermore, a one-man show about Edgar Allen Poe, performed by Jeffrey Combs, and a gala concert by James Darren, perhaps best known for his roles on Gidget, The Time Tunnel and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
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'Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story' At Mystic Seaport Aug. 18 - Hartford Courant
Google News - over 5 years
But the book's success was nothing compared to that of the movie, "Gidget," starring Sandra Dee as Gidget, James Darren as Moondoggie and Cliff Robertson as Kahoona (The Big Kahuna in the movie).. "The movie came out in spring 1959, when I was up in
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Beam up to the Rio for 'Star Trek' convention - Las Vegas Review - Journal
Google News - over 5 years
A gala celebration at 9:30 pm Saturday will feature James Darren in concert. Tickets are $30. Event tickets, priced at $35 Thursday and Friday and $40 Saturday and Sunday, are available at the door or at www.creationent.com. Tickets for children 12 and
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Charges finalized in Massey case - Quensel Cariboo Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Along with Massey, 36-year-old James Darren Peacock of Chilliwack and 34-year-old Kelly Edward Champagne of Abbotsford were also arrested. Immediately following the arrests, RCMP drug enforcement officers obtained warrants on a home and four businesses
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Darren Passed On Fontaine Multiple Times - Trek Today
Google News - over 5 years
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fans have fond memories of episodes that included the hologram lounge singer Vic Fontaine, but actor/singer James Darren wasn't impressed at first by the chance to play the popular character. Like many actors, Darren wanted
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Tab Hunter Turns 80: RIDE THE WILD SURF, BATTLE CRY on TCM - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Hunter and The Time Tunnel's James Darren play rancher Van Heflin's sons. Next is Ride the Wild Surf, starring Hunter and teen idol Fabian as a couple of dudes riding waves in Hawaii. Featuring some cool surfing footage and tons of corny dialogue,
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Traveling back through the Advocate archives for July 6 - Green Bay Press Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
At the movies: "Gidget Goes Hawaiian" starring James Darren and Deborah Walley; also showing, "The Last Time I Saw Archie" with Robert Mitchum and Jack Webb. ยป Deaths: Alvin G. Brungraber, 57, Egg Harbor; Mary Grosskopf, 71, Sturgeon Bay;
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July-August Conventions - Trek Today
Google News - over 5 years
Plenty of Trek actors will be in attendance at The Official Star Trek Convention Las Vegas including: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Sir Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Kate Mulgrew, George Takei, John Cho, Grace Lee Whitney, James Darren,
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Police chase ends in crash - Gaston Gazette
Google News - over 5 years
A Dallas police officer spotted James Darren Satterfield stealing approximately $8000 of metal from R&R Powder Coating Inc. on Gibson Court, warrants say. When police approached Satterfield, he hopped back in the truck that he had been loading with
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REDLANDS: Summer Music Festival opens - InlandSoCal.com
Google News - over 5 years
Movie and TV star James Darren crooned to a near-capacity audience Friday at the opening of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival. Darren performed Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra songs with the San Bernardino Symphony under the
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Celebrity preview: Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Pauly D, EDC in spotlight - Las Vegas Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Candlebox is at Silverton Casino Lodge, and James Darren is across I-15 at South Point. Saxophonist Rocky Gordon and The KGB (Killer Groove Band) are at Lake Las Vegas, Atlanta Rhythm Section is at Suncoast for two nights, The Spinners are at Cannery,
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What's Hot This Weekend 06/24/11 - Las Vegas Review - Journal
Google News - over 5 years
This week: The Electric Daisy Carnival, Britney Spears, Rush, Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Garth Brooks, Mary Wilson, Frank Sinatra Jr., James Darren, Golden Rainbow's Ribbon of Life, Circus Couture's The Revolution, NHL Awards, Pauly D, Afrojack,
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Downtown living... at its oldest - Pittsburgh Post Gazette (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
People of a certain age will remember the old TV show "Time Tunnel" in which James Darren and Robert Colbert played scientists who "got trapped in a top secret portal in time," according to tvparty.com. They would go tumbling through this tunnel and
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of James Darren
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2001
    Age 64
    The album showed Darren, a close friend of Frank Sinatra, comfortably singing in the Sinatra style; the 2001 follow-up Because of You showed similar inspiration from Tony Bennett.
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  • 1998
    Age 61
    In 1998, he achieved renewed popularity as a singer through his appearances on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in the role of holographic crooner and advice-giver Vic Fontaine; many of his performances on the show were re-recorded for the album This One's from the Heart (1999).
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  • FORTIES
  • 1983
    Age 46
    Later Darren had a regular role as Officer James Corrigan on the television police drama T. J. Hooker from 1983โ€“1986.
    More Details Hide Details Subsequently he worked as a director on many action-based television series, including Hunter, The A-Team, and Nowhere Man, as well as dramas such as Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 27
    He was the singing voice of Yogi Bear in the 1964 animated film, Hey There, It's Yogi Bear!, on the song "Ven-e, Ven-o, Ven-a".
    More Details Hide Details Prior to that, he was the singing and speaking voice of "Jimmy Darrock" on an episode of The Flintstones. He then achieved success co-starring as impulsive scientist and adventurer Tony Newman in the science fiction television series, The Time Tunnel (1966โ€“1967). In the 1970s, Darren appeared as a celebrity panelist on Match Game.
  • 1963
    Age 26
    In 1963 he signed a seven picture deal with Universal, starting with The Lively Set.
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  • 1961
    Age 24
    Darren's role in the 1961 World War II film The Guns of Navarone was an attempt to break out of his teen image.
    More Details Hide Details Darren: The people handling my career at that point didn't really take advantage of it. I did another Gidget film which I hated (Gidget Goes to Rome) and I didn't want to do it. I thought that I'd be doing those for the rest of my life, but I also did a film called Diamond Head in-between those two films, which had some wonderful characters and a great cast. Sure, it did help. Even today, Navarone has helped. I mean, here we are today talking about Navarone. When you're in a classic film like that, it lasts forever.
  • 1959
    Age 22
    Twice, in 1959 and 1961, Darren played teen idols on episodes of The Donna Reed Show.
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    He notably played Moondoggie in Gidget in 1959, and recorded a string of pop hits for Colpix Records, the biggest of which was "Goodbye Cruel World" (#3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961).
    More Details Hide Details It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Another sizeable hit was "Her Royal Majesty" (#6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962). He is also featured in one of the Scopitone series of pop music video jukebox films ("Because You're Mine").
  • 1958
    Age 21
    Two years after the divorce, Darren married Evy Norlund, Miss Denmark 1958.
    More Details Hide Details They had two sons, Christian (born c. 1960) and Anthony (born c. 1964). Many compilation albums also exist.
    Darren and Terlitsky had a son James Jr., or Jimmy, and divorced in 1958.
    More Details Hide Details James Jr. was adopted by Gloria's third husband, and is now known as journalist and TV commentator Jim Moret.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1955
    Age 18
    In 1955 Darren married Gloria Terlitsky, his sweetheart since 1953.
    More Details Hide Details Her father opposed their marriage because Terlitsky was Jewish while Darren was Catholic.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1936
    Born
    Born in Philadelphia, on June 8, 1936, Darren began his career as a teen idol, having been discovered by talent agent and casting director Joyce Selznick.
    More Details Hide Details Darren later described it: I was studying acting in New York City with Stella Adler. I'd been studying with her for a couple of years. I went to see some agents in New York and they said in order to get work, you need to have photographs taken. As I was walking down Broadway after class one day, I saw this photographer's studio, Maurice Seymour. I went in and had pictures taken. I went back to look at the proofs and his secretary, a woman by the name of Yvonne Bouvier, asked me if I was interested in getting into film. I said yeah, I was. She said I know someone you should meet. She set up a meeting between me and Joyce Selznick, who worked for Screen Gems. I went down to 1650 Broadway, the Brill Building. On my way to a meeting with Joyce, we just happened to get on the elevator at the same time. She kept staring at me. I never met her. She never met me. We got off at the same floor and walked to the same office. That was our meeting. Joyce brought me over to Columbia Pictures about a week later and got me a contract there. A few weeks later Darren was cast in the lead of Rumble on the Docks (1956). This got him a lot of fan mail and the studio cast him in The Brothers Rico and Gunman's Walk.
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