Michael Blodgett

Born Sep 26, 1940

Michael Blodgett was an American actor, novelist, and screenwriter. Of his many film and television appearances he is best known for his performance as gigolo Lance Rocke in Russ Meyer's 1970 cult classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. He retired from acting in the late 1970s and began a writing career.… Read More

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1939 Birth Born on September 26, 1939.


1967 27 Years Old In the summer of 1967, Blodgett served as emcee of Groovy, a beach-party dance show for teens on Los Angeles' KHJ-TV.
1968 28 Years Old In 1968, Blodgett moved to KTTV, where he hosted a 90-minute Saturday night talk show, The Michael Blodgett Show.


1970 30 Years Old After his role in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls in 1970, Blodgett appeared in the Western There Was a Crooked Man, opposite Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda, and then The Velvet Vampire (1971). … Read More
1978 38 Years Old Having become dissatisfied with the type of roles he was being offered, Blodgett made his last film appearance in 1978's Disco Fever and then shifted his focus to writing novels and screenplays.


1982 42 Years Old In 1982, Blodgett released his first novel, Captain Blood, followed by his second novel Hero and the Terror, that same year.
1986 46 Years Old His third novel, The White Raven, was released in 1986 and was later adapted into a 1998 film starring Ron Silver. … Read More
1988 48 Years Old He would make a cameo appearance in the 1988 adaptation of his novel Hero and the Terror, and he also contributed to interview segments in the documentary Above, Beneath and Beyond the Valley, which was featured on the 2006 DVD release of Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.


2007 68 Years Old Died on November 14, 2007.
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