Michael Blodgett
Actor, novelist, screenwriter
Michael Blodgett
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.
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College update - Appleton Post Crescent
Google News - almost 6 years
Michael Blodgett (Appleton North): The Monmouth College senior won the triple jump at the Midwest Conference championships with a jump of 45 feet, 5.75 inches. Blodgett finished third in the long jump with a distance of 22-11.75
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Monmouth College Scots dominate MWC track again - Monmouth Daily Review Atlas
Google News - almost 6 years
Michael Blodgett picked up plenty of points in three field events. The senior won the title in the triple jump with an effort of 45-5 3/4. He also took third in the long jump and the javelin. Senior sprinter Saidu Sesay rounded out the men's
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Monmouth Scots look to continue track dominance - Monmouth Daily Review Atlas
Google News - almost 6 years
Michael Blodgett has been a jack-of-all-trades in the field events. He is ranked first in the triple jump and long jump and is second in the javelin. He could get scoring help in the triple jump where Adam Sanden is seeded third and Karston Anderson is
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College Update - Appleton Post Crescent
Google News - almost 6 years
Michael Blodgett (Appleton North): The senior at Monmouth College was named the Midwest Conference men's field event Performer of the Week. At the Loras Open, Blodgett recorded a career best with a jump of 46-¾. He also picked up a win in the long jump
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MC success at pair of meets - Monmouth Daily Review Atlas
Google News - almost 6 years
A pair of firsts were picked up by Michael Blodgett in the jumps. The senior won the triple jump with a career-best mark of 46'0-3/4'. Karston Anderson was right behind in second at 44'0-3/4”. Blodgett also soared 21'3-1/2” for the win in the long jump
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DNR suggests testing private wells for bacteria - WEAU-TV 13
Google News - almost 6 years
Drinking Groundwater Supervisor Michael Blodgett said "We need homeowners to realize that it's their responsibility to monitor this kind of thing, and to be protective, to get your water tested, to keep your family safe.” Well tests can cost $15 to $18
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Review/Film; On the Lam, The Lessons Harvard Law Didn't Teach
NYTimes - about 26 years
"Run," about a Harvard law student who falls afoul of a powerful gangster and is forced to go on the lam, is something Kafka might have thought of if Kafka had been interested in knocking off mindless television-movie scripts as a sideline. "Run" stars Patrick Dempsey, which is a mistake right away. Mr. Dempsey, as the fleet-footed Charlie Farrow,
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Review/Film; A Droll Buddy Who Drools And Eats a Stereo Speaker
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: ''Turner and Hooch'' is yet another mismatched-buddy movie, only this time the fussy partner is played by Tom Hanks and the slobby partner by someone who truly slobbers. Scott Turner is a small-town police investigator and Hooch is a dog even Turner describes as ''massive and ugly,'' a creature with huge floppy jowls, from which run great
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Review/Film; A Detective Who Just Won't Wait
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Chuck Norris's big problem in ''Hero and the Terror'' is that he is a police detective who never waits for his backup. As Danny O'Brien, his life is full of other unlikely complications: he feels guilty about undeserved heroism; his pregnant girlfriend, who used to be his psychiatrist, won't marry him; his best friend is killed by a serial
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Film: Liza Minnelli in 'Rent-a-Cop'
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: THE cop for rent in ''Rent-a-Cop,'' which opens today at the Criterion and other theaters, is Burt Reynolds. He is reduced to taking a job as a security guard in a Chicago department store after a $2 million drug bust ends with everybody except him being blown away. It is during the busted bust, which starts things in brisk fashion, that he
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FALL PREVIEW 1982
NYTimes - over 34 years
Joseph Canon, editor in chief of E.P. Dutton, is of the opinion that a good novel can help to overcome a company's economic blues. And he cites several fall books: ''A Bloodsmoor Romance,'' by Joyce Carol Oates, described as ''the other side of 'Little Women' ''; Gerald Seymour's ''Archangel,'' by one of the authentic thriller writers, and Stanley
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 66
    Died on November 14, 2007.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1988
    Age 47
    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.
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  • 1986
    Age 45
    His third novel, The White Raven, was released in 1986 and was later adapted into a 1998 film starring Ron Silver.
    More Details Hide Details With his writing partner Dennis Shryack, Blodgett penned the screenplays for Rent-A-Cop (1987) starring Burt Reynolds, Turner & Hooch (1989) starring Tom Hanks, and Run (1991) starring Patrick Dempsey. Blodgett was married four times and had three daughters. His daughter, Lucy Blodgett Fisher is married to actor, Miles Fisher. Blodgett died at his home in Los Angeles of an apparent heart attack.
  • 1982
    Age 41
    In 1982, Blodgett released his first novel, Captain Blood, followed by his second novel Hero and the Terror, that same year.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 37
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 29
    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).
    More Details Hide Details Throughout the 1970s, Blodgett appeared in films and guest starring roles in television series including Barnaby Jones and The Secrets of Isis.
  • 1968
    Age 27
    In 1968, Blodgett moved to KTTV, where he hosted a 90-minute Saturday night talk show, The Michael Blodgett Show.
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  • 1967
    Age 26
    In the summer of 1967, Blodgett served as emcee of Groovy, a beach-party dance show for teens on Los Angeles' KHJ-TV.
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  • OTHER
  • 1939
    Age -2
    Born on September 26, 1939.
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