Russ Conway
Russ Conway
Russ Conway was a Canadian-American character actor who appeared on film and television between 1947 and 1975.
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Top organist gives a show to remember - Crawley Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Royal Event was a Russ Conway composition, the march Down the Mall reviving memories of radio music-hall Hoagy Carmichael's The Nearness of You was similarly nostalgic. From three decades came Meredith Wilson's Seventy-Six Trombones, My Favourite
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Global popstar turned tour guide Gran, Aneka relives her days of stardom - Scottish Daily Record
Google News - over 5 years
Sting, Cliff Richard, Russ Conway and goodness knows how many others were there. "I was introduced to Paul, he said something complimentary, leant forward and gave me a kiss. I think I laughed and giggled mightily, and so did (his then wife) Linda!
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Is "The Game" The Greatest Hockey Book Ever? - Orland Kurtenblog (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Other consensus candidates might be George Plimpton's Open Net (George playing goalie for the Bruins), Russ Conway's Game Misconduct (a comprehensive takedown of Alan Eagleson, one of the most corrupt sports figures ever), Ed Willes' The Rebel League
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The Sports Book Hall of Fame - Grantland
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Other consensus candidates might be George Plimpton's Open Net (George playing goalie for the Bruins), Russ Conway's Game Misconduct (a comprehensive takedown of Alan Eagleson, one of the most corrupt sports figures ever), Ed Willes' The Rebel League
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ON PRO HOCKEY; Eagleson, Stopped in F.B.I Net, Blames It on Orr's Shots
NYTimes - almost 24 years
Alan Eagleson's memoirs "Power Play," (McClelland & Stewart, 1991) includes nine pictures of Bobby Orr. Eagleson often has said that his relationship with Orr helped Eagleson become hockey's top power broker for a quarter century. In that what goes around can come around, Eagleson's bitter break with Orr may have helped topple Eagleson from power
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Sports of The Times; Hockey's 'Ongoing' Concern
NYTimes - almost 25 years
IT'S as if Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull and Andy Bathgate, among hundreds of former National Hockey League players, might score again, long after unlacing their skates for the last time. It's as if the N.H.L., while grappling near the boards with one opponent, might be blindsided by a much more ferocious foe. Nearly a year ago, Howe, Hull, Bathgate,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Russ Conway
  • 2009
    Age 95
    Died on January 12, 2009.
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  • 1975
    Age 61
    His last screen appearance was in 1975 as an unnamed ship's captain in the 1975 episode "The Cruise Ship Murders" of the Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert CBS crime drama, Switch.
    More Details Hide Details Conway appeared in a few comedy programs too, including twice on CBS's The Jack Benny Program, including an episode starring Ginger Rogers. He also appeared once on ABC's Leave It to Beaver, NBC's Get Smart, and CBS's Mrs. G. Goes to College starring Gertrude Berg, Petticoat Junction. The Beverly Hillbillies, and The Munsters. For the last thirty-three years of his life, Conway made no further screen appearances. He died in his sleep at the age of ninety-five in Laguna Hills in Orange County, California.
  • 1974
    Age 60
    In 1974, Conway appeared on William Conrad's Cannon in the episode entitled "Where's Jennifer?".
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  • 1972
    Age 58
    In 1972, he guest starred in "A Game of Chess" on ABC's The F.B.I. starring Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. In 1973, he starred in the episode "The Winning Ticket" of NBC's short-lived Chase, starring Mitchell Ryan and Wayne Maunder.
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  • 1969
    Age 55
    He appeared as a judge in the 1969 episode "The Law and Order Blues" (Part 1) of Carl Betz's ABC legal drama Judd, for the Defense.
    More Details Hide Details Into the 1970s, Conway appeared on Jack Webb's Adam-12 police drama and twice as Dr. Jay L. Milton in two episodes of ABC's The Mod Squad. He guest starred three times on CBS's Mannix starring Mike Connors and four times on the same network's Mission: Impossible with Peter Graves.
    In 1969, Conway played Maxy Parker, bewildered father of the rebellious 16-year-old George Leroy Parker (Michael Margotta), in the syndicated series, Death Valley Days, hosted by Robert Taylor not long before Taylor's own death.
    More Details Hide Details Young Parker leaves home in search of riotous living, first in Salt Lake City, Utah. He takes the name Butch Cassidy from an older rustler acquaintance, Mike Cassidy (Tony Russel). The episode aired the same year as the popular Paul Newman and Robert Redford film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. His dramatic guest appearances included the role of 41-year-old Doug Parish in the 1954 episode "Climax" of the NBC crime drama, Mr. and Mrs. North. That same year, he appeared as Clemson in "The Horn That Blew Too Long" of Rod Cameron's first syndicated series, City Detective. In 1955 and 1956, Conway appeared twice on NBC's anthology series, The Loretta Young Show, first as Joe Davis in "He Always Comes Home" and then as Eddie in "Hapless Holiday". Other Conway roles were on four episodes of CBS's fantasy drama, The Millionaire aired between 1955 and 1958, but he was never the millionaire himself. He was Commander Loomis in the 1956 episode "A Day for a Stingray" of the ABC military drama Navy Log, formerly on CBS. He appeared twice on Ronald W. Reagan's General Electric Theater in the episodes "The Chess Game" and "Dropout" in 1956 and 1961, respectively, He guest starred in another CBS crime dramas, The Lineup and Checkmate. He played Detective Ben Cooper in the episode "Killer in Town" of Lee Marvin's M Squad series on NBC.
  • 1968
    Age 54
    In September 1968, Conway starred as a rancher in the Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color two-part episode "Boomerang, Dog of Many Talents".
    More Details Hide Details His co-stars were Patricia Crowley, Darby Hinton, and Darren McGavin. Conway appeared in historical roles on CBS's You Are There, narrated by Walter Cronkite and aired between 1953 and 1955. The episodes included "The Boston Tea Party", "The Assassination of Julius Caesar", "The Resolve of Patrick Henry", and "Washington Crosses the Delaware", with Conway portraying General George Washington in the December 25, 1776, crossing of the Delaware River from Pennsylvania into Trenton, New Jersey.
  • 1967
    Age 53
    In 1967, he was cast as the family patriarch, Albert Monroe, but only for the series premiere of ABC's The Monroes.
    More Details Hide Details Some of Conway's most memorable roles were on the Walt Disney anthology series. He appeared in fifteen of the nineteen episodes of the Mickey Mouse Club serial The Hardy Boys: "The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure" (1956). The next year, he starred in the Hardy Boys' "The Mystery of the Ghost Farm". He portrayed Fenton Hardy, the father of teenagers Frank and Joe Hardy, played respectively by Tim Considine, later of My Three Sons, and Tommy Kirk, later the Disney characters The Shaggy Dog and Merlin Jones. In 1959, Conway appeared as the father, Monty Morgan, of ABC's Disneyland in the two-part episode, "Moochie of the Little League", with 10-year-old Kevin Corcoran (born 1949) in the title role. James Brown appeared in the miniseries too as Andy Clinton. In 1960, he appeared in another two-part Disney episode starring Kevin Corcoran, "Moochie of Pop Warner Football".
  • 1966
    Age 52
    He appeared twice on NBC's Daniel Boone, including the role of Tom Mayberry in the 1966 episode entitled "Seminole Territory". -In 1963, he appeared in an episode of the short-lived ABC/WB western series, The Dakotas.
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  • 1963
    Age 49
    From 1963-1967, he appeared in four episodes of NBC's The Virginian: "Run Away Home", "Ryker" as Ed Hale, "The Dream of Stavros Karas" as Charley Cousins, and "Bitter Harvest" as Tom Hadley.
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  • 1961
    Age 47
    From 1961 to 1968, he appeared four times on NBC's Bonanza: as Dave Hart in "The Tax Collector", as attorney Jeremy Grant in "The Man Without Land", as Judge Horace Wheeler in "False Witness", and as Balenger in "The Passing of a King".
    More Details Hide Details Other NBC western roles were on Jeffrey Hunter's Temple Houston and Chuck Connors's acclaimed but short-lived Branded.
  • 1959
    Age 45
    Between 1959 and 1962, Conway guest starred three times on the Eric Fleming/Clint Eastwood CBS series, Rawhide, in the episodes entitled "Incident of the Town in Terror", "The Incident of the Running Man", and "Deserter's Patrol".
    More Details Hide Details He guest starred on other westerns: Rory Calhoun's The Texan, Peter Graves's Fury, Pat Conway's Tombstone Territory and Ty Hardin's Bronco as well as so many more: The Californians, The Rough Riders, Lawman, and Frontier Justice.
    He guest starred as another unnamed marshal forced to turn against his political patron in the 1959 episode "The Giant Killer" of the ABC-Warner Brothers production, Sugarfoot, starring Will Hutchins.
    More Details Hide Details Conway appeared with Roscoe Ates on "Long Odds" of Dale Robertson's Tales of Wells Fargo, in "St. Louis Woman" of The Tall Man, and as Tyler in "Trail Drive" of Laramie, all on NBC.
    He guest starred as Bart McCallin in the 1959 episode "McCallin's Daughter on CBS's Trackdown, starring Robert Culp, and twice on its sequel, Wanted: Dead or Alive, with Steve McQueen.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared on two other CBS series, Rory Calhoun's The Texan and Earl Holliman's Hotel de Paree, set in a fictitious Colorado town.
    He appeared in the 1959 episode "Act of Faith" of the NBC western series, The Californians.
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  • 1958
    Age 44
    Often placed in law-enforcement roles, Conway portrayed a sheriff in the 1958 episode "Rage for Vengeance" of ABC's Maverick and as Marshal Short in the 1958 episode "Ghosts of Cimarron" of another ABC/Warner Brothers western, Cheyenne, starring Clint Walker.
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    Conway was cast in two 1958 segments, "Diamonds in the Rough" and "When the Cat's Away" of Rod Cameron's State Trooper modern western crime drama.
    More Details Hide Details Conway twice was cast in episodes of the NBC children's western series, Fury, as Red Cummings in "Joey Goes Hunting" (1955) and in one of the later segments entitled "A Present for Packy" (1960).
  • 1957
    Age 43
    In 1957, he guest starred as Jared Martin (also the name of a subsequent actor) in the episode "Show of Force" on CBS's Have Gun – Will Travel starring Richard Boone.
    More Details Hide Details He further appeared as the character Frank Russell in the episode "Girl in the Cab" of the syndicated Casey Jones, starring Alan Hale, Jr., in the title role of railroad engineer John Luther "Casey" Jones.
    He appeared in 1957 and 1958 on CBS's Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre in the episodes "No Man Living" and "The Accuser".
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    He portrayed a character named "Stirling" in the 1957 episode "Judith" of the syndicated The Gray Ghost, an American Civil War drama based on the life of Confederate cavalry officer John Singleton Mosby.
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  • 1953
    Age 39
    Over the years, Conway guest-starred in many television westerns, including a forgotten 1953 episode "McCoy of Abilene", about the 1860s cattleman Joseph McCoy in Abilene and Dodge City, Kansas, Kansas, a segment of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, then on NBC.
    More Details Hide Details Conway's co-stars on Hallmark were Frances Bavier, Marjorie Lord, Leo Penn, James Best, and George Nader as Joseph McCoy. He appeared in the syndicated westerns, Hopalong Cassidy and twice on the Duncan Renaldo and Leo Carrillo series The Cisco Kid in the roles of an outlaw in "Cisco Meets the Gorilla" and as E.W. Akers in "The Ventriloquist".
  • 1952
    Age 38
    He then guest starred in three 1952-1953 episodes of Jack Webb's original Dragnet crime drama on NBC.
    More Details Hide Details Later, he guest starred on Reed Hadley's second CBS series, The Public Defender
  • 1951
    Age 37
    In 1951, Conway appeared on the detective series Boston Blackie.
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  • 1950
    Age 36
    Conway became best known for his multiple television appearances, beginning with "Sheep Thieves", the first of four episodes between 1950 and 1954, of the classic western The Lone Ranger.
    More Details Hide Details The other episodes featuring Conway are "Sinner by Proxy", "A Son by Adoption" and "The Bounty Hunter".
  • 1947
    Age 33
    At first, he had uncredited roles in some two dozen motion pictures from 1947–1953, beginning as a medic in Buck Privates Come Home and including The Heiress (film) appearing as Quintus SeaburyFlamingo Road, I Was a Male War Bride, Calamity Jane and Sam Bass about frontier characters Martha Jane Cannary and the bandit Sam Bass, Twelve O'Clock High, Ma and Pa Kettle on Vacation, and the 1952 film The Outcasts of Poker Flat, based on a Bret Harte short story of the same name.
    More Details Hide Details Though most of his work after 1953 was on television, Conway also appeared in notable films. He was Elvis Presley's friend Ed Galt in Presley's screen debut Love Me Tender. He also played the police officer who discovered Joan Crawford's body on the beach at the end of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? He played the Reverend Bethany of The War of the Worlds. One show everyone would want to have acted in was Leave It To Beaver. Mr. Conway appeared in season 5, episode 28 titled, The Younger Brother. The episode aired on April 14th, 1962. He played, Mr. Doyle. A City Parks Basketball coach who had coached Wally at one time and now hopes that Beaver will help to lead the team to a City Championship. Beaver lasts one practice. I am watching this episode as I write this.
  • 1937
    Age 23
    Born Russell Clarence Zink in Brandon, the second largest city of Manitoba, Canada, Conway earned a bachelor's degree in 1937 from the University of California at Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details Years later, he procured a master's in theatre arts from UCLA as well as teaching credentials. During World War II, he served in the United States Army, attached to the Special Services unit. For several months, he was entertainment director at the since defunct Fort Ord on Monterey Bay in California before he was sent to the Philippine Islands and then Japan. He worked as a producer and announcer for Armed Forces Radio.
  • 1913
    Born on April 25, 1913.
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