Russ Tamblyn
Actor
Russ Tamblyn
Russell Irving "Russ" Tamblyn is an American film and television actor, who is arguably best known for his performance in the 1961 movie musical West Side Story as Riff, the leader of the Jets gang. He is also known for appearing in such films as Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Peyton Place and The Haunting.
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Robert Wise's 'The Haunting' marks 50 years with Russ Tamblyn
LATimes - over 3 years
The actor, who recalls getting a chill during filming, will join Stephen Farber for a screening at the Landmark Regent in Westwood. Robert Wise's chilling 1963 psychological horror film, "The Haunting," is a ghost story that actually never conjures up a ghost on screen.
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Jeryl Brunner: A Conversation With Betty Buckley
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
The recent Broadway musical hit, the Mystery of Edwin Drood, was born from unique circumstances. When Charles Dickens died in 1870, he was halfway though his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In the story, Drood, who is engaged to be married, disappears on Christmas Eve. But with no Dickens to finish the tale, the whodunit remained a mystery. The book has been the subject of deep intrigue from Dickens scholars and fans like writer/producer/singer Rupert Holmes. (Remember his "If You Like Pina Colada" song, "Escape"?) So Holmes actually wrote a musical based on the Dickens work. He set the action at a Victorian-age theater where the actors perform as a show within a show. And curiously, Holmes wrote Drood to be played by a woman. Enter actress and singer Betty Buckley who played the title role when Drood first opened on Broadway in 1985. (This most recent version of the show is a revival.) She was already a star known for playing Abbie, the stepmom in the popul ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 5
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Dec. 30: Actor Joseph Bologna is 78. Actor Russ Tamblyn is 78. Singer Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary is 75. Director James Burrows ("Cheers," ''Taxi") is 72. Actor Fred Ward ("The Right Stuff") is 70. Singer Mike Nesmith of The Monkees is 70. Singer Patti Smith is 66. Musician Jeff Lynne is 65. TV host Meredith Vieira ("Today," ''The View") is 59. Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph ("Moesha") is 57. Country singer Suzy Bogguss is 56. Actress Patricia Kalembar ("Sisters") is 56. "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer is 55. Actress-comedian Tracey Ullman is 53. TV host Sean Hannity is 51. Singer Jay Kay of Jamiroquai is 43. Drummer Byron McMackin of Pennywise is 43. Actress Meredith Monroe ("Dawson's Creek") is 43. Actor Jason Behr ("The Grudge," ''Roswell") is 39. Actress Lucy Punch ("Ben and Kate") is 35. Singer-actor Tyrese is 34. Actress Eliza Dushku ("Dollhouse," ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer") is 32. Guitarist Tim Lopez of Plain White T's is 32. Actress Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville") is 30. Si ...
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Regina Weinreich: Bowling for Our Time and West Side Story on Broadway
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Among the many theater talents donning their bowling shoes at Lucky Strike on Monday night in support of Our Time -- Paul Rudd, Steve Kazee, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Eve Plumb, Noah Emmerich, Mariska Hargitay, to name a few, one stood out: Julianna Padilla. A young woman who bravely introduced herself in a determined effort, illustrating a mastery of strength over stutter, then blew the crowd away singing "Put Your Hand Up," her own composition. Her act illustrated the success of an organization committed to helping young people who stutter step forward in school, theater, and life with skill and confidence. Steve Kazee, the star of this year's Tony-winning Once said he was moved to participate because he lisped as a kid, not the same thing, he said, but he could relate. The evening's host, Paul Rudd on his night off from Grace at the Cort Theater, played a stutterer in a play, Three Days of Rain, a few seasons ago and came to Taro Alexander, Our Time's founder, to learn how to d ...
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Years before Howard Keel starred on TV's Dallas, his musicals were more than OK! - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Ava Gardner and Agnes Moorehead; Kiss Me Kate (1953), again co-starring Kathryn Grayson and featuring Keenan Wynn, Ann Miller and Bob Fosse; Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954), with Jane Powell, Julie Newmar, Russ Tamblyn and Jeff Richards;
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'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark' triggers unintentional laughs as well as scares - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
"The Haunting" (1963) -- Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House" inspires this classic chiller about a group (including Julie Harris, Claire Bloom and Russ Tamblyn) investigating supernatural phenomena at a cursed New England mansion
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Search Past 7 days Archives - Boston Herald (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
But she's also the daughter of Russ Tamblyn from West Side Story! This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 3:24 pm and is filed under Celeb Interview, Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed
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EXCERPT; Excerpt - Rebels in Paradise - By Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
NYTimes - over 5 years
Chapter One 1963: Andy and Marcel The seven-foot Elvis in the Ferus Gallery window was startling, even by Los Angeles standards. In the gallery's back room, paintings of Elizabeth Taylor, with her outsized red lips and slashes of bright blue eye shadow, greeted visitors. Andy Warhol was fixated on celebrities and it wouldn't be long before he would
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Arrested Development Movie Plot Leaks Out? - OC Weekly (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
David Lynch fans know her as the daughter of one of that mad genius' favorite and most-used actors, Russ Tamblyn. But everyone else knows her from TV's House, Joan of Arcadia and General Hospital as well as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies
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David Cross and Amber Tamblyn to Tie the Knot - Extra TV
Google News - over 5 years
Tamblyn, 28, is the daughter of veteran actor/dancer Russ Tamblyn ("Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "West Side Story"). Her big break came when she starred in the 2003 TV show, "Joan of Arcadia." She also starred in 2005's "The Sisterhood of the ... - -
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Let's get animated: 'Rango,' 'Rio' - VillageSoup Belfast (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Lt. jg Woodsworth “Smitty” Smith (Russ Tamblyn of “Peyton Place”) is asked to pretend to know Michelle by the commanding officer to forestall trouble. The commanding officer is Lt. Cmdr. Ben Bradville (Ron Randell), whose long-time spouse Liz (Janis
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10 Best Movies With Greek Subtitles - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
The film's all-star cast includes Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, and Russ Tamblyn. “A Man Escaped.” “A Man Escaped” is a 1956 French war drama with Greek subtitles. It tells of a French Resistance activist who plans an elaborate escape from a
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OFFBEAT: Broadway's 'West Side Story' a beautiful musical story of love and loss - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
And the big screen adaptation from 1961, starring Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn, also holds a special place in the hearts of many audiences. For the new stage story telling, Kyle Harris as Tony and Ali Ewoldt as Maria,
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Movie Classic WEST SIDE STORY to be Shown at Florida Theatre, 9/4 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
The film stars Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn and Rita Moreno. In this adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the Jets led by Riff and the Sharks,
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Classic musical rumbling on Chicago stage - nwitimes.com
Google News - over 5 years
Fans of the popular film "West Side Story" starring Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, Russ Tamblyn, George Chakiris and Richard Beymer will want to check out this monumental live production. "We're thrilled to be bringing the show to Chicago
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Ventura Film Festival Wins Big on 2011 Opening Night - Ventura County Star
Google News - over 5 years
Ventura Film Festival presented the 50th Anniversary of West Side Story and lifetime achievement awards to the cast of West Side Story: George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn, Robert Banas, Maria Henley, and Gina Trikonis on July 9, 2011 at the Ventura Theater
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Filmul EVZ: În paşi de dans - Evenimentul Zilei
Google News - over 5 years
Când tensiunile ating punctul culminant, Riff (Russ Tamblyn), şeful celor de la Jets, decide să se întâlnească cu Bernardo (George Chakiris), liderul oponenţilor. Pentru a-şi asigura victoria, Riff îl cheamă şi pe Tony (Richard Beymer),
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Russ Tamblyn
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 80
    There were complications following the surgery and during the rehabilitation, although his health had reportedly improved as of February 2015.
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  • 2013
    Age 78
    He is the father of actress Amber Tamblyn, who played the starring role in the CBS television series Joan of Arcadia and Two and a Half Men from 2013 to the series finale episode.
    More Details Hide Details Tamblyn acted opposite his daughter in several episodes of the former as God in the form of a man walking dogs. The two have also worked together in Rebellious, Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard, and in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. Russ and Amber also both have cameos in Quentin Tarantino's film Django Unchained, billed as "Son of a Gunfighter" and "Daughter of a Son of a Gunfighter" respectively, an allusion to Russ's leading role in the 1965 western Son of a Gunfighter. Currently he is working on his autobiography, titled Dancing On The Edge. According to his official website, he is half way done with the book and just completed the chapter on his experiences making West Side Story. Tamblyn underwent open heart surgery in October 2014.
  • 2004
    Age 69
    In 2004 he appeared with Amber again, playing the "Dog Walker God" manifestation of God encountered by her in three episodes of Joan of Arcadia.
    More Details Hide Details Tamblyn has also appeared in television series such as Tarzan, Fame (the 1980s television spin-off of the film of the same name), Quantum Leap, Nash Bridges and in Babylon 5 (episode "A Distant Star"). Russ Tamblyn also played Chuck Margaret on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. Tamblyn will reprise his role as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby in the upcoming Twin Peaks revival that will be released in 2017. He has been married three times and has two children from his first and third marriages.
  • 1997
    Age 62
    He also appeared on General Hospital in 1997 dancing with his daughter Amber during the Nurses Ball.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1990
    Age 55
    From 1990–91, Tamblyn starred as Dr. Lawrence Jacoby on the David Lynch-created series Twin Peaks (alongside his "West Side Story" co-star Richard Beymer who played Ben Horne), though his scenes in the 1992 film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me were cut.
    More Details Hide Details In 1999, he portrayed Dr. Hayden on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, and in 2000, he appeared with his daughter Amber on another soap opera, General Hospital, as the character he portrayed ten years earlier on Twin Peaks.
  • 1988
    Age 53
    He appeared in the horror film Necromancer in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Tamblyn played the supporting role in Neil Young's 1982 Human Highway while also credited for screenplay and choreography. Tamblyn is credited as director, choreographer and actor for Neil Young's Greendale concert tour. In 2011, he portrayed "Doc" in the action-thriller film Drive. The Academy Film Archive preserved First Film and Rio Reel by Tamblyn.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1962
    Age 27
    He appeared in two 1962 MGM-Cinerama movies, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm and How the West Was Won.
    More Details Hide Details He was seen the next year as Orm in The Long Ships, as Luke Sanderson in The Haunting, and as Lt. "Smitty" Smith in Follow the Boys. Tamblyn starred in the 1966 Japanese kaiju film War of the Gargantuas.
  • 1960
    Age 25
    In 1960, he portrayed The Cherokee Kid in Cimarron.
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  • 1958
    Age 23
    His performances in film musicals have included the title role in 1958's Tom Thumb and Danny, one of the sailors in the 1955 film version of Hit the Deck.
    More Details Hide Details His most famous musical role was Riff, the leader of the Jets in West Side Story (1961).
    Tamblyn then played Tony Baker in 1958's High School Confidential prior to his being drafted into the United States Army.
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  • 1957
    Age 22
    Tamblyn portrayed Norman Page in the 1957 film of Peyton Place, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
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    Though uncredited, he served as a choreographer for Elvis Presley in 1957's Jailhouse Rock.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1954
    Age 19
    His training as a gymnast in high school and abilities as an acrobat prepared him for his breakout role as Gideon, the youngest brother, in 1954's Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared with Glenn Ford and Broderick Crawford in The Fastest Gun Alive (1956), where he performed an extraordinary "shovel" dance at a hoe-down early in the film.
  • 1953
    Age 18
    He also played a young soldier in boot camp in 1953's Take the High Ground!
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  • 1950
    Age 15
    He played the younger version of John Dall's character in the 1950 film noir Gun Crazy.
    More Details Hide Details Later the same year, he had a minor role as Elizabeth Taylor's younger brother in Father of the Bride, as well as in the sequel, released the following year, Father's Little Dividend.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1934
    Born
    Born on December 30, 1934.
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