Thursday, November 16, 2017

Good Morning, Gratuitous Ty Hardin

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Today is the 89th birthday of the 50s/60s cowboy actor (not to mention the dad from the second and supremely homosexual Nightmare on Elm Street movie) Clu Gulager. But while we do wish Clu a happy birthday (he is still alive) we are not actually posting about Clu right now. 

No, Paul Newman knows who we're posting about. We're posting about 50s/60s cowboy actor Ty Hardin, who came up in a search when I was looking up Clu this morning. And it actually turns out that Ty died back on August 3rd this year, and we missed that news.
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I have had a folder of Ty pictures on my computer hard-drive for several years now that I have been meaning to post but never gotten around to. Why not today? 

Indeed, why not anything. It's funny, scanning through Ty's IMDB page, how many characters called "sheriff" he played - he just had that face. Dopey and decent. He didn't work much post-1980 so there's not much I can point to that y'all are gonna know, though. 

He did a lot of Ye Olde Teevee Programs, and of course he was The Hunk opposite Joan Crawford in the camp tragedy called Berserk (pictured up above) which might (sadly) stand as his best remembered role, although...

... I think we ought to remember the time he went all bleach blond 
and bearded for a movie called PT 109 myself. 


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Anyway if you know anything worth telling of Ty 
feel free to share in the comments, but until then let us 
hit the jump for a few dozen more pictures...





















6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blond Ty needs just a green domino mask to be Green Arrow.

joel65913 said...

He was pretty to be sure but after he stopped acting he went way off the rails and became a whackadoodle Fundamentalist preacher with a compound that the FBI raided full of illegal arms and God only knows what else. Sad.

JA said...

WHATTT??? How'd I miss that!?! That's bonkers, off to Wikipedia I go

Anonymous said...

His face is amazing.

And I still can't believe men used to wear shorts like that, considering now anything above the knee is considered practically pornographic.

Paul Brownsey said...

"And I still can't believe men used to wear shorts like that, considering now anything above the knee is considered practically pornographic."

Meanwhile, female athletes run in bikinis ...

Josito Montez said...

Don't miss him in George Cukor's "The Chapman Report"!