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August 10, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
Victor Mature, the brawny, broad-shouldered actor who was one of Hollywood's first beefcake stars, has died. He was 86. Mature, who played numerous leads during the 1940s and '50s, including Doc Holliday in John Ford's "My Darling Clementine," was a shrewd real estate investor who was able to retire decades ago. He had been lured out of retirement only a few times since the mid-1960s.
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August 10, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
Victor Mature, the brawny, broad-shouldered actor who was one of Hollywood's first beefcake stars, has died. He was 86. Mature, who played numerous leads during the 1940s and '50s, including Doc Holliday in John Ford's "My Darling Clementine," was a shrewd real estate investor who was able to retire decades ago. He had been lured out of retirement only a few times since the mid-1960s.
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October 21, 1990 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall used to hold weekend trysts aboard his boat in Newport Harbor during the 1944 filming of "To Have and Have Not," the still-married Bogart careful to keep Bacall under wraps below deck as they moved away from the slip. Newport was far from what Bogie liked to call the "Hollywood gossip and leeches." Bette Davis had eyes for Laguna.
REAL ESTATE
November 11, 1990
Read about the "late Victor Mature" in Hot Property (Nov. 4). If I'm dead, I'm the only dead actor who ever made four double bogeys on the back nine. VICTOR MATURE Editor's note: The former film star is indeed alive--and golfing--in Rancho Santa Fe.
NEWS
September 26, 1991 | BRIAN ALEXANDER
You can always keep your eye open for stars at the grocery store--a number of celebrities make their home in North County. Cop novel author Joseph Wambaugh, sportscasters Dick Enberg and Charlie Jones, singer Patti Page, actor Victor Mature and recent arrival Janet Jackson, among others, reside in North County. There are also local celebrities to watch for--such as Joan Kroc, Ernie Hahn and Jenny Craig.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2013
Jay Robinson, 83, a character actor who had a burst of fame after his film debut as Caligula in the 1953 biblical epic "The Robe" but saw his career take a downturn following his arrest for drug possession, died Friday at his home in Sherman Oaks, said longtime friend Lee Brandon. Robinson had congestive heart failure and had been in poor health since suffering a fall last year. Robinson, a New York native, was routinely labeled the "boy genius" of Broadway after a string of noteworthy performances in the early 1950s, highlighted by his role as the fop Le Beau in a 1950 production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" that starred Katharine Hepburn.
SPORTS
February 14, 1985
On an unusual day when the North Course at Torrey Pines played as hard as the more renowned South Course, Lennie Clements and Brad Faxon led their fivesomes to victories in the Isuzu Andy Williams San Diego Open Pro-Am Wednesday. Faxon's group, which included amateurs Victor Mature, David Walton, Rich Gillette and Howard Gillette, shot a 51 on the south. Clements teamed with amateurs Gale Hagar, Bruce Weisman, Don Gravette and Robert Day to shoot the same score on the north.
NEWS
April 2, 1995
Antony Hamilton, who portrayed roles as diverse as secret agent Jack Stryker on the TV series "Cover Up" and Samson in the small-screen remake of "Samson and Delilah," died in Los Angeles Wednesday. He was 42. Born in England, Hamilton moved to Australia, where he was premier danseur with the Australian Ballet Co. While a young man he modeled for many commercial photographers, among them Avedon, Skrebneski and Bruce Weber.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 1988 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
Recent videocassette releases, reviewed by Times critics. *** 1/2 "The Shanghai Gesture." Mystic Fire . $59.95. 1941. There's something gloriously mad and bad about this movie, Josef Von Sternberg and Jules Furthman's bowdlerized version of John Colton's sordid play about a rich girl going crazy in a Shanghai bordello. (Here it's a posh, aesthetical gambling casino, which may have helped inspire "Casablanca."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Actor Guy Madison, known to generations of youngsters as television's "Wild Bill Hickok," was in critical condition Wednesday after eight hours of lung surgery, a hospital spokeswoman said. Madison, 69, underwent surgery Tuesday at UCI Medical Center in Orange, said his spokeswoman, Marla Capra. The surgery was to repair lung tissue damaged in a 1988 auto crash.
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