“Forgotten Hollywood”- Famous Actor’s Son Has Died…

Posted on September 7, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…andrew-v-mclaglen

   Andrew Victor McLaglen was a film and television director, known for his rugged location shooting, and often starring John Wayne or James Stewart. He was the son of character actor Victor McLaglen. He is widely considered to be among the last of the American film directors to specialize in the Western genre.

   Since he was from a cinematic family that included eight uncles and an aunt, he grew up on movie sets with his parents, as well as with Wayne and John Ford. After working as an assistant director on a few smaller films, Ford gave him an assistant director job on the The Quiet Man in 1952. He went on to work for The Duke’s production company. McGlaglen’s directorial assignments included Shenandoah and The Rare Breed, both with Stewart; The Devil’s Brigade and The Wild Geese, starring Richard Burton; and war or action films, his last being Return from the River Kwai. He also worked many times with Wayne in such films as McLintock!, Hellfighters, The Undefeated, Chisum, and Cahill U.S. Marshal.

   He went on to work extensively in television, prolifically directing episodes of Perry Mason, Rawhide, and 116 episodes of Have Gun – Will Travel, and 96 episodes of Gunsmoke. He even teamed with Walt Disney to direct several episodes of the Wonderful World of Color.

   Andrew Victor McLaglen was 94.

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   I’d like to thank Glory Grace for a bona fide 5-Star Review on Amazon. Here is what she had to say about Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History, my first work:

Forgotten Hollywood Documentary Logo - newManny Pacheco has created a real gem. This book is full of delightful stories, not dry facts. Manny has a true affection for preserving the history of Hollywood with all its stars, moods and feelings. If you want to know the story behind the story or “the rest of the story,” you want to read this book.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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