“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Passing of an Exotic Actor…

Posted on August 3, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Michael Ansara was an actor who played exotic roles in classic films and television. He was also married to Barbara Eden for a time.

   His movie career included epics, such as Kim (with Errol Flynn), The Robe, Julius Caesar, The Ten Commandments, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Comancheros, and Road to Bali. Ansara was also a mainstay on the small screen, appearing as Cochise in Broken Arrow, and starring in Law of the Plainsman. The latter show began as an episode of The Rifleman. He also had roles in a number of episodes of The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Untouchables, and opposite his wife on I Dream of Jeannie. He’s one of seven actors to play the same character (Klingon commander Kang) on three different Star Trek televisionseries. In 1962, Ansara starred in a Broadway show with famous silent film actor Ramon Novarro.

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 MICHAEL ANSARA                                               BARBARA  EDEN

   Ansara was nominated for an Academy of Science Fiction Award, and won a Western Heritage Award. His marriage to Barbara Eden lasted 16 years.

   The Syrian-born Michael Ansara was 91.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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