Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Russ Conway 1913-2009

The veteran actor Russell Conway died January 12 at the age of 95. He had been retired many years and living in Laguna Woods, California. Born in Manitoba, Canada as Russell Clarence Zink April 25, 1913, Mr. Conway's older brother also became an actor and changed his name to Donald Woods (1906-98). Russell began his career on Broadway in the play Land is Bright in 1938; served in WWII; and took up his acting
career in Hollywood in 1947, where he was a member of the Screen Actors Guild for over 60 years. He appeared in hundreds of films and television shows, including such titles as Twelve O'Clock High, War of the Worlds, Love Me Tender, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, and Our Man Flint. His television work includes Wagon Train, The Fugitive, Sea Hunt, The Untouchables, Mission: Impossible, and the role of father Fenton Hardy in the Hardy Boys serials on the 1950s Mickey Mouse Club. Conway could do westerns to detective shows, drama or comedy. Thanks Russ, for many years of enjoyment!

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