Thursday, August 23, 2018

Dewey Martin R.I.P.

Dewey Martin, the actor who played Daniel Boone in episodes of Walt Disney Presents and appeared in the movie Savage Sam, died on April 9 2018 at the age of 94.

Dewey Martin was born in Katemcy, Texas. As a teenager he lived for a time in Florence, Alabama. In 1940 he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as a Grumman F6F Hellcat pilot. He fought at the Battle of Midway. Later, after being shot down, he was held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese until they surrendered. After returning to the United States he took up acting and appeared on the stage starting in 1946.

Mr. Martin made his film debut in an uncredited role in Knock on Any Door (1949) and appeared in the films Battleground (1949), The Golden Gloves Story (1950), and Kansas Raiders (1950). In the Fifties Dewey Martin appeared in the films The Thing from Another World (1951), Flame of Araby (1951), The Big Sky (1952), Tennessee Champ (1954), Prisoner of War (1954), Men of the Fighting Lady (1954), Last of the Pharaohs (1954), The Desperate Hours (1955), The Proud and the Profane (1956), and Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957). He guest starred on such shows as Studio One, Front Row Centre, Lux Video Theatre, Studio 57, Climax!, The Loretta Young Show, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, Zane Gray Theatre, Walt Disney Presents, and The Twilight Zone.

In the Sixties Dewey Martin appeared in the films The Longest Day (1962), Savage Sam (1963), Flight to Fury (1964), and Cordillera (1964). He guest starred on the TV shows The Dick Powell Show, Laramie, Arrest and Trial, Death Valley Days, Burke's Law, The Outer Limits, Lassie, and Hawaii Five-O. In the Seventies he guest starred on the shows Mannix, Mission: Impossible, The F.B.I., Petrocelli, and Police Story. He appeared in the film Seven Alone (1974).


Caftan Woman said...

Sorry to hear this news. Dewey is one of those fellows with whom I share a classic movie crush with my mom!

Dennis Bedard said...

RIP. I remember this show. A great American life.