Jeffrey Hunter

Jeffrey Hunter

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qThe coverage is detailed and the writing style informal and entertainingq--ARBA. Jeffrey Hunter is best remembered today for his roles as half-breed Martin Pawley in John Ford's classic western The Searchers (1956), as Jesus Christ in Nicholas Ray's King of Kings (1961) and as Christopher Pike, the first captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek pilot. This work chronicles Hunter's entire film and television career from his beginnings as a 20th Century-Fox contract player to his untimely death in 1969 at the age of 42. Fellow 20th Century-Fox contract player Robert Wagner provides the Foreword and contributes his memories of working with Hunter. Production Manager Herbert F. Solow discusses Hunter's role in the original Star Trek pilot and Lloyd J. Schwartz shares his memories of being present at Hunter's audition for the role of Mike Brady in The Brady Bunch (1969). Hunter's qlostq film Strange Portrait (1966) is also discussed in detail and his radio and theatre career highlighted.Huntera#39;s unique contract with Warner Bros. had guaranteed financial secu- rity if Temple Houston survived into a long-running ... Hunter replaced original choice Jason Evers, who backed out because of a schedule clash involving a thirty- minute television pilot, Three for ... Portrait, Hunter had to take time to record dia- logue for the TV pilotJourney Into Fear which he filmed before leaving for Hong Kong.

Title:Jeffrey Hunter
Author:Paul Green
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-04-29


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