Ken Clark (actor)

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Ken Clark
Born Kenneth Donovan Clark
(1927-06-04)June 4, 1927
Neffs, Ohio United States
Died June 1, 2009(2009-06-01) (aged 81)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Years active 1955–1998

Kenneth Donovan "Ken" Clark (June 4, 1927 – June 1, 2009) was an American B-movie actor. He appeared in movies in the United States and Europe, including the Secret Agent 077 trilogy.

Originally contracted to 20th Century Fox, Clark's most prominent role in American film was Stewpot in South Pacific, in which Clark figures importantly in two musical sequences, "There Is Nothing Like a Dame" (for which he was dubbed by Thurl Ravenscroft),[1] and an amateur Thanksgiving show in which he presents a strongman act.

Clark made many guest star appearances on a variety of American TV shows and made an unsuccessful private investigator television pilot Brock Callahan directed by Don Siegel and written by Stirling Silliphant. During this period Clark had the lead in Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) and 12 to the Moon (1960).

During the 1960s like many other American actors Clark went to Italy appearing in several sword and sandal films, spaghetti westerns and Eurospy films beginning with Re Manfredi (1961).

According to fellow actor Robert Woods, Mr. Clark died of a heart attack in Rome, Italy on June 1, 2009 shortly after a taping for a program on the mid 1960s Eurospy genre on the TV series Stracult.

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