Dewey Martin (actor)
Dewey Martin c. 1950s
|Born||December 8, 1923|
Katemcy, Texas, U.S.
|Died||March 11 or April 9, 2018 (aged 94)|
San Pedro, California, U.S.
(m. 1956; div. 1958)
|Relatives||Ross Bass (first cousin)|
Martin joined the U.S. Navy in 1940 and served as a Grumman F4F Wildcat and Grumman F6F Hellcat pilot in the Pacific Theater of the war. He fought in the Battle of Midway and had to ditch his Wildcat in the ocean because his carrier was damaged. He was shot down twice, the last time in 1945 and was held as a prisoner of war until Japan's surrender.
His film debut was an uncredited part in Knock on Any Door (1949), starring Humphrey Bogart. He also appeared in The Thing from Another World (1951), co-starred with Kirk Douglas in The Big Sky (1952), and reuniting again with Humphrey Bogart as his younger escape convict brother in The Desperate Hours. Martin also played a lead role in Land of the Pharaohs (1955), and was featured opposite Dean Martin in his first post-Martin and Lewis film – the notorious flop Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) – but did not become a full-fledged star.
Martin worked extensively in television as well, including The Twilight Zone episode "I Shot an Arrow Into the Air" (1960) and The Outer Limits episode "The Premonition" (1965), co-written by Ib Melchior. Starting in 1960, he played Daniel Boone on four episodes of Walt Disney Presents.
- Knock on Any Door (1949) - Butch (uncredited)
- Battleground (1949) - G.I. Straggler (uncredited)
- The Golden Gloves Story (1950) - Nick Martel
- Kansas Raiders (1950) - James Younger
- The Thing from Another World (1951) - Crew Chief Bob
- Flame of Araby (1951) - Yak
- The Big Sky (1952) - Boone Caudill
- Tennessee Champ (1954) - Daniel Norson
- Prisoner of War (1954) - Jesse Treadman
- Men of the Fighting Lady (1954) - Ensign Kenneth Schechter
- Land of the Pharaohs (1955) - Senta, Vashtar's Son
- The Desperate Hours (1955) - Hal Griffin
- Cavalry Patrol (1956, TV Movie) - Lt. Johnny Reardon
- Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) - Dewey Martin (uncredited)
- The Proud and Profane (1956) - Eddie Wodcik
- Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) - Mike Clark Jr.
- Man on the Beach (1961, TV Movie)
- The Longest Day (1962) - Private Wilder (scenes deleted)
- Savage Sam (1963) - Lester White
- Flight to Fury (1964) - Joe Gaines
- Cordillera (1964)
- Assault on the Wayne (1971, TV Movie) - Skip Langley
- Wheeler and Murdoch (1972, TV Movie) - Travanty
- Seven Alone (1974) - Henry Sager
Partial television work
- The Twilight Zone episode "I Shot an Arrow Into the Air" (1960) - Corey
- Walt Disney Presents - "Daniel Boone" mini-series (1960-1961) - Daniel Boone
- The Outer Limits episode "The Premonition" (1965) - Jim Darcy
- Zane Gray Theatre (1958) episode [Man of Fear] -- Doc Holiday
- Lentz III, Harris M. (May 30, 2019). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2018. McFarland. p. 238. ISBN 1476636559.
- "In Memoriam". SAG-AFTRA.
- Moser, J.D.; Stevens, T.; Publishing, Q.; Pay, W.; Thompson, P. (2004). Television & Video Almanac. 49. Quigley Publishing Company. ISSN 0895-2213. Retrieved January 4, 2015.
- Staff (May 22, 1952). "Dewey Martin, Florence's Own Movie Star, Visits". The Florence Times. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
- Is That All There Is?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee. Atria Books. November 11, 2014. pp. 188–90. ISBN 1451641680.
- Staff (June 14, 1959). "Peggy Lee, Dewey Martin, Divorce". Associated Press (via The Florence Times). Retrieved May 3, 2014. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- "Dewey Martin". Corsicana Daily Sun. January 12, 1955. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
- Motion Picture and Television Magazine, November 1952, page 33, Ideal Publishers
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