|Born||Robert Ozell Moseley
January 19, 1922
Pumpkin Center, California, U.S.
|Died||February 6, 1996
Palm Springs, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Emphysema|
|Resting place||Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cathedral City|
|Alma mater||Bakersfield College|
|Spouse(s)||Gail Russell (m. 1949–1954)
Sheila Connolly (m.1954–1963)
Guy Madison (January 19, 1922 – February 6, 1996) was an American film and television actor.
Born Robert Ozell Moseley in Pumpkin Center, California, Madison attended Bakersfield College, a junior college, for two years and then worked briefly as a telephone lineman before joining the United States Navy in 1942.
In 1944, while he was visiting Hollywood on leave, the young Navy man's boyish good looks and physique caught the eye of Henry Willson, the head of talent at David O. Selznick's newly formed Vanguard Pictures. Willson was widely known for his stable of good-looking, marginally talented actors with unusual names that he had bestowed upon them, and he immediately rechristened Moseley as Madison and cast him in a bit part as a sailor in Selznick's Since You Went Away. Following the film's release in 1944, the studio received thousands of letters from fans wanting to know more about him.
Madison was signed by RKO Pictures in 1946 and began appearing in romantic comedies and dramas. In 1951 he was cast as the title character in The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, co-starring Andy Devine as his pal, Pete "Jingles" Jones. The series ran for seven years. During the run of the show sixteen feature films were released by Monogram Pictures between 1952 and 1955 that consisted of combined episodes of the series. Following his television series, he appeared in several more films before leaving for Europe, where he found greater success in sword and sandal, spaghetti western and macaroni combat films.
Later that month, Madison married actress Sheila Connolly in Juarez, Mexico. They had three daughters: Bridget, Erin and Dolly. They separated in November 1960 and divorced in April 1963. He had an affair with Gia Scala; before her death, she made him beneficiary to her portion of the Screen Actors Pension Fund. He also had a son Robert Madison (born in Rome in 1967), who also became an actor.
On February 6, 1996, Madison died of emphysema at the Desert Hospital Hospice in Palm Springs, California at the age of 74. He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cathedral City, California. His friend, the actor turned stock broker, Don Burnett spoke at his funeral.
For his contribution to the radio and television industries, Guy Madison has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star for radio contributions is located at 6933 Hollywood Blvd and the star for his television contributions is located at 6333 Hollywood Blvd.
|1944||Since You Went Away||Sailor Harold E. Smith|
|1946||Till the End of Time||Cliff W. Harper|
|1947||Honeymoon||Corporal Phil Vaughn|
|1948||Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven||Eddie Tayloe||Alternative title: The Girl from Texas|
|1949||Massacre River||Lieutenant Larry Knight|
|1951||Drums in the Deep South||Major Will Denning|
|1952||Red Snow (film)||Lieutenant Phil Johnson|
|1953||The Charge at Feather River||Miles Archer|
|1954||The Command||Captain Robert MacClaw|
|1955||5 Against the House||Al Mercer|
|1955||The Last Frontier||Capt. Glenn Riordan||Alternative title: Savage Wilderness|
|1956||On the Threshold of Space||Capt. Jim Hollenbeck|
|1956||Hilda Crane||Russell Burns|
|1956||The Beast of Hollow Mountain||Jimmy Ryan|
|1956||Reprisal!||Frank Madden aka Neola||Executive producer|
|1957||The Hard Man||Steve Burden|
|1959||Jet Over the Atlantic||Brett Murphy|
|1961||La Schiava di Roma||Marco Valerio||Alternative title: Slave of Rome|
|1961||Sword of the Conqueror||Amalchi||Alternative title: Rosmunda e Alboino|
|1962||Women of Devil's Island||Henri Vallière||Alternative title: Le prigioniere dell'isola del diavolo|
|1963||Il Boia di Venezia||Rodrigo Zeno||Alternative titles: The Executioner of Venice
Blood of the Executioner
|1964||Il vendicatore mascherato||Massimo||Alternative title: Gentlemen of the Night|
|1964||Old Shatterhand||Capt. Bradley||Alternative titles: Shatterhand
Apaches' Last Battle
|1964||Sandokan alla riscossa||Yanez|
|1964||Sandokan contro il leopardo di Sarawak||Yanez||Alternative title: Throne of Vengeance|
|1964||Gunmen of Rio Grande||Wyatt Earp/Laramie|
|1964||Kidnapped to Mystery Island||Souyadhana||Alternative title: I misteri della giungla nera|
|1965||The Adventurer of Tortuga||Alfonso di Montélimar||Alternative title: L'avventuriero della tortuga|
|1965||Das Vermächtnis des Inka||Jaguar/Karl Hansen||Alternative titles: Legacy of the Incas
|1966||Five for Revenge||Tex||Alternative title: I cinque della vendetta|
|1967||LSD Flesh of Devil||Rex Miller||Alternative title: LSD – Inferno per pochi dollari|
|1967||Renegade Riders||Col. Thomas Blake||Alternative title: Sette winchester per un massacro|
|1967||Son of Django||Father Fleming||Alternative titles: Il figlio di Django
Return of Django
|1967||Bang Bang Kid||Bear Bullock||Alternative titles: The Bang-Bang Kid
|1968||Superargo and the Faceless Giants||Prof. Wendland Wond||Alternative title: The King of Criminals|
|1968||Long Days of Hate||Martin Benson||Alternative title: I lunghi giorni dell'odio|
|1968||Testa di sbarco per otto implacabili/Hell in Normandy||Capt. Jack Murphy|
|1969||Battle of the Last Panzer||Lofty||Alternative title: La Battaglia dell'ultimo panzer|
|1969||Un posto all'inferno||Major Mac Graves||Alternative title: Raiders of the Bloody Beach|
|1969||Hell Commandos||Major Carter||Alternative title: Comando al infierno|
|1969||The Devil's Man||Mike||Alternative title: Devilman Story|
|1969||I diavoli della guerra||Capt. George Vincent|
|1971||Reverend's Colt||Reverend Miller||Alternative title: Reverendo Colt|
|1974||Il baco da seta||Robert||Alternative title: The Silk Worm|
|1975||The Pacific Connection||The Old Man|
|1976||Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood||Star at screening|
|1978||Where's Willie?||Tony Flore||Alternative titles: Computer Kid
|1989||Crossbow: The Movie||Gerrish||Direct-to-video release|
|1951–1958||The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok||U.S. Marshal James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok||112 episodes|
|1955–1956||The Ford Television Theatre||Various roles||2 episodes|
|1957||Wagon Train||Riley Gratton||Episode: "The Riley Gratton Story"|
|1958||General Electric Theater||Adam Tenney||Episode: "Bold Loser"|
|1959||Schlitz Playhouse of Stars||Episode: "You Can't Win 'Em All"|
|1959||The Ann Sothern Show||Episode: "Katy and the Cowboy"|
|1959||The Red Skelton Show||Prospector||Episode: "San Fernando's Treasure Hunt"|
|1960||Death Valley Days||Luke Short||Episode: "Extra Guns"|
|1961||Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater||Jericho||Episode: "Jericho"|
|1979||Fantasy Island||Brick Howard||Episode: "Yesterday's Love/Fountain of Youth"|
|1979||The Rebels||Lieutenant Mayo||Television film|
|1988||Red River||Bill Meeker, Rancher||Television film|
|1954||Golden Globe Award||Special Award (Best Western star)|
|1986||Golden Boot Awards||Golden Boot|
- "Guy Madison Divorces Gail Russell". Reading Eagle. October 7, 1954. p. 26. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
- Gia Scala: The First Gia
- "Guy Madison's Second Wife Sues For Divorce". Ocala Star-Banner. January 27, 1961. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
- "Wife Divorces Guy Madison, Cites Neglect". The Los Angeles Times. April 4, 1963. p. 34.
- "Guy Madison dies; played Bill Hickok". The Tuscaloosa News. February 8, 1996. p. 2A. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
- Guy Madison at Find a Grave
- "Palm Springs Walk of Stars by date dedicated" (PDF). Retrieved August 8, 2012.
- Wise, James. Stars in Blue: Movie Actors in America's Sea Services. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1997. ISBN 1557509379 OCLC 36824724