Paul Mantee

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Paul Mantee
Born Paul Marianetti
(1931-01-09)January 9, 1931
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died November 7, 2013(2013-11-07) (aged 82)
Malibu, California, U.S.
Occupation Film, television actor
Years active 1958–1998
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Mott (952-?) (divorced)
Diane E. Worth (1961-) (divorced
Ann Newman (1970-?) (divorced)
Suzy Davis (?-2013) (his death)[1]

Paul Mantee (January 9, 1931 – November 7, 2013) was an American film and television actor.

Mantee was born Paul Marianetti in San Francisco, California. A journalism major at San Mateo Junior College, Mantee enlisted in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Korean War[2] that made him decide on acting as a career. His stage name was changed from an Italian sounding name to the name of Humphrey Bogart's character in The Petrified Forest.[3] He made a great number of guest appearances in well-known television shows and starred in a handful of films, including a cult classic, Robinson Crusoe on Mars. A restored version of the film was released in 2007 by The Criterion Collection. Mantee authored two novels, In Search of the Perfect Ravioli (Ballantine Books, 1991) and a semi-autobiographical Bruno of Hollywood (Ballantine Books, 1994).


Mantee, a longtime Malibu resident, died November 7, 2013 at a rehabilitation center in Canoga Park, CA. Survived by his wife, Suzy Davis Mantee.[4]

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  2. ^ p.192 Weaver, Tom Paul Mantee Interview Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks McFarland
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  4. ^ "Passings: Paul Mantee". The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA). November 13, 2013. 

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