Earl Holliman

Earl Holliman

Age
94
Birthday
Sep. 11th, 1928
Born in
Delhi, Louisiana, USA
Height
6' 0"

Earl Holliman's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Police Woman TV Show
Police Woman
Delta TV Show
Delta
Hotel de Paree TV Show
Hotel de Paree
The Wide Country TV Show
The Wide Country
The Magnificent Marble Machine TV Show
The Magnificent Marble Machine
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Louisiana-born actor Earl Holliman, after a stint in the Navy, studied at UCLA and the Pasadena Playhouse before earning his break in the Martin/Lewis comedy Scared Stiff (1953). He gained clout after portraying a variety of firm young studs in rugged westerns and war drama, ranging from dim and/or good-natured to overly impulsive and/or threatening. He won a Golden Globe for his support performance as a girl-crazy brother in The Rainmaker (1956), holding his own against stars Burt Lancaster and Katharine Hepburn. He distinguished himself in a number of "A" grade films around the same time, including Broken Lance (1954) with Spencer Tracy, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957), again with Lancaster, Giant (1956) with Elizabeth Taylor (I) and Rock Hudson, Visit to a Small Planet (1960), again with Jerry Lewis, Summer and Smoke (1961) with Geraldine Page and The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) with John Wayne (I).

When the film offers started drying up in the 60s, he found TV a more welcoming medium, scoring in a number of westerns. His virile stance was perfect for a series of crime yarns. It all culminated with a four-year stint as the macho partner to sexy Angie Dickinson in "Police Woman" (1974), a role that helped make him a household name. Holliman operated the Fiesta Dinner Theatre for many years in San Antonio, Texas.


TRIVIA:
  • Mr. Holliman had an entire host segment of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (found in episode 418 - Attack of the Eye Creatures) dedicated to him and his career wherein Joel Hodgson stated, "Earl Holliman: who would have been William Shatner, had there not already been one.".


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