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Also Known As: John Phillip Law, John P Law, John Law Died: May 13, 2008
Born: September 7, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Hollywood, California, USA Profession: actor

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Strapping (6' 4"), blond John Phillip Law is perhaps best recalled for his turn as the blind angel in "Barbarella" (1967) and in the title role of a ruthlessly amoral showbiz executive in "The Love Machine" (1971). The Hollywood native, however, actually began his career as a teenaged extra in such films as "The Magnificent Yankee" and "Annie Get Your Gun" (both 1950). After a stint working on stage with Elia Kazan at the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre in the early 1960s, he broke into films. Law's first notable American feature was the Cold War comedy "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!" (1966). He also earned attention co-starring with Rod Steiger in "The Sergeant" (1968), playing an army recruit who catches the attention of a homosexual officer. After the critical drubbing of "The Love Machine", Law divided his time between Europe and the USA, appearing in over 40 films, including "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" (1973), "Attack Force Z" (1981) and "Alienator" (1990).

Strapping (6' 4"), blond John Phillip Law is perhaps best recalled for his turn as the blind angel in "Barbarella" (1967) and in the title role of a ruthlessly amoral showbiz executive in "The Love Machine" (1971). The Hollywood native, however, actually began his career as a teenaged extra in such films as "The Magnificent Yankee" and "Annie Get Your Gun" (both 1950). After a stint working on stage with Elia Kazan at the Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre in the early 1960s, he broke into films. Law's first notable American feature was the Cold War comedy "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!" (1966). He also earned attention co-starring with Rod Steiger in "The Sergeant" (1968), playing an army recruit who catches the attention of a homosexual officer. After the critical drubbing of "The Love Machine", Law divided his time between Europe and the USA, appearing in over 40 films, including "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" (1973), "Attack Force Z" (1981) and "Alienator" (1990).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 CQ (2001) Chairman
2.
 My Magic Dog (1998) Peter Avellino
3.
 Hindsight (1997)
4.
 Angel Eyes (1993)
5.
 Shining Blood, The (1993) Heep
6.
 Alienator (1989) Ward
7.
 Case of Honor, A (1988)
8.
 Space Mutiny (1988) Kalgan
9.
 Bloodsport (1988) Luu
10.
 Rainy Day Friends (1988) Stephen Kendricks
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Began career as extra in Hollywood films like "The Magnificent Yankee" (1950) and "Annie Get Your Gun" (1950)
1963:
Broadway acting debut in "Come on Strong"
:
Acted with the Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center in "After the Fall" (1963) and "The Changeling" (1964)
1965:
Film debut, "Alta Infidelta/High Infidelity"
1966:
Breakthrough role in "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!"
1967:
Co-starred in "Barbarella"
1971:
Had title role in "The Love Machine"
1973:
Played title role in "The Golden Voyag of Sinbad"
1979:
Co-starred with Donna Reed in the NBC miniseries "The Best Place To Be"
1989:
Appeared briefly on the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless"
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Education

Hollywood High School: Hollywood , California -
California State University, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -
University of Hawaii: Honolulu , Hawaii -
The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre: New York , New York -

Notes

Law has a hompage on the World Wide Web located at www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Lot/4602

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wife:
Shawn Ryan. Divorced.

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mother:
Phyllis Sallee. Actor.
brother:
Thomas Agustus Law. Born in 1940.
daughter:
Dawn S Law. Born in April 1974.

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