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Also Known As: Robert Ozell Moseley Died: February 6, 1996
Born: January 19, 1922 Cause of Death: complications from emphysema
Birth Place: Pumpkin Center, California, USA Profession: actor, telephone lineman, lifeguard

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Former telephone lineman who made his film debut in John Cromwell's sentimental wartime tribute to the American home front, "Since You Went Away" (1944), while still in uniform with the Navy. Nicely built and slightly tough-looking but nonetheless boyishly handsome, the wavy-haired Madison briefly became an idol of bobbysoxers much as Van Johnson and Frank Sinatra were. RKO Studios clearly tried to build him up as a star in 1946 and 1947, first by casting him in a leading role alongside Dorothy McGuire and Robert Mitchum in a modest but appealingly low-key reprise of "The Best Years of Our Lives" entitled "Till the End of Time" (1946). Although the story of several returning servicemen proved popular and Madison displayed warmth and sincerity, his somewhat limited acting ability and experience showed in comparison to his more able co-stars. "Honeymoon" (1947), meanwhile, a tepid romance top-billing the teenaged Shirley Temple, bombed at the box office.

Former telephone lineman who made his film debut in John Cromwell's sentimental wartime tribute to the American home front, "Since You Went Away" (1944), while still in uniform with the Navy. Nicely built and slightly tough-looking but nonetheless boyishly handsome, the wavy-haired Madison briefly became an idol of bobbysoxers much as Van Johnson and Frank Sinatra were. RKO Studios clearly tried to build him up as a star in 1946 and 1947, first by casting him in a leading role alongside Dorothy McGuire and Robert Mitchum in a modest but appealingly low-key reprise of "The Best Years of Our Lives" entitled "Till the End of Time" (1946). Although the story of several returning servicemen proved popular and Madison displayed warmth and sincerity, his somewhat limited acting ability and experience showed in comparison to his more able co-stars. "Honeymoon" (1947), meanwhile, a tepid romance top-billing the teenaged Shirley Temple, bombed at the box office.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Stickfighter (1989)
2.
 Red River (1988) Meeker
3.
 Where's Willie? (1978)
4.
 This Man Can't Die (1970) Martin Benson
5.
 Payment in Blood (1968) Colonel Blake
6.
 The Bang Bang Kid (1968) Bear Bullock
7.
 Shatterhand (1967) Captain Bradley
8.
 The Mystery of Thug Island (1966) Souyadhana [Boujdhans]
9.
 Gunmen of the Rio Grande (1965) Wyatt Earp/Laramie
10.
 Sword of the Conqueror (1962) Amalche
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Milestones close milestones

1942:
Enlisted in the Navy; served during WWII
1944:
Made feature film debut while still in uniform in a supporting role in "Since You Went Away"
1946:
First leading role in a feature, "Till the End of Time", opposite Dorothy McGuire and Robert Mitchum
1948:
First feature Western, "Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven"; was also first film in which he received top billing
1951:
Starred in the title role of the syndicated Western TV series, "Wild Bill Hickok"
:
Also starred in a radio program in which he played Wild Bill Hickok
1960:
Last US feature for a number of years, "Jet Over the Atlantic"
1960:
Began making films, mostly Westerns and other action fare, exclusively in Europe, primarily Italy, for over a decade
1970:
One of latest Italian credits, "This Man Can't Die"
1978:
Played a large supporting role in the US feature film, "Where's Willie?"
1979:
Appeared in the ABC variety compilation special, "When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion", a salute to Western series during the early years of television
1988:
Played a supporting role in the CBS TV-movie, "Red River", a remake of the classic 1948 Howard Hawks Western feature
1989:
Played a supporting role in the action feature, "Stickfighter"
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Education

Bakersfield Junior College: Bakersfield , California -

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wife:
Gail Russell. Actor. Married 1949; divorced 1954; Madison's first wife; born in 1925; enjoyed success in several Hollywood films of the 1940s including "The Uninvited" (1944) and "Angel and the Badman" (1947); died in 1961 at age 35 of chronic alcoholism.
wife:
Sheila Connelly. Actor. Second wife; divorced.

Family close complete family listing

sister:
Rosemary Anderson. Survived him.
brother:
Wayne Moseley. Survived him.
brother:
Harold Moseley. Survived him.
daughter:
Bridget Madison. Survived him.
daughter:
Erin Madison. Survived him.
daughter:
Dolly Madison. Survived him.
son:
Robert Madison. Survived him.
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