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Roger Smith was an accomplished actor who led an impressive career on the big screen before starring in popular detective series "77 Sunset Strip" (ABC 1958-1964) alongside Efram Zimbalist Jr and becoming the personal manager of his wife Ann-Margret following their 1967 marriage. Smith had an early acting career in film, appearing in such titles as the James Cagney biopic "Man of a Thousand Faces" (1957), the Jack Lemmon comedic adaptation "Operation Mad Ball" (1957) and the Rosalind Russell adaptation "Auntie Mame" (1958). He also appeared in "Crash Landing" (1958). Smith's breakthrough came on the popular detective series "77 Sunset Strip" (ABC, 1958-1964), but he left the series in 1962 after suffering from a blood clot that had formed in his brain. Smith also appeared in the films "Never Steal Anything Small" (1959) starring James Cagney, "For Those Who Think Young" (1964) starring James Darren and "Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition" with John Thaw (1968). After Smith married Ann-Margret in 1967, he largely retired from acting to focus on working as her business manager. The couple were married until Smith's death on June 5, 2017 at the age of 84. Although the cause of death was not...

Roger Smith was an accomplished actor who led an impressive career on the big screen before starring in popular detective series "77 Sunset Strip" (ABC 1958-1964) alongside Efram Zimbalist Jr and becoming the personal manager of his wife Ann-Margret following their 1967 marriage. Smith had an early acting career in film, appearing in such titles as the James Cagney biopic "Man of a Thousand Faces" (1957), the Jack Lemmon comedic adaptation "Operation Mad Ball" (1957) and the Rosalind Russell adaptation "Auntie Mame" (1958). He also appeared in "Crash Landing" (1958). Smith's breakthrough came on the popular detective series "77 Sunset Strip" (ABC, 1958-1964), but he left the series in 1962 after suffering from a blood clot that had formed in his brain. Smith also appeared in the films "Never Steal Anything Small" (1959) starring James Cagney, "For Those Who Think Young" (1964) starring James Darren and "Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition" with John Thaw (1968). After Smith married Ann-Margret in 1967, he largely retired from acting to focus on working as her business manager. The couple were married until Smith's death on June 5, 2017 at the age of 84. Although the cause of death was not announced, Smith had suffered from the neuromuscular disease myasthenia gravis as well as Parkinson's disease since the 1980s.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 O.J. Simpson Story, The (1995) Professor Ford
2.
 Tales From the Hood (1995) Rhodie
3.
 School Daze (1988) Yoda (The Gammites)
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 For Those Who Think Young (1964) Detectives
6.
 Never Steal Anything Small (1959) Dan Cabot
7.
 Auntie Mame (1958) Patrick Dennis as a young man
8.
 Crash Landing (1958) John Smithback
9.
 Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) Creighton Chaney at 21
10.
 Operation Mad Ball (1957) Corp. Berryman
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1957:
Appeared in James Cagney biopic "Man of a Thousand Faces"
1956:
Made TV debut on "Damon Runyon Theater"
1956:
Played Doyle Hobbs on two episodes of "Father Knows Best"
1957:
Appeared in Jack Lemmon comedic adaptation "Operation Mad Ball"
1958:
Played John Smithback in "Crash Landing"
1959:
Co-starred alongside James Cagney in "Never Steal Anything Small"
1964:
Appeared with James Darren in "For Those Who Think Young"
1968:
Co-starred alongside John Thaw in "Praise Marx and Pass the Ammunition"
1958:
Starred as Jeff Spencer on popular detective series "77 Sunset Strip"
1965:
Played the title character on series "Mister Roberts"
1968:
Had final screen role as John Rogue in "Rogue's Gallery"
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Farleybird ( 2007-08-21 )

Source: I watched the show ever week. He starred with Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edward (Cookie) Burns.

Roger Smith played Jeff Spencer in the 1958 tv series "77 Sunset Strip".

Fredmill38 ( 2008-08-06 )

Source: not available

Husband to actress and singer Ann Margaret

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