- Sex appeal
- Well-Regarded in Private Life
- Comedic Ability
- Singing Ability (If applicable)
- Dancing Ability (If applicable)
- Risk-taker or Innovator
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The Perfect Leading Man
- David Atkins
John Gavin was a Universal contract star and was starred by the studio and most successfully by its star Producer Ross Hunter in Lana Turner's superb Imitation of Life, and Susan Hayward's Back Street. Mr. Gavin tremendous looking and conveying All American looks was leading man in addition to Hayward and Turner: Katharine Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Sandra Dee et al. Of all the films John Gavin made, I liked Ross Hunter's Back Street with Susan Hayward best. Gavin is the main attraction in a duel between Wife Vera Miles and Mistress Susan Hayward. Ms Hayward is superb as always and dominates the film with her beauty and acting. Ms. Hayward's favrorite cinematographer Stanley Cortez photgraphs the film beautifully. After a fine movie career Mr. Gavin served his Country as Ambassador to Mexico. and was a contributor to the building the magnificent Our Lady of the Angels cathedral in Los Angeles.
- Patricia Combs
As a youngster, John Gavin as Destry, was my first crush! I remember having daydreams and nightdreams about him and thinking that he was the most handsome man that I had ever seen. Of course at that time I had a major thing for cowboys and never missed any episodes of Bonanza, the Virginian or Gunsmoke. We were also fans of the Rifleman and Rawhide, but Destry was my personal favorite and it was all so I could look at John Gavin. I just thought I would try to look him up on the internet and have been disappointed not to see him in roles in his later years.
1931, 1932, what is a year when you are as sinfully handsome as he was, and probally still is. As a young girl I would just stare at the screen when he was on, and for many years I never knew his name or the name of the movie he starred in that haunted me. (Backstreet)To me, he was cosidered a "Triple Threat" with a deep sexy voice, Classic dark good looks, and nice stature. I will continue to look on TCM for his movies
MISTAKE ON JOHN GAVIN'S BIRTHDAY
John Gavin was born in 1931 NOT 1932...the month and day are correct though.