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Robin Hood for a whole generation
- Julie Paul
Greene may be best remembered for his role as Robin Hood in the 1955-59 British TV series, The Adventures of Robin Hood. The series enjoyed wide distribution in the US, and a whole generation of boomer kids came to see him as the quintessential Robin. Sure, he could ride a horse and fence with the best of them, but he also brought a sense of integrity, compassion, and tolerance to the role that plays very contemporary today. Part of this may be due to the writers on the series, many of them screenwriters blacklisted during the McCarthy era. When Richard Greene first arrived in Hollywood in the late 30's, he was being groomed as the latest heartthrob, with the charm and looks to rival Clark Gable, Tyrone Power and Robert Taylor. But when WWII broke out, he returned to England to enlist in the service. After the war, his career never recovered momentum and he found himself typecast in swashbuckling roles. Despite some of the B films he was in, he always seemed to give 100% to the roles. They don't make 'em like Richard Greene any more. He was handsome, athletic, and had a smile that lit up the screen.
The best of Robin Hood
- Howard Heaney
If any one deserves the title of Robin Hood it was Richard Green! As an actor he was superior in this roll, I was saddend to lear of his death, and a great loss to the theatre