Richard Egan


Actor
Richard Egan

About

Also Known As
Richard A Egan
Birth Place
San Francisco, California, USA
Born
July 29, 1921
Died
July 20, 1987
Cause of Death
Prostate Cancer

Biography

Square-jawed Richard Egan was a classic leading man in his time, starring in several high-profile films and on the Western show "Empire." Like many from his generation, he served in the army during World War II, acting as a judo instructor. After graduating from college, he taught briefly before getting his first bit part in the 1949 thriller "The Story of Molly X." He gradually built a ...

Photos & Videos

Gog - Lobby Cards
Underwater! - Scene Stills
Pollyanna (1960) - Movie Poster

Biography

Square-jawed Richard Egan was a classic leading man in his time, starring in several high-profile films and on the Western show "Empire." Like many from his generation, he served in the army during World War II, acting as a judo instructor. After graduating from college, he taught briefly before getting his first bit part in the 1949 thriller "The Story of Molly X." He gradually built a reputation in the film industry during the 1950s, playing supporting roles in period dramas like "The Golden Horde" and Raoul Walsh's adventure "Blackbeard, the Pirate" in 1952. His part in the 1953 baseball comedy "The Kid from Left Field" earned him attention, and three years later he starred opposite Elvis Presley in the melodramatic romance "Love Me Tender." Several more starring roles followed, most notably "A Summer Place" alongside Dorothy McGuire in 1959. Other key roles came in the family drama "Polyanna" and the sword and sandal epic "The 300 Spartans" in '62. That same year he began starring in the TV Western "Empire" (renamed "Rodigo" during its final season) and spent the rest of his career dividing his time between the big and small screens. His final role came on the daytime drama "Capitol," where he had a recurring role until his death in 1987.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Day of the Wolves (2010)
Delivery Method (2004)
The Amsterdam Kill (1978)
Ridgeway
The Sweet Creek County War (1978)
Kino, the Padre on Horseback (1977)
Shootout In A One Dog Town (1973)
Petry
The Big Cube (1969)
Frederick Lansdale
Chubasco (1968)
Sebastian
The Destructors (1968)
Dan Street
Valley of Mystery (1967)
Wade Cochran
The 300 Spartans (1962)
Leonidas
Esther and the King (1960)
King Ahasuerus
Pollyanna (1960)
Dr. Edmund Chilton
These Thousand Hills (1959)
Jehu
A Summer Place (1959)
Ken Jorgenson
Voice in the Mirror (1958)
Jim Burton
The Hunters (1958)
Col. "Dutch" Imil
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1957)
William Keating
Love Me Tender (1956)
Vance Reno
The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)
Jim Blair
Tension at Table Rock (1956)
Wes Tancred, also known as John Bailey
Seven Cities of Gold (1955)
Lt. José Mendoza
The View from Pompey's Head (1955)
Anson "Sonny" Page
Violent Saturday (1955)
Boyd Fairchild
Underwater! (1955)
Johnny Grant
Untamed (1955)
Kurt Hout
Khyber Patrol (1954)
[Kyle] Cameron
Gog (1954)
Dr. David Sheppard
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Dardanius
Wicked Woman (1954)
Matt Bannister
The Kid from Left Field (1953)
Billy Lorant
The Glory Brigade (1953)
Sgt. Johnson
Split Second (1953)
Dr. Neal Garven
The Battle at Apache Pass (1952)
Sgt. Reuben Bernard
Cripple Creek (1952)
Strap Galland, also known as Strap Gillis
One Minute to Zero (1952)
Capt. Ralston
The Devil Makes Three (1952)
Lt. Parker
Flame of Araby (1952)
Captain Fezil
Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)
Briggs
Bright Victory (1952)
Sergeant John Masterson
Up Front (1951)
Capa
Hollywood Story (1951)
Lt. Bud Lennox
The Golden Horde (1951)
Gill
Wyoming Mail (1950)
Beale
Kansas Raiders (1950)
First lieutenant
The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
Roy
The Good Humor Man (1950)
Officer Daley
Highway 301 (1950)
Herbie Brooks
Return of the Frontiersman (1950)
Cowhand
Undercover Girl (1950)
Jess Taylor
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
Owney

Cast (Special)

Elvis: His Life and Times (1993)

Life Events

Photo Collections

Gog - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from Gog (1954). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Underwater! - Scene Stills
Here are a few scene stills from RKO's Underwater! (1955), starring Jane Russell.
Pollyanna (1960) - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Disney's Pollyanna (1960). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Underwater! (1955) - Telling Theresa Johnny (Richard Egan) narrates as he and pal Dom (Gilbert Roland) spring their sunken treasure scheme on Theresa (who turns out to be a Latina Jane Russell), early in producer Howard Hughes' Underwater!, 1955.
Underwater! (1955) - Don't Go Down There! In a big payoff scene, Johnny (Richard Egan) dives to the sunken wreck and Theresa (Jane Russell) finally unveils the red suit (featured in the promotional campaign, seen above-decks for the first time) then gets trapped, in Underwater!, 1955, produced by Howard Hughes.
Summer Place, A (1959) - We've Spoiled Two Lives Critical revelations as well-to-do Ken (Richard Egan), visiting the island inn owned by Sylvia (Dorothy McGuire) and her useless boozy husband Bart, steps in to fix the roof and revisit their implied but so-far not confirmed old romance, a big moment in Delmer Davis’ hit melodrama A Summer Place, 1959, also starring Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - The Glory Of Spain Interesting introduction of three principals (and two historical figures), Anthony Quinn as Spanish Captain Portola and Richard Egan his fictional lieutenant, in a reckless rush to Mexico City, causing an accident and meeting Father Junipero Serra (Michael Rennie), in 20th Century-Fox’s Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - Burn It Into Your Heart Preparing to depart Mexico City for California, 1769, Father Junipero Serra (Michael Rennie) goes rogue with the Spanish colonial rank-and-file, cueing grumbling from Captain Portola and (fictional) Lt. Mendoza (Anthony Quinn, Richard Egan), with top career-Assistant Director Robert D. Webb directing, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - The Holy Family Michael Rennie as the famed Father Junipero Serra and Richard Egan as the imagined Lt. Mendoza have been separated from their expedition in a dust storm, in New Spain (a.k.a. Mexico), 1769, and find phantom solace, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Seven Cities Of Gold (1955) - How Many Wives Have You? Hard to call it anything but frolicking, in the California Pacific (likely from the Guadalajara-area Jalisco, Mexico location shoot), 1769, Spanish Lt. Mendoza (Richard Egan) finally meets native Ula (Rita Moreno), with the best hairdo in the tribe, in Seven Cities Of Gold, 1955.
Big Cube, The - Open, Adriana As improbable as anything in the LA counter-culture-clash melodrama The Big Cube, 1969, the opening scene in which Lana Turner portrays a legit theater actress, in a grand statement announcing her retirement from the stage.
Big Cube, The - Since Tuesday Hospitalized Adriana (Lana Turner) awakens with new step-daughter Lisa (Karin Mossberg) and emotes upon learning of the death of her husband, confidante Richard Egan observing, in The Big Cube, 1969.
Big Cube, The - Cats Like Her Devious ex-medical student Johnny (George Chakiris) with innocent lover Lisa (Karin Mossberg) conspires to send her mother Adriana (Lana Turner) on an LSD trip, about which she complains to confidante Frederick (Richard Egan) in The Big Cube, 1969.
Hunters, The (1958) The Iceman Cometh A little of Robert Mitchum’s voice and lots behind a mask, as top WWII flier Seville, first day training for Korea in an Air Force F-86, Stacy Harris as Moncavage, sent up to harry him, and Richard Egan as his C-O, invoking his old nickname, Tom Tutwiler the credited aerial photographer, in The Hunters, 1958.
Chubasco (1968) - TV Trailer Television trailer for the action-melodrama Chubasco, 1968, starring the enigmatic James Dean-lookalike Christopher Jones and his then-wife, Susan Strasberg, with Richard Egan, Ann Southern and Audrey Totter.

Bibliography