The veteran Hollywood actor was 83.
John Saxon dies
|by Anonymous||reply 137||Last Sunday at 9:22 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||07/25/2020|
R1- I literally saw this and said AWWWWW....
I know that he had dementia and had even attended some of those autograph shows not to long ago and his wife took care of him..
God bless, man.
Loved him as the dad in Nightmare on Elm Street and always thought he was handsome..
I am in my early 40's (I know he worked way before Nightmare- but that's my memory of him)
|by Anonymous||reply 2||07/25/2020|
Damn, he was a hunk in his youth and a hot daddy in middle age. I remember Mary and Phyllis fought over him in a memorable episode of the Mary Tyler Moore Show.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||07/25/2020|
He’ll always be Lt. Thompson to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||07/25/2020|
it has been a crap year or so for deaths of my favorites. Max von Sydow, Rutger Hauer AND John Saxon?
|by Anonymous||reply 5||07/25/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/25/2020|
Now, you know where everybody is and what everybody’s doing and who they’re doing it with.
Liz, how do I get in touch with Rashid Ahmed?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/25/2020|
Very sad news
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/25/2020|
Aww, my Dad, my brother and I were all big fans of his, and would see any B movie as long as he was in it. I feel like I'm losing part of my youth, but he had a long, productive life, and I've never read an unkind word about him. RIP, Mr Saxon.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/25/2020|
Has Kelly Ripa issued a joint tweet yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/25/2020|
John Saxon Vs GAY (1979)
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/25/2020|
I always liked John Saxon :(
RIP, handsome man
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/25/2020|
He guest starred on "Wonder Woman."
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/25/2020|
Watching that hairline recede above his beautiful eyes over the last 60 years was one of those sustaining things in the business that helped us all keep going.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/25/2020|
John Saxon in 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝 (1966):
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/25/2020|
He worked a lot. Saw him in all kinds of things - always a dependable actor. I also thought he was a good looking man as a kid. I went for that dark and handsome thing from an early age.
Didn't know about the dementia issues - that's a tough road to go down. R.I.P.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/25/2020|
He was one of my favorite '70s character actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||07/25/2020|
way back when
|by Anonymous||reply 18||07/25/2020|
When I was a kid, I used to collect the 'Six Million Dollar Man' 12-inch action figures. One of them was "Maskatron," after Season 1 Episode 4, 'Day of the Robot,' where John Saxon's character was replaced by an imposter, a robot. The Maskatron doll had interchangeable faces, and one of them was John Saxon.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||07/25/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||07/25/2020|
RONA BITCH, that you?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||07/25/2020|
He was in more shit than the Fly Family Robinson.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||07/25/2020|
Has Lorenzo Llamas commented yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||07/25/2020|
Could he have been in more iconic genre stuff? Enter the Dragon, Nightmare on Elm Street, Six Million Dollar Man...even Dynasty!
Always liked it when he turned up.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||07/25/2020|
in Mario Bava's The Girl Who Knew Too Much . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 25||07/25/2020|
Sad he is gone, but having Alzheimers/dementia is no way to live. Three years ago, he and his wife were interviewed at the retirement home they moved into, and they were showing some of his films. She had answer for him because he wasn't able to.
The pneumonia was probably caused from food or drink doing down wrong in throat into his lungs, as Alzheimers/dementia causes great difficulty swallowing properly in late stages of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||07/25/2020|
^^that's what happened to Mary Tyler Moore.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||07/25/2020|
He was never on "What's My Line," so something must've been wrong with him.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||07/25/2020|
Once more YET another coronavirus cover up
|by Anonymous||reply 29||07/25/2020|
His son is pretty sexy, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||07/25/2020|
RiP John, he was a steadily working, reliable character actor.
For such a beautiful man of Italian heritage, his birth name is Carmine Orrico. I guess the ethnic discrimination in Hollywood made him change his name to something literally very Anglo-Saxon.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||07/25/2020|
"Discovered" by Henry Willson
|by Anonymous||reply 32||07/25/2020|
r31 that's how it was back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||07/25/2020|
I remember he did a scene on Dynasty with Joan Collins where he comes out of a shower with a towel around his waist and what looked like a cucumber hidden in his towel
|by Anonymous||reply 34||07/25/2020|
R31 He didn't look super Italian though, especially as he got older. Because of his swarthy looks, he was cast as different ethnic backgrounds hispanic and middle eastern even. Beats being typecast in mobster roles, like so many Italian actors were in the past.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||07/25/2020|
Saxon, an Italian American, was born Carmine Orrico in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Antonio Orrico, a dock worker, and Anna (née Protettore). August 5, 1935 – July 25, 2020.
The Pretty Boys and Dirty Deals of Henry Willson, agent Henry Willson saw Saxon's picture on the cover of a detective magazine and immediately contacted the boy's family in Brooklyn. With his parents' permission, the 17-year-old Orrico contracted with Willson, and he was renamed John Saxon.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||07/25/2020|
One of those guys who got better looking with age.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||07/25/2020|
[quote]He didn't look super Italian though, especially as he got older.
Oh FFS here we go......
|by Anonymous||reply 38||07/25/2020|
When I was a gayling back in the mid-70s I had just finished fooling around with a somewhat older guy, and we were talking about who was gay in show business, and he told me that John Saxon was gay. He even knew his original name.
I didn't really know who that was, even though I had seen him in Enter the Dragon and Black Christmas, but that info has stayed with me all these years, and I have casually followed some of his career since then. I really enjoyed his exploitation movies, especially the Italian cannibal ones.
Anyone have any more info his gay side?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||07/25/2020|
Rutger Hauer is DEAD!!????!!
I just sent him a chain letter!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||07/25/2020|
I wished he kept his beautiful first name.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||07/25/2020|
[quote]Discovered by the same agent who launched the careers of Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter,
|by Anonymous||reply 42||07/25/2020|
Great actor, had a great career and worked right up to nearly the end.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||07/25/2020|
he was so brutish and sexy on that episode of "wonder woman" you know damn well his character if given the chance if they had kept the amazons without their bracelets to protect themselves against gun fire, he would have screwed wonder woman 24/7 until he got her pregnant! that was the whole point of them taking over paradise island to capture these super woman and of course use them to impregnate..
i remember being a little boy and seeing him on that tv movie "future earth" or something like that where his character is captured by a tribe of amazon women and he is drugged into being helpless and submissive and is auction off with his shirt being ripped off of him! so so erotic and sexy to me it was a little horn dog!...
|by Anonymous||reply 44||07/25/2020|
“Planet Earth” from 1974 with DL Icon, Diana Muldaur.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||07/25/2020|
He was so sexy. I loved the Nightmare on Elm Street series as a kid and still do and Black Christmas is still one of the scariest movies I've ever seen. He was in some great movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||07/25/2020|
His first starring role, from 1955. DAMN he was fine...
|by Anonymous||reply 47||07/25/2020|
As Rashid Ahmed on "Dynasty," with Joan.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||07/25/2020|
He knows he's the prettiest in the room!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||07/25/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||07/25/2020|
R33, Bitch please
|by Anonymous||reply 51||07/25/2020|
[quote]The pneumonia was probably caused from food or drink doing down wrong in throat into his lungs, as Alzheimers/dementia causes great difficulty swallowing properly in late stages of it.
Not even in the late stages--dementia patients in the middle stages start to do what's called "pocketing," when they store their food in their cheeks to swallow later, and some of it winds up going down the wrong tube, which gives them pneumonia.
Usually at some point the caretakers of people with dementia are asked when they want to stop giving the dementia patients antibiotics to cure the dementia patient's frequent pneumonia, because it really comes as a gift so the person dies before they get to be such a vegetable they get to the stage you describe above (the late stage, when they're like zombies). That's why they often call pneumonia "the old person's friend."
|by Anonymous||reply 52||07/25/2020|
He wasn't in the 'late stages' of dementia/Alzheimer's. Maybe the mid-stages. Did an interview w/his "wife" three years ago after they moved him to a home, I mean 'retirement village', and while she answered almost all of the questions, he was still smiley and agreeable.
Alzheimer's patients are typically ill for 10-15 years or so. He may have been showing signs about 5-6 years ago, so he stopped doing those autograph signings and went quietly into the night. Sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||07/25/2020|
Here he is, in his last (barely) speaking role...
|by Anonymous||reply 54||07/25/2020|
I always feel bad for celebrities who die at the same time as someone more famous.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||07/25/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||07/25/2020|
Someone posted his frontal from his young days with some stupid pink blot, but the real photo is out there.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||07/25/2020|
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|by Anonymous||reply 59||07/25/2020|
Real name: Carmine Orrico. He wasn’t the greatest actor but he was handsome and had screen presence. He was also an Italian guy and martial arts expert with a great body, thick full bush, and fat uncut dick which I’m sure he used to his best advantage in Hollywood.
RIP You sexy fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||07/25/2020|
R58 thanks for that.
The tip is also out there in a fuller photo. Hot man.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||07/25/2020|
He had a full and manly bush, but he couldn't live forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||07/25/2020|
John and Sandra and Anthony and Lana...
|by Anonymous||reply 63||07/26/2020|
That movie is hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||07/26/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||07/26/2020|
Wasn't he one of Henry Willson's boys?
|by Anonymous||reply 66||07/26/2020|
RIP, handsome guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||07/26/2020|
Beauty's where you find it...
|by Anonymous||reply 68||07/26/2020|
You are beautiful, no matter what they say...
|by Anonymous||reply 69||07/26/2020|
He certainly was yummy. I will miss him.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||07/26/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 71||07/26/2020|
I first saw him in the Nightmares.
But Enter the Dragon is awesome — it’s still the archetypal martial arts flick.
You can see its structure in all the John Wicke movies.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||07/26/2020|
Anyone have a story of actually fucking him or getting fucked? I bet he was good in bed.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||07/26/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 74||07/26/2020|
R73 I bet Henry Willson had some stories to tell.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||07/26/2020|
Damn. So many deaths.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||07/26/2020|
He was one of the stars of The Bold Ones TV series in the early 70s. He starred with E.G. Marshall. As a gayling, I found John Sacon fascinating, although I was too young to understand why.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||07/26/2020|
Such a pretty face
|by Anonymous||reply 78||07/26/2020|
You forgot to mention Linda Lavin as his much older sister in the clip at R47
|by Anonymous||reply 79||07/26/2020|
I really liked him in The Unguarded Moment.....he played a disturbed teen boy out to rape Esther Williams.....it shows up now and then.....
|by Anonymous||reply 80||07/26/2020|
As a 80's kid, I only remember him in his combover days, from the 70's on. It's weird seeing him as a youngster with a full head of hair.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||07/26/2020|
Look who did a panel at the Academy of Arts and Sciences for the 40th Anniversary of ENTER THE DRAGON!
|by Anonymous||reply 82||07/26/2020|
It was rare, but sometimes John Saxon would do an ELM STREET panel!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||07/26/2020|
Can you believe John Saxon did a BLACK CHRISTMAS panel?
You could say Saxon developed a typecasting late in his career. In both BLACK CHRISTMAS and the ELM STREETS, Saxon played the douchebag police lieutenant in a slasher who won't believe the teenagers' claims about the killer!
|by Anonymous||reply 84||07/26/2020|
I always thought he was gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||07/26/2020|
I'm certainly glad to realize I wasn't the only one who thought Saxon was hot. In fact, I think he got hotter as he aged even if he'd lost his hair. He still had a charisma that was unbeatable.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||07/26/2020|
Know him primarily from his 70s and 80s work. Never knew how handsome he used to be.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||07/26/2020|
Has that bitch Debra Winger commented?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||07/26/2020|
Debra Winger as Wonder Girl was so miscast. As if the stunningly Amazonian Lynda Carter would've had a sister who looked like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||07/26/2020|
He had a wife????
|by Anonymous||reply 90||07/26/2020|
He was married ONLY three times. What's your point R90?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||07/26/2020|
R91 Many people assumed Saxon was gay.
He was a Henry Willson boy, after all.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||07/26/2020|
Duh R92. Saxon may not have been gay, but he was smart enough to know what he had to do to get ahead, or a head. I'm guessing he was bisexual, but could've been straight. Always have to wonder why he never became an A-lister, yet his costar in 1962's War Hunt, Robert Redford did.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||07/26/2020|
Beautiful man which was enough to keep him working, because he wasn't much of an actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||07/26/2020|
As a gayling in the 80s, I had a thing for him on Falcon Crest. Even though he was mature by that point, his body was still smoking hot. There was a scene where he and Kim Novak fucked among the grapevines and he was walking around shirtless. Hello Daddy! RIP.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||07/26/2020|
R94, The exact same thing could be said of Redford.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||07/26/2020|
Redfield is DeNiro or Olivier by comparison with Saxon.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||07/26/2020|
I remember him most from the Gene Roddenberry TV film (unsold pilot) Planet Earth, and his appearances on Murder She Wrote. One of those rare guys who remained sexy as he aged. He presented a lot of masculinity/macho pride. Possibly to all the hole he presented in his youth to get his career going... His son is sure hot!
|by Anonymous||reply 98||07/26/2020|
There was a picture of him maybe 10 or 15 years ago that I saw where he was shirtless and it was clear as day that he still worked out a ton and was in excellent shape. It was very impressive.
Very sexy man and, like others have said, he got sexier with age.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||07/26/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 100||07/26/2020|
Speaking of Henry Wilson, did anyone catch the NetFlix bio back in May starring Jim Parsons?
Even if he only had a few of the boys in his stable; Henry Wilson knew how to pick them....
Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Chad Everett, Robert Wagner, Nick Adams, Guy Madison, Troy Donahue, Mike Connors, Rory Calhoun, John Saxon, Yale Summers, Clint Walker, Doug McClure, Dack Rambo, Ty Hardin, and John Derek, just to name a few.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||07/26/2020|
Saxon provided a reality counterpoint to the bizarre and over the top performances from Blakely and Langenkamp. He was really good in the third film as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||07/26/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 103||07/26/2020|
Fuck off with your "Netflix bio," r101.
Ryan Murphy's HOLLYWOOD was historical fiction and rather fanciful at that. His team that gets sued by the real Olivia de Havilland for presenting her doing thing's she'd never do, etc.
SHITSHOW PLUG FAIL
|by Anonymous||reply 104||07/26/2020|
You are really a miserable old soul aren't you? Why such a nasty response to a perfectly innocent comment.
Death of some of you nasty old queens cannot come soon enough for the world. Hint; you won't be missed.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||07/26/2020|
Academy Award-nominated Ronee Blakley was praised for her performance in ELM STREET and Heather Langenkamp was adequate.
r102 is the deranged Actress Stalker on Elm Street who enjoys ignoring that Blakley's character was a drunk and Langenkamp was supposed to be the Girl Nextdoor.
Pay it no mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||07/26/2020|
When he was young he looked a lot like this current DL Fave
|by Anonymous||reply 107||07/26/2020|
"Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Chad Everett, Robert Wagner, Nick Adams, Guy Madison, Troy Donahue, Mike Connors, Rory Calhoun, John Saxon, Yale Summers, Clint Walker, Doug McClure, Dack Rambo, Ty Hardin, and John Derek, just to name a few."
How many of those guys did Willson nail?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||07/26/2020|
[quote]His team that gets sued by the real Olivia de Havilland for presenting her doing thing's she'd never do, etc.
The bukkake scene WAS a bit much.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||07/26/2020|
I grew up watching him on tv. I always wanted to fuck him!
|by Anonymous||reply 110||07/26/2020|
OMFG! I just saw r59 pic. I totally would have fucked him when I was growing up. That's a beautiful huge cock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||07/26/2020|
R111 That’s not him unfortunately. The black-and-white pic looks real though.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||07/26/2020|
R112, that's sad. I would have still fucked him.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||07/26/2020|
Thanks R97. That was funny...
|by Anonymous||reply 114||07/26/2020|
I thought Saxon was a good actor who got typecast as he got older.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||07/27/2020|
His full bush tried to challenge Burt Lancaster’s in the 50s. I’d say it way a tie.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||07/27/2020|
Good actor, sexy Italian, handsome man, nice intact cock.. He had it all.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||07/27/2020|
If I recall, Saxon acted several times with John Casavettes and his wife, Gena Rowlands. All very good actors.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||07/27/2020|
Has Susan Dey sent her condolences? Susan, we’re waiting. Do the right thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||07/27/2020|
John Saxon was ok, but he wasn't no Vince Edwards.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||07/27/2020|
Might have had a thing for male tweens.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||07/27/2020|
Nope, no contest.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||07/27/2020|
Very funny episode. Mr. Saxon is sexy as ever, and Ms. Cloris Leachman is hilarious!
|by Anonymous||reply 123||07/27/2020|
[quote] Has Susan Dey sent her condolences? Susan, we’re waiting. Do the right thing.
Can someone explain the Susan Dey joke to me? Did she say or do something cunty?
|by Anonymous||reply 124||07/27/2020|
R124 When David Cassidy died, Susan Dey was uncharacteristically silent about offering her condolences and she was skewered by the DLers.
Ever since then, every time someone dies, DL asks if Susan Dey has bothered to say anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||07/27/2020|
Thanks for the explanation R125!
I also somehow missed that David Cassidy died, and I am a child of the 70's!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||07/27/2020|
[quote]John Saxon was ok, but he wasn't no Vince Edwards.
So then he was a Vince Edwards?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||07/27/2020|
For the love of God! You old grammar queens are a royal pain.
Comment was a variation of "... no oil painting" .......
|by Anonymous||reply 128||07/27/2020|
I had developed a crush on him, when I saw him in "Planter Earth," the TV movie where he became a "Dink."
I later saw "Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation," and John Saxon played Jimmy Stewart's brainiac son-in-law. He sits in the sand in a very revealing speedo-type swimsuit.
Here, he is as a Dink:
|by Anonymous||reply 129||Last Thursday at 10:59 AM|
R108, I doubt Willson had the fortitude to 'nail' anyone, but my guess is 15 out of those 17 -- including Saxon -- 'auditioned' for their potential stardom.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||Last Friday at 10:28 AM|
He was very handsome, even as an older man.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||Last Friday at 10:39 AM|
r129 Is the actress in that shot a runner-up in "The Agnes Moorehead Look Alike Contest"? At the very least she seems to be channelling her.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||Last Friday at 11:34 PM|
He played a young, bookish husband to Jimmy Stewart's oldest daughter in "Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation" (1962). Saxon has a scene on the beach where he takes off his shirt and, damn, I knew I was gay. I had a crush on him ever since. They put him in glasses to make him seem academic, but the beach scene said otherwise. Maybe that's why I always have gravitated to muscled nerds.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||Last Saturday at 12:56 AM|
He made combovers sexy.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||Last Sunday at 6:47 AM|
[quote]Oh FFS here we go......
The obsession on here with race/ethnicity and essentially thinking anyone who isn't whiter than white is lesser, is always the thing that has made me disgusted with several DLers.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||Last Sunday at 6:57 AM|
r135 it's bizarre, like taking a trip back to the old-timey days. These idiots only define "white" as being Anglo/Nordic and nothing else. Truly strange.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||Last Sunday at 9:19 AM|
R135, And start moronic multiple threads on why Italians aren't actually white.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||Last Sunday at 9:22 AM|