Friday, July 24, 2015

Ready, Willing and Egan

As we head into the weekend, one that will be filled (for me at least!) with plenty of sun and water, I decided to leave you with a photo collection featuring the burly, brawny, beefy, Brylcreemed charms of one Richard Egan. We don't necessarily count Egan as one of our obsessive favorites, but he is an amiable enough presence in some movies we love (such as A Summer Place, 1959, in which he was Constance Ford's unhappy husband, and The Big Cube, 1969) and worked alongside some of our favorite people such as Joan Crawford in The Damned Don't Cry (1950), Dana Wynter in The View from Pompey's Head (1955), Dorothy Malone in Tension at Table Rock (1956), Jeffrey Hunter in Seven Cities of Gold (1957), Joan Collins in Esther and the King (1960) and Barry Coe in The 300 Spartans (1962.) He was also a costar of Jane Russell in Underwater! (1955) and The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956) as well as Elvis Presely in Love Me Tender (1956) among many other things. Egan lived a steady, quiet life with his only wife of nearly thirty years and their five children. He was taken prematurely by prostate cancer at age sixty-five in 1987 (at which time he was essaying a key role on the daytime soap Capitol.) Take a look at some of these shots and see if he makes an impression on you!































6 comments:

roberta steve said...

He was, as you say, a dependable presence in movies and TV, through never a heartthrob for me. Do feel he was the best thing in "A Summer Place.". His and Dorothy Maguire's plot would have made a more interesting story. One thing that I always remember about Richard Egan was his distinctive baritone speaking voice. So sorry to hear that he died so young.

PS. Is it me, or is he sporting a bit of a package in some of those photos? Or have I just been reading this blog too much and seeing them everywhere!

Poseidon3 said...

Oh, Roberta... I always select my photos with an eye toward maximum impact whenever possible! You're seeing what you're seeing. :-) I liked him in "A Summer Place" but Constance Ford remains my favorite aspect of the movie. What a horrible mother and major league bitch she was! LOL

moift said...

thank for this. many liked

joel65913 said...

Nice tribute to Egan. He was certainly attractive in his way, a LOT of teeth!, and looked good with his shirt off but it's as if he was designed to be the good looking hunk of man who the forceful leading lady stars of the day could just steamroll right over without a backward look. While I wouldn't say his type is no longer around the vehicles that were constructed for those stars are few and far between nowadays.

Gingerguy said...

What a nice surprise, I always loved his voice. Great body too and never noticed before. "7 Cities of Gold" looks like a riot, and any one who was in "The Big Cube" contributed to one of my favorite campy movies. Bravo!

Poseidon3 said...

Yes, Joel, I'd say he was more useful than amazing, but solid and reliable in any case. And I miss the female star vehicles you're referring to!

Gingerguy, Egan had an unmistakable voice! So resonant and distinctive.

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