Tuesday, October 29, 2019

"All the King's Men" Actor Raymond Greenleaf 1963 Oakwood Cemetery

Raymond Greenleaf, born Roger Ramon Greenleaf, (January 1, 1892 – October 29, 1963) was an American actor, best known for All the King's Men (1949), Angel Face (1952), and Pinky (1949).

He was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts and died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.[1] He died at the age of 71 and is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Chatsworth, California.[2]

In the early 1920s, Greenleaf acted with the Jack X. Lewis Company in summer stock theatre.[3] He had earlier performed with stock theater companies in Boston and in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In the fall of 1921, he was with the Orpheum Players in Ottawa, Canada.[4]

Greenleaf's Broadway credits include Alice in Wonderland (1947), Yellow Jack (1947), A Pound on Demand / Androcles and the Lion (1946), King Henry VIII (1946), Foxhole in the Parlor (1945), Decision (1944), Jason (1942), and Your Loving Son (1941).[5]

Partial filmography

The Naked City (1948) - City Editor (uncredited)
Deep Waters (1948) - Judge Tate (uncredited)
For the Love of Mary (1948) - Justice Williams
State Department: File 649 (1949) - Examining Board Member (uncredited)
A Kiss in the Dark (1949) - Martin Soames
Slattery's Hurricane (1949) - Adm. William F. Olenby
Pinky (1949) - Judge Shoreham

All the King's Men (1949) - Judge Monte Stanton

Port of New York (1949) - John J. Meredith (uncredited)
East Side, West Side (1949) - Horace Elcott Howland
No Sad Songs for Me (1950) - Mr. Caswell
A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950) - Mayor (uncredited)
David Harding, Counterspy (1950) - Dr. George Vickers

On the Isle of Samoa (1950) - Peter Appleton

Harriet Craig (1950) - Henry Fenwick

Al Jennings of Oklahoma (1951) - Judge Jennings

Storm Warning (1951) - Faulkner
Pier 23 (1951) - Father Donovan
As Young as You Feel (1951) - Bill (uncredited)
The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) - Tom Fancher (uncredited)

A Millionaire for Christy (1951) - Benjamin Chandler

The Family Secret (1951) - Henry Archer Sims
Ten Tall Men (1951) - Sheik Ben Allal
FBI Girl (1951) - Governor Owen Grisby
Deadline – U.S.A. (1952) - Lawrence White (uncredited)
Paula (1952) - President Russell
Washington Story (1952) - John Sheldon
She's Working Her Way Through College (1952) - Dean Rogers
Bonzo Goes to College (1952) - Dean Williams (uncredited)
Horizons West (1952) - Eli Dodson
Angel Face (1953) - Arthur Vance
The Bandits of Corsica (1953) - Paoli
South Sea Woman (1953) - Captain at Court-martial
The Last Posse (1953) - Arthur Hagan
Three Sailors and a Girl (1953) - B.P. Morrow - Bank President
Living It Up (1954) - Conductor
The Violent Men (1955) - Dr. Henry Crowell (uncredited)
Violent Saturday (1955) - Mr. Fairchild (uncredited)
Son of Sinbad (1955) - Simon Aristides

Headline Hunters (1955) - Paul Strout

Texas Lady (1955) - Knox (uncredited)

Never Say Goodbye (1956) - Dr. Kelly Andrews

When Gangland Strikes (1956) - Luke Ellis

Over-Exposed (1956) - Max West

You Can't Run Away from It (1956) - Minister
Three Violent People (1956) - Carleton
Spoilers of the Forest (1957) - Clyde Walters
Monkey on My Back (1957) - Dr. A.J. Latham
The Vampire (1957) - Autopsy Surgeon (uncredited)
The Night the World Exploded (1957) - Gov. Chaney
No Time to Be Young (1957) - The Dean (uncredited)
Jeanne Eagels (1957) - Elderly Lawyer (uncredited)
Official Detective - Episode: "Extortion" (1958) - Paul Nidemyer
Quantrill's Raiders (1958) - General (uncredited)
The Buccaneer (1958) - Junior State Senator
The Story on Page One (1959) - Judge Carey

From the Terrace (1960) - Fritz Thornton

Wild in the Country (1961) - Dr. Underwood
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) - Judge (uncredited)


1. "Raymond Greenleaf". IMdB. 
2. "Raymond Greenleaf". Find A Grave. 
3. "Theaters". The Charlotte News. North Carolina, Charlotte. May 4, 1921. p. 12. 
4. "Raymond Greenleaf in Juvenile Roles". The Ottawa Citizen. Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. September 3, 1921. p. 15.
5. "Raymond Greenleaf". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

"Two Weeks in Another Town" Actor & Assistant Director Erich Von Stroheim Jr. 1968 Woodlawn Cemetery

Erich Von Stroheim Jr. (August 25, 1916 - October 26, 1968) was born Erich Oswald Stroheim in Los Angeles, California. He was the son of legendary director Erich Von Stroheim and the brother of Josef Von Stroheim. 

Stroheim was an assistant director who worked on multiple television episodes of "Highway Patrol" (1955-1956), "West Point" (1956-1957), "Union Pacific" (1958-1959), "One Step Beyond" (1959), "Peter Gunn" (1960), "The Lieutenant" (1963-1964), "Combat" (1966), and "The High Chaparral" (1968).

Hollywood Kids: Erich von Stroheim Jr., Wallace Reid Jr., 
Carlyle Blackwell Jr. and Bryant Washburn Jr.

Stroheim's feature work as assistant director included: PARTY GIRL (1958), THE GAZEBO (1959), BACHELOR IN PARADISE (1961), TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN (1962), THE CARDINAL (1963), MISTER BUDDWING (1966), DON'T MAKE WAVES (1967), SKIDOO (1968), and MEDIUM COOL (1969).

As an actor, he appeared as Ravinksi in TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN (1962).

Stroheim was married to Mary Alice Jones and Sheila Darcy. 

Erich Von Stroheim Jr. died of cancer in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles on October 26, 1968. His ashes are interred in the Columbarium of Faith at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, California.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

"Hell Comes to Frogtown" Filmmaker Donald G. Jackson 2003 Westwood Village Cemetery

Donald G. Jackson (April 24, 1943 – October 20, 2003) was an American filmmaker.[1] [2]

Born in Tremont, Mississippi, Jackson grew up in Adrian, Michigan. As an adult he struggled to become a filmmaker for many years while working at an auto factory. Finally, in the mid-1970s he made his first feature film, a horror film parody, The Demon Lover. This film was soon followed by the wrestling film, I Like to Hurt People.[3] These films financed his move to Hollywood, California, where he remained until his death.[4] 

Jackson is perhaps most well known for creating and directing the cult film, Hell Comes to Frogtown.[5]

Throughout his career Jackson worked with several filmmakers including Roger Corman and James Cameron but it was not until he began a long collaboration with American filmmaker Scott Shaw that the team created Zen Filmmaking. Zen Filmmaking is a distinct style of filmmaking where no scripts are used in the creation of a film. [6]

Donald G. Jackson died of leukemia on October 20, 2003 and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.[7]


The Demon Lover (1976)
I Like to Hurt People (1985)

Roller Blade (1985)

UFO: Secret Video (1986)
Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987)
Roller Blade Warriors: Taken by Force (1989)

The Roller Blade Seven (1991)

The Legend of the Rollerblade Seven (1992)
Carjack (1993)
Return to Frogtown (1993)
It's Showtime (1993)
Return of the Roller Blade Seven (1993)
Pocket Ninjas (1994)
Queen of Lost Island (1994)
The Devil's Pet (1994)
Twisted Fate (1994)
Kill, Kill Overkill (1994)
Baby Ghost (1995)
Little Lost Sea Serpent (1995)

Big Sister 2000 (1995)

Raw Energy (1995)
Rollergator (1995)
Toad Warrior (1996)

Guns of El Chupacabra (1997)

Armageddon Boulevard (1998)
Lingerie Kickboxer (1998)
Guns of El Chupacabra 2: The Unseen (1999)
Blade Sisters (1999)
Ride with the Devil (1999)
Legend of the Dead Boyz (2001)
Max Hell Frog Warrior (2002)

Documentary films about Donald G. Jackson

Demon Lover Diary (1980)
Interview: The Documentary (2005)


1. Variety: Donald G. Jackson Multihyphenate, 'Roller Blade' director
2. Donald G. Jackson Los Angeles Daily News
3. Donald G. Jackson: The Final Interview
4. Donald G Jackson, Maverick Filmmaker
5. Fango Flashback: “HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN” Archived May 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
6. Paste Magazine: The Best of the Bad: The 15 Greatest B-Movie Directors
7. Donald G. Jackson biography at Find A Grave

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Dan Dailey with John Wayne in THE WINGS OF EAGLES (1957)

The Wings of Eagles is a 1957 American Metrocolor film starring John Wayne, Dan Dailey and Maureen O'Hara, based on the life of Frank "Spig" Wead and the history of U.S. Naval aviation from its inception through World War II. The film is a tribute to Wead (who died ten years earlier, in 1947, at the age of 52) from his friend, director John Ford, and was based on Wead's "We Plaster the Japs," published in a 1944 issue of American Magazine.

John Wayne plays naval aviator-turned-screenwriter Wead, who wrote the story or screenplay for such films as Hell Divers with Wallace Beery and Clark Gable, Ceiling Zero with James Cagney, and the Oscar-nominated World War II drama They Were Expendable in which Wayne co-starred with Robert Montgomery.

Story: The night Wead is promoted to fighter squadron commander, he falls down a flight of stairs at home, breaks his neck and is paralyzed. When "Min" tries to console him he rejects her and the family. He will only let his Navy mates like "Jughead" Carson (Dan Dailey) and Price near him. "Jughead" visits the hospital almost daily to encourage Frank's rehabilitation ("I'm gonna move that toe"). Carson also pushes "Spig" to get over his depression, try to walk, and start writing. Wead achieves some success in all three goals.


Dan Dailey & Betty Grable in MOTHER WORE TIGHTS (1947)