Paul Mantee dead at 82 appeared in Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Cagney and Lacey

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by MutteringJohn, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    63,571
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    13,198
    Likes Received:
    15,050
    One of my favorite science fiction movies. To save money they used the same space ships that were in War of the Worlds. I should say they were slightly modified.

    [​IMG][​IMG]
    The tough guy starred in the sci-fi classic "Robinson Crusoe on Mars" and played Det. Al Corassa on TV's "Cagney & Lacey."

    Paul Mantee, a burly, tough-guy actor who starred in the 1964 sci-fi cult classic Robinson Crusoe on Mars and on TV's Cagney & Lacey as Det. Al Corassa, has died. He was 82.



    •Obituaries[​IMG]

    A longtime resident of Malibu who wrote columns for the local newspaper, Mantee played the health inspector on a 1994 episode of Seinfeld, "The Pie;" had a recurring role as Commander Clayton on Hunter, the police drama that starred Fred Dryer; and appeared as Cornell, a henchman for Catwoman who disguises himself as Batman to frame the Caped Crusader for a robbery in a 1967 storyline that saw the villainess go back to college.
    Mantee died Nov. 7, The Malibu Times reported.
    In Paramount's Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Byron Haskin’s adaptation of the Daniel Defoe novel, Mantee has top billing, playing the shipwrecked Cmdr. Christopher "Kit" Draper opposite a monkey. He and future Batman star Adam West become the first humans on the planet.
    Mantee joined Cagney & Lacey as Al Corassa midway through season five and played the detective for more than 50 episodes. The landmark buddy cop show, starring Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless as crack New York City detectives, aired on CBS for seven seasons through May 1988.

    [video=youtube;WLaHJvF59Fg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLaHJvF59Fg[/video]
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2013
  2. newcastlefan

    newcastlefan גֵּרְשֹׁם VIP

    Reputations:
    136,383
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Messages:
    57,767
    Likes Received:
    17,061
    who will protect us from the martians now?
     
  3. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    63,571
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    13,198
    Likes Received:
    15,050
    Byron Haskin who directed Robinson Crusoe on Mars also directed the original War of the Worlds.
     
  4. Quite Frankly

    Quite Frankly Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    9,291
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2012
    Messages:
    3,992
    Likes Received:
    2,265
    Ever since the Senior Citizen slowed down to 110 shows a year, there's no such thing as The Vacation Curse anymore, right? Too voluminous?
     
  5. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    130,781
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    13,718
    Likes Received:
    7,586
  6. Snotty

    Snotty My Snothand be strong!!! VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    83,112
    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Messages:
    25,301
    Likes Received:
    17,767
    Him and Randolph Mantooth were Long Legged Mack Daddies..................
     
  7. HS Cult Leader

    HS Cult Leader Elite Member Gold

    Reputations:
    101,900
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    13,116
    Likes Received:
    18,417
    I remember him from "The Great Santini", he was Robert Duvall's old friend.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. The Snork

    The Snork Well-Known Member VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    3,780
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2012
    Messages:
    5,585
    Likes Received:
    8,729
    Man I loved that movie when I was a kid ... still do.