Russ Meyer
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Ron Silver
(Movies & TV)

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Michael Blodgett

Knowledge Identifier: +Michael_Blodgett


Michael Blodgett

American actor, novelist, and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1939.

Countries: United States (67%), California (33%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Russ Meyer, Ron Silver

Linked to: California State University, Los Angeles, Loyola Law School, University of Minnesota, Category:California State University, Los Angeles alumni




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Michael Blodgett was born in 1939 add something


In the summer of 1967, Blodgett served as emcee of "Groovy", a beach-party dance show for teens on Los Angeles ' KHJ-TV add something


In 1968, Blodgett moved to KTTV, where he hosted a 90-minute Saturday night talk show, "The Michael Blodgett Show" add something


He retired from acting in the late 1970s and began a writing career add something


Of his many film and television appearances he is best known for his performance as gigolo Lance Rocke in Russ Meyer's 1970 cult classic "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" add something


Throughout the 1970s, Blodgett appeared in films and guest starring roles in television series including "Barnaby Jones" and "The Secrets of Isis" add something


Having become dissatisfied with the type of roles he was being offered, Blodgett made his last film appearance in 1978's "Disco Fever" and shifted his focus to writing novels and screenplays add something


In 1982, Blodgett released his first novel, "Captain Blood", followed by his second novel "Hero and the Terror", that same year add something


His third novel, "The White Raven", was released in 1986 and was later adapted into a 1998 film starring Ron Silver add something


He would make a cameo appearance in the 1988 adaptation of his novel "Hero and the Terror", and he contributed to interview segments in the documentary "Above, Beneath and Beyond the Valley", which was featured on the 2006 DVD release of "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" add something

Michael Blodgett died in 2007 add something