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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Lee Van Cleef!

Today we celebrate LVC on what would have been his 89th birthday.  What film will you be watching tonight to honor him?



  2. Bad Man's River .

  3. I didn't get a chance to post on Lee's birthday but I did watch a movie to note it. "Raiders of Old California". I really like Lee's performance in this. Jim Davis is good too as is Marty Robbins. Not sure I liked Faron Young as an actor but he did have the look of a western hero. I still enjoy hearing Faron sing "Hello Walls" on YouTube. I've often wondered with Lee being into music, if he got to sing & play with Carl Smith, Faron Young & Marty Robbins when he did "Badge of Marshall Brennen" & "Raiders of Old California" back to back in 1956. Once I read they were shot at the same time!!! Guess it's possible as the crew & actors are almost the same in both.

    Marty Robbins' "El Paso" is a great song & features some of the best acoustic guitar playing ever. Next time you hear it, be sure to pay attention to the guitar playing. Heck I'm sure Lee got a big kick out of hanging out with those singers even though they were country music.