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Birth information

19 January 1922 Pumpkin Center, California, USA

Death information

6 February 1996 Palm Springs, California, USA

Given Name

Robert Ozell Moseley

How tall is Guy Madison?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sheila Connolly
Gail Russell

Life Story of Guy Madison

Handsome American leading man Guy Madison stumbled into a film career and became a television star and hero to the Baby Boom generation. As a young man he worked as a telephone lineman, but entered the Coast Guard at the beginning of the Second World War. While on liberty one weekend in Hollywood, he attended a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast and was spotted in the audience by an assistant to Henry Willson, an executive for David O. Selznick. Selznick wanted an unknown sailor to play a small but prominent part in Since You Went Away (1944), and promptly signed Robert Moseley to a contract. Selznick and Willson concocted the screen name Guy Madison (the "guy" girls would like to meet, and Madison from a passing Dolly Madison cake wagon). Madison filmed his one scene on a weekend pass and returned to duty. The film's release brought thousands of fan letters for Madison's lonely, strikingly handsome young sailor, and at war's end he returned to find himself a star-in-the-making. Despite an initial amateurishness to his acting, Madison grew as a performer, studying and working in theatre. He played leads in a series of programmers before being cast as legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickok...

Publications and Magazines about Guy Madison

Harold J. Kennedy No Pickle, No Performance: An Irreverent Theatrical Excursion from Tallulah to Travolta. 1978

What movies did Guy Madison play or participate?

Producers Filmography
The 27th Day (1957) , Reprisal! (1956) ,
Actors Filmography
Red River (1988) Bill Meeker, Rancher, William Tell (1988) Gerrish, The Rebels (1979) Lieutenant Mayo, Fantasy Island (1979) Brick Howard, The Hughes Mystery (1979) , Where's Willie? (1978) Tony Flore, Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) Star at Screening, Il baco da seta (1974) Robert, Pacific Connection (1974) The Old Man, The Smith Family (1972) , Reverend's Colt (1970) Reverend Miller, The War Devils (1969) George Vincent, Hell Commandos (1969) Maj....

Birth information

19 January 1922 Pumpkin Center, California, USA

Death information

6 February 1996 Palm Springs, California, USA

Given Name

Robert Ozell Moseley

How tall is Guy Madison?

1.83 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Sheila Connolly
Gail Russell

Life Story of Guy Madison

Handsome American leading man Guy Madison stumbled into a film career and became a television star and hero to the Baby Boom generation. As a young man he worked as a telephone lineman, but entered the Coast Guard at the beginning of the Second World War. While on liberty one weekend in Hollywood, he attended a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast and was spotted in the audience by an assistant to Henry Willson, an executive for David O. Selznick. Selznick wanted an unknown sailor to play a small but prominent part in Since You Went Away (1944), and promptly signed Robert Moseley to a contract. Selznick and Willson concocted the screen name Guy Madison (the "guy" girls would like to meet, and Madison from a passing Dolly Madison cake wagon). Madison filmed his one scene on a weekend pass and returned to duty. The film's release brought thousands of fan letters for Madison's lonely, strikingly handsome young sailor, and at war's end he returned to find himself a star-in-the-making. Despite an initial amateurishness to his acting, Madison grew as a performer, studying and working in theatre. He played leads in a series of programmers before being cast as legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickok...

Publications and Magazines about Guy Madison

Harold J. Kennedy No Pickle, No Performance: An Irreverent Theatrical Excursion from Tallulah to Travolta. 1978

What movies did Guy Madison play or participate?

Producers Filmography
The 27th Day (1957) , Reprisal! (1956) ,
Actors Filmography
Red River (1988) Bill Meeker, Rancher, William Tell (1988) Gerrish, The Rebels (1979) Lieutenant Mayo, Fantasy Island (1979) Brick Howard, The Hughes Mystery (1979) , Where's Willie? (1978) Tony Flore, Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) Star at Screening, Il baco da seta (1974) Robert, Pacific Connection (1974) The Old Man, The Smith Family (1972) , Reverend's Colt (1970) Reverend Miller, The War Devils (1969) George Vincent, Hell Commandos (1969) Maj....

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Kim Novak, Kathryn Grant, Guy Madison, and Kerwin Mathews in 5 Against the House (1955)

His best friend was Rory Calhoun, who was later named "godfather" to Madison's eldest daughter Bridget.

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Robert Mitchum, Guy Madison, and Jean Porter in Till the End of Time (1946)

He was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame--for Radio at 6933 Hollywood Blvd. and for Television at 6333 Hollywood Blvd.

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Jack Palance, Guy Madison, and Eleonora Rossi Drago in Alboin, etc.

Was to play the role of Thad in The Proud Ones (1956) but dropped out to act in Hilda Crane (1956).

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Guy Madison and Eleonora Rossi Drago in Alboin, König der Langobarden (1961)

Older brother of Wayne Mallory.

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Guy Madison in Alboin, König der Langobarden (1961)

He separated from first wife, Gail Russell, in 1953.

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Jennifer Jones, Guy Madison, and Robert Walker in Als du Abschied nahmst (1944)

Uncle of Chris Moseley.

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Jennifer Jones and Guy Madison in Als du Abschied nahmst (1944)

Was a staunch conservative Republican.

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Rhonda Fleming and Guy Madison in Das Teufelsweib von Montana (1958)

Was a Boy Scout.

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Don Beddoe, Rhonda Fleming, and Guy Madison in Das Teufelsweib von Montana (1958)

Educated at Bakersfield (CA) Junior College.

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Guy Madison in Jet Over the Atlantic (1959)

Guy fathered actor Robert Madison with an Italian actress in 1967, 3 years after his 2nd marriage had ended.

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Guy Madison in Till the End of Time (1946)

Guy Madison died of emphysema at the Desert Hospice in Palm Springs, California, on February 6, 1996 at the age of 74. He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Cathederal City, California.

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Guy Madison and Tom Tully in Till the End of Time (1946)

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Jean Simmons and Guy Madison in Hilda Crane (1956)

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Rory Calhoun, Guy Madison, and Johnny Sands in Zweikampf am Red River (1949)

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Rory Calhoun, Carole Mathews, and Guy Madison in Zweikampf am Red River (1949)

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Guy Madison, Martin Milner, and Warren Stevens in Testpiloten (1956)

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Virginia Leith and Guy Madison in Testpiloten (1956)

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Valerie French and Guy Madison in Reif für den Galgen (1957)

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Guy Madison, Vera Miles, Onslow Stevens, and Helen Westcott in Der brennende Pfeil (1953)

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Robert Mitchum, Cindy Garner, Arthur Loft, and Guy Madison in Till the End of Time (1946)

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Richard Farnsworth and Guy Madison in Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (1951)

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Guy Madison and Joan Weldon in Die siebente Nacht (1954)

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Shirley Temple, Guy Madison, and Franchot Tone in Honeymoon (1947)

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