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Jack Kelly


Singer/guitarist Jack port Kelly was the frontman from the South Memphis Jug Music group, a favorite string music group whose music owed much debt towards the blues in addition to minstrel tracks, vaudeville amounts, reels and rags. Small is known from the hoarse-voiced Kelly’s roots; he led the group in tandem with fiddler Will Batts, plus they produced their initial recordings in 1933, implemented in 1939 by way of a second and last session. Even though South Memphis Jug Band’s lineup transformed frequently, Kelly continued to be a continuing, leading the group in a variety of incarnations until as past due as the middle-’50s; he passed away in Memphis in 1960.

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Full Name Jack Kelly
Died November 7, 1992, Huntington Beach, California, United States
Profession Actor, Politician, Businessperson
Nationality American
Spouse Joann Smith, May Wynn
Children Nicole K. Kelly
Parents John Augustus Kelly, Sr., Nan Kelly
Siblings Nancy Kelly, Carole Kelly, William Clement Kelly
Movies Forbidden Planet, To Hell and Back, She Devil, The New Maverick, Young Billy Young, The Redhead from Wyoming, The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw, Drive a Crooked Road, Red Nightmare, The Violent Men, A Fever in the Blood, Where Danger Lives, Commandos, Sally and Saint Anne, FBI Code 98, Love and Kisses, Taming Sutton's Gal, Red Ball Express, Cult of the Cobra, Julie, The Night Holds Terror, They Rode West, Column South, The Stand at Apache River, No Room for the Groom, Black Tuesday, Su Excelencia, Gunsmoke, Law and Order, Hong Kong Affair, All Trails Lead to Las Vegas, The Civilized Men, The Inquiry, Vegas, Fly Me -- If You Can Find Me, Double Jeopardy
TV Shows Bret Maverick, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, Maverick, Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal, Sale of the Century, Get Christie Love, Kings Row

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1 Was a staunch conservative Republican, but was good friends for 35 years with staunch liberal Democrat James Garner.
2 Former brother-in-law of Fred Jackman Jr. and Edmond O'Brien.
3 Durably handsome actor of rugged films and TV, a child performer on radio and stage. Best remembered trading quips with James Garner's "Bret Maverick", as less laid-back brother, "Bart Maverick", in the late 1950s TV series, Maverick (1957).
4 He ran for city council and won the first of two four-year term in 1980.
5 Son of actress Nan Kelly. Younger brother of actress Nancy Kelly.



The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw 1991 TV Movie Bart Maverick
The Master 1984 TV Series Brian Elkwood
The Fall Guy 1983 TV Series Bart Maverick
Bret Maverick 1982 TV Series Bart Maverick
Palms Precinct 1982 TV Movie Albert Brunswick
B.J. and the Bear 1979-1981 TV Series Capt. Jim Dryer / Nichols
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries 1978-1979 TV Series Harry Hammond / Helms
A Double Life 1978 TV Movie Walters
Flying High 1978 TV Series Reynolds
Sword of Justice 1978 TV Series Walters
The New Maverick 1978 TV Movie Bart Maverick
Spawn of the Slithis 1978 Radio Announcer (voice)
The Incredible Hulk 1978 TV Series Tony Kelly
Vega$ 1978 TV Series Merle Ochs
The Bionic Woman 1976-1978 TV Series Ray Fisk / Charles Keys
The Rockford Files 1977 TV Series Ralph Steel / Alex Kasajian
Quincy M.E. 1977 TV Series Peter Devlin
Hawaii Five-O 1976 TV Series Jim Spier
The Human Tornado 1976 Capt. Ryan
The Family Holvak 1975 TV Series George Iverson
Ellery Queen 1975 TV Series Attorney J. T. Latimer
Get Christie Love! 1975 TV Series Arthur Ryan
Lucas Tanner 1974 TV Series Ted Lefferts
McCloud 1974 TV Series Manny Donner
Toma 1974 TV Series
Chase 1974 TV Series
Banacek 1974 TV Series Lou Wayne
Faraday and Company 1973 TV Series Coleman
Ironside 1967-1972 TV Series Bobby Tucker / Johnny Corman
Circle of Fear 1972 TV Series Motorist
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1972 TV Series
Alias Smith and Jones 1971 TV Series Dr. Chauncey Beauregard
The Name of the Game 1969 TV Series Creighton Howell / Frank Fowler
Young Billy Young 1969 John Behan
Commandos 1968 Capt. Valli
Iron Horse 1967 TV Series Jim Logan
The High Chaparral 1967 TV Series Dr. John Henry
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1964-1967 TV Series Fred Piper / Det. Ray Baker / Al Packer / ...
Please Don't Eat the Daisies 1967 TV Series Bob Daniels
Laredo 1966-1967 TV Series Bart Cutler / Frank Parmalee / Lance Mabry
Run for Your Life 1967 TV Series Harry Bevins
Daktari 1966 TV Series Garvin Drake
Batman 1966 TV Series Jack O'Shea
Daniel Boone 1966 TV Series Second Horseman
Love and Kisses 1965 Jeff Pringle
Kraft Suspense Theatre 1963-1965 TV Series Tony Camion / Charles Glenn / Pete Braven
The Lucy Show 1964 TV Series Detective Bill Baker
Wagon Train 1963 TV Series Fenton Canaby
Kraft Mystery Theater 1963 TV Series Sam Greenlee A.K.A. Walter Neff
FBI Code 98 1963 TV Movie Robert P. Cannon
Red Nightmare 1962 Short Jerry Donavan
Maverick 1957-1962 TV Series Bart Maverick / Rod Claxton / Uncle Bentley Maverick / ...
A Fever in the Blood 1961 Dan Callahan
Hong Kong Affair 1958 Steve Whalen
Sugarfoot 1958 TV Series Bart Maverick
Sally 1957 TV Series Tony Rhodes
Taming Sutton's Gal 1957 Jugger Phelps
Gunsmoke 1957 TV Series Cam Durbin
The Ford Television Theatre 1957 TV Series Hal Jeffers
The Silent Service 1957 TV Series Cassedy
She Devil 1957 Dr. Dan Scott
Studio 57 1957 TV Series
Lux Video Theatre 1955-1957 TV Series Fred Newcombe / David / Intermission Guest
State Trooper 1956 TV Series Johnny Bledsoe
Canasta de cuentos mexicanos 1956 Eddie Winthrop (segment "Canasta")
Schlitz Playhouse 1956 TV Series
Julie 1956 Jack (co-pilot)
The Millionaire 1956 TV Series Fred Graham
Frontier 1956 TV Series Oren / Jubal Dolan
Strange Stories 1956 TV Series
Forbidden Planet 1956 Lt. Farman
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 1956 TV Series Gilman / Rayburn Stone
Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal 1955-1956 TV Series Dr. Bennett
Kings Row 1955 TV Series Dr. Parris Mitchell (1955-1956)
Warner Brothers Presents 1955 TV Series
To Hell and Back 1955 Kerrigan
The Night Holds Terror 1955 Gene Courtier
Double Jeopardy 1955 Jeff Calder
TV Reader's Digest 1955 TV Series Sidney Franklin
Cult of the Cobra 1955 Carl Turner
Cavalcade of America 1955 TV Series James E. West
City Detective 1955 TV Series Tom Arthur
Patrick Henry 1955 TV Movie Patrick Henry
The Star and the Story 1955 TV Series Detective
The Violent Men 1955 DeRosa
Black Tuesday 1954 Frank Carson
The Bamboo Prison 1954 Slade
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse 1954 TV Series
Stories of the Century 1954 TV Series Clay Allison
Magnificent Obsession 1954 First Mechanic (uncredited)
They Rode West 1954 Lt. Raymond
The Ray Milland Show 1954 TV Series
Drive a Crooked Road 1954 Harold Baker
The Glass Web 1953 TBC Engineer (uncredited)
The Stand at Apache River 1953 Hatcher
Column South 1953 Trooper Vaness
Law and Order 1953 Jed
Gunsmoke 1953 Curly Mather
The Redhead from Wyoming 1953 Sandy
Sally and Saint Anne 1952 Mike O'Moyne
No Room for the Groom 1952 Will Stubbins
Red Ball Express 1952 Heyman
Bronco Buster 1952 Photographer (uncredited)
The Wild Blue Yonder 1951 Lt. Jessup
Submarine Command 1951 Lt. Paul Barton
People Will Talk 1951 Student in Classroom (uncredited)
New Mexico 1951 Private Clifton
Call Me Mister 1951 Marching Soldier (uncredited)
The West Point Story 1950 Officer-in-Charge (uncredited)
Where Danger Lives 1950 Dr. Mullenbach
Peggy 1950 Lex - O.S.U. Player (uncredited)
Holiday Affair 1949 Drunk on Train (uncredited)
Fighting Man of the Plains 1949 Cattleman (uncredited)
Young Mr. Lincoln 1939 Matt Clay as a Boy (uncredited)
The Story of Alexander Graham Bell 1939 Banker's Son (uncredited)



All-Star Party for 'Dutch' Reagan 1985 TV Special Himself
When the West Was Fun: A Western Reunion 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1962-1971 TV Series Himself - Amateur Athletic Union President / Himself
Concentration 1970 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1970 TV Series Guest Appearance
Sale of the Century 1969 TV Series Host (1969-1971)
The Bob Hope Show 1967 TV Series Himself
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre 1963 TV Series Himself / Host, (1970-1972) (NBC Comedy Playhouse and NBC Comedy Theater versions)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show 1962 TV Series Himself - Actor
Here's Hollywood 1961 TV Series Himself
What About Linda? 1961 TV Special Himself
This Is Your Life 1958 TV Series Himself
Wide Wide World 1958 TV Series documentary Himself
Stump the Stars 1958 TV Series Himself

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Inherent Vice 2014 Burke Stodger
Watch the Skies!: Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us 2005 TV Movie documentary Lt. Jerry Farman (uncredited)
Svengoolie 1997 TV Series Carl Turner

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