Friday, December 6, 2013

RIP Larry Pennell


Film and TV actor Larry Pennell died on August 28, 2013, place unknown. Born Lawrence Keneth Pennell on February 2, 1928 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Before becoming an actor he was a professional baseball player for the Boston Braves [1948-1953]. He then drifted into acting appearing in several films before he was given the lead in the 1961-1963 TV series ‘Ripcord’ about skydivers. He made his most lasting impression on the TV series, ‘The Beverly Hillbillies” as Elly May’s boyfriend Dash Riprock. His career continued with small parts in films and television including “Mr. Baseball” (1992) with Tom Selleck. His last film appearance was in “The Passing” (2011).

 
PENNELL, Larry (Lawrence Kenneth Pennell)
Born: 2/21/1928, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Died:  8/28/2013, U.S.A.
 
Larry Pennell’s westerns – actor:
Seven Angry Men – 1955 (Oliver Brown)
The Far Horizons – 1955 (Wild Eagle)
Tombstone Territory (TV) – 1958 (Bill Doolin)
The Rough Riders (TV) – 1958 (Creed Pearce)
Cimarron City (TV) – 1958 (Drew McGowan)
Have Gun – Will Travel (TV) – 1959 (Henry Carver)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) – 1960 (Ben Hardie)
Death Valley Days (TV) – 1960 (Roner Maxwell)
Klondike (TV) – 1960 (Rule Lukas)
Zane Grey Theater (TV) – 1960 (Tully)
Outlaws (TV) – 1961 (Bob Dalton)
Bat Masterson (TV) – 1961 (Cal Beamus)
Wagon Train (TV) – 1964 (Marshal Trace McCloud)
The Virginian (TV) – 1964, 1967 (Wally Koerner, Carl Rand)
Branded (TV) – 1965 (Tuck Fraser)
Flaming Frontier - 1965 (General Jack O’Neal)
The Big Valley (TV) – 1967 (Jack Kilbain)
Rango (TV) – 1967
Custer (TV) – 1967 (Chief Yellow Hawk)
Cimarron Strip (TV) – 1967 (Rapp)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1968, 1974 (Ben Akins, John Woolfe)
The Revengers – 1972 (Arny)
Little House on the Prairie (TV) – 1977 (Ben Griffin)

8 comments:

  1. Is there any official confirmation? I can only find one other source and they didn't post a link.

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  2. It was on Boyd Mager's Western Clippings website and I've never seen him make a mistake. Find a Death website posted his passing on December 2nd that was 4 days ago. I have e-mailed a friend in the entertainment industry who used to writer obituaries to see what he could find. I'll respond once I hear back from him.

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  3. He is listed in the latest edition of the SAG-AFTRA magazine's "In Memoriam" section...

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  4. He was also on the tv show, Lassie for a season during the 1970's. He played Keith Holden.

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  5. I'll never forget Larry Pennell as the handsome, headstrong, youthful and colorful skydiver Ted McKeever on the most awesome skydiving adventure series and the most danger-packed show on television ever made by far, Ripcord (first-run syndicated: 1961-1963)!

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  6. I JUST SAW HIM IN THE TOMBSONE TERRITORY EPISODE WITH HIM AS BILL DOOLAN AND READ THAT HE WAS DASH RIPROCK, ALSO. R.I.P.

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