NAME: FORREST TUCKER BORN/PLACE(HOMETOWN):
02/12/1915 Plainfield
FAME/BIO:
Star of F Troop and Republic color films.
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YEAR EVENT
1915
02/12 (or 1919) Born Forrest Meredith Tucker.
1924
Father, Forrest, died. Left Indiana.
Casady elementary school, Des Moines, IA.
North High.
1933
Moved back to Plainfield to live with Uncle Herbert.
1934
09/07-12/03 - Plainfield High School sophomore. Football team.
Washington (D.C) University. Gayety Theatre.
1938
The Westerner.
1940
Wed Sandra Jolley.
1945
Born daughter, Pamela.
1946
  • The Yearling [DVD](1946) DVD
    Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' timeless story of a young boy in the Florida backwoods and his love for a fawn is a classic Oscar-winning drama for the entire family. Gregory Peck, Jane Wyman, Chill Wills and Claude Jarman, Jr. star. 128 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; bonus short "The Cat Concerto" (1946); theatrical trailers.
    1949
  • Sands Of Iwo Jima [DVD](1949) DVD
    One of the all-time great war movies, a moving re-creation of the American assault on Japan in the last days of World War II. John Wayne earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of a hard-nosed Marine sergeant; John Agar, Forrest Tucker co-star. Superb battle scenes were filmed at the actual locations. 109 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: French, Spanish; "making of" featurette; theatrical trailer.
    1950
    Divorced.
    1951
    Wed Marylin Johnson.
    Warpath.
    Sept - Visits Plainfield for the premiere of Warpath.
    1955
    02/28 - Wife, Marylin Johnson Tucker, guest on I Love Lucy "The Fashion Show".
  • Rage At Dawn [DVD](1955) DVD
    When an outlaw gang holes up in a remote mountain range, only Randolph Scott can get them out in this Technicolor Western thriller. Edgar Buchanan, Forrest Tucker also star. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
    [Fictional telling of the true of the Reno Brothers of southern Indiana in 1866. They are famous for the first train robbery. Forrest plays 'Frank Reno' leader.] The Reno Story
    1956
    Crunch and Des. Three Violent People [DVD](1956) DVD
    Powerful mix of frontier action and character study with Charlton Heston as an ex-Confederate officer who returns to the family ranch with new bride Anne Baxter and faces problems from carpetbaggers and his jealous brother, and a secret from Baxter's past. With Tom Tryon, Gilbert Roland, Forrest Tucker. 99 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.
    1957
    Rooftops (British TV).
    1958
    The Crawling Eye [DVD](1958) DVD
    A small Swiss village is attacked by ghastly alien creatures that resemble giant eyeballs with tentacles. How can the monsters be stopped? Classic '50s sci-fi chiller stars Forrest Tucker, Janet Munro. AKA: "The Trollenberg Terror." 84 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailer.
  • Auntie Mame [DVD](1958) DVD
    Rosalind Russell re-creates her Broadway triumph as the flashy, lovably eccentric socialite who takes her orphaned nephew under her wing and shows him around the world of the Roaring '20s. Based on Patrick Dennis' novel; with Forrest Tucker, Peggy Cass, Coral Browne and Jan Handzlik. 143 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; biographies; isolated music score; trailers.
    . 08/18 "The Music Man" Tour 1958MusicMan.JPG 150*150 1958MMan.JPG 640*480.
    1959
    STARRY.gif 150*100 Sagamore of the Wabash award.
    1960
    Visits Plainfield to promote National Homes. July - Wife died.
    1961
    10/23 - Wed Marilyn Fisk in Chicago.
    1964
    "Mr. President" Tour 1964MrPrez.JPG 150*150.
    1965
    F Troop: Television Favorites [DVD] DVD
    An outlaw Indian has a hard time staying on the straight and narrow, in "The Return of Bald Eagle"; an old flame of Wilton's shows up and tries to convince him to come home, in "The Girl from Philadelphia"; Cpl. Agarn thinks he has a touch of "Indian Fever" when no one else can seem to see an Indian lurking about; "The Singing Mountie" believes the burglar he's pursuing is Agarn's identical cousin; a Prussian officer arrives to recruit men for his balloon brigade, in "Bye, Bye, Balloon"; and Wild Eagle disguises himself as a member of the troop in order to see a dentist, in "Our Brave in F Troop." 153 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
    Daughter, Pamela, married.
  • 1970
  • May - "Life with Father" Chicago.
  • Chisum [DVD](1970) DVD
    Sprawling sagebrush classic stars John Wayne as real-life cattle king John Chisum in this lively dramatization of New Mexico's 1878 Lincoln County War. When a greedy and powerful land developer who controls the territory's corrupt officials attempts to take away his land, he is forced to fight to keep his property. With Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Linda Day. 112 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, French, Japanese, Spanish; audio commentary; "making of" documentary; theatrical trailer.
  • 1972
    Oct - Tucker Days. The Messaenger 10/25/1972.
    1975
    (09/06-1976/09/04) Ghostbusters (70s Live Action Kid Vid). The McCullochs [DVD](1975) DVD
    What if Jethro Bodine had directed "Dallas"? The result would be this sprawling drama set in 1949 Texas and starring Forrest Tucker as self-made millionaire J.J. McCulloch. Tucker's attempts to control his rebellious teenage children (Don Grady, Chip Hand, Janice Heiden, Dennis Redfield) lead to resentment and conflict. Julie Adams, William Demarest and Max Baer, Jr. (who also scripted) co-star. AKA: "The Wild McCullochs." 93 min. Standard and Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby mono; biographies; trailer.
    1976
    The Wackiest Wagon Train In The West [DVD](1976) DVD
    If you loved "Dusty's Trail" like Joe McLaughlin did, you'll enjoy this feature-length romp culled from the hit comedy series about a lost group of frontier settlers whose roster includes wagonmaster Forrest Tucker, goofy sidekick Bob Denver, a millionaire and his wife, and the rest. With Jeannine Riley and Lori Saunders. 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; biographies; filmographies; photo gallery.
    1977
    Walking Tall: The Final Chapter [DVD](1977) DVD
    Buford Pusser (Bo Svenson), the bat-wielding sheriff, is back in this third film based on his struggle to clean up a crime-ridden town. This time, though, the mob is out for blood, and only one side will walk away. Margaret Blye, Forrest Tucker co-star. 116 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
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    1978
    A Real American Hero [DVD](1978) DVD
    The real-life saga of "walking Tall" lawman Buford Pusser continues with Brian Dennehy starring as the sheriff who speaks softly and carries a big bat. Here he goes up against local moonshiners. With Forrest Tucker, Ken Howard, Sheree North. AKA: "Hard Stick." 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo; filmography; trivia.
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