NAME: FORREST TUCKER BORN/PLACE(HOMETOWN):
02/12/1915 Plainfield
FAME/BIO:
Star of F Troop and Republic colour films.
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YEAR EVENT
1915
02/12 (or 1919) Born Forrest Meredith Tucker.
1924
Father, Forrest, died. Left Indiana.
Casady elementary faculty, Des Moines, IA.
North High.
1933
Moved again 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 within the Florida backwoods and his love for a fawn is a basic Oscar-successful 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 brief "The Cat Concerto" (1946); theatrical trailers.
    1949
  • Sands Of Iwo Jima [DVD](1949) DVD
    One of the all-time nice war films, a transferring 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 had been filmed at the precise 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, visitor on I Love Lucy "The Fashion Show".
  • The Reno Story
    1956
    Crunch and Des. Three Violent People [DVD](1956) DVD
    Powerful mixture of frontier action and character examine with Charlton Heston as an ex-Confederate officer who returns to the family ranch with new bride Anne Baxter and faces issues from carpetbaggers and his jealous brother, and a secret from Baxter's previous. 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 because the flashy, lovably eccentric socialite who takes her orphaned nephew beneath her wing and shows him around the globe 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; remoted 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 slim, in "The Return of Bald Eagle"; an outdated flame of Wilton's reveals up and tries to persuade him to return dwelling, in "The Girl from Philadelphia"; Cpl. Agarn thinks he has a contact of "Indian Fever" when nobody else can seem to see an Indian lurking about; "The Singing Mountie" believes the burglar he is pursuing is Agarn's similar cousin; a Prussian officer arrives to recruit males for his balloon brigade, in "Bye, Bye, Balloon"; and Wild Eagle disguises himself as a member of the troop as a way to see a dentist, in "Our Brave in F Troop." 153 min. whole. 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 on this full of life dramatization of New Mexico's 1878 Lincoln County War. When a greedy and powerful land developer who controls the territory's corrupt officers attempts to take away his land, he's forced to struggle to maintain 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 (The McCullochs [DVD](1975) DVD
    What if Jethro Bodine had directed "Dallas"? The consequence would be this sprawling drama set in 1949 Texas and starring Forrest Tucker as self-made millionaire J.J. McCulloch. Tucker's attempts to manage his rebellious teenage youngsters (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." ninety three 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 will enjoy this feature-length romp culled from the hit comedy series a few misplaced group of frontier settlers whose roster includes wagonmaster Forrest Tucker, goofy sidekick Bob Denver, a millionaire and his spouse, and the remainder. With Jeannine Riley and Lori Saunders. 86 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; biographies; filmographies; photograph gallery.
    1977
    Walking Tall: The Final Chapter [DVD](1977) DVD
    Buford Pusser (Bo Svenson), the bat-wielding sheriff, is back on this third movie based on his battle to wash up a criminal offense-ridden city. This time, although, the mob is out for blood, and just 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 actual-life saga of "walking Tall" lawman Buford Pusser continues with Brian Dennehy starring as the sheriff who speaks softly and carries an enormous bat. Here he goes up in opposition to 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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