Category Archives: Sergeant Dead Head

Deborah and John, early 1963

Deborah Walley married American International contract actor John Ashley on April 28, 1962, and their son, Anthony, was born on May 4, 1963. Walley and Ashley acted in a few pictures together, including Beach Blanket Bingo and Sergeant Dead Head, … Continue reading

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Double serving of Frankie

Frankie Avalon and Deborah Walley in a publicity photo for Sergeant Deadhead (1965). Avalon Double Bill. Review by Harry Gilroy, The New York Times, October 23, 1965. “TAPIOCA pudding is nice, but three hours of it as served in two … Continue reading

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Airwoman Lucy Turner

Deborah Walley in a publicity photo for Sergeant Deadhead (1965). Avalon Double Bill. Review by Harry Gilroy, The New York Times, October 23, 1965. “TAPIOCA pudding is nice, but three hours of it as served in two Frankie Avalon pictures … Continue reading

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New Year 1966

Sue Hamilton: Playboy Playmate of the Month April 1965 as Sue Williams. See Sue Williams / Sue Hamilton Mystery for biographical details and discussion.

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Gidget #2

Deborah Walley: Gidget #2, Bonnie Graham, Linda Hughes, Lucy Turner, Lili Morton, Les the drummer, and Delilah Dawes.

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It’s the funniest foul up of the space age!

American International Pictures’ Sergeant Deadhead the Astronut! aka Sergeant Dead Head – released 18 August 1965: the beach party gang in a musical military comedy… “U. S. Air Force Sgt. O. K. Deadhead, stationed at Smedley Missile Base, accidentally explodes … Continue reading

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A surfer girl in a wild bikini

Mary Hughes (born Mary Cecilia Hughes, 25 Feb 1944 Hollywood, California; died 13 Dec 2007 Malibu, California) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) surfer girl Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) beach girl Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pyjama girl Beach Blanket Bingo … Continue reading

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Norman Grabowski

Norm Grabowski as the inarticulate henchman ‘Huh’ in the beach-party spy-spoof Out of Sight (1966) Norman Grabowski (Born Norman Grabouski, 5 February 1933, Irvington New Jersey; died 12 October 2012, Cassville Missouri). Actor and custom hotrod car builder, Grabowski created … Continue reading

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John Ashley with arms folded

John Ashley made his screen debut in Dragstrip Girl (1957), one of the first films distributed by American International Pictures. His Beach Party credits include: Beach Party (1963) ‘Ken’, Muscle Beach Party (1964) ‘Johnny,’ Bikini Beach (1964) ‘Johnny’, Beach Blanket … Continue reading

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Dwayne Hickman is smiling at you

Dwayne Hickman as Dobie Gillis – the title role in The Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV 1958 – 62). When he stopped playing teenagers on TV, Hickman played leading roles for American International Pictures in Ski Party (1965), Beach Blanket … Continue reading

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