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

Update here (August 2017). 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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The Married Beach Party Movie Kids

John Ashley and Deborah Walley were married 1962 – 1966 and co-stars in Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) as a squabbling sky-diving couple, and cast members in Sergeant Dead Head (1965). The marriage (which produced a son) was ending when Walley … Continue reading

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Buster Keaton’s drinking problem

Buster Keaton, special guest star in four beach party movies.

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The Sue Williams / Sue Hamilton mystery

Update here (August 2017). Sue Williams, also known as Sue Hamilton, Playboy Playmate and beach party movie actress, WAS NOT Karen Sue (Levitt) Hamilton, who died by suicide in 1969. Who was the actress who played “Peanuts” in How To … Continue reading

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Bobbi Shaw

Bobbi Shaw as Buster Keaton’s offsider Khola Khoku in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) Bobbi Shaw: born Barbara Shaw, 16 September 1943. Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) How to Stuff a … Continue reading

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Sue Hamilton

Sue Hamilton (aka Sue Williams) in a publicity photo for The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966). Update here (August 2017). Sue Williams: Playboy Playmate of the Month April 1965; also known as Sue Hamilton. See Sue Williams / Sue … Continue reading

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Jo Collins

Jo Collins (born Janet Canoy 5 Aug 1945, Lebanon Oregon). Playboy Playmate of the Month, December 1964 Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Jo How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) beach girl Sergeant Deadhead (18-Aug-1965) Gail Lord Love a Duck (21-Feb-1966) Kitten … Continue reading

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the end of the beach party

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) Final appearances by Dee Dee (Annette Funicello) and Frankie (Frankie Avalon). Final 1960s film appearance by John Fain Final actor credit for Mickey Dora Sergeant Deadhead (18-Aug-1965) Final appearance by Buster Keaton (died … Continue reading

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Patti Chandler

Patti Chandler (born Patricia Ann Lauderback, 8 December 1943 Culver City, California). Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) beach girl Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) pyjama girl Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) Patti Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Janet How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) … Continue reading

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Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton (born Joseph Frank Keaton, 4 Oct 1895 Piqua, Kansas; died 1 Feb 1966 Los Angeles, California) Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Chief Rotten Eagle Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) Buster How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965) Bwana Sergeant … Continue reading

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Dwayne Hickman

Dwayne Hickman (born 18 May 1934, Los Angeles, California) Ski Party (30-Jun-1965) Craig Gamble How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (14-Jul-1965)  Ricky Sergeant Deadhead (18-Aug-1965) Dwayne Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (6-Nov-1965) Todd Armstrong

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Deborah Walley

Deborah Walley (Aug 12, 1941, Bridgeport, Connecticut – May 10, 2001, Sedona, Arizona – esophageal cancer). Married to John Ashley 1962 – 66. Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961) … Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Ski Party (1965) Sergeant Dead Head (1965) Dr. … Continue reading

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Mary Hughes

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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John Macchia

Above: Jerry Brutsche, Linda Rogers, Bob Harvey, Harvey Lembeck, Alberta Nelson, Andy Romano, John Macchia – the Ratz in Beach Party (1963) John Macchia (born John Vito Macchia 30 Oct 1931 Los Angeles, California; died 30 Jul 1967 Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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Bob Harvey

Above: Jerry Brutsche, Linda Rogers, Bob Harvey, Harvey Lembeck, Alberta Nelson, Andy Romano, John Macchia – the Ratz in Beach Party (1963) Bob Harvey (born Robert Harvey 21 Dec 1930 in Propect, Connecticut; died 10 Jul 2011 in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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Jerry Brutsche

Above: Jerry Brutsche, Linda Rogers, Bob Harvey, Harvey Lembeck, Alberta Nelson, Andy Romano, John Macchia – the Ratz in Beach Party (1963) Jerry Brutsche (born Gerald Eugene Brutsche, 31 Jan 1939 in Los Angeles, California). Hollywood stuntman. Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) … Continue reading

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Andy Romano

Above: Jerry Brutsche, Linda Rogers, Bob Harvey, Harvey Lembeck, Alberta Nelson, Andy Romano, John Macchia – the Ratz in Beach Party (1963) Andy Romano (born 15 June 1941) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) J.D. Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Rat Pack Pajama Party (11 … Continue reading

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Luree Holmes

Above: Ski Party, featuring [unknown], Luree Holmes, Frankie Avalon, Salli Sachse Luree Holmes (born Luree Nicholson 24 April 1942) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) as Luree Nicholson Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Beach … Continue reading

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Donna Loren

Donna Loren (born Donna Zukor 7 Mar 1947) Dr Pepper Girl 1963 – 1968 Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) Donna Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Donna Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Vikki Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) Donna Sergeant Deadhead (18-Aug-1965) Susan … Continue reading

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Harvey Lembeck

Harvey Lembeck (15 Apr 1923 – 5 Jan 1982) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) Julio Rossi The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) Polak Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) How to … Continue reading

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John Ashley

John Ashley (born John Atchley 25 Dec 1934– 3 Oct 1997) Married to Deborah Walley, 28 April 1962 – 1966 First screen credit: Dragstrip Girl (1957) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) Ken Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) Johnny Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) … Continue reading

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Alberta Nelson

Above: Alberta Nelson, Harvey Lembeck and Linda Rogers Alberta Nelson (14 Aug 1937 – 29 Apr 2006) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) The Mice Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) Lisa, Muscle Girl Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Rat Pack Pajama Party (11 Nov … Continue reading

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Frankie Avalon

Frankie Avalon (born Francis Thomas Avallone 18 September 1939) Beach Party (7-Aug-1963) Muscle Beach Party (25 Mar 1964) Bikini Beach (22-Jul-1964) Pajama Party (11 Nov 1964) Socum – guest cameo Beach Blanket Bingo (14-Apr-1965) I’ll Take Sweden (United Artists 18 … Continue reading

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Salli Sachse

Salli Sachse: born Sally Irene Rogers, 25 June 1946 Muscle Beach Party (1964) Bikini Beach (1964) Pajama Party (1965) – uncredited Beach Blanket Bingo (1965) Ski Party (1965) – Indian (as a name) *has dialogue How to Stuff a Wild … Continue reading

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Mike Nader

Mike Nader (born 19-Feb 1945) Beach Party (1963) – Beach Boy Muscle Beach Party (1964) – Surfer Boy For Those Who Think Young (1964) – College Boy Bikini Beach (1964) – Surfer Pajama Party (1965) – Pajama Boy Beach Blanket … Continue reading

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