Category Archives: Speedway

Willa in the Hangout

Karen Hamilton in the non-speaking and uncredited role of ‘Willa’ in Speedway (1968). Advertisements

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Karen Sue Hamilton 1945 – 1969

Born Karen Sue Levitt in Queens, New York, November 14, 1945. Graduated from Bayside High School, New York, in January 1962.

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Michael A. Hoey

Michael A. Hoey: screenwriter (Live A Little Love A Little), dialogue coach (Tickle Me, Sergeant Dead Head, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, Spinout, Speedway); producer (Palm Springs Weekend), writer-director (The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966); born 8 September … Continue reading

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Coach, Director, Co-Star and King

Speedway (1968): dialogue coach Michael A. Hoey, Academy Award-winning director Norman Taurog, Nancy Sinatra and Elvis Presely on set. Hoey worked with Taurog on five Elvis movies and two Beach Party movies.

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The lifeguard turned actor

Bill Bixby, TV Actor, Dies at 59; Starred in 3 Long-Running Series. LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 1993 — Bill Bixby, whose long career in television included starring roles in three popular series, died on Sunday at his home in Century … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley is a speedway driver

Elvis Presley in Speedway (1968)

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Bill Bixby

Bill Bixby: born Wilfred Bailey Everett Bixby III, 22 January 1934, San Francisco California; died 21 November 1993 (cancer) Century City Los Angeles California. Actor-turned-director. In a relationship with Yvonne Craig 1965 – 67, married to Brenda Benet 1971 – … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley: born Elvis Aron Presley, 8 January 1935, Tupelo Mississippi; died 16 August 1977, Memphis Tennessee. 31 movies from Love Me Tender (1956) to Change of Habit (1969)

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Arlene Charles

Arlene Charles: born Arlene Gorek 1942, Crown Point Indiana. Miss Indiana 1964, married to heavyweight boxer Jack Quarry from about 1973; married to Mike Smith of British sixties pop group The Dave Clark Five from 2001 until his death in … Continue reading

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Nancy Sinatra

Nancy Sinatra: born 8 June 1940, Jersey City Jersey, first child of Frank Sinatra. All movie credits: For Those Who Think Young (3 Jun 1964) Karen Cross Get Yourself a College Girl (18-Dec-1965) Lynne Marriage on the Rocks (1965) Tracy … Continue reading

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