Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Blind Item #4 - Old Hollywood

This former A+ list mostly television "actor" who won several awards for his acting was recognizable to every person with a television. There have always been rumors about his death and various conspiracy theories surrounding it. The reason for it is because the studio used a stand in for the actor for nine years after his death without ever telling the general public. It was only in later years after a book was published that the public realized it had been tricked by the studio. Have some fun with this one.

45 comments:

knightweasel said...
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Unknown said...

I'm guessing the "actor" isn't human, like Lassie or something.

rob ute said...

Or the chimp in the Johnny Weismuller Tarzan movies.

pkelly491 said...

Pal the dog would be my guess.

Adam said...

Mr. Ed

MontanaMarriott said...

I think you are right. This has to be Lassie. The show was on for 19 seasons no way a Collie can live that long.

Krab said...

Rin Tin Tin

AJ said...

Shemp Howard of The 3 Stooges

Tim said...

Boots the Monkey. I KNEW he looked different.

Bitters said...

Old Hollywood could be Petey from little rascals! No idea! Love the Tarzan and Mr ed guesses too- off to google

Beyond EMF said...
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Jeff Gee said...

I'm thinking Shaggy from "Scooby-Doo."

Tricia13 said...

I like the Mr Ed guess a lot... I thought I read something about that once as well... or was it the beautiful Lassie?

Bitters said...

Mr Ed- the original was deemed too difficult to work w and replaced!

Spider Rico said...

Christoper Reeves?

pookie60 said...

Mr. Ed was only on 6 years. It was known for years that Lassie was replaced during the show’s run. What about Trigger?

Spider Rico said...

It's Mr. Ed

http://horsefame.tripod.com/MrEd2.htm

pkelly491 said...

Yes, this is Bamboo Harvester (Mr. Ed)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamboo_Harvester

The real one passed in 1970, but another one did press for the show until 1979.

texasrose said...

I thought it was common knowledge that several collies were used for Lassie. If Mr Ed who gives a shit?? The horse just stood there.

Don Kieballs said...

Bamboo Harvester

Here ButnotThere said...

Alf

ImmodestyBlaise said...

Topo Gigio. Or Miss Piggy. Halfway through the Muppet Show her appearance changed like Three's Company went from Suzanne Somers to Jennilee Harrison.

Don Kieballs said...

This reminds me of the time Becky was replaced for a couple seasons on Roseanne, then original Becky came back (and they even joked about the change on the episode)

boredatwork boredatwork said...

Don, Becky wasn't replaced. She chose to go to college and was encouraged by Roseanne Barr to do so. She was promised her role as Becky, anytime she decided to come back.
Always liked Roseanne.

OB said...

This is awful. My day is ruined

AJ said...

From Wikipedia:
“Shemp appeared with Moe and Larry in 73 short subjects—or 77, counting four that were made after Shemp's death using stock footage—and in the feature film Gold Raiders (1951). ”

David Howes said...

If the real Mr. Ed had a broken leg, they usually put them down.

"There's no such thing as a 3 legged horse," said the Vet to me when it came time to put our daughters horse down.

(I let her make the decision.)

Rest in peace, Sydney! (Her horse's name.)

NoNotThatBeth said...

George Reeves

Andrea said...

Cheetah the chimp from the Tarzan films turned out to be a big old fraud.

Andrea said...

To add to the above, a book did come out in 2008, a tongue in cheek biography of Cheetah, after which the hoax was exposed.

AIP said...

Mr [D]e[a]d, of course. Harry Enfield revealed this one years ago
https://youtu.be/wKBYLjRHa4E

BayAreaGirl said...

It's Mr. Ed. the 9 years gave it away. Apparently they used to give out animal acting awards. I understand the rouse. My 3 year old had a melt down when I switched his teddy bear for a new identical one so that I could wash the original.

Fiona Smith said...

@boredatwork you are fu**king awesome! I could not have said it better myself about trump! You r brilliant!

The Magic Yam said...

Charles Nelson Reilly

Maude Labowski said...

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Natasha said...

Mr. Schnieder from the Monkees?

Sekrit said...

Lassie's gotta go home some time....

Alexandria Anna said...

Wtf, lol, hat's intriguing one.

Alexandria Anna said...

*that's*

Hortensia said...

This is Bela Lugosi. Don't remember the movies, but the studios had a stand in for him for years.
Maybe a Dracula movie.

445supermag said...

Herman the Sturgeon!
http://blog.oregonlive.com/breakingnews/2007/10/game_police_ask_for_help_in_so.html

Media Viewer said...

Petey from the Little Rascals?

Shawn McGuire said...

Dick Clark ftw

The Fun Designer said...

Webster

just sayin' said...

Texasrose - we're all entitled to our opinions, I guess, but nothing anyone's ever said on CDAN hurt me more that your comment, "If Mr Ed who gives a shit?? The horse just stood there." We're talking about Mr. Ed, texasrose, Mr. Ed! Is nothing sacred anymore???

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