18 Facts About Kerwin Mathews

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Kerwin Mathews was an American actor best known for playing the titular heroes in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Three Worlds of Gulliver and Jack the Giant Killer .

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2.

Kerwin Mathews remained at Beloit three years after graduation teaching speech and dramatic arts and appeared in regional theatre.

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3.

Kerwin Mathews taught high school English in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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4.

Kerwin Mathews had an uncredited bit in Cell 2455, Death Row for Columbia.

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5.

Kerwin Mathews's first credited film role was in 5 Against the House, an early role for Kim Novak.

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6.

Kerwin Mathews then was cast in the title role of a treatment of Joseph and his Brethren with Rita Hayworth.

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7.

Kerwin Mathews appeared in several episodes of The Ford Television Theatre as well as episodes of Playhouse 90 and Matinee Theatre.

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8.

Kerwin Mathews was promoted to star for Tarawa Beachhead, a war film produced by Charles Schneer.

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9.

Kerwin Mathews co-starred with Van Johnson in The Last Blitzkrieg, a war film for Sam Katzman, and Man on a String with Ernest Borgnine .

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10.

Kerwin Mathews did an episode of Goodyear Theatre and went to Italy to make The Warrior Empress with Tina Louise.

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11.

Kerwin Mathews was on stand by to replace Dirk Bogarde on Song Without End when Bogarde was clashing with the director.

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12.

Kerwin Mathews went to England to star in a swashbuckler film for Hammer Films released through Columbia, The Pirates of Blood River .

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13.

Kerwin Mathews went to France to play Jean Bruce's OSS 117 in OSS 117 se dechaine .

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14.

Kerwin Mathews did another OSS 117 film, Panic in Bangkok, then starred in The Viscount, from a novel by Bruce.

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15.

Kerwin Mathews starred in some low-budget films, such as Battle Beneath the Earth filmed in England and The Killer Likes Candy .

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16.

Kerwin Mathews had supporting roles in Barquero, the TV movie Death Takes a Holiday, and Octaman .

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17.

Kerwin Mathews retired from acting in 1978 and moved to San Francisco, where he ran a clothing and antiques shop.

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18.

Kerwin Mathews was survived by his partner of 46 years, Tom Nicoll, a British display manager at Harvey Nichols, the British luxury department store.

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