Thanks, Georgia battalion, for the missing verse to Johnny Yuma.
With a small role in Jame Dean's REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, Andy Griffith's NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS and yet another in Henry Fonda's MR. ROBERTS, it was the 1960/1961 TV program, THE REBEL that catapulted Nick Adams to fame and made him a recognizable face on the street. With his trademark sawed-off scatter-gun and grey kepi, THE REBEL roamed through the homes of an appreciative young America, week after week. Adams even had his own Action Figure" with accessories. He made numerous personal appearences; he was on top of the world. When the series was canceled however, Adams had poor luck in the movie business thereafter, producing flop after flop. He was finally reduced to doing Spaghetti Westerns and Japanese monster movies.
Nick Adams was found dead in his Beverly Hills, home on February 7, 1968 under what was labelled 'suspicious circumstances'. The Police were never able to find a satisfactory reason for cause of his death, while the coroner could not make up his mind between murder, or suicide. Adam's two closest friends however, actors Robert Conrad and Forrest Tucker, continued to maintain that Nick Adams was the victim of foul play; a hushed up, movie industry inside job.
Away rode the Rebel, just as mysteriously as he had arrived.
Adams is survived by two children, Allison Lee Adams and Jeb Stuart Adams.
Last Edit: Feb 4, 2005 16:54:44 GMT -5 by neferetus
Post by TexasMacatWork on Nov 29, 2007 13:45:21 GMT -5
Yes, I remember this series from when I was a boy. But, I was very young and I don't remember any of the episodes. I thought that eventuially it would make it to the Encore Western channel, but not yet.
When I was the same age, Have Gun Will Travel/Paladin caught my attention more. One Xmas, I got the whole Paladin outfit, including holster, hat, and moustache - hahahaha!