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Nydiva
SS novice field agent

USA
555 Posts

Posted - 09/02/2016 :  17:44:30  Show Profile
A very nice gentleman alerted me to the channel he created on YouTube. If you're not familiar with or haven't seen Stump the Stars, you're in for a great, great treat. This game show has to be my favorite of all Ross DVDs. He doesn't play for the camera - he plays for real. And he's witty, funny and above all, INTENSE!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKYj80vNXNfxPT4ankBeDHw/videos

Nydiva
www.ross-martin-remembered.com

ArtemusFan
SS 1st assignment - desk job

USA
402 Posts

Posted - 09/07/2016 :  05:17:12  Show Profile
I've seen a number of those. He's just so cute in them.

I've probably said this before -- many times probably -- but for the life of me I don't get why he didn't have the career he should have had.

He was an exceptional actor, and while he wasn't 'pretty' he could be easy on the eyes (the sword fight in The Great Race - hummina hummina). Speaking of which, he'd have made a MUCH MUCH MUCH better Professor Fate than Jack Lemmon, but then we'd have been deprived of the sword fight. Hummina hummina.

Any theories?

http://fullservicebohemian.blogspot.com/

http://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye/

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Nydiva
SS novice field agent

USA
555 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2016 :  11:55:09  Show Profile
My theory was that Ross was caught between eras and between "types".

He wasn't quite the "cookie cutter" handsome of leading men of that era (e.g., Tab Hunter, Rock Hudson, etc.), but he was too handsome to be considered the quirky and/or character type lead (Jack Klugman, Dan Blocker, etc.). And he was too late for the leading character actors of the 40's-50's - Spencer Tracy, Edward G. Robinson, etc.

I'm grateful for all the wonderful work Ross did, but will always wistfully wish he had been allowed to do more. Regardless, in my estimation, he always shone.

Nydiva
www.ross-martin-remembered.com
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Desert Roger
SS novice field agent

4340 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2016 :  15:07:09  Show Profile  Visit Desert Roger's Homepage
Thanks for sharing this fascinating info, Nydiva!

Roger
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chibbi
SS senior field agent

5998 Posts

Posted - 09/10/2016 :  08:31:02  Show Profile
Kinda sad that most of the people who were participants are now gone.
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ArtemusFan
SS 1st assignment - desk job

USA
402 Posts

Posted - 09/12/2016 :  11:57:29  Show Profile
I think Nydiva nailed it!!

http://fullservicebohemian.blogspot.com/

http://www.zazzle.com/the_olden_eye
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nittanyapple
SS senior field agent

USA
8570 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2016 :  11:25:35  Show Profile  Visit nittanyapple's Homepage
I love this show and watching Ross in it...I agree Diva, he was intense! These were bright people, playing to a bright audience. We won't see this level of intelligent programming again, I'm afraid.

~Apple~
The Apple of Artemus Gordon's eye
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