Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy 75th Birthday Russ Tamblyn

Born Russell Irving Tamblyn on December 30, 1934 in Los Angeles, California he is the son of actors Eddie Tamblyn and Sally Triplett. He is the older brother of musician Larry Tamblyn of the Standells. Russ was discovered at the age of ten by actor Lloyd Bridges and made his first film appearance in the 1948 film “The Boy with Green Hair” he then made appearances in several small roles in 1950s films. He found stardom in the 1961 film “West Side Story” as Riff the leader of the Jets gang. He has found steady work in films and television ever since. Among his films was one Eurowestern “Son of a Gunfigher” (1965) as Johnny Ketchum. Russ is married to singer, composer Bonnie Murray Tambly and the father of actress Amber Tamblyn. Today we celebrate Russ Tamblyn's 75th birthday.

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