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Encyclopedia > Lyle Talbot
 Lyle Talbot as Commissioner Gordon in the 1949 Batman and Robin serial.
Lyle Talbot as Commissioner Gordon in the 1949 Batman and Robin serial.

Lyle Talbot (born February 8, 1902 as Lisle Henderson, died March 2, 1996), was a Hollywood actor best known for playing Joe Randolph on television's "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" and also well-known to B-movie aficionados for his long career of film from 1931 to 1963. February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...   This article is about the year 8. ... 1902 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ...   This article is about the year 2. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Most notable among his film work: his appearance in the classic noir "Three on a Match" with Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis, working with the Three Stooges in "The Stooges Go West", his portrayal of Lex Luthor in 1950's "Superman vs. the Atom Man", as Commissioner Gordon in the 1949 serial "Batman and Robin", and playing opposite rockers like Jerry Lee Lewis in 1958's "High School Confidential". Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an iconic American actor who retains legendary status decades after his death. ... This article is about Bette Davis the actress; there is also a singer named Betty Davis. ... The Three Stooges were an American comedy act in the 20th century. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and archenemy of Superman. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... There have been several notable figures, both real and fictional, named James Gordon. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and roll singer, songwriter, and pianist, as well as an early pioneer of the rock and roll movement. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Talbot also guest starred on such classic TV series as "Leave it to Beaver" "The Lone Ranger"; "The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok"; "Topper"; "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin"; "Perry Mason"; "Rawhide"; "Wagon Train"; "The Beverly Hillbillies"; "Green Acres"; "Charlie's Angels"; "Newhart"; "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "Who's the Boss?".


The largest portion of his oeuvre, however, consists of low-budget B-movie work, spanning the gamut from playing cowboys, pirates, detectives, cops, surgeons, psychiatrists, soldiers, judges, newspaper editors, storekeepers, and boxers in almost 200 movies until his retirement in 1963. Among these are two infamous Ed Wood, Jr. films: "Jail Bait" and "Plan 9 from Outer Space". Edward D. Wood, Jr. ... Jail Bait DVD cover. ... Plan 9 From Outer Space is a 1959 science fiction/horror film written, produced and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. ...


Talbot made a meager attempt at a comeback in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with guest roles on some of the aforementioned TV shows like "Charlie's Angels", and a short-lived anthology series called "This is the Life". In 1986 he appeared in George Carlin's "Playin' with your Head" TV special, then vanished from the scene once again. George Carlin in the film Jersey Girl George Dennis Carlin (born May 12, 1937 in New York City) is a Grammy winning Irish American stand-up comedian, actor, and author, noted especially for his irreverent attitude and his observations on language and religion. ...


He died in 1996 at his home in San Francisco. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


External Links

  • Talbot on the IMDB
  • "Great Character Actors"
  • Find A Grave: Lyle Talbot

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Superman Super Site.com - Lyle Talbot (435 words)
Talbot's colorful childhood was like something from a melodrama: born on a riverboat, he was abducted by his grandmother after his mother's early death.
Talbot never gave up his love of the stage, and as early as the mid-30s took time off from films to appear in shows.
Talbot was retired professionally, but still active socially and working on his memoirs when he died at 94 in 1996.
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