Dack Rambo

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Dack Rambo

Dack Rambo in Dirty Sally (1974)
BornNorman Jay Rambeau
(1941-11-13)November 13, 1941
Earlimart, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 21, 1994(1994-03-21) (aged 52)
Delano, California, U.S.
Cause of deathComplications from AIDS
Resting placeNorth Kern Cemetery
Other namesDack Rambeau
Norman "Dack" Rambo
Norman Rambo
OccupationActor
Years active1962–1991, 1993
 
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Dack Rambo

Dack Rambo in Dirty Sally (1974)
BornNorman Jay Rambeau
(1941-11-13)November 13, 1941
Earlimart, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 21, 1994(1994-03-21) (aged 52)
Delano, California, U.S.
Cause of deathComplications from AIDS
Resting placeNorth Kern Cemetery
Other namesDack Rambeau
Norman "Dack" Rambo
Norman Rambo
OccupationActor
Years active1962–1991, 1993

Norman Jay Rambeau (November 13, 1941 – March 21, 1994), professionally known as Dack Rambo, was an American actor, most notable for appearing as Walter Brennan's grandson Jeff in the ABC series The Guns of Will Sonnett, as Steve Jacobi in All My Children, as cousin Jack Ewing on CBS's Dallas, and as Grant Harrison on the NBC soap opera Another World.

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Early life and career

Born in Earlimart, California, Rambo had a twin brother, Orman Ray Rambeau, who would ultimately go professionally as Dirk Rambo.[1] After moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s, the brothers were discovered by actress Loretta Young and cast in her CBS series, The New Loretta Young Show.[2] In February 1967, Dirk died in a road accident.[3] Later that same year, Rambo landed the role of Jeff Sonnett on The Guns of Will Sonnett, and co-starred in the short-lived Gunsmoke spin-off, Dirty Sally, with Jeanette Nolan.

During the 1970s and 1980s he made guest appearances on Marcus Welby, M.D., House Calls, Wonder Woman, Charlie's Angels, All My Children, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hotel, and Murder, She Wrote.

While working on the soap opera Another World in 1991, Rambo learned that he was infected with HIV. He quit the series shortly thereafter, and retired from acting. Rambo then publicly announced that he was HIV positive, and also revealed that he was bisexual.[2]

Death

Rambo died in 1994 at the age of 52 of complications from AIDS.[4]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1962–1963The New Loretta Young ShowPeter Massey26 episodes
1965Never Too YoungTimUnknown episodes
1967The Iron HorseLieutenant ShelbyEpisode: "Sister Death"
Credited as Norman Rambo
1967–1969The Guns of Will SonnettJeff Sonnett50 episodes
1970Which Way to the Front?Terry Love
1970–1971GunsmokeCyrus Pike3 episodes
1971The Man and the CityHolland, Jr.Episode: "Disaster on Turner Street"
1971CannonBryan GibsonEpisode: "Stone, Cold Dead"
1973Owen Marshall: Counselor at LawDonEpisode: "Sweet Harvest"
1974Dirty SallyCyrus Pike13 episodes
1974Nightmare HoneymoonDavid Webb
1975Marcus Welby, M.D.2 episodes
1975The RookiesTommy LockeEpisode: "Angel:
1977Good Against EvilAndy StuartTelevision movie
1977Wonder WomanAndros2 episodes
1977TabithaTedEpisode: "Tabitha's Triangle"
1978A Double LifeJack ColeTelevision movie
1978–1979Sword of JusticeJack Cole10 episodes
1978–1986Fantasy IslandVarious6 episodes
1979–1986The Love BoatVarious3 episodes
1980WaikikiRonnieTelevision movie
1980Charlie's AngelsSteveEpisode: "Angel in Hiding"
1981House CallsEpisode: "All About Adam"
1981Rich and FamousKentUncredited
1982–1983All My ChildrenSteve Jacobi7 episodes
1983–1987HotelVarious3 episodes
1984No Man's LandConnellTelevision movie
1984Paper DollsWesley Harper13 episodes
1984–1990Murder, She WroteVarious3 episodes
1985–1987DallasJack Ewing51 episodes
1987Shades of Love: Lilac DreamMattDirect-to-video release
1988Lonely KnightsBrad MooreTelevision movie
1988HunterDeputy D.A. Jason LefflerEpisode: "Presumed Guilty"
1989The SpringAndy
1989Highway to HeavenLarry NicholsEpisode: "The Source"
1990Ultra WarriorKennerAlternative title: Welcome to Oblivion
1990–1991Another WorldGrant Harrison9 episodes

References

  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. At Ancestry.com & FamilyTreeLegends.com
  2. ^ a b Lipton, Michael A. (1992-05-11). "Dack Rambo's Brave New World". People 37 (18). 
  3. ^ "Dack Rambo dead". Variety. March 22, 1994. http://www.variety.com/article/VR119409.html?categoryid=14&cs=1. Retrieved 2007-10-17 
  4. ^ "A Bold Last Act". People 41 (12). 1994-04-04. 

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