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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 6 June 1918Newcastle, Indiana, USA
Date of Death 9 March 1969San Fernando Valley, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameRichard Ollie Crane

Mini Bio (1)

Dark haired, athletic American leading man of 40's B-movies. Richard Crane was at his most successful at a time when Hollywood was somewhat denuded of its male stars, most of whom were doing wartime military service. Upon their return to the ranks, Crane's career went into decline. He did, however, have a brief resurgence in the 1950's as the square-jawed, muscular hero of several space-borne serials, notably as the titular star of Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954). The next fifteen years he spent guesting in TV westerns and crime dramas, frequently appearing on The Lone Ranger (1949) and Lassie (1954). His final recurring role was as a police lieutenant in Surfside 6 (1960), a detective series aimed at the teenage market. At the time of Crane's death, he was President of Film Trend Productions.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: I.S.Mowis

Spouse (2)

Charlotte June Becker (17 April 1942 - ?) (1 child)
Merna Ellen Pardee (? - ?)

Trivia (1)

Richard Crane's seven-year "Rocky Jones" contract called for him to never appear in public without his Space Ranger uniform and to appear in annual tours of at least sixty cities and before PTA and similar school groups.

Personal Quotes (1)

[At the January 26 1952 announcement of his signing as "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger"] If I were going to be a star, I'd have made it by now.

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