Saturday, February 28, 2015

RIP Dick Bakalyan

RIP Dick Bakalyan

Star Gazette
March 1, 2015

Bakalyan, Richard - Was born January 29, 1931 in Watertown, MA the son of the late Nishan William and Elsie Florence (Fancy) Bakalyan passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 84. His brother, Gerald Kieth Bakalyan also preceded him in death. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, William Souren and Adelia (Eaton) Bakalyan; sister-in-law, Marianne Bakalyan; nephews, Richard William (Linda Lyons) Bakalyan, David William (Lynn Ann Czopek) Bakalyan; nieces, Beverly L. (Bakalyan) Sleeper, Carol Lee (Jonathan Mark) Ames; along with many great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews. Richard was a Veteran of the US Air Force proudly serving his country during the Korean War. His last mission was working in Propaganda. For 54 years, "Dicky B", the nickname given to him by Nancy Sinatra, was a well known Character Actor in Hollywood, CA. His works included Chinatown, Von Ryan's Express, St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Up Periscope, Fox and the Hound and Wonderful World of Disney and many, many others. He was a humble, loving man who enjoyed making people happy with his craft. He was a talented Artist and Writer also. "Dicky B" was a lifetime member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. His services will be held at the convenience of his family at a later date and time. He will be laid to rest in Hollywood, California. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY.

Born:1/29/1931, Watertown, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
Died: 2/27/2015, Elmira, New York, U.S.A.

Richard Bakalyan’s westerns – producer, screenwriter, actor:
Luke and the Tenderfoot (TV) – 1952 (Bill Bungles)
Casey Jones (TV) – 1957 (Jackie)
Bat Masterson (TV) – 1959 (Sam Teller)
The Deputy (TV) – 1959 (Billy the Kid)
U.S. Marshal (TV) – 1959 (Joe Savage)
Hotel de Paree (TV) – 1959 (Rob)
The Rebel (TV) – 1959, 1961 (Bart Vogan, Calley Kid)
Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV) – 1960 (Harry Quint)
Johnny Ringo (TV) – 1960 (Lee Rafferty)
The Tall Man (TV) – 1960 (Tiger Eyes)
Lawman (TV) – 1961 (Eggers)
Wagon Train (TV) – 1963 (Muscles)
Laramie (TV) – 1963 (Mel Doleman)
Branded (TV) – 1965 (Roy Barlow)
The Monroes (TV) – 1966 (Grac)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1966, 1969 (Teems, Billy Holland)
Cimarron Strip (TV) – 1967 (Colly Sims)
Hondo (TV) – 1967 (Cole Younger)
The Animals – 1970 [producer, screenwriter]

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