Sunday, August 10, 2014

Dick Gautier Was a Force To Be Reckoned With; Sunday PM Media Thoughts

 An underrated actor and a great media tactician.

Truly, a genius and trendsetter.








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10 comments:

  1. He was everywhere in the 60 thru 70s. I recall him on Love American Style and other comedies. How was he a trendsetter? First man on The Dating Game to wear a Nehru Collar?

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  2. To me, he'll always be Hymie the robot from Get Smart.
    Loved that show.

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  3. Dick Gautier was one of those uncommonly handsome men with a great sense of humor that you often saw in entertainment during that time. There was Dick G., Lyle Wagonner, the hunk on Carol Burnette Show, Goldie Hawn's Common-law husband of 40 years, name I can't think of. Then there was the other catagory, very handsome and very intelligent or creative; such as Warren Beatty, and Burt Reynolds.

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    1. Kurt Russell - "partners" since 1983.

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  4. I never knew his name, but growing up I remember Dick Gautier from a million cheesy detective shows from the 70's. He was usually the businessman-villain who you immediately suspected because he always came across as a little too slick. Also kind of a poor man's stand-in for the John Davidson/Robert Goulet types on lighter fare like The Love Boat. Man, I'm getting old and definitely going as Anonymous on this post.

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  5. Yes his character as Hymie was his best. He gave his funny lines with a straight face.

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  6. Robin Hood in the criminally-cancelled-too-soon "When Things Were Rotten" (A Mel Brooks production) also was great as the evangelist in "Fun With Dick and Jane."

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