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(3) Old Unused Official John Russell International Fan Club Cards
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The picture shows a view of all (3) Old Unused Official John Russell International Fan Club Cards in this lot. These three cards are identical. One was flipped over in the picture to show the back. These are not dated but they are believed to be from 1958 to 1962. The picture on the cards is John Russell as Lawman Marshall Dan Troop. The backs of the cards are not filled in. They are marked as follows:

OFFICIAL JOHN RUSSELL
INTERNATIONAL FAN CLUB
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
____________________________
IS A MEMBER OF THE ABOVE CLUB
AND ENTITLED TO ALL CLUB PRIVILEGES.
FROM _____________ TO ______________
_____________________________
NATIONAL PRESIDENT

The cards each measure 2-13/16'' x 3-1/2''. They appear to be in near mint to mint condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is some additional information on John Russell:

John Russell
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

John Lawrence Russell
Born: January 3, 1921 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Died: January 19, 1991 (agedÊ70) in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Years active: 1945 - 1988
Spouses: ? (1970 - 1971) (divorced)
Renata Titus (1943 - 1965) (divorced) 3 children

John Russell (January 3, 1921 - January 19, 1991) was an American actor, and WWII veteran, most noted for playing Marshal Dan Troop in the successful ABC western television series Lawman from 1958 to 1962.

Biography

Born John Lawrence Russell in Los Angeles, California, he fit the Hollywood image of tall, dark, and handsome. He attended the University of California as a student athlete. Following the outbreak of World War II, he joined the United States Marines, though he was initially rejected because of his height of 6'-4''. He was commissioned as second lieutenant on November 11, 1942, and was assigned to the 6th Marine Regiment. His division was sent to Guadalcanal, where he served as an assistant intelligence officer. He contracted malaria and returned home with a medical discharge.

He was discovered by a talent agent while in a Beverly Hills restaurant and made his film debut in 1945. Russell was contracted to 20th Century Fox in several supporting roles, and later was signed with Republic Pictures. He primarily played secondary roles, often in western films, but in 1952 starred opposite Judy Canova in Oklahoma Annie.

In 1955 Russell was given the lead role in a television drama called Soldiers of Fortune. The half hour adventure show placed him and his sidekick, played by Chick Chandler, in a dangerous jungle setting. While the show proved popular with young boys, it did not draw enough adult viewers to its prime slot and was canceled in 1957. In 1957 Russell made a memorable appearance as a tough lawman in Untamed Youth. In 1959, Russell guest starred in an episode of NBC's adventure series Northwest Passage, a fictionalized account of the exploits of Major Robert Rogers in the French and Indian War.

In 1958, Russell was cast in his best known role as Marshal Dan Troop, the lead character in Lawman, an ABC hit western series that ran for five years. Co-starring with Peter Brown, who played Deputy Johnny McKay, Russell portrayed a U.S. frontier peace officer mentoring his younger compatriot.

Russell appeared in other motion pictures for Warner Brothers, notably as the villain in Yellowstone Kelly with other Warner Brothers Television contract stars as well as the Howard Hawks 1959 western, Rio Bravo, which starred John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, and Walter Brennan.

In 1969, Russell appeared in 5 episodes of It Takes a Thief starring Robert Wagner as SIA agent William Dover. They included #29 ''Guess Who's Coming To Rio?'' (January 9, 1969), #43 ''Saturday Night In Venice'' (September 25, 1969), #48 ''The Blue, Blue Danube'' (October 30, 1969), #50 ''Payoff In The Piazza'' (November 13, 1969) and #52 ''A Friend In Deed'' (November 27, 1969). Throughout the 1960s to the 1980s, he returned to secondary roles, appearing in more than twenty films, including three directed by his friend Clint Eastwood.

Russell appeared in the second season of the Filmation children's science fiction series Jason of Star Command. He played the role of Commander Stone, a blue skinned alien from Alpha Centauri. He replaced James Doohan, who played the Commander in the previous season but left to start working on Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

John Russell died from emphysema in 1991 and was interred in the Los Angeles National Cemetery, a former U.S. Veterans Administration cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

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(3) Old Unused Official John Russell International Fan Club Cards


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