Russ Tamblyn doesn't have to prove how cool he is

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CBS Sunday Morning

17 өдрийн өмнө

He's an acrobat, dancer, and Oscar-nominated actor who appeared in such memorable films as "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" and "West Side Story" - and the less-memorable "War of the Gargantuas." But for many years, Russ Tamblyn stepped out of the limelight, to pursue a different kind of art. Correspondent Mo Rocca snaps fingers with the 86-year-old Tamblyn, who talks about his film and TV career - and about teaching Elvis Presley how to move.
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Mark Silverman
Mark Silverman 3 цагийн өмнө
He was great as Dr Paul Stewart in War of the Gargantuas. Every kid in L.A watched it FIVE nights a week on the KTLA Channel 5 Movie Theater.
Joe Lubomski
Joe Lubomski 7 цагийн өмнө
Haunting of Hall House
ARIZJOE Өдрийн өмнө
"High School Confidential" is a great movie. It starts out with Jerry Lee Lewis playing on a flatbed. Also, Michael Landon and Jackie Coogan. All the kids are on dope. Unbelievable. Recommended.
Steve Vestel
Steve Vestel 2 өдрийн өмнө
What a Great Classy Guy.
Steve Vestel
Steve Vestel 2 өдрийн өмнө
Didn’t He play Tom Thumb???
ironhandz1 2 өдрийн өмнө
I beg to differ .. 'War of the Gargantuas' is *very* memorable.
Larry Woodruff
Larry Woodruff 3 өдрийн өмнө
Never heard of em
Cynthia White
Cynthia White 4 өдрийн өмнө
Russ Tamblyn is unbelievable I grew up listening to the Tom Thumb album sound soundtrack for West Side Story with my aunt when I was 8 years old everything I've seen he does is Unforgettable thank you so much Russ Tamblyn for all the years you've given us
Jennifer Donlin
Jennifer Donlin 5 өдрийн өмнө
What, no mention of THE HAUNTING? And his daughter should stay out of Japan and avoid any rings.
starbrite526 6 өдрийн өмнө
High School Confidential is the original 21 Jump Street.
Charles Fuentes
Charles Fuentes 6 өдрийн өмнө
Russ Tamblyn you'll always be the best. Thank you for all the great entertainment over the years and turning down the role of Gilligan's Island. Good move, Good Luck and God Bless. 🙏
kemmayr 6 өдрийн өмнө
Loved Russ in Tom Thumb 🎞👍
Queen LoveOfMyLife
Queen LoveOfMyLife 7 өдрийн өмнө
Lucky Boy, blessed!
clare howell
clare howell 8 өдрийн өмнө
Oh, you left his role in ‘The Haunting,’ (1962?) with Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, and Richard Johnson. A great movie.
c jordan
c jordan 8 өдрийн өмнө
Stupid and vapid question : " When you go across the street do you snap your fingers?...... " Idiot! Glad that Russ said " The answer : NO ". BOOM!
Rebecca Schlossberg
Rebecca Schlossberg 8 өдрийн өмнө
When I was twelve years old, and mind you this was in the 1990's, I became completely obsessed with Russ Tamblyn and developed a huge crush on him. I watched so many of his movies. I found his agency address at my local library and wrote him a fan letter. He sent me back an autographed picture, which I still have. It knocked out my 12 year old heart. My mother and I literally gasped when we saw the envelope, "Russ Tamblyn!!" It still means so much to me that he sent me that. I'm so glad to see he is still awesome.
SLAYERSWINE 7 өдрийн өмнө
Very cool story. Thanks for sharing.
Ramon Ramirez
Ramon Ramirez 8 өдрийн өмнө
I had never heard of this person and was pleasantly surprised to learn about his very rich life and enormous talent.
Robert McEvily
Robert McEvily 8 өдрийн өмнө
The coolest!
Eddison Foncette
Eddison Foncette 10 өдрийн өмнө
I am big fan of Russ, his Riff, was the coolest .
Susan Marie
Susan Marie 10 өдрийн өмнө
Love to Russ!
CountAxel 11 өдрийн өмнө
4:55 Re: Gilligan's
gem geek
gem geek 11 өдрийн өмнө
Saz Fretz
Saz Fretz 12 өдрийн өмнө
I adore him as Gideon Potapee in "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers".
Nita B
Nita B 12 өдрийн өмнө
"Tom Thumb"/Russ Tamblyn in one of my earliest movie theatre memories! It was on TCM today!!
Cittaroma P
Cittaroma P 12 өдрийн өмнө
Why Not asking his his thoughts on the new revival of west side story ? I would say never copy a masterpiece but it’s Spielberg so it might be good who knows ?
Kathy Buhler
Kathy Buhler 12 өдрийн өмнө
What a great guy to have seen in all these movies and yes he's still very freaking cool
Michele Huffman
Michele Huffman 12 өдрийн өмнө
He is the coolest actor ever. Loved him in Twin Peaks!
DC D. 12 өдрийн өмнө
What a life well lived!! Loved ALL his teenage movies and didn't even know it was him. Adore his daughter!!! So talented! Now I understand her even deeper.
Late Bloomer Abroad
Late Bloomer Abroad 12 өдрийн өмнө
I've always loved him as an actor, and it's great to see that he is just as fun in real life! You're right, he is COOL!
Dosey 13 өдрийн өмнө
thats my grandpa!
exdus235 4 өдрийн өмнө
Mike Giff
Mike Giff 13 өдрийн өмнө
My favorite role of his is as Dr. Jacoby in Twin Peaks. He was fantastic!
Sandie Serrano
Sandie Serrano 13 өдрийн өмнө
I never put it together that Amber is his daughter
Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson 13 өдрийн өмнө
I liked him in Peyton Place.
Sandra Pister
Sandra Pister 14 өдрийн өмнө
Live long and well, Mr. Tamblyn.
Peter Raymond
Peter Raymond 14 өдрийн өмнө
They didn't mention "Dracula Vs Frankenstein[1971]" which was a late show favorite of mine when I was a child.
Dexter Bernard
Dexter Bernard 14 өдрийн өмнө
In the original stage production George Chakaris (Bernardo) portrayed Riff. I wish they would've delved deeper into WSS, and the new version productions n by Steven Spielberg. But, good sh"t Riff.
David Lucas
David Lucas 14 өдрийн өмнө
I love how Quentin Tarantino paid "homage" to him in the credits of one of his films. Russ appeared in "Son of a Gunfighter." His daughter Amber was in the film, and in the closing credits she is credited for portraying the "Daughter of the Son of a Gunfighter."
Jonni 14 өдрийн өмнө
Another movie with Russ is THE HAUNTING from 1963 (definitely NOT the awful remake that no one liked). One of the top 3 scariest movies I’ve ever seen, and you never see the monster,
brainsareus 14 өдрийн өмнө
After Jonny Boy Voight, this is such a palette cleanse.
Eugene DeGeorge
Eugene DeGeorge 14 өдрийн өмнө
He had a nice role in Twin Peaks the David Lynch Series in the early 90s. Ironically Richard Beemer his Buddy in West Side Story who played Tony was in that same series.
Crimsonphilosophy 14 өдрийн өмнө
nice job
Mac Wacha
Mac Wacha 14 өдрийн өмнө
Love Russ Tamblyn. And he doesn’t look 86!
Just Jae
Just Jae 14 өдрийн өмнө
Had no idea Laura Palmer’s doc had such a past.
Dave 14 өдрийн өмнө
Tom Thumb as well!
Simply Live Simply
Simply Live Simply 14 өдрийн өмнө
Hard to believe such a seemingly nice easy going man is responsible for the loud mouthed liberal hypocrite his daughter Amber is.
Artie B. Rockin'
Artie B. Rockin' 14 өдрийн өмнө
On 4-20, we never watch those awful 1930s exploitation movies about, "marihuana" LOL! We always once a year watch, on that day... "High School Confidential" Tony and the Wheeler-Dealers! Dig it, Man!
steve conn
steve conn 14 өдрийн өмнө
Sort of like Leo's character in Once Upon A Time.
firenze55 15 өдрийн өмнө
Humble dude considering his enormous talent. No one can play the head of the Jets like Tamblyn did!
Street Hierarchy
Street Hierarchy 15 өдрийн өмнө
Who saw him and his daughter in Django Unchained?
60sTeen 15 өдрийн өмнө
Gosh! When WSS was rereleased in 1968 I went to the movie theater to see it for the first time. In the Prologue when there’s that tight shot of Riff, snapping his fingers, that was it. I was instantly in love! I can’t even give an estimate of how many times I’ve seen WEST SIDE STORY. But no musical film will ever top it in my opinion! Seeing so many more of Russ’s earlier films after that his talent was always just so spectacular.
Barbara Willis
Barbara Willis 15 өдрийн өмнө
Russ Tamblyn was always one of my musical favorites. Wonderful to see Russ in this interview. Best wishes to him and his family.❤️
Pierce Bales
Pierce Bales 15 өдрийн өмнө
Wasn't he The Incredible Shrinking Man?
BeachsideHank 11 өдрийн өмнө
John Joseph Williams, known as Grant Williams, was an American film, theater and television actor. He is best remembered for his portrayal of Scott Carey in the science fiction film The Incredible Shrinking Man.
EagleRockers 15 өдрийн өмнө
This was absolutely groovy, man. Fell in love with him when I saw Tom Thumb.
Erin Moran
Erin Moran 15 өдрийн өмнө
his charisma was a huge part of WSS appeal. Fantastic actor/dancer
Wesley Gonzales
Wesley Gonzales 15 өдрийн өмнө
being able to say "I was (and still am) the leader of the Jets in West Side Story" is all the street cred anybody could ever need in life
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith 15 өдрийн өмнө
Terrific segment --- what a talent Russ is!
The Stuport
The Stuport 15 өдрийн өмнө
He looks and acts way younger than 86 and his attitude is absolutely refreshing! I've always enjoyed the "Supporting Actors"...both Male and Female! Their "Jobs" seem that much more difficult and they seem to Deliver The Goods in the end! Great Interview!
Carolyn Evans
Carolyn Evans 15 өдрийн өмнө
Love him - he's all tied up in my youth watching West Side Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Peyton Place (where he didn't dance)!
Eddie Mautone
Eddie Mautone 15 өдрийн өмнө
Great actor west side story was an amazing movie
Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas 15 өдрийн өмнө
I obviously meant "somewhere between ". Does anybody teach how to EDIT these posts?
All the Best
All the Best 15 өдрийн өмнө
See the 3 vertical dots on the right hand side of your post? Click on them and the word “edit” will show. At that point you can make your corrections.
Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas 15 өдрийн өмнө
Sort of buried the lead with High School Confidential. Three things not noted: Jerry Lee Lewis' performance of the title song, Mamie Van Doren's UNIQUE performance as Tamblyn's...Aunt? (It's been decades since I saw this at the Medved Brothers first, and last bad movie festival. Last and least was Jackie Coogan as the baddie, somewhere in the two high points of his career, kid actor with Chaplin in silents and Uncle Fester in the early sixties. All this in one B movie!
Gerry Nightingale
Gerry Nightingale 15 өдрийн өмнө
*'Living out of a car' seems a familiar story for many actors stuck in the 'also starring' niche...especially those cast in juvenile-roles where they're never allowed to 'grow-up'* (I have to disagree w/the "I'm not a good dancer" from takes impeccable timing to perform a stunt-move in synchrony w/ music, and 'timing' in performance-dancing is EVERYTHING)
Lisa Flores
Lisa Flores 15 өдрийн өмнө
Love him!
Native-Kitty 15 өдрийн өмнө
Most people probably liked Russ in West Side Story. I liked him in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He still looks good!
321snoot 7 өдрийн өмнө
@Juliaflo Don't forget Satan's Sadists and Dracula vs. Frankenstein, a couple of real doozies.
Juliaflo 12 өдрийн өмнө
He was also in 'The Boy With Green Hair'----and that was before I was born.
l.amiroly 15 өдрийн өмнө
LOVE that man and his movies! I'm glad to see he's doing well and is loved. ❤ Now I'd like to hear his thoughts about the new version of West Side Story that's coming out in December.
judge crater
judge crater 15 өдрийн өмнө
What a tumbler! And you left out his role in "Samson and Delilah," where he was in the closing scene of DeMille's 1949 box office champ.
Jane O'Leary
Jane O'Leary 15 өдрийн өмнө
86 ????? He looks so much younger
Jazz Gal
Jazz Gal 15 өдрийн өмнө
Love you forever, Russ. 💕
John Kim
John Kim 15 өдрийн өмнө
" America is already the worker's paradise - - ------------------------------------- - - Even the common brick layer can lay up enough money to buy the house he lives in - - ------------ - - America is already the worker's paradise and the only think that can possibly ruin it is - -mass immigration - - " Franz Oppenherimer Globalist 1914
John Kim
John Kim 15 өдрийн өмнө
Well done - -but - -so we now can all recognize - -a sell of the Javitz -- Kennedy - -mass immigration for cheapened labor -- agenda - -
Delight Loves Movies
Delight Loves Movies 16 өдрийн өмнө
Wow, he's so cool.
Robin Clemens
Robin Clemens 16 өдрийн өмнө
I love his daughter, Amber Tamblyn.
JoAnn Baca
JoAnn Baca 16 өдрийн өмнө
Great feature on the great Russ Tamblyn! Mister Cool! 👍
Brenden Craven
Brenden Craven 16 өдрийн өмнө
Love him in Twin Peaks.
Dontuween 16 өдрийн өмнө
i met Russ Tamblyn at a 2014 autograph show. Very nice guy! Actually, the very first movie that I saw of his (which WAS mentioned in this segment), was "War of the Gargantuas", which played plenty on LA T.V. back in the day!
Chris P
Chris P 16 өдрийн өмнө
Beautiful art!
jeff silverman
jeff silverman 16 өдрийн өмнө
Very cool, love Russ. Luke in The Haunting is still my favorite role.
Craig Smith
Craig Smith 16 өдрийн өмнө
That is the youngest 86 year old man I ever seen in my entire life.
Oliver Crangle
Oliver Crangle 15 өдрийн өмнө
Do you think that all 70 year olds look this poorly?
Harper Welch
Harper Welch 16 өдрийн өмнө
Dude you are the best. I grew up on Disney characters as my heroes and you were there among them. Thanks.
Carol Haslam
Carol Haslam 16 өдрийн өмнө
My favorite musical
sclogse1 16 өдрийн өмнө
Disney's Tom Thumb with him, and Terry Thomas and Peter Sellers, is loaded with perfectly designed visual effects done in camera. They are so good, it wasn't nominated in that category.
sorkinfanatic 13 өдрийн өмнө
What a childhood classic.
David Lucas
David Lucas 14 өдрийн өмнө
Gotta correct you, fellow Tamblyn fan. Sci-fi producer/director George Pal made "tom thumb," not Disney. And it DID win the Oscar for 1958's Best Special Effects. (Go to MNpost and you can see Pal accepting the Oscar for Tom Howard at that year's ceremony.)
Fuzzy Flick
Fuzzy Flick 16 өдрийн өмнө
Me too
Lee Swain
Lee Swain 16 өдрийн өмнө
Damn what a legend Dr. Jacoby is! :D
Sheila Anne
Sheila Anne 16 өдрийн өмнө
That's what I knew him from until they mentioned all his earlier work. Now he's David Cross' father in law!
J M 16 өдрийн өмнө
Christine Tucci
Christine Tucci 16 өдрийн өмнө
Thank you for doing a story on Russ Tamblyn, he is an incredible talent.
Best Fit Square Channel
Best Fit Square Channel 16 өдрийн өмнө
"West Side Story" ... 1961!!! 2021... 86!!! DANG! Carry on young man... says a 71 year old fan! Best wishes, health, joy and wellbeing...
Craig Smith
Craig Smith 16 өдрийн өмнө
Same here. 51 year old fan here!
Estella Rowan
Estella Rowan 16 өдрийн өмнө
I only saw him in Cimarron I was hoping he would talk about that on the Sunday morning interview.
LBellatrix 16 өдрийн өмнө
Am I the only one impressed that this 86-year-old man is curled up in his chair during this interview??
Dennis Lee
Dennis Lee 16 өдрийн өмнө
He looks young and healthy for his age.
Rob Williams
Rob Williams 12 өдрийн өмнө
Except for his enormous belly, which makes him a risk for the #1 killer but yeah otherwise spot on.
motherbug2001 16 өдрийн өмнө
Annoying ads!!!!!
L T 16 өдрийн өмнө
"You can always play a dieing person in bed" LMAO
Alice Dent
Alice Dent 16 өдрийн өмнө
What a great story❤️
Tony Tim
Tony Tim 16 өдрийн өмнө
Holli The Exalted Empress
Holli The Exalted Empress 16 өдрийн өмнө
Pauline Gallagher
Pauline Gallagher 16 өдрийн өмнө
Is this a recent interview? jesus he looks well!
FacheChanteDeux 16 өдрийн өмнө
I love how he is sitting in a yoga pose during the interview.
Dan Jones
Dan Jones 16 өдрийн өмнө
Dr. Amp!
KEMET1971 16 өдрийн өмнө
He didn't take Gilligan's Island but he appeared in outlaw biker movies and Japanese monster movies ... hmmmm.
Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas 15 өдрийн өмнө
@KEMET1971 I've never started an episode of Gilligan, don't feel I've missed anything. There are those who feel otherwise. Swell. Think of it this way: Bob Denver, taking the opportunity, adds an iconic role to his resume, right up there with Maynard G. Krebs from Dobie Gillis. For Russ Tamblyn, it would be another drop in his stock since his MGM days. And keep it mind, the cast of Gilligan was not showered with cash for those two seasons. (And as to losing a third, I love the legend that they were sacrificed to keep Gunsmoke on the schedule...A series that ran an hour, while Gilligan was half that. ) Bottom line of course is that Mr. Tamblyn doesn't believe he missed anything and I agree.
KEMET1971 16 өдрийн өмнө
@Brian Thomas He made a choice ... that's for sure.
KEMET1971 16 өдрийн өмнө
@Mitchell Gang And Gilligan's Island is a great fun television show.
Brian Thomas
Brian Thomas 16 өдрийн өмнө
He made the right choice.
Mitchell Gang
Mitchell Gang 16 өдрийн өмнө
War of the Gargantuas and Satan's Sadists are great, fun movies.
Echo _360
Echo _360 16 өдрийн өмнө
Needed more Twin Peaks
Laura Smith
Laura Smith 16 өдрийн өмнө
*Russ Tamblyn was so exceptional as Riff in West Side Story. Oh my God. There was just nobody like that character. Riff was the leader of the Jets and when he died in the movie, everyone I know that went to see the movie, kept saying after he died, that they wondered what Riff would have thought of everything going on like the death of Tony and Bernardo. He made the movie so much better. He just really stood out by his incredible remarkable acting, singing, dancing and gymnastics skills. What a combination of massive talent. And also, all the girls had a crush on Russ, and they said he was going to be the next James Dean.*
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