Sunday, October 24, 2010

JOHNNY SHEFFIELD R.I.P.

I never met the man and only know him from his roles as "Boy" in the old Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan movies which I watched as a boy myself on TV, and the lead in the BOMBA THE JUNGLE BOY movies which came out when I was a boy in the '50s.

He was one of those rare naturally talented child actors who never acted as an adult nor crashed and burned but instead led what appears to have been a pleasant, fulfilling life outside of the movies.

Here's the most informative obit (thanks to the great "Charlie Parker/Gunslinger" blog for the link).

1 comment:

Tyson said...

Yes, it brought back memories for me. Strange to think, though, that Cheetah the chimp is still alive.