Victor McLaglen, in a Jeep or: a 4 by Ford. McLaglen, Boxer, Actor and a Squire of the Hollywood Landscape

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Born Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen on Friday, December 10th, 1886 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, Victor McLaglen (a former boxer) was an adventurer at heart, never satisfied with the norm, and in some way seeking fodder for future stories that he might relay to friends, family and acquaintances; with his muscular physique, his craggy good looks, a disarming smile and a sincere laugh, from the beginning he was destined for Silver-Screen greatness. He appeared in nearly 120 movies, over the course of 39 years, yet, it was 4 classics in 5 years, (please see our McLaglen birthday tribute) enough for a lifetime for most actors, which set the stage, so to speak, for his celluloid goodbye; ending with a career full of classic Hollywood fare. Beginning in 1948, McLaglen began a string of movies that proved to be a rugged, off-road, 4×4 vehicle that drove him forever into the hearts and minds of movies-goers, TV…

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