Kerwin Mathews, RIP
July 18, 2007 8:08 AM   Subscribe

Kerwin Mathews, 1926-2007. The genre actor may be best remembered as the title character in one of my favorite movies, the classic The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot (8 comments total)
Don't know about Kerwin M, but Ray Harryhausen forever!
posted by MarshallPoe at 8:51 AM on July 18, 2007

NY Times obit.

He left Hollywood in part so he could be openly gay, and moved to San Francisco, where he'd been living with his lover of 46 years. So yes, Sinbad was gay!
posted by gingerbeer at 10:06 AM on July 18, 2007

7th Voyage of Sinbad was awesome.
posted by BrotherCaine at 3:41 PM on July 18, 2007

Yeah, I've got a soft spot in my heart for that movie. My grandfather helped Harryhausen with some of the stop-action stuff (especially the skeleton swordfight, which apparently gave my dad the willies when he went to visit Harryhausen's workshop).

posted by John of Michigan at 5:25 PM on July 18, 2007

Sakura! Sakuraaaaa!

Great movie! My dad used to tell me how much he enjoyed it as a kid. I found it on VHS in the bargain bin as a teenager and watched it a half dozen times since then.
posted by BinGregory at 8:24 PM on July 18, 2007

I loved all of his movies. I'm so glad he was able to live such an amazing and varied life while still being true to himself.
posted by batmonkey at 8:42 PM on July 18, 2007

He may have played Sinbad, but he made it feel so Singood.

posted by Astro Zombie at 10:28 PM on July 18, 2007

He was the Kevin Sorbo of my father's generation. Good man.
posted by voltairemodern at 9:09 AM on July 19, 2007

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