Today on Days to remember we celebrate how on April 30th 1948 Perry King the actor was born.
Graduating from Yale University with a degree in theatre, and then attended The Juilliard School, where he studied acting with John Houseman.
The first time I saw the actor Perry King play in something was in the movie called, “The Lord’s of Flatbush.”
This cult classic was depicted in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn in 1958. A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes things easier but at the same time they have to face new problems.
The movie came out in 1974, starring Perry King, Henry Winkler (The Fonz from Happy Days), and Sylvester Stallone.
After doing a sling of televisions shows this was Henry Wrinklers first starting role in a movie.
King made his feature film debut in 1970 starring as Shirley MacLaine’s brother in “The Possession of Joel Delaney.”
Next he played a street gang leader in “The Lords of Flatbush”. He then co-starred in Andy Warhol’s “Bad.” Other film credits include “Mandingo”, “Lipstick” (with Margaux and Mariel Hemingway) and “Class of 1984.” In 1991, he co-starred in Blake Edward’s feature comedy “Switch”.
King divides his time between his ranch outside Sacramento and his home in Los Angeles where he spends time with his two daughters. While not working, King enjoys restoring old cars and motorcycles his personal fleet includes a 1936 BMW motorcycle with sidecar and raising money and awareness for Olive Crest Homes for Abused Children.
As we remember Perry King’s birthday today we wish happiness and success in all her endeavors.
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