"Myra Breckinridge"  starring MAE WEST, and directed by Michael Sarne, was a curious 94 minute adaptation of Gore Vidal's novel. Michael Stearns was featured as a Stud.
• • Michael Stearns • •
• • Born in Lincoln, Nebraska in the month of June — — on Tuesday, 18 June 1940 — — Michael Stearns grew up to be tall with leading man looks. By 1968, when he was 28 years old, he made his first appearance on TV in a popular series "Lancer" (a "Bonanza" clone) about a struggling rancher in California and his sons.
• • The six-foot-four newcomer was rapidly cast in modest roles and got his chance to be in scenes with randy Leticia Van Allen portrayed by Mae West in 1970.
• • From 1968 — 1982, Michael Stearns participated in 33 projects for the movies and for TV. Though his handsome face only led to minor league status onscreen, he did manage to appear in a few motion picture classics. For instance, he was the policeman in "The Amityville Horror" . Playing real-life homeowner George Lutz was James Brolin; Brolin played Jim Timony in the TV bio-pic "Mae West" .
• • It seems that Michael Stearns will celebrate his 73rd birthday today. Wherever he is, we wish him all the best.
• • On Thursday, 18 June 1959 • •
• • "You'd have thought that a favorite bootlegger had come back from Atlanta," wrote drama critic Robert Garland in the New York Evening Telegram in his review of "Diamond Lil" published on 5 April 1928. "Mae West makes Miss Ethel Barrymore look like the late lamented Bert Savoy."
• • Born on 15 August 1879, Ethel Barrymore died in the month of June — — on Thursday, 18 June 1959. Praised for her work on the stage, Ethel was an Academy Award-winning screen actress and a member of the famous Barrymore family.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said: "At present I honestly feel I haven't time for a husband — — but love can change a lot of things."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An article in Brisbane, Australia mentioned Mae West.
• • London columnist Greville Bain wrote: Mae West is coming back into the news. It is believed she has formed a new producing unit, and also that she contemplates impersonating the Russian Empress, Catherine the Great, on the screen. ...
• • Source: "Cinema Chronicle" by Greville Bain printed in The Queenslander (Brisbane); published on Wednesday, 16 November 1938
• • By the Numbers • •
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