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Skip Homeier


Born - 5 October 1929, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died - 25 June 2017

Lanky, fair-haired American actor with long, narrow face who curled many a contemptuous lip at Hollywood's western heroes. Born George Homeier, he was a teenage actor (billed initially as Skippy) of the early 1940s whose stage success as a young Nazi in Tomorrow the World started his screen career when he repeated the role in the 1944 film version. Thereafter, his sullen sallowness propelled him into a variety of mainly vicious or vindictive villains, although he had a brief fling as a leading actor in the mid 1950s: Boys' Ranch (1946), Mickey (1948), The Big Cat (1949), The Gunfighter (1950), Halls of Montezuma (1950), Fixed Bayonets! (1951), Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952), The Last Posse (1953), Ten Wanted Men (1954), The Road to Denver (1955), The Burning Hills (1956), Stranger at My Door (1956), The Tall T (1957), Day of the Bad Man (1958), Comanche Station (1960), Showdown (1963), Bullet for a Badman (1964), The Ghost and Mr Chicken (1966), Tiger by the Tail (1968), Starbird and Sweet William (1973), Helter Skelter (1976), The Greatest (1977) and Quell & Co/Showdown at Eagle Gap (1982), his last before his early retirement. In real life, perennial villain Homeier did get the girl: he was married to his wife Della for more than 53 years. He died from spinal myelopathy.