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Ralph Taeger


Born - 30 July 1936, Queens, New York, USA
Died - 11 March 2015

Tall, tawny-haired, square-jawed leading man of the 1960s, too immobile to become a major star, but quite popular for a while, especially as the hero of TV series Hondo, as the character from the 1953 John Wayne film. Of German parentage (his middle name was Adolph), Taeger switched from pro baseball to acting in the late 1950s, being briefly signed (and dropped) by MGM, before finding some better roles as an independent: It Started with a Kiss (1959), X-15 (1961), The Carpetbaggers (1963), Stage to Thunder Rock (1964), Hondo and the Apaches (1967) and The Delta Factor (1970), his last. He dropped out of acting altogether after 1983 and operated Taeger's Firewood Company with his wife and son, at one time surviving a brush with the law for under-reporting the company payroll to avoid insurance premiums.