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Dack Rambo
Dack Rambo played the part of Jack Ewing on the CBS-TV series "Dallas" in Seasons 7-`0.
Dack Rambo
General Information
Birth Name: Norman Jay Rambeau
Alias/
Also known as:
Dack Rambeau
Norman "Dack" Rambo
Norman Rambo
Born: (1941-11-13)November 13, 1941
Birthplace: Earlimart, CA, U.S.
Died: March 21, 1994(1994-03-21) (aged 52)
Deathplace: Delano, CA, U.S.
Vitals
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 1962–1991, 1993
Appeared on/in
(or involved with):
Dallas (first series)
Appeared as: Jack Ewing
Episodes appeared in
/involved with:
51 in Seasons 7-10

Dack Rambo (born November 13, 1941-died March 21, 1994) played the recurring role of Jack Ewing on the original Dallas TV series on CBS-TV, appearing in a total of 51 episodes in Seasons 7-10 of the series, beginning with the episode "Terms of Enderment". Dack was most noted for appearing as Walter Brennan's grandson Jeff in the ABC-TV series The Guns of Will Sonnett, as Steve Jacobi in the ABC soap opera All My Children, and as Grant Harrison on the NBC-TV soap opera Another World. Dack is also known for playing Wesley Harper on the 1984 short lived TV series soap opera Paper Dolls.

Life and careerEdit

Born in Earlimart, California, Rambo had a twin brother, Orman Ray Rambeau, who would ultimately go professionally as Dirk Rambo[1] After moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s, the brothers were discovered by actress Loretta Young and cast in her CBS series, The New Loretta Young Show.[2] On 5 February 1967, Dirk was killed in a road accident.[3]

Later that same year, Rambo landed the role of Jeff Sonnett on The Guns of Will Sonnett, and co-starred in the short-lived Gunsmoke spin-off, Dirty Sally, with Jeanette Nolan.

During the 1970s and 1980s, he made guest appearances on Marcus Welby, M.D., House Calls, Wonder Woman, Charlie's Angels, All My Children, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hotel, and Murder, She Wrote. He also acted out the lead role in Sword of Justice, which lasted for ten installments in 1978 and 1979.

He is best remembered on television for his role as Jack Ewing on Dallas from 1985-87.

ReferencesEdit

  1. According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. At Ancestry.com & FamilyTreeLegends.com.
  2. Michael A. Lipton, May 11, 1992, Dack Rambo's Brave New World, People Magazine, Vol, 37, Issue #18.
  3. "Dack Rambo dead". Variety. March 22, 1994. http://www.variety.com/article/VR119409.html?categoryid=14&cs=1. Retrieved 2007-10-17 

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