DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY 2011
A terrific high school athlete in the Detroit area, John Hodiak chose acting despite a heavy Ukranian-American accent. His good looks and charm won audiences over, and he got his first big break in the radio production of the comic strip as Li'l Abner. American movie-goers were shocked when news came of his untimely death from heart failure. John Hodiak died while shaving in the home of his parents in Tarzana.