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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

JOHN HODIAK MADE IT BIG IN THE 40's and 50'S DESPITE HIS ACCENT

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.
John Hodiak - vintage postcard - gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2011.  (click on image to enlarge)

1 comment:

mrpostcard@charter.net said...

Thanks Gary, you're the bset.