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    • Jack Colvin's remains were cremated.

    • Even though Jack Colvin appeared in literally hundreds of films and TV shows, he always returned to the theater.

    • Jack Colvin's comedy act with Yvonne Wilder culminated in a farewell appearance at Carnegie Hall in New York.

    • Jack Colvin's partnership with Yvonne Wilder was one of the most flourishing comedy acts of the 1960's. This led him to appear on stage all over the United States. This included appearances on TV, including The Dean Martin Show, The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

    • Jack Colvin was teaching acting twice a week and working on the play, A Day of Jubilo, at the time of his death.

    • Jack Colvin was the founder and artistic director of the Michael Chekhov Studio USA West until his death in 2005.

    • During the seven years Jack Colvin was under contract with Universal Pictures, he appeared in over 100 hours of television programming.

    • Jack Colvin won the Drama Logue Award in 5 separate categories: actor, director, playwright, producer and production designer.

    • Jack Colvin became a private student of the Russian-American actor and director Michael Chekhov when he was 17 years old.

  • Quotes

    • Jack Colvin: When I was 12 years old, I saw Michael Chekhov in a Hollywood movie. I had never seen anything like it.

    • Jack Colvin: I was a child actor. When I learned [Michael Chekhov] was a teacher, I pursued him for five years. He took me as a private student. He drew for me the course of my life.

    • Jack Colvin: (Commenting on the TV series The Incredible Hulk) When they told me the title, I laughed. But then they gave me two scripts to read and I knew the series would go.