Russ Tamblyn

Russ Tamblyn


12/30/1934, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

Russell Tamblyn



Also Known As

Russell Tamblyn, Rusty Tamblyn
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Russ Tamblyn was born December 30, 1934, as Russell Irving Tamblyn in Los Angeles, California, USA. This musical actor started his journey at age 10, in the musical play, Stone Jungle. In 1948 he played in his first film, The Boy with the Green Hair, as a student…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Russ joined the Neil Young 2003 - 2004 Greendale Tour as director and choreographer, as well as playing the role of "Captain John Green."

    • Russ Tamblyn continued performing arts when he starred in theatre works such as "Cabaret", "Follies", "The Music Man", "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas", "George M. and Bye Bye Birdie",and "opposite Chita Rivera".

    • In 1964, seeking a deeper means of self-expression, Russ' creative focus shifted from the performing arts to the fine arts. His unique work in collage and assemblage brought him recognition in numerous gallery exhibitions and museums, including the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His art and poetry can be found in numerous international art publications.

    • Russ's first motion picture was in 1948, when he played a supporting role in "The Boy with the Green Hair."

    • When Russ was ten years old he had his first part in a play, "Stone Jungle".

    • Russ Tamblyn has said in the past that his biggest professional disappointment was not getting the title role in the post-Broadway tour of "Barnum."

    • Russ Tamblyn is the son of Eddie Tamblyn and the brother of Larry Tamblyn.

    • Russ Tamblyn won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer-Male 1955.

    • Russ Tamblyn's first TV appearance was on "The Ed Sullivan Show".

    • Since April 2002 Russ Tamblyn has been living in Santa Monica, California and manages daughter Amber's Career.

    • In 1997 Russ Tamblyn made a guest appearance on "General Hospital" in a song-and-dance sketch that featured his daughter Amber Tamblyn.

    • Russ Tamblyn's second wife was Elizabeth Kempton, they were married in 1960 and had two children together.

    • Russ Tamblyn's first wife was Venetia Stevenson, they were married from 1956 to 1957.

    • Russ Tamblyn was a gymnast at North Hollywood High School.

    • Russ Tamblyn started acting in films in 1948.

    • Russ Tamblyn has been married three times.

    • Russ Tamblyn's height is 5'9".

    • Russ Tamblyn started dancing and acrobatics when he was six years old.

  • Quotes

    • Russ Tamblyn: Life is so strange. 'West Side Story' was one of the high points of my career. Yet when I first saw it I was really disappointed in how I came off. Since then Fred Astaire has told me how much he admired my dancing in it. Now I see it very differently.