I got completely caught up in the Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955—1962) marathon on Halloween. As big a fan of Hitchcock as I always have been, I'd actually seen very few of these episodes; this was not a widely re-run series in my youth.
Like Hilary & Haylie Duff, if you hired Ken Clark, you got his dick, too.
Every one that I saw was top-notch. While The Twilight Zone (1959—1964) has its own inimitable style and humorous creepiness, the AHP episodes were more consistently good, well-acted and impactful. But they were probably cherry-picking the best of the best for this 'thon.
I spent a lot of time looking up the interesting actors I saw with whom I was not instantly familiar, like Phyllis Thaxter (1919—2012), who had been mesmerizingly good in “Murder Me Twice,” about a woman who commits murder under hypnosis (somewhat remade in the '80s reboot of the series with Barbara Hershey in that role). Also fun seeing actors like a blowzy Jean Hagen (1923—1977) and a viscerally slatternly Audrey Totter (1917—2013) excelling in clever episodes.
Hitch presents cock: Dude knew how to make an entrance ... and looks like he widened them, too.
One actor who definitely caught my eye was a dude of whom I'd never heard, Ken Clark (1927—2009). He had a small but pivotal part in one episode, but clearly was in possession of a not-so-small but pivotal part. Michael Fassbender would even do a double-take. What a hunk! Big, blond, beefy and—judging from other photos I found—a hairy beast with a third leg, Clark seems to have been best known for the looking sexy as hell in South Pacific (1958) and ditto in the cheesy Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959).
Deep South Pacific.
He died in 2009. I'm willing to bet he had a lot of fun in Hollywood.