The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


A long time favorite of the South40 passed away Sunday night. Martin Milner died of natural causes surrounded by family and friends. He was 83. Martin was most well known for his roles as Officer Pete Malloy in the hit NBC series Adam-12 and as the Corvette driving all around cool guy Tod Stiles in Route 66, but he did much more than that. From Disney to a smut peddling degenerate in original episodes of Dragnet.



He was the fresh faced kid in numerous war films like Sands of Iwo Jima, Halls of Montezuma, Fighting Coast Guard (no way I was leaving that one out), Battle Zone and of course the one I'll always remember him for, the Shore Patrol Lieutenant from Alabama in Mister Roberts.

His last on air performance was a 1997 episode of Diagnosis: Murder. 

2 comments:

The Donald said...

Another piece of my childhood gone. Was watching some UHF station a couple of weekends back and was clicking through shows, and saw him in one of his non Adam-12 roles.

el chupacabra said...

He was always the as you say, "fresh faced kid" for me more than Adam 12 and I remember him in the film roles you mention most of all.