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Kerwin Mathews (January 8, 1926 – July 5, 2007)

Kerwin Mathews was an American actor best known for playing the titular heroes in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Three Worlds of Gulliver and Jack the Giant Killer.
Born: January 8, 1926, Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: July 5, 2007, San Francisco, California, United States
Education: Beloit College
Joseph A. Craig High School
TV shows: NBC Matinee Theater

Kerwin Mathews was an American actor best known for playing the titular heroes in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (which featured stop-motion animated creatures created by special effects legend Ray Harryhausen: "He was very good in it," Harryhausen said "I get a lot of fan mail saying they think he was the best Sinbad. We've had three or four different Sinbads.“), The Three Worlds of Gulliver and Jack the Giant Killer. Science fiction and fantasy film expert Tom Weaver said that "as an actor in the 1950s, Kerwin Mathews came across as the all-American, farm-boy-next-door type -- as unlikely a candidate to play an Arabian Nights hero as could possibly be imagined. But for young American monster movies fans, that made him the perfect identification figure, and he became our favorite hero in that fairy-tale-monster genre.” He retired from acting in 1978 and moved to San Francisco, where he ran a clothing and antiques shop. He died in his sleep in San Francisco at the age of 81, survived by his partner of 46 years, Tom Nicoll (originally from England). They met in 1961 when Nicoll was a display manager at Harvey Nichols. The City of Janesville subsequently renamed a one-block street adjacent to the former Janesville High School "Kerwin Mathews Court".
Together from 1961 to 2007: 46 years.
Kerwin Mathews (January 8, 1926 – July 5, 2007)



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