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Separated at Birth?

Postby moira finnie » September 30th, 2013, 8:23 am

While enjoying an episode of Frasier recently, it occurred to me for the umpteenth time that Kelsey Grammar and Curt Jurgens share more than a giant forehead. What do you think? Are there any other performers you think looked quite a bit alike?
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Postby Vecchiolarry » September 30th, 2013, 9:07 am

Hi Moira,

Two favourites of mine - I think Kelsey Grammar is one of the finest actors in America; although his personal life is a shambles!!

Curt Jergens was apersonal friend of my grandmother and me. He was a great gentleman and had a beautiful voice.
The only time Nell ever visited Germany with me (she hated Germans) was when we visited Curt in Berlin in the 50's to see him in a play there.
He was Bavarian but became an Austrian after WWII....
Nell and I were also friends with his wife Judith; but he later married Eva Bartok, which didn't last long and turned out badly.
He was a charmer and the ladies all loved him!! Merle Oberon was ga-ga over him...

My choice for this thread are:
Richard Chamberlain and James Franciscus....

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Postby stuart.uk » September 30th, 2013, 1:46 pm

Dirk Bogarde-Cliff Richard
Charlie Chaplin-Tommy Steele
Phil Silvers-Eric Morcambe
Harrison Ford-Nick Faldo
Renée Zellweger and tv presenter Penny Smith, both Bridget Jones types
Olivia De Havilland and Carry On actress Hattie Jacques
Gordon Jackson-Glenn Close
Charles Laughton-Stephen Fry

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Re: Separated at Birth?

Postby ChiO » September 30th, 2013, 8:32 pm

OK, I'll admit it -- when I saw the photo of Curt Jurgens, I thought it was Dick Cheney.

Fine actors, both.
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Postby moira finnie » October 1st, 2013, 10:56 am

ChiO wrote:OK, I'll admit it -- when I saw the photo of Curt Jurgens, I thought it was Dick Cheney.

Fine actors, both.

I suspect that Jurgens--who had quite a reputation as a bit of a bon vivant--had ethical standards that were considerably higher. I know he was a better actor.
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Postby movieman1957 » October 1st, 2013, 11:09 am

stuart.uk wrote:Charles Laughton-Stephen Fry


I don't think I'd go that far. Fry is much too tall and back in his "Fry and Laurie" days he'd be too thin. I wonder if Laughton could have hoped to be as funny.
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Postby stuart.uk » October 1st, 2013, 11:58 am

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I was thinking of the more mature heavier Stephen Fry. I'll try and find a link

http://youtu.be/f_Icu7fn_XA

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Postby moira finnie » October 1st, 2013, 12:22 pm

I am intrigued by your comparison of Gordon Jackson and Glenn Close, Stuart. I think I see what you mean when I think of their coloring and jawlines. It is most amusing to think of such different actors looking alike. :wink:
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Postby movieman1957 » October 1st, 2013, 1:26 pm

Stuart:

No doubt. I recently watched Fry's show where he travels through America in his London taxi. (He thought it would be a good idea since he was almost born in New Jersey.) Certainly heavier than the early days but still as funny.
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Postby Professional Tourist » October 1st, 2013, 2:46 pm

I see quite a resemblance between AM and Deborah Kerr, always have, maybe due to their common scottish heritage:

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Postby RedRiver » October 6th, 2013, 2:38 pm

Charlton Heston and Bradford Dillman
Richard Long and Gig Young
Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, but that's different!

There's a character actor who looks a lot like George Raft, but I can never remember his name. He's in practically everything, often plays policemen. Never the main character. I just can't name the man.

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Postby RedRiver » October 7th, 2013, 12:03 pm

And of course, there's Tyrone Power and Larry Fine. I flat-out can't tell them apart!

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Postby moira finnie » October 8th, 2013, 7:11 am

I can readily see Richard Long and Gig Young's similarities. I always thought that Deborah Kerr looked very much like Beatrice Campbell, another Scottish beauty:
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Postby CineMaven » October 8th, 2013, 8:57 am

RedRiver wrote:And of course, there's Tyrone Power and Larry Fine. I flat-out can't tell them apart!

You are a nut!

There's a character actor who looks a lot like George Raft, but I can never remember his name. He's in practically everything, often plays policemen. Never the main character. I just can't name the man.

Now here, I know exactly the actor that you mean. I can see his face but can't think of one film he's in. I see him, Red.

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Re: Separated at Birth?

Postby RedRiver » October 8th, 2013, 12:36 pm

I can see his face but can't think of one film he's in. I see him, Red.

This is infuriating! I'm not even thinking of Robert Shayne, the inspector in the Superman show. He is very much the same type. Even looks a little like the other two actors. But that's not who I'm thinking of.


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