Logan Ramsey (Logan Carlisle Ramsey)

Logan Ramsey

Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Jr. (March 21, 1921 – June 26, 2000) was an American character actor of television and film for nearly 50 years. Largely a TV actor, he appeared on, among others: The Edge of Night, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, M*A*S*H, Charlie’s Angels, Quincy, M.E., Mork & Mindy, Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider and Night Court. His film roles included appearances in Banning (1967), the Monkees film Head (1968), Childish Things (1969), The Reivers (1969), The Traveling Executioner (1970), What’s the Matter with Helen? (1971), Jump (1971), John Witter in the original Walking Tall film trilogy, Busting (1974), Cornbread, Earl and Me (1975), Treasure of Matecumbe (1976), Mean Dog Blues (1978), Any Which Way You Can (1980, as the husband of his real wife Anne Ramsey), The Beast Within (1982), Joysticks (1983), and Pass the Ammo (1988). Ramsey was born in Long Beach, California, the son of Harriet Lillian (née Kilmartin) and Captain Logan Carlisle Ramsey, Sr., USN, a Naval Aviator who famously raised the alarm during the attack on Pearl Harbor and later became the captain of the aircraft carrier USS Block Island (CVE-21). The junior Ramsey served as a Naval Aviator aboard the sunken Block Island’s namesake carrier, USS Block Island (CVE-106). During down time, Ensign Ramsey would participate in “smokers” (entertainment programs) aboard ship. After the war he moved to New York City and studied acting under famous acting coach Lee Strasberg. He was married to actress Anne Ramsey from 1954 until her death in 1988. In 2000, Ramsey died from a heart attack in Los Angeles, California.

Born

  • March, 21, 1921
  • USA
  • Long Beach, California

Died

  • June, 26, 2000
  • USA
  • Los Angeles, California

Cause of Death

  • heart attack

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