???Manuel Padilla, Jr.??? from Tarzan TV series?

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Jim Beaver

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Jan 31, 2008, 11:43:54 AM1/31/08
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Someone posted a MySpace bulletin that Manuel Padilla Jr., who played the
boy Jai on the 1960s TV series TARZAN and who had a role in AMERICAN
GRAFFITI, has died at 51. I cannot find anything in any news outlet about
this. Anyone have anything on their radar screens?

Jim Beaver

MWB

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Jan 31, 2008, 2:46:13 PM1/31/08
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http://www.americangraffiti.net/

I Googled him to refresh my memory and I found this.


Mark


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MWB

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Jan 31, 2008, 4:34:58 PM1/31/08
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"A" <aa...@hot.net> wrote in message
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> x-no-archive: yes
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> "MWB" <bic...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>> http://www.americangraffiti.net/
>>
>> I Googled him to refresh my memory and I found this.
>
> "When I graduate, I'm gonna be a Wolfman."
>
> Love that line!
> So many great ones in that great movie.
>
> Examples:
>
> "Maybe it was the goat killer."
> --Terry 'Toad' Fields (Charles Martin Smith) to 'Debbie' (Candy
> Clark), looking for the car
>
> "It's ok. I'll die and it'll all be over."
> --Terry 'Toad' Fields (Smith), to 'John Milner' (Paul LeMat) after
> getting beat up.
>
>
> "Joe College strikes out."
> --'Peg' (Kathleen Quinlan) to 'Steve Bolander' (Ron Howard), at
> the dance.
>
>
>
> Padilla seems to be the 5th actor in that (1973) film to die:
>
> 1. Scott Beach (Mr. Gordon), 65, Feb. 13, 1996
> 2. Jim Bohan (Officer Holstein) , 52, died exactly 10 years to
> the day earlier, Jan. 29, 1998
> 3. Debralee Scott, 52 (Bob Falfa's girl), Apr. 5, 2005
> 4. Johnny Weissmuller, Jr. (Badass #1), 65, Jul. 27, 2006
>
>

Wolfman Jack July 1, 1995


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R H Draney

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Jan 31, 2008, 8:41:09 PM1/31/08
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A filted:

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>"MWB" <bic...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>> Wolfman Jack July 1, 1995
>
> I forgot to add him. Mea culpa.
> R.I.P., Wolfman.

Real name Bob Smith...another famous Bob Smith of the 1950s died just over three
years later, on July 30, 1998....r


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Jim Beaver

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Feb 1, 2008, 2:56:01 AM2/1/08
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"Jim Beaver" <jumb...@prodigy.spam> wrote in message
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Following up: This news was originally posted on Paul Le Mat's MySpace page
http://www.myspace.com/paullemat ). Le Mat and Padilla worked together in
AMERICAN GRAFFITI. What Le Mat ostensibly wrote was: "I'm very sadden by
the the loss of a wonderful friend in Manuel Padilla, Jr., who was in
American Graffiti & many other movies & TV shows. He will be missed by all
of us. R.I.P. my friend."

Jim Beaver

Ted

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Feb 1, 2008, 10:34:47 AM2/1/08
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Jim,

There's a tribute to Mr. Padilla on a Petaluma site dedicated to
American Graffiti. http://www.americangraffiti.net/

It says he passed on January 29, 2008.

T

joetu...@msn.com

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Feb 7, 2008, 9:17:55 PM2/7/08
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Manuel is my cousin, he passed away on 1/29/2008. His services were
today in Burbank, CA and he has entered eternity. He is loved by his
two parents, one brother, four children and many other family and
friends. Manuel was best remembered for his role in the Tarzan
series; however, he was in many other movies such as American Graffiti
and Scarface to name a few.

Caesar Arias

La N

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Feb 7, 2008, 10:08:57 PM2/7/08
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Caesar Arias

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Well, I hope you're right and not just funnin' us, like a lot of trolls are
wont to do.

Anyway, I remember the cutie Manuel from Tarzan. RIP.

- nilita


MDB1...@hotmail.com

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Feb 8, 2008, 2:31:57 AM2/8/08
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That's sad. I remember the 'Tarzan' series, starring Ron Ely, from my
childhood.
If memory serves me right, didn't Manuel also have a recurring role on
Sally Field's "Flying Nun" series, as the son or newphew of the casino
owner, Carlos (Alejandro Rey)?

CARL E

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