The 2018 Memphis Film Festival will be paying tribute to the great TV shows and movies of the past. To fit that theme, we have invited guests who have direct connections to those wonderful programs!
Additional guests will be added as they are confirmed.
All guests appear on the condition of their availability.
Robert Fuller is well-known for his roles on "Laramie", "Wagon Train" and "Emergency". He was a popular guest at the 2017 festival especially with his "Fuller Fandom" group in attendance. He is always a great guest at the Memphis Film Festival and we are looking forward to seeing him again. (See clip to the left)
Robert Fuller's first small role was as an extra in the 1952 film “Above and Beyond”. This part led to much extra work on many projects, one of which was in “I Love Melvin”. In 1953, he again had another minor part in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, which starred Marilyn Monroe, but Fuller's career was put on hold for service in the United States Army. He did a tour of duty in Korea and returned to the United States in 1955. Though he considered giving up on acting, Fuller, at the suggestion of his best friend, Chuck Courtney, attended Richard Boone's acting classes. Fuller's first speaking role was in “Friendly Persuasion” , where he worked with his future "Laramie" co-star John Smith and another close friend, Doug McClure.
Robert was offered an opportunity to co-star opposite Academy Award-winner Ray Milland, in the CBS detective series, “Markham”. However, Fuller quickly turned down the role because he wanted to be in westerns. He was second choice for the role of Lorne Greene's youngest cocky, impish son, Little Joe Cartwright on NBC's “Bonanza”, but he lost the role to another young, unfamiliar actor Michael Landon. About this same time, Fuller landed the co-starring role of Jess Harper on “Laramie” as Fuller was cast opposite another of his best friends, John Smith.
For more information on Robert click: ( http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0298333/)