Horror History: Robert Clarke

robertclarkeRobert Clarke
Born June 1st, 1920 – Died June 11th, 2005

Robert Clarke was one of those actors who was in countless films, but for some reason, very few remember him. He made a career out of acting, but sometimes that might just have been playing a guy in the background or walking through the shot. Other times he had bigger roles, working along side some of the greatest names in Hollywood, like Frederic March and John Wayne. In the horror genre, he worked with pretty much all of the greats, like Karloff, Chaney Jr., Carradine, and more. But unfortunately, for some reason, his name is just not that well known. So let’s change that.

Though he made quite a few westerns, Clarke is probably remember more from cult horror/sci-fi fans because of the few genre pics that he did back in the ’50s, such as The Man From Planet X (1951) and The Hideous Sun Demon, which Clarke also co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed as well as playing the title character! So while he may be the epitome of a B-Movie actor, it is for that reason that he is still remembered by cult fans to this day. So let us keep his memory alive!

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