Who is Roger Ewing and what is he doing now?
Roger Ewing was born in Los Angeles, California, USA on January 12, 1942 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds US citizenship. He is a former actor, who is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Clayton Thaddeus ‘Thad’ Greenwood in the western series “Gunsmoke”, which aired from 1955 to 1975 and starred James Arness, Milburn Stone and Amanda Blake. . The story follows Marshall Matt Dillon living in Dodge City, and the series won 15 awards and was nominated for 24 more, including four Golden Globes – Roger appeared in 30 episodes between October 2, 1965 and September 25, 1967.
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Rumors are circulating on the internet claiming that Roger is dead, as he kept himself away from media attention. After retiring from acting, he started working as a photographer before also retiring from photography, in the late 2000s – today Roger lives in Morro Bay, California and is active in local politics .
Early life and education
Roger was raised in Los Angeles alongside his many siblings, by their journalist father and nurse mother. He became interested in acting while attending a local high school, but remained focused on his education.
He was physically very active while in high school, as he played football for his school team and also played baseball and lacrosse.
After enrolling in 1960, Roger enrolled in college from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in theater in 1964, then focused on acting.
He made his first (uncredited) film appearance in 1964, when he portrayed Jackson in the war comedy film “Ensign Pulver”, written and directed by Joshua Logan and starring Robert Walker Jr., Burl Ives and Waiter Matthau – the film follows Ensign who finds himself on a tropical island with his captain after their ship is destroyed in a storm.
The same year, Roger made his television series debut, when he played the role of Marvin Grogan in the episode “The Girl Reporter” of the critically acclaimed family comedy fantasy series “Bewitched”, created by Sol Saks and starring Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York and Dick Sargent – the series won 13 awards and was nominated for 32 more including four Golden Globes during its run from 1964 to 1972. Roger appeared as Norman in the “Look Who’s a Sailor” episode of the comedy series “The Baileys of Balboa”. while he also starred in “The Christmas Show” and “The Green Couch” episodes of the comedy series “The Bing Crosby Show.”
In 1965 he was invited to play Private Swensholm, one of the main characters in the adventure war film “None But the Brave”, which was directed by famous musician Frank Sinatra who also starred in it – he follows a group of Marines who, after surviving a shipwreck during World War II, find themselves on an island occupied by a few Japanese soldiers.
Roger then appeared in the episode “The Calf Women” of the western series “Rawhide”, played Carter Case in the episode “Divorce: Mother-in-Law Style” of the comedy series “The Mothers-In-Law “, and was later cast as Donald Maxwell in the family western “Smith!” which starred Glenn Ford, Nancy Olson and Dean Jagger in 1969.
Two of Roger’s last roles before he decided to retire from acting were in the “Pioneer Pluck” episode of the western series “Death Valley Days” in which he played Frank Harris in 1970, and in the movie comic “Play It As It Lays”. which starred Tuesday Weld and Anthony Perkins in 1972.
The movie “Midnight Cowboy”
The director of the drama film “Midnight Cowboy” – John Schlesinger – wanted to cast Roger in the lead role after the two were introduced by actor, screenwriter and producer William Inge. John told the film’s producer, Jerome Hellman, about Roger, but after they met, Jerome decided Roger was not the right fit for the role, which ultimately went to Jon Voight.
‘Midnight Cowboy’ became a huge hit, winning 28 awards, including three Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium – it was also nominated for another 16 prizes.
Love life and woman
Roger is a fairly secretive man who doesn’t like to share details of his love life with the public, but it is known that he is unmarried and has no children. He met a girl shortly after quitting acting, and the two dated for many years – they were often seen walking hand-in-hand through the streets of Los Angeles by Roger fans. Roger asked her to marry him and they spent several months engaged before separating for unknown reasons.
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After this relationship ended, Roger became more focused on himself and his travels, and was never seen with a woman again.
Since September 2020, Roger has been living a single life in Morro Bay.
Hobbies and other interests
Roger has been interested in reading books since he was a teenager and has read over 1,000 to date, while his favorites are those based on real events.
He has spent much of his life traveling and working as a photographer, while today he prefers to stay at home and get involved in politics.
Roger likes to watch football and football matches on TV and is not interested in watching them live in stadiums.
He is an animal lover and has had several pet dogs.
Roger has his own favorite actor and actress, which are Elvis Presley and Meryl Streep, and some of his favorite movies are “Viva Las Vegas”, “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Bridges of Madison County” .
Net worth and height
Roger’s age is 78. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and he weighs around 180 pounds (81 kg).
As of September 2020, his net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.