Uncapie Wishes Fair Sailing To SEVENTH VOYAGE Sinbad Kerwin Matthews
Published at: July 10, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST by merrick
Kerwin Matthews who battled such creatures as evil giants and mythical monsters on the silver screen, passed away at the age of 81.
Born on January 8, 1926, Mr. Matthews got his first major break in an episode of the tv show, "Space Patrol" which led to roles on "Playhouse 90" and "The Ford Playhouse Theater."
His talents led him to co-star in such feature films as the underated , "Five Against the House" and "Tarawa Beachead," but it was "The Seventh Voyage Of Sinbad" that we all remember him from as Sinbad battling such monsters as the Roc, the cyclops and the living skeleton all in DYNAMATION!
We were introduced to him on a Saturday matinées or local television channel that we all went along with his adventures to the "Land Beyond Beyond" in such films as "Jack the Giant Killer," "The Three Worlds Of Gulliver" and a personal guilty pleasure favorite, "Battle Beneath the Earth."
Though he did portray solid roles in "The Devil At Four O'Clock" and "Man On a String," he did his best in such films as "Octaman" and "The Boy Who Cried Werewolf" because he enjoyed acting.
He retired from movies in the late seventies and opened a clothing store in the San Francisco Bay area because it was time for a change. On acting, he had no regrets and enjoyed every minute of it.
He was every boy's hero who went on adventures, defeated monsters and always got the girl. He inspired us all and will always be remembered for influencing generations past, present and yet to come with his on screen persona.
Thank you, Mr. Matthews for your work. Rest well.