Friday, October 4, 2013

Jay Robinson : RIP

Sad news for PEPLUM fans as Jay Robinson died last Friday, on September 27. He was 83 years old. Robinson played Caligula first in THE ROBE (below, with Jean Simmons) and the sequel DEMETRIUS AND THE GLADIATORS (above). He also starred in the Bette Davis vehicle THE VIRGIN QUEEN. Those were his first three films but then he ended doing mostly TV roles, including a famous one on STAR TREK where he played a Troyian alien.

Jay co-starred along with Joan Collins and Richard Todd in THE VIRGIN QUEEN (1955)


Steven Lester said...

He was always my favorite mad villain. To my mind he was Caligula against which all other portrayals are judged. Wasn't he the ambassador to the Goyan who Kirk beat into obedience much like in Kiss Me Kate?

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