Really sad to hear about the death of John Saxon, who excelled in so many classic films, from A Star Is Born to A Nightmare on Elm Street and also many of my favourites; Curtis Harrington's Queen of Blood, Dario Argento's Tenebrae' and Bruce Lee's  Enter the Dragon.

However I hadn't realised that his TV appearances led to his likeness being used in the first toy I asked Santa for, circa 1979, Maskatron:

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John Saxon also made many appearances in my many of my staple childhood TV programs, The A-Team , Hardcastle and McCormick, Scarecrow and Mrs. King and in this case The Six Million Dollar Man.

Quentin Tarantino must surely have heard his backstory when making From Dusk till Dawn with him, because his characters bears so many parallels with Rick Dalton in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.