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November 25, 1935 - September 14, 2016 James Westmoreland, an actor who starred on soap operas during the 1970s and '80s, died Sept. 14, 2016 in Palm Desert, California, according to multiple news sources. He was 80. Jim resided in La Quinta, California, for 8 years, and prior approximately for 35-40 years in Los Angeles, California. Other significant, Kathryn Kipper. Westmoreland, who also went by the stage name Rad Fulton, had recurring roles on "The Monroes" (1966-67), "General Hospital" (1972), and "The Young and the Restless" (1982). He was born Nov. 25, 1935, in Dearborn, Michigan. According to the biography page on his official website, Westmoreland went to New York City after graduating high school. After doing modeling work there, he moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career. During the 1950s, agent Henry Willson, represented Westmoreland, gave him the name Rad Fulton. Westmoreland appeared in films and television shows including "Marjorie Morningstar," "No Time for Sergeants," "High School Confidential," and "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis," "The Last Sunset" film with Kirk Douglas and Rock Hudson, Juliet Mills and Rad Fulton film "No My Darling Daughter," location England. Many other various television shows, "The New Mike Hammer," "T.J. Hooker," and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," among others¿ Jim co-starred on the Western series "The Monroes" after taking back his given name; Barbara Hershey, actress, co-starred, at this time. He was briefly married to actress Kim Darby in 1970. By 2010, Westmoreland had retired from acting, and continued 'Writing', 'Golfing', etc. Westmoreland credited actor Steve Cochran with helping to launch his film career. Cochran "was like an older brother to me. He guided and encouraged me, and he always made sure to thank me and to tell me that I was doing a good job," Westmoreland wrote on his website in a section titled "The Rad Fulton Story." "Steve and I would frequently have dinner together and he introduced me to a lot of important industry people, as he wanted to help me build my career. ¿ I wanted to be just like him. Steve could play any kind of part, and he was a real Man's Man. In fact, he spoke several different languages. A classy guy, and the girls followed him around like he was The Pied Piper." Ergo, not unlike "The Pied Piper," girls and all fans following Jim Westmoreland! A good man, Jim. Handsome, respectful, integrity, intelligent, helpful, charming, and humility: "He is tall / walks tall / no nonsense type of guy / talks the walk / walks the talk / he said what he meant / he meant what he says, if he needs you / he's always there behind you¿" Standing! A Star / Celebrity / excellent actor / known / aka as well known "Rad Fulton," apropos to: humility compassions¿ obsession perfection / obsession finishing albeit repair-fixer-ups / problem-solver-endeavors / etc. i.e. advocacy¿ 'be that way' / 'facts on the ground' / God-spiritual mankind¿ "Onward Christians Soldiers." "Renaissance Man" you are: "James Westmoreland" jbc
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2016
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