By Robert Hinkle,George Stevens,Mike Farris
“Do you're thinking that you may educate Rock Hudson to speak such as you do?”
The query got here from famed Hollywood director George Stevens, and an affirmative solution propelled Bob Hinkle right into a fifty-year occupation in Hollywood as a speech trainer, actor, manufacturer, director, and pal to the celebs. alongside the way in which, Hinkle helped Rock Hudson, Dennis Hopper, Carroll Baker, and Mercedes McCambridge speak like Texans for the 1956 epic movie Giant. He additionally helped create the nature Jett Rink with James Dean, who grew to become a ally, and he consoled Elizabeth Taylor in my view while Dean used to be killed in a sad automobile coincidence sooner than the movie was once released.
A few years later, Paul Newman requested Hinkle to do for him what he’d performed for James Dean. the outcome was once Newman’s robust portrayal of a Texas no-good within the Academy Award–winning movie Hud (1963). Hinkle could—and did—stop through the LBJ Ranch to replace pleasantries with the president of the USA. He did likewise with Elvis Presley at Graceland. stable buddies with Robert Wagner, Hinkle even taught Wagner’s spouse Natalie wooden how one can throw a rope. He seemed in different tv sequence, together with Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Dragnet, and Walker, Texas Ranger. On a handshake, he labored as state tune legend Marty Robbins’s supervisor, and he helped Evel Knievel upward thrust to fame.
From his beginning in Brownfield, Texas, to a relatives so negative “they may well purely find the money for a tumbleweed as a pet,” Hinkle went directly to achieve acclaim in Hollywood. via all of it, he remained the salty, down-to-earth former rodeo cowboy from West Texas who may perhaps speak his approach into—or out of—most any state of affairs. greater than 40 pictures, together with infrequent behind-the-scenes glimpses of the celebrities Hinkle met and befriended alongside the best way, supplement this rousing, never-dull memoir.
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