Tommy Kirk

Remembering Disney Legend Tommy Kirk

Tommy Kirk, the beloved and iconic star of such Disney family favorites from the 1950s and 1960s as Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, Swiss Family Robinson, and The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, passed away at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, September 28, at the age of 79. Kirk was named a Disney …

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Tommy Kirk

Remembering Disney Legend Tommy Kirk

Tommy Kirk, the beloved and iconic star of such Disney family favorites from the 1950s and 1960s as Old Yeller, The Shaggy Dog, Swiss Family Robinson, and The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, passed away at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, September 28, at the age of 79. Kirk was named a Disney …

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Tommy Kirk

Tommy Kirk

Tommy fondly remembers Walt Disney, and recalls once bumping into him at a Beverly Hills hotel. “He was with Hedda Hopper, the legendary columnist. He put his arm around me, and he said, ‘This is my good-luck piece here,’ to Hedda Hopper. I never forgot that. That’s the nicest compliment he ever gave me.”

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two production stills from the movie Son of Flubber showing star Fred MacMurray and actor Ken Murray

Fred MacMurray Flies Again in Walt Disney’s Son of Flubber

Down through the years, as mankind has emerged from the dark ages, there have been turning points and inspirational milestones. And we remember the great names of science: Newton and the law of gravity; Watt and the steam engine; Edison and the electric light… and Brainard and flubber!

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The Misadventures of Merlin Jones is Released

Do you know what I’m thinking? If you were Merlin Jones, you would! That’s because the scientific genius from Medvale College invented a device that can read minds in The Misadventures of Merlin Jones, which was released on this day in 1964. Starring Disney Legends Tommy Kirk as Merlin and Annette Funicello as his girlfriend …

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