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Eddie Hodges (b. 1947)

Then:
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Advise and Consent.

Now:
Mental-health counselor; diplomate in clinical hypnosis.

FYI:

  • Per a 2003 email from Mr. Hodges: "Both of my children are married and I have two wonderful grandchildren. I am [a] convert to the Catholic Church and live modestly in the country the way I have always wanted. I still write songs and am currently working on an autobiography and a novel. I keep in touch with a few friends from the business."
  • Left Hollywood following stint in U.S. Army in late 1960s.
  • Holds a bachelor's degree in psychology; a master's in counseling.
  • Appeared in the 1968 Elvis movie, Live a Little, Love a Little.
  • Charted in the early 1960s with four singles, including 1961's "I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door."
  • Worked as a songwriter, producer, music publisher and studio musician. Appeared on bills with likes of the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan and Chuck Berry.
  • Crooned the Academy Award-nominated song "High Hopes" with Frank Sinatra in 1959's A Hole in the Head.
  • Made his stage debut at age 10 in 1957 as Broadway's original Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man. The role was played in the 1962 film by Ron Howard.

    Links:

  • Meeker Museum: Eddie Hodges
  • Hollywood Teen Movies: Eddie Hodges Interview
  • IMDB.com credits


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