Glenn Corbett, an American actor, is best known for his roles as Pat Garrett (1970) and Jason Aldrich (1976-1979), as well as other notable roles he landed during his 30-year acting career. He died in 1993, too early.
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Glenn Edwin Rothenburg was born under the Leo to sign in El Monte (California USA) on 17 August 1933. He was the son of John Warren Rothenburg and Sarah Bell. After serving as a Seabee in the US Navy, he attended Ventura College for a short time before enrolling at Occidental College.
He met Judy while there and began auditioning for roles in theater productions on campus. This inspired him to take up acting as a profession.
Although there weren’t many things that could have predicted Glenn’s success in acting, he was soon spotted by a talent agency and signed a contract with Columbia Pictures.
It was only a matter of time before he became a well-known actor. In 1959, he made his acting debut with the role of Det. Sgt. Charlie Bancroft, a detective in “The Crimson Kimono,” starred him with Victoria Shaw and James Shigeta.
His next role was that of Collins in “The Mountain Road”, a war film (1960), in it he co-starred with Lisa Lu and James Stewart. In 1961, he was the leading actor in “Homicidal”, a horror-mystery-mystery film.
Individual Life, Marriage, Children, Causes of Death
Glenn was married twice. His first wife was Judith Z. Daniels – they were married from 1957 to 1973. They had two children: Jason Corbett (born in 1960) and Jocelyn Corbett (born in 1961).
Kathryn Lea Glisson was Glenn’s second wife, but they were only married for a few short months from August to October 1977.
After losing his battle against lung cancer, Glenn Corbett died in San Antonio, Texas USA on 16 January 1993.
His diagnosis was made at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. However, he could not be treated. He was 59 years old at the time of his passing and was buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery San Antonio.
Glenn Corbett’s net worth was close to $1million at the time of his passing. This was due to his long and successful acting career that spanned over 30 years. He has also made more than 60 TV and film appearances which all contributed to his wealth.
Hobbies and Trivia
Glenn worked as a model before he became an actor. He also posed for magazines about physiques in the 1950s. Glenn collaborated with Robert Henry Mizer who founded the Athletic Model Guild.