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The deceased older lead and the recently deceased younger co-lead had an unusual competition on this adventure show with science fiction and horror overtones which was produced by this extremely successful movie and TV mogul.
They would compete to sleep with whatever young actors came on set either as guest stars, regulars, extras, or crew.
Neither man identified as homosexual although there were rumors about the older actor earlier in his career.
This was on the down low.
Strangely enough, they never had any desire to sleep with each other.
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
David Hedison, ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ Actor, Dies at 92
David Hedison, who starred as Captain Lee Crane on the 1960s ABC submarine series Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, died Thursday in Los Angeles, a family spokesperson announced. He was 92.
The handsome actor also portrayed scientist André Delambre, who got turned into an insect in The Fly (1958) long before Jeff Goldblum ever did, and he played CIA operative Felix Leiter in the James Bond films Live and Let Die (1973) and Licence to Kill (1989).- Source
Actor Richard Basehart dead at 70
HOLLYWOOD — Actor Richard Basehart, who narrated the movie ‘Moby Dick’ and the poem that accompanied the dousing of the flame at the closing ceremonies of the 1984 Olympics has died following a series of strokes. He was 70.
Basehart, who also starred as Admiral Nelson in the ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’ TV series, died Monday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, attorney Bruce Stiglitz announced Tuesda.- Source