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For those who wish to make a memorial donation in Rick's name, address your correspondence and donation to:

The Motion Picture & Television Fund Foundation,
Attn: Dir. of Devlopment
22212 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills CA 91364

This M.P.T.F.F. supports the activities of  the Motion Picture and TV hospital and retirement home. This magnificent organization  also  provides services and assistance to the families of  performers and technicians who have entertained us for years. 

A photo tribute to Rick Jason
Photo collage by "Sarge Ginnette"

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Slideshow of Rick (requires RealPlayer to view; a Free download of RealPlayer is available from the RealPlayer.com site)

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Past appearances:
  • David Strauss show on KTRS in St. Louis in September, 2000.
  • Oct-06 thru Oct-09-2000 RECON 2000 in Las Vegas
  • Oct-07-2000  Borders (Decatur store) Las Vegas, NV.

Scrapbooks of my Mind :
A Hollywood Autobiography
by Rick Jason
ISBN 0-9701624-0-5

6x9 inches
320 pgs with index
70 b&w photos
Click here for larger view of cover

Rick Jason enjoyed a career in film and television that spanned five decades. Best known for his role as Lieutenant Hanley on the classic WWII TV series, Combat!, Rick has starred in dozens of films as a contract player with Columbia and 20th Century Fox in the heydey of the Hollywood studios.

Rick Jason takes a witty and frank look at his life in "Scrapbooks of My Mind." He starts with his youth in Manhattan, growing up in  Depression-era New York and dealing with anti-Semitism. He takes you through his time in the Army in WWII, where he narrowly escaped spending the rest of his life imprisoned at Ft. Leavenworth. From Broadway in the '40s to Hollywood in the '50s, Rick's journey brought him into contact with the stars of the entertainment world: Orson Welles, Jayne Mansfield, Joan Collins, Hume Cronyn, Linda Darnell, Ricardo Montalban, Charles Bronson, and more! The book covers his time starring on the television series The Case of the Dangerous Robin and Combat! and brings him up to the present, as he looks forward to more adventures.

The book captures the spirit of this man and his taste for life, as he even shares his favorite recipes with his readers, along with a keen insight into the choices that have shaped his career and his life.


"I first met Rick Jason when he was introducing karate to series television, though he is best known for his role in the long-running and excellent "Combat!" But he has done it all, from stock to stage to screens large and small. Off camera he is a terrific chef, world traveler, busines entrepreneur, and happy man. He lives a colorful life, and tells it very well."

— Charles Champlin, retired Los Angeles Times arts editor and critic



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