Michael Blodgett

Michael Blodgett
1940 - 2007

Michael Blodgett  American Actor


Who is he dating right now?

Rest in peace.


Michael Blodgett was previously married to Meredith Baxter (1995 - 2000), Lanetta Wahlgren (1984 - 1995), Sandra Kirchner (1961 - 1977) and Lynn Hammerlund (1957 - 1960).


American Actor Michael Blodgett was born on 1st January, 1940 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and passed away on 14th Nov 2007 Los Angeles, California, USA aged 67. He is most remembered for The Velvet Vampire. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Michael Blodgett was in an on-screen matchup with Davey Davison in Bonanza (1959).

Michael Blodgett is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American screenwriters.


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Relationship Statistics

Married4 17 years 9 years, 9 months 4 years
Total4 17 years 9 years, 9 months 4 years


First Name Michael
Last Name Blodgett
Full Name at Birth Michael Blodgett
Alternative Name Blodg
Age 67 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st January, 1940
Birthplace Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Died 14th November, 2007
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Velvet Vampire
Year(s) Active 1963-1988, 1963–1988

Michael Blodgett (September 26, 1939 – November 14, 2007) was an American actor, novelist, and screenwriter.
Of his many film and television appearances he is best known for his performance as gigolo Lance Rocke in Russ Meyer's 1970 cult classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. He retired from acting in the late 1970s and began a writing career.

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Michael Blodgett67 CapricornActor
Meredith Baxter74 GeminiActress
Lanetta Wahlgren-Relative
Sandra Kirchner-Relative
Lynn Hammerlund-Relative


Hero and the Terror1988Movie
Disco Fever1978Tommy AspenMovie
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl1976King Alex X of TourembourgTV Show
The Krofft Supershow1976King Alex X of Tourembourg (segment: Electra Woman and Dyna Girl)TV Show
Barbary Coast1975Lt. WhitingTV Show
Isis1975SamTV Show
The Ultimate Thrill1974Tom MooreMovie
Barnaby Jones1973KirkTV Show
The Carey Treatment1972Roger HudsonMovie
The Velvet Vampire1971Lee RitterMovie
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls1970Lance RockeMovie
There Was a Crooked Man...1970Coy CavendishMovie
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969Vince KolskiTV Show
Night Gallery1969John Michael Fearing (segment "The Dead Man")TV Show
To Rome with Love1969Hank MartinTV Show
Catalina Caper1967Bob Draper (as Mike Blodgett)Movie
The Trip1967LoverMovie
Ironside1967Matthew RobertsTV Show
40 Guns to Apache Pass1966MikeMovie
Meet Me in St. Louis1966John TruittTV Movie
Family Affair1966Mike WestTV Show
Man in the Square Suit1966Gary YoungTV Movie
A Swingin' Summer1965Beach Boy Dancer (as Mike Blodgett)Movie
Never Too Young1965TadTV Show
Daniel Boone1964Sam LinnTV Show
Karen1964Joe SlaterTV Show
The Munsters1964JimTV Show
Take Her, She's Mine1963Amherst Leader (uncredited)Movie
Kraft Suspense Theatre1963Dancer with red shirtTV Show
McHale's Navy1962Boy On Park BenchTV Show
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962Dancer (Apollo), The Watusi DancerTV Show
Bonanza1959Billy SlaterTV Show
This Is the Life1952GaryTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (15)

belindaJun 6, 2013

I believe he married Kam Nelson, she was a dancer (the only one) on the Sam Riddle Show. Michael Blodgett and she met and they got married.

Lanetta WahlgrenMay 17, 2011

Lanetta was close to Mario Puzo's wife and Family. Why be so mean spirited and lie. It serves no purpose. Truth comes out. No liars wanted!

bobbyNov 13, 2009

i just bought the dvd beyond the valley of the dolls. i[m a big fan of michael, i also love his books.what a great guy i`m glad that we can enjoy his work and his image.

Mel B BruceApr 17, 2009

I shot the video Fire Engine sky for Michael Blogget . I remember the picture of the Cadillac and girls that you referred to. I was wondering if i could get a copy of the video.

Jayson MoncibaisApr 4, 2009

I have information about the video for Fire Engine Sky . Ask you father in law if he remembers Mike standing by a car on Sunset surrounded by girls while wearing a handlebar moustache.

Sharon BruceFeb 26, 2009

Hello, My father in law and I are talking tonight and he was reminiscing about this movie he made a while back for Micheal Blodgett. It was a video for Fire Engine Sky which Micheal played on his show back in 1965. This is very difficult to find online and he has not seen the movie/video since he shot it and it aired on TV. We would love to have any info that you could send our way about it. Thank You and Mel says that Micheal was a great guy!

Lucette BlodgettFeb 24, 2009

To everyone who enjoys commenting on this board, please do everyone a favor and keep the posts in good spirits. The negative comments about my mother and father are inappropriate and immature. Please keep in mind the people that you write about all cared very much for someone who is no longer here. I would deeply appreciate it if you used this space only to speak positively about my father. If you have something unkind to say, keep it to yourself. Thank you very much for understanding.

jamierFeb 2, 2009

The twice divorced Lanetta Wahlgren was definitely not a goddaughter of Mario Puzo. I knew her durning this time. She met Mr. Puzo from a want ad briefly dated him and then worked as a partime assistant/driver for him and his longtime companion Carol when they visited L.A. Durning the 1970`s Michael Blodgett dated around and also lived with someone mentioned in an earlier post in one of the canyons. Ms. Wahlgren was very determined and although not love at first sight from where he was standing Ms. Wahlgrens persistence paid off when Mr. Blodgett became interested in persuing a writing career and Ms. Wahlgren did introduce him to Mr. Puzo. He took it from there. Employment claims can easily be checked and Ms. Wahlgreen was also not a co writer on Mr. Blodgett`s screenplays or books.

cindy barriosJan 12, 2009

to michael blodgett i have a picture of you and jackie wilson the singer that was taken back in the sixty at santa monica beach a show that you hosted,

cwMay 13, 2008

Lucette, thank-you for clearing up the facts about your father. I am also very sorry for your loss. I was hoping you would answer a few questions for me. The book, Captain Blood, is one of my all-time favorite novels. I would rank it up there with such classics as Lonesome Dove, I Am Legend and North Dallas Forty. On the cover of Captain Blood there was some very positive comments written by Mario Puzo. Would you or your mother know from what periodical did his entire review first appear in?(and the date). The Los Angeles Herald Examiner also gave the book a good review. Again, would you know the date of the newspaper review? I`d had read that your father was working on Captain Blood Part Two. Was that true? I had also heard that at one time the novel was going to be made into a film. Was there any truth to that rumor? Thank-you for your time,CW.

Lucette BlodgettApr 14, 2008

Michael Blodgett was married for the first time to Lyn Hammerlund. They had one daughter, Lauren. His second wife was Sandy Kirshner. They had one child, Heather. In 1971 he met and was with Lanetta Wahlgren from 1971 to 1994. They were married in 1985. They had one daughter, Lucette. Michael and Lanetta were together for 23 years. They married in1985 and divorced in 1994. He then married Meredith Baxter Bush Birney for several years. They divorced and Michael remained single for remaining of his life. Michael`s longest relationship was with Lanetta Wahlgren, the Goddaughter of Mario Puzo. I know this to be true because I am their Daughter. He wrote 3 novels during his relationship with Lanetta and yes, they were dedicated to her. He also wrote screenplays with Dennis Shryack, and Lanetta Wahlgren. I do not know who wrote my Mother, Lanetta was married to My Father, Michael for 23 years. Yes, they were together during this time, the most creative part of his career.

cwFeb 1, 2008

Michael Blodgett seemed like quite an interesting character. I had heard that in the mid 70`s he lived with former Playboy playmate, Cynthia Meyers. She said that it ended with Blodgett in 1977. Another source reported that he was dating Ronald Reagan`s daughter Patti Davis in the early 80`s. During that period(1976-86) he wrote three novels. All of them were dedicated to Lanetta. Someone should write a book about this guy. His first novel, Captain Blood, is a masterpiece. Quentin Tarantino could make this into a sensational movie.

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