Jack Lord

An Acting Life


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About the Book

Before his rise to superstardom portraying Detective Steve McGarrett on the long-running police drama Hawaii Five-O, Jack Lord was already a dedicated and versatile actor on Broadway, in film and on television.
His range of roles included a Virginia gentleman planter in Colonial Williamsburg (The Story of a Patriot), CIA agent Felix Leiter in the first James Bond movie (Dr. No) and the title character in the cult classic rodeo TV series Stoney Burke. Lord’s career culminated in twelve seasons on Hawaii Five-O, where his creative control of the series left an indelible mark on every aspect of its production.
This book, the first to draw on Lord’s massive personal archive, gives a behind-the-scenes look into the life and work of a TV legend.

About the Author(s)

Sylvia D. Lynch is dean of the School of Education at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. She has published two books of western outlaw history and her short stories have appeared in a number of anthologies.

Bibliographic Details

Sylvia D. Lynch
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 229
Bibliographic Info: 38 photos, filmography, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6627-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3175-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Steve McGarrett Aside 1
One • A Good Irish Boy 7
Two • Motive, Method and Means 26
Three • The Road Rises Up 35
Four • Making History 57
Five • The Fate We Make for Ourselves 74
Six • Low Aim Is Crime 93
Seven • The Standard by Which All Others Are Measured 105
Eight • The Most Successful Flop in History 112
Nine • The Work Praises the Man 131
Ten • “I Am Home” 144
Eleven • Forgiving Poe 171
Twelve • An Indelible Mark 179
Filmography: Television and Film Roles 191
Chapter Notes 199
Bibliography 209
Index 213

Book Reviews & Awards

Finalist, Best Book Award—American Book Fest

“Recommended”—Against the Grain; “fills in the gaps and paints a rich, clear portrait of a gifted actor and an exceptional human being. Lynch offers a wealth of details about Lord’s life and career…. Readers will wind up with far greater admiration for, as well as knowledge of, this intense individual”—Pop Culture Classics.