Name: Allan Victor HOLBROOK II
Birth: 6 FEB 1921
Death: SEP 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Residence: 1961 Scottsdale, Arizona
Residence: 1966 Ben Lomand, California
Residence: 1967 Salt Lake City, Utah
Residence: 1967 San Rafael, California
Residence: 1971 Oceanside, California
Residence: 1974 Salt Lake City, Utah
Vic started his career as a swimmer about the same time as Esther Williams. He hung around at Muscle Beach in Venice, California. Through the contacts he made there he became a wrestler. Vic was known as the "California Giant" in wrestling. He was 6'6" tall and had the body to match. Vic quit wrestling in 1956, when wrestling changed and they told him who was suppose to win the match - he quit.
Written in the Fresno Bee by Ed Orman on Friday, 1-21-1944:
Vic Holbrook, the lanky, cleancut wrestler out of Los Angeles, is a former USC footballer...
He is a cousin of Ernie Holbrook, SC basketball coach until his entry into the army this week...
Vic was recently discharged from the army because of trouble with his eyes....
Vic also appeared in several movies. In 1946, Vic appeared in two movies. One being the movie "Bedlam". This movie starred Boris Karloff, Jason Robards, and Anna Lee. Vic played the character of "Tom" a man who helps the actress escape from the insane asylum. Plot: In the London of 1791 a popular diversion of the upper-classes is to go to Bedlam asylum to look at the imprisoned lunatics. When young actress Nell Bowen sees the brutal way the lunatics are treated she tries to stand up and reform the system, but instead her patron Lord Mortimer and George Sims, the master of the asylum, conspire to have her committed.
The second movie was Lone Star Moonlight in which Victor plays "Bruiser". This movie was called an action musical and featured "The Hoosier Hot Shots" singing group. The star of this movie was Ken Curtis who later plays "Festus" on Gunsmoke. Plot: Curt (Ken Curtis) has returned from the Army ready to put a TV Station in his hometown. Needless to say the bad guy in the picture has the same idea and has eyes on Curt's girl. Will the auction (what auction you may ask) save the dream of a TV station? And what about Mimi (she says she's Curt's wife) And how do the Hot Shots stall the crowd until the station, can be saved?
Vic was married 3 or 4 times. He was known to have been a bit of a ladies man.
Father: Allan Victor HOLBROOK b: ABT. 1885 in the Atlantic Ocean
Mother: Bernadetta Rosalia CHORENGEL b: 22 AUG 1888 in 3853 Emerald Ave., Chicago, Illinois
Bonnie ? b: in Tracey, California
BET. 1945 - 1949
- Living HOLBROOK
- Living HOLBROOK