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Dack Rambo

in the 1977 Wonder Woman episode, "Mind Stealers from Outer Space, Part II"
Born Norman Jay Rambo[1]
November 13, 1941(1941-11-13)
Earlimart, California, U.S.
Died March 21, 1994 (aged 52)
Delano, California, U.S.
Other name(s) Dack Rambeau
Norman "Dack" Rambo
Norman Rambo
Occupation Actor
Years active 1962 – 1991

Norman "Dack" Rambo (November 13, 1941 – March 21, 1994) was an American actor, most notable for appearing as Walter Brennan's grandson Jeff in the ABC series The Guns of Will Sonnett, as Steve Jacobi in All My Children, as cousin Jack Ewing on CBS's Dallas, and as Grant Harrison on the NBC soap opera Another World.


Early life and career

Born in Earlimart, California, Rambo had a twin brother, Orman Ray "Dirk" Rambo[2], who died in a road accident in 1967.[3][3]

After moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s, both Dirk and Dack were discovered by actress Loretta Young and cast in her short-lived CBS series The New Loretta Young Show.[4] In 1967, Rambo landed the role of Jeff Sonnett on The Guns of Will Sonnett, and co-starred in the short-lived Gunsmoke spin-off Dirty Sally. He later made guest appearances on Marcus Welby, M.D., House Calls, All My Children, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hotel, and Murder, She Wrote.

While working on the soap opera Another World in 1991, Rambo learned that he was infected with the HIV virus. He quit the series shortly thereafter, and retired from acting. Rambo then publicly announced that he was HIV positive and also revealed that he was bisexual.[4]


Rambo died in 1994 at the age of 52 of complications from AIDS.[5]

Selected filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1970 Which Way to the Front? Terry Love
1981 Rich and Famous Kent Uncredited
1989 The Spring Andy
1990 Ultra Warrior Kenner Alternative title: Welcome to Oblivion
Year Title Role Notes
1962-1963 The New Loretta Young Show Peter Massey 3 episodes
1965 Never Too Young Tim Unknown episodes
1967 The Iron Horse Lieutenant Shelby 1 episode
Credited as Norman Rambo
1967-1969 The Guns of Will Sonnett Jeff Sonnett 50 episodes
1971 The Man and the City Holland, Jr. 1 episode
Cannon Bryan Gibson 1 episode
1973 Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law Don 1 episode
1974 Dirty Sally Cyrus Pike 13 episodes
1975 The Rookies Tommy Locke 1 episode
1977 Wonder Woman Andros 2 episodes
Tabitha Ted 1 episode
1978-1979 Sword of Justice Jack Cole 10 episodes
1980 Charlie's Angels Steve 1 episode
1984 Paper Dolls Wesley Harper 13 episodes
1985-1987 Dallas Jack Ewing 51 episodes
1988 Hunter Deputy D.A. Jason Leffler
1989 Highway to Heaven Larry Nichols 1 episode


  1. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. At Ancestry.com & FamilyTreeLegends.com
  2. ^ According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. At Ancestry.com & FamilyTreeLegends.com
  3. ^ a b "Dack Rambo dead", Variety, March 22, 1994, http://www.variety.com/article/VR119409.html?categoryid=14&cs=1, retrieved 2007-10-17  
  4. ^ a b Lipton, Michael A. (1992-05-11). "Dack Rambo's Brave New World". People 37 (18).  
  5. ^ "A Bold Last Act". People 41 (12). 1994-04-04.  

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