|Birthname||Michael Karl Blodgett|
|born on||26 September 1939|
|Place||Minneapolis, Minnesota, 44n59, 93w16|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
American film and television actor, novelist, and screenwriter, best known for his performance as gigolo Lance Rocke in Russ Meyer's 1970 cult film classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. He retired from acting in the late 1970s and began a writing career.
In 1982, Blodgett released his first novel, Captain Blood, followed by his second novel Hero and Terror, that same year. His third novel, The White Raven, was released in 1986 and was later adapted into a 1998 film starring Ron Silver. With his writing partner Dennis Shryack, Blodgett penned the screenplays for Rent-A-Cop (1987) starring Burt Reynolds, Turner & Hooch (1989) starring Tom Hanks, and Run (1991) starring Patrick Dempsey.
Blodgett was married four times and had three daughters. His daughter is married to actor Miles Fisher. Blodgett died at his home in Los Angeles of an apparent heart attack on 14 November 2007, aged 68.
- spouse relationship with Baxter, Meredith (born 21 June 1947). Notes: 1995-2000
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1982 (Debut novel, "Captain Blood")
Alexander Angel provided birth certificate.
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Terminal)
- Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Meredith Baxter, 1995-2000)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
- Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three daughters)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart attack)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film and TV)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)