Pennell, Larry

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Pennell, Larry Gender: M
Lawrence Kenneth Pennell
born on 21 February 1929 at 12:05 (= 12:05 PM )
Place Uniontown (Fayette County), Pennsylvania, 39n54, 79w44
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°36' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 05°03 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 19°23'

Larry Pennell


American television and film actor, handsome and athletic, often remembered for his role as "Dash Riprock" in the television series The Beverly Hillbillies from 1965 to 1969. His career spanned half a century, including starring in the first-run syndicated adventure series Ripcord in the leading role of Paradiver Ted McKeever from 1961 to 1963, as well as playing Keith Holden in the CBS' television series Lassie from 1972 to 1973. He was also a baseball player, playing on scholarship for the University of Southern California and later professionally for the Boston Braves organization.

During his time with the Braves, his teammates often referred to him as "Bud", a nickname that stuck with him throughout his life. Throughout his career, Pennell accumulated over 400 credits in roles across stage, film and television, in addition to commercials and print advertisements.

Pennell's wife Patricia Throop was a fashion model, actress, former Miss Oregon and finalist in the 1954 Miss America Pageant. Throughout his life he enjoyed sports of all kinds such as baseball, football, tennis, boxing, running and horseback riding. Also he was an avid historian and a patriot with ancestral links in the American Revolution and the Mayflower Compact. Pennell died on 28 August 2013 at age 84.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Gable, Clark (born 1 February 1901). Notes: 1980 TV movie "Marilyn: The Untold Story" and 1989 film "Another Chance"


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth notice, The Morning Herald (Uniontown, Pennsylvania), 23 Feb 1929, p. 6. Wikipedia has 1928 in error.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV and film)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Sports : Baseball