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Travel Bug Dog Tag Star-Strother Martin TB

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Saturday, 25 July 2015
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In It’s Bigger on the Inside.

This is not collectible.

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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

Travel bug photos are appreciated.  I will re-post them here, where they can be seen by other cachers.

About This Item


This “Star” series of travel bugs is to bring attention to my favorite movie actors.  Some have awards, some do not.  There is no criterion to be included as a favorite beyond I will watch anything that has her/him in it.

Martin was a character actor who achieved considerable fame in the last decade of his life.  A native of Kokomo, Indiana, Strother Martin Jr. was the youngest of three children of Strother Douglas Martin, a machinist, and Ethel Dunlap Martin. His family moved soon after his birth to San Antonio, Texas, but quickly returned to Indiana. Strother Jr. grew up in Indianapolis and in Cloverdale, Indiana. He excelled at swimming and diving, and at 17 won the National Junior Springboard Diving Championship. He attended the University of Michigan as diving team member. He served in the U.S. Navy as a swimming instructor in World War II. Nicknamed "T-Bone" Martin for his diving style, his 3rd place finish in the adult National Springboard Diving Championships cost him a place on the 1948 Olympic team. He moved to California to become an actor, but worked in odd jobs and as a swimming instructor to Marion Davies and the children of Charles Chaplin. He found work as a swimming extra in several films and as a leprechaun on a local children's TV show, "Mabel's Fables."

Bit parts came his way, leading to television work with Sam Peckinpah, which led to a lifelong relationship. He also found memorable roles for John Ford and by the 1960s was a familiar face in American movies. With Cool Hand Luke in 1967 came new acclaim and a place among the busiest character actors in Hollywood.  He worked steadily and in substantial roles throughout the 1970s; in the nicest possible way he was a scene-stealer.  He often played grimy, unlikeable villains.  Martin was at the peak of his career when he died suddenly of a heart attack in 1980.

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Tracking History (15205mi) View Map

Dropped Off 05/02/2019 RN escape placed it in It’s Bigger on the Inside. Ontario, Canada - 37.61 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 05/01/2019 RN escape retrieved it from Cider & Donuts Michigan   Visit Log

Will keep it going, maybe to Canada..

Dropped Off 05/01/2019 Hunster placed it in Cider & Donuts Michigan - 347.19 miles  Visit Log


Discovered It 04/26/2019 BIGGIEnMAX discovered it   Visit Log

Saw this one in the hands of Hunster tonight. Thanks for sharing.

Retrieve It from a Cache 04/24/2019 Hunster retrieved it from L.A. Travel Bug Hotel Indiana   Visit Log

Retrieved this neat TB from "L.A. Travel Bug Hotel" to keep it traveling. I will place it in another safe cache real soon.

Discovered It 04/23/2019 2~Sherlocks discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered in the hands of Hunster. Thanks for sharing.

Dropped Off 04/01/2019 shgrider placed it in L.A. Travel Bug Hotel Indiana - 94.62 miles  Visit Log

Safe travels!

Visited 03/25/2019 shgrider took it to Creation Celebration: Tom Sawyer Park Style Kentucky - 40.84 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/25/2019 shgrider took it to Cracker's Travel Bug Hotel Kentucky - 14.49 miles  Visit Log
Visited 03/23/2019 shgrider took it to KSQ#225 - Harmony Road Cemetery Kentucky - .97 miles  Visit Log
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