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Dack Rambo

  • Original Name Norman Jay
  • Birth 13 Nov 1941 Delano, Kern County, California, USA
  • Death 21 Mar 1994 Delano, Kern County, California, USA
  • Burial Delano, Kern County, California, USA
  • Plot Block 29, Lot J, West Side 2
  • Memorial ID 6196

Actor. He is best remembered for his role as Walter Brennan's grandson Jeff Sonnett, in the ABC television series "The Guns of Will Sonnett" that ran from 1967 to 1969 as well as his role as Jack Ewing on the CBS prime time television soap opera "Dallas" from 1985 to 1987. Born Norman Jay Rambeau, he had a twin brother who pursued an acting career under the name Dirk Rambo. The brothers moved to Los Angeles, California in the 1960s where they were discovered by actress Loretta Young and cast in her CBS series, "The New Loretta Young Show." In February 1967, his brother was killed in a road accident and later that same year, he landed the role of Jeff Sonnett on "The Guns of Will Sonnett" and co-starred in the short-lived "Gunsmoke" spin-off, "Dirty Sally," with actress Jeanette Nolan. During the 1970s and 1980s, he made guest appearances on numerous television shows, including "Gunsmoke," "Marcus Welby, M.D.," "House Calls," "Wonder Woman," "Sword of Justice," "Charlie's Angels," "All My Children," "Fantasy Island," "The Love Boat," "Hotel," and "Murder, She Wrote." While working on the soap opera "Another World" in 1991, he learned that he was infected with HIV. He quit the series shortly thereafter and retired from acting. He died of complications from AIDS at the age of 52.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 24 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6196
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dack Rambo (13 Nov 1941–21 Mar 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6196, citing North Kern Cemetery, Delano, Kern County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .