Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Except for maybe a few clips on Entertainment Tonight, I don't think I've really ever seen Lee Majors in anything. Sure, I know he was The Six Million Dollar Man, but it's not really a show I ever cared enough to track down or watch on DVD. I've never seen even one episode of The Fall Guy, The Big Valley or any of his other appearances, but his turn in Strait-Jacket, did have me wanting to see, and find out more.
Majors was really a beautiful man, with a great face and body. He's also one of televisions most successful actors, starring on hit show in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Majors continued to work steadily through the 90's and 2000's and even today, has two films due for future release.
Although above, I said I never saw Majors in any roles, I lied. After just double checking his IMDB page, I did see (and love) the 1988 film Scrooged. I don't really remember Majors in the film though, but I'll give it another look if it airs this Christmas.
I wasn't aware until searching for 'shirtless' shots of Majors, that The Six Million Dollar Man actually started as a series of TV movies. There were three that aired in 1973 before it went to series the following year. In the second television film, Wine, Women and War, Majors showed the most skin, with several shirtless scenes, and the beach job in short shorts shown above.