LA Adventure Specialist - 12:00 5 March 2010

Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle – 1971

Listed by year of their Los Angeles qualifying run, which is usually (but not always) the film’s year of release.  Winners are listed first in bold, followed by the other nominees.

1971 Gene Hackman – The French Connection as Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle

  • Peter Finch – Sunday Bloody Sunday as Doctor Daniel Hirsh
  • Walter Matthau – Kotch as Joseph P. Kotcher
  • George C. Scott – The Hospital as Doctor Herbert Bock
  • Chaim Topol – Fiddler on the Roof as Tevye

Today, visitors of LA riding on “LA Tours” rarely inquire about the Yester-Year celebrities; but we know exactly where “memory lane” is ( so to speak ) when they do!  Perhaps the neatest thing about living in LA is the rich and diverse history followed by the countless stories that are around every corner.  With a character name like Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle; it kind of makes you want to track down that movie.  NetFlix perhaps?

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