SANTA MONICA, CALIF. -- Richard Egan, 65, an actor who starred in action and western movies and portrayed the father of a pregnant teen-ager in "A Summer Place," died of cancer July 20 at the St. Johns Medical Center.
The handsome San Francisco native was considered a replacement for Clark Gable when he arrived in Hollywood in 1949, but his roles chiefly were confined to action and western movies during his 33-film career.
Among his movies were "The Damned Don't Cry," "One Minute To Zero," "Demetrius and the Gladiators," "The View From Pompey's Head," "Love Me Tender," "The Revolt of Mamie Stover," "The Hunters," "Pollyanna," "The Destructors" and "The Sweet Creek County War."
In the 1959 movie "A Summer Place," Mr. Egan played the father of Sandra Dee, whose character became pregnant after a fling with a handsome boy.
Mr. Egan also starred in two short-lived television series, "Empire" in 1962 and "Redigo" in 1964. He toured in such stage productions as Neil Simon's "I Ought To Be in Pictures," "Hanky Panky" and "Strike A Match," with Pat O'Brien and Eva Gabor.
Mr. Egan graduated from the University of San Francisco and earned a master's degree in theater history and dramatic literature at Stanford University.
Survivors include his wife, the former Patricia Hardy, and four daughters and one son.