September 19, 1964 - The Other Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly graduated from Notre Dame in 1953, but most people probably know him as Porter Ricks on the television series Flipper. The first episode aired fifty years ago today on Sept. 19, 1964 and introduced a single dad who was responsible for his two sons and their pet dolphin.

Kelly was born in Detroit in 1931 and served with the Marine Corps in the Korean War. Following the war, he attended and graduated from Notre Dame. Before his acting career took off, he spent one year at the University of Michigan Law School.

Keywords: brian kelly, flipper, korean war

Posted On: 2014-09-19 00:15:04 by IrishTrpt07


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