Flipper (1964–1967)

TV Series   |  Not Rated   |    |  Adventure, Family

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Ranger Porter Ricks is responsible for the animal and human life in Coral Key Park, Florida. Stories center on his 15-year-old son Sandy and 10-year-old Bud and, especially, on their pet dolphin Flipper.

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  • Flipper in Flipper (1964)
  • Ricou Browning and Luke Halpin in Flipper (1964)
  • Ricou Browning and Flipper in Flipper (1964)
  • Ricou Browning and Flipper in Flipper (1964)
  • Luke Halpin and Flipper in Flipper (1964)
  • Luke Halpin and Flipper in Flipper (1964)

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Jack Cowden, Ricou Browning

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17 June 2005 | juliafwilliams
In memoriam: Brian Kelly, 1931-2005
It is with sadness that, while surfing through this database, I read that Brian Kelly, the handsome actor who played patriarch Porter Ricks on the television version of Flipper, passed away in February 2005, just short of his 74th birthday. I believe that the news of Mr. Kelly's passing was quite under-reported.

Brian Kelly played a father who was intelligent, understanding, and when warranted, firm. His character of Porter Ricks raised his two sons, Bud and Sandy, with keen senses of the difference between right and wrong, values that are quite under-portrayed in an age of extreme dynamics surrounding sex, drugs, and violence.

After Flipper went off the air and into syndication, Mr. Kelly appeared in a handful of films and episodic television programs. Around 1970 or 1971, his acting career came to a tragic end following a freak motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed and with speech and health problems. Nevertheless, he continued in the entertainment industry as a motion picture producer. One such production effort is the 1980's action film 'Blade Runner'.

Brian Kelly will be missed, and may he rest in peace.

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