Monday, September 16, 2013
MIKEL CONRAD at PRC and Beyond
Born in 1922 in Columbus, OH, and educated at Columbus High School, Mikel Conrad, according to his publicity, had some theatrical training prior to turning up as a stuntman/bit role player at PRC in 1947. He supported both Eddie Dean and Lash LaRue there before moving to other grade-B productions at Columbia Pictures and elsewhere. Mikel Conrad, who should not be confused the later television actor Michael Conrad, reached a zenith, if you can call it that, writing, producing, directing and starring in one of the earliest of the 1950 sci fi flicks, THE FLYING SAUCER (1950). He also starred in the equally low budget UNTAMED WOMEN (1952), where he washes ashore on an island inhabited by the title characters. Conrad left show business around 1956 and passed away in Los Angeles in 1982.