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--- Topic: Lee Majors was Jim Barnett's driver? ( 25 posts )

Slick Skillet Mayhand - April 09th, 2006 04:16 GMT


There is a factoid on Majors' bio on IMDB which says that.  Now, anyone can add just about any kind of trivia, so that doesn't make it right, so I'm just looking for some confirmation one way or the other.  I'll be happy to remove it if it's incorrect.
Crimson Mask - April 09th, 2006 12:16 GMT


Nope. It's true. This was in Louisville in the '50s. Majors hadn't even gone out to LA yet and was working as a limo driver. He drove Barnett and Barnett hired him away from the limo company as his personal driver, is the way I heard it.

So long from the Sunshine State!
diamondmd - April 09th, 2006 13:07 GMT


So that's Majors' connection to Louisville. Never realized he was from there. I was there several years ago and someone pointed out a medevial castle out in the middle of a horse farm and said that Lee Majors had once owned it. Evidently he had bought it while in Europe and had it brought over stone by stone and reassembled in Louisville. This was while he was riding high as the Six Million Dollar Man and Mr. Farrah Fawcett. He eventually sold it.
lwffantrav - April 10th, 2006 18:50 GMT


Actually diamond, that's not in Louisville, it's more near Lexington in Versailes, Kentucky.  I've traveled that road many times being a Kentucky fan living in Louisville going to Lexington for the games.

I've heard of rumors of celebrities owing it, but here is a link to the history of that castle. 

http://www.dupontcastle.com/castles/martin.htm

but thanks for that Lee Majors info and the Louisville tie in though. I've never even heard that!!! Very interesting.



Knight of Darkness - April 11th, 2006 21:50 GMT




------ QUOTE from  Crimson Mask, April 09th, 2006 12:16  GMT ------
Nope. It's true. This was in Louisville in the '50s. Majors hadn't even gone out to LA yet and was working as a limo driver. He drove Barnett and Barnett hired him away from the limo company as his personal driver, is the way I heard it.

So long from the Sunshine State!
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well that jives with the rumors that Lee Majors swings both ways.  being married to Farrah Fawcett for a period of time back in the seventies was a very good career move for him   
diamondmd - April 11th, 2006 22:21 GMT


Wow, Wally! Another one from the deep pocket in your behind, huh? Just how do you equate being a limo driver for Barnett to "swinging both ways". He was Barnett's employee. Barnett had a lot of employess over the years (me included) and I promise you we didn't all swing both ways. 'Course I've never met you, maybe you can persuade me.  
GWHRich - April 11th, 2006 22:49 GMT


Mike, please...we don't need such an image in our minds...

diamondmd - April 11th, 2006 23:45 GMT


But, but, but...... he started it.  
OMG65 - April 12th, 2006 12:10 GMT




------ QUOTE from  lwffantrav, April 10th, 2006 18:50  GMT ------
Actually diamond, that's not in Louisville, it's more near Lexington in Versailes, Kentucky.  I've traveled that road many times being a Kentucky fan living in Louisville going to Lexington for the games.

I've heard of rumors of celebrities owing it, but here is a link to the history of that castle. 

http://www.dupontcastle.com/castles/martin.htm

but thanks for that Lee Majors info and the Louisville tie in though. I've never even heard that!!! Very interesting.




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Oh wow! Flashback!

I remember that castle.I lived in Lexington from 73 through 77 and remember as a kid looking at that incompleted structure when we would drive to Frankfurt.
Sign Guy77 - April 13th, 2006 00:23 GMT




------ QUOTE from  diamondmd, April 11th, 2006 23:45  GMT ------
But, but, but...... he started it.  
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Yes, but you're the super mod.
cheapseats - April 14th, 2006 16:35 GMT
Edited by cheapseats on April 14th, 2006 16:36 GMT

I've got a Lee Majors story to share ... I was 5 at the time ( I think)and my parents and I were at her cousin and her husband's home.  The phone rang and it was the cousin's brother-in-law (husband's twin) calling from Lee Majors' home in Hawaii . This brother-in-law was a stuntman for Majors on a few occasions and also ran with the Memphis Mafia...but that's another story. Anyway, He told his brother to put me on the phone and on the other end was Lee Majors.. I personally don't remember the conversation but my parents said I talked to Lee for a few minutes and Lee asked me if I would like a picutre of The Six Million Dollar Man( Lee was given a heads up on his end that I was big Steve Austin fan). My response was that I wanted a picture  of Farrah Fawcett (keep in mind they were in the midst of their divorce)! He got a good laugh out of it but my parents were a little red faced to say the least. I didn't get my picture of Farrah but Lee graciously sent an autographed picture of Steve Austin. I wish I still had it .
DaNkinator - April 19th, 2006 17:33 GMT


I was born in Versailles.  I was always mesmerized by that castle as a kid.  I live in Louisville now, but about two years ago, I believe, it burned down.

LittleHercules - April 19th, 2006 22:20 GMT
Edited by LittleHercules on April 19th, 2006 22:21 GMT

Well, not exactly "burned down" . . . but yes, it was heavily damaged by a fire almost two years ago.

The interior of the castle in Versailles, Kentucky (designed by the eccentric real estate Rex Martin) was destroyed in a blaze on Monday night, May 10, 2004.  However, the outer or peripheral walls seemed to be unharmed.  The cause of the fire was unknown, but may have been triggered by a lightning strike to a turret; although authorities also did not rule out the possibility of arson.  Hopefully, the landmark castle will eventually be rebuilt.





By the way, I also used to live in Kentucky . . . just about a half hour down the road from the Martin Castle. 
kargol - April 23rd, 2006 21:10 GMT




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This brother-in-law was a stuntman for Majors on a few occasions and also ran with the Memphis Mafia...but that's another story.
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Hang on...I thought Lee Majors was the unknown stuntman?
southeasternfan - May 20th, 2006 16:31 GMT


Lee Majors is from Middlesboro Ky.
That is where that I live at.
He played football at middlesboro high school and graduated in about 1958.
He got a scholarship to Indiana and hurt his back playing football.
He then went to Eastern Ky and graduated in 1962.
So I don't see how he was driving a limo in the 50's.
He was in town about 2 weeks ago and if I had seen this then I would have asked about it
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