My husband watches Combat in syndication. Recently I saw an actor who resembled the late Lee Marvin. Did he ever play on that series as a young man?
—Pat Thorpe, Titusville, Pa.
Yes, Lee Marvin did indeed play a character named Sgt. Turk on an episode of Combat called "The Bridge at Chalons" in 1963. He was 38 at the time. Only two years later, Marvin won an Oscar for the movie Cat Ballou. He died of a heart attack in 1987.