For a while, he was busy: The Secret Sharer (1967), The Happiest Millionaire (1967), The New Wife (1968) , Black Water Gold (1970), The Proud and Damned (1972) and Carquake (1976). In 1980, Kinkade became a Christian. While still a toddler, his father, serving as a Second Lieutenant with the Army Air Force, died at age 27 after his plane was shot down by the Nazis during the last year of World War II. Trapped on the 37th Floor Aron Kincaid. As a senior at Oakland High School, the ambitious highschooler wrote, produced, directed and starred in his first amateur film. Made the cover of Look magazine with fellow "Beach Party" performer. Here is the press release: Book News: "Dueling Harlows: Race To The Silver Screen" By Tom Lisanti Now Available, Real Or Imagined: Homoeroticism In 60S Beach Movies. (1976), Planet Earth (1974) and Brave New World (1980). Signs his portraits and caricatures of old Hollywood as "Aron Kincaid" but signs his landscapes and seascapes of California and Italy as "N.N. All Rights Reserved. Williams". The hour-long 8mm color/sound production entitled The Fall of Nineveh (1957), in which he also designed the sets and costumes, included a cast of around 400. He went on to study at the California College of Art, but quit after an instructor painted "corrections" onto his work. He sold his works door-to-door for 10 cents apiece. There were small roles in Wasp Woman (1959) and Spartacus (1960) and some TV, before he landed up in the surf, and made The Girls on the Beach (1965), Dr G and the Bikini Machine (1965), Beach Ball (1965), Ski Party (1965), and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966). In his later years he also had careers as a model and an artist. “It’s not the world we live in,” Kinkade told The Guardian, “It’s the world we wished we live in. IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. (1976), Cannonball We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. David Quinlan and Alan Frank, Catherine (also Kate, Katherine) Woodville, © 2006-2020 Despite multiple controversies, Kinkade maintained a cult-like legion of fans. ). Died - 6 January 2011. While a sophomore, he was introduced to Roger Corman who handed him his very first (unbilled) professional acting job as a beekeeper in the cult horror flick The Wasp Woman (1959). This, in turn, led to work on a number of Universal series including Channing (1963), Alcoa Premiere (1961), and Boris Karloff's Thriller (1960).Following graduation from UCLA in 1962, Aron enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. Realizing his looks could translate onto fi... Fire! The accusations included behaving inappropriately with women and something especially odd, allegedly urinating on a Winnie the Pooh figure at the Disneyland Hotel according to The Los Angeles Times. Nature is simply the language which I speak,” he said. */. Even though his death was reported to be from natural causes, a few days later the coroner’s office in Santa Clara, California, announced that Kinkade’s death was actually from an unintentional overdose of alcohol and Valium. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. In 2009, the Los Angeles Times reported that Kinkade was being investigated by the FBI for allegedly defrauding owners of Kinkade galleries. As a child, Kincaid dreamed of being a painter. (1965), Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine His latest two releases are Glamour Girls in Sixties Hollywood and Hollywood Surf and Beach Movies: The First Wave, 1959-1969. Chances are you’ve seen or even own one of his paintings. Aron Kincaid has had an impressive and transformative career. Obituaries were short or omitted. Realizing his looks could translate onto film, he took to filmmaking, and studied at the University of California in Los Angeles, where he met Roger Corman, who gave him his first film role (outside of his own student work) in "The Wasp Woman" in 1959. He went on to study at the California College of Art, but quit after an instructor painted "corrections" onto his work. While he made $53 million, his business expenses apparently exceeded his business income during the recession of the early 2000s, according to news sources. That was the end of any formal art training.Aron grew into a tall, riveting-looking hairy-chested teen with blond hair and a deep tan, qualities he perceived could possibly be his fortune. Williams". (1991), Brave New World In the '70s, Kincaid was a part of a string of unremarkable projects, leading him to a change of career focus. ©2020 Turner Classic Movies, Inc. A WarnerMedia Company. Born - 15 June 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA Died - 6 January 2011. | Kinkade’s past is somewhat tragic, involving a broken family and dropping out of art school. An on-camera spokesman, he pitched everything from after-shave lotion to Cadillac automobiles. He basically gave me ideas,” he explained to USA Today in 2002. He was strongly considered for the lead of The Graduate before director Mike Nichols chose Dustin Hoffman; Kincaid's agent turned down a cameo to play Katharine Ross' groom in the film . It was at this time that he started selling his paintings. It was at this time that he started selling his paintings. However, during the early 2000’s to 2010’s, Kinkade’s bizarre behavior and financial problems sparked accusations against the well-known artist. “My paintings are messengers of God’s love. Signs his portraits and caricatures of old Hollywood as "Aron Kincaid" but signs his landscapes and seascapes of California and Italy as "N.N. Tall, blond and deeply-tanned co-lead, mainly remembered now for his participation in American-International's 'beach' movies of the 1960s and 1970s, but in fact a multi-talent (born Norman Williams) who painted and sold portrait paintings while still a child. Over the next five-and-a-half years, he gave his time and service to the U.S.C.G. While at college, he starred in and directed a feature film called The Fall of Nineveh (1957) and subsequently decided to try an acting career. He was a painter as a child. An award-winning artist for 50 years, Kincaid's paintings, drawings, and caricatures are now in the private collections of the Cecil B. DeMille estate, writer Armistead Maupin, the estate of Senator Barry Goldwater, Universal Studios, and Motown Records, among others (even in my own home! An award-winning artist for 50 years, Kincaid's paintings, drawings, and caricatures are now in the private collections of the Cecil B. DeMille estate, writer Armistead Maupin, the estate of Senator Barry Goldwater, Universal Studios, and Motown Records, among others (even in my own home!). In 1980, Kinkade became a Christian. Because this is a desirable feature, many listings will make it very clear if the painting being sold has been signed. He was ordered to pay $860,000 for defrauding the owners of two failed galleries in Virginia, according to a website associated with the lawsuit. I surfed until I was in my early 20s and then stopped. In his salad days, he was a security guard for the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, worked on a construction gang in the South Seas, dubbed films in Paris, led tours of the Acropolis in Greece, and was a rock singer on the Via Veneto in Rome. People wish they could find that stream, that cabin in the woods. Kincaid, a resident of Beverly Hills, died at age 70 on January 6, 2011, at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital from heart-related problems. His father, a second lieutenant in the Army Air Forces, died during World War II. He went on to study at the California College of Art, but quit after an instructor painted "corrections" onto his work. In the meantime, his face became familiar in scores of TV commercials. He soon started to lean towards acting. /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. Disappointed in the long run by a decade of work that seemed to amount to very little and the steady decline of quality filming altogether, Aron decided to remove himself from the Hollywood rat race, lease his home and move to San Francisco in 1972 to refocus on painting. (1965), The Girls on the Beach The 2006 scandal was not the end of his troubles. (1965), Beach Ball Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy. A self-taught artist, in 2005 Aron Kincaid had this to say about his work: For the next 20 years, Aron worked as one of the top photography and runway models. The second film was never made.Now freelancing on his own, he made a quick return to film. Designed and painted movie campaigns and one-sheets as well as illustrating covers and stories for many national magazines, a series of one-man art shows and group shows (his last was with, Enjoyed two "Beach Party" reunions in later years. Kinkade denied some of the charges in 2006, but blamed the rest on overeating, drinking and stress, according to the Washington Post. What the paintings lacked in sophistication, they made up in nostalgic appeal. Aron was sent to Big Bear Lake, high in the San Bernardino Mountains, to live with his paternal grandparents. David Quinlan and Alan Frank. He resides, as he has for quite some time, at his 1917 Benedict Canyon hunting lodge where he specializes in old Hollywood portraits and caricatures and in landscapes and seascapes of California and Italy. Born - 15 June 1940, Los Angeles, California, USA He died from heart-related problems. His work is said to be in a staggering 10 million American homes, over 7% of the American population. (1965), Family Affair (1966), Lassie (1954) and Love, American Style (1969).