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Michael Callan was born Martin Harris Calinoff on November 22, 1935.  His mom nicknamed him Mickey.  At 17,  after graduating from high school in Philadelphia, he went into show business.  He worked as a dancer in local shows, then at 19 went to New York.  He struggled for four years,  got into "West Side Story," and a year later an agent got him a 7 year contract with Columbia Pictures.
He was cast in "They Came to Cordura (1959)," "The Flying Fontaines (1959)," and "Pepe (1960)."  He starred in a favorite teen movie "Because They're Young (1960)" opposite Tuesday Weld.  He also starred in the following  favorite movies of the early sixties:
Gidget Goes Hawaiian (1961), The Interns (1962); The New Interns (1964).

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