If you were a fan of the classic late 1950s-early 1960s coming-of-age TV sitcom, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, you probably enjoyed disliking that insufferable scion of wealth, Chatsworth Osborne, Jr., who was Dobie's romantic rival and antagonist. A decade or so before Monty Python popularized the term, Chatsworth was the very model of an upper-class twit; as one TV encyclopedia describes the character, he was "a spoiled young man who flaunted his social status, not to mention is money, to snare the attractive girls who eluded Dobie."
We knew him as the sadistic noncom who beat Frank Sinatra to death in From Here to Eternity; as the shy, lonely butcher who finds love in Marty; as the nautical version of Sgt. Bilko in the TV sitcom McHale's Navy; as the police detective trapped on an upturned ocean liner in The Poseidon Adventure; and as the deranged cabbie who dodges bullets as he plies the streets of a dystopian city-turned-prison in Escape from New York.
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