James Stacy 1972


Actor James Stacy features on the cover of Bravo of 19 July 1972.Stacy was starring in the TV western series Lancer. A year after this issue Stacy was hit by a drunk driver while riding a motorbike. His girlfriend died, and he lost a leg and an arm in the accident. He continued to act in a wheelchair. His career came to an end when he was jailed for six years in 1996 for molesting a 11-year-old girl. He died at 79 in 2016.

Fritz Wepper 1972


German actor Fritz Wepper on the cover of Bravo of 5 July 1972

Wepper was on TV at the time as junior police detective Harry Klein in the hugely popular series Der Kommissar. Towards the end of that series, he transferred — character and all — to the new detective series Derrick, where the titular character’s command to Harry to fetch the car has become a cultural reference in Germany.

He also appeared in the 1972 film Cabaret as Fritz Wendel, the guy who has a crush on Liza Minelli’s Sally Bowles. “And here’s the craziness: I like it. God damn it!”