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Jack Elam

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Birthday
13, 1920
Birthplace
Miami, AZ
Death Date
Oct 20, 2003 (82)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1920
Birthplace
Miami, AZ
Death Date
Oct 20, 2003 (82)

About

Grizzled actor who played supporting roles, usually as the villain, in numerous westerns. His television credits include Zorro, Have Gun Will Travel, and Lone Ranger.

Before Fame

He lost sight in his left eye after getting in a fight at age 12. The damage contributed to his grizzled look.

Trivia

He appeared in over 100 films over his carer, including the classics High Noon and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. He also appeared in over 200 television episodes.

Family Life

He grew up in the mining town Gila, Arizona, and made a living picking cotton as a child.

Associated With

He was a regular actor on Gunsmoke, starring Dennis Weaver, playing everything from thugs to sophisticated debtors.