Strother Martin

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Birthday
26, 1919
Birthplace
Kokomo, IN
Death Date
Aug 1, 1980 (61)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1919
Birthplace
Kokomo, IN
Death Date
Aug 1, 1980 (61)

About

Character actor known for villainous roles in iconic westerns, such as the coldhearted prison captain in the 1967 classic, Cool Hand Luke. He read the iconic line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate."

Before Fame

He excelled at swimming and diving as a youth, and won the National Junior Springboard Diving Championship when he was 17 years old.

Trivia

He received acclaim for his performance as the gleefully sadistic henchman in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

Family Life

He married Helen Meisels in 1967.

Associated With

He appeared in several films with John Wayne, including McClintock, The Horse Soldiers, and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

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