Starred (as "Kid Sheleen") in a western pilot called "Cat Ballou", based on the film Cat Ballou
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6' (1.83 m)
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The heavy today is usually not my kind of guy. In the old days, Rory Calhoun
was the hero because he was the hero and I was the heavy because I was the heavy - and nobody cared what my problem was. And I didn't either. I robbed the bank because I wanted the money ... I've played all kinds of weirdos but I've never done the quiet, sick type. I never had a problem - other than the fact I was just ...
After WWII, Elam worked as a bookkeeper for Samuel Goldwyn Studios and then as controller for William Boyd
's Hopalong Cassidy production company. Staring at small figures on ledger sheets for hours on end strained his good eye and doctors told him he risked losing his sight if he continued his lucrative accounting business. When a movie director friend was having trouble getting financing for ...
His bulging eyes and unmoving left eye