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Lee Marvin (I) (1924–1987)


Prematurely white-haired character star who began as a supporting player of generally vicious demeanor, then metamorphosed into a star of both action and drama projects, Lee Marvin was born in New York City, the son of Courtenay Washington (Davidge), a fashion writer, and Lamont Waltman Marvin, an advertising executive. The young Marvin was thrown... See full bio »

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(age 63) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen Maj. Reisman
(1967)
Paint Your Wagon
Paint Your Wagon Ben Rumson
(1969)
The Professionals
(1966)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
(1962)

Filmography

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 1986 The Delta Force
Col. Nick Alexander
 1985 The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (TV Movie)
Maj. John Reisman
 1984 Dog Day
Jimmy Cobb
 1983 Gorky Park
Jack Osborne
 1981 Death Hunt
Millen
 1980 The Big Red One
The Sergeant
 1979 Avalanche Express
Col. Harry Wargrave
 1976 Shout at the Devil
Colonel Flynn O'Flynn
 1974 Klansman
Sheriff Track Bascomb
 1974 The Spikes Gang
Harry Spikes
 1973 The Iceman Cometh
Hickey
 1973 Emperor of the North
A No. 1
 1972 Prime Cut
Nick Devlin
 1972 Pocket Money
Leonard
 1970 Monte Walsh
Monte Walsh
 1969 Paint Your Wagon
Ben Rumson
 1968 Hell in the Pacific
American Pilot
 1967 Point Blank
Walker
 1967 The Dirty Dozen
Maj. Reisman
 1966 The Professionals
Fardan
 1965 Ship of Fools
Bill Tenny
 1965 Cat Ballou
Shelleen / Strawn
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Nick Karajanian
- The Loving Cup (1965) ... Nick Karajanian
 1962-1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Buddy Bishop / Dr. Paul Probeck
- The Sound of a Faraway Hill (1964) ... Buddy Bishop
- One for the Road (1962) ... Dr. Paul Probeck
 1964 The Killers
Charlie Strom
 1963 The Great Adventure (TV Series)
Misok Bedrozian
- Six Wagons to the Sea (1963) ... Misok Bedrozian
 1963 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Sgt. Paul Ryker
- The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 2 (1963) ... Sgt. Paul Ryker
- The Case Against Paul Ryker: Part 1 (1963) ... Sgt. Paul Ryker
 1961-1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Steel Kelly / Conny Miller
- Steel (1963) ... Steel Kelly
- The Grave (1961) ... Conny Miller
 1963 Combat! (TV Series)
Sgt. Turk
- The Bridge at Chalons (1963) ... Sgt. Turk
 1963 Donovan's Reef
Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Finn / Dave Blassingame
- Epilogue (1963) ... Finn
- The Losers (1963) ... Dave Blassingame
 1961-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Mike Brannon / Victor Rait / Howard Carson / ...
- A Fist of Five (1962) ... Mike Brannon
- Element of Danger (1962) ... Victor Rait / Howard Carson
- The Nick Acropolis Story (1961) ... Nick Acropolis
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series)
Martin Kalig
- It Tolls for Thee (1962) ... Martin Kalig
 1962 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Juan de Nuñez
- The Richest Man in Bogota (1962) ... Juan de Nuñez
 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Liberty Valance
 1962 Bonanza (TV Series)
Peter Kane
- The Crucible (1962) ... Peter Kane
 1962 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Gerry Bramson
- A Story to Be Softly Told (1962) ... Gerry Bramson
 1961 Route 66 (TV Series)
John Ryan / Woody Biggs
- Mon Petit Chou (1961) ... John Ryan
- Sheba (1961) ... Woody Biggs
 1961 The Comancheros
Tully Crow
 1961 The Investigators (TV Series)
Nostradamus
- The Oracle (1961) ... Nostradamus
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Hughes
- People Need People (1961) ... Hughes
 1954-1961 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Sid Benton / Clerk / Joe Kittridge / ...
- The Joke's on Me (1961) ... Sid Benton
- Don't You Remember? (1960) ... Clerk
- The Last Reunion (1959) ... Joe Kittridge
- All I Survey (1958) ... Dick Giles
- The Doctors of Pawnee Kill (1957) ... Art Temple
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Lee Tabor
- Jungle Castle (1961) ... Lee Tabor
 1960-1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Jud Benedict / Jose Morales
- The Christopher Hale Story (1961) ... Jud Benedict
- The Jose Morales Story (1960) ... Jose Morales
 1961 The Americans (TV Series)
Capt. Judd
- Reconnaissance (1961) ... Capt. Judd
 1961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show (TV Series)
Jud Hollister
- Confession (1961) ... Jud Hollister
 1957-1960 M Squad (TV Series)
Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger / Lt. Frank Ballinger / Barney
- The Bad Apple (1960) ... Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger
- The Tiger's Cage (1960) ... Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger
- Fire in the Sky (1960) ... Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger
- Closed Season (1960) ... Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger
- Badge for a Coward (1960) ... Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Ira Hayes
- The American (1960) ... Ira Hayes
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Captain David Roberts
- Man in Orbit (1959) ... Captain David Roberts
 1954-1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Jim Patterson / Russ Anderson
- Easy Going Man (1957) ... Jim Patterson
- Give the Guy a Break (1954) ... Russ Anderson
 1955-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Mannon Tate / 'Little Man' Brush / Charter Plane Pilot / ...
- Time of the Hanging (1958) ... Mannon Tate
- Stain of Honor (1957) ... 'Little Man' Brush
- Flight to Tomorrow (1956) ... Charter Plane Pilot
- Bailout at 43,000 Feet (1955) ... Capt. Cavallero
 1958 The Missouri Traveler
Tobias Brown
 1957 Raintree County
Orville 'Flash' Perkins
 1957 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Shadow of Evil (1957)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1956 The Rack
Capt. John R. Miller
 1956 Pillars of the Sky
Sgt. Lloyd Carracart
 1956 Attack
Lt. Col. Clyde Bartlett - CO, White Battalion
 1956 7 Men from Now
Bill Masters
 1956 Front Row Center (TV Series)
David Hawken
- Dinner Date (1956) ... David Hawken
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- The Fool Killer (1956)
 1955 Shack Out on 101
Slob / Mr. Gregory
 1955 I Died a Thousand Times
Babe Kossuck
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Teale
- Shakedown Cruise (1955) ... Teale
 1955 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Jigger
- Little Guy (1955) ... Jigger
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues
Al Gannaway
 1955 A Life in the Balance
The Killer
 1955 Not as a Stranger
Brundage
 1955 Violent Saturday
Dill, Bank Robber
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Charlie Faust
 1955 Bad Day at Black Rock
Hector David
 1954 Medic (TV Series)
Larry Collins
- White Is the Color (1954) ... Larry Collins
 1954 Center Stage (TV Series)
Zach Toombs
- The Day Before Atlanta (1954) ... Zach Toombs
 1954 The Raid
Lt. Keating
 1954 The Best in Mystery (TV Series)
Red Johnson
- Lullabye (1954) ... Red Johnson
 1954 The Caine Mutiny
Meatball
 1954 Gorilla at Large
Shaughnessy--Policeman
 1954 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
John Temple
- Open Season (1954)
- The Psychophonic Nurse (1954) ... John Temple
 1953 The Wild One
Chino
 1950-1953 Suspense (TV Series)
Barrow
- The Parcel (1950) ... Barrow
 1953 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
 1953 Gun Fury
Blinky
 1953 The Revlon Mirror Theater (TV Series)
Red Johnson
- Lullaby (1953) ... Red Johnson
 1953 The Big Heat
Vince Stone
 1953 The Stranger Wore a Gun
Dan Kurth
 1953 The Doctor (TV Series)
- The Runaways (1953)
 1953 The Glory Brigade
Cpl. Bowman
 1953 Seminole
Sgt. Magruder
 1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Pvt. Snively (uncredited)
 1952-1953 Dragnet (TV Series)
James Mitchell / Henry Ross
- The Big Whiff (1953) ... James Mitchell
- The Big Cast (1952) ... Henry Ross
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Biff Baker, U.S.A. (TV Series)
Michler / Captain Hollis
- Alpine Assignment (1952) ... Michler / Captain Hollis
 1952 Eight Iron Men
Sgt. Joe Mooney
 1952 Hangman's Knot
Rolph Bainter
 1952 The Duel at Silver Creek
Tinhorn Burgess
 1952 We're Not Married!
Pinky (uncredited)
 1952 Diplomatic Courier
MP at Trieste (uncredited)
 1952 Rebound (TV Series)
Sgt. Krone / Bull
- The Witness (1952) ... Sgt. Krone
- The Mine (1952) ... Bull
 1952 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Teresa
G.I. (uncredited)
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Radio Man (uncredited)
 1950 Escape (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Guest on "AM Cleveland" with his co-star Richard Jaeckel promoting "The Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Ever since World War II, there's been a trend, slow at first, toward dealing with reality instead of fantasy. You see it not only in sex but everywhere. Look at what's happened to the old "happily ever after" ending. Even children in kindergarten don't believe that anymore. How can you kiss a frog and turn him into a prince? The kids say "Bullshit!" because they're a much faster generation; their... See more »

Trivia:

He supported Eugene McCarthy in the 1968 Democratic primaries, and voted for George McGovern in the 1972 presidential election. See more »

Trademark:

Films often portrayed his liberal politics See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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