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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 to Lamont Waltman Marvin, an advertising executive, and his wife Courtenay Washington Davidge, a fashion writer. The young Marvin was thrown ... See full bio »


(age 63) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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 1984 Dog Day
Jimmy Cobb
 1979 Avalanche Express
Col. Harry Wargrave
 1976 Shout at the Devil
Colonel Flynn O'Flynn
 1974 The Spikes Gang
Harry Spikes
 1972 Prime Cut
Nick Devlin
 1972 Pocket Money
 1965 Cat Ballou
 1958 The Missouri Traveler
Tobias Brown
 1957 Raintree County
Orville 'Flash' Perkins
 1956 The Rack
Capt. John R. Miller
 1956 Pillars of the Sky
Sgt. Lloyd Carracart
 1956 Attack
Lt. Col. Clyde Bartlett - CO, White Battalion
 1955 Shack Out on 101
Slob / Mr. Gregory
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues
Al Gannaway
 1955 A Life in the Balance
The Killer
 1955 Not as a Stranger
 1955 Violent Saturday
Dill, Bank Robber
 1954 The Raid
Lt. Keating
 1954 Gorilla at Large
 1953 The Wild One
 1953 Gun Fury
 1953 The Stranger Wore a Gun
Dan Kurth
 1953 The Glory Brigade
Cpl. Bowman
 1953 Down Among the Sheltering Palms
Pvt. Snively (uncredited)
 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 Hong Kong
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
 1951 Teresa
G.I. (uncredited)
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Radio Man (uncredited)
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1 Biographical Movie | 5 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)

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You have to remember there are tremendous chasms between the peaks. I've lost my grip before and it could happen again. It's a long way down and it gets deeper every time. To be a failure when I was 30 isn't like being a failure when I'm 44. There's more to lose and less time to get it back. See more »


Was Steven Spielberg's first choice to play Quint in Jaws (1975). See more »


Typecast as a heavy before graduating to unsympathetic heroes See more »

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