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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 »

Died:

(age 63) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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

Known For

M Squad
M Squad Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger / Lt. Frank Ballinger / Barney
(1957-1960)
The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen Maj. Reisman
(1967)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
(1962)
The Big Red One
The Big Red One The Sergeant
(1980)

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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
Leonard
 1965 Cat Ballou
Shelleen / Strawn
 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
Brundage
 1955 Violent Saturday
Dill, Bank Robber
 1954 The Raid
Lt. Keating
 1954 Gorilla at Large
Shaughnessy--Policeman
 1953 The Wild One
Chino
 1953 Gun Fury
Blinky
 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)
 1951 Teresa
G.I. (uncredited)
 1951 You're in the Navy Now
Radio Man (uncredited)
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Personal Details

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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Personal Quote:

All I can say is that, in Europe, American pictures are the most popular, which amazes me. They do love the violent pictures. And, of course, they have seen violence. So maybe an acting-out on the screen alleviates the pressure on them. I know when I was a kid and would see John Wayne punch some guy and knock him through the wall, I'd say, 'Boy, I'm glad I wasn't that guy.' Or I didn't wan't to ... See more »

Trivia:

Says he learned to act in the Marines during World War II, trying to act unafraid during ferocious combat, which brought him a Purple Heart during the invasion of Saipan. See more »

Trademark:

Films often portrayed his liberal politics See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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