Appeared in a sitcom pilot for ABC called "Big Man, Little Man" playing a trapper during the gold-rush days of the mid-1800s who promised his best friend that he'd guide the man's daughter to California upon his death.
Claude Akin | Claude A. Akins
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[on his role in From Here to Eternity
(1953)] My first scene on film was where I walk into the office and report Private Prewitt absent to Sergeant Warden, played by Burt Lancaster
-- and I was scared to death. Burt was one of the big stars of that era, but still very nice. Fred Zinnemann
, the director, was extremely patient and understanding. And somehow I got through it. My panic has always ...
Father Ernest was a former stonecutter who later became a policeman; his mother's name was Maude. He had an older sister named Hazel. The family moved from his native Nelson, Georgia to Bedford, Indiana when Claude was six months old.