(early 1980s) TV commercial (PSA): Internal Revenue Service
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 ...
A lifelong golfer, he played in a lot of pro-am golf tournaments for various charities right up until his death, including the Vantage Championship Pro-Am at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, North Carolina, in the early 1990s. He was a close friend and golfing partner of another golf fanatic and veteran movie heavy, Robert J. Wilke