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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 17 September 1930Vinton, Virginia, USA
Date of Death 2 August 2016Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA  (kidney and lung disease)
Birth NameDavid William Huddleston
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Huddleston was born on September 17, 1930 in Vinton, Virginia, USA as David William Huddleston. He was an actor and director, known for The Big Lebowski (1998), Blazing Saddles (1974) and The Producers (2005). He was married to Sarah C. Koeppe and Carole Ann Swart. He died on August 2, 2016 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Spouse (2)

Sarah C. Koeppe (12 December 1999 - 2 August 2016) (his death)
Carole Ann Swart (11 May 1968 - 23 November 1987) (her death)

Trivia (9)

Father of actor Michael Huddleston.
King-sized American character who trained at AADA after serving with the Air Force and has played everything from a vicious outlaw in Bad Company (1972), to Olson Johnson in Blazing Saddles (1974) to St. Nick himself in Santa Claus (1985).
Attended Fork Military Academy. Fork Military Academy is Fork Union Military Academy, Fork Union, Virginia.
Served for four years in the U.S. Air Force.
In two films, Huddleston has played a seemingly powerful character who manipulates a character played by Jeff Bridges to swindle money: Bad Company (1972) and The Big Lebowski (1998).
Studied acting in New York on the G.I. Bill.
His wife told the L.A. Times that he considered his "crowning achievement" to be the role of Benajmin Franklin in the 1998 Broadway production of "1776" and in Washington, D.C. in 2003.
His early ambition was to attend the University of Virginia law school and go into politics.
He grew up in Villamont, Virginia, where he often performed in community theater productions.

Personal Quotes (1)

Even when I play heavies I try to play them with a twinkle in my eye. Besides, it makes him seem much meaner when he does kill.

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