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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 December 1913Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Date of Death 23 February 1965Rome, Lazio, Italy  (cirrhosis of the liver)
Height 6' 4" (1.93 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Kitzmiller was born on December 4, 1913 in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA. He was an actor, known for Dr. No (1962), Variety Lights (1950) and Valley of Peace (1956). He was married to Dusia Bejic. He died on February 23, 1965 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

Spouse (1)

Dusia Bejic (December 1964 - 23 February 1965) (his death)

Trivia (5)

This first black person to win a best acting award at the Cannes Film Festival.
An American soldier, he took part in the liberation of Italy during World War II. He fell in love with the country, stayed there, and made much of his acting career there, playing Italian cinema's stock coloured man.
Awarded the Victory Medal World War II.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Held a degree in engineering.

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