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Overview (4)

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA  (heart attack)
Birth NameJames A. Westerfield
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

James Westerfield was born on March 22, 1913 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA as James A. Westerfield. He was an actor, known for On the Waterfront (1954), True Grit (1969) and Hang 'Em High (1968). He was married to Alice G. Fay. He died on September 20, 1971 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (1)

Alice G. Fay (27 December 1962 - 20 September 1971) (his death)

Trivia (5)

Character heavy primarily from Broadway who won two New York Drama Critics awards and produced and directed several plays on the summer theater circuit.
Disney film fans will remember him as the dumbstruck police officer and unwitting witness to the incredulous going-ons in several of their most popular comedy slapstick: The Shaggy Dog (1959), The Absent Minded Professor (1961) and Son of Flubber (1963).
Played tough, blue-collar types, often cops, bartenders or thugs. His best-remembered film role is probably that of "Big Mac" in the classic On the Waterfront (1954).
Wife Fay Tracey was an actress.
Spent a large part of his career on the stage, not only as actor, but as set designer, producer and director. He won two New York Drama Critics Awards for acting.

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