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Earl L. Butz (1909–2008)

Earl L. Butz was born on July 3, 1909 in Albion, Indiana, USA as Earl Lauer Butz. He was married to Mary Emma Powell. He died on February 2, 2008 in West Lafayette, Indiana. See full bio »

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King Corn
King Corn Himself - Former Secretary of Agriculture
Independent Lens


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 2008 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
- King Corn (2008)
 2007 King Corn (Documentary)
Himself - Former Secretary of Agriculture (as Earl Butz)
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 2016 Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry (Documentary)
Himself - Former Secretary of Agriculture
 2008 Killer at Large (Documentary)
Himself - Secretary of Agriculture, 1971-1976

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His infamous quote was the inspiration for the title of Coming Attractions (1978), which featured a series of mock movie trailers and comedy sketches, including a musical number based on Butz's comment. See more »

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