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James M. Gavin (1907–1990)

James M. Gavin, grew up in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, and ran away from home in his early teen years, never to return. He was commissioned into the Infantry after graduating from the US Military Academy in 1929. Promoted Brigadier General in 1943, he was one of the youngest generals in US Army history since George Armstrong Custer during the ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Longest Day
The Longest Day Miscellaneous Crew
(1962)
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far Miscellaneous Crew
(1977)
Men in Battle
Men in Battle Himself
(1957)
Panorama
Panorama Himself
(1960)

Filmography

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 1977 Grand Theft Auto (helicopter pilot - uncredited)
 1977 A Bridge Too Far (military consultant - as General James M. Gavin U.S.A.)
 1962 The Longest Day (military consultant - as Lieutenant General James Gavin)
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 1960 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Episode dated 22 February 1960 (1960) ... Himself (as Lieutenant General James Gavin)
 1957 Men in Battle (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Arnhem (1957) ... Himself
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Personal Details

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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lieutenant General James Gavin | General James M. Gavin U.S.A.
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Trivia:

He served as a military consultant on both The Longest Day (1962) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). He was played by Robert Ryan in the former and Ryan O'Neal in the latter. See more »

Trademark:

Known for carrying an M1 Garand Rifle into battle rather than a traditional sidearm

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Jumping Jim See more »

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