Levon Helm (1940–2012)

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Levon Helm was in the right place at the right time. He saw the birth of rock and roll and, though he was too much of a gentleman to say it, his role in helping to keep that rebellious child healthy was more than just instrumental. On May 26, 1940, Mark Lavon Helm was the second of four children born to Nell and Diamond Helm in Elaine, Arkansas. ... See full bio »

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Shooter Mr. Rate
The Right Stuff Jack Ridley / Narrator
In the Electric Mist General John Bell Hood


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 2009 In the Electric Mist
General John Bell Hood
 2008 Only Halfway Home (Video short)
Helm - Levon
 2007/I Shooter
Mr. Rate
 2005 The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Old Man with Radio
 1997 Fire Down Below
Rev. Goodall
 1996 Feeling Minnesota
Bible Salesman
 1990 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
C.W. Blanchard
- Wrong Side of the Wall (1990) ... C.W. Blanchard
 1989 Staying Together
Denny Stockton
 1988 Pacific Bell: The Rain Children (TV Mini Series short)
Forrest Coy
- Are You Going To Keep Us? (1988) ... Forrest Coy
- Destiny Waiting (1988) ... Forrest Coy
- Bringing Lucy Home (1988) ... Forrest Coy
- Day in Court (1988) ... Forrest Coy
- Sometimes There Is No Explaining (1988) ... Forrest Coy
 1987 Man Outside
Sheriff Leland Laughlin
 1987 End of the Line
Leo Pickett
 1985 Smooth Talk
 1984 Best Revenge
 1984 The Dollmaker (TV Movie)
 1983 The Right Stuff
Jack Ridley / Narrator
 1982 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (TV Series)
Stormy Weathers
- Catch a Falling Star (1982) ... Stormy Weathers
 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter
Ted Webb
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Other Works:

CD: "Dirt Farmer", 2007.

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »

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The Band


5' 8" (1.73 m)


Sandra Dodd  (his death)

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His very first acting film role and his very last film role were co-starring alongside Tommy Lee Jones. Levon debuted in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) and finished with In the Electric Mist (2009), and in between those films he appeared in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005), directed by Jones, who also plays the main role. See more »

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