|Born||in Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Died||in Glendora, California, USA (lung cancer)|
|Birth Name||Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode|
|Height||6' 4" (1.93 m)|
Mini Bio (3)
An athlete turned actor, Strode was a top-notch decathlete and a football star at UCLA. He became part of Hollywood lore after meeting director John Ford and becoming a part of the Ford "family," appearing in four Ford motion pictures. Strode also played the powerful gladiator who does battle with Kirk Douglas in Spartacus (1960)."
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ray Hamel
Played college football and broke color barrier at the same time as Kenny Washington. Met his wife, a Hawaiian princess and stand-in for the swim sequences for Dorothy Lamour. Woody played for the Los Angeles Rams after their move from Cleveland. He was also a professional wrestler, wrestling the likes of Gorgeous George. Woody lived in a modest home overlooking Glendora and the San Gabriel Valley, north east of Los Angeles about 25 miles.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bob Rea <email@example.com>
Woody Strode was a respected actor with strong African and Native American ancestry. He was Cree and Blackfoot on his father's side and Cherokee on his mother's. While some reviewers and historians claim he could have been a more well-known and cast minority actor if not for his size and physically strong appearance, more along the lines of Sidney Poitier, a near contemporary, Hollywood of the past and present still has few positive roles outside of the stereotypical for ethnic males. The roles he was offered fell within those limited, though notable range.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Red Haircrow
(10 May 1982 -
31 December 1994) (his death)
Luana Strode (14 October 1940 - 17 September 1980) (her death) (2 children)
Trade Mark (2)
Personal Quotes (1)
|La collina degli stivali (1969)||$75,000 for 10 weeks|