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Milton Sperling
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Vincent Price
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Emilio Cigoli
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Lee Van Cleef

Knowledge Identifier: +Lee_Van_Cleef

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Lee Van Cleef

American film actor who appeared mostly in Westerns and action pictures add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1925.

Countries: United States (79%), Italy (14%), China (3%)

Main connections: John Wayne, Bill Williams (actor), Orson Welles

Linked to: The New York Times, United States Navy, American Broadcasting Company, CBS

 

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Lee Van Cleef was born in 1925 add something


1940

Emilio Cigoli - He was the Italian voice of nearly every major Hollywood star from the 1940s through the 1960s, including John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, William Holden, Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, Steve Reeves, Vincent Price, Lee Van Cleef, and Orson Welles


1943

He married his first wife Patsy Ruth in 1943 add something


1950

All have attained status as classic noir films of the 1950s and Van Cleef's roles, though as secondary characters and villains, were memorable add something

 

He worked as an accountant in Somerville, New Jersey before beginning in his movie career in 1950 add something


1951

Van Cleef appeared six times between 1951 and 1955 as Burt Tanner on the children's western "The Adventures of Kit Carson", starring Bill Williams add something


1952

In 1952, he began his acting career after friends and family encouraged him to try it because of his unique looks add something


1954

In 1954, he appeared as Jesse James in the Jim Davis syndicated series "Stories of the Century" add something


1956

In 1956 he co-starred with Peter Graves in the B-grade science fiction movie "It Conquered the World" add something


1959

He played different minor characters on four episodes of ABC's "The Rifleman" between 1959 and 1962 and twice on ABC's "Tombstone Territory" add something

 

In 1959, a severe alcohol related car crash nearly cost Van Cleef his career as a resulting knee injury had doctors telling him he would never ride a horse again add something


1960

He appeared with Chuck Connors and Pippa Scott in the 1960 episode "Trial by Fear" of CBS's "The DuPont Show with June Allyson" add something


1962

He had a small, uncredited role as one of the river pirates in 1962's "How the West Was Won" add something

 

He played one of Lee Marvin's villainous henchmen in the 1962 John Ford classic "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance", with James Stewart and John Wayne add something


1963

In 1963, Van Cleef made a rare TV appearance on "Perry Mason" in "The Case of the Golden Oranges add something


1965

However, in 1965, there was an opportunity waiting for him that was to change his life add something


1971

Milton Sperling - Sperling later produced a Spanish made "spaghetti western" with Lee Van Cleef in the role of "Captain Apache" several television movies until his death by cancer in 1988


1974

Lo Lieh - Lo played Ho Chiang in 1974 film "The Stranger and the Gunfighter", alongside Lee Van Cleef


1980

In the early 1980s, Van Cleef appeared in a very popular series of commercials for Midas mufflers, in which he played up his gunfighter persona, playing opposite many character actors of the time, including Jack Palance add something

 

Mike Monty - His more well-known films from the 1980s were Italian productions such as "The Atlantis Interceptors", directed by Ruggero Deodato and starring former Peyton Place star Christopher Connelly and Tony King, and "Captain Yankee", directed by Antonio Margheriti and starring Connelly and Lee Van Cleef


1984

In 1984, Van Cleef was cast as a ninja master in the NBC adventure series "The Master", but it was canceled after 13 episodes add something

 

Claude Akins - He played the owner of a small airstrip in the short-lived 1984 series "The Master" with Lee Van Cleef and Demi Moore


1989

They remained married until his death in 1989 add something


Lee Van Cleef died in 1989 add something

 

Lee Van Cleef worked up until his failing health took his life on December 16, 1989 at the age of 64 add something

 

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Voice actor Simon Prescott substituted for Lee Van Cleef who had died in 1989


2011

Alternative rock band Primus paid tribute to the actor with a song entitled "Lee Van Cleef" on their 2011 album "Green Naugahyde" add something


2013

This song appears on their debut album 'Snapshot', released in September 2013 add something