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Lee Van Cleef
Van Cleef has appeared four times in The Rifleman ―
'The Deadly Wait' as Dan Maury,
he's the bad dude who crippled Micah's arm ―
as Stinger, he was one of the cowboys after Bill St. John ―
'The Clarence Bibs Story' as Wicks, he was one of the
cowboys edging Clarence on to kill Tanner ―
'Death Never Rides Alone'
as Johnny Drako, he was the cowboy who stood with Lucas and
Micah against Billy Graves and his gang.
Cleef started out as an accountant. He served in the U.S.
Navy aboard minesweepers and subchasers during World War II.
After the war he worked as an office administrator, becoming
involved in amateur theatrics in his spare time. An audition
for a professional role led to a touring company job in Mr.
Roberts. His performance was seen by Stanley Kramer, who
cast him as henchman Jack Colby in High Noon (1952), a role
that brought him great recognition despite the fact that he
had no dialogue.
He appeared in High Noon, as henchman Jack Colby, a role that
brought him great recognition despite having no dialogue. Liked him in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
He did numerous Sergio Leone Spaghetti
Westerns ― the one he is best known for is The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.
He later starred in his own TV series The Master, John Peter
McAlister, a martial arts and action show. Great actor!
Lee Van Cleef was born in Somerville, New Jersey on January 9, 1925
— Find A Grave
Birth Name: Clarence Leroy Van Cleef Jr.
He died December 16, 1989 in Oxnard, California of a heart attack.
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