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Frank Dekova

Frank DeKova appeared in two episodes of The Rifleman The Indian as Chief Hostay ― Meeting at Midnight
as Carl Miller, the man who was in jail waiting for someone to break him out.

Frank Dekova an Italian-American character actor taught school (primarily languages) at a school in New York before joining a Shakespeare repertory group. Dekova made his Broadway debut in Detective Story, and was discovered by director Elia Kazan. Moving to Hollywood, he appeared in Viva Zapata! (1952) as the Mexican Colonel, and The Big Sky (1952). He played Abiram in The Ten Commandments, appeared in Cowboy (1958) The Mechanic (1972).

He did a lot of television work, including a role as Mafia hit man Jimmy Napoli in The Untouchables.

Remember him in F-Troop as Chief Wild Eagle?

Frank DeKova was born March 17, 1910 in New York, New York
He died October 15, 1981 in Sepulveda, California of natural causes

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