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Birth Name: William Scott Elam

Born: 13 November 1920 Died: 20 October 2003

Country of origin: United States

Height: 6' 0"


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Description: A graduate of Santa Monica Junior College, Jack Elam spent the immediate post-World War II years as an accountant, numbering several important Hollywood stars among his clients. Already blind in one eye from a childhood fight, Elam was in danger of losing the sight in his other eye as a result of his demanding profession. Several of his show business friends suggested that Elam give acting a try; Elam would be a natural as a villain. A natural he was, and throughout the 1950s Elam cemented his reputation as one of the meanest-looking and most reliable "heavies" in the movies. Few of his screen roles gave him the opport ... (more)
Tags: Died 2003 (5), Actor (3), Born 1918 (3), American (2), Western (2), Deceased (2), Born 1920 (2), Film Actor (1), Westerns (1), Died Aged 82 (1), Television (1), Film Noir (1), Bonanza (1), Scorpio (1), Stories Of The Century (1), Villain (1), B-List (1), Tv Western (1), Played Drunk (1), Gunsmoke (1)
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1361 Watched
2. High Noon (1952)
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7.9
551 Watched
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5.9
330 Watched
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7.7
244 Watched
5. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Rating:
7.7
201 Watched




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6.1
1242 Watched
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6.3
270 Watched
4. Fantasy Island (1977)
Rating:
6
188 Watched
5. Bonanza (1959)
Rating:
6.4
163 Watched





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