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Strother Martin

Actor Strother Martin

Full Name: Strother Douglas Martin, Jr.
Profession: Actor

United States of America

Why Famous: Often appeared in support of superstars John Wayne and Paul Newman and was memorable in Western films directed by John Ford and Sam Peckinpah.

Best known as the prison "captain" in the 1967 film "Cool Hand Luke", in which he uttered the famous line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate."

Born: March 26, 1919
Birthplace: Kokomo, Indiana, USA
Star Sign: Aries

Died: August 1, 1980 (aged 61)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1966-12-18 Actor Strother Martin (47) weds Helen Meisels

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