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Jack Elam

Elam in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Birth name Jack Elam
Born 13 Nov 1920
Miami, Arizona, USA
Died 20 Oct 2003 aged 82

Jack Elam (November 13, 1920October 20, 2003) was an American film actor. He appeared mostly in westerns. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Miami is a town located in Gila County, Arizona, United States. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Broncho Billy Anderson, from The Great Train Robbery The Western movie is one of the classic American film genres. ...


Born in Miami, Arizona, he was raised by relatives in very unhappy circumstances. He grew up picking cotton, and as a Boy Scout he lost the sight in his left eye after another Scout threw a pencil at him at a troop meeting.[citation needed] His face became famous at least in part due to the "lazy" left eye. Miami is a town located in Gila County, Arizona, United States. ...


He later attended Santa Monica Junior College in California and subsequently became an accountant in Hollywood and, at one time, manager of the Bel Air Hotel in Los Angeles. In 1949, Elam made his debut in "She Shoulda Said 'No'!", an exploitation film where a chorus girl's smoking marijuana ruins her career and drives her brother to suicide. He then appeared mostly in westerns and gangster films playing "heavies". She Shoulda Said No!, also known as Wild Weed, Marijuana, the Devils Weed, and The Devils Weed is a 1949 exploitation film in the spirit of morality tales such as Reefer Madness and Marihuana. ... Exploitation film is a type of film that eschews the expense of quality productions in favor of making films on-the-cheap, attracting the public by exciting their more prurient interests. ...


In 1963 he got a rare chance to play the good guy when he played the part of Deputy Marshall J.D.Smith in "The Dakotas", a TV western which was to run for 19 episodes. Elam was given his first comedic role in Support Your Local Sheriff!, after which he found his villainous assignments dwindling and his comic jobs increasing. He was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1994. The Dakotas was a television western series first seen on ABC television (UK) on January 7th 1963. ... Support Your Local sheriff! is a comic western film starring James Garner and Harry Morgan. ... The Hall of Great Western Performers is a Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. ...


Elam produced probably the best ever description of the stages of a moderately successful actor's life. According to him the stages are defined by the way a film director refers to the actor suggested for a part.[citation needed]


Stage 1: "Who is Jack Elam?"


Stage 2: "Get me Jack Elam."


Stage 3: " I want a Jack Elam type."


Stage 4: "I want a younger Jack Elam."


Stage 5: "Who is Jack Elam?"


Jack Elam died of congestive heart failure on October 20, 2003, aged 84.[1][2] Congestive heart failure (CHF), also called congestive cardiac failure (CCF) or just heart failure, is a condition that can result from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the heart to fill with or pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body. ... October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Incomplete Filmography

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References

  • Mahar, Ted. (Oct. 4, 1998) The Oregonian. A Sampling of Elams Movies. Page L10.
  • 1920 United States Census, Arizona, Gila County, Miami
  • 1930 United States Census, Arizona, Gila County, Miami
  • 2003 State of Oregon Death Index.

October 2, 2004 edition. ...

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Jack Elam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (225 words)
Jack Elam (born November 13, 1918 in Miami, Arizona; died October 20, 2003 in Ashland, Oregon) was an American film actor who appeared mostly in westerns.
In interviews, Elam admitted that he got the slow eye after a fellow Boy Scout stabbed him in the left eye with a pencil during a scrape at a troop meeting.
Elam was given his first comedic role in Support Your Local Sheriff, after which he found his villainous assignments dwindling and his comic jobs increasing.
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