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Lee Marvin, (February 19, 1924 - August 29, 1987) was an American film actor. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ...


Early life

Born in New York City, New York, Marvin attended St. Leo Preparatory College in Saint Leo, Florida (now known as Saint Leo University.) He left school to join the U.S. 5th Marine Division, fought and was wounded during WWII in the bitter Battle of Saipan, and was sent home with a medical discharge and a rank of PFC. He then established an amateur off-Broadway acting career in New York City before moving to Hollywood in 1950. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... St. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush (R) Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... Saint Leo University is a private, non-profit, Roman Catholic university located in Saint Leo, Florida, next to San Antonio, Florida, which is north of Tampa. ... The 5th Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps was created during World War II for the Battle of Iwo Jima and the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands. ... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ... The battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June 1944 to 9 July 1944. ... US Military In the U.S. Army, Private First Class is the third lowest enlisted rank, just above Private and below Corporal or Specialist. ... Off-Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, the most densely populated major city in North America, and is at the center of international finance, politics, entertainment, and culture. ... ...

Popular actor

He quickly became a popular figure in supporting roles, initially always playing some kind of "heavy". His debut was in You're in the Navy Now (1951), but he also appeared in Don Siegel's Duel at Silver Creek (1952), being unpleasant to Gloria Grahame in The Big Heat (1953), as well as archetypal baddies in Hangman's Knot (1952), Eight Iron Men (1952), The Wild One (1953) opposite Marlon Brando, Seminole (1953), Gun Fury (1953), and Bad Day at Black Rock (1954) among others. The term heavy can mean several things: Heavy, an adjective used to describe the property of having much weight Heavy, a 1995 film Heavy, a term to describe a jumbo jet for purposes of air traffic control. ... Don Siegel (October 26, 1912 - April 20, 1991) was an influential American film director. ... Gloria Grahame Gloria Grahame (November 28, 1923 – October 5, 1981) was an American film actress. ... Lee Marvin and Gloria Grahame The Big Heat is the 1953 Fritz Lang-directed motion film drama of crooked cops and murder. ... What are you rebelling against? What have you got? The Wild One (1953) was the very first outlaw biker film, also made memorable by the youthful Marlon Brando playing gang leader Johnny Stabler. ... Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1948 Marlon Brando, Jr. ... Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 film which tells the story of a stranger who comes to a small town to give the father of a Japanese_American soldier the medals that his son won. ...

Marvin and Gloria Grahame in "The Big Heat"
Marvin and Gloria Grahame in "The Big Heat"

His roles improved (e.g. Attack! (1956), The Missouri Traveller (1958)) but it took over a hundred episodes as Chicago police lieutenant Frank Ballinger in the successful 1957-60 television series M Squad to give him enough clout to star. He had solid roles in The Comancheros (1961), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and Donovan's Reef (1963). Aided by director Don Siegel he starred in the groundbreaking The Killers (1964) playing an organised, no-nonsense, efficient, businesslike professional assassin whose character was copied to a great degree by Samuel L. Jackson in the 1994 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction. The Big Heat This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... The Big Heat This is a screenshot of a copyrighted movie or television program. ... M Squad was an American television series that ran from 1957 to 1960 on NBC. Set in Chicago, Illinois, it starred Lee Marvin as police lieutenant Frank Ballinger of the Chicago Police Departments special M Squad. ... The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic Western movie made in 1962. ... Donovans Reef is a 1963 American action/comedy motion picture from director John Ford, about a snooty young woman from Boston who comes to a South Pacific isle in search of her missing father and encounters a pair of old sailors. ... Don Siegel (October 26, 1912 - April 20, 1991) was an influential American film director. ... The Killers, sometimes called Ernest Hemingways The Killers, was the first movie that was made for TV however because of the violence in the film, NBC refused to air it. ... Samuel L. Jackson Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Quentin Tarantino, playing Mr. ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino and written by Tarantino and Roger Avary. ...

Lee Marvin won the 1965 Academy Award for Best Actor for his comedic performance in the offbeat western Cat Ballou. Following roles in The Professionals (1966) and The Dirty Dozen (1967) he reprised his role as a businesslike assassin in the influential John Boorman film Point Blank (1967). Another Boorman film, the commercial flop Hell in the Pacific came the following year, co-starring famed Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune. He had a hit song with "I Was Born Under a Wandering Star" from the western musical Paint Your Wagon (1969). // Events January-February January 4 - United States President Lyndon Johnson proclaims his Great Society during his State of the Union address. ... The Academy Award for Best Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Cat Ballou is a 1965 comedy Western film which tells the story of a woman who hires a famous gunman to avenge her fathers murder, but finds that the man she hires isnt what she expected. ... This article is about the well-known movie; Dirty Dozen may also refer to the rap group D12. ... John Boorman (born January 18, 1933 in Shepperton, Surrey, United Kingdom), is a British filmmaker, currently based in Ireland, best known for his feature films such as Point Blank, Deliverance, Excalibur, and The General. ... Point Blank Point Blank is a 1967 crime film directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin, adapted from the pulp classic The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake, writing as Richard Stark. ... Toshiro Mifune in Yojimbo Toshiro Mifune (三船 敏郎 Mifune Toshirō) (April 1, 1920 - December 24, 1997) was a Japanese actor who appeared in almost 170 feature films. ... Paint Your Wagon is a 1951 Broadway musical comedy, with book and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, set in a mining camp in Gold Rush-era California. ...

Later life

He generally starred in 'easier' films in the 1970s and 1980s, down-playing the clarity and cruelty of his earlier roles. His 1970s films were Monte Walsh (1970), Prime Cut (1972), Pocket Money (1972), Emperor of the North Pole (1973), The Spikes Gang (1974), The Klansman (1974), Shout at the Devil (1976), The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday (1976), Avalanche Express (1978). His last big role was given to him by Samuel Fuller for The Big Red One (1980). His remaining films were Death Hunt (1981), Gorky Park (1983), Dog Day (1984), The Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission (1985), with his final appearance being in The Delta Force (1986). Prime Cut is a 1972 American movie produced by Joe Wizan and directed by Michael Ritchie, with a screenplay written by Robert Dillon. ... Pocket Money is a 1972 film directed by Stuart Rosenberg from a screenplay written by Terrence Malick. ... Emperor of the North Pole is a 1973 movie starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and Keith Carradine. ... The Klansman is a 1974 American motion picture drama based on the book of the same name by William Bradford Huie. ... Shout at the Devil is a 1976 film based on the novel by Wilbur Smith. ... Samuel Fuller Samuel Fuller (August 12, 1911 - October 30, 1997) was an American film director. ... Patch of the United States Army 1st Infantry Division. ... A 1981 film starring Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson and Carl Weathers. ... Gorky Park, a park in Moscow. ... The Dog Days are the period from three weeks before to three weeks after the star Sirius and the Sun are aligned. ... Official force name 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Airborne) 1st SFOD-D (A) Combat Application Group (CAG) Delta Force Nicknames D-boys Delta boys Deltas Branch U.S. Army Chain of Command USASOC Description Versatile Special Operations Force, mainly trained for counter-terrorism. ...

Lee Marvin on the cover of Esquire Magazine
Lee Marvin on the cover of Esquire Magazine

In 1973, Marvin was sued by long-time girlfriend Michelle Triola, who, though the couple never married, sought financial compensation similar to alimony. Though Marvin ultimately prevailed after an eight-year battle, the case is regarded as a landmark palimony ruling. [1] Image File history File links Lee Marvin on the cover of Esquire Magazine This image is of a scan of a magazine cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the magazine or the individual contributors who worked on the cover depicted. ... Image File history File links Lee Marvin on the cover of Esquire Magazine This image is of a scan of a magazine cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the magazine or the individual contributors who worked on the cover depicted. ... Esquire is a magazine for men owned by the Hearst Corporation. ... 1973 was a common year starting on Monday. ... In many countries alimony, maintenance or spousal support is an obligation established by law that is based on the premise that both spouses have an absolute obligation to support each other during the marriage (or civil union) unless they are legally separated, though in some instances the obligation to support... Palimony is a slang term referring to a court judgment for property or support in a lawsuit between unmarried cohabitants. ...

Marvin died in 1987 of a heart attack in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 63, and is interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. A city street near downtown Tucson, Arizona. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Official languages English Only State Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... Arlington Cemetery Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia, is an American military cemetery established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Robert E. Lees home. ... State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner (D) Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water 8,220 km² (7. ...


  • Another myth about a brother who was a major general in US Army Intelligence is not true. Some say there was a fellow involved with remote viewing who looks like Marvin, however.
  • A book regarding the films of Lee Marvin, Lee Marvin: His Films and Career was written by Robert J. Lentz in 1999. This book details all the films and also the television roles of Marvin. It does not delve into his personal life.
  • When visiting co-star Vivien Leigh at her home in London, England with his partner, Michelle Triola (of "palimony" fame), he tore up a deck of antique playing cards that they were playing with. Much to Triola's surprise, Leigh was not at all disturbed by Marvin's boorish behavior but seemed enchanted by him. (as per [[3]])

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  Results from FactBites:
palimony - definition of palimony in Encyclopedia (385 words)
The term, a portmanteau of pal (see interpersonal relationship) and alimony, was coined by attorney Marvin Mitchelson in 1977 when his client Michelle Marvin (the former Michelle Triola) filed an unsuccessful suit against actor Lee Marvin.
Marvin claimed that the actor, who was still married at the time, had promised to support her for the rest of her life.
In legal jargon, a palimony case is sometimes called a "Marvin" case.
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