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Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode (born July 25, 1914, Los Angeles, California; died December 31, 1994) was a decathlete and football star at UCLA before becoming a pioneering African-American film actor. is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Decathlon is an athletic event combining 10 track and field events. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ...


Strode and fellow UCLA alumnus Kenny Washington were two of the first African-Americans to play in the National Football League, playing for the Los Angeles Rams in 1946. In 1948 and 1949, he played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He also spent a few years in professional wrestling, wrestling the likes of Gorgeous George. Kenny Washington Kenneth S. Kingfish Washington (born August 31, 1918, Los Angeles, California; died June 24, 1971) was a professional football player who was one of the first African-Americans to play in the National Football Leagues modern (post-World War II) era. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... NFL redirects here. ... The St. ... For the defunct hockey team, see Calgary Stampeders (hockey) The Calgary Stampeders are a Canadian Football League team based in Calgary, Alberta. ... The West Division is one of the two regional divisions of the Canadian Football League. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... George Raymond Wagner, or Gorgeous George (March 24, 1915 - December 26, 1963) was a professional wrestler. ...


As an actor, he was noted for film roles that contrasted with the stereotypes of the time. He was 6' 4" (1.93 m) tall.


Strode made his screen debut in 1941 in Sundown, but became more active in the 1950s, in roles of increasing depth. He played dual roles in The Ten Commandments (1956) as an Ethiopian king as well as a slave, and in 1959 portrayed the cowardly Private Franklin in Pork Chop Hill. For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 1956 film. ... Pork Chop Hill DVD cover Pork Chop Hill is a war film released in 1959, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Gregory Peck and Woody Strode. ...


He became a close friend of director John Ford, who gave him the title role in Sergeant Rutledge (1960) as a member of the Ninth Cavalry falsely accused of rape and murder; he would later appear in smaller roles in Ford's later films Two Rode Together (1961) and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962). However, he is probably best remembered for his brief Golden Globe-nominated role in Spartacus (1960), in which he fights Kirk Douglas to the death. For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ... Sergeant Rutledge is a 1960 film directed by John Ford, with Woody Strode in the title role. ... Two Rode Together is a western film directed by John Ford. ... The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic Western movie made in 1962, starring James Stewart, John Wayne and Lee Marvin, and directed by John Ford. ... Spartacus is a 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. ... Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky December 9, 1916) is an iconic American actor and film producer known for his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas himself once described as sons of bitches. He is also father to Hollywood actor and producer Michael Douglas. ...


Strode played memorable villains opposite three screen Tarzan's. In 1958, he appeared as Ramo opposite Gordon Scott in Tarzan's Fight For Life. In 1963, he was cast opposite Jock Mahoney's Tarzan as both the dying leader of an unnamed Asian country and that leader's unsavory brother, Khan, in Tarzan's Three Challenges. In the late 1960s, he appeared in several episodes of the Ron Ely Tarzan television series. 1914 Edition of Tarzan of the Apes Tarzan, a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gordon Scott (with Rickie Sorenson) in Tarzan and the Trappers (1958) Gordon Scott was an American actor best known for his portrayal of Tarzan in the 1950s. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jock Mahoney (February 7, 1919 - December 14, 1989) was the stagename of American actor and stuntman Jacques OMahoney, who was of French, Irish and Cherokee descent. ... Tarzans Three Challenges (1963) is a followup to 1962s Tarzan Goes to India. ... Ron Ely or Ronald Ely (born 21 June 1938) is the stage name of the American actor born Ronald Pierce in Hereford, Texas. ... Ron Ely as Tarzan Tarzan aired on NBC from 1966 – 1968. ...


Strode played a heroic sailor on a sinking ship in the 1960 film The Last Voyage. In 1966 he landed a major starring role in The Professionals, a major box-office success which (almost) established him as a major star. Another notable part was as a gunslinger in the opening sequence of Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West (1968); after this, he would appear in several other spaghetti Westerns of lesser quality. His starring role as a thinly disguised Patrice Lumumba in Seduto alla sua destra (released in the U.S. as Black Jesus) garnered Strode a great deal of press at the time, but the film is largely forgotten now, despite his impressive performance. He remained a visible character actor throughout the '70s and '80s, and has become widely regarded (along with Sidney Poitier and Brock Peters) as one of the most important black film actors of his time. His last film was The Quick and the Dead (1995). Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Last Voyage (1960) tells the story of an aged ocean liner, SS Claridon that meets destruction in the Pacific Ocean. ... The Professionals is a 1966 Western movie directed by Richard Brooks. ... Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Clint Eastwood as the Man with No Name in A Fistful of Dollars Once Upon a Time in the West, in true Sergio Leone style, ends with an extended shootout scene between Harmonica (Charles Bronson) and Frank (Henry Fonda). ... Patrice Lumumba as the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1960 Patrice Émery Lumumba (2 July 1925 – 17 January 1961) was an African anti-colonial leader and the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo after he helped to win its independence... A character actor is an actor, especially in motion pictures, who predominantly performs in similar roles throughout the course of a career. ... Sir Sidney Poitier KBE, (IPA pronunciation: ) (born February 20, 1927), is an Academy Award-winning Bahamian American actor, film director, and activist. ... Brock Peters (July 2, 1927 – August 23, 2005), born George Fisher in New York City, was an African American actor probably best known for the role in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird of Tom Robinson, the black man unjustly convicted of raping a white girl. ... The phrase The Quick and the Dead originates in the bible, 1 Peter Chapter 4 (verse 5 in the King James Version), describing Jesus judgment of all people, both living (quick being an older phrase with that meaning) and dead: Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the...


Strode was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter organization established for African Americans.[citation needed] His world class decathlon capabilities were spearheaded by a fifty foot plus shot put (when the world record was fifty seven feet) and a six-four high jump (world record at time was 6-10). Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... The Greek alphabet (Greek: ) is an alphabet consisting of 24 letters that has been used to write the Greek language since the late 8th or early 9th century BC. It was the first alphabet in the narrow sense, that is, a writing system using a separate symbol for each vowel... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ...


Strode died of lung cancer on December 31, 1994, in Glendora, California. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif. Lung cancer is the malignant transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for 1. ... Location of Glendora in Los Angeles County, California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Incorporated (city) 1911-11-13 [3] Government  - Mayor Ken Herman [1]  - City Manager Eric. ... At 921 acres, Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California is the third-largest cemetery managed by the National Cemetery Administration, and since 2000 has been the most active in the system based on the number of interments. ...

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Trivia

  • Strode's first wife Luana was a Hawaiian princess.
  • Strode posed for a nude portrait, part of Hubert Stowitts's acclaimed exhibition of athletic portraits shown at the 1936 Berlin Olympics (although the inclusion of black and Jewish athletes caused the Nazis to close the exhibit).[1]
  • He wrote an autobiography entitled Goal Dust (ISBN 0-8191-7680-X).
  • Author Stephen King pays an homáge of sorts to Strode, in the King/Peter Straub collaboration Black House. Woody Strode is the Twinner of the Territories lawman and Gunslinger, Speedy Parker.
  • Strode was a dedicated martial artists under the direction of Frank Landers in the art of SeishinDo Kenpo. (Fighting Stars Magazine - July 1978).
  • Strode was one of the last friends of legendary director John Ford. He came to visit Ford while the director was feuding with the Hollywood film studios. A studio head called as the two were talking and Ford said "Tell him I'm busy, sitting here with my good friend Woody Strode."

Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ... Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... Black House is a novel by horror writers Stephen King and Peter Straub. ... SeishinDo Kenpo is an American martial art system of self defence. ...

Filmography

The year 1941 in film involved some significant events. ... Star Spangled Rhythm is a 1942 all-star cast musical film made by Paramount Pictures during World War II as a as morale booster. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... For other uses, see No Time for Love (disambiguation). ... The year 1943 in film involved some significant events. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... Bride of the Gorilla is a 1951 sci-fi film directed by Curt Siodmak and stars Raymond Burr, Lon Chaney Jr. ... See also: 1950 in film 1951 1952 in film 1950s in film 1940s in film years in film film Events Sweden - May Britt is scouted by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati Top grossing films North America David and Bathsheba Show Boat tie The Great Caruso and An... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... Androcles and the Lion is a 1952 RKO film produced by Gabriel Pascal from the George Bernard Shaw play. ... // Events February 20 - The film The African Queen opens (Capitol Theater in New York City). ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... Demetrius and the Gladiators was a 1954 drama film that was a sequel to The Robe. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... Jungle Jim was created in January 7, 1934 by writer Don Moore and artist Alex Raymond, who had been known for aiding the production of comics such as Tim Tylers Luck, Tillie the Toiler, Blondie, Secret Agent X-9, and Rip Kirby. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... The Bowery Boys were a group of actors who made a series of films released by Monogram Pictures from 1946 through 1958. ... The year 1954 in film involved some significant events. ... Son of Sinbad is a 1955 American Film directed by Ted Tetzlaff. ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... The year 1955 in film involved some significant events. ... The Ten Commandments is a 1956 motion picture dramatizing the Biblical story of Moses, an Egyptian prince-turned deliverer of the Hebrew slaves. ... The year 1956 in film involved some significant events. ... 1914 Edition of Tarzan of the Apes Tarzan, a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ... // Events February 16- In the Money is released on this date. ... The Buccaneer is a 1958 film shot in technicolor about a Privateer named Jean Laffite and how he helped in the Battle of New Orleans. ... // Events February 16- In the Money is released on this date. ... Pork Chop Hill DVD cover Pork Chop Hill is a war film released in 1959, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Gregory Peck and Woody Strode. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... The Last Voyage (1960) tells the story of an aged ocean liner, SS Claridon that meets destruction in the Pacific Ocean. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... Sergeant Rutledge is a 1960 film directed by John Ford, with Woody Strode in the title role. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... Spartacus is a 1960 film directed by Stanley Kubrick and based on the novel of the same name by Howard Fast about the historical life of Spartacus and the Third Servile War. ... See also: 1959 in film 1960 1961 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film // Events April 20 - for the first time since coming home from military service in Germany, Elvis Presley returns to Hollywood, California to film G.I. Blues August 10 - Filming of West... The year 1961 in film involved some significant events. ... Two Rode Together is a western film directed by John Ford. ... The year 1961 in film involved some significant events. ... The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic Western movie made in 1962, starring James Stewart, John Wayne and Lee Marvin, and directed by John Ford. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... Tarzans Three Challenges (1963) is a followup to 1962s Tarzan Goes to India. ... The year 1963 in film involved some significant events. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... 7 Women is a 1966 film starring Anne Bancroft. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... The Professionals is a 1966 Western movie directed by Richard Brooks. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Thunderball Dr. Zhivago Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? That Darn Cat! The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming Academy Awards Best Picture: A Man for All Seasons - Highland, Columbia Best Actor: Paul Scofield - A Man for All Seasons Best Actress: Elizabeth Taylor... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... Shalako is a 1968 Western film starring Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... The year 1968 in film involved some significant events. ... Che! is a film directed by Richard Fleischer in 1969. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... Boot Hill (original title: La Collina degli stivali) is a 1969 Italian spaghetti western film starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. ... // Cannes Film Festival opens, but closes in support of a French general strike without awarding any prizes. ... // Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr premieres in New York City. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... // Top grossing films The Godfather Fiddler on the Roof Diamonds Are Forever Whats Up, Doc?, starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan ONeal Dirty Harry The Last Picture Show A Clockwork Orange Cabaret, starring Liza Minnelli The Hospital Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex Academy Awards Best Picture... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... // January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... // January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... // January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... // Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas Star Wars science fiction film. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... Kingdom Of the Spiders is a 1977 horror/science-fiction film starring William Shatner and Tiffany Bolling. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... Cuba Crossing is a 1980 action film directed by Chuck Workman and distributed by Troma Entertainment. ... The year 1980 in film involved some significant events. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ... // This is the year of film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which will become the highest grossing movie for almost 15 years (until Titanic), earning double or triple against any major film of the 1980s. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... 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References

  1. ^ Stowitts, Hubert Julian. American champions; fifty portraits of American atheletes by Stowitts, Tiergartenstrasse 21a, Berlin, 9.-15. September 1936, unter dem Protektorat des Amerikanischen Botschafters und Mitwirkung der Vereinigung Carl Schurz, anlässlich der XI. Olympiade, special sport exhibition. Stowitts, 1936

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NAME Strode, Woody
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Strode, Woodrow Wilson Woolwine (birth name)
SHORT DESCRIPTION American football player and actor
DATE OF BIRTH July 28, 1914
PLACE OF BIRTH Los Angeles, California
DATE OF DEATH December 31, 1994
PLACE OF DEATH Glendora, California

 
 

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