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Born: July 6, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1947:
Began singing in barbershop and gospel quartets in his native St Mathews, KY
1956:
Stage debut at age 19 in "Wilderness Road," an outdoor historical pageant staged in Berea, KY
1957:
Performed with the Barter Theater in Virginia
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Spent eight years with Arena Stage in Washington, DC
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Appearance in the Broadway production of "The Great White Hope"; caught attention of John Boorman
1972:
Film acting debut in Boorman's "Deliverance" alongside Jon Voight and Burt Reynolds; character involved in film's infamous rape scene
1972:
TV-movie debut in "Footsteps" (CBS)
1975:
Played the Lawyer husband of Lily Tomlin in Robert Altman's "Nashville"
1976:
Received Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for role of Arthur Jensen in "Network"; directed by Sidney Lumet
1977:
TV series debut as title character in "Szysznyk"
1978:
Cast as Lex Luthor's henchman Otis in "Superman"
1979:
Earned an Emmy nomination for co-starring in the drama "Friendly Fire" (ABC) with Carol Burnett
1980:
Reprised the role of Otis for "Superman II"
1987:
Cast as Dennis Quaid's co-worker and potential father-in-law in "The Big Easy"
1990:
Garnered another Emmy nomination for The Family Channel's "The Long Train Home"
1991:
Portrayed the singer Josef Locke in the award-winning British film "Hear My Song"
1993:
Played Rudy Reuttiger's father in the biopic "Rudy"
1993:
Had leading role of Stanley Bolander on the NBC police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street"
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Played Cap'n Andy in touring company of "Show Boat"
1999:
Earned critical plaudits for his performance in "Spring Forward"; film premiered at Toronto Film Festival
2001:
Cast as Big Daddy in London stage revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
2004:
Cast in the TNT special "The Wool Cap," starring William H. Macy and Don Rickles
2006:
Co-starred in the independent film "Sweet Land"
2007:
Co-starred with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in the Mike Nichols directed "Charlie Wilson's War"
2010:
Voiced the character of Lotso the bear in the animated feature "Toy Story 3"
2012:
Cast in the crime drama "Rampart" opposite Woody Harrelson

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