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Also Known As: William Sampson Jr. Died: June 3, 1987
Born: September 27, 1933 Cause of Death: complications from scleroderma
Birth Place: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA Profession: actor, artist, narrator

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Firewalker (1986) Tall Eagle
2.
3.
 Insignificance (1985) Elevator Attendant
4.
 Fish Hawk (1981) Fish Hawk
5.
 Vega$ (1978) Harlon Two Leaf
6.
 Standing Tall (1978) Lonny Moon
7.
 White Buffalo, The (1977) Chief Crazy Horse--
8.
 Hunted Lady, The (1977) Uncle George
9.
 Relentless (1977) Sam Watchman
10.
 Orca (1976) Umilak
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Notes

He has founded and chaired the non-profit organization American Indian Registry for the Permorming Arts.

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mother:
Mabel Sampson.
son:
Tim Sampson. Actor. Born c. 1956; appeared in Broadway revival of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" in 2001 playing the role of Chief Bromden.
grandson:
T J Sampson. Born c. 1980.
granddaughter:
Tafv Sampson. Born c. 1990.
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Zoeescobar ( 2009-12-16 )

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Known for his unforgettable role as Chief Bromden in the 1976 classic One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, William Sampson, Jr. entertained and moved audiences in numerous films, TV shows, and on stage. But his most important role was one that he played all his life – that of Indian cowboy and artist.

For the first time ever, fans and Western art enthusiasts can now experience the art and life of Will “Sonny” Sampson in a beautiful coffee table book, BEYOND CUCKOO’S NEST – THE ART AND LIFE OF WILLIAM SAMPSON, JR.

With photographs of more than 50 paintings and over 70 sketches, the originals of which are in private collections, this poignant book takes the reader on a rare and tender journey, from the three year old boy drawing in the dirt to the 6’ 5” Indian actor whose talent and charm influenced many.

“Painting is my life. I am first, last and always a painter.” Indeed, Will Sampson claimed that acting supported his painting habit.

Written and compiled by his personal assistant, Zoe Escobar, the book was a long time in the making. “After Sonny’s passing, I boxed up all the research material and sent it to a friend for safekeeping … where it languished for nearly twenty-five years.”

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