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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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He has founded and chaired the non-profit organization American Indian Registry for the Permorming Arts.
Zoeescobar ( 2009-12-16 )
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Known for his unforgettable role as Chief Bromden in the 1976 classic One Flew Over the Cuckoos 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 CUCKOOS 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 Sonnys 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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