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Also Known As: Died: December 14, 1989
Born: January 9, 1925 Cause of Death: apparent heart attack
Birth Place: Somerville, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor, accountant

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Lean, cool character player whose angular features marked him as a villain and who found his fortune as the hero of "spaghetti westerns" such as "For a Few Dollars More" (1965) and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1967).

Lean, cool character player whose angular features marked him as a villain and who found his fortune as the hero of "spaghetti westerns" such as "For a Few Dollars More" (1965) and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1967).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Speed Zone (1989) Grandfather
4.
 Armed Response (1986) Burt Roth
5.
 Killing Machine (1986) Maitre Julot
6.
 Geheimcode Wildganse (1984) Archie "China" Travers
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 Jungle Raiders (1984) Inspector Warren
8.
 Escape From New York (1981) Bob Hauk
9.
 Squeeze, The (1980) Chris
10.
 Octagon, The (1980) Mccarn
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Milestones close milestones

1942:
Employed as farm worker in New Jersey
:
After service in the Navy during WWII, joined a little theater group, was discovered by director Joshua Logan who cast him in stage production of "Mister Roberts"; went directly to films
1952:
Film debut, "High Noon"

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wife:
Barbara Hevelone. Second wife; married in July 13, 1976.

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father:
Clarence Van Cleef.
mother:
Marion Van Cleef.

Bibliography close complete biography

"Lee Van Cleef: A Biographical, Film and Television Reference" McFarland

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