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Also Known As: Died: November 19, 2002
Born: August 31, 1928 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Laurel, Nebraska, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Family moved to Los Angeles from Laurel, Nebraska, when Coburn was five; grew up and attended high school in Compton
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Served in the US Army as a radio operator
1950:
Acting debut in La Jolla Playhouse production of "Billy Budd", San Diego, CA (date approximate)
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Worked in TV commericials (advertising rubber golf balls) and live TV ("Studio One", "GE Theatre" and "Robert Montgomery Presents") in New York
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Performed in summer stock in Detroit before going to Hollywood
1959:
Screen acting debut in "Ride Lonesome"
1960:
Starred in TV series, "Klondike"
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Established himself as a supporting player in movies like "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), "The Great Escape" (1963), "Charade" (1964) and "Major Dundee" (1965)
1961:
Starred in NBC series "Acapulco"
1965:
Achieved star status as secret agent in "Our Man Flint"; reprised role two years later in "In Like Flint"
1967:
Debut as film producer, "The President's Analyst" and "Waterhole Number 3"
1973:
Featured in ensemble cast of "The Last of Sheila"
1973:
Gave fine performance as Pat Garrett in Sam Peckinpaugh's "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid"
1977:
Reunited with Peckinpaugh, playing honest German soldier in "Cross of Iron"
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Hosted occult series, "Darkroom"
1992:
Appeared in Robert Altman's "The Player"
1996:
Had co-starring role in "The Nutty Professor" remake
1998:
Played Nick Nolte's father in Paul Schrader's "Affliction"; received Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor
1999:
Made uncredited appearance as a wealthy gangster in "Payback"
1999:
Appeared as The Peddler in the TV mini-series "Noah's Ark"
2001:
Replaced an ailing Jason Robards as a crusty novelist married to a much younger woman in "The Man From Elysian Fields"; screened at Toronto
2001:
Voiced Monsters, Inc. CEO Henry J. Waternoose III in Disney/Pixar's computer-animated "Monsters, Inc."
2002:
Played arctic mountain man Thunder Jack in Disney's "Snow Dogs," starring Cuba Gooding, Jr.
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Appeared in a widely-praised performance in his final film, "American Gun" (2002)

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