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