American Actor

Lee Van Cleef

  • Jan 09, 1925 - Dec 16, 1989 (age 64)
  • 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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1990
Thieves of Fortune
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MovieMay 31, 1990

Thieves of Fortune

In this action-packed romantic adventure story, a beautiful …
In this action-packed romantic adventure story, a beautiful woman must perform feats of bravery in order to inherit a $28 million fortune and win the man she loves. Lots of stunts featuring planes, motorcycles, cliff diving, alligator wrestling and gun battles.
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1989
Lee Van Cleef
PersonalDecember 1989

Lee Van Cleef

Lee Van Cleef passed away.
Speed Zone
MovieApr 21, 1989

Speed Zone

Despite the police's preemptive strike, the illegal coast-to …
Despite the police's preemptive strike, the illegal coast-to-coast car race is still on with new drivers. It's a race where fair play, red lights, stop signs, police roadblocks and traffic rules in general have no validity.
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1984
Code Name: Wild Geese
MovieOct 5, 1984

Code Name: Wild Geese

Commander Robin Wesley, …
Commander Robin Wesley, leader of a group of mercenaries, go to the Golden Triangle in Southeast Asia to overthrow the dictator, who is a major manufacturer and dealer of the world's opium.
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The Master
TV ShowJan 20, 1984

The Master

The Master is an American ninja-themed action-adventure …
The Master is an American ninja-themed action-adventure television series which aired on NBC. It was created by Michael Sloan. The series focuses on the adventures of John Peter McAllister (Lee Van Cleef), an aging ninja master, and his young pupil, Max Keller (Timothy Van Patten). Most episodes focus on the mismatched pair driving around in a custom van, helping people in need along the way, similar to the much more successful, contemporary NBC television series, The A-Team. The Master lasted 13 episodes before cancellation by NBC.
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1981
Escape from New York
MovieApr 1, 1981

Escape from New York

After 1988, the U.S. turned Manhattan, New York into a …
After 1988, the U.S. turned Manhattan, New York into a maximum security prison where the most brutal criminals are residing for life, due to the 400% rise in crime rates. There's no way for them to escape, as the bridges are filled with mines, a large wall is built around the shoreline, and a police force army is based there to take out any attempted escapees. In 1997, Air Force One is hijacked, so the president escapes in a pod, landing in Manhattan. Ex-special forces war hero/bank robber Snake Plissken is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president, who was on his way to a Hartford Summit meeting as well as a cassette tape (CDs weren't around in 1981) that contains important information regarding Nuclear Fission within 24 hours. Just to make sure he goes through the mission, Snake has been implanted with two microscopic capsules that will explode within 24 hours, meaning that he'll be dead if he's a little late.
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1980
The Octagon
MovieAug 15, 1980

The Octagon

Scott's life is plagued by two kinds of flashbacks. First are the …
Scott's life is plagued by two kinds of flashbacks. First are the childhood memories of the rigorous training he and a friend endured under a martial arts master. The second is of a mission Scott went on that ended with him watching his friend get murdered. Scott later becomes drawn closer to a vicious crime ring known as The Octagon. As he gets closer to the truth, Scott learns that these may be the men that murdered his friend so long ago.
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1977
Kid Vengeance
MovieMay 13, 1977

Kid Vengeance

Tom's parents are killed by Mexican outlaws after their …
Tom's parents are killed by Mexican outlaws after their leader (Van Cleef) rapes his mother as he watched. He sets out to exact revenge and is ultimately helped by a successful gold prospector who has been robbed by the same outlaws.
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1976
Barbara Havelone
MarriageJuly 1976

Barbara Havelone

Married Barbara Havelone.
1975
Take a Hard Ride
MovieSep 25, 1975

Take a Hard Ride

Rugged trail boss and reformed criminal Pike promises his …
Rugged trail boss and reformed criminal Pike promises his honest wealthy employer Morgan that he will venture across the desert to deliver $86,000 dollars in payroll money to a ranch in Sonora, Mexico. Pike makes an uneasy alliance with smooth, yet shifty gambler Tyree in order to successfully complete his dangerous mission. During their perilous trek Pike and Tyree encounter desperate prostitute Catherine and her loyal ace martial artist half-breed companion Kashtok. Meanwhile, ruthless bounty hunter Kiefer and numerous greedy others give dogged chase.
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1972
The Grand Duel
MovieDec 29, 1972

The Grand Duel

A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront …
A grizzled ex-sheriff helps a man framed for murder to confront the powerful trio of brothers who want him dead.
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The Magnificent Seven Ride
MovieAug 1, 1972

The Magnificent Seven Ride

Forced by personal …
Forced by personal circumstances, Marshal Chris Adams recruits a writer and five prisoners to help him eliminate a gang of Mexican bandits.
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1971
Bad Man's River
MovieDec 3, 1971

Bad Man's River

Robber Roy King loses his wife, Alicia, to revolutionary …
Robber Roy King loses his wife, Alicia, to revolutionary Montero. Despite their rivalry they collaborate in an attempt to rob the Mexican government of one million dollars.
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Return of Sabata
MovieSep 3, 1971

Return of Sabata

Hobsonville's citizens hire a gunslinger to rid them of the …
Hobsonville's citizens hire a gunslinger to rid them of the McIntock clan that is forcibly and unlawfully taxing the townsfolk under the pretext of town development.
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Captain Apache
MovieAug 1, 1971

Captain Apache

During the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, the full-blooded Native …
During the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, the full-blooded Native American US Army Cavalry officer, Captain Apache, finds himself entangled in a well-planned conspiracy, while on a mission to investigate the death of the Indian Commissioner, Harry Collier. With his sole clue being the victim's cryptic dying words, "April Morning", Captain Apache will soon cross paths with the tough arms-runner, Griffin, as everyone around him who knows something about the puzzling case, eventually, ends up murdered. Is there an intricate plot and an even greater scheme of corruption behind those hideous killings? As the bullets start flying, the inquisitive Captain will shortly find out how deep the conspiracy goes.
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1970
El Condor
MovieJun 19, 1970

El Condor

The El Condor, the fabled Mexican stronghold rumoured to …
The El Condor, the fabled Mexican stronghold rumoured to contain Emperor Maximilian's mythical reserves in gold, will attract two adventurous fortune seekers, who with eyes gleaming with desire, will shortly know that only fools rush in.
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Barquero
MovieMay 15, 1970

Barquero

Jake Remy leads a gang of outlaw cutthroats making their …
Jake Remy leads a gang of outlaw cutthroats making their escape toward Mexico from a successful robbery. Barring their way is a river--crossable only by means of a ferry barge. The barge operator, Travis, refuses to be bullied into providing transport for the gang and escapes across river with most of the local populace--leaving Remy and his gang behind, desperately seeking a way across. A river-wide stand-off begins between the gang and the townspeople, both groups of which have left people on the wrong side of the river.
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1969
Sabata
MovieSep 16, 1969

Sabata

A master gunfighter competes with the town leaders of …
A master gunfighter competes with the town leaders of Daugherty, Texas to steal an army safe containing $100,000 intended to buy the land upon which the coming railroad will be built.
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1968
Commandos
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MovieNov 19, 1968

Commandos

During WW2, an Italian-American commando outfit, disguised …
During WW2, an Italian-American commando outfit, disguised as an Italian Army unit, is parachuted behind Axis lines in North Africa.
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1967
Day of Anger
MovieDec 19, 1967

Day of Anger

A scruffy garbage boy becomes the pupil of a famed gunfighter, …
A scruffy garbage boy becomes the pupil of a famed gunfighter, and the stage for confrontation is set when the gunman becomes unhinged and overruns the boy's town through violence and corruption.
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Death Rides a Horse
MovieAug 31, 1967

Death Rides a Horse

Death Rides a Horse (Italian: Da uomo a uomo, lit. 'As man to …
Death Rides a Horse (Italian: Da uomo a uomo, lit. 'As man to man') is a 1967 Italian Spaghetti Western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law.
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1966
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
MovieDec 23, 1966

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

During the American Civil …
During the American Civil War, three men set off to find two hundred thousand dollars in buried gold coins. Tuco (Eli Wallach) and Blondie (Clint Eastwood) have known each other for some time now having used the reward on Tuco's head as a way of earning money. They come across a dying man, Bill Carson (Antonio Casale), who tells them of a treasure in gold coins. By chance, he tells Tuco the name of the cemetery and tells Blondie the name of the grave where the gold is buried. Now rivals, the two men have good reason to keep each other alive. The third man, Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef), hears of the gold stash from someone he's been hired to kill. All he knows is to look for for someone named Bill Carson. The three ultimately meet in a showdown that takes place amidst a major battle between Confederate and Union forces.
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The Big Gundown
MovieNov 29, 1966

The Big Gundown

Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo …
Unofficial lawman John Corbett hunts down Cuchillo Sanchez, a Mexican peasant accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl.
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1965
For a Few Dollars More
MovieDec 18, 1965

For a Few Dollars More

Manco (Clint Eastwood) is a …
Manco (Clint Eastwood) is a bounty killer chasing El Indio (Gian Maria Volontè) and his gang. During his hunting, he meets Colonel Douglas Mortimer (Lee Van Cleef), another bounty killer, and they decide to make a partnership, chase the bad guys together and split the reward. During their enterprise, there will be lots of bullets and funny situations. In the end, one of the bounty hunters shows the real intention of his hunting.
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1962
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
MovieApr 13, 1962

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

When Senator Ransom …
When Senator Ransom Stoddard returns home to Shinbone for the funeral of Tom Doniphon, he recounts to a local newspaper editor the story behind it all. He had come to town many years before, a lawyer by profession. The stage was robbed on its way in by the local ruffian, Liberty Valance, and Stoddard has nothing to his name left save a few law books. He gets a job in the kitchen at the Ericson's restaurant and there meets his future wife, Hallie. The territory is vying for Statehood and Stoddard is selected as a representative over Valance, who continues terrorizing the town. When he destroys the local newspaper office and attacks the editor, Stoddard calls him out, though the conclusion is not quite as straightforward as legend would have it.
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1961
Posse from Hell
MovieMar 1, 1961

Posse from Hell

Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small …
Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small posse to go after 4 death cell escapees who killed the sheriff , along with 3 other men, and kidnapped a woman with rape in mind.
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1960
The Andy Griffith Show
TV ShowOct 3, 1960

The Andy Griffith Show

The Andy Griffith Show is an …
The Andy Griffith Show is an American situation comedy television series that aired on CBS from October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968, with a total of 249 half-hour episodes spanning over eight seasons—159 in black and white and 90 in color. The series partially originated from an episode of The Danny Thomas Show.
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Joan Marjorie Drane
MarriageApril 1960

Joan Marjorie Drane

Married Joan Marjorie Drane.
David Van Cleef
Child1960

David Van Cleef

David Van Cleef born.
1959
Bonanza
TV ShowSep 12, 1959

Bonanza

Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on …
Bonanza is an American western television series that ran on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action American series. The show continues to air in syndication. The show is set in the 1860s and it centers on the wealthy Cartwright family who live in the vicinity of Virginia City, Nevada, bordering Lake Tahoe. The series initially starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon and later featured (at various times) Guy Williams, David Canary, Mitch Vogel and Tim Matheson. The show is known for presenting pressing moral dilemmas.
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Rawhide
TV ShowJan 9, 1959

Rawhide

Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric …
Rawhide is an American Western TV series starring Eric Fleming and Clint Eastwood. The show aired for eight seasons on the CBS network on Friday nights, from January 9, 1959, to September 3, 1965, before moving to Tuesday nights from September 14, 1965, until January 4, 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes. The series was produced and sometimes directed by Charles Marquis Warren, who also produced early episodes of Gunsmoke.
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1958
Lawman
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TV ShowOct 5, 1958

Lawman

Lawman is an American western television series originally …
Lawman is an American western television series originally telecast on ABC from 1958 to 1962 starring John Russell as Marshal Dan Troop and Peter Brown as Deputy Marshal Johnny McKay. The series was set in Laramie, Wyoming, during 1879 and the 1880s. Warner Bros. already had several western series on the air at the time.
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The Rifleman
TV ShowSep 30, 1958

The Rifleman

The Rifleman is an American Western television program …
The Rifleman is an American Western television program starring Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas McCain and Johnny Crawford as his son Mark McCain. It was set in the 1880s in the fictional town of North Fork, New Mexico Territory. The show was filmed in black and white, in half-hour episodes. The Rifleman aired on ABC from September 30, 1958, to April 8, 1963, as a production of Four Star Television. It was one of the first prime time series on US television to show a single parent raising a child.
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The Young Lions
MovieApr 1, 1958

The Young Lions

The destiny of three soldiers during World War II. The German …
The destiny of three soldiers during World War II. The German officer Christian Diestl approves less and less of the war. Jewish-American Noah Ackerman deals with antisemitism at home and in the army while entertainer Michael Whiteacre transforms from playboy to hero.
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Day of the Badman
MovieJan 29, 1958

Day of the Badman

Judge Jim Scott must contend with the vicious relatives of a …
Judge Jim Scott must contend with the vicious relatives of a murderer he's about to sentence...and his unfaithful fiancee.
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1957
The Tin Star
MovieOct 23, 1957

The Tin Star

Veteran bounty-hunter Morg Hickman rides into a town in …
Veteran bounty-hunter Morg Hickman rides into a town in danger. The sheriff has been killed, and young inexperienced Ben Owens named a temporary replacement until a permanent can be found. Ben wants to be that permanent replacement, so needs to impress the townspeople with his skill. When he finds that Morg was a sheriff for a long time before he became a bounty-hunter, he asks the older man to teach him. Morg thinks that being a sheriff is a foolish goal, but agrees to instruct Ben in handling people, more important to a sheriff than handling a gun.
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Perry Mason
TV ShowSep 21, 1957

Perry Mason

Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally …
Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal-defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on stories written by Gardner.
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Have Gun – Will Travel
TV ShowSep 14, 1957

Have Gun – Will Travel

Have Gun – Will Travel is an …
Have Gun – Will Travel is an American Western series that was produced and originally broadcast by CBS on both television and radio from 1957 through 1963. The television version of the series was rated number three or number four in the Nielsen ratings every year of its first four seasons, and it is one of the few shows in television history to spawn a successful radio version. That radio series debuted November 23, 1958, more than a year after the premiere of its televised counterpart.
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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
MovieMay 29, 1957

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Lawman Wyatt Earp and …
Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
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1956
It Conquered the World
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MovieJul 15, 1956

It Conquered the World

One of several remaining …
One of several remaining members of its race, an alien from Venus is guided to Earth by disgruntled scientist Tom Anderson, who tells it which humans it should attach mind control devices to. Among them is his old friend, fellow scientist Paul Nelson. Nelson, after killing a flying bat-thing which carries the device, finally persuades the paranoid Anderson that he's been wrong to ally himself with an alien bent on world domination. They hurriedly leave when they discover Tom's wife has picked up a rifle and gone to the alien's cave to try to kill it.
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The Conqueror
MovieFeb 2, 1956

The Conqueror

In ancient times, the Mongolian warlord Temujin must do …
In ancient times, the Mongolian warlord Temujin must do battle against the rival tribe that killed his father. The battles pale in comparison with Temujin's home life, as he attempts to woo the heart of the red-haired Tartar prisoner Bortai whom he has captured in a raid. He must also deal with various intrigues within his palace. Eventually, Bortai falls to his manly charms, Temujin defeats his enemies within and without, and is crowned Genghis Khan.
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1955
Gunsmoke
TV ShowSep 10, 1955

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western …
Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman Macdonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West. The central character is lawman Marshal Matt Dillon, played by William Conrad on radio and James Arness on television. When aired in the United Kingdom, the television series was initially titled Gun Law, later reverting to Gunsmoke.
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The Big Combo
MovieFeb 13, 1955

The Big Combo

Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected …
Police Lt. Diamond is told to close his surveillance of suspected mob boss Mr. Brown because it's costing the department too much money with no results. Diamond makes one last attempt to uncover evidence against Brown by going to Brown's girlfriend, Susan Lowell.
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Ten Wanted Men
MovieFeb 1, 1955

Ten Wanted Men

When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John …
When his ward seeks protection with rival cattleman John Stewart, embittered, jealous rancher Wick Campbell hires ten outlaws to help him seize power in the territory.
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1954
Dawn at Socorro
MovieAug 27, 1954

Dawn at Socorro

Brett Wade, gambler, gunslinger, and classical pianist, is …
Brett Wade, gambler, gunslinger, and classical pianist, is wounded in a gunfight with the Ferris clan; the doctor finds signs of tuberculosis. En route to Colorado for his health, Brett stops in Socorro, New Mexico along with Ferris gunfighter Jimmy Rapp. Sheriff Couthen fears another shootout, but what Brett has in mind is saving waif-with-a-past Rannah Hayes from a life as one of Dick Braden's saloon girls.
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1953
Tumbleweed
MovieDec 1, 1953

Tumbleweed

Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it …
Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it makes its way west. The train is attacked by Indians and Harvey, hoping to persuade Aguila, the chief, to call off the attack due to Harvey's having saved his son's life, leaves the train to negotiate. He is captured and the rest of the train is wiped out except for two sisters. Escaping and showing up in town later, Harvey is nearly hanged as a deserter, but gets away. Eventually caught by the sheriff and his posse, they are attacked by Indians. This time the Indians are defeated and Aguila, captured and dying, reveals the identity of the white man who engineered the initial attack on the wagon train, just as the perpetrator rides up behind them.
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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
MovieJun 13, 1953

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

As a result of an arctic …
As a result of an arctic nuclear test, a carnivorous dinosaur thaws out and starts making its way down the east coast of North America. Professor Tom Nesbitt, only witness to the beast's existence, is not believed, even when he identifies it as a "rhedosaurus" to paleontologist Thurgood Elson. All doubts disappear, however, when Elson is swallowed whole during an oceanic bathysphere excursion to search for the creature. Soon thereafter the rhedosaurus emerges from the sea and lays waste to Manhattan Island until Nesbitt comes up with a plan to try to stop the seemingly indestructible beast.
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1952
Kansas City Confidential
MovieNov 7, 1952

Kansas City Confidential

An ex-con trying to go …
An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.
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High Noon
MovieMay 1, 1952

High Noon

In this classic Western, Will Kane, the longtime Marshal of …
In this classic Western, Will Kane, the longtime Marshal of Hadleyville in New Mexico territory, has just retired following his marriage with pacifist Quaker Amy Fowler. However, word arrives that Frank Miller, a criminal that Kane once sent away to be hanged, has been pardoned, and will arrive into town, at high noon, with one thing on his mind: Revenge on the Marshal who once ruined his life. With the threat of vengeful outlaws looming, Kane will have to decide whether he honors his sense of duty, or his love for his pacifist bride.
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1951
Sky King
TV ShowSep 16, 1951

Sky King

Sky King was an American radio and television series. Its lead …
Sky King was an American radio and television series. Its lead character was Arizona rancher and aircraft pilot Schuyler "Sky" King. The series may have been based on a true-life personality of the 1930s, Jack Cones, known as the "Flying Constable" of Twentynine Palms in San Bernardino County, California, although this notion is unverified.
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1948
Deborah Van Cleef
Child1948

Deborah Van Cleef

Deborah Van Cleef born.
1947
Alan Van Cleef
Child1947

Alan Van Cleef

Alan Van Cleef born.
1943
Patsy Ruth
MarriageDecember 1943

Patsy Ruth

Married Patsy Ruth.
1925
Lee Van Cleef
Birth1925

Lee Van Cleef

Lee Van Cleef was born.
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