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Warren Oates

Warren Oates ( July 5, 1928 - April 3, 1982 ) is an American Character Actor.

Born and raised in Kentucky he enlisted in the Marines in the 1950s after this he was famous as a character actor is Westerns especially those for Sam Peckinpah Ride the High Country (1962) and The Wild Bunch (1969).

Other popular films he appeared in were In the Heat of the Night (1967) , Dillinger (1973) about the life of John Dillinger and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974).

He died of a Heart Attack in Los Angeles, California and his last two films Blue Thunder and Tough enough both (1983) were dedicated to him.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Warren Oates Facts

BirthdayJuly 5, 1928
BirthplaceKentucky, USA
Date of deathApril 3, 1982 (age 53)

Selected Filmography

Ride the High Country
Two-Lane Blacktop
In The Heat Of The Night
Tom Sawyer
The Wild Bunch
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry / Race With The Devil
Wanted: Dead or Alive
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