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Strother Martin
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Actor
    (March 26, 1919-August 1, 1980)
    Best known as the warden in 'Cool Hand Luke (1967)'
    Acted in 'The Asphalt Jungle (1950),' 'A Star is Born (1954),' 'The Shaggy Dog (1959),' 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962),' 'True Grit (1969),' 'The Wild Bunch (1969),' 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969),' 'Rooster Cogburn (1975),' 'Slap Shot (1977)' and 'Up in Smoke (1978)'
    His whiny, nasal voice made him sound like an old woman.
    A champion swimmer as a youth, he grew quite stocky as time went on.
    He appeared in many westerns just as the genre was dying out.
    He made a career of playing characters you loved to hate.
    He didn't get married until he was nearly 50.
    He was a good friend of L.Q. Jones.
    He worked as a swimming instructor in the Navy during World War II.
    He taught swimming to Charlie Chaplin's kids.
    Sam Peckinpah called him 'one of the finest actors in the world.'
    His line from 'Cool Hand Luke' ('What we have here is a failure to communicate') ranked #11 in the American Film Institute's list of the 100 greatest film quotes.
    He died suddenly of a heart attack.

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