James Coburn Overview:

Actor, James Coburn, was born James Harrison Coburn Jr. on Aug 31, 1928 in Laurel, NE. Coburn died at the age of 74 on Nov 18, 2002 in Beverly Hills, CA and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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James Coburn was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actor for Affliction (as Glen Whitehouse) in 1998.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1998Best Supporting ActorAffliction (1998)Glen WhitehouseWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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James Coburn Quotes:

Whit: I'd hate to see you loose your place up Socorro-way. I'd be mighty proud to work for you.
Sam Boone: *Work* for me?
Whit: I plowed when I was young. I ain't much with chickens, but I can slop pigs with the best of 'em.
Sam Boone: Whit, how long you and me been riding together?
Whit: About two years?
Sam Boone: More like *five*.
Whit: So?
Sam Boone: So you ain't gonna be working for me... You're gonna be a partner.
Whit: Partner!
Sam Boone: Right down the middle.
Whit: How come?
Sam Boone: 'Cause I like you, Whit.
Whit: Well, I never knew that!


Dr. Sidney Schaefer: [firing machine gun] Take that you hostile son of a bitch!


Jack Balter: You should have waited awhile. Cooled it! What's the damn rush?
Eli Kotch: Well, I tell you, Jack, you wait around, you get fat.


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James Coburn Facts
He once played the gong on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962).

In 1979 he started suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis which at times left him debilitated. In 1998 a holistic healer started him on a dietary supplement, which resulted in a drastic improvement in his condition.

He has two children - James H. Coburn IV (b. 1961, a sound mixer) and Lisa (b. 1957, a web site designer).

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