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Lee Marvin Overview:

Legendary actor, Lee Marvin, was born on Feb 19, 1924 in New York City, NY. Marvin died at the age of 63 on Aug 29, 1987 in Tucson, AZ and was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Lee Marvin was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Actor for Cat Ballou (as Kid Shelleen/Tim Strawn) in 1965.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1965Best ActorCat Ballou (1965)Kid Shelleen/Tim StrawnWon
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BlogHub Articles:

as Liberty Valance (1962)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 18, 2016 From 4 Star Films

I can enter into a discussion of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance from two different avenues.?Most obvious is the film itself. As far as star power, is playing third fiddle to John Wayne and James Stewart, the undisputed stars of this film. However, Liberty Valance is a wonderful role, be... Read full article


as Liberty Valance (1962)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 18, 2016 From 4 Star Films

I can enter into a discussion of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance from two different avenues.?Most obvious is the film itself. As far as star power, is playing third fiddle to John Wayne and James Stewart, the undisputed stars of this film. However, Liberty Valance is a wonderful role, be... Read full article


Hollywood Veterans in Arlington National Cemetery:

on Mar 21, 2015 From Comet Over Hollywood

Last weekend, filmmaker Brandon Brown and I set out to find six celebrities buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. The venture took four hours and more than five miles of walking. To put that into perspective, we were hunting for six graves out of more than 400,000 people buried in... Read full article


Book Review--Tales of a Hollywood Housewife: A Memoir by the First Mrs.

By KC on Aug 7, 2013 From Classic Movies

Tales of a Hollywood Housewife: A Memoir by the First Mrs. iUniverse Betty Marvin, 2010 When I reviewed the marvelous : Point Blank earlier this summer, I was especially charmed by the stories told about him by his first wife, Betty Marvin. She was the most important voice in ... Read full article


The Five Best Performances

By Rick29 on Mar 11, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

While recently reading a new biography of , I was reminded of his many memorable performances. That led to this latest installment in our "Five Best" series: 1. Point Blank. As the vengeance-driven Walker, could have opted to play the protagonist as a robotic killing machine... Read full article


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Lee Marvin Quotes:

Lee: [bemusedly] Oh, Charlie... Charlie... you're always on top, aren't you Charlie?
Charlie Strom: [laconically] I'm still alive.


Paul Regret: Mind a suggestion friend? Trouble with you is you don't enjoy the game for its own rewards: stimulation, relaxation, pleasant association, and interesting conversation.
Tully Crow: Shut your mouth.


Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [Sending Morse Code message to Doc] Let's have it.
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [Reads note from Gilhooley] "Doc, Mayday, your Boston dotter here." Dotter, D-O-T-T-E-R.
Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: That's right. Two T's.
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Insert name of? Her name's Amelia!
Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley: How do I know? I ain't shackin' up with her!


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Lee Marvin Facts
He was one of the first Hollywood celebrities to declare his support for the gay rights movement, in his Playboy interview from January 1969. He further stated that he would have no problem playing gay characters on screen, since he was secure with his own sexual orientation.

Says he learned to "act" in the Marines, trying to act unafraid during ferocious combat, which brought him a Purple Heart during invasion of Saipan.

At the time of his death from a sudden heart attack, Marvin had been hospitalized at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona since 13 August 1987 with what his spokesman described as "a run-down condition related to the flu".

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