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Character actor, Lee Van Cleef, was born Clarence Leroy Van Cleef Jr. on Jan 9, 1925 in Somerville, NJ. Van Cleef died at the age of 64 on Dec 16, 1989 in Oxnard, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.



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Lee Van Cleef Quotes:

Sabata: I'm on the right side.
Banjo: Which side is that?
Sabata: Not the side against the law.

John Stewart: [just prior to a shootout] Make your first shot count, Drucker!
Al Drucker: [with confidence] I always do.

Frank Talby: Fifth lesson: if you wound a man, you better kill him. Because sooner or later he's gonna kill you.

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Lee Van Cleef Facts
Interviewed in "Bad at the Bijou" by William R. Horner (McFarland, 1982).

One episode of his short-lived TV series, "The Master" (1984), was titled "The Good, The Bad and the Priceless".

Producer Stuart Cohen recently revealed that Van Cleef was considered for the role of Garry in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), since Carpenter had recently worked with him on Escape from New York (1981).

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