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Character actor, Pat Hingle, was born Martin Patterson Hingle on Jul 19, 1924 in Miami, FL. Hingle died at the age of 84 on Jan 3, 2009 in Carolina Beach, NC .

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By Caftan Woman on Jan 5, 2009 From Caftan Woman

Talented character actor has passed away at the age of 86.It was in the role of Dr. Chapman on "Gunsmoke" that I first became aware of his sterling presence. He replaced Milburn Stone as Dodge City's medical man for a time during Stone's health crisis. His introductory episode is one of... Read full article


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Pat Hingle Quotes:

Judge Adam Fenton: [hands Cooper a cup of coffee] Here, if that hangin' rope didn't kill ya, maybe my coffee will.


Sam Brewster: You got him in the arm
Crane Adams: I aimed for his Reb heart.
Sam Brewster: Your performance is never up to your intentions.


Judge Adam Fenton: You think I judged him too harshly? Used him for kindling my fire of justice? Well, maybe that's inevitable when there's only one man, one court, with the power of final justice over a territory that's five times the size of most states. Mistakes? Oh, I've made 'em, Cooper. Don't you doubt about that. Don't you doubt, either, there are times sitting up there in that judgement seat I wished, I prayed, that there was someone standing between me and God Almighty - someone with the power to say, "You're wrong, Fenton. You've made an error in law - that this man deserves another trial, this man here a reprieve, this man is innocent." But until this territory becomes a state with a governor and a state court of appeals, I am the law here - all the law. If you don't like that, you can cuss me till hell freezes over... or you can join me, Cooper; even fight me. Help me turn this God forsaken territory into a state where no one man calls himself the law.


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Pat Hingle Facts
Went to the University of Texas in 1942 on a tuba scholarship.

Worked various jobs during his salad days - shoe salesman, playground attendant, Bible salesman, farmhand, usher, waiter and a file clerk at Bloomingdale's.

He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

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