Woody Strode Overview:

Legendary actor, Woody Strode, was born Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode on Jul 25, 1914 in Los Angeles, CA. Strode died at the age of 80 on Dec 31, 1994 in Glendora, CA .



Strode was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Sergeant Rutledge (1960): Starring

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 8, 2021 From 4 Star Films

“It’s alright for Mr. Lincoln to say we’re free, but that ain’t so. Maybe someday, but not yet.” – Sergeant Rutledge Sergeant Rutledge rarely gets talked about with the greatest westerns or even the greatest westerns of John Ford. Without getting overly effusive w... Read full article

By Dawn on Aug 5, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, was a decathlete and football star who went on to become a pioneering African-American film actor. He is probably best remembered for his brief Golden Globe-nominated role in Spartacus (1960).Strode made his first film performance in the film, in Sundown (1941). Playing on TCM: Saturda... Read full article


By Brandie on Aug 4, 2010 From True Classics

, a statuesque African-American film actor whose career spanned the 1940s and lasted until his death in 1994, worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood during his fifty-odd years as a working actor. Yet he remains relatively unknown to the general public today. He never reached ... Read full article

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Woody Strode Quotes:

1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: Anyone come, you ain't gonna be in here with me.
Mary Beecher: What are you talking about?
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: I'm talking about you. A white woman. White women only spell trouble for any of us.
Mary Beecher: That's nonsense. We're just two people trying to stay alive.
1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: Lady, you don't know how hard I'm trying to stay alive.

1st Sgt. Braxton Rutledge: Soldier can never think by his heart, ma'am. He got to think by the book.

Bill Dolworth: Relax. The stuff you're handling is safe. These beaded sticks are the tricky ones. It's the heat. Makes 'em sweat. Nitro. When they're dry and cool, they're safe and obedient. We'll leave these sweaty ones behind. Ventilate 'em. Cool 'em. Then maybe they'll behave.
Jake Sharp: Right now, I don't know if it's me or the dynamite that doin' all that sweatin'.

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The Rams gave Kenny Washington a tryout when they moved to L.A., and hired lineman Strode to be his roommate.

Strode posed for one of two paintings commissioned by Adolf Hitler for the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Strode was one of the first four blacks who integrated major league pro football in 1946. The others were Bill Willis, Marion Motley of the Browns and fellow Ram Kenny Washington.

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