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 .

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Strode was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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is “Sergeant Rutledge”

By Stephen Reginald on Nov 11, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

is “Sergeant Rutledge” Sergeant Rutledge (1960) is an American Western film directed by John Ford, starring Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Towers, and in the title role. Other actors in the supporting cast include Billie Burke and Juano Hernandez. Of all of Ford... Read full article


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


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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: 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'.


Spartacus: What's your name?
Draba: You don't want to know my name. I don't want to know your name.
Spartacus: Just a friendly question.
Draba: Gladiators don't make friends. If we're ever matched in the arena together, I have to kill you.


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On the highly macho set of The Professionals (1966), Burt Lancaster, widely known to be a very physically strong man, frequently challenged Strode to contests of strength and was allegedly despondent to be repeatedly bested by Strode.

Former pro football player.

Prior to 1946, Strode played semi-pro ball.

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