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Character actor, Donald Pleasence, was born Donald Henry Pleasence on Oct 5, 1919 in Worksop, England. Pleasence died at the age of 75 on Feb 2, 1995 in St.-Paul de Vence, France .

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By Annmarie Gatti on Oct 5, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born October 5, 1919 Character Actor appeared in over 220 film and television roles, playing lots of menacing villains to great effect! Some of his most notable roles include?POW?forger Colin Blythe?in?The Great Escape?(1963), a vindictive market inspector in?Look B... Read full article


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Kobras: There is often more truth in legend than in history.


Kobras: I always perfer to strike first.


Preacher Quint: I knew'd a fellow once, his wagon team got away with him and run a wheel spoke right through his middle. Bled hisself out, right there. Don't you know how easy it was? It was like taking a little sleep under a shady tree, didn't hurt none at all. He just got kind of drowsy, and he just, well, he just dozed off. Well, sir, it ain't gonna be that easy for you. No, sir, not that easy.


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Is Carrie Anderson's great-uncle.

Often joked to friends and family that, before Halloween (1978) came out, he was typecast as villains and psychos, never having been given the chance to play a good guy or hero. However, after his portrayal of the heroic, Van Helsing-like Dr. Loomis in Halloween, he had the exact opposite problem in that no one wanted to see him play bad guys anymore, that the only parts offered to him were avengers and heroes.

Shortly before his death in 1995, he was scheduled to star in a production of "King Lear" that would have featured daughters Angela Pleasence, Polly Jo Pleasence and Miranda Pleasence.

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