Character actor, Jack Elam, was born William Scott Elam on Nov 13, 1920 in Miami, Gila. Elam died at the age of 82 on Oct 20, 2003 in Ashland, OR .
American actor with sightless left eye who gained steady employment in the 1950s (after switching to acting from accountancy) as a mean hombre always ready to shoot the hero in the back. Mainly seen in westerns, Elam could also play sympathetic characters and comedy, but was later encouraged to play his own image rather too much.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Character Actors: an Illustrated Directory).
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Elam was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .
Norman: My age, son, you gotta take short cuts! Minutes count!
[the outlaws break into riotous laughter]
Pete Harris: Okay wise guy, you found me. Now what?
Joe Rolfe: What's eatin' you?
Pete Harris: You been giving me the fisheye all night.
Zimmerman: [referring to Vin] Keep away from her!
Tevis: Why, I ain't been cured of women. Ain't had your medicine, Jim.
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