Lee Van Cleef Overview:

Character actor, Lee Van Cleef, was born Clarence Leroy Van Cleef Jr. on Jan 9, 1925 in Somerville, NJ. Van Cleef died at the age of 64 on Dec 16, 1989 in Oxnard, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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Lee Van Cleef Quotes:

Carrincha: Hey, amigo! Who in hell are you, anyway?
Sabata: Didn't I ever mention it?
[Turns his horse and rides off]


Killer: I hope he's dead, the bastard!
Frank Talby: You're going to hell, Turner. Find out down there!


Frank Talby: All right Scott, you can come with me, but don't get your hopes up to high, 'cause it's a dirty life.


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Lee Van Cleef Facts
Was on the short list of actors under consideration for arms dealer Brad Whitaker in The Living Daylights (1987).

During one summer in the early 1950s he was a camp counselor in NYC for Marc Furstenberg.

Producer Stuart Cohen recently revealed that Van Cleef was considered for the role of Garry in John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), since Carpenter had recently worked with him on Escape from New York (1981).

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