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Actor, Strother Martin, was born Strother Martin Jr. on Mar 26, 1919 in Kokomo, IN. Martin died at the age of 61 on Aug 1, 1980 in Thousand Oaks, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

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Mattie Ross: Now I'm sure you'll find a buyer for those ponies very soon.
Col. G. Stonehill: I have a tentative offer of ten dollars a head from the soapworks at Little Rock.
Mattie Ross: It seems such a shame to render such spirited horseflesh into soap.
Col. G. Stonehill: I'm confident the deal will fall through.


Captain, Road Prison 36: You run one time, you got yourself a set of chains. You run twice you got yourself two sets. You ain't gonna need no third set, 'cause you gonna get your mind right.


Percy Garris: That's what happens when you live 10 years alone in Bolivia: you get colorful...
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No relation to Dewey Martin although erroneously claimed as such in some sources.

Did an episode of the "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961) called "Baby Fat" in which he portrayed a playwright based on Tennessee Williams in 1965. Fifteen years later while hosting "Saturday Night Live" (1975), he admitted during the monologue that because of that part, many times he was actually mistaken for the famous playwright.

Frequently cast alongside Paul Newman, in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Slap Shot (1977) and several others.

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