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Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin
Photo: Dijk, Hans van / Anefo / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0 NL

Birth Date

February 19, 1924


August 29, 1987


United States

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Natural hair color


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6 ft 3 in | 190 cm


81 kg | 180 pounds

Shoe size

13 US | 46 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Lee Marvin was born in New York City, New York, United States, on February 19, 1924, was an American actor.

Young Lee Marvin began his acting career on New York stage, with small roles in stock and Off-Broadway.

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Billy Budd" in 1951.

He made his big screen debut in comedy war film You're in the Navy Now (1951) in uncredited role as Radio Man.

Marvin's breakthrough performance came as Chino in drama movie The Wild One (1953) opposite Marlon Brando.

Best Movies

He won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his dual role as Kid Shelleen and Tim Strawn in comedy Western musical film Cat Ballou (1965).

He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Charlie Strom in crime thriller movie The Killers (1964).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Ben Rumson in Western musical film Paint Your Wagon (1969).

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) thriller drama with Spencer Tracy

The Caine Mutiny (1954) drama romance with Humphrey Bogart

Gun Fury (1953) western with Rock Hudson

Attack (1956) drama action with Jack Palance

The Comancheros (1961) Western with John Wayne

Donovan's Reef (1963) action romance with John Wayne

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) western with John Wayne and James Stewart

Ship of Fools (1965) drama with Vivien Leigh

The Professionals (1966) western with Burt Lancaster, Claudia Cardinale and Jack Palance

The Dirty Dozen (1967) thriller action with Charles Bronson and Telly Savalas

Point Blank (1967) neo-noir crime with Angie Dickinson

Hell in the Pacific (1968) adventure war with Toshirō Mifune

The Delta Force (1986) action thriller with Chuck Norris

Prime Cut (1972) crime thriller with Gene Hackman and Sissy Spacek

Pocket Money (1972) drama action with Paul Newman

The Klansman (1974) drama with Richard Burton and O. J. Simpson

TV Shows

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his role as Hughes in ABC anthology drama series Alcoa Premiere (1961).

He played Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in NBC crime series M Squad (1957–1960).

Lawbreakers (1963-1964) docudrama crime anthology series in role as Host / Narrator


Attended Manumit School, in Pawling, New York and St. Leo College Preparatory School in St. Leo, Florida.

Studied violin when he was young.

Had English, Irish and Scottish ancestry.

He served with the 4th Marine Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II, he was wounded in action in 1944, which brought him a Purple Heart.

Was a close friend with Robert Ryan.

Marvin died on August 29, 1987, Tucson, Arizona, United States, at age of of 63.


He was married to:

Pamela Marvin (1970-1987)

Betty Ebeling (1951-1967), they had four children


He dated Michelle Triola (1965-1970) and Yvette Vickers (1959).

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