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Thread #63854   Message #1040743
Posted By: Seamus Kennedy
23-Oct-03 - 08:56 PM
Thread Name: Obit: actor Jack Elam - RIP (1920-2003)
Subject: RE: Obit: Jack Elam - RIP
He was part of John Wayne's "repertory company."
Had a lot of parts in Duke movies.
Also during the '60s when all those great Westerns were being pumped out by Warner Bros., he had a recurring role in most of them.
He played a town drunk/derelict called Toothy Thompson, so if Cheyenne, Bronco, Sugarfoot, or any of the Mavericks were in trouble, Ol' Toothy would sober up long enough to help them.
James Best was in a lot of those Westerns too. Remember him?
Another good 'un gone.