Strother Martin

Actor, TV Actor

1919 – 1980

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Who was Strother Martin?

Strother Douglas Martin, Jr., was a popular American character actor who often appeared in support of superstars John Wayne and Paul Newman and was memorable in Western films directed by John Ford and Sam Peckinpah. Martin perhaps is best known as the prison "captain" in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, in which he uttered the since famous line, "What we've got here is failure to communicate." The line is number 11 on the American Film Institute list of AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes.

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Born
Mar 26, 1919
Kokomo
Also known as
  • Strather Martin
  • Strother Martin, Jr.
  • Strother Douglas Martin Jr.
  • T-Bone Martin
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Michigan
Lived in
  • Kokomo
Died
Aug 1, 1980
Thousand Oaks

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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