Strother Martin, Jimmy Stewart, Kurt Russell, and George Kennedy in "Fools Parade" (1971).

Strother Martin, Jimmy Stewart, Kurt Russell, and George Kennedy in "Fools Parade" (1971).

Strother Martin as Cole Younger on Bonanza (The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother)

Strother Martin as Cole Younger on Bonanza (The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother)

Strother Martin American character actor who achieved considerable fame in the last decade of his life. Bit parts came his way, leading to television work with Sam Peckinpah, which led to a lifelong relationship. He also found memorable roles for John Ford and by the 1960s was a familiar face in American movies. With Cool Hand Luke (1967) in 1967 came new acclaim and a place among the busiest character actors in Hollywood.

Strother Martin American character actor who achieved considerable fame in the last decade of his life. Bit parts came his way, leading to television work with Sam Peckinpah, which led to a lifelong relationship. He also found memorable roles for John Ford and by the 1960s was a familiar face in American movies. With Cool Hand Luke (1967) in 1967 came new acclaim and a place among the busiest character actors in Hollywood.

"What we have here is failure to communicate!" Strother Martin - probably one of the best character actors ever. See him in Hard Times with Bronson.

"What we have here is failure to communicate!" Strother Martin - probably one of the best character actors ever. See him in Hard Times with Bronson.

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