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Warren Mercer Oates
Birth: Jul. 5, 1928
Depoy
Muhlenberg County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1982
California, USA

Actor. He was a popular performer, whose distinctive style brought him leading roles in over a 120 films and TV shows. His first job was on television appearing on "Beat the Clock" in 1950. He soon was a regular on TV programs such as "Wanted: Dead or Alive", "The Rifleman", "Rawhide", "The Virginian", "East of Eden" and many more. For films, his credits include "The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond" (1960), "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), "There Was a Crooked Man" (1970), "Dillinger" (1973), "1941" (1979), "Stripes" (1981) and "Blue Thunder" (1983). (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Bayless Earle Oates (1886 - 1950)
  Sarah Alice Mercer Oates (1890 - 1963)
 
 Spouse:
  Teddy Louise Farmer Oates Chase (1940 - 2011)*
 
 Sibling:
  Gordon Foster Oates (1924 - 2011)*
  Warren Mercer Oates (1928 - 1982)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered in Montana
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 17, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 7020
Warren Mercer Oates
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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You were a great actor and are still missed till this day...Rest in peace...
- Gary L
 Added: Aug. 15, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Jul. 5, 2014

- Bunny
 Added: Jul. 5, 2014
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