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Robert J. Wilke
Birth: May 18, 1914
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 1989
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. A prolific American film and television actor noted primarily for his roles as villains, mostly in Westerns. He started as a stuntman in the 1930s and his first appearance on screen was in San Francisco (1936). He soon began to acquire regular character parts, mainly as a heavy, and made his mark when, along with Lee Van Cleef and Sheb Wooley, he played one of the "three men waiting at the station" in High Noon (1952). A western "bad guy", Wilke was among those actors who fall into the "man with no name" category. While his face was instantly recognizable, few cinemagoers actually knew his name. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  August Wilke (1868 - 1935)
  Rose Wubbeler Wilke (1873 - 1943)
 
 Siblings:
  Marie A Wisbey (1901 - 1986)*
  Lawrence Henry Wilke (1912 - 1996)**
  Robert J. Wilke (1914 - 1989)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
 
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Originally Created by: daddislilgirl
Record added: Dec 09, 2004
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Robert J. Wilke
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