|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1925|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1989|
Actor. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he was trained as an accountant. He started acting in community theater while working as an office administrator, eventually landing a role in the touring company of "Mr. Roberts." He was noticed by film director Stanley Kramer, who cast him in a nonspeaking role in "High Noon." This led to a long string of supporting roles, usually playing menacing roles in westerns both in films and on television. He rose to star status Sergio Leone's "spaghetti westerns," playing enigmatic characters in "For a Few Dollars More" and "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." Van Cleef would make several more European-filmed westerns over the following decade, and would make a notable, atypical appearance in the science-fiction cult classic "Escape From New York." His last role of note was playing a venerable ninja on the short-lived television series "The Master."
His gravestone says "Lee Van Cleef Jan 9, 1925 - Dec 16, 1989 'Best of the Bad' Love and Light".
(bio by: Stuthehistoryguy)
Clarence Leroy VanCleef (1895 - 1948)
Marion Lavinia VanFleet VanCleef (1897 - 1987)
Cause of death: Heart attack
"Best Of The Bad"
Love And Light
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles County
Plot: Courts of Remembrance (Front lawn, right side middle), Serenity Section, Lot 156
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2175
In memory of an American Hero and talented actor! I love your role as Angel Eyes! May your soul forever be at peace!|
Added: Jul. 28, 2016
Added: Jul. 21, 2016
Mr. Cleef, I never get bored with the movies that you starred. You are still very damn good for the Western movies with Clint Eastwood. Too bad that you are not here for more Western movies. I miss you especially your eyes and grin. Rest in Peace, Mr. Cle...(Read more)|
Added: Jul. 20, 2016
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