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Will Sampson
Birth: Sep. 27, 1933
Death: Jun. 3, 1987

Actor. Born in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, he was an Native American of the Creek Nation most noted for his role as ‘Chief' opposite actor Jack Nicholson in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" (1975). At 6'5" tall, he also appeared in "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976), "Orca" (1977), "The White Buffalo" (1977), "Standing Tall" (1978), "Fish Hawk" (1979), "Poltergeist II" (1986) and "Firewalker" (1986). He was also an accomplished artist and founder of the American Indian Registry for the Performing Arts. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Complications from heart surgery
Graves Creek Cemetery
McIntosh County
Oklahoma, USA
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Record added: Jan 19, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4387
Will Sampson
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Will Sampson
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- Cathy
 Added: Aug. 29, 2014
to my friend will sampson thank you for being my teacher for i like you am native american lokota rip and remeber your always thought of loved and cared about i miss you but like the buffallo i carry you always in my hear forever now may you sprit ride fr...(Read more)
- christa young
 Added: Aug. 23, 2014
unless I have my smoke signals crossed I'm saying I miss you very much & were a great entertainer God Bless
- J.Richard Davis
 Added: Aug. 7, 2014
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