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Will Sampson
Birth: Sep. 27, 1933
Okmulgee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 1987
Harris County
Texas, USA

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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Will Sampson
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I just happened to be watching Poltergist 2 this evening, and it made me remember you. You were a great character actor. Lovingly missed, you left us too soon.
- gecko
 Added: Oct. 6, 2016
Will, I thought you were a terrific actor, a real presence in any film, especially Josey Wales, and The White Buffalo. You held your own with the best actors of your generation, and it's a great pity that you left us so soon. I truly enjoyed your work, ...(Read more)
- Em
 Added: Sep. 28, 2016

- Blackwasp
 Added: Sep. 27, 2016
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