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Val Avery
Birth: Jul. 14, 1924
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 2009
Greenwich Village
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Actor. Typecast playing heavies and police detectives, he appeared in more than 100 television programs, motion pictures and stage productions during a span of six decades. Born Sebouh Der Abrahamian in Philadelphia, he began his acting career performing in the Armenian Youth Theater before serving as an Army flight instructor during World War II. He later studied at the Bessie V. Hicks School of Drama and began his Hollywood career appearing on live television. Avery made his big screen debut with a bit part in the 1956 film "The Harder They Fall" (Humphrey Bogart's last picture), and had further credits in "Last Train from Gun Hill" (1959), "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), "Too Late Blues" (1961), "Hud" (1963), "Hombre" (1967), "Faces" (1968), "The Anderson Tapes" (1971), "The Laughing Policeman" (1973), "Harry and Walter Go to New York" (1976) and "The Pope of Greenwich Village" (1984). From the mid-1950s on, he accumulated a large body of television series guest appearances which include "Bonanza", "The Twilight Zone", "The Fugitive", "Kojak", "Columbo", "Quincy M.E." and "Cagney and Lacey", among many others. His Broadway experience includes roles in the productions "Nowhere to Go But Up" (1962) and "The Front Page" (1969 to 1970). (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Margot Stevenson (1912 - 2011)*
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Dec 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45448820
Val Avery
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