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Richard Jaeckel
Birth: Oct. 10, 1926
Death: Jun. 14, 1997

Actor. Born Richard Hanley Jaeckel in Long Island, New York, he was a popular brilliant character performer in films and television for over fifty years. He began his career at the age of seventeen while working as a mailboy at 20th Century Fox, making his debut in the film "Guadalcanal Diary" (1943). After serving in the US Navy during World War II, he returned to the screen in "Battleground" (1949), followed by "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1950). His more then 35 film credits included "The Violent Men" (1955), "3:10 to Yuma" (1957), "Flaming Star" (1960), "The Dirty Dozen" (1967), "Chisum" (1970), "The Outfit" (1973), "Twilights Last Gleaming" (1977), "Starman" (1984) and "Martial Outlaw" (1993). In 1971, he received an Oscar-nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Sometimes a great Notion". For TV, he made appearances in "Public Defender", "The Oregon Trail", "Baywatch" and "Spenser: For Hire". He died of melanoma at age 70 in Hollywood, California. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
 
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Originally Created by: Kenneth McNeil
Record added: Jul 20, 2002
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- Tom Carroll
 Added: Jul. 20, 2014
Mr. Jaeckel, I just watched the "Dirty Dozen" the other day. One of your best movies. You were one of the best. May God richly bless you and may you rest in peace.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014

- sjm
 Added: Jun. 14, 2014
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