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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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Mr. Jaeckel, loved you in the Dirty Dozen. You were an excellent actor. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014
happy birthday in heaven and rest in peace a favorite of mine so handsome and talented
- deborah dyess
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014

- Stacey
 Added: Oct. 10, 2014
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