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Will Sampson
Birth: Sep. 27, 1933
Okmulgee
Okmulgee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 1987
Houston
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) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Sampson (1904 - 2001)
  Mabel Lewis Sampson (1899 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Robert Benjamin Sampson (1958 - 2013)*
 
 Siblings:
  Vena Mae Sampson Randall (1929 - 2001)*
  Norma Jean Bible (1931 - 2009)*
  Will Sampson (1933 - 1987)
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Complications from heart surgery
 
Burial:
Graves Creek Cemetery
Hitchita
McIntosh County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 19, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4387
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In loving memory of your 84th birthday. Loved you in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Gone too soon RIP...
- Borntoolate
 Added: Sep. 22, 2017

- Janis•E
 Added: Sep. 21, 2017
I was very saddened by your untimely death for I greatly admire you. May your Spirit Rest Peacefully with your Loved Ones who went before you. You are greatly missed by all who saw you both on the screen and in person. With great admiration from Oregon,
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Jul. 17, 2017
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