Clifton James


Clifton James

Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Death 15 Apr 2017 (aged 96)
Gladstone, Clackamas County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Section COL-7, Row B, Site 56-D
Memorial ID 178424263 View Source
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Actor. Born George Clifton James, he was a character actor best known for his roles as Sheriff J.W. Pepper alongside Roger Moore in the James Bond films "Live and Let Die" (1973) and "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974), the sheriff in "Silver Streak" (1976), and as the owner of the scandalous 1919 Chicago White Sox baseball team in "Eight Men Out" (1988). During the Second World War, he served in the United States Army in the South Pacific and earned several decorations. After graduating from the Actors Studio, he went on to an acting career that would span six decades. He made his acting debut on stage in the play "The Time of Your Life" and in 1954, debuted on television in the series "The Secret Storm". He would go on to appear in such television series as "The Phil Silvers Show," "Naked City," "Route 66," "Ironside," "Gunsmoke," "The Six Million Dollar Man," "Texas", "The A-Team," and "Dallas." His film debut came in 1957 in "The Strange One" and besides the two James Bond films, "Silver Streak," and "Eight Men Out," his film credits included "Cool Hand Luke" (1967), "Superman II" (1980), "The Untouchables" (1987), and "The Bonfire of the Vanities" (1990). He also performed in several Broadway shows, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama "All The Way Home." He would go on to occasionally appear in films and television up until his passing.

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