John McLiam

John McLiam

Birth
Hayter, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Death 16 Apr 1994 (aged 76)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Memorial ID 37192477 · View Source
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Actor. He was born John Williams, but there already was a John Williams in show business (several of them, in fact), so the Canadian-born actor selected John McLiam as his professional moniker. McLiam's man-on-the-street countenance could be molded into a vast array of characterizations, ranging from a cockney low-life (My Fair Lady) to a Southern redneck (Cool Hand Luke). The actor's bland normality was a key factor in his being cast as real-life murder victim Herbert Clutter in 1967's In Cold Blood. John McLiam accepted more TV guest-star assignments than can possibly be listed here; he was also a regular on the weekly series Men From Shiloh (1970) and Two Marriages (1983). He served as an intelligence officer in the Navy for four years, and was awarded a Bronze Star. The cause of death was melanoma and Parkinson's disease.

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Actor and Playwright


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  • Added: 17 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37192477
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John McLiam (24 Jan 1918–16 Apr 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37192477, citing Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .