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Will Sampson

  • Birth 27 Sep 1933 Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 3 Jun 1987 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Hitchita, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 4387

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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Jan 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4387
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Will Sampson (27 Sep 1933–3 Jun 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4387, citing Graves Creek Cemetery, Hitchita, McIntosh County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .