Luke Askew

Luke Askew

Original Name Milton Dillard Askew, Jr.
Birth
Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, USA
Death 29 Mar 2012 (aged 80)
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 88313537 · View Source
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Actor. Born Francis Luke Askew, he attended the University of Georgia, Mercer University and was preparing for a career in law at the Walter F. George School of Law, when he changed career directions towards the entertainment industry. During his collegiate years, he served in the strategic air command intelligence with the US Air Force. Askew landed the position of disc jockey and had a stint as an announcer in television which led to his motion picture debut in "Hurry Sundown" (1967). He experienced roles of substance in a wide range of films among them "Cool Hand Luke" (1967, as Boss Paul), "Will Penny" (1968) and "The Devil's Brigade" (1968), "The Green Berets" (1968) and throughout his career, he was typecast as villains. He may perhaps be best remembered by movie audiences for playing the Highway Stranger in the classic cult film "Easy Rider" (1969). He went onto accumulate an impressive body of TV credits with "Mission: Impossible", "Fantasy Island" and "Murder, She Wrote", to name a few.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 10 Apr 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 88313537
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Luke Askew (26 Mar 1932–29 Mar 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 88313537, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.