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Clito9n James, 95, authorityi-playing character actor (Cool Hand Luke; 2 JBond; Superman II)
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That Derek
2017-04-15 19:04:58 UTC
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Clifton James, sheriff in James Bond films, dies at 96

By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press
Apr 15, 2017
Updated 11 min ago

Clifton James, best known for his indelible portrayal of a southern sheriff in two James Bond films but who was most proud of his work on the stage, has died. He was 96.

His daughter, Lynn James, said he died Saturday at another daughter's home in Gladstone, Oregon, due to complications from diabetes.

James grew up in Washington state and Oregon. He fought with the U.S. Army in the South Pacific in World War II and received two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star.

After the war, he started acting in plays in college at the University of Oregon then moved to New York to launch his career.







One of his first significant roles was as a prison floor-walker in the 1967 classic "Cool Hand Luke."

His long list of roles includes the swaggering, tobacco-spitting Louisiana Sheriff J.W. Pepper in the James Bond films.

His daughter says he was surprised that people remembered him most for that role.
l***@yahoo.com
2017-04-15 19:43:47 UTC
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His long list of roles includes the swaggering, tobacco-spitting Louisiana Sheriff J.W. Pepper in the James Bond films.
His daughter says he was surprised that people remembered him most for that role.
"NOW I know you! You're that Secret Agent! That English secret agent! From England!"


Very funny actor. Wonder what he sounded like offstage (I don't know if there's such a thing as a Northwestern accent).



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l***@yahoo.com
2017-04-15 19:59:36 UTC
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Oh, and the IMDb says he was "superb" in the 1988 "Eight Men Out." (Never saw it.) Christopher Lloyd and David Strathairn are in that too.
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2017-04-15 20:46:34 UTC
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I can't imagine why that would surprise. They were popular films and he was the comic relief.
Michael OConnor
2017-04-15 21:18:33 UTC
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Oh, and the IMDb says he was "superb" in the 1988 "Eight Men Out." (Never saw it.) Christopher Lloyd and David Strathairn are in that too.
"Eight Men Out" was a film about the 1919 Black Sox Scandal, where Eight members of the Chicago White Sox were paid to throw the World Series. James played White Sox owner Charles Comiskey, whose miserly ways set the stage for the disgruntled players who were receptive to the gamblers who wanted to set up the fix. From all accounts the movie was a pretty accurate retelling of the incident.
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