Woody Strode was born on 25 July, 1914 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He died on 31 December 1994 in Glendora, California, USA from lung cancer. He was a famous actor and sportsman.
Biography and Career:
Initially Strode was interested in football; he played several games for college football team. Strode played for the Los Angeles Rams and several seasons for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League and finally he became a football star at UCLA. Strode was also a professional wrestler.
After meeting with director John Ford he became the part of Hollywood. He appeared in four Ford motion pictures and became the part of Ford family. In 1960 he played a role of powerful gladiator who does battle with Kirk Douglas in Spartacus.
In 1960 he was nominated for
a Golden Globe award for best supporting actor in Spartacus. Strode worked in number of movies during his career like Sundown, The Ten Commandments, Pork Chop Hill. He also worked in a TV series Jungle Jim.
Strode married with Luana Strode in 1940 but unfortunately she died in 1980, Strode had two children from her. After that he married with Tina in 1982.
Birth name: Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode
Date of Birth: 25 July, 1914
Date of Death: 31 December 1994
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Why is Woody Strode famous?
Woody Strode is famous as an actor and football player. He played different roles during his career in movies and in TV shows.
Why do we like Woody Strode?
We like Woody Strode because of his good acting talent and as a good football player. He is best known for his role of powerful gladiator who does battle with Kirk Douglas in Spartacus.
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