Somerville, New Jersey, United States
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Colonel Douglas Mortimer In For A Few Dollars More (1965), Angel Eyes In The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966).
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Lee Van Cleef (January 9, 1925 – December 16, 1989) was an American film actor who appeared mostly in Western and action pictures. His sharp features and piercing eyes led to his casting as a villain in scores of films, though in later years he was often a film`s protagonist, such as with his co-lead role as a bounty hunter in For a Few Dollars More. Van Cleef lost the tip of his middle finger on his right hand while building a playhouse for his daughter. This can be seen in the close-up shots of his hand during a scene in which he signals to the Eastwood character in For a Few Dollars More, in the gunfights in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and in an early scene of The Grand Duel.
He died from a heart attack in Oxnard, California and was interred in Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery in Los Angeles. His gravestone reads "Lee Van Cleef Jan 9, 1925 - Dec 16, 1989 `Best of the Bad` Love and Light".
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Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Jr.
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Clarence Leroy "Lee" Van Cleef, Jr. (January 9, 1925 – December 16, 1989), was an American film actor who appeared mostly in Westerns and action pictures. His sharp features and piercing eyes led to his being cast as a villain in scores of films, such as Kansas City Confidential, High Noon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
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Oxnard, California,United States
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Somerville High School, Somerville, New Jersey, United States (1943)
Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef Sr.
Marion Levinia [née] (Van Fleet)
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