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R G Armstrong


Born - 7 April 1917, Birmingham, Alkabama, USA
Died - 27 July 2012

Tall, burly, balding, pugnacious actor, often seen as tough aggressors in westerns, who became one of America's most distinctive character players after entering mainstream films at 40. On Broadway from early 1950s, his film debut came in Garden of Eden (1954), but he became furiously busy in films and TV a few years later: A Face in the Crowd (1957), From Hell to Texas/Manhunt (1958), The Fugitive Kind (1959), Guns in the Afternoon/Ride the High Country (1961), He Rides Tall (1963), Major Dundee (1964), El Dorado (1966), The McMasters (1969), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970), The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1971), Ulzana's Raid (1972), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), Race with the Devil (1975), Mr Billion (1977), Heaven Can Wait (1978), Cactus Jack (1979), Where the Buffalo Roam (1980), Lone Wolf McQuade (1983), Road Trip (1985), The Best of Times (1986), Bulletproof (1987), Dick Tracy (1990), Warlock: the Armageddon (1993), Payback (1995), Invasion of Privacy (1996) and The Waking (2001), his last. The first of his three wives was animation painter Ann Wynn Neale.