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Harry Dean Stanton

Actor, musician
14 July 1926 to 15 September 1926

An American actor who amassed almost 200 credits in a career that spanned seven decades, Stanton was a prolific character actor who delivered memorable turns in the likes of Cool Hand Luke (1967), Alien (1979) and Pretty In Pink (1986). He also excelled when handed rare leading roles in Repo Man (1984) and Paris, Texas (1984).

Read Harry Dean Stanton's Guardian obituary here.