Elam, Jack

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Jack Elam
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Elam, Jack Gender: M
born on 13 November 1920 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Miami AZ, USA, 33n24, 110w52
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°35' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°28 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 11°34'


American actor in films that include "The Sundowners," "Kismet" and "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral," as well as TV features and guest roles. Formerly an accountant and hotel manager, he became one of Hollywood’s major heavies, starting in 1950. Tall and lean, he appeared in over 60 movies, as the evil leering, moronic thug specializing in westerns and gangster roles. Elam's menacing glare seemed natural as he lost the sight in his left eye in a childhood fight. His performance in "Dead Presidents," 1996, found him still productively acting in his 70's.

The character actor, famous for his role as a shifty villain in many Westerns, died on the afternoon of October 20, 2003 in Ashland, OR of congestive heart failure

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  • Work : New Career 1950 (Began his Hollywood career)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1996 (Film release, "Dead Presidents")
  • Death by Disease 20 October 2003 at 12:00 noon in Ashland, OR (died of congestive heart failure)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

LMR quotes his daughter, Leila Elam for B.C. 3/l988


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Multiple films, TV, over 40 years)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (Guest appearances)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Loss of sight in left eye, droopy eye lid)

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