Van Cleef, Lee

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Name
Van Cleef, Lee Gender: M
born on 9 January 1925
Place Somerville, New Jersey, 40n34, 74w37
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 18°57' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif



Lee Van Cleef : Rectified by Isaac Starkman - natal chart (Placidus)
Lee Van Cleef : Rectified by Isaac Starkman
natal chart (Placidus)
natal chart English style (Equal houses)
Alternative rectified time
Rectified by Isaac Starkman
Date 9 January 1925 at 01:58:04 (= 01:58:04 AM )
Place Somerville, NJ (US), 40n34, 74w37
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 18°32' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°35 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 08°03'


Lee Van Cleef

Biography

One of the great movie villains, Lee Van Cleef started out as an accountant. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard minesweepers and subchasers during World War II. After the war he worked as an office administrator, becoming involved in amateur theatrics in his spare time. An audition for a professional role led to a touring company job in "Mr. Roberts". His performance was seen by Stanley Kramer, who cast him as henchman Jack Colby in High Noon (1952), a role that brought him great recognition despite the fact that he had no dialogue. For the next decade he played a string of memorably villainous characters, primarily in westerns but also in crime dramas such as The Big Combo (1955). His hawk nose and steely, slit eyes seemed destined to keep him always in the realm of heavies, but in the mid-'60s Sergio Leone cast him as the tough but decent Col. Mortimer opposite Clint Eastwood in For a Few Dollars More (1965). A new career as a western hero (or at least anti-hero) opened up, and Van Cleef became an international star, though in films of decreasing quality. In the 1980s he moved easily into action and martial-arts movies, and starred in The Master (1984), a TV series featuring almost non-stop martial arts action.

He was an alcoholic and was in a clinic for three years.

He died of a heart attack on 16 December 1989.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Birth time unknown.

Starkman rectified it to 1.58.04 EST

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress

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