Martin, Strother

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Strother Martin
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Martin, Strother Gender: M
born on 26 March 1919 at 00:15 (= 12:15 AM )
Place Kokomo IN, USA, 40n29, 86w08
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 04°32' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 20°49 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 19°51'


American character actor who often plays grizzled western roles. His films include "The Sons of Katie Elder," 1965 "True Grit," 1969 "Pocket Money," 1972 and "Cool Hand Luke," in which he starred with good friend Paul Newman.

Prior to his film success, he was a champion diver while working towards a theater degree. He also served in WW II and, after the completion of his service, went to Hollywood as a swimming instructor. After his move to the west, he began to appear on TV and in small theater groups throughout the 1950s. His screen debut came in the 1950 film "The Asphalt Jungle."

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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1969 (Appeared in "True Grit")
  • Work : New Career 1950 (Film debut)

Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Sports : Water sports (Diver)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WW II)
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Coach/ Manager/ Owner (Swimming instructor)