- Category : Sports-Water-sports
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 1
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."