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Sonny Landham

Actor

Born - 11 February 1941, Canton, Georgia, USA
Died - 17 August 2017

Dark-haired, larger-than-life, stentorian-voiced, part-American Indian actor, mainly in support of the stars in muscular action roles. In later years, he tried unsuccessfully to go into politics, and later still lost both legs after a car crash. His early years included several appearances in porn films, before being cast by Walter Hill in The Warriors (1979) and making aggressive appearances in more mainstream fare: The Lost Man (1969), B.S. I Love You (1971), The Love Bus (1974), Sylvia (1977), Gloria (1980), Southern Comfort (1981), 48 Hrs (1982), Fleshburn (1984), Firewalker (1986), Predator (1987), Action Jackson (1988), Lock Up (1989), Maximum Force (1991), Best of the Best II (1993), Guns and Lipstick (1995), Billy Lone Bear (1996, and directed), Disintegration (2007) and Mental Scars (2009), his last. Three times married and divorced, he died from congestive heart failure.