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Val Avery

Actor

Born - 14 July 1924, Philadelphia, USA
Died - 12 December 2009

A redoubtable character actor (often seen as Italianate gangsters) who also won fame as a chef, bespectacled, benevolent Avery was born Sebouh der Abrahamian, the son of a famous Armenian patriot. Taking up acting, he broke into TV in the early 1950s and films with The Harder They Fall in 1956. Many subsequent movies included A Man is 10 Feet Tall/Edge of the City (1958), The Magnificent Seven (1960), Hud (1963), Sylvia (1965), Nevada Smith (1966), Hombre (1967), The Anderson Tapes (1971), Lucky Lady (1975), Brubaker, Gloria (both 1980), The Sting II (1983), Cobra (1986), Donnie Brasco (1997) and Blueberry (2004), his last.