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Tom Reese


Born - 8 August 1928, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Died - 5 March 2018

Big, burly, brown-haired ex-Marine and ex-standup comedian who began a film career as glowering ruffians and other rough-and-ready types at the age of 30. The son of a country and western singer, the thin-lipped Reese, born Thomas Allen, was mentored by actor-director John Cassavetes, who hired him for episodes of his late 1950s' TV series Johnny Staccato and gave him a film debut in his 1959 film Shadows. Later Reese credits include Flaming Star (1960), Marines, Let's Go (1961), 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962), Taggart (1964), The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), Murderers' Row (1966), The St Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), Support Your Local Sheriff! (1968), Vanishing Point (1971), The Outfit (1973), The Wild Party (1975), North Dallas Forty (1979), Defiance (1980), The Hollywood Detective (1989) and Dark and Stormy Night (2009), his last.