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Josip Elic


Born - 10 March 1921, Butte, Montana, USA
Died - 21 October 2019

King-sized, granite-chinned, heavy-headed, dark-haired American actor of Croatian parentage, born Joseph Elich and best recalled as the inmate who carried Jack Nicholson's Murphy on his shoulders in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). Worked on Wall St after wartime army service until deciding on an acting career. Although difficult to cast, he was seen occasionally as tough cookies in films, in credits that included Attack! (1956), Murder Inc (1960), Pocketful of Miracles (1961), Reprieve/Convicts 4 (1962), Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964), The Producers (1967), For Love of Ivy (1969), Who is Harry Kellerman and why is he saying these terrible thing about me? (1971), Dirty Little Billy (1972), The Hideaways (1973), The World's Greatest Lover (1977), Sunday Lovers (1980) and Black Rain (1989), his last. He died of complications from injuries sustained in a fall.