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Lee Van Cleef (Clarence Leroy Van Cleef Jr.)

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Biography

Somerville, New Jersey, USA
One of the great movie villains, Clarence Leroy Van Cleef, Jr. was born in Somerville, New Jersey, to Marion Lavinia (Van Fleet) and Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Sr. His parents were both of Dutch ancestry. Van Cleef started out as an accountant. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard minesweepers and subchasers during World War II. After the war he worked as an office administrator, becoming involved in amateur theatrics in his spare time. An audition for a professional role led to a touring company job in "Mr. Roberts". Read more...

Actor

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Character: Bolt Mackay

Jack Slade 1953

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Character: Earl Ferris

Dawn at Socorro 1954

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Character: Ace Winton

Rails Into Laramie 1954

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Character: Tillotson Henchman

Arrow in the Dust 1954

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Character: Flash Logan

I Cover the Underworld 1955

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Character: Gus

Pardners 1956

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Character: Fat Jones

Tribute to a Bad Man 1956

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Character: Police Sgt. Emmett Lackey

Accused of Murder 1956

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Character: Maj. Cham

China Gate 1957

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Character: Shad Donaphin

The Badge of Marshal Brennan 1957

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Character: 1st Sgt. Rickett

The Young Lions 1958

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Character: Col. Douglas Mortimer

For a Few Dollars More 1965

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Character: Sentenza / Angel Eyes

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966

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Character: Jonathan Corbett

La resa dei conti 1966

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Character: Frank Talby

I giorni dell'ira 1967

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Character: Himself

Il falso bugiardo 2008

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Character: Sergio Danielo Christophero

Thieves of Fortune 1990

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Character: Rock-Skipping Grandfather

Speed Zone 1989

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Character: Col. Mazzarini

Der Commander 1988

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Character: Burt Roth

Armed Response 1986

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Character: Himself

Ein Leben wie im Flug 2007

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Character: Jaroo

El Condor 1970

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Character: John Peter McAllister

The Master 1984

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Character: Ed McGaffey

The Tin Star 1957

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Character: Stanley Perrin

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Dan Maury

The Rifleman 1958

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Character: Bob Wheeler aka Sonora Kid

Four Star Playhouse 1952

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Character: Himself

The Dick Cavett Show 1968

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Character: Nick Fitch

My Mother the Car 1965

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Character: Alfonso Parral

The Bravados 1958

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Character: Actor 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance'

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart 1980

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