Claude AKINS

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AmericanBorn Claude Marion AKINS

American actor

Born on May 25, 1926 in Nelson, Georgia, USA , United States

Died on January 27, 1994 in Altadena, California, USA

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Akins was born in Nelson, Georgia, and grew up in Bedford, Indiana. He served with the U.S. Army Signal Corps in World War II in Burma and the Philippines. After the war, he was a 1949 graduate of Northwestern University, where he studied Theatre and became a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

As a film actor, Akins first appeared in 1953's From Here to Eternity. He appeared as a seaman and shipmate of Lee Marvin in the 1954 The Caine Mutiny. He portrayed prisoner Joe Burdette in Rio Bravo (starring John Wayne, Ricky Nelson, Dean Martin, and Angie Dickinson).


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