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Woody Strode

Former football player & wrestler who made his mark with roles  in jungle adventures, gladiator films & westerns. Some of Woody’s most memorable film appearances include, “Tarzan’s Fight For Life” (1958), “Spartacus”  (1960), “Sergeant Rutledge” (1960), “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” (1962) “Tarzan’s Three Challenges” (1963), “The Professionals”  (1966), “Shalako” (1968), “Once Upon A Time In The West” (1968), “Boot Hill” (1969) & “Tarzan’s Deadly Silence” (1970).

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Tarzan's Three Challenges

Birth Name: Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode

Date Of Birth: 28th July 1914

Place Of Birth:
Los Angeles, California, USA

Date Of Death:31st Dec. 1994

Place Of Death:
Glendora, California, USA

Height: 6’ 4”

Debut Film:
“Sundown” (1941 - Uncredited)

1961 Golden Globe Award Nomination: Best Supporting Actor - “Spartacus” (1960)

Woody Strode’s Top 10 Movies on VHS & DVD :

Sergeant Rutledge(1960) VHS
Groundbreaking Western from director John Ford focuses on black cavalryman Woody Strode, standing trial for murdering his white commanding officer and raping and killing the man's daughter. The innocent Strode fears that the jury's prejudice will affect the trial, but he finally gets a chance to prove his heroism during an Indian attack. With Jeffrey Hunter, Constance Towers. 118 min.

Spartacus [DVD](1960) DVD
Stanley Kubrick's epic adventure, presented in a restored edition, stars Kirk Douglas as the heroic slave who fights to lead his people to freedom from Roman rule. Included in this new version is the infamous bathing scene between Roman general Laurence Olivier and poet-slave Tony Curtis. With Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov, Charles Laughton and John Gavin. 196 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; scene access; biographies; theatrical trailer; interactive menus; scene access.

The Professionals(1966) VHS
Lusty, rousing tale about four soldiers of fortune (Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, Woody Strode) in the 1917 West hired by a cattle baron to rescue his kidnapped wife from a Mexican bandit. With Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale, Ralph Bellamy. 117 min.

Black Jesus [DVD](1968) DVD
Based in part on the true story of Zairian military leader-turned-dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, director Valerio Zurlini's compelling drama stars Woody Strode as an anti-colonial leader in a strife-torn African nation who is betrayed by a power-hungry follower. With Franco Citti, Jean Servais. 90 min.

Boot Hill [DVD](1969) DVD
The stars of the "Trinity" spaghetti westerns, Bud Spencer and Terence Hill, teamed up for the first time here, as a pair of amiable saddle tramps riding across the plains and encountering gunfighters (who they try to avoid) and easy frontier women (who they don't). Woody Strode, Victor Buono also star. AKA: "Trinity Rides Again." 87 min.

Once Upon A Time In The West [DVD](1969) DVD
Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale and Jason Robards star in this epic Western of landowners at odds with a railroad, with Fonda in a chilling role as a hired killer. Co-written and directed by Sergio Leone; great score by Ennio Morricone. Complete, uncut version; 165 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: Enlgish; audio commentary; documentaries; featurette; more. Two-disc set.

Black King Pin(1973) VHS
Luca Canali thought he could put one over on the mob by hijacking their $6,000,000 drug shipment. The mob isn't known for their sense of humor, though...and they send two hit men (Henry Silva and Woody Strode) to remind Luca of that fact. AKA: "Hit Men," "Hired to Kill," "The Italian Connection," "Manhunt." 90 min.

Keoma [DVD](1976) DVD
This violent Spaghetti Western from Enzo Castellari features Franco Nero as a half-Indian gunslinger who decides to return to his childhood home. There, he learns that a villain has taken over the plague-ridden town and his three half-brothers are out to get him. Against the odds, Nero makes a desperate effort to save the town and himself. Woody Strode and Olga Karlatos co-star. AKA: "Desperado," "Django Rides Again," "The Violent Breed." 101 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English mono; audio commentary by Castellari; interview; theatrical trailer; scene access.

Vigilante [DVD](1982) DVD
Intense urban action film stars Robert Forster as an ex-cop whose family is attacked by a street gang. When the courts let the hoods go free, a frustrated Forster joins with Fred Williamson's neighborhood vigilante group, dedicated to enforcing the law--their own way. With Rutanya Alda, Woody Strode, Joe Spinell. 89 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround EX, 6.1 DTS-ES, Dolby Surround 2.0, French Dolby Surround 2.0, Italian Dolby Surround 2.0, German Dolby Surround 2.0; Subtitles: Spanish; audio commentary by Forster, Williamson, more; theatrical trailers; TV spots; radio spots; photo gallery; scene access.

Jungle Warriors(1985) VHS
There's blazing action in the wilderness when an all-girl army fights for their lives against a South American drug kingpin. Sybil Danning, Woody Strode, Nina Van Pallandt star. 96 min.


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Spartacus (1960)
Tarzan’s Three Challenges (1963)
The Professionals (1966)
Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
Tarzan’s Deadly Silence (1970)

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