1919 – He was born on the 20th day of February this year in Pennsylvania.
1930 – In the late part of this year, he started a professional boxing career. He’s fighting under the name Jack Brazzo. He reportedly compiled a record of 15 consecutive victories with 12 knockouts.
1944 – He served in the military, but after he had undergone a surgery he was discharged this year.
1947 – He graduated from Stanford University with an Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama. He also made his Broadway debut.
1949 – He married Virginia Baker this year, and got divorced with her in 1966.
1950 – He made his screen debut this year in the movie “Panic in the Streets”.
1953 – He earned his Oscar nomination playing cold-blooded gunfighter Jack Wilson in the cinema classic Shane.
1957 – He won an Emmy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Mountain McClintock in the Playhouse 90 production of Rod Serling's Requiem for a Heavyweight.
1987 – He was remarried to Elaine Rogers in May of this year.
1988 – His appearances in Young Guns and in this year reinvigorated his career.
1989 – He made a follow up movie, in Tim Burton's Batman, and makes him in demand for his services kept him involved in new projects each year.
1992 – He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as cowboy Curly Washburn in the 1991 comedy City Slickers.
1996 – He is also the author of “The Forest of Love”, a book of poems, published in this year by Summerhouse Press.
2006 – He died on the 10th day of November this year. He died of natural causes at his home in Montecito, California in Santa Barbara County.
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