Friday, July 14, 2017

Birth Dates of Notable Kentuckians: July 14, 1926 - Harry Dean Stanton


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From The Kentucky Encyclopedia -

Harry Dean Stanton, actor, was born to Sheridan and Ersel (McKnight) Stanton on July 14, 1926, in West Irvine, Kentucky. His family soon moved to Lexington, where he graduated from Lafayette High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war Stanton attended the University of Kentucky from the fall of 1946 until the spring of 1949. While there he began acting, playing such characters as Alfred Doolittle in Pygmalion.
Stanton moved to New York City and then to California in the early 1950s. After working at the Pasadena Playhouse for four years, he made his film debut in 1957 in Revolt at Fort Laramie. He played supporting roles in Cool Hand Luke (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1971), Farewell, My Lovely (1975), The Missouri Breaks (1976), Alien (1979), Private Benjamin (1980), Repo Man (1984), Pretty In Pink (1986), and The Last Temptation of Christ (1988). Stanton had his first starring role in Paris, Texas (1984) as a man who after several years of alienation hopes to rebuild his life with his family. The film won the Palme D'Or grand prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and the London Film Critics Circle selected Stanton as best actor. He has worked also in television.

Selected Sources from UK Libraries:

Shepard, S., Wenders, W., Stanton, H., Kinski, N., Stockwell, D., Carson, H., . . . Atlas Pictures. (1996).Paris, Texas. Munchen: BMG Video. AV-D3108, Young Media Library
Stanton, H., Estevez, E., Cox, A., Nesmith, M., Wacks, J., McCarthy, P., . . . Edge City. (2000). Repo man. Troy, MI: Anchor Bay Entertainment.
AV-D3044, Young Media Library
Valdes, D., Darabont, F., Hanks, T., Morse, D., Hunt, B., Duncan, M., . . . Warner Home Video. (2007). The green mile (Widescreen version.. ed.). Burbank, CA: Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video. PN1995.9.P68 G7446 2007, Law Library - Reserves-Lobby-Circulation Desk

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