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Lee Marvin

Lee Marvin
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Birth Date

February 19, 1924


August 29, 1987


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color



6 ft 1½ in | 187 cm


84 kg | 185 lbs

Shoe size

13 US | 46 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Lee Marvin was born in New York City, New York, United States, on February 19, 1924, was an American actor.

Young Lee Marvin began his acting career on the New York stage, with small roles in stock and Off-Broadway.

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Billy Budd" (1951) in role as Hallam, at Biltmore Theatre.

He made his big screen debut in comedy war film You're in the Navy Now (1951) in uncredited role as Radio Man.

He got his television debut in CBS dramatic anthology series Escape (1950) in episode "Whappernocker Song".

Marvin's breakthrough performance came as Chino in drama movie The Wild One (1953).

Lee Marvin Height and Weight

How tall was Lee Marvin and what was his weight? Lee Marvin's height was 6' 1½" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 187 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight was 185 іn pоunds or 84 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Best Movies

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his dual role as Kid Shelleen and Tim Strawn in comedy Western musical film Cat Ballou (1965).

He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Charlie Strom in crime thriller movie The Killers (1964).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as Ben Rumson in Western musical film Paint Your Wagon (1969).

He was nominated for the Laurel Awards for Best Male Supporting Performance for his roles in movies:

Raintree County (1957) epic historical romance Western as Orville "Flash" Perkins

The Comancheros (1961) Western as Tully Crow

He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Awards for Top Action Performance for his roles in films:

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Western as Liberty Valance

The Professionals (1966) Western as Henry "Rico" Fardan

The Dirty Dozen (1967) thriller action as Major John Reisman

Monte Walsh (1970) Western as Monte Walsh

He was nominated for the National Board of Review, USA Award for for his role as Bill Tenny in drama movie Ship of Fools (1965).

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) thriller drama as Hector David

The Caine Mutiny (1954) drama romance as "Meatball"

Gun Fury (1953) Western as Blinky

Attack (1956) drama action as Lt. Col. Clyde Bartlett

Donovan's Reef (1963) action romance as Thomas Aloysius "Boats" Gilhooley

Point Blank (1967) neo-noir crime as Walker

Hell in the Pacific (1968) adventure war with Toshirō Mifune

The Delta Force (1986) action thriller with Chuck Norris

Prime Cut (1972) crime thriller with Gene Hackman and Sissy Spacek

Pocket Money (1972) drama action as American Pilot

The Klansman (1974) drama as Sheriff Track Bascomb

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Hughes in ABC anthology drama series Alcoa Premiere (1961).

He played Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in NBC crime series M Squad (1957–1960).

He hosted and narrated docudrama crime anthology series Lawbreakers (1963-1964).


Attended Manumit School, in Pawling, New York and St. Leo College Preparatory School in St. Leo, Florida.

Studied at Peekskill Military Academy in Peekskill, New York.

Studied violin when he was young.

Had English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestry.

Had older brother, Robert Marvin.

He served with the 4th Marine Division in the Pacific Theater during World War II, he was wounded in action in 1944, which brought him a Purple Heart.

He was close friend with Robert Ryan.

Marvin died on August 29, 1987, Tucson, Arizona, United States, at age of of 63.


He was married to:

Pamela Marvin (1970-1987)

Betty Ebeling (1951-1967), they had one son, Christopher Lamont and three daughters: Courtenay Lee, Cynthia Louise and Claudia Leslie


He dated Michelle Triola (1965-1970) and Yvette Vickers (1959).