James Coburn

Born Aug 31, 1928

James Harrison Coburn III was an American film and television actor. Coburn appeared in nearly 70 films and made over 100 television appearances during his 45-year career, and played a wide range of roles and won an Academy Award for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction.… Read More

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1928 Birth Coburn was born on August 31, 1928 in Laurel, Nebraska, the son of James Harrison Coburn, Jr. and Mylet Coburn; his father was of Scots-Irish ancestry and his mother was an immigrant from Sweden. … Read More


1950 21 Years Old In 1950, he enlisted in the United States Army, in which he served as a truck driver and an occasional disc jockey on an Army radio station in Texas. … Read More


1959 30 Years Old Coburn's film debut came in 1959 as the sidekick of Pernell Roberts in the Randolph Scott western Ride Lonesome. … Read More
1960 31 Years Old During the 1960 to 1961 season, Coburn co-starred with Ralph Taeger and Joi Lansing in the NBC adventure/drama series, Klondike, set in the Alaskan gold rush town of Skagway. … Read More
1962 33 Years Old In 1962, he portrayed the role of Col. Briscoe in the episode "Hostage Child" on CBS's Rawhide. … Read More
1966 37 Years Old In 1966, Coburn became a genuine star following the release of the James Bond parody film Our Man Flint. … Read More


1971 42 Years Old In 1971, Coburn starred in the Zapata Western Duck, You Sucker!, with Rod Steiger and directed by Sergio Leone, as an Irish explosives expert and revolutionary who has fled to Mexico during the time of the Mexican Revolution in the early 20th century.
Coburn teamed with director Sam Peckinpah for the 1973 film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, in which he played Pat Garrett. … Read More
1978 49 Years Old Coburn returned to television in 1978 to star in a three-part mini-series version of a Dashiell Hammett detective novel, The Dain Curse, tailoring his character to bear a physical resemblance to the author. … Read More


1987 58 Years Old …  Coburn sold the Spyder in 1987 after twenty-four years of ownership. … Read More


2002 73 Years Old 1 More Event
Coburn died of a heart attack on November 18, 2002 while listening to music at his Beverly Hills home. … Read More
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