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American James COBURN

born James Harrison, Jr. COBURN

American film and television actor

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on August 31, 1928 in Laurel, Nebraska, USA
Died: on November 18, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Coburn was born in Laurel, Nebraska, the son of Mylet S. (née Johnson) and James Harrison Coburn, Sr., a garage mechanic. His maternal grandparents were immigrants from Sweden. He grew up in Compton, California, and attended Compton Junior College. He enlisted in the US Army in 1950 serving as a disc jockey on an Army radio station in Texas and narrated Army training films in Mainz, Germany.

Attending Los Angeles City College he studied acting with Jeff Corey and Stella Adler then made his stage debut at the La Jolla Playhouse in Billy Budd. Coburn was selected for a Remington Products razor commercial when he was able to shave off eleven days of beard growth in less than 60 seconds. while joking that he had more teeth to show on camera than the other 12 candidates for the part.

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