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James Coburn

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Birth Name: James Coburn
Born: 08/31/1928
Birth Place: Laurel, Nebraska, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Died: 11/19/2002

Born James Harrison Coburn III on Aug. 31, 1928 in Laurel, NE, he was the son of Mylet and James Harrison Coburn, Jr., an auto mechanic whose family had lost their substantial holdings during the Great Depression. After heading out West with his family at the age of five, Coburn grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, where he attended public schools and briefly enrolled at the local junior college prior to enlisting in the Army in 1950. It was while stationed as a soldier in Mainz, Germany that he became interested in film after providing narration for several Army training films. Upon his return to the States, Coburn enrolled in drama classes at Los Angeles City College, where he too... Continue Bio >>

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