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Birth Name: Chief Dan George
Born: 07/24/1899
Birth Place: North Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
Death Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA
Died: 09/23/1981

Native American character actor who made his mark in features late in life with several memorable performances. Chief Dan George first came to prominence with his Oscar-nominated supporting role as the philosophical tribesman who adopts Dustin Hoffman in Arthur Penn's offbeat, time-spanning saga "Little Big Man" (1970). Over the next decade he made half a dozen other feature appearances, often in sizable roles, and he also played Old Sioux in the memorable TV miniseries epic "Centennial" (1978-79). Sometimes his presence signified a bland kind of Hollywood liberalism ("The Bears and I" 1974), but he did provide a handful of memorable cameos ("Harry and Tonto" 1974) and a hilarious turn as Cl... Continue Bio >>


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