James Coburn

James Coburn

American actor
James Harrison Coburn III was an American film and television actor who was featured in more than 70 films, largely action roles, and made 100 television appearances during a 45-year career.Wikipedia
BornAugust 31, 1928
HometownLaurel, Nebraska, United States of America
Net worth$10 million
Height6'2" (1.88m)
SpousePaula Murad, Beverly Kelly
ChildrenJames H. Coburn IV, Lisa Coburn
ParentsJames Harrison Coburn, Mylet S. Coburn


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Steve McQueen and the ‘repellent, horrific’ truth about The Great Escape

  • In the opening minutes of The Great Escape, “the Kommandant” (Hannes Messemer) of the Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp warns Captain Ramsey (James Donald) against trying to escape. Ramsey’s rabble of captured Allied airmen are prolific, well-known escapers – but the Kommandant wants a quiet life. Ramsey, however, is having none of it. As the senior British POW, he tells the Kommandant straight: “It is the sworn duty of all officers to try to escape.”


1999Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleAffliction (1997 film)Winner
1999Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting RoleAffliction (1997 film)Nominated