Actor James Gammon Dies of Cancer Age 70

July 19th, 2010 - 10:40 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

James Gammon July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The gravely voiced scruffy faced character actor, known as one of America’s “good ol’ boys” has died of cancer at the age of seventy. James Gammon, known for his roles in such movies as “Urban Cowboy”, “Silverado”, Noon Wine”, “Major League, 1 & 2”, “ Wyatt Earp”, “Truman”, “Wild Bill”, “Cold Mountain” and many others will be missed by the entertainment world as well as his family, friends, and loved ones.

Gammond died on Saturday with his friends and family gathered around him in a final goodbye in his daughter’s home in Costa Mesa California. The actor had cancer of his liver and adrenal glands.

Gammond’s television career spanned from 1966 to 2007, and covered over 25 different television shows, some lasting for several years. His movie career began ion 1968 with “Journey to Shiloh” and ended in 2009 with the film, “In Electric Mist”. Gammond had a part in almost 95 films, and he played a supporting role in most of these movies.

He is survived by his wife, a sister, a brother, two daughters, and two grandchildren.

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