Lee Van Cleef

Lee Van Cleef
1925 - 1989

Lee Van Cleef  American Actor


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Lee Van Cleef was previously married to Barbara Havelone (1976 - 1989), Joan Marjorie Drane (1960 - 1974) and Patsy Ruth Kahle (1943 - 1960).


American Actor Lee Van Cleef was born Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Jr. on 9th January, 1925 in Somerville, New Jersey, United States and passed away on 16th Dec 1989 Oxnard, California,United States aged 64. He is most remembered for For A Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Kid Vengeance. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Lee Van Cleef was in 2 on-screen matchups, including Beverly Garland in It Conquered the World (1956) and Jan Sterling in Bonanza (1959).

Lee Van Cleef is a member of the following lists: Actors from New Jersey, American film actors and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married3 17 years, 1 month 16 years 15 years
Total3 17 years, 1 month 16 years 15 years


First Name Clarence
Middle Name LeRoy
Last Name Van Cleef
Full Name at Birth Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef, Jr.
Age 64 (age at death) years
Birthday 9th January, 1925
Birthplace Somerville, New Jersey, United States
Died 16th December, 1989
Place of Death Oxnard, California,United States
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Buried Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery Hollywood Hills, California, United States
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Somerville High School, Somerville, New Jersey, United States (1943)
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame For A Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Kid Vengeance
Year(s) Active 1952–1989
Father Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef Sr.
Mother Marion Levinia [née] (Van Fleet)

Clarence LeRoy "Lee" Van Cleef Jr. (January 9, 1925 – December 16, 1989) was an American actor best known for his roles in Spaghetti Westerns such as For A Few Dollars More and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He declined to have his nose altered to play a sympathetic character in his film debut, High Noon, and was relegated to a non-speaking outlaw as a result. For a decade he was typecast as a minor villain, his "sinister" features overshadowing his acting skills. After suffering serious injuries in a car crash, Van Cleef had begun to lose interest in his declining career by the time Sergio Leone gave him a major role in For a Few Dollars More. The film made him a box-office draw, especially in Europe.

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Lee Van Cleef64 CapricornActor
Barbara Havelone-Spouse
Joan Marjorie Drane62
Patsy Ruth Kahle81 Libra


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
AlanMale194774 years oldPatsy Ruth Kahle
DeborahFemale194873 years oldPatsy Ruth Kahle
DavidMale7th September, 195566 years oldPatsy Ruth Kahle


Thieves of Fortune1990Sergio Danielo ChristophoroMovie
Speed Zone1989Rock-Skipping GrandfatherMovie
Der Commander1988Col. MazzariniMovie
Armed Response1986Burt RothMovie
Jungle Raiders1985WarrenMovie
Code Name: Wild Geese1984ChinaMovie
The Master1984John Peter McAllister, The MasterTV Show
Escape from New York1981HaukMovie
The Octagon1980McCarnMovie
The Hard Way1979McNealTV Movie
The Squeeze1978Chris Gretchko, Ray SloanMovie
The Perfect Killer1977Harry ChapmanMovie
Nowhere to Hide1977Ike ScanlonTV Movie
Diamante Lobo1976Father John, LewisMovie
Take a Hard Ride1975KieferMovie
El kárate, el Colt y el impostor1974DakotaMovie
Mean Frank and Crazy Tony1973Frankie DiomedeMovie
The Grand Duel1972Sheriff ClaytonMovie
The Magnificent Seven Ride!1972ChrisMovie
È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta1971Major, SabataMovie
Deathwork1971Capt. ApacheMovie
Hunt the Man Down1971Roy KingMovie
El Condor1970JarooMovie
Al di là della legge1968Billy Joe CudlipMovie
Commandos1968MSgt. SullivanMovie
Death Rides a Horse1967RyanMovie
Day of Anger1967Frank TalbyMovie
The Big Gundown1966Jonathan 'Colorado' CorbettMovie
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly1966Angel Eyes, SentenzaMovie
For a Few Dollars More1965Col. Douglas MortimerMovie
Branded1965Charlie Yates, Fred SlaterTV Show
Laredo1965Big Mike KellyTV Show
My Mother the Car1965Nick FitchTV Show
Destry1964Ace SlaterTV Show
The Dakotas1963Larry Jackson, Slade TuckerTV Show
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters1963Raoul VoltaTV Show
Vacation Playhouse1963TV Show
How the West Was Won1962River Pirate (uncredited)Movie
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance1962ReeseMovie
Posse from Hell1961LeoMovie
Ripcord1961Henry Kane, Jack MartinTV Show
The Dick Powell Theatre1961SaltyTV Show
The Joey Bishop Show1961CharlieTV Show
Stagecoach West1960Lin HyattTV Show
The Andy Griffith Show1960SkipTV Show
The Slowest Gun in the West1960Sam BassTV Movie
Guns, Girls, and Gangsters1959Mike BennettMovie
Ride Lonesome1959FrankMovie
Black Saddle1959Frank SandoeTV Show
Bonanza1959ApplingTV Show
Hawaiian Eye1959ManuelTV Show
Laramie1959Caleb, Dawson, Mac MorganTV Show
Law of the Plainsman1959TraceyTV Show
Mr. Lucky1959KrugerTV Show
Rawhide1959Deck Sommers, Fred GrantTV Show
Riverboat1959Luke CraggTV Show
Shotgun Slade1959BuckTV Show
The Alaskans1959RocTV Show
The Deputy1959Cherokee KidTV Show
The DuPont Show with June Allyson1959PeakTV Show
The Untouchables1959Frank DiamondTV Show
The Twilight Zone1959SteinhartTV Show
Hotel de Paree1959ThompsonTV Show
Day of the Badman1958Jake HayesMovie
The Bravados1958Alfonso ParralMovie
The Young Lions19581st Sgt. RickettMovie
77 Sunset Strip1958Deek, MajeskiTV Show
Bronco1958Charley Clune, Shanghai WilliamsTV Show
Cimarron City1958TomTV Show
Lawman1958Deputy Clyde Wilson, Jack Saunders, Ned ScottTV Show
Northwest Passage1958Frank WadeTV Show
The Rifleman1958Johnny Drako, Stinger, WicksTV Show
Wanted: Dead or Alive1958Jumbo KaneTV Show
Yancy Derringer1958Ike MiltonTV Show
Target1958TV Show
China Gate1957Maj. ChamMovie
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral1957Ed BaileyMovie
Joe Dakota1957Adam GrantMovie
The Badge of Marshal Brennan1957Shad DonaphinMovie
The Lonely Man1957FaroMovie
The Tin Star1957Ed McGaffeyMovie
Casey Jones1957Mort ClioTV Show
Colt .451957Devery, Red FeatherTV Show
Have Gun - Will Travel1957Corbin, GoliasTV Show
Maverick1957Wolf McManusTV Show
Perry Mason1957Edward DoyleTV Show
Richard Diamond, Private Detective1957Ed MurdockTV Show
Tales of Wells Fargo1957Cherokee BobTV Show
The Real McCoys19571st SentryTV Show
Tombstone Territory1957Jake Conroy, Sam CarverTV Show
Trackdown1957Ben FraserTV Show
Wagon Train1957Rufe BealTV Show
Zorro1957Antonio CastilloTV Show
The Quiet Gun1957Doug SadlerMovie
Gun Battle at Monterey1957KirbyMovie
Raiders of Old California1957Sgt. Damon PardeeMovie
The Last Stagecoach West1957Steve MargoliesMovie
It Conquered the World1956Dr. Tom AndersonMovie
The Conqueror1956ChepeiMovie
Tribute to a Bad Man1956Fat JonesMovie
The Sheriff of Cochise1956HackettTV Show
State Trooper1956Frank ParnessaTV Show
Accused of Murder1956Police Sgt. Emmett LackeyMovie
Frontier Doctor1956Deputy Sid Carver aka Bill DaltonTV Show
Wire Service1956Al SandersTV Show
Chevron Hall of Stars1956ThomasTV Show
A Man Alone1955ClantonMovie
Ten Wanted Men1955Al DruckerMovie
The Big Combo1955FanteMovie
The Naked Street1955Harry Goldish (uncredited)Movie
Brave Eagle1955Great BearTV Show
Cheyenne1955Braden, Harry, Larry JacksonTV Show
Crossroads1955CharlieTV Show
Fury1955Race CollinsTV Show
Gunsmoke1955Ike Jeffords, John Hooker, RadTV Show
Soldiers of Fortune1955Sgt. BucheroffTV Show
The Adventures of Champion1955FrankTV Show
The Millionaire1955Howard BranchTV Show
I Cover the Underworld1955Flash LoganMovie
The Road to Denver1955Pecos LarryMovie
The Vanishing American1955Jay LordMovie
Treasure of Ruby Hills1955Frank EmmettMovie
Buffalo Bill, Jr.1955John-O, Tom StaceTV Show
TV Reader's Digest1955MikeTV Show
The Star and the Story1955TV Show
Luke and the Tenderfoot1955Johnny DarkTV Show
Dawn at Socorro1954Earl FerrisMovie
Rails Into Laramie1954Ace WintonMovie
Princess of the Nile1954Hakar (uncredited)Movie
The Yellow Tomahawk1954Fire KnifeMovie
Annie Oakley1954Amos Belcher, Tim BrennanTV Show
Medic1954Dr. Frank StraussTV Show
Stories of the Century1954Jesse JamesTV Show
Studio 571954TommyTV Show
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin1954Ed McCleodTV Show
The Lineup1954TV Show
Waterfront1954EdTV Show
Arrow in the Dust1954Tillotson HenchmanMovie
Gypsy Colt1954HankMovie
The Desperado1954Buck Clayton, Paul ClaytonMovie
Jack Slade1953Bolt MackayMovie
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms1953Corp. StoneMovie
Vice Squad1953Pete MonteMovie
G.E. True Theater1953Dave RudabaughTV Show
Bandits of Corsica1953NervaMovie
The Nebraskan1953Pvt. Reno BentonMovie
White Lightning1953Brutus AllenMovie
City Detective1953HardtmanTV Show
The Man Behind the Badge1953FloydTV Show
High Noon1952Jack ColbyMovie
Kansas City Confidential1952Tony RomanoMovie
The Lawless Breed1952Dirk HanleyMovie
Untamed Frontier1952Dave ChittunMovie
Cavalcade of America1952TV Show
Death Valley Days1952Brogger, Fred DanielsTV Show
Four Star Playhouse1952Bob Wheeler aka Sonora KidTV Show
The Ford Television Theatre1952Stanley PerrinTV Show
Boston Blackie1951Captain Jansen, LouTV Show
Schlitz Playhouse1951Cowboy, Larkin, WinkTV Show
Sky King1951MarkTV Show
The Adventures of Kit Carson1951Burt Tanner, Maj. Farnsworth and Vance Howard, Sheriff Ned JacksonTV Show
The Range Rider1951El Latigo, Rocky Hatch, Utah JoeTV Show
Big Town1950Jack Coleman, RickTV Show
Space Patrol1950Herrick, Lesser, WardTV Show
The Gene Autry Show1950Henchman Ray, Hod - HenchmanTV Show
The Lone Ranger1949Bull Harper, Jango, Joe SingerTV Show
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wjerryzwjerryzApr 16, 2018

One of my favorite actors

wjerryzwjerryzOct 2, 2015

One of my all time favorite actors. I enjoyed all his movies. He left us too soon. RIP.

Claude MercutioApr 5, 2013

Mon message est parti avant que je finisse! Il fut le Méchant par excellence et on le retiendra surtout dans ces rˆoles. Tu nous manques, Lee: Comme on aimait te ha¨ir!

Claude MercutioApr 5, 2013

Un physique unique, une présence incroyable, un réel talent souvent mésestimé. Mort trop tˆot, il est encore un mythe plus de 23 ans après

kellyDec 24, 2007

If Lee was still alive, I would be his "Anytime Annie"

realwolverineOct 7, 2007

Am I reading this correctly?
No previous comments on Lee Van Cleef?
oh well, just confirms my excellent unique taste :-)
This man looks like a resident of Atlantis, he is very very very very handsome and he doesn`t look/act as if he knows it-well he does but not in a concieted way! I can only think it`s envy/jealousy that so many in media etc refer to him only as a "mere" character actor

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