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Will Sampson

Will Sampson

Will Sampson, a Native American, was an American actor and painter.

Sampson's most notable roles were as Chief Bromden in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Taylor The Medicine Man in the second movie of the Poltergeist movie series.

He died of post-operative kidney failure and pre-operative malnutrition problems. Some people have suggested that this was due to a supposed curse on the production of the Poltergeist movie series.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Will Sampson Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdaySeptember 27, 1934
SignLibra
BirthplaceOkmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
Date of deathJune 3, 1987 (Houston, Texas, USA, age 52)
Height6' 9" (2m6)  How tall is Will Sampson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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