Woody Strode

      • 80
      • 1914-07-25 in Los Angeles, California, USA
      • 1994-12-31

      ​ An athlete turned actor, Strode was a top-notch decathlete and a football star at UCLA. He became part of Hollywood lore after meeting director John Ford and becoming a part of the Ford "family," appearing in four Ford motion pictures. Strode also played the powerful gladiator who does battle with Kirk Douglas in Spartacus (1960).