Died Today (December 8th): Slim Pickens (1919–1983)

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slimpickens.jpgSlim Pickens (1919–1983)

Born: June 29, 1919 in Kingsburg, California, USA
Died: December 8, 1983 (age 64) in Modesto, California, USA

Married to: Margaret Elizabeth Harmon (1950 – 8 December 1983) (his death) (3 children)

After [Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)], the roles, the dressing rooms and the checks all started gettin’ bigger.

[In a 1967 interview, on appearing on Bonanza (1959)] . . . had to wear lifts . . . I’m 6’3″ but alongside Dan Blocker I guess they thought I looked like Mickey Rooney”.

 

 

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