Appeared in "Mister Roberts" on Broadway.
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Lee Van Cleff | Lee VanCleef
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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[on his pierced left ear] I started wearing it when I was a kid in the Navy. I sailed all over the world, and somewhere along I started wearing an earring as a symbol of respect for all of the different cultures and people. I've worn it, off and on, ever since. Lately, when directors and producers see the bloody thing, they ask me to wear it on camera. [The Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 12, 1981]
He had three children from his first marriage: Alan (B. 1947), Deborah (B. 1948), and David. In 1960, when Lee married his second wife Joan Miller. They adopted a daughter, Denise.
When starring in westerns, his characters frequently use customized firearms, such as rifles and pistols with increased precision, fire rate, ammo magazine and additional muzzles.