The Tragic True Story Of “Western Guy” Jack Elam, Facts about His Blind Left Eye.
The mini real story of Jack Elam. Elam made his screen debut in 1949 in She Shoulda Said No!, an exploitation film in which a chorus girl’s habitual marijuana smoking ruins her career and then drives her brother to suicide. During this period, however, Elam appeared most often in Westerns films, usually in roles as a villain. In 1966, Jack Elam co-starred with Clint Walker in the Western film The Night of the Grizzly. In 1968, Elam had a cameo in Sergio Leone’s celebrated spaghetti Western Once Upon a Time in the West. In that film, he played one of a trio of gunslingers who were sent to kill Charles Bronson’s character. Jack Elam was married twice, first to Jean Hodgert from 1937 to her death in 1961, and then to Margaret Jennison from 1961 until his Ending.
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