Will Sampson Biography (1935-1987)
Born in 1935, in Okmulgee, OK; died of kidney failure after a heart-lung transplant, June 3, 1987, in Houston, TX; buried in Okmulgee, OK; married; wife'sname, Jill; children: Tim. Ethnicity: Creek Indian.
- Birth Details
- Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States
- Death Details
- June 3, 1987
- Houston, Texas, United States
- Credits; Film Appearances
- Chief Bromden, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, United Artists, 1975.
- Ten Bears, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Warner Bros., 1975.
- William Halsey, Buffalo Bill and the Indians; or, Sitting Bull's HistoryLesson, United Artists, 1976.
- Umilak, Orca (also known as Orca--Killer Whale), Paramount, 1977.
- Chief Crazy Horse (Worm), The White Buffalo (also known as Hunt to Kill),United Artists, 1977.
- Title role, Fish Hawk, Avco Embassy, 1979.
- Elevator attendant, Insignificance, Island Alive, 1985.
- Tall Eagle, Firewalker, Cannon, 1986.
- Taylor, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1986.
- Credits; Television Appearances; Series
- Harlon Two Leaf, Vega$, ABC, 1978-81.
- Sergeant Cheney, From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1980.
- Painted Bear, Born to the Wind (also known as Indians),BBC (England), then NBC, 1982.
- John Stronghart, The Yellow Rose, NBC, 1983-84.
- Credits; Television Appearances; Miniseries
- Corporal Cheney, From Here to Eternity, NBC, 1979.
- Clarence's father, Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (also known as Alcatraz and Carnes), NBC, 1980.
- Wambli, The Mystic Warrior, ABC, 1984.
- Credits; Television Appearances; Movies
- Sam Watchman, Relentless, CBS, 1977.
- Uncle George, The Hunted Lady, NBC, 1977.
- Lonny Moon, Standing Tall, NBC, 1978.
- Harlon Two Leaf, Vega$, ABC, 1978.
- Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- Sitting Bull, "Images of Glory," The West of the Imagination, 1986.
- Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- Wingina, Roanoak, 1986.
- New York Times, June 4, 1987.