Answer to #1: G.D. Spradlin, born in 1920 in Daylight Township, Garvin County, OK. Daylight is an area near Brady, east of Elmore City, OK. Information about his family is hard to find, one reason is that in all the Oklahoma census records his family name includes a "g" at the end. Somewhere along the line he dropped the "g" from his name.
Before G.D. Spradlin was an actor he was a lawyer and independent oil producer, owner of Rogue Oil Company. When he arrived in Hollywood in the 1960's he was already a millionaire. Some of his most memorable roles are, a general in Apocalyse Now, The Godfather, Part II, and that mean coach in One on One. He also played "Hal Henderson" in the 1970 movie, Monte Walsh. Here is an interview he did with the McCain Brothers back in the day. I love the McCains' puffy hair.
Answer to #2: James Marsden, born in Stillwater in 1973.
How could you not know Prince Edward from Enchanted and that cute guy from 27 Dresses. Oh, he can sing to:
Answer to #3: Will Sampson (1933-1987) born in Okmulgee, OK.
Now you know him. Will Sampson was best known for his role as Chief Bromden in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. He also played "Ten Bears" in The Outlaw Josey Wales and "Taylor" in Poltergeist II. Sampson was a member of the The Muskogee Creek Nation of Oklahoma. He wanted to be remember as a painter more than an actor. His painting depicting the Ribbon Dane is located in the Creek Council House Museum in Oklmugee, OK.
Will Sampson Grave: Find A Grave
Sampson died in 1987 from complications from heart surgery. He was only 53 years old. He is buried in Hitchita, McIntosh County, OK. For more information about Sampson's art go to Beyond Cuckoos Nest and Kvskvnv Association.
Answer to #4: Christian Kane, born in Dallas, TX in 1974, moved to Norman, OK in the 8th grade and attended OU.
Oh, wasn't he so handsomely rugged or ruggedly handsome, as the young Hub in Secondhand Lions, love that movie. We loved him in the miniseries Into The West. Kane is currently playing Eliot Spencer in the tv show, Leverage, so great. Kane is also a singer, his cousin is country singer Brandon Hart. Go here for Kane's official website. Also, checkout these sites: Christian Kane Fan Blog and Bam's blog. This guy is POP-PU-LAR.
Answer to #5: Rex Linn or "that guy from, CSI Miami", born in Spearman, TX in 1956. His family moved to OKC in 1969 where his dad was a lawyer. He attended Heritage Hall and Casady, where they wear a lot of plaid. (I used to cut a Hefner's hair and that was her joke, I always give credit where credit is do). Linn also graduated from OSU. I heard he bleeds orange.
Linn is another oil man turned actor. Oh my gracious, Linn has so many TV and movie credits its just too many to list. What a great actor. I first noticed him in Cliffhanger, great movie with Sly Stallone. (You can call him Sly if you were alive when the first Rocky came out) (Was it 8, 9 or 10 eggs?), Yoy, Adrian!!!
Okay, okay, Linn has been great to our state with his cool doc on OETA. He first caught the acting bug when he saw Jack Nicholson in what else, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". I'm sure Will Sampson helped out too. Also, Rex Linn was in "The Long Kiss Goodnight" which G.D. Spradlin was in and he played "Hal Henderson" in the 2003 remake of Monte Walsh, the same charachter G.D. Spradlin played, very cool.
So, this is it. Thank you ladies for participating. Your prizes will be awarded soon. Actually, I haven't made them yet. I think it will be pear vanilla butter. Sounds yummy and very fall like.
Have a great day.