John Doucette

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Born

1/21/1921 , Brockton Massachussetts, USA

Died

8/16/1994

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Biography:

John Doucette, was born on 21 January 1921 in Brockton, Massachusetts. Best known for his roles as villains in Westerns and as hired muscle in mob films, the actor made his film debut in 1943 with an appearance in Two Tickets to London. During his 44-year film and television career, Doucette appeared in some 260 films, with 273 appearances in films and television series listed on IMDB. His well-developed physique and rough looks gave him an aura of ill-tempered menace in appearances alongside John Wayne in films including The Sons of Katie Elder (1965), True Grit (1969) and Big Jake (1971). A versatile actor, he was able to lend an air of dignity and authority to the characters he portrayed and appeared in Julius Caesar (1953), Cleopatra (1963) and Patton (1970). His TV career included roles in Lock-Up (1959-1961), The Outsider (1969) and Bonanza (1962-1968). Famed for his skill with a six-gun, Doucette was known as the fastest draw in Hollywood. The actor passed away on 16 August 1994 in Banning, California.