Death of James Coburn

August 31, 1928 - November 18, 2002
Beverly Hills, California | Age 74

Oscar-winning actor recalled as 'hippest of the hip' dies at 74
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James Coburn's intense smile could switch from cheerful to menacing with the slightest narrowing of his eyes.

That enabled the gravel-voiced actor, who died of a heart attack Monday at age 74, to play a wide array of characters, from the gruff mountaineer in the kiddie comedy "Snow Dogs" to his Oscar-winning performance as a violent, alcoholic father in "Affliction."

Coburn's breakthrough performances came in 1960s action flicks such as "The Magnificent Seven," "Hell is For...

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