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April 3, 1924
Marlon Brando, Jr. was an Academy Award-winning American actor,
whose body of work spanned over half a century. As a young sex symbol,
he is best known for his roles as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar
Named Desire and Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, both
directed by Elia Kazan in the early 1950s.
In middle age, his well-known
roles include his Academy-Award winning performance as Vito Corleone in The
Godfather and Colonel Walter Kurtz in Apocalypse Now, the
latter two directed by Francis Ford Coppola in the 1970s.
Died: July 1, 2004
Brando died at the age of 80. The cause of his death
was intentionally withheld, with his lawyer citing privacy concerns. It
was later revealed that he died at UCLA Medical Center of respiratory
failure brought on by pulmonary fibrosis. He also suffered from
congestive heart failure, failing eyesight due to diabetes, and had
recently been diagnosed with liver cancer.
Where are they buried?
- Kalama I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Kalama, Washington
- Cremated, ashes scattered partly in Tahiti and partly in Death
- Roman Catholic Urania Cemetery, Papeete, French Polynesia
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