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Do You Know... Claude Akins?

Do you know…
that Claude Akins (born: Claude Marion Akins in Nelson, Georgia, May 25, 1926 – died: in Altadena, California, January 27, 1994) was an American actor with a long career on stage, screen and television?

  • Claude AkinsPowerful in appearance and voice, Akins could be counted on to play the clever (or less than clever) tough guy, on the side of good or bad, in movies and television.

  • He is best remembered as Sheriff Lobo in the 1970s TV series B. J. and the Bear, and later The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, a spin-off series, with Ben Cooper appearing as Waverly.

  • As a film actor, Akins first appeared in 1953's From Here to Eternity.

  • In television, Akins had an early appearance in Adventures of Superman (episode number 69, "Peril by Sea"), playing a villainous co-conspirator.

  • Akins died of cancer.

  • Burial: Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.

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