Ten fun facts about Harry Dean Stanton
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Stanton's career has spanned over fifty years.
In the late 2000s, he played a recurring role in the HBO television series Big Love.
His family had a musical background.
Stanton is a US Navy veteran of World War II. He served as a cook aboard an LST during the Battle of Okinawa.Fact 5
Stanton has also occasionally toured nightclubs as a singer/guitarist, playing mostly country-inflected cover tunes.Fact 6
In 2011, the Lexington Film League created a festival to honor Stanton in the city where he spent much of his adolescence.Fact 7
Stanton attended Lafayette High School and the University of Kentucky in Lexington where he performed at the Guignol Theatre under the direction of UK theater icon Wallace Briggs.Fact 8
He studied journalism and radio arts.Fact 9
For a 2011 documentary, Harry Dean Stanton: Crossing Mulholland, he sang and played the harmonica.Fact 10
He studied at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California, where his classmates included his friends Tyler MacDuff and Dana Andrews. Click here for more people facts ❯
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