Ten fun facts about James Coburn


Fact 1
James Coburn’s image is on the cover of the 1973 album “Band on the Run” by Paul McCartney.

Fact 2
He was college friends with Robert Vaughn who appeared alongside him in the film “The Magnificent Seven”.

Fact 3
James Coburn was listed as a star in the film “The Magnificent Seven” even though he only had eleven lines in the entire movie.


Fact 4
When casting for the iconic television series “The A-Team” began in 1983 he was considered for the role of Hannibal Smith.

Fact 5
Kris Kristofferson and James Coburn were really good friends. They also appeared in three films together. They were “Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid”, “Convoy”, and “Payback”.

Fact 6
Actor James Coburn learned the craft of acting under the watchful eye of Stella Adler. He attended UCLA for a time before that.

Fact 7
Some of the most memorable movies he acted in were “The Great Escape”, “The Magnificent Seven”, “Cross Of Iron”, “Our Man Flint” and “Charade”.

Fact 8
In 1979 James Coburn was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. In the 90’s he sought out the assistance of a holistic healer to treat the disorder. He immediately began showing improvements while taking a dietary supplement provided by the healer.

Fact 9
He was a pallbearer at the funeral of action legend Bruce Lee.

Fact 10
He died on November 18, 2002 in California of a heart attack. Prior to suffering from a heart attack he was sitting at home playing his flute.


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Was a charismatic American born actor who was best known for his role as a lean, lanky cowboy in numerous Western movies.

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