Claude Akins

May 25, 1926


Trained at Northwestern University's drama department, onetime salesman Claude Akins was a Broadway actor when he was selected by a Columbia talent scout for a small role in the Oscar-winning From Here to Eternity (1953). With a craggy face and blunt voice that evoked memories of Lon Chaney Jr., Akins was a "natural" for villainous or roughneck roles,… More


Claude Akins Videos

A Distant Trumpet
30 seconds
Shield For Murder
1 minutes 40 seconds
Falling From Grace
2 minutes 58 seconds
The Curse
1 minutes 54 seconds

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