About Woody Strode
July 25, 1914 - December 31, 1994
|Place of Birth||:||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Also Known As||:||Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode, Woodrow Strode, Woody Stroode|
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An athlete turned actor, Strode was a top-notch decathlete and a football star at UCLA. He became part of Hollywood lore after meeting director John Ford and becoming a part of the Ford "family," appearing in four Ford motion pictures. Strode also played the powerful gladiator who does battle with Kirk Douglas in Spartacus (1960).