RIP G.D Spradlin

(Tom B.) #1

American actor G.D. Spradlin passed away in San Luis Obispo, California on July 24, 2011. He was 90 years-old. Spradlin didn’t start making films until he was in his 40s. He appeared in such westerns as “Will Penny” (1968) and “Monte Walsh” (1970) and one Euro-western “The Hunting Party” (1971) as Sam Bayard. A full obit can be viewed at Cemetery With Crosses.

(Yodlaf Peterson) #2


Do you know what the G.D. stands for?


Gervais Duan according to here:

(Yodlaf Peterson) #4

[quote=“ENNIOO, post:3, topic:2788”]Gervais Duan according to here:[/quote]Cheers Ennioo

(Tom B.) #5

Correct. G.D. stands for Gervais Duan. He was a multi-millionaire oil man before becoming an actor when he was in his 40s.


Interesting deciding to become an actor then.

(El Topo) #7

He played the General in Apocalypse Now, in that scene with Harrison Ford when they give the mission to Martin Sheen, very good scene by the way.