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|Born||August 31, 1920 |
Garvin County, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||July 24, 2011 |
San Luis Obispo, California
|First||The Godfather Part II|
|Portrayed||Senator Patrick Geary|
Gervais Duan Spradlin is an American actor. Originally an attorney and subsequently an oil producer, he became an active actor in 1964. He gained his role as Patrick Geary after a recommendation from producer Fred Roos. Spradlin was a political organizer for Oklahoma's Democratic Party in the 1960s, drawing on that background for his portrayal of Geary.
After The Godfather Part II, Spralin made appearances in films such as One on One, Apocalypse Now, North Dallas Forty, Ed Wood and The Long Kiss Goodnight. He also acted regularly in television. Spradlin retired from acting in 1999 and died at his cattle ranch in 2011, at the age of 90.