Morgan Woodward

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Woodward as deputy Shotgun Gibbs from The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, 1959

Thomas Morgan Woodward (September 16, 1925 – February 22, 2019) was an American actor. Woodward was best known for his returning role on the soap opera Dallas as Marvin "Punk" Anderson. He also played the silent Boss Godfrey (the Walking Boss) in Cool Hand Luke (1967), and had the most guest appearances on Gunsmoke.[1] His career began in 1956.

Woodward guest starred in two different episodes of the original series of Star Trek as two different characters.

Woodward was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He studied at the University of Texas at Austin and at the University of Texas at Arlington. He retired from acting in 1998. Woodward died at his ranch in Paso Robles, California from prostate cancer on February 22, 2019 at the age of 93.[2]

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  1. "Morgan Woodward villain in films". The Deseret News. August 8, 1973. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  2. "Morgan Woodward, Mirrored-Sunglasses Boss in 'Cool Hand Luke,' Dies at 93". The Hollywood Reporter. 23 February 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.

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