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September 6, 2013

Chino’s Cycle

There was a brief mention yesterday of the Great Lee Marvin. We know him for some of the great ‘tough guy’ roles in movies: Frank Ballinger in the Chicago based M-Squad, Tully Crow in The man who shot Liberty Valance, Kid Sheleen/Tim Strawn in Cat Ballou (Oscar too!).

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His somewhat pivotal role as Chico in The Wild One, leader of the Beetles, got him into riding when trying to be on par with Marlon Brando.

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His past included serving as a US Marine in The Pacific during WWII chasing the counter attack across numerous islands seeing some of the fiercest fighting. No doubt this laid the foundation for many of his characters. He did take up motorcycle racing utilizing the Tiger Cub …

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Here with fellow racer and character actor Keenan Wynn.