John Doucette

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John Doucette (January 21, 1921, Brockton, Massachusetts – August 16, 1994, Banning, California) was a film and television character actor. A balding, husky man, he is remembered for having portrayed mob muscle and western bad guys. According to the Internet Movie Data Base, between 1943 and 1987, he appeared in some 260 movies and television programs; anohter 60 appearances were uncredited. Doucette progressed to dramatic roles including a small part as an architect in Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead in (1949) and the 1970 epic Patton when he played 3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott. His other notable performances included bit parts in High Noon, The Robe, and the mega-budget Cleopatra. More familiarly, Doucette appeared in the John Wayne films True Grit, The Sons of Katie Elder, and Big Jake. Many baby boomers first saw John Doucette as the bad guy in several episodes of The Lone Ranger, a natural role considering his rough looks, commanding presence, and skill with a gun. He was considered by many to be one of the fastest draws in Hollywood. His roles, however, went well beyond that stereotype.
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