Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe is a television and movie actor.

A native of Texas with extensive stage experience, Boothe first came to prominence in 1980 playing the title role in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. In Time Magazine's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. A young actor named Powers Boothe captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won an Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards.

During the actors' strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim his prize. He said at the time, "this may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest." He joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in 1983-1986. He also gave several fine performances in other films like Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, and Extreme Prejudice, as well as HBO films like Into The Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. However, his most lauded subsequent performance was in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family Of Spies where he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker.

Most recently, Boothe has played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood. Mister Boothe has a daughter who is also an acclaimed actress.


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Mister Boothe has a daughter who is also an acclaimed actress. He died in Woodland Hills, California from lung cancer and throat cancer. Most recently, Boothe has played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood. He was married twice, to the actresses Adrienne Ames and Francesca De Scaffa. However, his most lauded subsequent performance was in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family Of Spies where he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker. Cabot's final film appearance was in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). He also gave several fine performances in other films like Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, and Extreme Prejudice, as well as HBO films like Into The Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. The eleven films in which they appeared together include The Comancheros (1961), The Green Berets (1968), The Undefeated (1969) and Chisum (1970).

He said at the time, "this may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest." He joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in 1983-1986. A lifelong friend of Wayne, they first acted together in Angel and the Badman (1947). During the actors' strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim his prize. Cabot continued acting into the early 1970s, with many of his later performances being supporting roles in John Wayne films. A young actor named Powers Boothe captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won an Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. Among his other films are Fury (1936), The Last of the Mohicans (1936), Dodge City (1939), Susan and God (1940), The Quiet American (1965) and Cat Ballou (1966). In Time Magazine's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. His most widely seen performance was in King Kong (1933) opposite Fay Wray.

Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. Born Etienne Pelissier Jacques de Bujac in Carlsbad, New Mexico, Cabot made his film debut in 1931 and during the course of his career appeared in almost one hundred feature films. A native of Texas with extensive stage experience, Boothe first came to prominence in 1980 playing the title role in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story Of Jim Jones. Bruce Cabot (April 20, 1904 - May 3, 1972) was an American film actor. Powers Boothe is a television and movie actor.

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