- Bruce Cabot
name = Bruce Cabot
|thumb|Promotional photo for actor Bruce Cabot
birthname = Etienne Pelissier Jacques de Bujac
birthdate = birth date|1904|04|20
birthplace = city-state|Carlsbad|New Mexico, U.S.
deathdate = death date and age|1972|05|03|1904|04|20|mf=y
deathplace = city-state|Woodland Hills|California, U.S.
Bruce Cabot (
April 20, 1904– May 3, 1972) was an American film actor. He is best known as Jack Driscollin "King Kong" (1933). He was married twice, to the actresses Adrienne Amesand Francesca De Scaffa. He died in Woodland Hills, Californiafrom lung cancerand throat cancer.
Cabot was born Etienne Pelissier Jacques de Bujac in
Carlsbad, New Mexico, USAto French Colonel Etienne de Bujac and Julia Armandine Graves, who died shortly after giving birth to him. After leaving the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee he worked a wide variety of jobs, including sailor and insurance salesman, and doing a stint in a slaughterhouse.
During the course of his career Cabot appeared in almost one hundred features, including "
The Bad Man of Brimstone" (1937) with Wallace Beery. He made his film debut in 1931 in the movie "Heroes of the Flames". He tested for the lead role of The Ringo Kid in John Ford's popular Western "Stagecoach" (1939). John Waynegot the role becoming one of the biggest stars in Hollywood history.
Although Cabot was prominently featured in the blockbuster "King Kong" in 1933, he was not able to maintain a career as a lead actor but was a prolific supporting player. He was a villain in the 1930s, playing a gangster boss in "Let 'Em Have It" (1936) and the Native American brave Magua after
Randolph Scottin "The Last of the Mohicans" (1936), he supported Spencer Tracyas the leader of a lynch mob in "Fury" (1936). A freelance, he appeared in movies at many studios before leaving Hollywood for military service.
World War II
Cabot worked for the
United States Army Military Intelligenceoverseas during World War II. He was a first lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force and the Air Transport Command Operations Officer in Tunis. While there he was implicated by the Army Counter-Intelligence Corps in a gold smuggling ring that shipped Nazigold to Brazil[ [http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/USO/chp1_p1.html Chp 1, Part I: 1941-45: Prouty's Military Experiences 1941-1963 ] ] .
Career after the war
After the war, he continued to work steadily. He met
John Wayneon the set of " Angel and the Badman" (1947) and the two became very good friends. He became a first choice for supporting roles in John Wayne's movies. The twelve later Wayne films in which they appeared together were " The Best of the Badmen" (1951), " The Comancheros" (1961), " Hatari!" (1962), " McLintock!" (1963), " In Harm's Way" (1965), " The War Wagon" (1967), "The Green Berets" (1968), "Hellfighters" (1968), "The Undefeated" (1969), " Chisum" (1970), and " Big Jake" (1971).
Cabot's final film appearance was in the
James Bondfilm "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971).
* The character of "Bruce Baxter" in the 2005 remake of King Kong was based on Cabot.
* The 2005 remake includes a dedication to the other two lead actors in the 1933 original, but not to Cabot.
NAME= Cabot, Bruce
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Bujac, Etienne Pelissier Jacques de
DATE OF BIRTH= 1904-04-20
PLACE OF BIRTH=
Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
DATE OF DEATH= 1972-05-03
PLACE OF DEATH=
Woodland Hills, California, USA
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