|Birth Day:||August 13, 1922|
|Death Date:||May 24, 2016(2016-05-24) (aged 93)
Mission Hills, California, U.S.
|Birth Place:||Detroit, Michigan, United States|
As per our current Database, Buck Kartalian died on May 24, 2016(2016-05-24) (aged 93)
Mission Hills, California, U.S..
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Vahe Kartalian was born on August 13, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Armenian immigrants. He had four sisters and one brother. When Kartalian was two, their family moved to New York City. His father, a baker, died when he was 11. During World War II, Kartalian served in the United States Navy on a destroyer in the Pacific theatre. After returning home, he worked as a body builder and professional wrestler (called the "Hell's Kitchen Roughneck") and competed in both regional and national competitions. Kartalian decided to become an actor after being noticed by Broadway producers. He never took acting lessons.
On January 9, 1952, Kartalian married Mary Evonne Bannister in the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. The ceremony took place on the set of the play Mr. Roberts, in which Kartalian was appearing. They later divorced. Kartalian married Margaret Poloshjian in 1959. They had three children: Aram, Julie, and Jason. Jason Kartalian became a film producer and director.
Kartalian appeared in more than 70 films and television shows between 1953 and his retirement in 2006. Kartalian is best known for his role in the film Planet of the Apes (1968) as Julius, the brutish gorilla who guarded the captive humans at the Research Complex. He later played the gorilla Frank in the third film of the series, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972). Kartalian is also known for his film roles as a sailor in Mister Roberts (1955), a prisoner in Cool Hand Luke (1967), a shopkeeper in The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), and a reverend in The Rock (1996).
Kartalian died on May 24, 2016 in a hospital in Mission Hills, California, at age 93.
Currently, Buck Kartalian is 100 years, 1 months and 19 days old. Buck Kartalian will celebrate 101st birthday on a Sunday 13th of August 2023.
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