Jack had made his career as an actor in films and television series. He had done many movies as a primary lead and e villain. He had many Western Films. But after some time, he took the comedy roles to his character. The most prominent symbol was a misaligned eye before making it into the film world in the Army of the United States. He was also part of World War II.
Jack Elam’s Early Life
Elam was born with the name William Scott Elam. He was brought out in this world on 13th November 1920. He was brought down on this earth in Miami, Arizona, US. He was taken birth from Millard Elam and Alice Amelia Kirby. When he was only three years old, his mother died. Acute his mother, his father, got married to Flossie Varney Elam. He was staying with his father, sister and with his stepmother. As a small child, he used to different places. While working in a cotton mill, he lost sight of his left eye. He was stabbed by another boy with the name Boy Scout. He had done his schooling from the Miami High School, which was present in Gila Country, and then in the Phoenix Union High School, which was present in Maricopa County. He had graduated from the Santa Monica junior college, which was present in California.
Jack Elam’s Career
In their teenage days, he worked as the book pepper in the Bank Of America, which was present in Los Angeles. After that, he worked in the Standard Oil company. After that, he had also worked in the United States Army. During the World War 2. Then he worked again worked as an accountant in Hollywood. There he met Samuel Goldwyn. He worked in Bel Air which was more as a manager in Los Angeles. He made this guest apppreance in the movie, which was known as She Shoulda Said No. This was the exploitation movie. At that time, he was appearing more in a villain role in the Western Movies. Then he had made his appearance in many television series such as The Rifleman, Lawman, Bonanza, Cheyenne, Have Gun, Will Travel, Zorro, The Lone Ranger, The Rebel, F Troop, Tales of Wells Fargo, The Texan, Rawhide. He had done some of the films such as Mystery Range, Wild Weed, The Sundowners, Key to The city, Quicksand, one Way Street, A Ticket To Tomahawk, High Lonesome, American Guerilla in the Philippines, The Texan Meets Calamity Jane, Birds of Paradise and many more films.
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Jack Elam’s Personal Life
He got married to Jean Hidgert in the year 1937. She died in 1961. Then he got married to Margaret Jennison in 1961. He died in 2003 because of Congestive Heart Failure in Ashland, Oregon.
Jack Elam’s Net Worth
He holds a net worth of $2 million, which he had gained from the films he had done in his career timeline.