Once upon a time there lived a giant in the valley. His name was Mike Mazurki.
As an actor, he added excitement to more than 350 films and television shows.
During his stay at the hospital in the Fall of ’87, I wasn’t thrilled about having
to stick a needle in the arm of the gargantuan man who had virtually played
nothing but bone-crushing thugs, henchmen and barbarians named “Rhino,”
Splitface,” “Igor,” “Bigfoot,” and “Moose.” I knocked on his door and heard
in a deep, rough voice that I instantly recognized, “Come in.”
There was the giant himself, whose bed could hardly contain his 6’5″,
265 pound frame…………………………………………….
Mazurki’s Western Filmography
|1934Belle of the Nineties1945Dakota
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (Western Scene)
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
Alias Jesse James
|1963Four For Texas1964Cheyenne Autumn
Requiem for a Gunfighter
Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin
Challenge to be Free
The Magic of Lassie