Woody Strode

Woody Strode

  • Birthday: 1914-07-25
  • Deathday: 1994-12-31
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also know as: Woodrow Wilson Woolwine Strode


​An athlete turned actor, Strode was a top-notch decathlete and a football star at UCLA. He became part of Hollywood lore after meeting director John Ford and becoming a part of the Ford "family," appearing in four Ford motion pictures. Strode also played the powerful gladiator who does battle with Kirk Douglas in Spartacus (1960).