Hollywood actor Clu Gulager has died

Clu Gulager has died at the age of 93. He became known through western series and horror films. He also starred in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.


the essentials in brief

  • Clu Gulager died on Friday.
  • The actor was 93 years old.
  • He became known with western and horror films.

Clu Gulager is dead. The actor died on Friday (5 August) of natural causes at the age of 93.

He was at the home of his son John Gulager, 64, and daughter-in-law Diane in Los Angeles. The two told the “Hollywood Reporter”.

William Martin “Clu” Gulager was born in Oklahoma in 1928 and grew up on his uncle’s farm there. After serving in the US Marines, he trained as an actor in Texas and Paris. In 1955 he moved to New York and received an acting contract. He finally became known with western series such as “The Tall Man” and “The People from the Shiloh Ranch”.

Clu Gulager «loved the cinema»

He was seen in the thriller “The Death of a Killer” or in “The Hidden – The unspeakable evil” and horror strips. Most recently, he appeared as a bookstore owner in films such as “Piranha 2” (2012) or in Quentin Tarantino’s (59) “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” (2019).

Filmmaker Sean Baker (51), who worked with Gulager on the drama Tangerine LA, wrote on Twitter:

“He was incredibly talented, hilarious, gentle and kind. And he loved the cinema. We will miss you Clu.”

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