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Jack Lambert

Jack Lambert

Jack Lambert was an American character actor born in Yonkers, New York, who specialized in playing movie tough guys and heavies. He is best known for playing the psychotic cat-loving, iron-hooked Steve \"the Claw\" Michael in Dick Tracy's Dilemma.\nFollowing a spell on Broadway, Lambert moved to Hollywood and began working in films in 1942. He was a familiar figure in Westerns and crime dramas after World War II, in such movies as Kiss Me Deadly, Vera Cruz, The Killers, Bend of the River, How the West Was Won and The Enforcer.\nLambert also appeared in many television series of the 1950s and 1960s, such as Rod Cameron's State Trooper, Gunsmoke, Have Gun - Will Travel, Sugarfoot, Daniel Boone, Wagon Train, Bonanza and Get Smart.\nFrom 1959 to 1960, he was a regular cast member, in twenty-three of the forty-two episodes of Darren McGavin's NBC western series, Riverboat.\nHe is often confused with Jack Lambert, a British character actor, as well as the former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jack Lambert.

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