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‘Predator’ Actor Sonny Landham Dies at 76

Actor Sonny Landham, who appeared in “Predator” and “48 Hrs,” died from congestive heart failure Thursday in Lexington, Ky. He was 76. The actor, who was part Seminole and part Cherokee, was best known for portraying Native American tracker Billy Sole in Arnold Schwarzenegger-starrer “Predator” in 1987. However, he did not appear in the film’s sequels.... Read more »

‘Predator’ Actor Sonny Landham Dead at 76

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NEW YORK (AP) — Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred in “Predator” and “48 Hrs,” has died. He was 76.

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Landham’s sister, Dawn Boehler, said the actor died from congestive heart failure Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital. Landham was a brawny, deep-voiced actor and stunt man who played a bit part in Walter Hill’s 1979 street-gang thriller “The Warriors” before the director cast him as the trigger-happy criminal Billy Bear in 1982’s “48 Hrs.”

Landham, who was part Cherokee and Seminole, was perhaps most known for playing the Native American tracker Billy Sole in the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger film “Predator.”

Landham entered the movie business after working in pornography in the ’70s. Later in life, he attempted brief and unsuccessful political campaigns.

He’s survived by his son, William, and daughter, Priscilla.

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‘This Is Us’ Star Sterling K. Brown Officially Joins Shane Black’s ‘Predator’ Reboot

‘This Is Us’ Star Sterling K. Brown Officially Joins Shane Black’s ‘Predator’ Reboot

“This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown is officially on board 20th Century Fox’s “The Predator,” a reboot of the alien action franchise that launched in 1987. The news that Brown was in talks for the role broke last month. However, the actor’s reps confirm to Variety that the deal has now closed. Brown joins previously announced… Read more »

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