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Cause of death  Lung Cancer
Name  Luke Askew
Nationality  American
Role  Actor

Occupation  Actor
Children  Christopher Askew
Years active  1967 – 2006
Books  Frailty
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Born  March 26, 1932 (1932-03-26) Macon, Georgia, U.S.
Died  March 29, 2012, Portland, Oregon, United States
Parents  Milton Dillard Askew, Dorothy Doolittle
Movies  Easy Rider, Cool Hand Luke, Frailty, The Great Northfield Minnesot, The Magnificent Seven Ri
Similar People  Luana Anders, Bo Hopkins, Peter Fonda, Billy Green Bush, Matt O'Leary

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Francis Luke Askew (March 26, 1932 – March 29, 2012) was an American actor best known for his role in the 1969 film Easy Rider. He appeared in many westerns, and had a rare lead role in the spaghetti Western Night of the Serpent (La notte dei serpenti; 1969).


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Askew was born in Macon, Georgia to Milton Dillard Askew (1904-1976) and Dorothy Doolittle (1910-1969). Askew attended the University of Georgia, Mercer University, and Walter F. Jay School of Law. Askew served in the United States Air Force during his college years in intelligence.

He made his film debut in Hurry Sundown (1967), but was first noticed as an actor for his role in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke. The following year he worked with John Wayne in The Green Berets (with his hair cut short). The following year he worked with Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda in Easy Rider, a film that set him on the road to becoming a cult figure of modern cinema.

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Askew continued to work as an actor after that, predominantly appearing in guest roles on television series. This includes work on such series as: Bonanza, High Chaparral, Mission: Impossible, Cannon, The Rockford Files, Quincy, M.E., The Six Million Dollar Man, T. J. Hooker, L.A. Law, MacGyver, Walker, Texas Ranger; Murder She Wrote, and HBO's Big Love. He appeared frequently with Bill Paxton.

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He also took part in Easy Rider: Shaking the Cage (1999), a documentary about the making of Easy Rider DVD, and the 2003 documentary Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood. Askew sang Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed songs at The Gaslight Cafe. According to Bob Dylan, when Luke sang at The Gaslight Cafe it was like a "guy who sounded like Bobby Blue Bland".

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He later moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon. He died in Portland, on March 29, 2012, three days after his 80th birthday, from lung cancer.


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