68 (passed away May. 14th, 2017)
Jun. 1st, 1948
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Powers Allen Boothe was an American television and film actor, known for Deadwood, 24, Nashville, Hatfields & McCoys, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2009 in Austin, Tx.
- Father of 'Parisse Boothe' (qv).
- In September of 1980, in an act of defiance, he showed up at the Emmy Awards ceremony to collect the award he had won for playing Jim Jones. The Screen Actors Guild was in the middle of a strike and members boycotted the ceremony until the strike was settled. He was the only winner in an acting category who showed up. The incident was referenced in the 'James L. Brooks' (qv) film, _I'll Do Anything (1994)_ (qv).
- He earned an MFA from Southern Methodist University and went on to become a resident actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Company.
- He was named after a friend of his father's that was killed in World War II.
- Born to Merrill Vestal Boothe and his wife Emily Kathryn Reeves.
- His first film role was as a Bolivian bandito in the 1969 classic, "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid". He had no lines and did not receive a credit.
- Has Native American ancestry.