Ben Carruthers

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Benito F. Carruthers
Ben Carruthers en Françoise Brion.jpg
Ben Carruthers and Françoise Brion (1967)
Born (1936-08-14)August 14, 1936
Illinois, U.S.
Died September 27, 1983(1983-09-27) (aged 47)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1957–1971

Benito "Ben" F. Carruthers (August 14, 1936 in Illinois, USA – September 27, 1983 in Los Angeles, California) was an American film actor, most notable for his role in John Cassavetes' debut feature film Shadows (1959). His other films included A High Wind in Jamaica (1965), Robert Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen (1967) as Glenn Gilpin, Fearless Frank (1967), To Grab the Ring (1968), The Lost Continent (1968), Riot (1969) as the unpredictable and psychotic Joe Surefoot,[1] Man in the Wilderness (1971), and Universal Soldier (1971).[2]


He stood 6' 1".[3] His first son, Caine Carruthers, was a phenomenal bass player and was in various successful bands. Dijon Carruthers, his second son, was a drummer for a very short time in Megadeth. Carruthers died of liver failure in 1983 at the age of 47.



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