|Born||William Tom Layne Britton
September 5, 1907
Munday, Texas, U.S.
|Died||December 12, 1993
Marina del Rey, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Make-up artist and film actor|
|Spouse(s)||Leila Sackett (m. 1952)|
Layne "Shotgun" Britton (September 5, 1907 – December 12, 1993) was a makeup artist and actor in Hollywood from 1939 until 1989. He worked with many notable actors and musicians, such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, John Belushi, John Candy and Jane Russell. He had an extensive career in feature films and television, and a short career as an actor.
Britton served as a makeup artist in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers, but also appeared briefly in the film. Characters Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) and Jake (John Belushi) enter Elwood's SRO, and Britton, depicted as an old man playing cards in the lobby, yells, "Did you get me my Cheez Whiz, boy?" Elwood then pulls a can of Easy Cheese from his pocket and tosses it to Britton.