Manis (orangutan)

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Manis was the trained orangutan that played Clyde as Clint Eastwood's sidekick in the 1978 box office hit Every Which Way But Loose. Its 1980 sequel, Any Which Way You Can (1980), did not feature Manis, as the "child actor" had grown too much between productions. In the sequel two orangutans, C.J. and Buddha, shared the role.[1] Although rumors about the cause of death of Buddha in 1980 point to abuse by his trainer on set, at least one source for the rumors may originate from a 1985 National Enquirer article.

Manis returned to working with his trainers' act in Las Vegas.[2]


  1. ^ "Any Which Way You Can, Full Cast & Crew". IMDB. 
  2. ^ "The Daily Cleaner". The Gleaner. Gleaner Company. 1979-09-12. p. 5. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 


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