September 19, 2008
Sampson gets Walk of Fame medallion
Circle Cinema to honor actor Will Sampson
The Circle Cinema adds to its Walk of Fame this Friday with a medallion outside the theater honoring the late actor and Okmulgee native Will Sampson.
A star of film (the iconic Chief Bromden in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") and TV (recurring parts in multiple series) and even the local stage (the 1984 Tulsa production of "Black Elk Speaks" that also starred David Carradine), Sampson was a member of the Creek Indian tribe. He died in 1987 at age 53.Comment: For more on the subject, see The Best Indian Movies.