The war hero Lou Diamond died at the age of 61. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Decorated United States marine who served in both World Wars, receiving both Navy Commendation and Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals. During the inter-war years, he took part in the Sino-Japanese conflict.
He returned to his hometown of Toledo, Ohio following his 1945 retirement from the military.
Sidney Poitier, who is class personified, said: ‘Lou, you’re a leading man because you’re a good actor.’ Brought tears to my eyes.
Approach every film with the same enthusiasm, regardless of its budget.
Hollywood will put you in a box, so to speak. Some people will have seen you in ‘La Bamba’ or another dramatic film and think, ‘Okay, that’s what Lou does.’ But they don’t really have an idea of the range or diversity that I can bring to a project.
I’m an actor first and foremost; it’s my first love and passion.