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John Quade
Birth: Apr. 1, 1938
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 2009
Rosamond
Kern County
California, USA

Actor. His hulking build and unsubtle facial features typed him in villainous roles, sometimes for comic effect. He is probably best remembered as Cholla, the bumbling leader of a motorcycle gang in the Clint Eastwood vehicles "Every Which Way But Loose" (1978), and "Any Which Way You Can" (1980). Born John William Saunders, III, he was an aerospace engineer before he decided to try performing in the late 1960s. Eastwood first hired him "for his face" in "High Plains Drifter" (1973), then told him he felt he got a bonus because Quade could also act. Over a 25-year career he appeared in such films as "Papillon" (1973), "The Sting" (1973), "Mr. Ricco" (1975), "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976), and "Cattle Annie and Little Britches" (1981), while his scores of television credits include episodes of "The Wild, Wild West", "Bonanza", "Kung Fu", "The Rockford Files", and "The A-Team". He also played Sheriff Biggs in the miniseries "Roots" (1977). Quade died in his sleep at his home near Lancaster, California. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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Joshua Memorial Park
Lancaster
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40615114
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Here's a motorcycle for you !! You never fooled me, I always thought you were just a big teddy bear !
- JustME.❤ ( Mellie )
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014
Classic character actor. Not big on looks but big on style. Great job.
- clem
 Added: Sep. 9, 2014

- DENA ANN
 Added: Aug. 9, 2014
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