|Screen tough guy Powers Boothe was born on June 1, 1948 in
Snyder, Texas. A farmer's son, he was accustomed to hard physical
work on the farm. He played football and appeared in school plays at
Snyder High School. He attended
Texas State University in San Marcos, and earned an MA in drama
from Southern Methodist University in University Park, Texas.
Well known for his portrayal of the
snarling gunslinger Curly Bill Brocius, confronting the Earps in
Tombstone, his most remembered role remains that of Cy Tolliver, the
(fictional) owner of the (historical) Bella Union saloon and
brothel, chief nemesis of Al Swearingen on HBO's Deadwood.
Powers Boothe died in his
sleep at age 68 on the morning of May 14, 2017 of a heart attack
after battling pancreatic cancer for six months in Los Angeles,
where he raised racing quarter horses.
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