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Strother Martin

Strother Martin
in Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Personal information
Birth nameStrother Martin Jr.
Birth dateMarch 26, 1919
Place of birthKokomo, Indiana USA
Date of deathAugust 1, 1980(age 61)
Death placeThousand Oaks, California USA
Years active1950-80
SpouseHelen Meisels (1966-80) (his death)

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Strother Martin (March 26, 1919 - August 1, 1980) was an American actor in numerous films and television programs. Martin is perhaps best known as the prison "captain" in the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke, where he uttered the line, "What we've got here is...failure to communicate."

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