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Red West

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Red West Biography

Red grew up in Tennessee, became a lifelong friend of Elvis Presley, wrote many songs for him and appeared in most of his films in the 1960's. He became a stuntman, then segued into TV as a regular actor on Black Sheep Squadron and guest starred on many episodic series over the next several decades. More serious film roles came his way in the 80's including Roadhouse with Patrick Swayze, Rainmaker directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Glory Road, and a critically acclaimed performance in Goodbye Solo directed by Ramin Bahrani. Most recently, Red wrapped a featured role in At Any Price, directed by his friend Ramin Bahrani and just completed Safe Haven directed by Lasse Hallstrom.
Red and his wife, Pat, have two sons, six grandchildren and currently make their home in Tennessee.

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Goodbye Solo 2009, Review by Chris Barsanti

You think you've seen this movie. Irascible old codger (white, of course), who doesn't need...

Forty Shades of Blue 2005, Review by Jeremiah Kipp

"I think you hate women," a trusted colleague recently told me. She went on to...

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