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Phil Berg | Michael Phillips | Michael Douglas | James Coburn
James Coburn (1928 – 2002) was featured in more than 70 films, largely in action roles, and made 100 television appearances during his 45-year career, ultimately winning an Academy Award in 1998 for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction. A capable, rough-hewn leading man, his toothy grin and lanky body made him a perfect tough guy in numerous leading and supporting roles in westerns and action films, such as The Magnificent Seven, Hell Is for Heroes, The Great Escape, and Charade. Both he and his first wife Beverly Kelly were interested in Asian art in general and Indian and Himalayan art in particular and donated many objects to LACMA over the years; he left the bulk of his collection to LACMA; highlights of his donations and collection are shown here.