Date of Birth: 25 May 1926
Claude Akins biography:
Graduate of Northwestern University. A lifelong golfer, he played in a lot of pro-am golf tournaments for various charities right up until his death, including the Vantage Championship Pro-Am at Tanglewood Park in Clemmons, North Carolina, in the early 1990s. He was a close friend and golfing partner of another golf fanatic and veteran movie heavy, Robert J. Wilke. He was always very friendly to everyone and was very gracious in signing every autograph request.