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Name: John Kitzmiller  
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Date of Birth: 4th December 1913
Place of Birth: Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Profession: Actor
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John Kitzmiller (December 4, 1913-February 23, 1965) is an African-American actor. Born in Battle Creek, Michigan, Kitzmiller participated in the liberation of Italy during World War II. He began acting while stationed in this country, and began appearing in Italian neorealist films. He made Italy his permanent residence and starred in more than fifty European films, often portraying an angry black man fighting racism.

He played the leading role of "Jerry" in the film Senza pietà (Without Pity), written by Federico Fellini. He received awards commemorating both his role as an actor and as a soldier: he received the Victory Medal and was the first black actor to to win a best acting award at the Cannes Film Festival (in 1957, for his work in the Yugoslavian film Peace Valley).

Kitzmiller is most famous for his role as Quarrel in the 1962 James Bond movie Dr. No.

He died of cirrhosis of the liver.

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