Paul L. Smith is a Actor American born on 24 june 1936 at Everett (USA)
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Birth name Paul Lawrence SmithNationality USABirth 24 june 1936
at Everett (USA
)Death 25 april 2012
(at 75 years) at Ra'anana (Israel
Paul Lawrence Smith (June 24, 1936 – April 25, 2012), better known as Paul L. Smith, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, singer, and comedian, best known for generally portraying villains and "heavies". His most notable roles include Hamidou, the vicious prison warden in Midnight Express (1978), Bluto in Popeye (1980), Gideon in Masada (1981), and Glossu Rabban in Dune (1984). Smith was sometimes credited as Paul Smith.
On April 25, 2012, Smith died in Ra'anana, Israel. Currently, his cause of death is unconfirmed.
Smith was of Jewish religion.Paul Smith was raised in Miami, Florida and graduated Miami Senior High School where he played football and became a High School All American. He briefly attended Brandeis University, where he met and married his first wife, Norma Kalman. They had one son, Elliot. Paul and Norma were divorced in 1960.
Smith married Eve Smith. In February 2006, they emigrated to Israel, adopting Ra'anana as their new home. After taking Israeli citizenship, the couple adopted Hebrew names: Adam and Aviva Eden.