Eastwood foe also starred in 'Roots'

John Quade, who played the heavy in several Clint Eastwood movies and was the sheriff in the TV miniseries “Roots,” died Aug. 9 in Rosamond, Calif. He was 71.

Quade had dozens of TV and movie roles in a career that spanned more than a quarter-century. His movies included “Papillon” and “High Plains Drifter.”

However, he is perhaps best remembered as the motorcycle gang leader in the Eastwood movie “Every Which Way But Loose” and its sequel, “Any Which Way You Can.”

He also played Sheriff Biggs in episodes of “Roots.”

The Kansas-born Quade is survived by his wife, Gwen, six children and 10 grandchildren.

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