Lee Marvin Injured after Taking Stray Punch from Martin Milner on Set of "Route 66"

Aug. 15, 1961 - Lee Marvin, the actor, was badly cut in the face today while filming a fight scene for the "Route 66" television show. A plastic surgeon took 27 stitches to close the wound. The inadvertent haymaker was thrown by Martin Milner while cameras were recording a fight scene in a restaurant. "I'm not quite sure how it happened; it could be either one's fault," said Mr. Milner. "Lee said that the only reason he didn't punch me back is because we're such good friends." Mr. Marvin was taken to Allegheny Hospital in Pittsburgh where a plastic surgeon put the stitches in a wound around the nose.

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