Why was Harry Dean Stanton’s credit removed from the In the Heat of the Night IMDb page?

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Harry Dean Stanton had an IMDb credit on the page of the film in which he played a Police Office (albeit uncredited).

For whatever reason the credit has been removed.

Here is the link to the page: tt0061811.

And here is photo proof he appeared in the film
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I'm not terribly convinced by that photo. I wasn't even sure which one you thought was him.
Here's a cropped version:


And here's HDS from Cool Hand Luke, also a 1967 release.


Does Stanton get screen credit for Heat? A photo/screengrab of that credit would be useful, as well as a full-face shot of him in Heat.
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Here is a snippet of an article about the film
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Niall. You shared the snippet. But not where it came from. The URL please!
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And where is that article, written by whom?
Even professionals mis-identify bit parts sometimes.
Here's a clip with someone who may be that profile you posted, maybe not:
https://youtu.be/i6n8VyqaCQ4?t=39
And my screengrab, alongside the Cool Hand Luke still above (both 1967). I'm still not convinced, although they're very close. He speaks briefly in the clip, but that doesn't help sway me, perhaps because the character lacks his usual intensity.


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Here is the link my apologies
https://vanyaland.com/2017/07/12/welc...
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https://web.archive.org/web/20180228064419/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061811/fullcredits
has 24 captures of the cast/crew of Heat, most recent being Feb 2018, where Stanton IS listed.
He appears to have been added between March and November 2016.
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It is not Harry Dean Stanton. The Nose gives it away.
These are close ups of Heat and Cool Hand.
Harrys nose Protrudes at the tip
The other actors recedes at the tip
Harry has a flat bridge
The other actor is curved.
Harry has visible flared nostrils. (Visible)
The other actor has flat lower nose at the nostril opening. (Not Visible)



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I (also) have to say (based on these comparisons) that it’s probably not Mr. Stanton. Haven’t seen the actual film in ages, though.
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