Category Search - western (Western (Cowboy/Indians) movies or TV)

(193 found)

Art Acord
actor, rodeo, western, stunts, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Arthemus Ward Acord
Nickname(s):
Mormon cowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Louise Lorraine by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Silent films Buckshot John, The Kid and the Cowboy, Sky High Corral. Suicide by poison while in Mexico.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1709 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Jane Adams
actor, model, western

Real/Birth Name:
Betty Jane Bierce
Also Known As:
Poni Adams
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Movies House of Dracula, Outlaw Gold

Julie Adams
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Betty May Adams
Also Known As:
Julia Adams
Betty Adams
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Older than Ray Danton by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Dalton Gang, How to Marry a Millionaire. TV series Murder, She Wrote, The Jimmy Stewart Show

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Claude Akins
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Claude Marion Akins
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie From Here to Eternity, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Inherit the Wind. TV shows B.J. and the Bear, Movin' On

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rex Allen
actor, western, singer, country, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Rex Elvie Allen
Nickname(s):
the Arizona Cowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 14 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Singing cowboy movies such as The Arizona Cowboy. Song Crying in the Chapel. Died in a car accident when he was run over by a Cadillac driven by a friend, in his own driveway.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 20 August 1975

Robert Allen
actor, Broadway, western

Real/Birth Name:
Irvine E. Theodore Baehr
Also Known As:
Robert (Tex) Allen
Robert "Tex" Allen
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Evelyn Peirce, until her earlier death.
Older than Evelyn Peirce by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Broadway musical plays Show Boat, Auntie Mame. Movies Hells Angels on Wheels, Blazing Guns, The Big Broadcast of 1938, Rio Grande Ranger

Gilbert M. Anderson
actor, western, director, producer, writer, model, business

Real/Birth Name:
Maxwell Henry Aronson
Also Known As:
GM Anderson
G. M. Anderson
G.M. Anderson
Gilbert Maxwell
Broncho Billy Anderson
Bronco Billy Anderson
"Broncho Billy" Anderson
Nickname(s):
Broncho Billy
Bronco Billy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In Edison's first movie The Great Train Robbery in 1903. Credited as the first western movie star.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1651 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

John Anderson (actor)
soap, actor, western, director

Real/Birth Name:
John Robert Anderson
Nickname(s):
J.R.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Especially westerns. TV series Gunsmoke, Dallas, MacGyver, Backstairs at the White House. Movies The Satan Bug, Ride the High Country, Psycho, Smokey and the Bandit II

John Archer
actor, radio, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Ralph Bowman
Also Known As:
Ralph Bowman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
ex-husband of
Older than Marjorie Lord by 3 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Name came from winning a contest with the prize made out to "John Archer." Legally changed his name. On the radio show The Shadow, he was the announcer saying, "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" Movies Destination Moon, High Lonesome, Rodeo. TV series Lassie, Bonanza

James Arness
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
James King Aurness
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Peter Graves by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV series Gunsmoke. Movies The Thing from Another World, Them!, Island in the Sky

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Gene Autry
actor, singer, business, western, wild west, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Orvon Grover Autry
Also Known As:
The Singing Cowboy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Traveled and performed with the Fields Brothers Marvelous Medicine Show. Songs Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Here Comes Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Back in the Saddle Again. Was owner of the baseball team California Angels and a Los Angeles television station.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater

Buddy Baer
boxing, actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Jacob Henry Baer
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
younger brother of
Younger than Max Baer Sr. by 6 years.

Brief Facts:

Heavyweight boxer. Movies The Big Sky, Quo Vadis

Don Barry
actor, writer, producer, western, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Donald Barry De Acosta
Also Known As:
Don 'Red' Barry
Donald Barry
Nickname(s):
Red
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Adventures of Red Ryder in role of Red Ryder. TV series Little House on the Prairie, Police Woman. Movie I Shot Billy the Kid. Many television roles as a western character actor. Suicide by shooting himself.

Hal Baylor
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Hal Fieberling
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Movie Big Jim McClain

Noah Beery
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Noah Nicholas Beery
Also Known As:
Noah Beery Sr.
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent movie villain. Movies Zorro Rides Again, Riders of the Purple Sage, She Done Him Wrong

Noah Beery Jr.
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Noah Nicholas Beery Jr.
Noah Beery III
Nickname(s):
Pidge
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Maxine Jones by 4 years.
son of
nephew of

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Story of Will Rogers, Little Fauss and Big Halsey, Walking Tall, Rocketship X-M. TV series Wagon Train, Gunsmoke, The Rockford Files in role of Rockford's father

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7047 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Ed Begley
actor, western, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
Edward James Begley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Sweet Bird of Youth, 12 Angry Men. Tony Award for Broadway play Inherit the Wind

Rex Bell
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
George Francis Beldam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Clara Bow, until he died.
Older than Clara Bow by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Cowboy actor. Movies Battling with Buffalo Bill, Lucky Larrigan, The Idaho Kid. Republican candidate for Governor of Nevada in 1962.

James Best
actor, director, writer, producer, western, educator, adopted

Real/Birth Name:
Jules Franklin Guy
Also Known As:
James K. Best
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Orphaned at age 3. Adopted. TV series The Dukes of Hazzard in role of Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane. Movies Shenandoah, Ode to Billy Joe, Sounder

Amanda Blake
actor, western, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Beverly Louise Neill
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Miss Kitty on TV series Gunsmoke. Died of AIDS.

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Robert Blake
actor, accused, western

Real/Birth Name:
Michael James Vijencio Gubitosi
Also Known As:
Bobby Blake
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 8 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Brief Facts:

Role of Little Beaver on TV series Red Ryder as a child. Arrested for murder of his wife. Acquitted.

Dan Blocker
actor, western, educator, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Don Blocker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Bonanza in the role of Hoss

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Monte Blue
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Gerard Montgomery Bluefeather
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films, movies White Shadows in the South Seas, Tom Sawyer, Detective, Key Largo

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ward Bond
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Wardell Edwin Bond
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Wagon Train. Movies Mister Roberts, The Long Gray Line, The Searchers, It's a Wonderful Life, The Maltese Falcon

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Richard Boone
actor, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Allen Boone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

TV shows Hec Ramsay, Have Gun - Will Travel. Movie The Robe role of Pontius Pilate. Movies The Shootist, The Alamo, Big Jake. Broadway play The Rivalry. Member of fraternity Theta Xi

Ernest Borgnine
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Ermes Effron Borgnino
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Ethel Merman by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Noted for gap in front teeth. Movies A Grandpa for Christmas, Marty, From Here to Eternity, Emperor of the North Pole, The Dirty Dozen. TV series McHale's Navy. Marriage to Ethel Merman lasted 32 days in 1964.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6324 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 17 January 1998

Pat Brady
actor, sidekick, musician, western, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Patrick Aloysius O'Brady
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for group Sons of the Pioneers. Sidekick to Roy Rogers in westerns.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Sons of the Pioneers.

Peter Breck
actor, western, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Peter Breck
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

Movies Benji, The Crawling Hand. TV series The Big Valley, Maverick in role of Doc Holliday

Walter Brennan
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Andrew Brennan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Support Your Local Sheriff!, The Westerner, Rio Bravo

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6501 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Mary Brian
actor, western, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Louise Byrdie Dantzler
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926). Movies Peter Pan (1924), The Virginian (1929)

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1559 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Wilford Brimley
actor, western, model, rodeo, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Allen Wilford Brimley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rodeo rider. Movies The Electric Horseman, In & Out, The Thing (1982), The China Syndrome, Cocoon, Cocoon: The Return, The Firm. TV series The Waltons, Our House. Commercials for Quaker Oats and Liberty Medical diabetic supplies.

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Johnny Mack Brown
football, actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
John Mack Brown
Also Known As:
John Mack Brown
Nickname(s):
the Dothan Antelope
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A star on the football team at the University of Alabama, then an actor in films, mostly westerns and serials. Movies Coquette, Belle of the Nineties, Montana Moon

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Edgar Buchanan
actor, sidekick, western

Real/Birth Name:
William Edgar Buchanan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 15 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Shane

Smiley Burnette
actor, sidekick, western, composer, singer, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Lester Alvin Burnett
Nickname(s):
Smiley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55, 30 days before his 56th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sidekick to Gene Autry. TV series Petticoat Junction. Songs On the Strings of My Lonesome Guitar, Fetch Me Down My Trusty .45

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Pat Buttram
actor, sidekick, western

Real/Birth Name:
Maxwell Emmett Buttram
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sidekick to Gene Autry. TV series Green Acres. Voice-over actor. Movie Back to the Future Part III

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6382 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 18 August 1988

Rory Calhoun
actor, criminal, western

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Timothy McCown (Durgin after adoption)
Nickname(s):
Smoky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Hired Gun and TV series The Texan. Three years prison for car theft.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Harry Carey
actor, writer, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Henry DeWitt Carey II
Also Known As:
Harry Carey Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent film star. Movies Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River, Air Force

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1521 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Harry Carey Jr.
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Henry George Carey
Nickname(s):
Dobe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
husband of
Marilyn Fix, until he died.
Older than Marilyn Fix by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shenandoah, Red River, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Rio Bravo, Back to the Future Part III

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6363 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Philip Carey
actor, western, model, soap

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Carey
Also Known As:
Phil Carey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series One Life to Live. Movies Wicked as They Come, Mister Roberts, Calamity Jane, This Woman Is Dangerous, They Rode West, Gun Fury. Role of Granny Goose in commercials for potato chips.

Jean Carmen
actor, radio, Broadway, writer, director, producer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Carmen
Also Known As:
Julia Thayer
Jean Carmen Dillow
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1934). Broadway play The Man Who Came to Dinner. Movie The Pawn. Movie serial The Painted Stallion

Sunset Carson
actor, western, rodeo, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Winifred Maurice Harrison
Also Known As:
Michael Harrison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

A real cowboy. Rodeo rider. Movies The El Paso Kid, The Marshal of Windy Hollow

Jeff Chandler
actor, western, singer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Ira Grossel
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Broken Arrow (1950), A Story of David, Away All Boats. Died from problems in surgery.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1770 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Chief Yowlachie
actor, singer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Daniel Simmons
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Many Indian roles. Yakima Reservation. Movie Gunfighters of the Northwest. Also an opera singer.

Ethlyne Clair
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Ethlyne Williamson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1929). Serial movies The Vanishing Rider (1928), Queen of the Northwoods

James Coburn
actor, writer, director, western, composer

Real/Birth Name:
James H. Coburn III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies Maverick, Charade, In Like Flint, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7055 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 1 April 1994

Iron Eyes Cody
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Espera Oscar de Corti
Nickname(s):
Oscar
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Known for commercials against littering. He was not an Indian, but claimed to be. Movies A Man Called Horse, Ernest Goes to Camp. TV series The Cisco Kid

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6655 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 20 April 1983
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 255 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 15 January 1999

Chuck Connors
actor, western, baseball, basketball

Real/Birth Name:
Kevin Joseph Aloysius Connors
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series The Rifleman, Branded. Movie Soylent Green. First base on minor league team Hollywood Stars. Basketball on team Boston Celtics

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 18 July 1984

Gary Cooper
actor, western, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Frank James Cooper
Nickname(s):
Coop
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Veronica Cooper, until he died.
Older than Veronica Cooper by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies High Noon, Beau Geste, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Sergeant York, The Virginian (1929), Along Came Jones, Meet John Doe, The Adventures of Marco Polo, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ellen Corby
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Ellen Hansen
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grandma Walton on TV series The Waltons. TV series Trackdown. Movie Little Women (1949)

Alex Cord
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Alexander Viespi
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Joanna Pettet by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Stagecoach. TV series Airwolf

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Ray Corrigan
actor, stunts, fitness, western

Real/Birth Name:
Raymond Benard
Also Known As:
Crash Corrigan
Ray "Crash" Corrigan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

In role of It in movie It! The Terror from Outer Space. Movie The White Gorilla (1945) and movie and serials The Three Mesquiteers in the role of Tucson Smith

Carolina Cotton
actor, western, educator, singer, country, radio, composer, dj

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Hagstrom
Nickname(s):
Yodeling Blonde Bombshell
Western's First Lady
The All-American Girl
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies Sing, Neighbor, Sing, Singing on the Trail. Yodeling cowgirl roles. Song Three Miles South of Cash in Arkansas

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Buster Crabbe
actor, western, swimming

Real/Birth Name:
Clarence Linden Crabbe
Also Known As:
Larry "Buster" Crabbe
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Champion swimmer. Played role of Tarzan in movie Tarzan the Fearless and roles as Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Billy the Kid in multiple movies.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Lester Cuneo
actor, producer, western, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Lester H. Cuneo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
37, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films actor and movie maker, many of them 'westerns'. Lone Had Wilsonfor example. Suicide by gunshot, despondent over career and divorce.

Ken Curtis
actor, singer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Curtis Wain Gates
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group Sons of the Pioneers. Role of Festus on TV series Gunsmoke. Middle name is NOT Wayne.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Sons of the Pioneers.

Jim Davis
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Marlin Davis
Also Known As:
James Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Choirboys, Winter Meeting. TV series Rescue 8

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6290 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Marceline Day
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Marceline Newlin
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger sister of
Younger than Alice Day by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1926). Movies London After Midnight, The Cameraman, The Jazz Age, Sky Raiders

Yvonne De Carlo
actor, dancer, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Yvonne Middleton
Also Known As:
Yvonne DeCarlo
Peggy Yvonne Middleton
Nickname(s):
Peggy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Lily Munster on TV show The Munsters. Movies Salome, Where She Danced, Calamity Jane and Sam Bass, Black Bart, The Ten Commandments. Broadway play Follies by Stephen Sondheim

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6124 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6715 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Brandon De Wilde
actor, western, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Andre Brandon De Wilde
Also Known As:
Brandon de Wilde
Brandon DeWilde
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
30
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shane, Hud. Died in a car accident. Name pronounced duh-WILL-duh.

Frances Dee
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Jean Dee
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
wife of
Joel McCrea, until his earlier death.
Younger than Joel McCrea by 4 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). Movies Blood Money, Little Women, Playboy of Paradise

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 1 February 1994

John Dehner
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
John Forkum
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Movie The Left-handed Gun

Andy Devine
actor, sidekick, western, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Vabre Devine
Also Known As:
Jeremiah Schwartz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Played semi-pro football under the fake nane Jeremiah Schwartz. Movies The Over-the-Hill Gang, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, How the West Was Won, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Around the World in Eighty Days, The Red Badge of Courage. TV series Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok, Flipper

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6258 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6366 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Marlene Dietrich
actor, singer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Marie Magdalena Dietrich
Nickname(s):
Lili Marlene
Lene
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Blue Angel, Morocco, Dishonored, Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlet Empress, The Devil is a Woman, Witness for the Prosecution, Destry Rides Again. Became a US citizen 1937.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6400 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 101 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 8 November 1996

Troy Donahue
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Merle Johnson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 12 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
The same age as Suzanne Pleshette.

Brief Facts:

Movies A Summer Place, Palm Springs Weekend, A Distant Trumpet, Come Spy with Me. TV show Surfside 6

Kirk Douglas
actor, director, producer, western, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Issur Danielovitch Demsky
Also Known As:
Isidore Demsky
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
103
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
grandfather of
ex-husband of
Older than Diana Douglas by 6 years.
father of
father of
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Spartacus, Seven Days in May, It Runs in the Family, The List of Adrian Messenger

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6263 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Joanne Dru
actor, Broadway, western

Real/Birth Name:
Joanne Letitia LaCock
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Dick Haymes by 3 years.
ex-wife of
Younger than John Ireland by 8 years.
older sister of
Older than Peter Marshall by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Vengeance Valley, All the King's Men, The Pride of St. Louis

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Clint Eastwood
actor, director, mayor, composer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Clinton Eastwood Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Dina Eastwood by 35 years.
father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies First Man, The Mule, Sudden Impact, In the Line of Fire, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Bridges of Madison County, Mystic River, Firefox, The Eiger Sanction, Dirty Harry, High Plains Drifter, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Every Which Way But Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can. TV series Rawhide. Former mayor of Carmel, California.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Elam
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
William Scott Elam
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 24 days before his 83rd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Noted for his unmoving left eye. Often played a sidekick. Movies Support Your Local Sheriff!, Rio Lobo, Cannonball Run II, The Cannonball Run, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County, Once Upon a Time in the West

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sam Elliott
actor, western, writer, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Pack Elliott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Younger than Katharine Ross by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Known for his deep, bass, gravelly voice. Movies I'll See You in My Dreams, Draft Day, The Company You Keep, Road House, The Legacy, Hulk, The Golden Compass, Gettysburg, Tombstone. TV show Mission: Impossible

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Dale Evans
actor, singer, country, western, tv, religion, composer, writer, tv, radio

Real/Birth Name:
Frances Octavia Smith
Also Known As:
Frances Fox
Marian Lee
Dale Evans Rogers
Nickname(s):
Queen of the West
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than R. Dale Butts by 2 years.
wife of
Roy Rogers, until his earlier death.
Younger than Roy Rogers by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

A birth certificate says she was born as Lucille Wood Smith, but her mother insisted she was named Frances Octavia Smith. Wrote song Happy Trails. Host of TV show A Date with Dale. In many films with husband Roy Rogers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6638 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1737 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive, ceremony date: 5 May 2001

Virginia Brown Faire
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Virginia Cecelia Labuna
Also Known As:
Virginia Brown
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 4 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1923). Movies The Temptress, Peter Pan (1924) in role of Tinker Bell

Richard Farnsworth
stunts, actor, western, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Richard William Farnsworth
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Spartacus, The Ten Commandments, The Grey Fox, Anne of Green Gables, Misery, The Straight Story. Suicide by gunshot.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1560 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 17 August 1992

Helen Ferguson
actor, stunts, western

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Ferguson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Movies Hungry Hearts, The Call of the North

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6153 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Shug Fisher
singer, musician, actor, composer, western, comedy, bassist

Real/Birth Name:
George Clinton Fisher Jr.
Nickname(s):
Shug
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

"Shug" is short for "sugar". Member of Sons of the Pioneers. TV series The Beverly Hillbillies, Gunsmoke. Movie Mister Roberts

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Sons of the Pioneers.

Paul Fix
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Paul Fix
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Role as District Attorney Hale on TV series Perry Mason. TV series The Rifleman, Adventures of Superman. Movies To Kill a Mockingbird, The Sons of Katie Elder

Eric Fleming
actor, singer, dancer, western, writer, accident, drowned

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Heddy Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

NY stage theatre. Movies Queen of Outer Space, Curse of the Undead, The Glass Bottom Boat. TV series Rawhidein role of Gil Favor, the trail boss. Drowned filming a scene in Peru.

Henry Fonda
actor, producer, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Henry Jaynes Fonda
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
ex-husband of
Older than Frances Ford Seymour by 2 years.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Margaret Sullavan by 4 years.
father of
ex-husband of
Older than Susan Blanchard (socialite) by 22 years.
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies On Golden Pond, 12 Angry Men, The Grapes of Wrath, The Cheyenne Social Club, How the West Was Won, The Return of Frank James, The Longest Day, The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Rogers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Francis Ford
actor, director, writer, producer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Frank Thomas Feeney
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Silent films from 1909. Movie The Quiet Man

Glenn Ford
actor, western, producer

Real/Birth Name:
Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Eleanor Powell by 3 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Blackboard Jungle, Teahouse of the August Moon, Superman, Midway. TV series Cade's County

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Valerie French
actor, western, soap, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Valerie Harrison
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movie Decision at Sundown. TV series The Edge of Night. Broadway play Inadmissible Evidence. Birth year may be 1932.

Victor French
actor, director, western

Real/Birth Name:
Victor Edwin French
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Julie Cobb by 12 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies An Officer and a Gentleman, The Magnificent Seven. TV series Little House on the Prairie, Highway to Heaven, Carter Country

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Chief Dan George
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Geswanouth Slahoot
Also Known As:
Dan Slaholt
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band.

Hoot Gibson
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Edmund Richard Gibson
Nickname(s):
Hoot
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 17 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Sally Eilers by 16 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies The Calgary Stampede, Blazing Guns, The Buckaroo Kid

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1765 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Leo Gordon
actor, western, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Leo Vincent Gordon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 24 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Hondo, Big Top Pee-wee

Rodney A. Grant
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Rodney Arnold Grant
Also Known As:
Rodney Grant
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Dances with Wolves, Ghosts of Mars. Omaha tribe member.

Peter Graves
actor, western, director

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Aurness
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 4 days before his 84th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than James Arness by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

TV shows Mission: Impossible, 7th Heaven, Whiplash. Movies Stalag 17, Airplane II: The Sequel, Men in Black II, It Conquered the World

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 30 October 2009

Dabbs Greer
actor, western, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Robert William Greer
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Gunsmoke, Little House on the Prairie and many small character roles. He never married and had no survivors.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ena Gregory
actor, singer, dancer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Ena J. Gregory
Also Known As:
Marian Douglas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1925). Movies The Calgary Stampede (1925), Blazing Days (1927), Sioux Blood (1929). Movies (using name Marian Douglas) The Shepherd of the Hills, Twisted Tales (1931), Aloha (1931), Beach Pajamas (1931.)

Zane Grey
dentist, writer, western, baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Zane Gray
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Family changed last name to Grey after his birth. Zane is his mother's maiden name. Dropped first name Pearl. Book Riders of the Purple Sage. Played one game for team Pittsburgh Pirates in 1903. Many novels, made into movies, often western in style.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Howard Hawks
director, writer, producer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Howard Winchester Hawks
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Dee Hartford by 31 years.
brother of
brother of

Brief Facts:

Movies Rio Lobo, Rio Bravo, Scarface, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Big Sleep

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Gabby Hayes
actor, sidekick, western, singer

Real/Birth Name:
George Francis Hayes
Also Known As:
George Hayes
George "Gabby" Hayes
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many western movies, often in a recurring role.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6427 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1724 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Van Heflin
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Evan Heflin Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Frances Heflin by 11 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Movies Santa Fe Trail, Airport

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Wanda Hendrix
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Dixie Wanda Hendrix
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Audie Murphy by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Stage to Thunder Rock

Doris Hill
actor, western, dancer

Real/Birth Name:
Roberta M. Hill
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 18 days before her 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1929). Movies The Studio Murder Mystery, Sons of the Saddle

Jennifer Holt
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Marshall Holt
Also Known As:
Jacqueline Holt
Jenifer Holt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Tim Holt by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Buffalo Bill Rides Again, Pioneer Justice, Riders of the Santa Fe

Tim Holt
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Charles John Holt III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54, 10 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
older brother of
Older than Jennifer Holt by 1 year.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rock Hudson
actor, western, AIDS

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
Also Known As:
Roy Fitzgerald (legal name)
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Magnificent Obsession, Giant, Pillow Talk, The Mirror Crack'd. TV series McMillan and Wife. Died of AIDS - a plaque at 8594 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6116 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 189 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 19 October 2002

Kay Hughes
actor, dancer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Mary Rhoads
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie serial Vigilantes are Coming

Anne Jeffreys
actor, western, soap, model, Broadway, singer, opera

Real/Birth Name:
Anne Jeffreys Carmichael
Also Known As:
Ann Jeffreys
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Robert Sterling, until his earlier death.
Younger than Robert Sterling by 5 or 6 years.

Brief Facts:

TV shows General Hospital, Port Charles, Falcon Crest, Topper, Baywatch. Movies Dick Tracy (1945), Flying Tigers, Hidden Valley Outlaws, Wagon Tracks West. Broadway musical play Kiss Me Kate. Opera Tosca

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1501 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Herb Jeffries
singer, actor, western, composer, director, jazz

Real/Birth Name:
Umberto Alexander Valentino
Also Known As:
Herb Jeffrey
Herbert Jeffrey
Umberto Alejandro Ballentino
Nickname(s):
The Bronze Buckaroo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
100
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Tempest Storm by 14 years.

Brief Facts:

Itallian/Irish/one quarter Ethiopian. Singng cowboy in films made for black audiences. Movies Harlem on the Prairie, The Bronze Buckaroo, Calypso Joe. Album The Bronze Buckaroo (Rides Again). Member of the group Duke Ellington Orchestra. Songs Flamingo, In My Solitude, I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good, When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano, Basin Street Blues

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Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 255 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 20 November 1998

Chubby Johnson
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Rutledge Johnson
Also Known As:
Chubby R. Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Calamity Jane, Support Your Local Sheriff!, Bend of the River, The Far Country

Russell Johnson
actor, western, military, soap, activist

Real/Birth Name:
Russell David Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Gilligan's Island. Movies This Island Earth, Attack of the Crab Monsters, It Came from Outer Space, Tumbleweed, Seminole

Buck Jones
actor, western, wild west, accident

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Frederick Gebhart
Also Known As:
Charles Jones
Charles 'Buck' Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50, 12 days before his 51st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

In a wild west cowboy show. Died of burns from the famed Cocoanut Grove fire 2 days earlier. Many B-western movies - Arizona Bound is one of the Rough Rider series. Silent and sound films.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 235 S. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 6 December 1997

L.Q. Jones
actor, director, producer, writer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Justice Ellis McQueen Jr.
Also Known As:
Justus Ellis McQueen
L. Q. Jones
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Mask of Zorro, Prairie Home Companion, The Wild Bunch, Battle Cry, White Line Fever, Lone Wolf McQuade. TV series The Virginian, Wagon Train

Arthur Kennedy
actor, western, Broadway, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
John Arthur Kennedy
Nickname(s):
Johnny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Death of a Salesman, won a Tony Award. Movies Fantastic Voyage, Peyton Place, Devotion, Champion, Lawrence of Arabia

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6681 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1620 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Bill Kennedy
actor, western, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Willard Kennedy
Also Known As:
William Kennedy
Drew Kennedy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Gunslingers, Law of the West, I Shot Billy the Kid, The Royal Mounted Rides Again, Destination Tokyo. Announcer for TV series Adventures of Superman

John Kimbrough
football, coach, politician, actor, western, aviator, military

Real/Birth Name:
John Kimbrough
Nickname(s):
Haskell Hurricane
Jarrin' John
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Fullback / quarterback. Teams Texas A&M University, New York Americans, Los Angeles Dons. Head coach, teams Baylor University, West Texas A&M University. Member of the Texas Legislature as a Democrat. Fighter pilot in the Pacific during World War II. Movies Sundown Jim, The Lone Star Ranger

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Fuzzy Knight
actor, sidekick, western, composer, singer

Real/Birth Name:
John Forrest Knight
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Sidekick to Tex Ritter, Johnny Mack Brown. Movies My Little Chickadee, She Done Him Wrong

Louis L'Amour
writer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Dearborn L'Amour
Also Known As:
Tex Burns
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Many western novels. The Tall Stranger, Last of the Breed. Movies, adapted from his works The Quick and the Dead, The Shadow Riders, Crossfire Trail

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Laura La Plante
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Laura LaPlant
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 18 days before her 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Violet La Plante by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1923). Movie serial Perils of the Yukon

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6378 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Alan Ladd
actor, western, overdose, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Walbridge Ladd
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 6¼ inches (167.64 cm)

Relationships:

father of
father of
father of
grandfather of
husband of
Sue Carol, until he died.
Younger than Sue Carol by 6 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shane, The Great Gatsby, Boy on a Dolphin, The Carpetbaggers. Died of drug overdose combined with excessive alcohol - possible suicide.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 N. Palm Canyon Drive, ceremony date: 8 January 1995

Sonny Landham
actor, politician, stunts, producer, western, criminal

Real/Birth Name:
William M. Landham
Also Known As:
Doug Jackson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 3 inches (190.5 cm)

Brief Facts:

Part Native American. Movies Predator, Action Jackson, The Dirty Dozen: the Next Mission, Poltergeist, Guns and Lipstick, Firewalker, 48 Hrs.. Unsuccessful candidate for governor of Kentucky.

Lash LaRue
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred LaRue
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Used a whip rather than a gun in Cowboy movies.

Caryl Lincoln
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Caryl Lincoln
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1929). Movie Charlie Chan's Courage

Robert Lowery
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Larkin Hanks
Also Known As:
Bob Lowery
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Jean Parker by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Serial movie Batman and Robin (1949) in role of Batman. Movies The Ballad of Josie, I Shot Billy the Kid, Waco

A.C. Lyles
producer, writer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Andrew Craddock Lyles Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Deadwood, Rawhide. Movies Johnny Reno, Waco

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 3 March 1988

Cactus Mack
actor, singer, western, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Taylor McPeters
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

TV series Gunsmoke

Jock Mahoney
actor, stunts, western

Real/Birth Name:
Jacques O'Mahoney
Nickname(s):
Jocko
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Margaret Field by 3 years.
step-father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Range Rider, Tarzan the Magnificent

Anthony Mann
actor, director, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Emil Anton Bundmann
Also Known As:
Anton Bundsmann
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Winchester '73, El Cid, Cimarron, The Glenn Miller Story. Plays Uncle Vanya, The Blue Peter

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6229 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Strother Martin
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Strother Douglas Martin Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shenandoah, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Cool Hand Luke, Slap Shot, The Wild Bunch, The Sons of Katie Elder, The Shaggy Dog

Ken Maynard
actor, western, wild west, rodeo, stunts, producer, writer, director, musician, singer, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Olin Maynard
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Rodeos, also was a trick rider with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Ringling Brothers circus. Song The Cowboy's Lament. Movie Death Valley Rangers

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Tim McCoy
actor, western, wild west, circus

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy John Fitzgerald McCoy
Also Known As:
Col. Tim McCoy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies War Paint, Riders of the Dark. Toured with Ringling Brothers Circus and his own Wild West show. Local TV show in Los Angeles The Tim McCoy Show

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Joel McCrea
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Joel Albert McCrea
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 16 days before his 85th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 2 inches (187.96 cm)

Relationships:

husband of
Frances Dee, until he died.
Older than Frances Dee by 4 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ride the High Country, Foreign Correspondent

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio

Charles McGraw
actor, accident, western

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Butters
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Often in a role of a policeman or role as a military man. Movie Hang 'Em High. Died after a fall through a glass shower door.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Stephen McNally
actor, lawyer, Broadway, western

Real/Birth Name:
Horace Vincent McNally
Also Known As:
Horace McNally
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Johnny Belinda, Winchester '73, Criss Cross, No Way Out, Split Second

Joan Meredith
actor, western, model

Real/Birth Name:
Joan Meredith
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 0 inches (152.4 cm)

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1925). Silent movies The Truthful Sex, The Count of Luxembourg, Blue Blood

Denny Miller
actor, basketball, western, model

Real/Birth Name:
Dennis Linn Miller
Also Known As:
Denny Scott Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Tarzan, the Ape Man (1959). Basketball for team UCLA. TV show Wagon Train. 14 years as the Gorton's fisherman.

Cameron Mitchell
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Cameron McDowell Mizell
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

TV series The High Chaparral. Movie The Outcasts of Poker Flat

Tom Mix
actor, western, wild west, circus, radio, producer, accident, vehicle crash

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Hezikiah Mix
Also Known As:
Thomas Edwin Mix
Nickname(s):
King of Cowboys
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a car crash, overturned in a gully.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Ricardo Montalban
actor, model, director, singer, Broadway, western

Real/Birth Name:
Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán Merino
Also Known As:
Ricardo Montalbán
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Georgiana Young, until her earlier death.
Older than Georgiana Young by 2 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Spokesperson for Chrysler cars ("rich Corinthian leather".) TV series Fantasy Island, The Colbys. Broadway musical play Jamaica. Movies Sweet Charity, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. 1998, Pope John Paul II made him a Knight Commander of St. Gregory the Great.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

George Montgomery
actor, western, boxing, sculptor, stunts, director, producer, writer

Real/Birth Name:
George Montgomery Letz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Dinah Shore by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series Cimarron City. Movies Battle of the Bulge, Toughest Gun in Tombstone, The Riders of the Purple Sage, Coney Island

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6301 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive, ceremony date: 28 April 1995

Clayton Moore
actor, western, circus, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Jack Carlton Moore
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie serials The Lone Ranger in lead role.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 5 June 1987

Colleen Moore
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Kathleen Morrison
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Member of WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Silent and talkie films. Movied The Scarlet Letter, Lilac Time

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1549 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Joanna Moore
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Joanne Cook
Also Known As:
Joanna Cook Moore
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63, 12 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

mother of
ex-wife of
Older than Ryan O'Neal by 6 years.
mother of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Countdown, Walk on the Wild Side. Multiple roles in television western programs.

Peggy Moran
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Mary Jeanette Moran
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84, 1 day after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Henry Koster, until his earlier death.
Younger than Henry Koster by 13 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Ninotchka, The Mummy's Hand, King of the Cowboys with Roy Rogers

Margaret Morris
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Margaret Morris
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924). Movies The Ghost City, Single-Handed Sanders

Al Mulock
actor, western, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Mulok Rogers
Also Known As:
Al Mullock
Al Muloc
Alfred Mulock
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Tarzan the Magnificent, Battle Beneath the Earth. "Spaghetti western" actor. Committed suicide by jumping from a hotel window, wearing his movie costume, in/near Guadix, Spain.

Audie Murphy
military, accident, actor, western, air crash, hero

Real/Birth Name:
Audie Leon Murphy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
44, 23 days before his 45th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Wanda Hendrix by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Many medals for heroism in World War II. Movie To Hell and Back. Died in a private plane crash.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1601 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Noel Neill
actor, model, singer, western

Real/Birth Name:
Noel Darleen Neill
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Superman (1948), Atom Man vs. Superman in role of Lois Lane. Also in the 1950s TV series Adventures of Superman. A popular pin-up girl during World War 2.

Dave O'Brien
actor, director, producer, writer, western

Real/Birth Name:
David Poole Fronabarger
Also Known As:
David Barclay
'Tex' O'Brien
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
57
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Fall Guy, Reefer Madness, Kiss Me, Kate. Movie serial Captain Midnight

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6251 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Maureen O'Hara
actor, singer, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Maureen Fitzsimmons
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Miracle on 34th Street (1947), How Green Was My Valley, Spencer's Mountain, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Parent Trap (1961), The Quiet Man. Broadway musical play Christine. Naturalized citizen of the United States 1946, remaining dual citizen in Ireland.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7004 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Wheeler Oakman
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Vivian Eichelberger
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59, 26 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Silent films and talkies. Western, sci-fi, crime stories.

Jack Palance
actor, western, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Volodymyr Palahniuk
Also Known As:
Jack Brazzo
Walter Palance
Walter J. Palance
Walter Jack Palance
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Shane, Batman, City Slickers

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Sam Peckinpah
writer, director, western

Real/Birth Name:
David Samuel Peckinpah
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Wild Bunch, The Osterman Weekend

House Peters Jr.
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Robert House Peters Jr.
Also Known As:
House Peters
Nickname(s):
Junie
Junior
Juny
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Best known for role as Mr. Clean in commercials. Movies The Day the Earth Stood Still, Rio Conchos, The Dakota Kid, Strategic Air Command, Rebel Without a Cause. TV series Lassie, The Lone Ranger

Slim Pickens
actor, sidekick, writer, western, unusual name

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Burton Lindley Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Easy Pickens by 2 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Blazing Saddles, The Apple Dumpling Gang, Honeysuckle Rose. TV series Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won, Custer, Wide Country, Outlaws

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Denver Pyle
actor, director, western

Real/Birth Name:
Denver Dell Pyle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Best known for TV series The Dukes of Hazard. Movies Maverick, Shenandoah, Return from Witch Mountain

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 12 December 1997

Randy Quaid
actor, producer, singer, western, accused, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Randall Rudy Quaid
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
69, 5 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
son of
half-brother of
Older than Buddy Quaid (younger) by 24 years.
older brother of
Older than Dennis Quaid by 3 years.
uncle of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Vegas Vacation, Bye Bye, Love, Vacation, Independence Day, The Siege at Ruby Ridge, Hard Rain, Days of Thunder, The Last Detail, Brokeback Mountain. Broadway play True West

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 7 October 2003

Ranger Doug
singer, western, composer, musician, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Douglas B. Green
Also Known As:
Ranger Doug, the Idol of American Youth
Governor of the Great State of Rhythm
Doug Green
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Guitar and vocalls. Western swing group Riders in the Sky. Music historian writer.

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George Reeves
actor, western, director, adopted, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
George Keefer Brewer
(changed to) George Besolo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Adventures of Superman in the role of Superman. Movies Gone with the Wind, Superman and the Mole-Men. Subject of movie Hollywoodland. Shot to death; controversy whether murder or suicide as announced.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6709 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Duncan Renaldo
actor, western, criminal, producer, writer, director

Real/Birth Name:
Renault Renaldo Duncan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

He was unsure where he was born, but said Romania. In many Western serials he played the role of The Cisco Kid. Movie For Whom the Bell Tolls

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1680 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Burt Reynolds
actor, director, producer, western, football, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Burton Leon Reynolds Jr.
Nickname(s):
Buddy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Judy Carne by 3 years.
ex-husband of
Older than Loni Anderson by 9 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Smokey and the Bandit, Boogie Nights, Malone. TV series Dan August, Gunsmoke, Evening Shade, Switching Channels

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry, ceremony date: 15 March 1978

Marjorie Reynolds
actor, western, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Marjorie Goodspeed
Also Known As:
Marjorie Moore
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie (musical) Holiday Inn. TV show The Life of Riley

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1525 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Tex Ritter
actor, western, singer, country

Real/Birth Name:
Woodward Maurice Ritter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68, 10 days before his 69th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dorothy Fay, until he died.
Older than Dorothy Fay by 10 years.
grandfather of
father of
grandfather of
grandfather of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Ridin' the Cherokee Trail, Bullets for Bandits

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6631 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry

Tracey Roberts
actor, director, educator, producer, western, Broadway

Real/Birth Name:
Blanche Elanore Goldstone
Also Known As:
Tracy Roberts
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Broadway play Clifford Odets' Paradise Lost. Movies Fort Defiance, The Prodigal, Frontier Gambler

Dale Robertson
western, actor, boxing

Real/Birth Name:
Dayle Lymoine Robertson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Tales of Wells Fargo, Dallas, Iron Horse

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6500 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Roy Rogers
actor, singer, western, tv

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Franklin Slye
Also Known As:
Dick Weston
Len Slye
Nickname(s):
King of the Cowboys
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Dale Evans, until he died.
Older than Dale Evans by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Member of group Sons of the Pioneers. Songs Cool Water, Tumbling Tumbleweeds. Movies Under Western Stars, Son of Paleface, Rhythm on the Range, King of the Cowboys. TV series The Roy Rogers Show

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1752 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1733 Vine Street for contributions to radio
Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1620 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive, ceremony date: 5 May 2001
A star at 6845 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry as a member of group Sons of the Pioneers.

Gilbert Roland
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Luis Antonio Dámaso de Alonso
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Islands in the Stream, The Last of the Fast Guns, The Wild and the Innocent. Silent films also.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6730 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Katharine Ross
actor, writer, western, kids

Real/Birth Name:
Katharine Juliet Ross
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

wife of
Older than Sam Elliott by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Graduate, Stepford Wives, Shenandoah, Donnie Darko. Children's books Little Ballerina, My Favorite Things. TV series The Colbys

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Bing Russell
actor, baseball, western, writer

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Russell
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
76, 27 days before his 77th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Owner of Class A team Portland Mavericks. TV show Bonanza in role of the sheriff. Movies The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Magnificent Seven

Aldo Sambrell
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Alfredo Sánchez Brell
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Movie Killer Barbys and many Italian films.

Randolph Scott
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
George Randolph Scott
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Last of the Mohicans, Go West, Young Man, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Ride the High Country, Santa Fe, Man in the Saddle, Hangman's Knot, The Stranger Wore a Gun

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry
Palm Springs Walk of Stars A star at 100 Museum Drive, ceremony date: 16 April 1999

Jay Silverheels
actor, western, sidekick

Real/Birth Name:
Harold J. Smith
Also Known As:
Jay Smith Silverheels
Harry Smith
Nickname(s):
Harry
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Role of Tonto in TV series The Lone Ranger. Movies Broken Arrow, True Grit, The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6538 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 19 July 1979

Carl Smith
singer, country, actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Carl Milton Smith
Nickname(s):
Mister Country
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Goldie Hill, until her earlier death.
Older than Goldie Hill by 5 years.
ex-husband of
Older than June Carter Cash by 2 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Let's Live a Little, You Are the One, Back Up Buddy, Hey Joe!, Loose Talk. Movies The Badge of Marshal Brennan, Buffalo Gun

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1517 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry

Deuce Spriggins
bandleader, actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
George R. Braunsdorf
Gender:
Male

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movie Wabash Cannon Ball

Al St. John
actor, western, sidekick

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred St. John
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Defined the cowboy sidekick in role as Fuzzy Q. Jones. Often rode a horse backwards in films.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6313 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Barbara Stanwyck
actor, dancer, western, Broadway, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Ruby Catherine Stevens
Nickname(s):
Missy
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Frank Fay by 9 years.
ex-wife of
Older than Robert Taylor by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movie Double Indemnity. TV series Big Valley. Dancer on Broadway.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1751 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

James Stewart
actor, director, producer, Broadway, western, military, aviator

Real/Birth Name:
James Maitland Stewart
Also Known As:
Jimmy Stewart
Nickname(s):
Jimmy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Rear Window, Harvey, Vertigo, Shenandoah, The Shootist, The Flight of the Phoenix (1965), Cheyenne Autumn, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Anatomy of a Murder, Bell, Book and Candle, The Far Country, Broken Arrow (1950), Destry Rides Again, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Movie It's a Wonderful Life in role as George Bailey. Served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Glenn Strange
actor, boxing, singer, musician, western

Real/Birth Name:
George Glenn Strange
Also Known As:
Glen Strange
Nickname(s):
Peewee
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:
Height:
6 feet 6 inches (198.12 cm)

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Last Stagecoach West, House of Dracula (1945), Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein. TV series Gunsmoke. Many uncredited small roles in the 1930s.

Hope Summers
actor, western, educator

Real/Birth Name:
Sarah Hope Summers
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83, 15 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of the Mrs. Butterworth syrup bottle. TV series Mayberry R.F.D.. Movies Spencer's Mountain, Where Does It Hurt?, Rosemary's Baby

Buck Taylor
soap, actor, western, painter

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Clarence Taylor III
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Role as Newly O'Brien on TV show Gunsmoke. TV show Dallas. Movies Tombstone, Cowboys & Aliens. A painter.

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Dub Taylor
actor, sidekick, western

Real/Birth Name:
Walter Clarence Taylor Jr.
Nickname(s):
Cannonball
W
Dub
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies Maverick, No Time for Sergeants, The Wild Bunch, Them, Back to the Future Part III. Noted for his high-pitched giggle.

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Joan Taylor
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Rose Marie Emma
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

Movies Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, 20 Million Miles to Earth. TV series The Rifleman

Richard Thorpe
director, writer, producer, actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Rollo Smolt Thorpe
Also Known As:
Frank L. Inghram
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Lots of westerns and comedies. Movies Jailhouse Rock, The Honeymoon Machine

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Dmitri Tiompkin
composer, western, musician

Real/Birth Name:
Dmitri Zinovievich Tiompkin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies High Noon, Dial M for Murder, Duel in the Sun, Friendly Persuasion, The Guns of Navarone, Lost Horizon, Town without Pity, It's a Wonderful Life as composer.

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Claire Trevor
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Claire Wemlinger
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 31 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Stagecoach

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Alberta Vaughn
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Alberta Vaughn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older sister of
Older than Adamae Vaughn by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1924). In silents and westerns. Movies Working Girls, Dance Hall Hostess, The Laramie Kid, The Live Wire

Clint Walker
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Norman Eugene Walker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90, 9 days before his 91st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Cheyenne. Movie Jungle Gents in role of Tarzan

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1505 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry

Twinkle Watts
actor, unusual name, western

Real/Birth Name:
Janne Watts
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 11 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Trail of Kit Carson, Sheriff of Sundown, Corpus Christi Bandits

John Wayne
actor, western, producer, director, stunts

Real/Birth Name:
Marion Robert Morrison
Also Known As:
Marion Michael Morrison
Nickname(s):
Duke
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72, 16 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Parents used Robert as middle name at first, then changed his middle name at age 4 to Michael when brother Robert was born. Movies Sands of Iwo Jima, True Grit, The Shootist, Rooster Cogburn, Rio Lobo, The Green Berets, Flying Leathernecks, Rio Bravo

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1541 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry

Dennis Weaver
actor, sidekick, activist, western, composer, director

Real/Birth Name:
William Dennis Weaver
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Title role as McCloud in TV series McCloud. TV series Gunsmoke in role of Chester Goode. Movie Duel

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6822 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry, ceremony date: 9 September 1986

Barbara Weeks
actor, western, model

Real/Birth Name:
Susan Kingsley
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89, 10 days before her 90th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1931). In cliffhanger serials and B-movie films and B-Westerns, like The Old Wyoming Trail

James Whitmore
actor, western, Broadway, model, Tony Award

Real/Birth Name:
James Allen Whitmore Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Audra Lindley by 3 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Movies The Asphalt Jungle, Them!, Battleground, Black Like Me, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Give 'em Hell, Harry!, The Shawshank Redemption. Roles in several one-man plays. Tony Award for Broadway play Command Decision. Commercial spokeperson for Miracle-Gro products.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6611 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry

Richard Widmark
actor, director, producer, Broadway, activist, western

Real/Birth Name:
Richard Weedt Widmark
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
husband of
Jean Hazlewood, until her earlier death.
Older than Jean Hazlewood by 1 year.
husband of
Older than Susan Blanchard (socialite) by 13 years.

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Broadway plays Kiss and Tell, Get Away Old Man. Movies Kiss of Death, Judgment at Nuremberg, Yellow Sky, When the Legends Die, Against All Odds, Coma

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6800 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Chill Wills
actor, sidekick, western, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Chill Theodore Wills
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Voice of Francis the Talking Mule. Movies Meet Me in St. Louis, Giant, The Alamo. Group Avalon Boys Quartet

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6923 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Lois Wilson
actor, western, director

Real/Birth Name:
Lois Wilson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group WAMPAS Baby Stars (1922). Western silents.

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 6933 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry

Whip Wilson
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Meyer
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Cowbow actor who used a whip rather than a gun.

Grant Withers
actor, western, producer, suicide

Real/Birth Name:
Granville G. Withers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
54
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

annulled ex-husband of
Older than Loretta Young by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies Oklahoma Annie, The Last Stagecoach West. Marriage to Loretta Young annulled. Suicide.

Woody Paul
western, singer, musician, scientist

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Chrisman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
71, 34 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23

Brief Facts:

Western swing group Riders in the Sky. PhD in theoretical plasma physics from MIT.

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Hank Worden
actor, stunts, western, sidekick

Real/Birth Name:
Heber Snow
Also Known As:
Norton E. Worden
Nickname(s):
Hank
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Twin Peaks in role as the room service waiter. Movie The Searchers

Constance Worth
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Jocelyn Howarth
Gender:
Female

Relationships:

Brief Facts:

Australian. Movie Klondike Kate

Will Wright
actor, Broadway, western

Real/Birth Name:
William Henry Wright
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Little Women (1949), Cape Fear (1962), Adam's Rib, The Wild One, All the King's Men

Keenan Wynn
actor, western

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Xavier Aloysius Wynn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

son of
ex-husband of
Younger than Eve Abbott by 2 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Movies Son of Flubber, Bikini Beach, Herbie Rides Again, Stagecoach

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Hollywood Walk of Fame A star at 1515 Vine Street for contributions to the television industry
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