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Wild West shows; also rodeo performer

Gene Autry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Orvon Grover Autry
Also Known As:
The Singing Cowboy
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
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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. Country Music Hall of Fame 1969. Hall of Great Western Performers 1972. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998. Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1981. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989. Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. National Radio Hall of Fame 2003. National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1991. Angels Hall of Fame 2011. Anaheim / Orange County Walk of Stars: A star; ceremony: 7 April 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
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A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
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Wilford Brimley

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Allen Wilford Brimley
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Brief Facts:

Rodeo rider. Movies 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. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 2001.

Sitting Bull

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Tatanka Iyotake
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age:
59 or 60
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Of Sioux (Lakota) tribe. In Wild West show by Buffalo Bill Cody. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1978.

James Caan

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Edmund Caan
Nickname(s):
The Jewish Cowboy
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Relationships:

father of

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Movies Countdown, The Program, The Godfather, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, Elf, El Dorado. TV series Las Vegas. Pro rodeo. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6648 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 19 July 1978.
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Calamity Jane

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Martha Jane Canary
Also Known As:
Martha Jane Canary Burke
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Frontierswoman, and professional scout best known for her claim of being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok, but also for having gained fame fighting Indians. Missouri Wall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 2002.

Sunset Carson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Winifred Maurice Harrison
Also Known As:
Michael Harrison

Brief Facts:

A real cowboy. Movie The El Paso Kid

Buffalo Bill Cody

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Frederick Cody
Also Known As:
Buffalo Bill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Produced a Wild West show. Performers included Annie Oakley, Sitting Bull. Texas Trail of Fame 1999. Nebraska Hall of Fame 1967.

Lane Frost

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lane Clyde Frost
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Rodeo bull rider. Subject of movie 8 Seconds. Killed by a bull after he was thrown off.

Tuff Hedeman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Richard Neale Hedeman
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Brief Facts:

World champion Bull rider on rodeo circuit. Movie 8 Seconds about him and his friend Lane Frost

Wild Bill Hickok

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Butler Hickok
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
39
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Shot in the back of the head while playing poker. In Wild West show of Buffalo Bill Cody. Texas Trail of Fame 2002.

C. Thomas Howell

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Christopher Thomas Howell
Also Known As:
Tom Howell
Nickname(s):
C.T.
Tommy
Birth Date:
Age today:
51
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
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Relationships:

ex-husband of
Younger than Rae Dawn Chong by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Former junior rodeo star. Movies E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, The Outsiders, Side Out, Red Dawn, The Amazing Spider-Man

Buck Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Frederick Gebhart
Also Known As:
Charles Jones
Charles 'Buck' Jones
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
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father of

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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. Hall of Great Western Performers 1973. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 235 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 6 December 1997.

Chris LeDoux

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Chris Lee LeDoux
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Brief Facts:

Pronounced Luh-Doo. A Rodeo star, then country-western star. Song A Cowboy Like Me. Died of cancer. ProRodeo Hall of Fame 2005. Rodeo Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Trail of Fame 2007.

Ken Maynard

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kenneth Olin Maynard
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Western Music Association Hall of Fame 2005. Hall of Great Western Performers 2015. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6751 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Tim McCoy

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Timothy John Fitzgerald McCoy
Also Known As:
Col. Tim McCoy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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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. Cowboy Hall of Fame 1974. Hall of Great Western Performers 1973. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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Montie Montana

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Owen Harlan Mickel
Also Known As:
Monty Montana
Monte Montana

Brief Facts:

Rodeo trick rider and trick roper - appeared in a few movies - rode in the Rose Parade for 60 years - lassoed President Eisenhower at inauguration. Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1992. Palm Springs Walk of Stars: A star at 265 S. Palm Canyon Drive; ceremony: 27 April 1996.

Ty Murray

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ty Monroe Murray
Birth Date:
Age today:
48
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Relationships:

husband of
Older than Jewel by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Professional rodeo performer, winning a record number of championships. Arizona Sports Hall of Fame 2011. Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Annie Oakley

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Phoebe Ann Moses
Also Known As:
Phoebe Ann Mosey
Phoebe Ann Mosee
Phoebe Ann Mosie
Phoebe Ann Mozee
Nickname(s):
Little Sure Shot
Watanya Cicilla
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Brief Facts:

In Wild West show of Buffalo Bill Cody. National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2012. Ohio Women's Hall of Fame 1980. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame 1984.

Will Rogers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Penn Adair Rogers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Relationships:

father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent films, then talkies. Movie Life Begins at Forty. Texas Jack's wild west show. Philosopher. Known for funny one-liners. Mayor of Beverly Hills. Died in a plane crash in Alaska with Wiley Post. Theater Hall of Fame. Texas Trail of Fame 1997. Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1932. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1977. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6401 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
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A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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Will Sampson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Sampson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 4". Full-blooded Muscogee/Creek Native American. A bull rider in rodeos. Movies One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fish Hawk, Firewalker, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Orca, The White Buffalo, The Outlaw Josey Wales. TV series Vega$

Dean Smith (stunts)

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Finis Dean Smith
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series Iron Horse, Overland Traiil, Tales of Wells Fargo. Movies The Alamo, How the West Was Won, Rio Conchos, Big Jake, El Dorado. Olympic Gold Medal 1952 in the 4x100m relay. Stuntman's Hall of Fame. Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Trail of Fame 2010.

Red Steagall

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Russell Steagall
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie Big Bad John. The Official Cowboy Poet of Texas in April 1991. Rodeo performer. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2007. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2007. Texas Trail of Fame 1999. The Southern Legends Entertainment & Performing Arts Hall of Fame 2006.
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