40 - 45 years of westerns

by road-traveled | created - 09 Apr 2017 | updated - 27 May 2017 | Public

1. Tony Brubaker

Stunts | Predator

Tony Brubaker is known for his work on Predator (1987), Planet of the Apes (2001) and They Live (1988).

43 years.

23 westerns, 70-13.

2. Ben Corbett

Actor | 45 Calibre Echo

Ben Corbett was born on February 6, 1892 in Hudson, Illinois, USA as Benjamin Corbett. He is known for his work on 45 Calibre Echo (1932), The Fighting Renegade (1939) and Six-Gun Trail (1938). He was married to Edna May Haynes and Helen. He died on May 19, 1961 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

41 years.

323 westerns, 15-56.

1892 - 1961, 69.

3. Bonita Granville

Actress | Now, Voyager

Daughter of Bernard Granville, Bonita Granville was born into an acting family. It's not surprising that she herself became a child actor, first on the stage and, at the age of 9, debuting in movies in Westward Passage (1932). She was regularly cast as a naughty little girl, as in These Three (1936)...

45 years.

4 westerns, 36-81.

1923 - 1988, 65.

4. Bob Hoy

Actor | The Enforcer

Robert F. Hoy was equally at home as a stuntman and as an actor. He appeared as Joe Butler on the acclaimed TV Western, The High Chaparral. He stunt-doubled for Charles Bronson, Tony Curtis, Robert Forrester, Ross Martin, Tyrone Power, David Jansen, Telly Savalas, Charles McGraw, Jay Silverheels ...

45 years.

205 westerns, 50-95.

1927 - 2010, 82.

5. John War Eagle

Actor | The Black Dakotas

John War Eagle was born on June 8, 1901 in Leicestershire, England as John Edwin Worley Eagle. He was an actor, known for The Black Dakotas (1954), Tomahawk (1951) and Tonka (1958). He died on February 7, 1991 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

45 years.

75 westerns, 32-77.

1901 - 1991, 89.

6. Kansas Moehring

Actor | Out of Luck

Kansas Moehring was born on July 9, 1897 in St. Marys, Ohio, USA as Carl F. Moehring. He is known for his work on Out of Luck (1923), Trailing Danger (1947) and Shootin' for Love (1923). He died on October 2, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41 years.

224 westerns, 20-61.

1897 - 1968, 71.

7. Edward Faulkner

Actor | The Green Berets

Fielden Edward Faulkner II was born on Leap Year (February 29), 1932, in Lexington, Kentucky, where his father owned and operated a prominent building supply company. His mother was a retired piano and music teacher. He was the second of two children; his sister (now deceased) was nearly 19 years ...

45 years.

85 westerns, 10 features, 58-03.

1932 --

8. Wally West

Actor | Desert Mesa

Wally West was born on October 11, 1903 in Gough, Texas, USA as Theo Arlington Wynn. He is known for his work on Desert Mesa (1935), The Sagebrush Family Trails West (1940) and Ambush Valley (1936). He was married to Jean H. Pray and Mary E. He died on May 16, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

45 years.

418 westerns, 31-76.

1903 - 1984, 80.

9. James Hong

Actor | Big Trouble in Little China

James Hong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. He studied civil engineering at the University of Minnesota, but at some point along the way became interested in acting. He graduated from the University of Southern California and practiced for 1½ years as a road engineer with the County of Los ...

45 years.

10 westerns, 57-08.

1934 --

10. George Sowards

Actor | Borrowed Trouble

George Sowards was born on November 27, 1888 in Denver, Missouri, USA as George Albert Sowards. He is known for his work on Borrowed Trouble (1948), Outlawed (1921) and Back Fire (1922). He was married to Edna E. Zilke. He died on December 20, 1975 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

45 years.

368 westerns, 21-66.

1888 - 1975, 87.

11. Russell Simpson

Actor | The Grapes of Wrath

His grim, beady-eyed, sharp-nosed, weatherbeaten face was always familiar despite the small roles he appeared in. Every once in a while character actor Russell Simpson would stand out in a small scene, but his main purpose seemed to be adding rustic authenticity to his westerns or small-town dramas...

45 years.

104 westerns, 14-59.

1877 - 1959, 82.

12. Fred Kelsey

Actor | The Lone Wolf Strikes

Fred Kelsey was born on August 20, 1884 in Sandusky, Ohio, USA as Frederick Alvin Kelsey. He was an actor and director, known for The Lone Wolf Strikes (1940), On Trial (1928) and Mesa of Lost Women (1953). He was married to Katharine Miller. He died on September 2, 1961 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

45 years.

64 westerns, 14-59.

1884 - 1961, 77.

13. Frank Lackteen

Actor | The Green Archer

Frank Lackteen was born on August 29, 1895 in Beyrouth, Syria as Mohammed Hassan Lackteen. He was an actor, known for The Green Archer (1925), The Sea Wolf (1941) and Leatherstocking (1924). He was married to Muriel Elizabeth Dove and Sarah. He died on July 8, 1968 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, ...

45 years.

79 westerns, 20-65.

1897 - 1968, 70.

14. Monte Blue

Actor | Key Largo

Stalwart, durable Monte Blue, a romantic leading man of the silent days, was born January 11, 1887, as Gerard Monte Blue (some sources indicate 1890, but his mother's application for his admission to the Soldier's and Sailor's Orphan's Home lists his birth date as January 11, 1887). Various sources...

45 years.

114 westerns, 15-60.

1887 - 1963, 76.

15. Parley Baer

Actor | License to Drive

Parley Baer was born on August 5, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Parley Edward Baer. He was an actor, known for License to Drive (1988), A Fever in the Blood (1961) and Dave (1993). He was married to Ernestine Clark. He died on November 22, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

45 years.

92 westerns, 50-95.

9 feature westerns.

1914 - 2002, 88.

16. Ann Doran

Actress | Rebel Without a Cause

Ann Doran appeared in over 500 motion pictures and 1000 television shows, by one count. Starting at the age of four, she appeared in hundreds of silent films under assumed names so her father's family wouldn't find out. Rarely a featured player (although Charles Starrett's Rio Grande (1938) is a ...

44 years.

71 westerns, 38-82.

1911 - 2000, 89.

17. Julian Rivero

Actor | Burn 'Em Up Barnes

Julian Rivero was born on July 25, 1890 in San Francisco, California, USA as Frederick Julian B. Rivero. He was an actor, known for Burn 'Em Up Barnes (1934), Trail to Mexico (1946) and The Mad Empress (1939). He was married to Isobel Thomas. He died on February 24, 1976 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, ...

44 years.

121 westerns, 24-68.

1890 - 1976, 85.

18. Ruth Clifford

Actress | The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

American actress, originally of leading roles, whose career lasted from silent days into the television era. A native of Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary's Seminary in Narragansett, Rhode Island, then, following her mother's death in 1911, came to Los Angeles as a teenager to live with her ...

44 years.

14 westerns, 17-61.

1900 - 1998, 98.

19. Lane Chandler

Actor | Samson and Delilah

American actor who had a brief flirtation with stardom before settling into character roles and bit parts. Born in rural South Dakota (according to government records, though some sources say Walsh County, North Dakota) as Robert C. Oakes, the son of a horse rancher, he moved with his family to ...

44 years.

250 westerns, 27-71.

1899 - 1972, 73.

20. Clu Gulager

Actor | The Return of the Living Dead

Clu Gulager was born William Martin Gulager in Holdenville, Hughes County, Oklahoma. His nickname was given to him by his father for the clu-clu birds (known in English as martins, like his middle name) that were nesting at the Gulager home at the time Clu was born. He grew up on his uncle's ranch ...

44 years.

221 + westerns, 59-03.

1928 ---

21. Tom Powers

Actor | Double Indemnity

After attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kentucky-born Tom Powers signed with Vitagraph Pictures at 21 years of age, in 1911. He stayed there for two years, then shortly thereafter traveled to England, appearing there in both stage productions and films. When he returned to the US he ...

44 years.

18 westerns, 11-55.

90 - 55, 65

22. Franklyn Farnum

Actor | Sunset Blvd.

Boston-born Franklyn Farnum was on the vaudeville stage at the age of 12 and was featured in a number of theatre and musical productions by the time he entered silent films near the age of 40. He appeared to be at his most comfortable in the saddle, his career dominated mostly by westerns. Some of ...

44 years.

198 westerns, 17-61.

1878 - 1961, 83.

23. Buster Keaton

Actor | The General

Joseph Frank Keaton was born on October 4, 1895 in Piqua, Kansas, to Joe Keaton and Myra Keaton. Joe and Myra were Vaudevillian comedians with a popular, ever-changing variety act, giving Keaton an eclectic and interesting upbringing. In the earliest days on stage, they traveled with a medicine ...

44 years.

10 westerns, 18-62.

1896 - 1966, 70.

24. Eddie Quillan

Actor | Mutiny on the Bounty

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1907, Eddie Quillan was seven years old and already performing in vaudeville with his sister and three brothers in an act called "The Rising Generation." His parents, Joseph Quillan and Sarah Quillan, were well-known performers with Joseph himself ...

44 years.

57 westerns, 39-83.

1907 - 1990, 83.

25. Oliver Drake

Writer | The Texas Tornado

Oliver Drake was born on May 28, 1903 in Boise, Idaho, USA as Clarence Oliver Drake. He was a writer and director, known for The Texas Tornado (1932), Song of the Sierras (1946) and Trail to Mexico (1946). He was married to Liz Marshall and Maybelle Barringer. He died on August 19, 1991 in Las ...

44 years.

209 westerns, 25-69.

1903 - 1991, 88.

26. James Garner

Actor | The Notebook

Amiable and handsome James Garner had obtained success in both films and television, often playing variations of the charming anti-hero/con-man persona he first developed in Maverick, the offbeat western TV series that shot him to stardom in the late 1950s.

James Garner was born James Scott ...

44 years..

134 westerns, 55-99.

12 feature westerns.

1928 - 2014, 86.

27. Dickie Jones

Soundtrack | Avengers: Age of Ultron

American actor who achieved some success as a child and as a young adult, especially in B-Westerns and in television. The son of a Texas newspaper editor, Jones was a prodigious horseman from infancy, billed at the age of four as the World's Youngest Trick Rider and Trick Roper. At the age of six, ...

44 years.

183 westerns, 35-79.

1927 - 2014, 87.

28. Jack Mulhall

Actor | The Three Musketeers

Jack Mulhall was born on October 7, 1887 in Wappingers Falls, New York, USA as John Joseph Francis Mulhall. He was an actor and producer, known for The Three Musketeers (1933), The Social Buccaneer (1923) and Dark Streets (1929). He was married to Evelyn Mulhall, Laura Bunton and Bertha Vuillot. He...

44 years.

39 westerns, 14-58.

1887 - 1979, 91.

29. Loren Janes

Stunts | The Abyss

One of the key figures in the development of modern cinematic stunt design, improved safety procedures and co-founder of the Stuntmen's Association of Motion Pictures & Televsion, Loren Janes ranks alongside Dar Robinson, Hal Needham and Yakima Canutt for his contributions to movie stunt work.

James...

44 years.

47 westerns, 55-99.

1931 --

30. Roydon Clark

Stunts | Escape from New York

Stuntman and actor Roydon Elwood Clark was born on April 15, 1928 in Dalton, Pennsylvania. One in a family of eight children (said family was made up of crop tenders and migrant farm workers), Roydon starting in 1942 spent his summers around the Hudkins stables which provided livestock and wagons ...

44 years.

80 westerns, stunts, 49-93.

1928 --

31. Dee Cooper

Actor | The Amorous Adventures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

Dee Cooper was born on May 25, 1920 in Muleshoe, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on The Amorous Adventures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza (1976), The Return (1980) and Texas Detour (1978). He died on December 14, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

43 years.

119 westerns, 43-86.

1920 - 1989, 69.

32. Roy Rogers

Soundtrack | Men in Black 3

Roy Rogers (born Leonard Slye) moved to California in 1930, aged 18. He played in such musical groups as The Hollywood Hillbillies, Rocky Mountaineers, Texas Outlaws, and his own group, the International Cowboys. In 1934 he formed a group with Bob Nolan called Sons of the Pioneers. While in that ...

43 years.

213 westerns, 35-78.

1911 - 1998, 86.

33. James Coburn

Actor | The Great Escape

Lanky, charismatic and versatile actor with an amazing grin that put everyone at ease, James Coburn studied acting at UCLA, and then moved to New York to study under noted acting coach Stella Adler. After being noticed in several stage productions, Coburn appeared in a handful of minor westerns ...

43 years.

110 westerns, 58-01.

1928 - 2002, 74.

34. Francis Ford

Actor | Crimson Shoals

Elder brother of the director John Ford and himself a screen director (and John's erstwhile mentor) until the advent of sound. He had also acted in his own films and those of other directors, but turned to acting exclusively circa 1929. As actor, he would provide convincing portrayals of men of ...

43 years.

251 westerns, 10-53.

1881 - 1953, 72.

35. Edna Holland

Actress | Criss Cross

As a stage actress Edna Holland appeared in several Broadway productions throughout her career, often under the direction of Broadway impresario David Belasco. Some of her Broadway shows were "The Mandarin," "Post Road" with Lucile Watson, "Dear Old Darling" and "Lorelei." She also appeared in ...

43 years.

15 westerns, 19-62.

Mrs. Duncan, Shadow of the Past (1962). 1962.

36. Francis X. Bushman

Actor | Sabrina

Francis X. Bushman was born on January 10, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Francis Xavier Bushman. He was an actor and director, known for Sabrina (1954), Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and Romeo and Juliet (1916). He was married to Iva Millicient Richardson, Norma Emily Atkin, Beverly ...

43 years.

8 westerns, 17-60.

1883 - 1966, 83.

37. Al J. Jennings

Actor | Beating Back

Al J. Jennings was born on November 25, 1863 in Virginia, USA as Alphonso J. Jennings. He was an actor and writer, known for Beating Back (1914), The Lady of the Dugout (1918) and The Tryout (1919). He died on December 26, 1961 in Tarzana, California, USA.

43 years.

26 westerns, 08-51.

1863 - 1961, 98.

38. Richard Alexander

Actor | All Quiet on the Western Front

An actor whose filmography comprises 307 films and TV series episodes can't have been in 307 memorable works. Which is the case of Richard (aka Dick) Alexander, one of those numerous character actors Hollywood used to over-consume without giving them the opportunity to really display their talents....

43 years.

180 westerns, 27-70.

1902 - 1989, 86.

39. Forrest Stanley

Actor | When Knighthood Was in Flower

Forrest Stanley was born on August 21, 1885 in Birmingham, England. He was an actor and writer, known for When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922), Beauty's Worth (1922) and The Cat and the Canary (1927). He was married to Marion Hutchins. He died on August 27, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

43 years.

11 westerns, 16-59.

1885 - 1969, 84.

40. Nolan Leary

Actor | Strangler of the Swamp

Nolan Leary was born on April 26, 1889 in Rock Island, Illinois, USA as George Nolan Leary. He was an actor and writer, known for Strangler of the Swamp (1946), The Tiger Woman (1944) and Make Way for Tomorrow (1937). He was married to Helen Leary. He died on December 12, 1987 in Los Angeles, ...

43 years.

110 westerns, 31-74.

1889 - 1987, 98.

41. Madge Kennedy

Actress | Day Dreams

In 1906, Madge went to New York City to study at the Art Students League where she hoped to become an illustrator. This lasted until she appeared in a student musical, which led to a full time job in a traveling stock company. By 1912, Madge was a Broadway Star with the bedroom farce "Little Miss ...

43 years.

6 westerns, 19-62.

1891 - 1987, 96.

42. Jack Perrin

Actor | Starlight, the Untamed

Jack Perrin was born in Three Rivers, MI, on July 25, 1896. His father, a real estate investor, had an eye on the burgeoning prospects in Los Angeles and moved his family there when Perrin was about four. Jack literally grew up witnessing the birth of the film industry, which exploded there in 1913...

43 years.

346 westerns, 19-62.

1896 - 1967, 71.

43. Robert Duvall

Actor | The Apostle

Veteran actor and director Robert Selden Duvall was born on January 5, 1931, in San Diego, CA, to Mildred Virginia (Hart), an amateur actress, and William Howard Duvall, a career military officer who later became an admiral. Duvall majored in drama at Principia College (Elsah, IL), then served a ...

43 + years.

25 westerns, 6 features, 63-06 +.

1931 --

44. Thurston Hall

Actor | You Can't Cheat an Honest Man

Movies, especially comedies, have always needed big, blustery, booming authoritarian types for the lead to play off of (or against), and one of the best was Thurston Hall, most famous for his role of Mr. Schuyler in the Topper (1953) series of the early 1950s. Hall was a tall, distinguished, ...

43 years.

37 westerns, 15-58.

1882 - 1958, 75.

45. Don Beddoe

Actor | The Night of the Hunter

American character actor. Raised in New York City and Cincinnati, Ohio, Beddoe was the son of a professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music who happened also to be the world-famous Welsh tenor, Dan Beddoe. Although Don Beddoe intended a career in journalism, he took an interest in theatre and...

43 years.

124 westerns, 39-82.

1903 - 1991, 87.

46. Eli Wallach

Actor | Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

One of Hollywood's finest character / "Method" actors, Eli Wallach was in demand for over 60 years (first film/TV role was 1949) on stage and screen, and has worked alongside the world's biggest stars, including Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Yul Brynner, Peter O'Toole,...

43 years.

11 westerns, 60-03.

1915 - 2014, 98.

47. Frank Hagney

Actor | It's a Wonderful Life

Frank Hagney was born on March 20, 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Francis Sydney Hagney. He is known for his work on It's a Wonderful Life (1946), The Sea Beast (1926) and Ride Him, Cowboy (1932). He was married to Edna M. Keating Shephard. He died on June 25, 1973 in Los Angeles, ...

43 years.

180 westerns, 24-67.

1884 - 1973, 89.

48. Max Wagner

Actor | Invaders from Mars

Like thousands of "day actors' during Hollywood's Golden Era, Max Wagner toiled in relative obscurity in supporting and bit roles with the occasional meaty character part. It was a film career that sustained him as a durable and dependable actor from the mid-1920s through the '70s.

The youngest of ...

43 years.

280 westerns, 30-73.

1901 - 1975, 73.

49. Herbert Rawlinson

Actor | The Flame Fighter

Herbert Rawlinson was born on November 15, 1885 in Brighton, East Sussex, England as Herbert Banemann Rawlinson. He was an actor and producer, known for The Flame Fighter (1925), The Carter Case (1919) and The Victor (1923). He was married to Loraine Abigail Long, Roberta Arnold and Josephine Norman...

42 years.

54 westerns, 11-53.

1885 - 1953, 67.

50. Anna Q. Nilsson

Actress | Sunset Blvd.

Anna Quirentia Nilsson, popularly known as "Anna Q", who was born on March 30th, 1888, in Ystad, Sweden, emigrated to the United States in 1905. The 5'7" Nilsson used her blonde beauty to become a famous model for well-known fashion photographers and fine artists. In 1907 she was chosen the most ...

42 years.

12 westerns, 12-54.

1911 - 1999, 87. Sweden. California.

51. Claire Du Brey

Actress | The Reward of the Faithless

Lovely brown-eyed, brunette Claire Du Brey enjoyed a rich, four-decade film career in all. Born Clara Violet Dubrey on August 31, 1892, in Bonner's Ferry Idaho, her family traveled the rugged Sierra Madre terrain by covered wagon in their move to California when she was 13.

Educated in a convent ...

42 years.

40 westerns, 17-59.

1892 - 1993, 100.

52. Marin Sais

Actress | Mysteries of the Grand Hotel

Marin Sais was descended from one of the earliest Spanish families of California (Marin County was named after one of her ancestors). She was possessed of a fine singing voice. and after graduation from school journeyed to New York to pursue an operatic career. However, not long after her arrival ...

42 years.

111 westerns, 11-53.

1890 - 1971, 81.

53. Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Actor | Noah's Ark

The son of a rancher-turned-politician, Guinn Williams was given the nickname "Big Boy" (and he was, too - 6' 2" of mostly solid muscle from years of working on ranches and playing semi-pro and pro baseball) by Will Rogers, with whom he made one of his first films, in 1919. Although his father ...

42 years.

150 westerns, 19-61.

1899 - 1962, 63.

54. Clayton Moore

Actor | The Lone Ranger

Clayton Moore grew up in Chicago, Illinois and although his father wanted him to become a doctor, he had visions of something a little more glamorous. Naturally athletic, he practiced gymnastics during family summer vacations in Canada, eventually joining the trapeze act The Flying Behrs at 19. ...

42 years.

230 westerns, 37-79.

43 feature westerns.

1914 - 1999, 86.

55. Jack Kelly

Actor | Forbidden Planet

Jack Kelly started acting at age two, modeling in soap ads and garnering a lifetime supply of soap for his pay. Jack continued to model until the age of nine when he appeared in his first play with Hope Emerson called "Swing Your Lady". Broadway shows and radio followed until his family moved to ...

42 years.

125 westerns, 49-91.

1927 - 1992, 65.

56. Henry Beckman

Actor | Marnie

Henry Beckman was born on November 26, 1921 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada as Henry How Beckman. He was an actor, known for Marnie (1964), Blood & Guts (1978) and The X-Files (1993). He was married to Hillary Beckman and Cheryl Maxwell. He died on June 17, 2008 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

42 years.

77 westerns, 60-02.

1921 - 2008, 86. Canada. Spain.

57. Charles Lane

Actor | It's a Wonderful Life

Mean, miserly and miserable-looking, they didn't come packaged with a more annoying and irksome bow than Charles Lane. Glimpsing even a bent smile from this unending sourpuss was extremely rare, unless one perhaps caught him in a moment of insidious glee after carrying out one of his many nefarious...

42 years.

28 westerns, 40-82.

1905 - 2007, 102.

58. Tim McCoy

Actor | The Western Code

One of the great stars of early American Westerns. McCoy was the son of an Irish soldier who later became police chief of Saginaw, Michigan, where McCoy was born. He attended St. Ignatius College in Chicago and after seeing a Wild West show there, left school and found work on a Wyoming ranch. He ...

42 years.

85 westerns, 80 features, 23-65.

1891 - 1978, 86.

59. Antonio Moreno

Actor | Creature from the Black Lagoon

A serious rival to Rudolph Valentino as the smouldering 'Latin Lover' type was black-haired Spanish-born Antonio Moreno. One of the most prominent screen stars of the 1920's, he was equally adept at romance, melodrama or comedy and appeared opposite most of the legendary movie queens of the era, ...

42 years.

19 westerns, 14-56.

1887 - 1967, 79.

60. Troy Melton

Stunts | The Deer Hunter

Stuntman and actor Troy Melton was born on March 2, 1921 in Jackson, Tennessee. Melton migrated with his family to Los Angeles, California during the Great Depression. Following service in the Army Air Corps during World War II, Troy returned to Los Angeles and found sporadic work as an actor ...

42 years.

250 westerns, 40-82.

1921 - 1995, 74.

61. Pat O'Malley

Actor | Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Often confused with the British-born comic actor J. Pat O'Malley, who is the better remembered, silent dramatic film star Pat O'Malley had an enduring career that stands on its own. He was of solid Irish-American stock, born in Forest City, Pennsylvania, in 1890. A one-time railroad switchman, he ...

41 years.

51 westerns, 24-65.

1890 - 1966, 75.

62. Clarence Muse

Actor | Shadow of a Doubt

Clarence Muse was born on October 14, 1889 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Clarence Edouard Muse. He was an actor, known for Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Casino (1995) and Broken Strings (1942). He was married to Irene Ena Kellman, Willabelle Burch West and Ophelia Belle Labertier. He died on October ...

41 years.

19 westerns, 31-72.

1889 - 1979, 89.

63. Tim Considine

Actor | My Three Sons

Tim Considine was born on December 31, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Timothy Daniel Considine. He is an actor and writer, known for My Three Sons (1960), Patton (1970) and The Adventures of Spin and Marty (1955). He has been married to Willette Hunt since July 21, 1979. They have one ...

41 years.

31 westerns, 1954-1995.

1940 --

64. Woody Strode

Actor | Spartacus

An athlete turned actor, Strode was a top-notch decathlete and a football star at UCLA. He became part of Hollywood lore after meeting director John Ford and becoming a part of the Ford "family," appearing in four Ford motion pictures. Strode also played the powerful gladiator who does battle with ...

41 years.

33 westerns, 54-95.

1914 - 1994, 80.

65. Sunset Carson

Actor | Sheriff of Cimarron

An American cowboy star of "B" westerns who had a brief career in the 1940s, Sunset Carson was born with the decidedly unheroic name of Winifred Maurice Harrison (although he was generally known to his family as Michael or Mick) in Gracemore, Oklahoma. He moved to Plainview, Texas, as a boy and ...

41 years.

23 westerns, 44-85.

Marshal, The Marshal of Windy Hollow (1972). 1972.

1920 - 1990, 69.

66. David Sharpe

Actor | Social Error

He made his first appearance before the camera at the age of 14 in Douglas Fairbanks's Robin Hood (1922) Young Dave became the National A.A.U. tumbling champion in 1925 and 1926. Still in his teens, he began taking bit parts in films. His big break came in Masked Emotions (1929). It led him to a ...

41 years.

174 westerns, 34-75.

1910 - 1980, 70.

67. Robert J. Wilke

Actor | The Magnificent Seven

Prolific American character actor of primarily villainous roles. The son of German parents, Cincinnati feed-store manager August Wilke and his wife Rose, Robert Joseph Wilke grew up in Cincinnati. He worked as a lifeguard at a Miami, Florida, hotel, where he made contacts in the film business. He ...

41 years.

308 westerns, 38-79.

68. Harry Woods

Actor | The Viking

Harry Woods was born on May 5, 1889 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Harry Lewis Woods. He was an actor, known for The Viking (1928), Colorado Territory (1949) and Monkey Business (1931). He was married to Helen P. Hookenberry. He died on December 28, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

41 years.

161 westerns, 23-64.

1889 - 1968, 79.

69. John McIntire

Actor | Psycho

John McIntire possessed the requisite grit, craggy features and crusty, steely-eyed countenance to make for one of television and film's most durable supporting players of western settings. Born in Spokane, Washington in 1907 and the son of a lawyer, he grew up in Montana where he learned to raise ...

41 years.

290 westerns, 48-84.

28 feature westerns.

1907 - 1991, 83.

70. Lash La Rue

Actor | The Dark Power

He looked so much like superstar Humphrey Bogart that character actress Sarah Padden asked if the two were related. LaRue said he didn't think so. After a long pause studying the young actor's face, she asked, "Did your mother ever meet Humphrey Bogart?"

Alfred "Lash" LaRue was born in Louisiana (...

41 years.

47 westerns, 45-86.

1917 - 1996, 78.

71. Leo Gordon

Actor | Maverick

Big, burly character actor, one of the toughest of screen heavies. New York-born Leo Gordon's combination of a powerful physique, deep, menacing voice and icy, withering glare was guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of even the bravest screen hero. Director Don Siegel, who used Gordon in his ...

41 years.

182 westerns, 53-94.

1922 - 2000, 78.

72. Terry Moore

Actress | Come Back, Little Sheba

Born Helen Luella Koford on January 7, 1929, the Los Angeles, California, native worked as a model before she made her film debut at age 11 in 20th Century-Fox's Maryland (1940). Throughout the 1940s she worked under a variety of names (her own, Judy Ford and January Ford) before settling on Terry ...

41 years.

37 westerns, 59-2000.

1929 --

73. Olin Howland

Actor | Them!

Olin Howland had a career in movies that stretched from the 20s through the 50s. After a few attempts at films in the silent era, Olin began appearing regularly in the sound pictures of the 30s. His roles were usually in mysteries and dramas, and he became a Western character actor in the 40s with ...

41 years.

44 westerns, 18-59.

1886 - 1959, 73.

74. Florence Lake

Actress | Quiet Please!

Florence Lake was born on November 27, 1904 in Charleston, South Carolina, USA as Florence Silverlake. She was an actress, known for Quiet Please! (1933), Wrong Direction (1934) and Secret Service (1931). She was married to John Graham Owens. She died on April 11, 1980 in Woodland Hills, Los ...

41 years.

25 westerns, 31-72.

1894 - 1980, 75.

75. Nehemiah Persoff

Actor | An American Tail

Born in 1919 (some sources say 1920) in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929.

Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction...

41 years.

40 westerns, 50-91 -

1919 --

76. R.G. Armstrong

Actor | Predator

A golden career was reflected in his name. Robert Golden Armstrong ("Bob" to his friends) was born in Birmingham, Alabama on April 7, 1917. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, he was frequently performing on stage with the Carolina Playmakers. After graduating,...

41 years.

131 westerns, 58-99.

1917 - 2012, 95.

77. Albert Salmi

Actor | The Brothers Karamazov

Albert Salmi was born on March 11, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, to Finnish parents. After serving in the Army during WWII, he used the GI Bill to study at the Dramatic Workshop of the American Theater Wing and the prestigious Actors Studio. He became a stage actor, very soon landing on Broadway, ...

41 years.

99 westerns, 58-99.

1927 - 1990, 63.

78. Paul Hurst

Actor | Gone with the Wind

American character actor of prodigious output who also directed and wrote silent films, Paul Hurst spent much of his early work in low-budget western. A native of Traver, California (in the San Joaquin Valley), Hurst had a first-hand knowledge of Western lore, growing up surrounded by the ...

41 years.

104 westerns, 12-53.

1888 - 1953, 64.

79. Gene Evans

Actor | The Steel Helmet

Gene Evans was born in Holbrook, Arizona, on July 11, 1922, and was raised in Colton, California. He served in the Army during World War II as a combat engineer, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for bravery in action. He began his acting career there, performing in a theatrical ...

41 years.

157 westerns, 47-88.

1922 - 1998, 75.

80. Francine York

Actress | The Family Man

Francine York was born in the small mining town of Aurora, Minnesota to her parents, Frank and Sophie Yerich. When Francine was five, her family (including her younger sister, Deanne) moved to Cleveland, where she began to write short stories and take an interest in acting. At age nine, Francine ...

41 years.

19 westerns, 64-05.

1936 - 2017, 80.

81. George DeNormand

Actor | The Painted Stallion

George DeNormand was born on September 22, 1903 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Painted Stallion (1937), The Money Jungle (1967) and Dick Tracy (1937). He was married to Bernice Victoria "Patsy" Peterson and Wanda Tuchock. He died on December 23, 1976 in Woodland ...

40 years.

270 westerns, 35-75.

1903 - 1976, 73.

82. Jack Kenny

Actor | Northern Code

Jack Kenny was born on November 16, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as John Kenny. He was an actor, known for Northern Code (1925), Not Quite Decent (1929) and Beauty and Bullets (1928). He died on May 26, 1964 in Hollywood, California, USA.

40 years.

219 westerns, 22-62.

1886 - 1964, 77.

83. Pat Buttram

Actor | Robin Hood

The son of a circuit-riding Methodist preacher in rural Alabama, Pat Buttram became one of America's best-known comic entertainers. He left Alabama a month before his 18th birthday to attend the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. An announcer from radio station WLS was on hand to interview members of the ...

40 years.

117 westerns, 48-88.

1915 - 1994, 78.

84. Taylor Holmes

Actor | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Taylor Holmes, the American stage and film actor, was born on May 16, 1878, in Newark, New Jersey. He made his Broadway debut in February 1900 in the controversial play "Sapho", which was closed down by the New York Police Department for immorality after 29 performances. In the April 1900 trial, ...

40 years.

13 westerns, 18-58.

1978 - 1959, 81

85. Chet Brandenburg

Stunts | Name the Woman

Chet Brandenburg was born on October 15, 1897 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as James Chester Brandenburg. He is known for his work on Name the Woman (1934), Under Two Jags (1923) and Hats Off (1927). He died on July 17, 1974 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

40 years.

306 westerns, 24-64.

1897 - 1974, 76.

86. Riley Hill

Actor | Arizona Stage Coach

Riley Hill was born on March 20, 1914 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Roy Lawrence Harris. He was an actor, known for Arizona Stage Coach (1942), Target (1952) and The Haunted Mine (1946). He died on December 16, 1993 in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.

40 years.

118 westerns, 39-79.

1914 - 1993, 79

87. Henry Fonda

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Henry Jaynes Fonda was born in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Elma Herberta (Jaynes) and William Brace Fonda, who worked in advertising and printing. His recent ancestry included Dutch, English, and Scottish.

Fonda started his acting debut with the Omaha Community Playhouse, a local amateur theater ...

40 years.

99 westerns, 39-79.

20 feature westerns.

1905 - 1982, 77.

88. Dean Smith

Stunts | The Quick and the Dead

Dean Smith was raised in Eliasville, Texas, and currently lives between Graham and Breckenridge, Texas, where he raises horses and longhorn cattle. He attended the University of Texas at Austin where he competed in track and football. He won an Olympic gold medal for the 400-meter relay in the 1952...

40 years.

104 westerns, 57-97.

1932 --

89. Wallace MacDonald

Writer | The Phantom Empire

Wallace MacDonald was born on May 5, 1891 in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was an actor and producer, known for The Phantom Empire (1935), A Man's World (1942) and Flame of Stamboul (1951). He was married to Doris May. He died on October 30, 1978 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

40 years.

44 westerns, 19-59.

1891 - 1978, 87.

90. Paul Panzer

Actor | The Black Book

Born in Germany in 1872, Paul Panzer spent several years on the stage before entering the film industry with Edison in 1905. He later went to Vitagraph, one of the first actors to work at that studio, but left them in 1911. He directed one film, The Life of Buffalo Bill (1912), with the real ...

40 years.

31 westerns, 12-52.

1872 - 1958, 85. Germany. USA.

91. Fay McKenzie

Actress | The Party

Fay Eunice McKenzie was born February 19, 1918 into a show business family where she was the youngest of two sisters and an actress cousin, and made her screen debut at only ten weeks old in "Station Content" (1918) in which she was carried in the arms of Gloria Swanson. Her parents, Eva & Bob "...

40 years.

23 westerns, 21-61.

1918 --

92. John Hart

Actor | Jack Armstrong

Tall and athletic, and possessed of "movie star" good looks, John Hart acted on the stage of the renowned Pasadena Playhouse as a young man, before making his screen debut in a supporting role in director Cecil B. DeMille's big-budget The Buccaneer (1938). With these physical assets and early ...

40 years.

175 westerns, 40-80.

1917 - 2009, 91.

93. Benny Rubin

Actor | I Love Lucy

Benny Rubin was born on February 2, 1899 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for I Love Lucy (1951), Traveling Saleslady (1935) and Income Tact (1929). He was married to Mary Bolt. He died on July 15, 1986 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

40 years.

20 westerns, 30-70.

1899 - 1986, 87.

94. Everett Creach

Stunts | Howard the Duck

Everett Creach was born on December 24, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Everett Louis Creach. He is known for his work on Howard the Duck (1986), Near Dark (1987) and Marathon Man (1976). He died on November 10, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

45 years.

20 westerns, 43-88.

1933 - 1994, 60.

95. Glen Walters

Actress | She Goes to War

Glen Walters was born on June 17, 1901 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as Glen Forestine Walters. She was an actress, known for She Goes to War (1929) and The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come (1961). She died on April 26, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

45 years.

40 westerns, 26-73.

1901 - 1997, 95.

96. Charles Wagenheim

Actor | Foreign Correspondent

Initially drawn to an acting career to counterbalance an acute case of shyness, diminutive character actor Charles Wagenheim's career comprised hundreds upon hundreds of minor but atmospheric parts on stage, film and TV. Born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1896, he was the son of immigrant parents. ...

45 years.

104 westerns, 42-87.

1896 - 1979, 83.

97. Thomas Carr

Director | Bruce Gentry

Thomas Carr was born on July 4, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Thomas Howard Carr. He was a director and actor, known for Bruce Gentry (1949), Brick Bradford (1947) and Superman's Peril (1954). He died on April 23, 1997 in Ventura, California, USA.

44 years.

190 westerns, 24-68.

1907 - 1997, 89.

98. Lesley Selander

Director | The Boss Rider of Gun Creek

Lesley Selander's film career, which lasted more than 40 years, started in the early 1920s as a teenager when he got a job at a studio as a lab technician. He soon managed to work his way into the production end of the business and secured employment as a camera operator, then an assistant director...

44 years.

189 westerns, 25-68.

1900 - 1979, 79.

99. William Bailey

Actor | On Dangerous Ground

William Bailey was born on September 26, 1886 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Gordon Reineck. He was an actor and director, known for On Dangerous Ground (1917), The Penitent (1912) and Hilda Wakes (1913). He was married to Alethia Hamilton Fadden, Mary Florence Cannon and Polly Vann. He died on ...

43 years.

213 westerns, 35-78.

1886 - 1962, 76.

100. Ford Beebe

Director | Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe

Ford Beebe was born on November 26, 1888 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as Ford Ingalsbe Beebe. He was a writer and director, known for Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), The Golden Idol (1954) and Lord of the Jungle (1955). He was married to Kitty Winifred Delevanti and Frances Caroline ...

43 years.

136 westerns, 16-59.

1888 - 1978, 90.



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