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1. Clint Walker

Actor | The Dirty Dozen

Clint Walker was born Norman Eugene Walker in Hartford, southwestern Illinois, to Gladys Huldah (Schwanda), a Czech immigrant, and Paul Arnold Walker, who was from Arkansas. Walker almost single-handedly started the western craze on TV in the 1950s as Cheyenne Bodie in Cheyenne (1955). Growing up ...

1927 - 2018, 90. 131 westerns, 1955 - 2006.

2. Gail Russell

Actress | The Uninvited

Gail Russell was born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 21, 1924. She remained in the Windy City, going to school until her parents moved to California when she was 14. She was an above-average student in school and upon graduation from Santa Monica High School was signed by Paramount Studios.


3. Eddie Dean

Actor | Black Hills

Eddie Dean made his name as a country-western singer on radio in the '30s. He journeyed to Hollywood to make it in western movies, debuting in Manhattan Love Song (1934), but he could only land bit parts in features and musical shorts. His career started to take off in the early 1940s, though, and ...

4. Kathy Frye

Actress | Women in the Night

Kathy Frye was born as Kathryn Frey. She is an actress, known for Women in the Night (1948), Crossed Trails (1948) and Orville and Wilbur (1973).

5. Rod Cameron

Actor | Panhandle

The well-worn phrase "Tall in the saddle" is certainly one easy way of describing (and perhaps pigeon-holing) leathery, wiry-framed 1940s and early 1950s western film star Rod Cameron, although he proved quite capable in crime stories, horrors and even swing-era musicals.

The 6'4" Canadian-born ...

6. Lois Hall

Actress | Daughter of the Jungle

Lois, was born in a tiny town in Minnesota in 1926, moved with her family to Long Beach, California where she had her first experience with theater as a set designer, stage manager and head electrician, was given a scholarship at the Pasadena Playhouse and became bitten by the "acting bug". In 1957...

7. Jimmy Martin

Actor | Renegade Girl

Jimmy Martin was born on August 10, 1927 in Sneedville, Tennessee, USA. He was an actor, known for Renegade Girl (1946), Marshal of Heldorado (1950) and The Black Lash (1952). He died on May 14, 2005 in Nashville, Tennessee.

8. Pete Morrison

Actor | The Escape

American cowboy star of silent pictures. He studied science in school but dropped out to pursue a rodeo career. With some success, he was asked to appear in a number of film shorts, all before his eighteenth birthday. He worked for The American Film Manufacturing Company, but was soon signed by ...

9. Tom Santschi

Actor | King of the Wild

American leading man and character actor of the silent period. Born in Crystal City, Missouri(though a number of popular reference works list Switzerland and Kokomo, Indiana). He is listed in the 1880 census as living in Kokomo at the age of two years. This means his date of birth must have been ...

10. George Huggins

The Adventures of Robin Hood

George Huggins was born on November 8, 1901 in Canada. He was an actor, known for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), The Big Country (1958) and Calamity Jane (1953). He died on April 5, 1959 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

11. Slim Whitaker

Actor | The Man from New Mexico

American cowboy and actor Slim Whitaker was working the rodeo circuit at age 17, eventually becoming a cowhand on the Chowchilla Ranch in central California. In 1912 he was hired as a riding extra and stunt man by Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson for westerns being filmed in Niles Canyon, CA. ...

12. Greg McClure

Actor | Joe Palooka in The Squared Circle

He fit the "tall, dark and handsome" Hollywood prototype beautifully and while the solidly built Greg McClure made a robust dent in Hollywood films after a "Cinderella Man" breakthrough toward the end of WWII, his name would be quickly forgotten following his early retirement.

He was born Dale D'Orr...

13. Lem Sowards

Actor | Red Blood

Lem Sowards was born on October 17, 1892 in Missouri, USA as James Len Sowards. He is known for his work on Red Blood (1925). He died on August 20, 1962 in Sawtelle, California, USA.

14. Ellen Hall

Actress | Range Law

Ellen Hall was born on April 18, 1923 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ellen J. Johnson. She was an actress, known for Range Law (1944), Brand of the Devil (1944) and Lawless Code (1949). She died on March 24, 1999 in Bellevue, Nebraska, USA.

15. Al Bridge

Actor | The Ridin' Fool

American character actor, a fixture both in Westerns and in the comedies of Preston Sturges. Although frequently billed as "Alan" Bridge, he was born Alfred Morton Bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1891 (not as "Alford" Bridge in 1890, as his tombstone erroneously states), he and his sister, ...

16. Archie Twitchell

Actor | Mickey the Kid

Archie Twitchell was born on November 28, 1906 in Pendleton, Oregon, USA as Archie Raymond Twitchell. He was an actor, known for Mickey the Kid (1939), Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940) and Television Spy (1939). He was married to Sherma and Lillian Vaughan. He died on January 31, 1957 in Pacoima, ...

17. 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 Gunning for Justice (1948). He died on December 14, 1989 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

18. Russell Hopton

Actor | Once in a Lifetime

Russell Hopton was born on February 18, 1900 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and director, known for Once in a Lifetime (1932), The Little Giant (1933) and Black Gold (1936). He died on April 7, 1945 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

19. Bob Card

Actor | Ridin' the Cherokee Trail

Bob Card was born on May 4, 1887 in Iowa, USA as Robert Austin Card. He was an actor, known for Ridin' the Cherokee Trail (1941), Prairie Law (1940) and Terror of the Plains (1934). He was married to Hazel. He died on April 7, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

20. Robert Bice

Actor | Foxfire

Robert Bice was born on March 4, 1914 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Robert Lee Bice. He is known for his work on Foxfire (1955), The Gun That Won the West (1955) and Red Snow (1952). He was married to Andre Stuart (actress). He died on January 8, 1968 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

21. Jack Montgomery

Stunts | Texas Justice

Jack Montgomery was born on November 14, 1891 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as John Travers Montgomery. He is known for his work on Texas Justice (1942), The New Frontier (1935) and Pursued (1947). He was married to Marian Baxter. He died on January 21, 1962 in Hollywood, California, USA.

22. Horace Murphy

Actor | Rollin' Plains

The son of a physician, Horace Murphy started his career as a child actor on showboats on the Mississippi. He later played the cornet in the band and eventually became half-owner of the showboat "Cottonblossom Floating Palace". After two seasons he sold his interest and organized a string of ...

23. Clancy Cooper

Actor | Street of Chance

Clancy Cooper was born on July 23, 1906 in Boise, Idaho, USA as Stanton Brannin Clancy Cooper. He was an actor, known for Street of Chance (1942), A Man's World (1942) and Life of St. Paul Series (1949). He was married to Elizabeth Murray Keyser. He died on June 14, 1975 in Hollywood, California, ...

24. Slim Andrews

Actor | Arizona Frontier

Slim Andrews was born on December 8, 1906 in Gravette, Arkansas, USA as Lloyd Andrews. He was an actor, known for Arizona Frontier (1940), Ridin' the Cherokee Trail (1941) and The Cyclone Kid (1942). He was married to Lucille. He died on April 3, 1992 in Gravette.

25. Emmett Lynn

Actor | Roll, Thunder, Roll!

Lynn was one of the old grubby prospector sidekicks who supplied the comic relief in a number of Republic Westerns through the forties and early fifties. He also appeared with the Three Stooges in 'The Yokes on Me (1944)'. His last two films were of a religious nature with 'A Man Called Peter (1955...

26. Milburn Morante

Director | The Escape

Milburn Morante (often alternatively credited as 'Moranti') began as a turn-of-the-century vaudevillian, part of a family trio calling themselves 'The Three Morantes'. After moving from San Francisco to L.A., he gravitated towards the film industry by 1913, initially with Keystone-Triangle, and, ...

27. Ken Lynch

Actor | North by Northwest

If ever there was an actor born to play a tough Irish cop, it was Ken Lynch, and he played so many of them in his long career that he could probably do it in his sleep. His suspicious manner, aggressive attitude, steely eyes and snarling voice broke down many a quavering suspect. He also played ...

28. Al St. John

Actor | Billy the Kid Trapped

Al St. John was born on September 10, 1893 in Santa Ana, California, USA as Alfred St. John. He was an actor and director, known for Billy the Kid Trapped (1942), Outlaws of the Plains (1946) and Moonlight on the Range (1937). He was married to Flo-Bell Moore, Yvonne June Villon Price Pearce (...

29. Jack Evans

Actor | The Fighting Deputy

Jack Evans was born on March 5, 1893 in Neills Creek, North Carolina, USA as John Henry Evans. He was an actor, known for The Fighting Deputy (1937), Rawhide Romance (1934) and Moonlight on the Range (1937). He was married to Fannie. He died on March 14, 1950 in Hollywood, California, USA.

30. Don Stewart

Actor | American Ninja

Don Stewart was born to George and Marian Stewart on November 14, 1935. He spent his youth in Nebraska with his older brother, George, and his younger brother and sister, Jack and Marilyn. He then moved to New York and began studying opera. He worked on and off Broadway, and even understudied for ...

31. Lee Morgan

Actor | Return of the Lash

Lee Morgan was born on June 12, 1902 in Stanford, Texas, USA as Raymond Lee Morgan. He was an actor, known for Return of the Lash (1947), Cheyenne Takes Over (1947) and The Last of the Fast Guns (1958). He died on January 30, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

32. Bill Burrud

Actor | 3 Kids and a Queen

Bill Burrud was born on January 12, 1925 in Hollywood, California, USA as William James Burrud. He was an actor and producer, known for 3 Kids and a Queen (1935), Devil's Squadron (1936) and Safari to Adventure (1969). He died on July 12, 1990 in Sunset Beach, California.

33. Francis Walker

Actor | The Pecos Kid

Francis Walker was born on April 1, 1910 in Fruitvale, Idaho, USA as Francis William Walker. He is known for his work on The Pecos Kid (1935), Law for Tombstone (1937) and West of Abilene (1940). He died on March 8, 1971 in Redding, California, USA.

34. Tex Driscoll

Actor | In the Days of Buffalo Bill

Tex Driscoll was born on September 7, 1889 in Center, Indiana, USA as John W. Morris. He was an actor, known for In the Days of Buffalo Bill (1922), The Squaw Man (1914) and The Country Boy (1915). He died on June 1, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

35. 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), Six-Gun Trail (1938) and The Fighting Renegade (1939). He was married to Edna May Haynes and Helen. He died on May 19, 1961 in Woodland Hills, California, USA.

36. Carol Henry

Stunts | Black Eagle

Carol Henry was born on July 14, 1918 in Walters, Oklahoma, USA. He is known for his work on Black Eagle (1948), Nevada Badmen (1951) and The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951). He died on September 17, 1987 in North Hollywood, California, USA.

37. Russell Arms

Actor | The Man Who Came to Dinner

Russell Arms was born on February 3, 1920 in Berkeley, California, USA as Russell L. Arms. He was an actor, known for The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Your Hit Parade (1950) and Daredevils of the Clouds (1948). He was married to Mary Lynne, Barbara .J. McGinnis and Liza Palmer. He died on ...

38. Bob Woodward

Actor | The Adventures of Kit Carson

Bob Woodward was born on March 5, 1909 in Kiowa, Oklahoma, USA as Robert Donald Woodward. He is known for his work on The Adventures of Kit Carson (1951), The Range Rider (1951) and Home on the Prairie (1939). He died on February 7, 1972 in Granada Hills, California, USA.

39. Boyd Stockman

Actor | The Adventures of Kit Carson

Stuntman and actor Boyd Stockman was born on February 12, 1916 in Grants, New Mexico. Boyd moved to California in the early 1940's where he and his brother worked for the Bakersfield Land and Cattle Company. Stockman began his film business career doing stunts at Monogram Pictures in the mid-1940's...

40. Betsy King Ross

Actress | The Phantom Empire

Her father, J. King Ross was a superb horse trainer, a dapper gentleman who was with numerous traveling circuses and shows. Betsy was born on 14 March 1921 (not 1922 which is the date most often given for her birth). She appeared in a few motion pictures but when she was about 13 she decided she ...

41. Norma Brooks

Actress | Blazing the Overland Trail

Norma Brooks is an actress, known for Blazing the Overland Trail (1956), Sea Hunt (1958) and Over-Exposed (1956).

42. Patricia Walthall

Actress | Empty Holsters

Patricia Walthall was born on March 16, 1918 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Mary Patricia Wallace Walthall. She is an actress, known for Empty Holsters (1937).

43. John Tyrrell

Actor | The Shadow

John Tyrrell entered show business at the age of 16 as half of the vaudeville dance team of Tyrrell and Mack. The act became very successful, and for the next ten years they played engagements all over the country and secured billing as featured players in the famous revue "George White's Scandals....

51 westerns, 36-47.

Roaring Rangers (1946). 1946.

1900 - 1949, 48.

44. Christian Rub

Actor | You Can't Take It with You

Christian Rub was born on April 13, 1886 in Graz, Styria, Austria. He was an actor, known for You Can't Take It with You (1938), Peter Ibbetson (1935) and Girls' Dormitory (1936). He was married to Amy. He died on April 14, 1956 in Santa Barbara, California, USA.

45. Walter Coy

Actor | The Searchers

Walter Coy was born on January 31, 1909 in Great Falls, Montana, USA as Walter Darwin Coy. He was an actor, known for The Searchers (1956), The Lusty Men (1952) and So Big (1953). He was married to Ruth E. Harburger and Anne Burr. He died on December 11, 1974 in Santa Maria, California, USA.

46. William Wilkerson

Actor | Riding West

William Wilkerson was born on September 18, 1902 in Cobb, Oklahoma, USA as William Penn Wilkerson. He is known for his work on Riding West (1944), Rock Island Trail (1950) and Juarez (1939). He died on March 3, 1966 in Hollywood, California, USA.

47. Frank McGlynn Jr.

Actor | Bar 20 Rides Again

Frank McGlynn Jr. was born on July 9, 1904 in Marin County, California, USA. He was an actor, known for Bar 20 Rides Again (1935), Hop-a-Long Cassidy (1935) and Custer's Last Stand (1936). He died on March 29, 1939 in Los Angeles, California.

48. Arthur Space

Actor | The Big Noise

Arthur Space was born on October 12, 1908 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA as Charles Arthur Space. He was an actor, known for The Big Noise (1944), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) and Terror at Red Wolf Inn (1972). He was married to Mary (Mollie) Campbell'. He died on January 13, 1983 in ...

49. Art Mix

Actor | The Bandit Chaser

Art Mix was born on June 18, 1896 in Atlas, Illinois, USA as George Washington Kesterson. He was an actor, known for The Bandit Chaser (1928), Treason (1933) and Powdersmoke Range (1935). He was married to Inez Gomez. He died on December 7, 1972 in Riverside, California, USA.

50. Bud Osborne

Actor | Without Orders

One of the finest teamsters in Hollywood screen history, Osborne handled the reins for horse-drawn coaches and wagons in countless westerns and historical photoplays from the early 20's through late 50's. And with his weathered, rumpled look, his Texas drawl and his nasal twang, he was often called...

51. Frank Fenton

Actor | Tripoli

Frank Fenton was born on April 9, 1906 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Tripoli (1950), Fury at Gunsight Pass (1956) and Prairie Roundup (1951). He was married to Queena Bilotti. He died on July 24, 1957 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

52. James Arness

Actor | Gunsmoke

American leading man famed as the star of one of the longest-running shows in U.S. television history, Gunsmoke (1955). Born of Norwegian heritage (the family name, Aurness, had formerly been Aursness) in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Rolf and Ruth Duesler Aurness. His father was a traveling salesman ...

53. Kenne Duncan

Actor | Night of the Ghouls

Kenne Duncan was born on February 17, 1902 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada as Kenneth Duncan MacLachlan. He was an actor and writer, known for Night of the Ghouls (1984), Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945) and The Astounding She-Monster (1957). He died on February 5, 1972 in Hollywood, California, USA.

54. Duane Grey

Actor | JFK

Duane Grey was born on October 4, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for JFK (1991), Charro! (1969) and Death Valley Days (1952). He died on October 13, 2001 in Eugene, Oregon, USA.

55. Arthur Franz

Actor | Monster on the Campus

Arthur Sofield Franz was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, to Dorothy and Gustave Franz, German immigrants. He was a reliable character actor in many '40s and '50s "B" pictures, often cast as a friendly small-town businessman or professional (as in The Doctor and the Girl (1949)) or the lead's sympathetic ...

56. William Bishop

Actor | Black Eagle

William attended grammar and high schools in New York and New Jersey. Upon graduation, he enrolled at West Virginia University where he planned to study law and played football and tennis. One summer, his uncle got him a job at the Suffern County (in New York) Theatre. He worked with actors ...

57. Paul E. Burns

Actor | Son of Paleface

Paul E. Burns was born on January 26, 1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Paul Edward Burns. He was an actor, known for Son of Paleface (1952), Smoky River Serenade (1947) and Swamp Water (1941). He died on May 17, 1967 in Van Nuys, California, USA.

58. 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...

59. 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.

60. George 'Gabby' Hayes

Actor | Lights of Old Santa Fe

American character actor, the most famous of Western-movie sidekicks of the 1930s and 1940s. He was born May 7, 1885, the third of seven children, in the Hayes Hotel (owned by his father) in the tiny hamlet of Stannards, New York, on the outskirts of Wellsville, New York. Hayes was the son of ...

61. Robert Carson

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Robert Carson was born on June 8, 1909 in Carman, Manitoba, Canada as Robert Samuel Carson. He was an actor, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Hawaiian Eye (1959) and Red Snow (1952). He died on June 2, 1979 in Atascadero, California, USA.

62. Gregg Barton

Actor | Tripoli

Gregg Barton was born on June 5, 1912 in Long Island City, New York, USA as Harold Wilsea Barker. He was an actor, known for Tripoli (1950), Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955) and The Gunman (1952). He was married to Bonita Cooper and Helen Norris. He died on November 28, 2000 in Fallbrook, ...

63. Pierce Lyden

Actor | Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Born in Naponee, Nebraska Father was horse buyer for the U.S. Army, learned to ride horses bareback because parents could not afford saddles. Attended University of Nebraska and the Emerson College of Oratory. Received the "Golden Boot" award in 1992. The city of Orange, California declared a " ...

64. 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 ...

65. Al Hoxie

Actor | Red Blood

American leading man of silent Westerns whose career was much overshadowed by that of his more famous brother Jack Hoxie. He grew up in the backwoods and mountains of Idaho. His older brother had become a champion rodeo rider, a talent he parlayed into early success in cowboy movies. Following in ...

66. Karl Swenson

Actor | The Sword in the Stone

Of Swedish descent, burly, light-haired character actor Karl Swenson was born in Brooklyn and started his four-decade career on radio. Throughout the late 30s and 40s, his voice could be heard all over the airwaves, appearing in scores of daytime serials ("Lorenzo Jones") and mystery dramas ("Inner...

67. Cliff Nazarro

Actor | Forged Passport

Cliff Nazarro was born on January 31, 1904 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for Forged Passport (1939), Ding Dong Williams (1946) and Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942). He died on February 18, 1961 in Ventura County, California, USA.

68. Andy Devine

Actor | Robin Hood

Rotund comic character actor of American films. Born Andrew Vabre Devine in Flagstaff, Arizona, the later-to-be Rotund comic character actor was raised in nearby Kingman, Arizona, the son of Irish-American hotel operator Thomas Devine and his wife Amy. Devine was an able athlete as a student and ...

69. James Seay

Actor | What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Born in 1914, durable, dependable actor James Seay was initially designed for romantic leads after being signed by Paramount in 1940. Caught up in a number of uncredited roles, the actor seemed to fare better as a villain or stern, officious type. Although military service may have taken away any ...

70. George Chesebro

Actor | Wolfblood

George Chesebro was an American character actor who, after a few leading roles in silent films, became an omnipresent bit player in "B" westerns. A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chesebro became involved in traveling stock theater productions before the age of 20, and by 1911 was a seasoned ...

71. Matt Willis

Actor | The Return of the Vampire

After a long film career, he lived a quiet, sober life, returning to his boyhood home area. In 1965 he was employed as an advertising salesman for WQVA, a radio station in Quantico Va. under the supervision of Rick Miller, Sales Manager/Sports Director. He lived with his wife and son Hunter in a ...

72. Johnny Ginger

Actor | The Outlaws Is Coming

Johnny Ginger was born on June 16, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Galen Grindle. He is an actor and writer, known for The Outlaws Is Coming (1965), Alleged (2010) and The Johnny Ginger Show (1960).

73. Hugh O'Brian

Actor | Game of Death

Hugh O'Brian had the term "beefcake" written about him during his nascent film years in the early 1950s, but he chose to avoid the obvious typecast as he set up his career.

O'Brian was born Hugh Charles Krampe in Rochester, New York, to Ohio-born parents Edith Lillian (Marks) and Hugh John Krampe, a...

74. Marshall Reed

Actor | The Madmen of Mandoras

Marshall Reed was born on May 28, 1917 in Englewood, Colorado, USA as Marshall Jewel Reed. He was an actor and producer, known for The Madmen of Mandoras (1963), Mysterious Island (1951) and Riding with Buffalo Bill (1954). He was married to Carlyn Miller. He died on April 15, 1980 in Los Angeles, ...

75. 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....

76. Morgan Wallace

Actor | One Exciting Night

Morgan Wallace was born on July 26, 1881 in Lompoc, California, USA. He was an actor and director, known for One Exciting Night (1922), Dream Street (1921) and The Mouthpiece (1932). He was married to Louise Chapman Wallace. He died on December 12, 1953 in Tarzana, California.

77. Ray Bennett

Actor | Death Rides the Plains

After spending his childhood in San Francisco, Bennett eventually moved to Los Angeles and was residing in Beverly Hills by 1930. From the onset, he had close ties to the acting profession, his mother (Ella Costillo Bennett) being a celebrated drama critic and author. His first acting was in stock ...

78. Rex Lease

Actor | The Cowboy and the Bandit

Born in 1903 (not 1901, according to Social Security records), strapping cowboy actor Rex Lease was initially interested in the ministry when he decided to devote his life instead to acting. In what would be a rollercoaster ride of a career, he set his sights on Hollywood in 1922 and broke into ...

79. Emile Meyer

Actor | Shane

Emile Meyer was born on August 18, 1910 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He was an actor, known for Shane (1953), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and Paths of Glory (1957). He died on March 19, 1987 in Covington, Louisiana.

80. Bert Rumsey

Actor | Gunsmoke

Burtis Harwood Rumsey was born in Butte, Montana on 15 Oct 1892 to Burtis Harwood Rumsey and Hannah Cummins who both died between 1904 and 1910. Burtis married Dona Grace (Douglas) Benneche. He preceded her in death on 6 July 1968 at the Motion Picture Home, Woodland Hills, California and was ...

81. George Mathews

Actor | Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

Burly, craggy-faced tough guy actor George Mathews was brought up in Manhattan and educated in Brooklyn. He had an extensive career on stage, which began in the early 1930s, after he failed to get a job with the US Post Office. Instead, he joined the WPA (Works Progress Administration) Theatre ...

82. Arthur Rankin

Actor | The Great Adventure

Arthur Rankin was born on August 30, 1895 in New York City, New York, USA as Arthur Gibbs. He was an actor, known for The Great Adventure (1921), To Have and to Hold (1922) and The Truth About Husbands (1920). He was married to Marian Mansfield and Mignon Audrey Klemm. He died on March 23, 1947 in ...

83. Charles Le Moyne

Actor | Riders of the Purple Sage

Charles Le Moyne was born on June 27, 1880 in Illinois, USA as Charles Jonathan Lemon. He was an actor, known for Riders of the Purple Sage (1925), Sudden Bill Dorn (1937) and The Rebellious Bride (1919). He died on September 13, 1956 in Hollywood, California, USA.

84. Cliff Lyons

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

Cliff Lyons was an American actor, stuntman and second-unit director, primarily of Westerns, particularly the films of John Ford and John Wayne.

Lyons, the son of Garrett Thomas Lyons and Wilhamena Johnson Lyons, was raised on a South Dakota farm, though his family lived for a time in Memphis, TN, ...

85. Dick Curtis

Actor | Racing Luck

Tall, hulking character actor Dick Curtis spent years at Columbia Pictures menacing everyone from cowboy star Charles Starrett to the slapstick team of The Three Stooges. Curtis, unlike many movie villains, showed a genuine flair for comedy--especially physical comedy--in his many appearances in ...

86. Buzz Barton

Actor | Pals of the Prairie

Buzz Barton was born on September 3, 1913 in Gallatin, Missouri, USA as William Andrew Lamoreaux. He is known for his work on Pals of the Prairie (1929), The Bantam Cowboy (1928) and Cyclone Kid (1931). He was married to Thelma Doyle. He died on November 20, 1980 in Reseda, California, USA.

87. Lew Meehan

Actor | The Hunted Men

Lew Meehan (birthname James Llewellyn Meehan)was born September 7, 1890 in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota and died on August 10, 1951 in Los Angeles, California. His film career began in 1921 and ended in 1944, albeit he appears in a stock footage montage, as a police car driver (from "Waterfront Lady" ...

88. Forest Burns

Actor | The Invisible Monster

Forest Burns was born on January 15, 1914 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Forrest G. Burns. He is known for his work on The Invisible Monster (1950) and Cimarron Strip (1967). He died on November 13, 1994 in Denver, Colorado, USA.

89. Mitchell Rhein

Writer | Howdy Mate

Mitchell Rhein was born on June 16, 1900 in New York, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Howdy Mate (1931), The Cat's Paw (1931) and The DuPont Show with June Allyson (1959). He died on September 23, 1977 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.

90. Ray Teal

Actor | Ace in the Hole

Most familiar to TV audiences as no-nonsense Sheriff Roy Coffee on the long-running western series Bonanza (1959), Ray Teal was one of the most versatile character actors in the business. In his almost 40-year career he played everything from cops to gunfighters to sheriffs to gangsters to a judge ...

91. Alan Wells

Actor | Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Alan Wells was born on March 23, 1926 in Benzonia, Michigan, USA as George Alan Wells. He was an actor, known for Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957), The Great Missouri Raid (1951) and Cape Fear (1962). He was married to Barbara Lang and Claudia Barrett. He died on June 14, 2008 in Reno, ...

92. Bill Clark

Actor | Bonanza

Bill Clark was born on February 11, 1919 in Alabama, USA as Earl William Clark. He is known for his work on Bonanza (1959) and Young Fury (1964). He died on June 7, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

93. Gregg Palmer

Actor | Zombies of Mora Tau

Norwegian by heritage and a San Franciscan by birth, brown-haired, brown-eyed Gregg Palmer (born Palmer Lee) broke into show biz as a radio announcer. After an early '50s stint as a contract player at Universal, he turned to freelancing, closing out the decade by starring and co-starring in a ...

94. Frank McGrath

Actor | The Reluctant Astronaut

Frank McGrath was born on February 2, 1903 in Mound City, Missouri, USA as Benjamin Franklin McGrath. He is known for his work on The Reluctant Astronaut (1967), Wagon Train (1957) and The War Wagon (1967). He was married to Libby Quay Buschlen. He died on May 13, 1967 in Hollywood, California, USA.

95. Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams

Actor | The Desperadoes

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 ...

96. Fred Hoose

Production_manager | Western Mail

Fred Hoose was born on March 4, 1868 in Burlington, Vermont, USA. He was an actor and production manager, known for Western Mail (1942), Outlaw Trail (1944) and Wild Horse Stampede (1943). He died on March 12, 1952 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.

97. Charles King

Actor | Outlaws of the Plains

In films since childhood (as a teenager he appeared in The Birth of a Nation (1915)), Charles King played a variety of roles in silent films, and even made a series of comedy shorts for Universal in the 1920s. However, it was as a villain in sound westerns that King achieved his greatest fame. In ...

98. Art Davis

Actor | Rolling Down the Great Divide

Art Davis was born on May 31, 1913 in Paradise, Texas, USA as Oather Davis. He was an actor, known for Rolling Down the Great Divide (1942), The Texas Marshal (1941) and Tumbleweed Trail (1942). He died on January 16, 1987 in Bloomburg, Texas.

99. Bill Elliott

Actor | Old Los Angeles

Born Gordon Nance in 1904 on a farm in Pattonsburg, Missouri -- a small town about 60 miles northeast of Kansas City -- the future "Wild Bill Elliott" grew up around horses. His father was a commissioner at the Kansas City Stockyards. and at age 16 Elliott won a first-place ribbon in that city's ...

100. James Alexander

Actor | Jack and the Beanstalk

James Alexander was born in Indiana, on May 20, 1914. He appeared in only a few motion pictures during his brief career and did not start acting until he was 38 years old, with his film debut in the 1952 motion picture "Jack and the Beanstalk", starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

His later credits...

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