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Ride The High... Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea star in Sam Peckinpah's masterful "Ride the High... more info $5.99was $19.98 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: October 20, 1990
Born: November 5, 1905 Cause of Death: pulmonary complications (flu developed into pneumonia)
Birth Place: South Pasadena, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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While a juvenile, delivered the LOS ANGELES TIMES to Cecil B DeMille and other film people; also watched D W Griffith filming "Intolerance"
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Broke into film industry holding horses for William S Hart and Tom Mix
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Acted on stage at Pomona College and Pasadena Playhouse
1922:
Worked as extra, stuntman, and bit player in silent pictures
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Made brief appearances in the films, "Penrod and Sam" and "A Self-Made Failure"
1928:
Signed contract with MGM
1929:
Film acting debut in "The Jazz Age"
1929:
First leading film role in "The Silver Horde"
1930:
Signed contract with RKO
1933:
Purchased first 1,000 acres of his eventual 3,000-acre spread in Thousand Oaks, CA
1934:
Made first of five films co-starring Miriam Hopkins, "The Richest Girl in the World"
1934:
Made first of six films co-starring Barbara Stanwyck, "Gambling Lady"
1937:
First actor to play Dr. Kildare on screen in "Internes Can't Take Money"
1941:
Made first of three key films with writer-director Preston Sturges, "Sullivan's Travels"
1944:
Made primarily Westerns after starring in "Buffalo Bill"
1953:
Travelled to England to make one of his few late-career non-Westerns, "Shoot First/Rough Shoot"
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Starred and co-produced TV western series, "Wichita Town"
1962:
Made last feature film for many years, "Ride the High Country"
1969:
Inducted into the Hall of Fame of Great Western Actors in Oklahoma City
1976:
Last acting appearance, "Mustang Country"
1985:
Appeared as himself in the feature documentary, "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey"
1990:
Last public appearance at a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Pete Wilson in Beverly Hills CA (October 3)

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