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