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Also Known As: Died: December 25, 1997
Born: May 11, 1920 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Bethune, Colorado, USA Profession: actor, aircraft plant worker

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion (1997) Uncle Jesse
2.
 Maverick (1994) Old Gambler
3.
 Father and Scout (1994) George Rosebrock
4.
 Delta Fever (1987)
5.
 Return To Mayberry (1986) Briscoe Darling
6.
 Return From Witch Mountain (1978) Uncle Ben
7.
 Welcome To L.A. (1976) Carl Barber
9.
 Mountain Man (1976) Galen Clark
10.
 Hawmps (1976) Colonel Seymour Hawkins
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Raised in Bethune, CO
1940:
Moved to L.A.
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Served in the US Navy during WWII; wounded off Guadalcanal and received medical discharge in 1942
1947:
Film debut, "The Guilt of Janet Ames"
1951:
Played a variety of featured roles on "The Roy Rogers Show" (CBS)
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Appeared as one-half of the outlaw Thompson Brothers on the first season of the ABC Western "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp"
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Played the recurring role of Caleb on "Gunsmoke" (CBS)
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Had recurring role of the musical mountain man Briscoe Darling on "The Andy Griffith Show"
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Played the grandfather on the ABC sitcom "Tammy"
1967:
Portrayed the Texas ranger on the hunt for "Bonnie and Clyde" in Arthur Penn's feature
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Co-starred as Doris Day's father on the CBS sitcom "The Doris Day Show"
1975:
Created role of a crusty lobbyist in the pilot of "Karen", an ABC sitcom starring Karen Valentine; replaced in the role by Charles Lane
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Co-starred on "The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams" (NBC)
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Played Uncle Jesse on "The Dukes of Hazzard" (CBS)
1986:
Again appeared as Briscoe Darling in the NBC TV-movie "Return to Mayberry"
1994:
Final feature, a small role in "Maverick"
1997:
Reprised role of Uncle Jesse for "Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion" (CBS)
1997:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December
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Education

Colorado State University: Denver , Colorado -

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wife:
Tippy Pyle. Survived him.

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brother:
Willie Pyle.
son:
David Pyle. Survived him.
son:
Tony Pyle. Survived him.

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