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Also Known As: Bob Bradbury Jr., Robert North Bradbury Jr., Robert Steele, Bob Bradbury Jr. Died: December 21, 1988
Born: January 23, 1906 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Pendleton, Oregon, USA Profession: actor

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone (1994) Deputy Sam
2.
 Nightmare Honeymoon (1973) Charlie
3.
 Skin Game (1971)
4.
 something big (1971) Teamster No. 3
5.
 Rio Lobo (1970) Deputy sheriff
6.
 The Great Bank Robbery (1969) 1st guard
7.
 Hang 'Em High (1968)
8.
9.
 Town Tamer (1965) Vigilante
10.
 The Bounty Killer (1965) Red
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Milestones close milestones

1920:
Film acting debut in "The Adventures of Bob and Bill" (with his twin brother Bill)
1927:
Debut as cowboy film actor
1960:
Television acting debut in "F Troop"

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father:
Robert North Bradbury. Director.
brother:
Bill Bradbury. Actor. Twin.

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The son of director Robert N. Bradbury, Bob Steele began his show-business career early: he was part of his family's vaudeville act at age two, and toured with them all over the West Coast. His short stature and scrappy nature were things that many young western fans could identify with and his films were quite popular. Steele often ventured into other genres, and gave acclaimed performances over the years, often playing against his "good-guy" cowboy image in such classic films as Of Mice and Men (1939) - in which he received some of the best reviews of his career as the sadistic Curley - and The Big Sleep (1946), and he was especially memorable as a cold-blooded mob triggerman in The Enforcer (1951). As Steele got older he became a familiar face to TV fans as a guest star in many, if not most, of the western series at the time, and at age 59 he landed the part he is best known for: the aging but cantankerous Trooper Duffy, who at the drop of a hat would began reminiscing about his fighting "shoulder to shoulder with Davy Crockett at the Alamo" in the western comedy series "F Troop" (1965). After a few more film appearances (including an impressive one as a remorseful member of a lynching party in Hang 'Em High (1968)), Steele retired from the screen in 1973. Bob Steele's long career, spanning more than 50 years and including appearances in more than 150 films, came to an end in 1988, when he died after a lengthy illness.

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