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Also Known As: Died: April 8, 1996
Born: June 13, 1918 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Foreacre, Oklahoma, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1965:
First film with director Andrew V. McLaglen, "The Rare Breed"
1979:
First TV miniseries, "The Sacketts"
1973:
Made TV-movie debut in an adaptation of John Steinbeck's novella, "The Red Pony"
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Occasionally did other work as a stuntman, wrangler and riding double for actors including James Stewart and Joel McCrea during the 1940s
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Played leads again in "Fort Bowie" (1958) and "Tomboy and the Champ" (1961)
1941:
Was hired to deliver a herd of horses to the location shooting of the Western feature, "The Outlaw" (released 1943), at the time being directed by Howard Hawks but later taken over by producer Howard Hughes; ended up working as a stuntman and a wrangler
1989:
Played a leading role in a short film about an aging cowboy, "The Last Ride"
1992:
Appeared on the Arts & Entertainment network's western documentary miniseries, "Legends of the American West"
1996:
Final TV-movie, Showtime's "Ruby Jean and Joe"
1964:
First film with director Sam Peckinpah, "Major Dundee"
1949:
First leading role in a feature, "Mighty Joe Young"
1964:
Last film with director John Ford, "Cheyenne Autumn"
1945:
Made film debut in a bit part in the Abbott and Costello comedy, "The Naughty Nineties"
1948:
Played first major acting role in "Three Godfathers", directed by Ford; film also marked first of six acting appearances with John Wayne and the first of eight with Harry Carey, Jr.
1966:
Played Sleeve on the ABC Western drama series, "The Monroes"
1993:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1948:
Reputedly saved the lives of several crew members during a wagon accident while working on "Fort Apache"; came to the attention of John Ford, who placed him under personal contract
1956:
Returned to features in "Rebel in Town"
1996:
Final screen appearance, "Evening Star"
1953:
Last film for three years, "Shane"; concentrated for a time on his rodeo career; became RCA world champion team roper
1952:
Last leading role for a number of years, "Wild Stallion"
1977:
Received top billing in both "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" and "Grayeagle"
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Went to schools in Ramona and Bartlesville, OK
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Worked as a rancher and performed in rodeos

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