Born Louis Burton Lindley, Jr. better known by his stage name Slim Pickens,
was a rodeo performer and a film and television actor. He is best remembered
for his comic roles, notable in Dr. Strangelove (1964), Steven Spielberg’s 1941
(1979), and the 1974 Mel Brook’s film Blazing Saddles. In 1982, Pickens was
inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame in Oklahoma. He was also
inducted into the Pro Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs. Co
for his work as a Rodeo Clown.