WESTERN HERO BORN IN PORTLAND

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Bob Steele - [1907-1988] His main career progressed in 1927, when he was  hired by FBO to star in a series of W… | Cowboy films, Old western movies,  Western movies

COWBOY BORN IN PORTLAND, OREGON | PDX RETRO
Bob Steele (Robert Adrian Bradbury)
(January 23, 1907 – December 21, 1988)

Steele was born in Portland, Oregon, into a vaudeville family.

His parents were Robert North Bradbury and the former Nieta
Quinn. He
had a
twin brother, Bill, also an actor.

After years of touring, the family settled in Hollywood in the
late 1910s, where his father soon found work in the movies,
first as an actor, later as a director.

Steele’s career began to take off in 1927, when he was hired
by production company
Film Booking Offices of America to
star in a series of
Westerns. Renamed Bob Steele, he soon
made a name for himself, and in the late 1920s, 1930s and
1940s starred in
B-Westerns for almost every minor film
studio,

Steele is said to have been the inspiration for the character
"Cowboy Bob" in the Dennis The Menace comic strip.

BILLY THE KID'S FIGHTING PALS (1941) by Sam Newfield, Cinefania
  1941

Hidden Valley (1932) - Watch on Tubi or Streaming Online | Reelgood
1936

Bob Steele Western #3
(1950-1952) Fawcett comic books.


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