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OUTLAW WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1847

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Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847 – April 3, 1882)

Seen by some as a vicious murderer and by others as a gallant
Robin Hood, the famous outlaw Jesse Woodson James was
born on September 5, 1847, in Clay County,
Missouri.


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REMEMBER THIS WESTERN TV SERIES?

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Chuck Connors (1921-1992) and Johnny Crawford (1946-2021)

The Rifleman aired on ABC from September 30, 1958, to
April 8, 1963, as a production of
Four Star Television. It
was one of the first
primetime series on US television to
show a single parent raising a child.

The series starred Chuck Connors as rancher Lucas
McCain and
Johnny Crawford as his son Mark McCain.

The Rifleman was partially filmed in Wildwood Regional
Park
in Thousand Oaks, California.

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Chuck Connors with his Winchester Model 44-40 1892 rifle.


When Connors auditioned for the show, the director suddenly
threw a rifle at him; the former
Major League Baseball player
caught it and got the job. (
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WESTERN TV/FILM ACTOR IS DEAD AT 93

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Clu Gulager (William Martin Gulager)
(November 16, 1928 – August 5, 2022)
 

Gulager first became known for his work in television, appearing
in the co-starring role of William H. Bonney (
Billy the Kid) in the
1960–1962
NBC television series The Tall Man and as Emmett
Ryker in another NBC
Western series, The Virginian.

His first major film role was in Don Siegel‘s The Killers (1964)
with
Lee Marvin and Ronald Reagan in his only movie role as
a villain.

Gulager died Friday of natural causes at the Los Angeles home
of his son John and daughter-in-law Diane.

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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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ANOTHER GREAT TV WESTERN

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The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok
is a
Western television series
that ran for eight seasons from April 15, 1951, through September
24, 1958. The
Screen Gems series began in syndication, but ran
on
CBS from 1955 through 1958, and, at the same time, on ABC
from 1957 through 1958. The
Kellogg’s cereal company was the
show’s national sponsor.

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The Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok starred Guy Madison
(right) as the legendary
Old West lawman (in real life,
also a
gunfighter
) U.S. Marshal James Butler "Wild
Bill" Hickok, and Andy Devine (left) as his comedy
sidekick, Jingles P. Jones. Devine opened each episode
by shouting “Wiiiiiild Biiiiilll Hickok.” He also delivered
the opening commercial for Kellogg’s Sugar Corn Pops.



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Guy Madison (Robert Ozell Moseley)
(January 19, 1922 – February 6, 1996)

Following his retirement, Madison built a large ranch home
in
Morongo Valley, California. He died of emphysema at the
Desert Hospital Hospice in Palm Springs at the age of 74.

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