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PostSubject: June 27 Birthday Wishes   Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:26 am

John McIntire [1907 - 1991]

Billy Curtis [1909 - 1988]

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PostSubject: Re: June 27 Birthday Wishes   Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:41 pm

Howdy Manco!!

John McIntire was one of the most iconic western t.v. stars in Hollywood. Making his first big screen appearance when he was 40 years old in, The Hucksters, he went on to appear in 65 films during his career, like Winchester 73, The Far Country, Apache, Two Rode Together, Rough Night In Jericho and Rooster Cogburn. Probably more famous for his t.v. roles, he replaced Ward Bond in 1961, after Bond's death, as Chris Hale, the star of Wagon Train, until 1965. In 1967, after Lee.J.Cobb left the Virginian and his replacement ,Charles Bickford died after one season, The network once again turned to John McIntire to head up the cast of The Virginian as Clay Grainger.. He was married to Jeanette Nolan, who co-starred on The Virginian as .Mrs Grainger. Their real life son, Tim McIntire, who guest starred on both series, preceded them in death. All three are interred in Tobacco Valley Cemetary in Tobacco Valley, Montana, where John McIntire was raised.

Billy Curtis' career spanned 1938-1988, 50 years in film. He suffered from dwarfism and was only 4 feet 2 inches. One of his first appearances, was as a munchkin in the 1939 film, The Wizard Of Oz. He also appeared in Superman And The Mole People, The Terror Of Tiny Town, Saboteur and Evil Roy Slade. He was also a stuntman for The Thing From Another World and Dirty Harry. He guest starred on many of the t.v. series of the 50's-70's, like Gunsmoke, The Wild Wild West, Laverne And Shirley and many more. He will be best remembered for his role in High Plains Drifter with Clint Eastwood as the dwarf, who Eastwood appointed Mayor and Sheriff.

Paul Koslo began his career in the 70's with appearances in The Omega Man with Charleton Heston and .Mr Majestyk with Charles Bronson. He also appeared in The Stone Killer and Joe Kidd with Clint Eastwood, as the Mayor in Heaven's Gate and in Rooster Cogburn. Koslo has made several appearances on t.v. series, like The Rockford Files, T.J. Hooker, and The Fall Guy. He is normally cast as a villain and in the mold of John Davis Chandler and Rex Holman, he does a good job of it.

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PostSubject: Re: June 27 Birthday Wishes   Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:25 pm

Billy Curtis also doubled for a lot of child actors during his career, such as Lee Aaker in "Jeopardy"; Gary Gray in "Rachel and the Stranger"; Richard Eyer on "Friendly Persuasion" and most of Eyer's shows as a boy; and as some of the kids in the river scenes in the movie "How the West was Won." Jimmy Hunt said that little people also doubled him and the kids in the Joel McCrea western, The Lone Hand" -- I believe he mentioned one was Billy Curtis.
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