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Who Am I?
Ladies of the Westerns

These are all well known Western actresses.  I will give you some information and you pick the correct celebrity.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

Take 2 points for each right answer.  Maximum this page: 20 points!

1) I was born in Massachusetts on July 4, 1913.  I married a test pilot for Lockheed and he died missing on a flight over the Atlantic after World War II.  I had a short second marriage. I became a secretary. I made about 30 films, of which 8 were westerns starring Tim McCoy, Buck Jones, Tom Tyler and Charles Starrett. FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE
Who am I?

  1. Barbara Weeks

  2. Betty Miles

  3. Sheila Darcy

2) My birth name is Elizabeth Harriet Henninger. I was born in 1910. I lead a very private life and had very little written about me. In 1931, I graduated from USC. In many films I worked as a double and stuntwoman. I even had a chance to star with Tom Keene, Bill Elliot, Hoot Gibson and Ken Maynard. 
Who am I?

  1. Barbara Weeks

  2. Betty Miles

  3. Sheila Darcy

3) I was born as Rebecca Benedict Heffener in 1914. I'm best remembered because of my work in two cliffhangers: I was Volita in Zorro's Fighting Legion (Republic, 1939) and I portrayed the "Dragon Lady" in Terry and The Pirates (Columbia, 1940). I did about thirty films from the mid 1930s to the early 1940s. In her early film work, I was known as Rebecca Wassem. I married movie star Preston Foster (1900-1970) in 1946, and we remained married until his death in 1970.  
Who am I?

  1. Sheila Darcy

  2. Dorothy Fay

  3. Rita Hayworth

4) I was born in 1915 in Arizona. In 1941, I married the man who I made many Western with, Tex Ritter. I died about two months after my one son, John died from a sudden heart attack. 
Who am I?

  1. Betty Miles

  2. Sheila Darcy

  3. Dorothy Fay

5) I was born Margarita Carmen Cansino. Before becoming a star at Columbia Pictures, I did supporting roles and bit parts in a about a half dozen mid to late 1930s westerns starring the Three Mesquiteers, Tom Keene, George O'Brien and Tex Ritter. During this period, I was also laboring in a variety of B films (including entries in the Lone Wolf, Charlie Chan and Blondie series). I was married several times, and my husbands included Orson Welles, Aly Khan and big band singer Dick Haymes.  
Who am I?

  1. Rita Hayworth

  2. Dale Evans

  3. Peggy Stewart

6) I was born in October 1912 as either Frances Octavia Smith or Lucille Wood Smith. My mom told me my I'm Frances, however, my birth certificate says Lucille. I was married at 14 and had one child. I would be married four times. I meet my last husband when I landed the co-star role in The Cowboy and the Senorita in 1944. We were married in 1947. 
Who am I?

  1. Dale Evans

  2. Peggy Stewart

  3. Pauline Moore

7) I was born in 1923 and my family moved to California in the 1930s, and I was lucky enough to play the teenage daughter of Joel McCrea in Wells Fargo (1936). By the 1940s, I was the resident heroine at Republic to cowboy stars Wild Bill Elliott, Sunset Carson, Allan Lane and others. I was married to Republic western hero Don "Red' Barry. 
Who am I?

  1. Dale Evans

  2. Peggy Stewart

  3. Pauline Moore

8) In 1914, I was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. During my early career, I worked in several Broadway plays and worked as a model. I went to Hollywood in the early 1930s, and one of my first screen appearances was as a bridesmaid in Universal's Frankenstein (1931). Various other roles followed including Heidi (1937) with Shirley Temple and portraying Ann Rutledge opposite Henry Fonda in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). I was at Republic Pictures and made a couple of Roy Rogers westerns and the King Of The Texas Rangers serial which starred football great Sammy Baugh. I retired in the early 1940s to rear my three children. I did a few films and TV appearances in the 1950s. 
Who am I?

  1. Peggy Stewart

  2. Pauline Moore

  3. Jennifer Holt

9) I was the daughter of Jack Holt, and the sister of RKO cowboy hero Tim Holt. I made a batch of westerns in the 1940s, primarily at Universal and PRC as the heroine to Johnny Mack Brown, Rod Cameron, Eddie Dean and Lash LaRue. I also played the female lead in a couple of cliffhangers. 
Who am I?

  1. Barbara Weeks

  2. Rita Hayworth

  3. Jennifer Holt

10) I was born Iris Marie Shunn on June 3, 1915 in Iowa. My film career spanned from the early 1930s to the early 1940s. Most of my work was at Columbia Pictures in westerns starring Charles Starrett, Bill Elliott and Bob Allen.  My last films were a couple of sagebrush adventures for Monogram and PRC (Producers Releasing Corporation). 
Who am I?

  1. Barbara Weeks

  2. Betty Miles

  3. Iris Meredith

Ladies of the Westerns
[Answers]

1) A.  2) B.  3) A.  4) C.  5) A.  6) A.  7) B.  8) B.  9) C.  10) C.

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