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Who Am I?
Western Actors

These are all well known Western actors.  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!

Trivia powered by Prof. Walter1. I was born September 3, 1913 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  My rich baritone voice got me increasingly more work. In 1942, I was in This Gun for Hire. The movie made me a star.  In 1953, I was in Shane. In 1964, I died in Palm Springs, California, of an acute overdose of alcohol and sedatives at the age of 50.
Who Am I?

  1. Jack Palance

  2. Van Helflin

  3. Alan Ladd

2. I was born Harry Leonard Albershart on September 22, 1909 in Mishawaka, Indiana. My film career started in 1929 with my role in Not Quite Decent. From 1929 through 1936 I appeared in twenty four films. My first successful film in that category was King of the Royal Mounted, the 1942 film serial adaptation of Zane Grey's King of the Royal Mounted, in which I had the lead role. I was the voice of Mr. Ed from 1961 to 1966. "That's right Wilbur." I retired after 1966, and was residing in Woodland Hills, California at the time of my death due to cancer on October 27th, 1973.
Who Am I?

  1. Alan Young

  2. Allan "Rocky" Lane

  3. Larry Keating

3) On April 21, 1915, I was born in Chihuahua, Mexico.  My father rode with Pancho Villa, but later moved to Los Angeles and became an assistant cameraman at a movie studio.  As a young man I boxed professionally to earn money, then studied art and architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright, both at Wright's Arizona residence and his Wisconsin studio, Taliesin.  My first films were in 1936.  My supporting role as Zapata's brother won me an Oscar.

 

I was the first Mexican-American to win any Academy Award. I won my second Oscar for Best Supporting Actor by portraying the painter Gauguin in Vincente Minnelli's Van Gogh biopic, Lust for Life (1956).  The award was remarkable as I was onscreen for only 8 minutes.  I died aged 86 in Boston, Massachusetts from pneumonia and respiratory failure while suffering from throat cancer shortly after completing my role in his last film, Avenging Angelo (2002).
Who Am I?

  1. Marlon Brando

  2. Rod Steiger

  3. Anthony Quinn

4) It is believed I was born on June 20, 1926 in Kingston, Texas. In June 1942, shortly after my 16th birthday (sister Corrine adjusted my birth date so I appeared to be 18 and legally allowed to enlist. During World War 2, I served in Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. I was awarded a battlefield commission to second lieutenant, which elevated me to the Platoon Leader position. For my actions near Holtzwihr France, January 26, 1945, I was awarded the Medal of Honor.

 

My third movie, Bad Boy (1949 film), gave me my first leading role. I also starred in the 1951 adaptation of Stephen Crane's Civil War novel, The Red Badge of Courage, which earned critical success. I showed great discomfort in playing myself in To Hell and Back. In 1959, I starred in the western No Name on the Bullet, in which my performance was well-received despite being cast as the villain, a professional killer who managed to stay within the law.

 

Just after noon on May 28, 1971, during Memorial Day weekend, I was killed when my private plane crashed into Brush Mountain, (Virginia), near Catawba, Virginia, 20 miles west of Roanoke.  On June 7, 1971, I was buried at Arlington National Cemetery with a full-honors ceremony.
Who Am I

  1. Bill Mauldin

  2. Jack Kelly

  3. Audie Murphy

5) I was born on June 13, 1918 in Foraker, Oklahoma. My movie career began with the controversial Howard Hughes film The Outlaw. Throughout the 1940s I found work wrangling horses and doing stunt work involving horses. Director John Ford. Ford hired me for stunt work in the 1948 movie Fort Apache, and as the riding double for Henry Fonda. My first credited role was in Ford's 3 Godfathers, and Ford then suggested me for a role in the 1949 film Mighty Joe Young; I played 'Gregg', opposite Terry Moore. Ford cast me in two of the three films that have come to be known as Ford's cavalry trilogy, all starring John Wayne: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), and Rio Grande (1950); both roles showcased my riding ability. In 1950, Ford also cast me as the lead in Wagon Master (1950), a small film that was one of Ford's favorites. I would win an Academy Award for my performance as 'Sam The Lion' in The Last Picture Show.
Who Am I?

  1. Harry Carrey, Jr.

  2. Ben Johnson

  3. Mark Reynolds

6) On June 4, 1936, I was born in Chicago, Illinois.  The poet Archibald MacLeish was my uncle.  My first appeared on screen, for an uncredited role, in the 1960 film Wild River. I then appeared, as a guest star, in several popular 1960s television shows, including Route 66, Naked City, Sea Hunt, Surfside 6, 77 Sunset Strip, The Outer Limits, and several others. In 1964, I had a film role in Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte. I was the enemy and killer of John Wayne's character in The Cowboys. I play Frank Harlow - Bill's abusive father in HBO's Big Love.
Who Am I?

  1. Bill Paxton

  2. Ben Johnson

  3. Bruce Dern

7) I was born Charles Gebhart on December 12, 1891 in Vincennes, Indiana. In 1907, I joined the US Army at age sixteen, after my mother signed a release form authorizing my enlistment. I was initially assigned to "Troop G", "6th Regiment", US Cavalry. My first starring role was in The Last Straw, released in 1920. I had more than 160 film credits to my name, in a career that began in 1918.

 

I was one of the 492 victims of the 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire in Boston, Massachusetts, dying two days after the November 28 blaze. For years, legend held that my fatal injuries were the result of me going back into the burning building to save victims, but it is now known that I was trapped in the fire. My daughter, Maxine Jones (b. 1918) married Noah Beery, Jr. in 1940.
Who Am I?

  1. Tex Ritter

  2. Bill Crosby

  3. Buck Jones

8) I was born on November 2, 1913 in New York City, New York. My father was a postman. I grew up in East Harlem and spent much of my time on the streets, where I developed great interest and skill in gymnastics while attending the DeWitt Clinton High School. Later, I worked as a circus acrobat until an injury forced me to give up the profession.

 

During World War II, I joined the United States Army and performed with the USO.  In 1953, I played one of my most famous roles with Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity. Who can't forget the beach scene.  My work was recognized in 1960 when I won the Academy Award for Best Actor, a Golden Globe Award, and the New York Film Critics Award for my performance in Elmer Gantry.  I died in his Century City apartment in Los Angeles from a third heart attack on the 20th of October, 1994, at the age of 80.
Who Am I?

  1. Kirk Douglas

  2. John Wayne

  3. Burt Lancaster

9) On November 3, 1921, I was born Charles Dennis Buchinsky in Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania.  I was the 11th of 15 children born to a Lithuanian immigrant father and a Lithuanian-American mother.

 

In 1943, I joined the United States Army Air Forces and served as an aircraft gunner in the 760th Flexible Gunnery Training Squadron, and in 1945 as a B-29 Superfortress crewman with the 39th Bombardment Group based on Guam. In 1951, I had my first film role, an uncredited one, as a sailor in You're in the Navy Now. In 1958 I was first cast in my first lead role in Roger Corman's Machine-Gun Kelly, a low-budget, though well received, gangster film. In 1961 I was nominated for an Emmy Award for his supporting role in a TV episode with the title Memory in White.

 

In 1968 I starred as Harmonica in Once Upon a Time in the West.  One of my most memorable roles came when I was over the age of 50, in Death Wish (1974).  On August 30, 2003 I died of pneumonia while suffering from Alzheimer's disease at Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Who Am I

  1. Charles Bronson

  2. Clint Eastwood

  3. Lee Van Clef

10) I was born on April 10, 1921 in Brooklyn, New York. I left college after two years, and in 1942 enlisted in the Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  I spent most of the war as a tank-warfare instructor, stationed at Camp Campbell, Kentucky, and later at West Point, New York. I am one of only 12 athletes in the history of American professional sports to have played for both Major League Baseball and in the NBA.

 

My first screen role was in the 1952 Tracy-Hepburn film Pat and Mike.  I starred in 1957's Old Yeller as Mr. Sanderson.  I played a polio victim in an iron lung on the CBS's drama, The Millionaire. I'm best known for my ABC Western from 1958 to 1963.  I died in Los Angeles at the age of 71, of pneumonia stemming from lung cancer.
Who Am I

  1. John Crawford

  2. Paul Fix

  3. Chuck Connors

Western Actors
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