Born: January 21, 1902, Palestine, Texas
Died: May 2, 1984 (age 82), Longview, Texas
Ballew (real name Sykes Ballew) was
an American actor, singer, and orchestra leader.
1) Ballew dubbed John Wayne's singing voice in
Riders of Destiny (1933), which is generally considered to be the first
2) In 1936, what film did he play Slim?
- Palm Springs
- Las Vegas
3) A Westerner in the Union Army discovers that
gold shipments from the West are being captured by Southerners. What is
this 1937 film where Ballew plays Bill Gibson?
- Apache Gold
- Navajo Ways
- Western Gold
4) Singing cowboy Randy (Smith Ballew) shows up at
Mrs. Blake's ranch. She is beset by bad guys, and Randy loves her
daughter Janet. Roll Along, Cowboy (1937) is based on a novel.
Who wrote the novel?
- Wade Phillips
- Zane Grey
- Ted Baxter
5) Cowboys and cows amidst Hawaiian scenery and
song. Smith Ballew plays Jeff Howard. What is this 1938 movie?
- Hawaiian Buckaroo
- Hawaiian Cowboy
- Hawaiian Range Rider
6) In Rawhide (1938), baseball superstar
Lou Gehrig is one of several ranchers being coerced by a bunch of
bandits. His sister and her lawyer/lover organize the ranchers. Ballew
is Larry Kimball.
7) Marion Scott (Dave O'Brien), honorably
discharged WW II soldier, in "civvies" and carrying a suitcase
containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown
of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he
encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond (Kay Aldridge), who
is running away from her stuffed-shirt fianc�e, Alvin Bailey (Smith
Ballew) and has taken his car without permission. What is the 1945
- The Long Ride Home
- The Man Who Walked Alone
- Quick, Let's Get Home
8) What is the 1948 film that he plays Band Singer
(as Smith Ballew and the Sons of the Sage)?
- Under Utah Skies
- Under Arizona Skies
- Under Texas Skies
9) Who does Smith Balley plays in the 1948 film Tex
Granger, Midnight Rider of the Plains?
- 'Marshal' Blaze Talbot
- Timmy Perkins
- Rance Carson
10) His last movie is in 1951 with the non credited
role as Captain. What is the movie?
- To Hell and Back
- The Red Badge of Courage
- Back Home
11) Where is Smith Ballew buried?
- Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California
- Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Texas
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale,