Broncho Billy Anderson
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1) On March 21, 1880, where
was Max H. Aronson born?
New York City
Little Rock, Arkansas
St. Louis, Missouri
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2) What was his first
Last Train to Yuma
The Great Train Robbery
The Little Train Robbery
A Daring Daylight Burglary
3) Using the stage name Gilbert M. Anderson, he began to
write, direct, and act in his own Westerns. He became the
first cowboy star of movies through a large collection of
silent shorts in which he was known as "Broncho Billy".
4) In 1907, Anderson and George Kirke Spoor
founded one of the predominant early movie studios. Anderson
acted in over 300 short films for the studio.
What was the
acting and, directing most of these movies, Anderson also
found time to direct a series of “Alkali Ike” comedy Westerns.
Who was “Alkali Ike“?
Al “Fuzzy” St. John
6) He was a
producer with a series of shorts with Stan Laurel, including
his first work with Oliver Hardy.
What was their first
Bill the Lawyer
A Lucky Dog
The Come Back
7. At age 85, Anderson came out of retirement for a cameo role
in The Bounty Killer (1965).
True or False?
8) What was
the first film that Anderson used the character Broncho Billy?
A Cowboy's Vindication
Broncho Billy's Redemption
Broncho Billy's Adventure
The Infant at Snakeville
9) In 1918, Shootin' Mad was
Gilbert Anderson’s last Broncho Billy film.
Who played Broncho
Billy in the 1970 Oscar wining Best Short Subject, Live Action
Subjects film The Resurrection of Broncho Billy?
Henry S. Schley
10) When was he inducted into the Hall of Great Western
Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum?
11) Anderson died at the
age of 90, at a sanitarium in South Pasadena, California.
Anderson was survived by his wife, the former Mollie Louise Schabbleman, and their daughter, Maxine.
When did Maxwell
Henry Aronson die?
January 20, 1971
February 20, 1971
March 20, 1971
April 20, 1971
12) Where is Broncho Billy
Cremated, ashes are kept in a vault at the Chapel of
the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, California
Forest Lawn Cemetery (Hollywood Hills) Los
Woodland Hills Cemetery, Woodland
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles,