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Broncho Billy Anderson

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1) On March 21, 1880, where was Max H. Aronson born?Broncho Billy Anderson

  1. New York City

  2. Little Rock, Arkansas

  3. St. Louis, Missouri

  4. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2) What was his first Western?

  1. Last Train to Yuma

  2. The Great Train Robbery

  3. The Little Train Robbery

  4. 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".

  • True or False?

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 studio?

  1. Essanay Studios

  2. Fox

  3. MGM

  4. Disney

5) Writing, acting and, directing most of these movies, Anderson also found time to direct a series of “Alkali Ike” comedy Westerns.
Who was “Alkali Ike“?

  1. Augustus Carney

  2. Andy Clude

  3. John Montgomery

  4. 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 together?

  1. Bill the Lawyer

  2. A Lucky Dog

  3. The Come Back

  4. Home Again

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?

  1. A Cowboy's Vindication

  2. Broncho Billy's Redemption

  3. Broncho Billy's Adventure

  4. 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?

  1. Steve Crumm

  2. Henry S. Schley

  3. Johnny Crawford

  4. Ted Mack

10) When was he inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum?

  1. 1935

  2. 2002

  3. 1982

  4. 1962

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?

  1. January 20, 1971

  2. February 20, 1971

  3. March 20, 1971

  4. April 20, 1971

12) Where is Broncho Billy Anderson buried?

  1. Cremated, ashes are kept in a vault at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory, Los Angeles, California

  2. Forest Lawn Cemetery (Hollywood Hills) Los Angeles, California

  3. Woodland Hills Cemetery, Woodland Hills, California

  4. Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, California

Broncho Billy Anderson
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1) B. 2) B. 3) True 4) A. 5) A. 6) B. 7) True 8) B. 9) C. 10) B. 11) A. 12) A. Plot: Vaultage

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