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Who Am I? TV Western's Woman of the West

What do you know about TV Western's Woman of the West
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1) I was born on January 20, 1937 in Deadwood,  South Dakota.  I played the stereotypical blond, I did graduate from the University of Washington.  In the TV Western The Alaskans, I played Rocky Shaw, a singer, who went to the Gold Rush to find my fame and fortune.  The show lasted one season.  I did another series for Warner Brothers called The Roaring Twenties.  I married director Robert Day and retired from show business to raise our children.

  • Who am I?

2) I called Little Rock, Arkansas home when I was born there on October 5, 1925. Then I was known as Betty Jeanne Grayson. In 1946, I headed to Hollywood and became a leading lady in many of Gene Autry's movies.  He planned to produce a series about a famous woman of the West and hired me to play the lead. I became one of the first TV heroines.  On October 28, 2004, I was inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas.

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3) Victoria Barkley heads her adult brood on the Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley, near Stockton, in the 1870s. Heath is the illegitimate son of Victoria's husband Tom (who is dead at the time of the series). Bank robbers, horse thieves, revolutionaries and land grabbers keep the Barkley's hopping. I played Victoria Barkley. I was born July 16, 1907 in Brooklyn, New York. My real name is Ruby Catherine Stevens. In 1966, I won an Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Emmy Award for playing Victoria. I was 58 years old when I became Victoria, the silvery-haired, indomitable frontier matriarch. I was considered "The Best Actress Who Never Won an Oscar."

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4) In Hartford, Connecticut, I was born on November 18, 1942. In �the Big Valley� I played Audra. As a teenager, I guest-starred on the sitcom �Bachelor Father� starring John Forsythe playing a girl who develops a crush on Forsythe's character. Some twenty years later I co-starred on Dynasty playing Crystal Carrington, who was married to Forsythe's character Blake.

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5) I was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 12, 1950. My parents are actress Rita Oehmen and composer Brian Farnon. I have made guest appearances on TV. In 1981, I played Mary Lou Springer, owner of the Sweetwater newspaper. The series starred James Garner in the short-lived Bret Maverick. I'm married to actor Jameson Parker.

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6) I was born on July 30, 1956 in Orlando, Florida. In 1974 I was Miss Florida. In May 1989, I married actor Gerald McRaney. In 1980, I was on the short-run TV Western The Chisholms.  The series starred Robert Preston and Rosemary Harris. I was one of their children.  However, you best remember me six years later as Suzanne Sugarbaker in the hit Designing Women TV series.

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7) In 1962, I got the role of Miss Lou Mallory in the TV Western The Rifleman.  When the show left the air, I got the role of Rebecca Boone in Daniel Boone.  The series ran from 1964 to 1970. In 1965, I married Martin Colbert. I was born in Fort Worth, Texas on January 15, 1931.

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8) I was born on December 30, 1911 in Los Angeles, California.  In 1935, I married actor John McIntire.  We had 2 children. I began my acting career at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. I made my radio debut in 1932.  When TV came, I kept busy with more than 300 shows. In the One for the Road, episode on Gunsmoke, I played Dirty Sally Fergus. Two years later, CBS-TV produced a half-hour series starring me and Dack Rambo.  I was a hard nosed, boozing, busy body who looked and smelled like a bag lady.

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9) Oldest daughter of John Frankenberg and Mieke van Trigt.  My birth name is Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg and I was born February 15, 1951 in England. I have had several movie roles and TV movies appearances.  However, you best know me as the star of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman

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10) I became the female lead, Lily Merrill, in the early TV Western Lawman.  My film career, I was usually cast as the "other" woman.  I was born in Appalachia, Virginia on December 22, 1927.

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Who Am I?  TV Western's Woman of the West
[Answers]

  1. Dorothy Provine

  2. Gail Davis

  3. Barbara Stanwyck

  4. Linda Evans

  5. Darleen Carr

  6. Delta Burke

  7. Patricia Blair

  8. Jeannette Nolan

  9. Jane Seymour

  10. Peggy Castle

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