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Ben Johnson

Born: June 13, 1918, Foraker, Oklahoma
Died: April 8, 1996 (age 77), Mesa, Arizona

Ben Johnson was an American motion picture actor, mainly in Westerns. He was also a rodeo cowboy, stuntman, and rancher.

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Ben Johnson1. What was the first film that Ben Johnson gets screen credit?

  • The Outlaw
  • Nevada
  • 3 Godfathers

2. He was the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association's Steer Roping World Champion in 1953.

  • True or False?

3. At 23, Johnson married Carol Elaine Jones in 1941, and they were married for 53 years until her death on March 27, 1994.

  • True or False?

4. In 1948 Fort Apache, who did he ride as his stunt double (uncredited)?

  • John Wayne
  • George O'Brien
  • Henry Fonda

5. What was his character's last name in John Ford's She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Rio Grande?

  • Smith
  • Tyree
  • Thompson

6. Learning of their ability as experienced horsemen, Mormon Elder Wiggs, hires Travis Blue and Sandy Owens to guide a small group of Mormons across the West to the San Juan River country in southeastern Utah Territory, in 1849.
Who did Ben play?

  • Blue
  • Wiggs
  • Owens

7. The Last Picture Show won Academy Award in Best Actor in a Supporting Role category for Ben Johnson.

  • True or False?

8. What year was he inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City?

  • 1980
  • 1982
  • 1984

9. What was the name of Chisum's sidekick in the 1970 film Chisum with John Wayne played by Ben Johnson?

  • James Pepper
  • Dan Nodeen
  • Sheriff Brady

10. This Western TV series lasted one season in 1966. Ben Johnson was a cast member with actor Buck Taylor.
What was the series?

  • The Hardees
  • The Monroes
  • The Big Country

11. What was Johnson's cause of death?

  • Heart attack
  • Car accident
  • Lung cancer

12. Where is Ben Johnson buried?

  • Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Arizona
  • Pawhuska Cemetery, Pawhuska, Oklahoma
  • Sylmar Memorial Cemetery, Sylmar, California.
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Ben Johnson

  1. 3 Godfathers
  2. True
  3. True
  4. Henry Fonda
  5. Tyree
  6. Blue
  7. True
  8. 1982
  9. James Pepper
  10. The Monroes
  11. Heart attack
  12. Angels on your pillowPawhuska Cemetery, Pawhuska, Oklahoma
    Plot: Section 2, Row 12
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