Al "Lash" LaRue
Born: June 14, 1917, Gretna, Louisiana
Died: May 21, 1996 (age 78), Burbank, California
(Lash) LaRue was a movie actor noted for his roles in low-budget
Westerns. He made over seventy-five movies and starred in his own
television series. He looked more like a bad guy than a cowboy hero
wearing an all black outfit while sporting his Main weapon, an 18-foot
bullwhip coiled at his holster.
What do you know about Al "Lash" LaRue? Whip into this
1. LaRue was different from the usual cowboy hero of the era; dressed
in black, he spoke with a "city tough-guy" accent, somewhat
like that of Humphrey Bogart, whom he resembled.
2. In Song of Old Wyoming (1945), one of his first movies, LaRue
plays the Cheyenne Kid. Who is the star of the film?
- Tex Ritter
- John Wayne
- Eddie Dean
3. In The Caravan Trail (1946) , what is LaRue�s character
- Cheyenne Kid
- Wyoming Whip
4. Although the horse he used was at times called "Rush"
and "Black Diamond" in his films, it was actually the same
5. What 1947 film did LaRue play Trigger Malone?
6. In the Westerns that LaRue was the lead character, who played his
- William Fawcett
- Wade Boyd
- Al St. John
7. Between 1949 and 1961, who published a series of Lash LaRue comic
- Marvel Comics
- Wild West Comics
- Fawcett Comics
8. In this 1947 film, Cheyenne has been ordered to take a vacation so
Fuzzy has him go to a ranch of a friend. When they arrive at the El Lobo
ranch, they find that his friend is dead and they want no visitors. In
town, Cheyenne finds out that the man called Dawson is an impostor who
is trying to take over the ranch for himself. What was the film?
- Cheyenne Takes Over
- Son of Billy the Kid
- Wyoming Homecoming
9. In this 1959 Western, Marshals Lash and Fuzzy have been sent to
bring in the masked whip wielding El Azote. When Lash displays his
ability with his whip, he is hired to impersonate El Azote. This
eventually brings the two together for the climatic whip fight. What was
- The Black Lash
- Son of Billy the Kid
- King of the Bullwhip
10. In the TV series "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp",
what Tombstone character did LaRue play in two episodes in 1959?
- Sheriff Johnny Behan
- Johnny Ringo
- Billy Clanton
11. Where is Lash LaRue buried
- Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
- Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, California
- Cremated, ashes are believed to be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park,