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Al "Lash" LaRue

Born: June 14, 1917, Gretna, Louisiana
Died: May 21, 1996 (age 78), Burbank, California

Lash La RueAlfred (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 quick quiz?

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.

  • True or False?

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 name?

  • Cheyenne Kid
  • Wyoming Whip
  • Cherokee

4. Although the horse he used was at times called "Rush" and "Black Diamond" in his films, it was actually the same horse--Black Diamond.

  • True or False?

5. What 1947 film did LaRue play Trigger Malone?

  • Headaches
  • Touchdown
  • Heartaches

6. In the Westerns that LaRue was the lead character, who played his sidekick, Fuzzy?

  • William Fawcett
  • Wade Boyd
  • Al St. John

7. Between 1949 and 1961, who published a series of Lash LaRue comic books.

  • 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 movie?

  • 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, Glendale, California


  1. True
  2. Eddie Dean
  3. Cherokee
  4. True
  5. Heartaches
  6. Al St. John
  7. Fawcett Comics
  8. Cheyenne Takes Over
  9. King of the Bullwhip
  10. Sheriff Johnny Behan
  11. Angels on your pillowCremated, ashes are believed to be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California

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