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Tom Tyler

Born: August 9, 1903, Port Henry. New York
Died: May 1, 1954 (age 50), Hamtramck, Michigan

Tom Tyler was an American actor in silent and sound motion pictures.

What do you know about Tom Tyler? Enjoy this FUN Western Trivia quiz. "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Film and TV Westerns1. Tom Tyler was born August 9, 1903 in Port Henry, New York. What is his birth name?

  • Bill Burns
  • Chet Yance
  • Vincent Markowski

2. While simultaneously working as a western hero, he was also a weight-lifting champion. Once considered the strongest man in America, he won the national AAU weight-lifting championship in 1928 (he lifted 760 lbs.) and made the 1928 U.S. Olympic team.

  • True or False?

3. A young man's father is murdered and the man convicted of the crime escapes prison, leaving a note intimating that seven local men know the real killer's true identity. The murdered man's son sets out to locate the seven men and find his father's slayer. What is the 1931 movie?

  • West of Cheyenne
  • The Phantom of the West
  • The Canyon of Missing Men

4. In 1941, he took on perhaps his most famous role as the eponymous hero. Who was the hero?

  • Captain Marvel
  • Captain Magic
  • Batman

5. Hit by health problems, he was reduced to taking supporting roles in movies. What was the crippling disease?

  • MS
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tuberculosis

6. In 1935, first appeared in a "Three Mesquiteers" movie.  From 1941 to 1943 he appears in the series as Stony Brooke. In the 1935 film, who is the character Tom Tyler plays?

  • Emmett Dalton
  • Sundown Saunders
  • Tom Denton

7. What is the 1930 film where Tom plays Curly Bill's Henchman (uncredited)?

  • Drums Along the Mohawk
  • Frontier Marshal
  • The Night Riders

8. He appears in the 1948 "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon."  What was his character?

  • Cpl. Mike Quayne
  • Sergeant Quincannon
  • Captain Nathan Brittles

9. Tom appears in the 1939 Western "Stagecoach."  Who did he play in the film?

  • Ringo Kid
  • Nathan Brittles
  • Luke Plummer

10. In 1953, he plays a minor role in an Edmund O'Brien Western. What is the movie?

  • Cow Country
  • Sky King
  • Cowboy G-Men

11. What was Tyler's cause of death?

  • Heart attack
  • Cancer
  • Accident

12. Where is Tom Tyler buried?

  • Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Check Your Answers


Tom Tyler [Answers]

  1. Vincent Markowski
  2. True
  3. The Phantom of the W
  4. Captain Marvel
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis
  6. Sundown Saunders
  7. Frontier Marshal
  8. Cpl. Mike Quayne, Leader of Paradise River Patrol
  9. Luke Plummer
  10. Cow Country
  11. Heart attack
  12. Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan
    Plot: Sec. 15 Lot 51

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