2005 Festival Guests

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Russell Arms

Singing star of TV's "Your Hit Parade" from 1952-57.
He was also featured in B westerns with Gene Autry, Charles
Starrett, Lash La Rue and others.

 

 

Claudia Barrett

Claudia was a leading lady to some of the great western leading men such as Monte Hale and Allan "Rocky" Lane.

She also appeared in the cult classic "horror film", "Robot Monster".

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Roman Gabriel

After establishing a record-breaking career in football (the NFL's most valuable player in 1969), this former quarterback made his presence known in Hollywood appearing opposite John Wayne and Rock Hudson in "The Undefeated" and several TV shows such as "Perry Mason" and "Gilligan's Island".

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Dorothy Green

She guested on many classic western TV shows such as "Bonanza", "Gunsmoke",
"Wyatt Earp", "Sugarfoot" and "Wagon Train".

Ms Green also starred in memorable movies like "The Big Heat",
"It Happened at the World's Fair" and "Face of a Fugitive".

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Ty Hardin

Starred as the rugged "Bronco Layne" on that popular TV series
from 1958-62. He was also featured in such films as
PT 109, The Chapman Report, and Merrill's Marauders.

Biography / Film Credits

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Marie Harmon

Saddled up with such B western stars as Roy Rogers,
Jimmy Wakely, and Sunset Carson. Also appeared
with Hugh Beaumont in one of his pre-"Beaver" Michael
Shayne
mysteries.

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Dick Jones &
Nancy Gilbert

Reuniting at the Memphis show will be TV's "Buffalo Bill, Jr" (Dick Jones) and his kid sister, Calamity (Nancy Gilbert).

Dick has also appeared on so many other western TV shows and films they are almost too numerous to count.

Dick is also famous for supplying the voice to a classic Disney character - Pinocchio!

Dick Jones

Biography / Film Credits

Nancy Gilbert

Film Credits / Biography

 

 


Barbara Knudson

Barbara has a lot of popular 1950s television shows guest appearances to her credit:
Gene Autry, Lone Ranger, Sky King, Hopalong Cassidy,
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, etc.

She also appeared in such films as "Meet Danny Wilson",
"The Lady from Texas" and "Union Station".

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Marjorie Lord

Ms. Lord was a veteran of several Broadway plays and films before she gained stardom as Kathy Williams, Danny Thomas' wife on the classic family TV series, "Make Room for Daddy".

Among her varied film credits are "The Strange Mrs. Crane", "Masked Raiders" and

"Sherlock Holmes in Washington".

Biography / Film Credits

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Donna Martell

A familiar face to fans of western films and TV series, Donna has over 2 dozen films to her credit.  In her screen debut, she appeared with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans in "Apache Rose".

She also appeared in "Abbott and Costello meet the Killer, Boris Karloff" and the "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger" TV series.

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Denny Miller

"Tarzan" himself will be swinging into the Memphis show next year!

Denny has appeared in dozens of films and TV series including the hilarious "The Party" with Peter Sellers and was a regular on the popular "Wagon Train" series.

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Tim O'Connor

Tim's face should be immediately recognizable to TV viewers since he was one of the most highly sought-after character actors thoughout the 60s, 70s and 80s.

He was a regular on "Peyton Place" and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century".

Biography / Film Credits

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Tom Reese

Tom Reese has become known as one of the great heavies in Hollywood.  Because he was "so good" at playing those roles, he was approached to play a wide variety of roles - from multiple appearances on "Gunsmoke" and "Bonanza" to playing a villain with an iron-plated skull in "Murderers' Row".  However, he was not restricted to those roles - Tom gave an emotionally powerful performance as the Apostle Thomas in "The Greatest Story Ever Told".

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Kasey Rogers

Kasey Rogers will always be identified as "Louise Tate", the boss's wife on the fondly-remembered "Bewitched" TV series but she has also had some impressive film credits as well - including playing opposite Bob Hope in "My Favorite Spy", the classic sci-fi film, "When Worlds Collide"and a strong pivotal role in what many consider Alfred Hitchcock's greatest work, "Strangers on a Train" (from which the above image on the right was taken).

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William Smith

With almost 300 film and TV roles to his credit, William Smith is one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood!

He is oftentimes called upon to play the villain but will always be remembered as Ranger Joe Riley on the popular "Laredo" western series.

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Lana Wood

Lana has been a part of the Hollywood scene since she was a child actress and played opposite her sister, Natalie, in the classic western, "The Searchers".

After that, Lana's career took off on its own - she was in films like "Grayeagle" and "Demon Rage" and after making several TV guest appearances on shows like "Bonanza" and "Have Gun, Will Travel", she was a regular on "Peyton Place" and "Capitol".

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