My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

One of these days / Neil Young Stunts to Stars /  A Small Fraternity:  Richard Farnsworth Richard W. Farnsworth (September 1, 1920 – October 6, 2000) was an American actor and stuntman. His film career began in 1937; however, he achieved his greatest success for his performances in The Grey Fox (1982) and The Straight Story (1999), …

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Richard Farnsworth favorite Song: Skyball Paint Performed by Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers “No I didn’t audition, I didn’t even know David Lynch till the week before I started the film.” “I worked with Cecil B. DeMille quite a few times.” “I worked for John Ford, Howard Hawks, Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh – …

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‘Still waters run deep’ they say. Richard Farnsworth has proven to be well with no bottom. Incredibly, though Richard Farnsworth film history was somewhat overwhelming, much/most information about his first 37 years in the film industry as Stuntman/Stunt rider/Extra is almost unknown and “uncredited”. Another amazing feature of Farnsworth’s work is the number of Film Classics he worked in, including Gone …

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Laurens Walking – from Soundtrack of The Straight Story Richard Farnsworth / 1920 – 2000 – IMDB Mini Biography By: Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net> (qv’s & corrections by A. Nonymous) An American stuntman who, after more than 30 years in the business, moved into acting and became an acclaimed and respected character actor, Richard Farnsworth was a …

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Billy Miner – Sang by Garry Fjellgaard “In 1901, after 33 years in San Quentin, Bill Miner “The Gentleman Bandit,” was released into the Twentieth Century” Notice anything funny about the posters above? The image on the right is reversed. Why? I have no idea. I saw the Grey Fox when it came out in 1982. …

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