Ken Curtis

Ken Curtis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ken Curtis was an American singer and actor best known for his role as Festus Haggen on the long-running CBS western television series, Gunsmoke. Curtis was born Curtis Wain Gates and reared in Las Animas, the seat of Bent County, west of the larger community of Lamar in southeastern Colorado. His father, Dan Gates, was the sheriff. The family lived above the jail and his mother, Nellie Sneed Gates, cooked for the prisoners. The jail is located for historical preservation purposes on the grounds of the Bent County courthouse in Las Animas. Curtis played quarterback for his high school football team. Curtis was a singer before moving into acting, and combined both careers once he entered movies, performing with the popular Sons of the Pioneers from 1949 to 1953 as well as singing with the iconic Tommy Dorsey bandshow more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133992395
  • 9786133992399