There were round driftwood sticks (or logs) laying around.       - Ernie Adams Glenn did a brief stint as a heavyweight boxer (Eddie Dean says Glenn was a protégé of Jack Demsey until he broke his hand) and worked briefly as a deputy sheriff in New Mexico. Glenn Strange was born on August 16, 1899 and died on September 20, 1973. Still, it’s safe for everybody involved in it, if they do what he tells them to do. He was married three times; his third marriage -- to Minnie Thompson Strange -- lasted from the late 1930s until his death in 1973. They tell me Yak got hurt one time over at MGM, a mule fell back on him—on “Boom Town”.

This is on film, he went right over and hit on his nose, in fact, broke his nose. He was one of the most loved guys in the business. He was the fourth child of William Russell Strange & Sarah Eliza Byrd.

It was on one side, then he crossed one there and one here…the handle was right out here in front of my face. An Interview With… In the scene in which the Monster is discovered in a cave, Strange lay immersed for hours in "faked quicksand" (actually cold mud) waiting for the cameras to roll. There was no denying that Glenn Strange, the actual cowboy-turned actor had made a significant impact on his co-stars. Strange was born in Weed, New Mexico Territory,[1] 13 years prior to New Mexico gaining statehood. He had Irish and Cherokee descent through his father.       - Hank Worden Strange was married from 1937 to his death in 1973 to his third wife, Minnie Thompson (1911–2004). Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, CA. He is best remembered for playing Frankenstein's monster in three Universal films during the 1940s and for his role as Sam Noonan, the bartender on CBS's Gunsmoke television series.

Big was to dive at me, he’s to sidestep, hit this bar and crash it, go thru it.       - Jack Elam       - Leo Gordon       - Guy Wilkerson I was still out! You’ll even see him during his later “Gunsmoke” years playing the fiddle at some Dodge City social. That’s where we did a number of the Buster Crabbes, Lee Powell and Jack Randall…right out of there.       - Terry Frost Sadly, he died at the age of 74 due to lung cancer, two years before the coming to the end of the show. Legacy.com enhances online obituaries with Guest Books, funeral home information, and florist links. Glenn can be spotted playing fiddle with Kirk, Mack, Charles Baldra, Charley Sargent and other musicians in such ‘30s B-westerns as “Lawless Range”, “Stormy”, “Westward Ho” and “Cyclone of the Saddle”.       - Richard Devon       - Holly Bane/Mike Ragan       - James Griffith Now here’s old Chuck that ran the café out here with a .38 right in ol’ Bob’s face and he’s just about ready to pull the trigger!       - Dick Curtis (No wonder he looked so natural as Sam the bartender on “Gunsmoke”.)       - James Seay One wound up under the piano. Over the ensuing years Glenn worked with nearly every western star but for whatever reason he was on screen more for Warner Bros., Monogram, Universal and PRC than he ever was for Republic where he only did about 20-21 with several of those being lesser roles in ‘50s A-westerns.

So before they got up there, Jack and Bob Woodward and myself—now Jack wanted to pull this thing. partner, Eddie Dean, sang at the funerals for both Strange On the set of, He was one of the first actors to be asked to play The Creature in, Bart Gill, aka Ike Breeden (as Glen Strange), Tough Hit by Joaquin at Bachelor's Party (uncredited), Harry, Fiddle Player and Band Leader (uncredited), Ambush Posse Member / Henchman (uncredited), Master of Ceremonies (as Glen 'Peewee' Strange). In those days you couldn’t shoot unless you had the sun. In 1975, two years after Strange's death, his Gunsmoke costar Buck Taylor named his third son Cooper Glenn Taylor after Strange.

GS: I got my leg broke. Hathorn, Billy (2013). Big says, “Now, I wanna tell you somethin,” he had his arm up around this old bald-face horse he had, ol’ Comanche, “By God, don’t you get tough with me or I’ll throw this damned old horse at you.” What made it so funny, Big was about strong enough to do it! Glenn's cause of death was lung cancer.

His father was a bartender and later a rancher. Legacy.com is the leading provider of online obituaries for the newspaper industry.       - Gregg Barton You always go eat and come back and finish it. [2], Strange appeared twice as Jim Wade on Bill Williams's syndicated western series geared to juvenile audiences The Adventures of Kit Carson. On September 20, 1973, at age 74, Strange died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California. Jim, Do you know something we don't? In the late 1920s, Glenn and his cousin, Taylor M…       - John Cliff Associated With In House of Frankenstein and two other films, he played the role that had been originated by actor Boris Karloff in the famous 1931 movie Frankenstein. We went to Arizona in early 1930, some independent company. And that’d be the finish of it. Although “Hard Hombre” was released first, “Wild Horse” was filmed a month or so prior, but released later in ‘31. On the set of House of Dracula (1945), Lon Chaney, Jr. got him extremely inebriated. Well, they’re always pullin’ a stunt on somebody, and Big would sure pull one on you.       - Strother Martin Sam the bartender on “Gunsmoke”. Born: 16-Aug - 1899.       - Ted Adams The Frankenstein monster.

      - Jack Ingram The pony I was ridin’ was about a half quarter horse. Born August 16, 1899, in Weed, NM, of Irish-Cherokee parentage, his father was a bartender and a rancher. I think that’s really a measure of a man.”, On the 1/21/74 episode of “Gunsmoke”, Robert Brubaker as Floyd has replaced Sam.       - Mort Mills I was laying there seeing these other horses turning over me.       - Frank Ellis       - Tom Bay And he’s throwin’ knives 20 feet!” Director says, “Well, he can’t see close but he sees well over there!” ‘Course they finally had to tell me it was a gag…‘cause I wasn’t gonna get back up there! Strange was of Irish and Cherokee descent and was a cousin of the Western film star and narrator Rex Allen.

Prolific B-western badman Glenn Strange sat down in Burbank, CA, with four guys on June 16, 1965, for a lengthy discussion of his life in movies. Kitty left Gunsmoke due to the death of Glen. We went to the Fort Worth Fat Stock Show. Smiley Burnette sings it in “El Dorado Pass” (‘48). (Laughs) Now this director (Charles Vidor) didn’t like any foolishness at all, he was strictly everybody-pay-attention-to-what-I’m-doin’.       - Morgan Woodward

Get biography information about Glenn Strange on tcm.com.       - Gerald Mohr During the wave of monster-related merchandising in the late 1950s and 1960s, it was often Glenn Strange's iconic image used for the Monster on toys, games and paraphernalia, most often from his appearance in the Abbott & Costello film.       - Bud Osborne Sig and Sam (Neufeld) were a couple of wonderful guys…Bert Sternback…we’d do a lot of these small westerns in a week…8 and 10 days. At the funeral, he really helped me get through it. His first wife was Flora Hooper of Duncan, Oklahoma. The way he said it and the look in his eyes was so comforting to me. (Laughs) Puny and Pee Wee—and we never lost those names, not ever. Strange first appeared on Gunsmoke in 1959 and assumed several roles on the long-running program before he was permanently cast as the stolid bartender. He threw a chair at me, I ducked and it stuck in the back bar and stayed there! And she says, “Well, he stinks!” (Laughs) And that made me mad and I said, “Well, I hadn’t noticed you smellin’ like a rose!” (Laughs) Of course, everyone’s dyin’ (with laughter). To hear the complete audio interview with Glenn Strange, locate the Image DVD “Tales of Frankenstein”. In 1959, he appeared in another western syndicated series, Mackenzie's Raiders, in the episode entitled "Apache Boy". I’ll be forever grateful to him for that. Glenn passed away on September 20, 1973 at the age of 74 in Los Angeles, California,. Glenn’s first “Gunsmoke” was “Old Faces” in March ‘61, but he didn’t become a regular as mild mannered, craggy-faced Sam the barkeep for Miss Kitty until the next season’s shows in Fall ‘61. A singing, songwriting cowboy by trade, Glenn collaborated on various tunes with western actor. We had to dance together. There was seven of us and nobody got hurt! They’re shooting over his shoulder into the coach on me.       - Jan Merlin       - Al Taylor At various times in his life a rancher, deputy sheriff and rodeo performer, this huge, towering (6' 5\") beast of a man was born George Glenn Strange in Weed, New Mexico, on August 16, 1899, but grew up a real-life cowboy in Cross Cut, Texas. The Dead-eye Kid as       - Trevor Bardette He’d buttered a piece of bread, started to take a bite. Strange is interred at Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills Cemetery.       - Fred Kohler

      - Kenne Duncan He also appeared as the monster with Abbott and Costello on their “Colgate Comedy Hour”. Strange could barely walk straight after the day's shooting. Bob was tellin’ Jack about me, he says, “I’ve taken all off this guy I’m gonna take!     - Archives, Silent Western Reviews In 1942, he appeared in The Mad Monster for PRC, a poverty row studio. Strange was cast twice on Kirby Grant's western aviation adventure series, Sky King, as Rip Owen in Stage Coach Robbers (1952) and as Link in Dead Giveaway (1958). Glenn so loved Jim.       - Charles Stevens       - Le Roy Mason Dick Foran, who had just lost his nose to cancer, said to me, “He was one of the best human beings on the face of this good earth.” (A few months later Dick was gone.) For instance, he’d hook a four-up to a wagon, then come down a road and you’d see him bend ‘em, he had a way of pulling the king pin which let the horses loose and he’d go with the horses and the wagon would just pick itself up and wrap itself around a tree. "Roy Bean, Temple Houston, Bill Longley, Ranald Mackenzie, Buffalo Bill, Jr., and the Texas Rangers: Depictions of West Texans in Series Television, 1955 to 1967", "Secrets Of TV's The Rifleman: More Than Just Guns And Good Times: Stagecoach Driver (Glenn Strange)", http://www.westernclippings.com/heavies/glennstrange_charactersheavies.shtml, https://boblitton.wordpress.com/tag/pocahontas-descendants/, "Glenn Strange, Actor, Dies; Was 'Gunsmoke' Bartender", https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JT41-TQ9, Glenn Strange appears on Abbott and Costello's television program, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Glenn_Strange&oldid=983209087, Burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 22:01. Of course, they had to get the wardrobe girl for the girls! I was chasin’ a stagecoach. The guy can’t even read that damn menu!       - Ian MacDonald I just reached around, caught his hand and splat—just ground it in (his face).


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