Caption: Still of Burt Reynolds, James Arness, Amanda Blake, Ken Curtis and Milburn Stone in Gunsmoke (1955)
Actor, Soundtrack, Producer
Born: July 2, 1916
Star sign: Cancer
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Known for: Gunsmoke (1955), Ripcord (1961), The Searchers (1956), Robin Hood (1973)
Considering the kind of scruffy, backwoods, uneducated, Deep-South hillbilly types he played, many people would be surprised to hear that Ken Curtis wasn't actually born in the south but in the small town of Las Animas, Colorado, the son of the town sheriff. They would probably be even more surprised to learn that he began his show business career ...