(Laughs) He was as big as (James) Arness! It had been up but the water had receded. You’ll even see him during his later “Gunsmoke” years playing the fiddle at some Dodge City social.

Poor little ol’ gal had her nose jammed right in my vest pocket. Glenn came to “Gunsmoke” when he met James Arness in ‘59. In 1932, Strange had a minor role as part of the Wrecker's gang in a 12-part serial, The Hurricane Express, starring John Wayne. Remains: Buried, Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, CA.       - Jan Merlin       - Marshall Reed I just turned and walked toward the door. He was to fall that horse here (indicating with a finger) and we’d go right by him. (Chuckles) To show you how things work out, I got up and grabbed the gun, I’d lost my gun which I’d had out and was shooting, and my hat, and got on this horse as he was getting up and rode about 40-50 feet out of camera range and fell on my face.

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. GS: I got my leg broke. Then the Hoppys took better than two weeks, sometimes 3 weeks.

      - Henry Silva Besides outlaws, he was Dick Foran’s buddy, Pee Wee, in several of Foran’s Warner westerns and portrayed sheriffs in several films as well, such as Bob Baker’s “Honor of the West”.     - Page 2 (1950-1979). Strange played the Monster a third time in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948), with Chaney, Jr. as the Wolf Man and Bela Lugosi in his second screen appearance as Count Dracula. He is the great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandson of Pocahontas & John Rolfe.       - Douglas Kennedy In those days you couldn’t shoot unless you had the sun.

      - Tom Bay Jim, Do you know something we don't?       - Kenne Duncan Strange also appeared in character with Lou Costello in a haunted house skit on The Colgate Comedy Hour as well as making a gag publicity appearance as a masked flagpole-sitter for a local Los Angeles TV show in the 1950s.       - John Milford       - James Gregory       - Leo Gordon I was chasin’ a stagecoach.       - Morgan Woodward       - Jack Elam       - Steve Brodie       - Lane Bradford       - Claude Akins       - Jack Ingram Veteran of nine serials including “Flash Gordon”.       - R. G. Armstrong Rex Elvie Allen (December 31, 1920 – December 17, 1999), known as "the Arizona Cowboy", was an American film and television actor, singer and songwriter; he was also the narrator of many Disney nature and Western productions. I hit the floor a-screamin’! I came in, walked around behind Bob.

      - Byron Foulger A heart attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked. On September 20, 1973, at age 74, Strange died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California. Every old-time western actor or stuntman still around was there.       - Lafe McKee Glenn worked for a while as a rodeo rider, which is where he picked up the nickname Pee Wee.       - Ted de Corsia     - Page 1 (1910-1949) I jumped this horse off of this cliff—and I tried to leave him, but it’s a little hard if you’ve never tried this, when a horse is falling and you’re falling with him, you try to get off him—but I did somehow and I never straightened up.

Glenn started in radio in El Paso in 1928, eventually hooking up with the Arizona Wranglers, a group who at the time included musician/actors Jack Kirk and Cactus Mack. He’d made all these wild rides in this coach and they came to the place where they were shooting a closeup of me over Starrett’s shoulder…he was on a parallel on his horse. Legacy.com is the leading provider of online obituaries for the newspaper industry. But most of all, 6' 3" Glenn Strange was a B-western badman in over 200 features. I just will not take any more off of him! I said, “I don’t know. Dick Foran’s sidekick “Pee Wee”. But that (joke) like to backfired! This is on film, he went right over and hit on his nose, in fact, broke his nose. The pony I was ridin’ was about a half quarter horse. shotgun guard on the stagecoach, he's the one Once, when Steve Clemente was throwin’ knives at me in a short, he had me pinned to this board. In 1952, he was cast in the role of Chief Black Cloud in the episode "Indian War Party" of the syndicated The Range Rider.       - John Cliff The next time he pulls a stunt like this there’s gonna be trouble, that’s all!” Now they tell me all they’re gonna say and we’ve got it all made up what we’re gonna do.       - George Macready He picks up this menu and he goes (makes like he can’t see it)…he holds it up here and he holds it out here and over here—Ye Gods! For one picture Strange remembers Buck Jones insisting he stay in bed on the second day of shooting when Glenn awoke with the flu.         - Archives, Will "Sugarfoot" Hutchins The director says (affecting accent) “Villiams, what’s-a-matter wit you?” Vidor was always bawlin’ everybody out.

      - Zon Murray While still appearing in scores of westerns, Strange won over the horror audience by becoming the Frankenstein monster in three Universals—“House of Dracula”, “House of Frankenstein” and “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein”. Sam the bartender on “Gunsmoke”. Gunsmoke (1961-1973)as Sam / Sam Noonan / Bartender / Sam Noonan - Long Branch Bartender / Sam, The Bartender / Card Player, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)as Monster, House of Dracula (1945)as The Frankenstein Monster, Your email address will not be published. He threw a chair at me, I ducked and it stuck in the back bar and stayed there! "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. 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.

Celebrities and Notable People Who Have Had Coronavirus. There were round driftwood sticks (or logs) laying around. What they did—they got a table together, Jack and Bob and the two girls. What a hurt I had! (“Last Stand” ‘38 —ed.) She was a little ol’ short thing. He was married three times; his third marriage -- to Minnie Thompson Strange -- lasted from the late 1930s until his death in 1973. (Gibson bought the Baker Ranch and Rodeo in April ‘30.).       - Budd Buster George Glenn Strange (August 16, 1899 – September 20, 1973) was an American actor who mostly appeared in Western films and was billed as Glenn Strange. He had Irish and Cherokee descent through his father. Topic: Jokes and Gags— I don’t like it.” They said, “Look,” and they let him throw a few at a chalk mark on the board and he stuck every one of ‘em right in that mark. It overflowed the church. I never stunted very much, I just stunted a little-while and then started trying to act… and I’m still trying. Many stars can do stunts, but (the studio) can’t afford to let ‘em try, if anything happens, they’re in Dutch. That was just a freak accident thing, but I’m talking about things he would rig up. Born: 16-Aug - 1899. One time, on a Foran picture up at Chatsworth, we were coming right down between two rocks, just about room for a horse and man to get through. Jumped this log with me, and when he lit on the other side, his feet hit on one of these driftwood sticks and the thing rolled out from under him. (Director) Breezy Eason knew me real well, the producer knew me real well, so they said, “Most people know you as Pee Wee, we’ll just call you that.” Breezy was a good director, as well as a second unit man. In 1969, The New York Times mistakenly published Boris Karloff's obituary with Glenn Strange's picture as the Frankenstein monster.       - Lee Marvin I was still rodeoing when Warners pulled me over there with Foran.

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