Ray Corrigan was a physical culturist and very good athlete. He began working in Hollywood, as a physical fitness trainer for movie stars. Bit parts in 1932 led to action roles in the
Undersea Kingdom and
The Leathernecks Have Landed, the same year he began his role as Tucson Smith in Republic Pictures' "Three Mesquiteer" series; he did 24 films in that series before leaving in 1939...See full bio »
(1951) Unsold pilot: Starred with Virginia Herrick, Max Terhune and Bill Hale in western series pilot called "The Buckskin Rangers". The pilot was filmed in color with plots similar to Monogram's Range Busters B-Western series that were shot ten years earlier.
He owned and operated "Corriganville", a working movie ranch in Simi Valley, California. On weekends, it was open to the public. Kids could see stuntmen in wild-west gunfights, and meet stars like Rin Tin Tin and Chief Thundercloud, while dad had a beer in the movie "saloon" (just down the road was the Spahn Movie Ranch...
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