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Monte Hale (1919–2009)


American B-Western star and singing cowboy Monte Hale was born Samuel Buren Ely in 1919 in Ada, Oklahoma, to Herod and Helen Ely. He learned to sing and play guitar at an early age. In Houston and later Galveston, Texas, he played for vaudeville shows and local rodeos. During World War II a job as a replacement guitar player with the Stars Over ... See full bio »

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Known For

Giant
Giant Bale Clinch
(1956)
Out California Way
Out California Way Monte Hale
(1946)
Home on the Range
Home on the Range Monte Hale
(1946)
California Firebrand
(1948)

Filmography

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 1959-1968 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Bank Teller / Sgt.
- Uncle Finney (1968) ... Bank Teller
- Blue Horse (1959) ... Sgt.
 1966 The Chase
Dental Delegate (uncredited)
 1959 The Texan (TV Series)
Loomis
- Image of Guilt (1959) ... Loomis
 1958 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Sergeant Bergman
- The Deserter (1958) ... Sergeant Bergman
 1958 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Doyle Fetcher
- The Runaway Wizard (1958) ... Doyle Fetcher
 1954 Yukon Vengeance
Jim Barclay
 1950 Trail of Robin Hood
Monte Hale
 1946 Sun Valley Cyclone
Jeff
 1946 California Gold Rush
Pete - Driver That Quits
 1946 The Phantom Rider
Cowboy Cass [Ch. 1]
 1945 Colorado Pioneers
Cowhand That Quits
 1945 Rough Riders of Cheyenne
Ward Tuttle
 1945 Bandits of the Badlands
Dr. Steve Carson
 1945 The Purple Monster Strikes
Dr. Harvey [Chs. 13-14]
 1945 Oregon Trail
Train Passenger (uncredited)
 1945 Steppin' in Society (uncredited)
 1945 The Topeka Terror
Settler (uncredited)
 1944 The Big Bonanza
The Singer
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Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Roy Barcroft] . . . the most likable, kindly, soft-spoken gentleman you ever crossed trails with. But when the cameras started rolling, he was the meanest, low-down, orneriest son-of-a-gun on the face of the earth. He always made the leading man look really good, no matter with whom he was working. He could always handle his part with the best of actors. See more »

Trivia:

Groomed by Republic to replace Gene Autry, after the cowboy star decided to leave the studio. Monte became a top B-western box office draw in the late '40s along with Autry, Roy Rogers and Eddie Dean, appearing in nearly three dozen westerns in only half a decade. See more »

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Gemini

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