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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 June 1910Wolf Point, Montana, USA
Date of Death 20 May 1998Los Angeles, California, USA  (complications from a stroke)
Birth NameOwen Harlan Mickel

Mini Bio (1)

He appeared in a number of John Wayne movies and made headlines in 1953 when he roped Pres Eisenhower as a gag during his inaugural parade. He asked the President's permission first, but Secret Service agents were unamused by the incident. Mr Montana was a fixture on the rodeo circuit in the USA and Canada and also appeared in more than 60 annual Tournament of Roses parades in Pasadena, California, waving to the crowd from a silver saddle.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: <ErwinEAS@AOL.COM>

Spouse (3)

Marilee Young (12 June 1987 - 20 May 1998) (his death)
Eleanor Orlando (10 June 1972 - 1984) (divorced)
Louise Doris Archer (22 September 1933 - 1969) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (3)

Inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame of the Rodeo Historical Society (a support group of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum) in 1989.
Rodeo entertainer & rodeo trick roper.
Son Montie Montana Jr. (born 1935) continues a dynasty started by his father - actor, stuntman, trick rider and roper and rodeo performer. The younger Montana is one of the people responsible for preserving and promoting western arena arts.

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